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Experience targeting the Florida biglaw market?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jan 11, 2015 7:06 am

I know it's very insular market and tough to crack. Has anyone on this forum had success with getting a 1L SA position from a Florida firm? I know it's already late in the game for summer 1L positions. I'm specifically targeting Miami/Palm Beach County/Tallahassee/Orlando, but would work anywhere. Can anyone else at a Florida/T14 school who has summered at a Florida firm shed some light on whether or not many of these firms hire 1Ls and what type of grades they're looking for?

For what it's worth: lower T14, Top 10%, AA?

ETA: How do you go about applying for multiple offices? Is that proper or discouraged?

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Re: Experience targeting the Florida biglaw market?

Postby Cicero76 » Sun Jan 11, 2015 8:59 am

I'm summering in Miami. FL biglaw is not fun to target. Be ready for a rough ride

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Re: Experience targeting the Florida biglaw market?

Postby runinthefront » Sun Jan 11, 2015 9:15 am

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Re: Experience targeting the Florida biglaw market?

Postby elterrible78 » Sun Jan 11, 2015 9:23 am

Anonymous User wrote:I know it's very insular market and tough to crack. Has anyone on this forum had success with getting a 1L SA position from a Florida firm? I know it's already late in the game for summer 1L positions. I'm specifically targeting Miami/Palm Beach County/Tallahassee/Orlando, but would work anywhere. Can anyone else at a Florida/T14 school who has summered at a Florida firm shed some light on whether or not many of these firms hire 1Ls and what type of grades they're looking for?

For what it's worth: lower T14, Top 10%, AA?

ETA: How do you go about applying for multiple offices? Is that proper or discouraged?


In Miami, Stearns Weaver always takes a handful of 1Ls, so I would check into that. I also know a 1L at my school that interviewed with Bilzin Sumberg over the winter break, so maybe throw an app there as well. Outside of Miami, I'm not at all familiar with the market. Good luck to you, it's a very tough nut to crack.

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Re: Experience targeting the Florida biglaw market?

Postby cookiejar1 » Sun Jan 11, 2015 11:53 am

If you go to UVA, Duke, NU or GULC there's an on tour interview program before OCI that'll allow you to target a handful of Miami firms for 2L summer recruitment. Keep an eye out for that.

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Re: Experience targeting the Florida biglaw market?

Postby mvp99 » Sun Jan 11, 2015 12:11 pm

Its really tough to get Florida Biglaw 1l or 2l.. there are some threads about it here use the search function. Ive friends w great GPAs that almost struck out in florida and had NYC/DC biglaw as a backup. I would suggest you do the same.

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Re: Experience targeting the Florida biglaw market?

Postby lawschool161 » Sun Mar 06, 2016 4:18 am

elterrible78 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I know it's very insular market and tough to crack. Has anyone on this forum had success with getting a 1L SA position from a Florida firm? I know it's already late in the game for summer 1L positions. I'm specifically targeting Miami/Palm Beach County/Tallahassee/Orlando, but would work anywhere. Can anyone else at a Florida/T14 school who has summered at a Florida firm shed some light on whether or not many of these firms hire 1Ls and what type of grades they're looking for?

For what it's worth: lower T14, Top 10%, AA?

ETA: How do you go about applying for multiple offices? Is that proper or discouraged?


In Miami, Stearns Weaver always takes a handful of 1Ls, so I would check into that. I also know a 1L at my school that interviewed with Bilzin Sumberg over the winter break, so maybe throw an app there as well. Outside of Miami, I'm not at all familiar with the market. Good luck to you, it's a very tough nut to crack.



How many 1Ls does Sterns Weaver take? Do you know anyone who has gotten an offer from them yet?

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Re: Experience targeting the Florida biglaw market?

Postby elterrible78 » Sun Mar 06, 2016 1:48 pm

lawschool161 wrote:
elterrible78 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I know it's very insular market and tough to crack. Has anyone on this forum had success with getting a 1L SA position from a Florida firm? I know it's already late in the game for summer 1L positions. I'm specifically targeting Miami/Palm Beach County/Tallahassee/Orlando, but would work anywhere. Can anyone else at a Florida/T14 school who has summered at a Florida firm shed some light on whether or not many of these firms hire 1Ls and what type of grades they're looking for?

For what it's worth: lower T14, Top 10%, AA?

ETA: How do you go about applying for multiple offices? Is that proper or discouraged?


In Miami, Stearns Weaver always takes a handful of 1Ls, so I would check into that. I also know a 1L at my school that interviewed with Bilzin Sumberg over the winter break, so maybe throw an app there as well. Outside of Miami, I'm not at all familiar with the market. Good luck to you, it's a very tough nut to crack.



How many 1Ls does Sterns Weaver take? Do you know anyone who has gotten an offer from them yet?


PM me.

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Re: Experience targeting the Florida biglaw market?

Postby North » Sun Mar 06, 2016 3:23 pm

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