December 1 NALP Mailing Rule

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ymmv
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December 1 NALP Mailing Rule

Postby ymmv » Fri Nov 29, 2013 6:27 pm

I understand that we cannot contact firms or judges for 1L summer positions until December 1. Given that it falls on a Sunday this year, am I correct in understanding that we should not place letters for judicial internships in the mail until the following Monday (Dec 2), or is it acceptable to mail them tomorrow (Saturday, Nov 30) given that they will certainly not arrive the same day they are sent?

In other words, is the December 1 requirement for the post office time stamp or for the date the letter is actually received by the courthouse?

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Re: December 1 NALP Mailing Rule

Postby Danger Zone » Fri Nov 29, 2013 9:22 pm

You're over thinking this. Just do it on Monday.

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Re: December 1 NALP Mailing Rule

Postby ymmv » Fri Nov 29, 2013 9:31 pm

Danger Zone wrote:You're over thinking this. Just do it on Monday.


Given that several of the 2 and 3Ls at my school heard back within days of their mailings, and others who mailed weeks later never heard back at all, I'm OK with overthinking this a little.
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Re: December 1 NALP Mailing Rule

Postby Hipster but Athletic » Fri Nov 29, 2013 9:36 pm

ymmv wrote:
Danger Zone wrote:You're over thinking this. Just do it on Monday.


Given that several of the 2 and 3Ls at my school heard back within days of their mailings, and others who mailed weeks later never heard back at all, I'm OK with overthinking this.

just overnight fedex on the 2nd then

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Re: December 1 NALP Mailing Rule

Postby stillwater » Fri Nov 29, 2013 10:41 pm

Danger Zone wrote:You're over thinking this. Just do it on Monday.


This. Just do it on Monday. You won't hear the next day. Plus, you will pretty much automatically disqualify yourself on Dec 1 if you don't follow up with some judges with grades without them asking. The idea behind Dec 1 is to smash and grab an internship and have it locked up without grades and fast. As someone who did what you are doing, one day won't make a difference.

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Re: December 1 NALP Mailing Rule

Postby 2014 » Fri Nov 29, 2013 11:20 pm

Sending them Saturday (assuming snail mail) is fine.




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