2L w/o a job, at this point where should I be applying?

(On Campus Interviews, Summer Associate positions, Firm Reviews, Tips, ...)
Forum rules
Anonymous Posting

Anonymous posting is only appropriate when you are revealing sensitive employment related information about a firm, job, etc. You may anonymously respond on topic to these threads. Unacceptable uses include: harassing another user, joking around, testing the feature, or other things that are more appropriate in the lounge.

Failure to follow these rules will get you outed, warned, or banned.
Anonymous User
Posts: 327453
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

2L w/o a job, at this point where should I be applying?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jan 22, 2018 3:34 am

I do not have a job lined up for my 2L summer. During my 1L summer, I worked in-house at a large corporation. I knew that big law would more than likely be out of the picture because of my dismissal (at best) performance during 1L year. Thank goodness- I raised my GPA up, last semester significantly. I go to a school in the lower t-20, btw.

At this point, where should I be applying? Any other 2Ls in my position?

Anonymous User
Posts: 327453
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: 2L w/o a job, at this point where should I be applying?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:02 pm

Bump.

Same here.

Jay2716

Bronze
Posts: 239
Joined: Sat Dec 08, 2012 6:41 pm

Re: 2L w/o a job, at this point where should I be applying?

Postby Jay2716 » Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:34 pm

That depends on what you want to do and where you want to do it. If you want firm work, you should be networking as much as possible with lawyers in your target market. Many midsized firms hire their SAs in the spring, so it isn’t too late to start networking.

Anonymous User
Posts: 327453
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: 2L w/o a job, at this point where should I be applying?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jan 24, 2018 8:11 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I do not have a job lined up for my 2L summer. During my 1L summer, I worked in-house at a large corporation. I knew that big law would more than likely be out of the picture because of my dismissal (at best) performance during 1L year. Thank goodness- I raised my GPA up, last semester significantly. I go to a school in the lower t-20, btw.

At this point, where should I be applying? Any other 2Ls in my position?

It's MBA recruiting season if you want a paying job. Recruiters will be receptive especially since you have in house experience as well.

In the small chance you go to WUSTL, get careerlink and MBA focus access.

Anonymous User
Posts: 327453
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: 2L w/o a job, at this point where should I be applying?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:23 pm

I'm in the same boat.. and is it just me or does it seem like there's nothing to apply to? Is it just too early for spring?

User avatar
jbagelboy

Diamond
Posts: 10283
Joined: Thu Nov 29, 2012 7:57 pm

Re: 2L w/o a job, at this point where should I be applying?

Postby jbagelboy » Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:17 pm

Take the GRE, apply to other programs, and quit law altogether



Return to “Legal Employment?

Who is online

The online users are hidden on this forum.