breaking into biglaw post clerkship but before first year as an associate ends

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breaking into biglaw post clerkship but before first year as an associate ends

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jan 26, 2017 12:06 pm

So, I've been giving this some thought lately. I'm an associate at a small defense firm in my hometown. While I love my current firm in terms of the people, I'm not crazy about some of the work. I'm also not crazy about my location (smallish city--like 200k).

I started at a ttt and made good grades, like, top 5-6%. Transferred to UT/Vandy and did pretty well, graduating with a 3.79 and near the top 10%. then completed a federal district clerkship (think W.D. La.), (N.D. Miss).

I never pursued biglaw seriously. I'm not sure I even want to leave, but, if I did, how could jump into biglaw, or even midlaw, in a larger city? I've been thinking of gunning for another clerkship, but theyre all booked until like 2019...

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Re: breaking into biglaw post clerkship but before first year as an associate ends

Postby 1styearlateral » Thu Jan 26, 2017 12:09 pm

Reach out to alums in your target market.

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Re: breaking into biglaw post clerkship but before first year as an associate ends

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jan 26, 2017 12:26 pm

1styearlateral wrote:Reach out to alums in your target market.


Also consider reaching out to your judge's former clerks who are now in biglaw.

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Re: breaking into biglaw post clerkship but before first year as an associate ends

Postby Lacepiece23 » Thu Jan 26, 2017 3:21 pm

I doubt you'd seriously have much problem with your grades snagging something different after your clerkship. Just network and apply? I'm not really qualified to speak, though. Just my gut feeling. I know my firm would love to have someone like you (secondary market).



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