acdisagod wrote:I'm going to get as much of the 1L job search stuff done as I possibly can (resume, cover letter, addresses of firms if I'm feeling ambitious).
What are you using for your firm research? I'm assuming there's something a little more detailed that Google + yp.com?
I know you're not asking me but all firms have their lawyer bios online. I'm an 0L. I spent a few hours trawling the sites and I contacted ppl who went to my UG or who have some similarity to me and I've been emailing them. I have three networking lunches set up so far. I also went to a business networking breakfast and will follow up those contacts. I'm trying to set up some further informational interviews. I've told everyone I know about law school and a few people are putting me in touch with lawyers they know. I have a dinner set up with an ADA and a firm partner (who is a former boss's son in law).
This all happened in the last fortnight. Since you're not in law school already and looking for a job, I'd be ballsy and try to get to people now, while you're still a 'bright young thing' and before you are looking for a job. I'm shocked at how much people seem to want to help me.