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Struck out at callbacks, whats next/left

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Oct 05, 2009 6:51 pm

So, its been nearly a month since my callback and I still have not heard anything. So, I am taking it as a rejection. If so, I have had 3 callbacks and got rejections from all of them. Apparently its just me... What should I do next? Government jobs? Public interest? Small law firms?

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Re: Struck out at callbacks, whats next/left

Postby smalltown » Mon Oct 05, 2009 6:55 pm

Do you have any experience in public interest or demonstrated commitment to any certain area of it? That might be a way to go. Or do you know anybody in local government offices? It will likely be pretty tough to walk into a public interest office and get a job without any connection or demonstrated commitment to service.

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Re: Struck out at callbacks, whats next/left

Postby IStillPlayVideoGames » Mon Oct 05, 2009 7:01 pm

I'm in the same boat. I just got a rejection from my top firm and the remaining firms I'm waiting to hear from are all reaches.

I was thinking about doing a judical externship again this summer. How is that as an alternative?

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Re: Struck out at callbacks, whats next/left

Postby FutureProsecutor » Mon Oct 05, 2009 7:17 pm

Public interest. They pay less, but it's much less selective. Try for the ACLU.

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Re: Struck out at callbacks, whats next/left

Postby Anonymous Loser » Mon Oct 05, 2009 7:29 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Public interest. They pay less, but it's much less selective. Try for the ACLU.


:shock:

Good call on the anonymity, I wouldn't want to be associated with a post like that either.

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Re: Struck out at callbacks, whats next/left

Postby edgarderby » Mon Oct 05, 2009 7:56 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Public interest. They pay less, but it's much less selective. Try for the ACLU.


AFAIK, the ACLU is actually very selective. Not as much as DOJ or anything, but definitely up there, even in smaller cities.

Correct me if I'm wrong.

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Re: Struck out at callbacks, whats next/left

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Oct 05, 2009 8:04 pm

Is it too late to mass mail the smaller firms?

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Re: Struck out at callbacks, whats next/left

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Oct 05, 2009 8:05 pm

I'm wondering the same thing. About to go 0-6. FML.

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Re: Struck out at callbacks, whats next/left

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Oct 05, 2009 8:25 pm

IStillPlayVideoGames wrote:I'm in the same boat. I just got a rejection from my top firm and the remaining firms I'm waiting to hear from are all reaches.

I was thinking about doing a judical externship again this summer. How is that as an alternative?


I'm about to go 0/7 and I, too, am thinking about doing a judicial externship again. The judge I worked for last summer would definitely try to help me find something. Would this be looked upon poorly? Should I try for shitlaw instead?

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Re: Struck out at callbacks, whats next/left

Postby Hitachi » Mon Oct 05, 2009 8:59 pm

Does Shitlaw hire summer associates?

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Re: Struck out at callbacks, whats next/left

Postby SteelReserve » Tue Oct 06, 2009 9:44 pm

It's amazing that someone who hasn't practiced a day in the legal profession would throw around terms like shitlaw. Get a grip my friend. You struck out at biglaw OCI. You lost the right to talk down to small firms; in fact, I highly recommend you start working on getting a job at one, or else you'll be another regular at jdunderground.




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