T14 2L, still unemployed...

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T14 2L, still unemployed...

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Mar 11, 2015 6:50 pm

I'm just wondering - is anyone out there still in this position? Struck out at OCI and mass mailing, can't seem to find any new interviews despite my 200+ mass mailings. Smiling and shaking hands at networking events, writing letters to ask for help and just doing everything I can. My only conclusion is that I must be as abhorrent as toad guts in person. At this point, I'm generally desperate for something, ANYTHING to work out so that I can have some hope of paying off my student loans before I die.

So, is there anyone who's still pushing forward down the same path? Anyone who found themselves here last year? If so, I'd really appreciate any advice you have - I'm feeling like it's game over.

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Re: T14 2L, still unemployed...

Postby suboxoneman » Wed Mar 11, 2015 7:13 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I'm just wondering - is anyone out there still in this position? Struck out at OCI and mass mailing, can't seem to find any new interviews despite my 200+ mass mailings. Smiling and shaking hands at networking events, writing letters to ask for help and just doing everything I can. My only conclusion is that I must be as abhorrent as toad guts in person. At this point, I'm generally desperate for something, ANYTHING to work out so that I can have some hope of paying off my student loans before I die.

So, is there anyone who's still pushing forward down the same path? Anyone who found themselves here last year? If so, I'd really appreciate any advice you have - I'm feeling like it's game over.


1) after almost 2 years of law school, are you still interested in being a lawyer?

2) What sort of career do you envision for yourself?

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Re: T14 2L, still unemployed...

Postby Lawyerrr » Wed Mar 11, 2015 8:42 pm

If you haven't done this already, try applying to compliance positions at investment banks. I'm not sure whether they've already hired for summer internships, but that's an subset of the investment banking industry that's really growing. Maybe something to look into next year.

You could also offer to work for a low wage/for free for some small law firms in your home town. That way, when you do 3L OCI, you can have at least something legal-related on your resume.

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Re: T14 2L, still unemployed...

Postby SquedTheScholar » Wed Mar 11, 2015 9:53 pm

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Re: T14 2L, still unemployed...

Postby mr.hands » Wed Mar 11, 2015 10:00 pm

Get a job w an agency or prosecutor/public defender. Apply for state and fed clerkships, and then you'll have options after you clerk. That's the easiest way to land something after you miss the boat in 2L

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Re: T14 2L, still unemployed...

Postby Desert Fox » Wed Mar 11, 2015 10:06 pm

Lawyerrr wrote:If you haven't done this already, try applying to compliance positions at investment banks. I'm not sure whether they've already hired for summer internships, but that's an subset of the investment banking industry that's really growing. Maybe something to look into next year.

You could also offer to work for a low wage/for free for some small law firms in your home town. That way, when you do 3L OCI, you can have at least something legal-related on your resume.

compliance isnt legal work

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Re: T14 2L, still unemployed...

Postby lawschoolftw » Thu Mar 12, 2015 9:59 am

mr.hands wrote:Get a job w an agency or prosecutor/public defender. Apply for state and fed clerkships, and then you'll have options after you clerk. That's the easiest way to land something after you miss the boat in 2L



This is exactly what I did when I struck out at OCI (I was at a T20). Clerking gives you sort of a do-over when it comes to breaking into firms.

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Re: T14 2L, still unemployed...

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Mar 13, 2015 9:56 pm

OP here. Thanks guys, this is actually pretty useful, and coincidentally enough, I just got my first interview at an investment bank. Appreciate all of your help.




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