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Elite D.C. Firm Advice ~ HYS 1L Jobs (no flames)

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:44 am

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Re: Elite D.C. Firm Advice ~ HYS 1L Jobs (no flames)

Postby PeanutsNJam » Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:49 am

If you have "strong background credentials" from HYS, you don't need to build a "strong foundation" in DC. Get a paying firm 1L job if you can. If you can't, do whatever. Then, at the start of your 2L year, since you want to do appellate lit, get a CoA clerkship. With strong grades, shoot for DC Cir. Get a firm job at a firm with a strong appellate lit practice. Done.

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Re: Elite D.C. Firm Advice ~ HYS 1L Jobs (no flames)

Postby AspiringAspirant » Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:53 am

You seem a bit high strung. You should try prestige-chasing in NY instead, you'd fit in even more there

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Re: Elite D.C. Firm Advice ~ HYS 1L Jobs (no flames)

Postby estefanchanning » Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:04 am

3 of Kozinski's clerk's just resigned. You should try replacing them.

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Re: Elite D.C. Firm Advice ~ HYS 1L Jobs (no flames)

Postby cron1834 » Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:15 am

LOL you have a pretty strong sense of what "matters" in "our" profession for someone with 1 semester of law school under their belt.

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Re: Elite D.C. Firm Advice ~ HYS 1L Jobs (no flames)

Postby SolemnMan » Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:19 am

I'm not gonna lie. You write in a very strange and pompous manner.

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Re: Elite D.C. Firm Advice ~ HYS 1L Jobs (no flames)

Postby Nebby » Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:22 am

Anonymous User wrote:Please provide non-flame thoughts on the most desirable 1L D.C. offices that accept 1L SA's from HYS with very strong background credentials. Comments relating to 1L summer jobs being "all the same" are not helpful. Relationships and signaling are key in our profession...at every stage.

Practice areas of interest include Appellate Lit, Transnational M&A, or perhaps Political Law (less-likely). I realize these will generate different lists.

The information you provide will be useful, as Vault is centered around NYC firms. Their rankings are not a good proxy for the D.C. market and relative value of work in D.C. satellite offices of NY firms. Traditional assessments and common wisdom related to D.C. firms does not account for policies against 1L hiring. E.X. Williams and Connelley & Covington do not accept 1Ls in their DC offices. They would be obvious choices otherwise.

Current candidates include the D.C. office of Sullivan and Cromwell, Hogan Lovells, and Perkins Coie (Political Law), among others.

Detailed responses please. This actually matters for those of us interested in building a strong foundation in a particular market.

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Re: Elite D.C. Firm Advice ~ HYS 1L Jobs (no flames)

Postby ausimpv » Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:23 am

If your interviewing skills are anywhere close to how you come across via writing, you’re doomed.

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Re: Elite D.C. Firm Advice ~ HYS 1L Jobs (no flames)

Postby beepboopbeep » Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:24 am

was gonna say this is weak bait but then i refreshed and so many people took it

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Anonymous User wrote:If your interviewing skills are anywhere close to how you come across via writing, you’re doomed.

brave comment "via" anon

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Postby A. Nony Mouse » Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:17 am

Yeah, I de-anoned that one.

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Re: Elite D.C. Firm Advice ~ HYS 1L Jobs (no flames)

Postby pancakes3 » Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:10 am

i wonder which of HYS OP hails from

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Re: Elite D.C. Firm Advice ~ HYS 1L Jobs (no flames)

Postby jimmythecatdied6 » Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:41 am

Folks from Hogan, Sull Chrom and Perkins Coie should be on the look out for an application from a Yalie with a two-page resume. :wink:

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Re: Elite D.C. Firm Advice ~ HYS 1L Jobs (no flames)

Postby jd20132013 » Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:39 am

this sounds more like Harvard to me

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Re: Elite D.C. Firm Advice ~ HYS 1L Jobs (no flames)

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:11 pm

jd20132013 wrote:this sounds more like Harvard to me


Unfortunately, based on my interactions with classmates, I have to agree that this op screams HLS.



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