Minnesota Market: When is it too late to get a 2L SA job?

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Minnesota Market: When is it too late to get a 2L SA job?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 23, 2013 10:03 pm

I'm hoping to get the board's thoughts/advice/personal experience on when it's too late to score a 2L summer associate/law clerk position, for big law firms and mid-size firms in Minnesota. Specially, in either Minneapolis or St. Paul.

I completely struck out at OCI. I am getting very concerned, and the fear of unemployment after law school is eating at my mind. I go to a T20, top 40%. Secondary journal.

I really like the Minnesota legal market.

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Re: Minnesota Market: When is it too late to get a 2L SA job?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 23, 2013 10:18 pm

You should get to networking at this point with professors and lawyers in the community who can get you interviews come 3L year with small to mid-size firms. The good thing is that in Minneapolis, 3L hiring is somewhat common so it's not too late to get a job. The bad news is that top 40% is likely not good enough for big law firms in Minneapolis no matter what you do now--unless you can get a top clerkship, which will require better grades/connections.

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Re: Minnesota Market: When is it too late to get a 2L SA job?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 23, 2013 10:25 pm

^ Thank you.

Yeah, I was planning on clerking. And I am going to give it my all to try and crack into the top 25%.

I just do not feel good at school. All I hear from 2Ls and how they have gotten [x] offer, or accepted [x] offer. I feel like a loser compared to my classmates. I know those talking about OCI offers are a slim minority, maybe 10% of our class? Yet, it still does not feel good.

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Re: Minnesota Market: When is it too late to get a 2L SA job?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 24, 2013 10:06 am

It's not uncommon for 2Ls to clerk for mid-size firm during the year, and then work for them over the summer, and assuming it's a good fit and the 2L does good work, the mid-size firm extends a full-time offer.

That's a longer route, but it's another route.




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