No Job Prospects as 3L - Top 5%

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No Job Prospects as 3L - Top 5%

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Feb 03, 2014 12:21 pm

Any advice regarding what a 3L should do besides the mass mail and network hustle? Well within the top 5% at my T1 (40-50) and didnt have an SA during 2L summer. Just wanted to see what TLS recommends. Had an offer at 2l firm but declined for personal reasons. Should I start looking outside the legal world? Thanks for any advice.
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Re: No Job Prospects as 3L - Top 5%

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Feb 03, 2014 12:46 pm

Same boat, higher ranked at a slightly lower ranked school... SA at firm that didn't extend any offers. I've been applying to small/mid-size firms (10-35 lawyers) since January but just got a bunch of replies "we will keep your resume on file if anything opens up."

Would also appreciate any advice.

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Re: No Job Prospects as 3L - Top 5%

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Feb 03, 2014 6:11 pm

Similar position here. Top 5% at a school in 40-50 range. I've been having some success with informational interviews. Building my network and hoping that something comes through. I'm looking for smaller to midsize litigation firms.

Shockingly, my CDO has been incredibly helpful in introducing me to attorneys at good local firms. They seem to be taking extra interest in me because I've got some solid grades.

Good luck to y'all.

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Re: No Job Prospects as 3L - Top 5%

Postby daryldixon » Mon Feb 03, 2014 6:14 pm

You guys should check out the vale thread. There is some good advice and support in there.

http://top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=192753&start=5075




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