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Re: 1L Summer Employment

Postby acrossthelake » Wed Nov 30, 2011 12:19 am

shock259 wrote:In everyone's cover letters, are you including your connections to the area if you are able to? I grew up in the state where I am applying, and I want to add a sentence to the cover letter to point that out. Good idea? My CDO review of the cover letter took that sentence out for reasons unknown to me.

thanks


I am, but I went to undergrad & law school out-of-state, and it's not like I have my K-12 education on my resume.

Antrim wrote:Do not apply to same firm/different city/state, right?

Unless you're applying to a program that has you "list your preferences", or can strongly articulate a good reason for both cities, I wouldn't.

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Re: 1L Summer Employment

Postby shock259 » Wed Nov 30, 2011 4:58 am

All of my stuff is ready to be sent. Just needs stamps. 224 letters. Even with mail merge and modern technology, it took many, many hours to stuff those envelopes.

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Re: 1L Summer Employment

Postby HBK » Wed Nov 30, 2011 5:44 am

Antrim wrote:Do not apply to same firm/different city/state, right?


That advice has gotten staler as the market has gotten worser.

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Re: 1L Summer Employment

Postby thegrayman » Wed Nov 30, 2011 10:44 am

is it bad form to express interest in multiple practice groups? for example, tax & M&A? I am too early in my legal career to really pinpoint exactly what I want to do with myself, do I have to pretend like I am dead-set on one or the other?

Also, if a firm has a corporate practice, and in that practice there are 15 more specific practice areas, do you need to target one of the specific practice areas or can you just say that you are interested in their corporate practice?

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Re: 1L Summer Employment

Postby Dex » Wed Nov 30, 2011 2:31 pm

I printed all my cover letters today for the judicial internships I'm targeting and I realized that my mailmerge included the date (11/30) on it. Is it going to be bad form to have a date before the 12/1 deadline on my actual letter even if I don't send them till 12/1?

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Re: 1L Summer Employment

Postby 03121202698008 » Wed Nov 30, 2011 3:09 pm

Dex wrote:I printed all my cover letters today for the judicial internships I'm targeting and I realized that my mailmerge included the date (11/30) on it. Is it going to be bad form to have a date before the 12/1 deadline on my actual letter even if I don't send them till 12/1?


No, it's fine.

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Re: 1L Summer Employment

Postby shock259 » Wed Nov 30, 2011 3:35 pm

Just dropped all of my 224 letters in the mail. Printing everything, packing the envelopes, and putting stamps on took hours and hours. Hopefully it's worth it.

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Re: 1L Summer Employment

Postby Grizz » Wed Nov 30, 2011 3:36 pm

HBK wrote:
Antrim wrote:Do not apply to same firm/different city/state, right?


That advice has gotten staler as the market has gotten worser.

Not really. If 2L hiring this year has shown us anything, it's that firms are VERY ties sensitive now.

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Re: 1L Summer Employment

Postby Gettingstarted1928 » Wed Nov 30, 2011 6:48 pm

shock259 wrote:Just dropped all of my 224 letters in the mail. Printing everything, packing the envelopes, and putting stamps on took hours and hours. Hopefully it's worth it.


Why didn't you just email?

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Re: 1L Summer Employment

Postby Bildungsroman » Wed Nov 30, 2011 6:53 pm

Jesus, people are sending out 200+ applications? I'm sending out like 30 apps (not applying for judicial internships). Now I'm worrying that I'm not doing enough.

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Re: 1L Summer Employment

Postby thegrayman » Wed Nov 30, 2011 6:54 pm

Bildungsroman wrote:Jesus, people are sending out 200+ applications? I'm sending out like 30 apps (not applying for judicial internships). Now I'm worrying that I'm not doing enough.


this board has a tendency to do that

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Re: 1L Summer Employment

Postby ilovesf » Wed Nov 30, 2011 7:01 pm

Bildungsroman wrote:Jesus, people are sending out 200+ applications? I'm sending out like 30 apps (not applying for judicial internships). Now I'm worrying that I'm not doing enough.

I'm not sending out that many tomorrow. I'm applying for judicial internships in the state CoA and I'm only handing in 6 tomorrow. Partly because I'm also interested in public interest, and my first final is tomorrow, so I couldn't really manage to get more applications ready. If I don't hear back soon, I'm sending out more judicial applications on December 13, and then I'll send out my public interest stuff in January.

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Re: 1L Summer Employment

Postby shock259 » Wed Nov 30, 2011 7:21 pm

I did all judicial internships, and they prefer snail mail.

And it is definitely excessive, but I'd rather lose a few hours of my life and a few $$ and have too many options rather than the alternative.

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Re: 1L Summer Employment

Postby acrossthelake » Wed Nov 30, 2011 8:15 pm

Bildungsroman wrote:Jesus, people are sending out 200+ applications? I'm sending out like 30 apps (not applying for judicial internships). Now I'm worrying that I'm not doing enough.


You've got me beat. I'm sending out ~15 for tomorrow. There are only so many personal statements I can write in time about what I'm going to contribute in terms of diversity and in general to the firm, the profession, and the community as a whole. This is easily way worse than law school apps.

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Re: 1L Summer Employment

Postby Doritos » Wed Nov 30, 2011 8:23 pm

Bildungsroman wrote:Jesus, people are sending out 200+ applications? I'm sending out like 30 apps (not applying for judicial internships). Now I'm worrying that I'm not doing enough.


You should be. I sent out around 300. Had impressive grades. Got an informational lunch (salmon!), callback for a 2 week program in a flyover state and a bunch of "we aren't hiring 1Ls." DO YOU SEE WHAT YOU'RE MISSING?!

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Re: 1L Summer Employment

Postby shock259 » Wed Nov 30, 2011 8:25 pm

I love salmon!

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Re: 1L Summer Employment

Postby Extension_Cord » Wed Nov 30, 2011 8:34 pm

Im not sending anything. I haven't heard a single person talk about this at my school.

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Re: 1L Summer Employment

Postby ph14 » Wed Nov 30, 2011 8:35 pm

Extension_Cord wrote:Im not sending anything. I haven't heard a single person talk about this at my school.


What school are you at?

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Re: 1L Summer Employment

Postby Extension_Cord » Wed Nov 30, 2011 8:35 pm

ph14 wrote:
Extension_Cord wrote:Im not sending anything. I haven't heard a single person talk about this at my school.


What school are you at?


TTT

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Re: 1L Summer Employment

Postby Doritos » Wed Nov 30, 2011 8:39 pm

Extension_Cord wrote:
ph14 wrote:
Extension_Cord wrote:Im not sending anything. I haven't heard a single person talk about this at my school.


What school are you at?


TTT


I'd worry more about grades honestly. Practice exams my friend.

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Re: 1L Summer Employment

Postby Extension_Cord » Wed Nov 30, 2011 8:39 pm

If I go to career services December 12th, would I still have a chance to land something? Keeping in mind the TTT status.

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Re: 1L Summer Employment

Postby ph14 » Wed Nov 30, 2011 8:40 pm

Doritos wrote:
Extension_Cord wrote:
ph14 wrote:
Extension_Cord wrote:Im not sending anything. I haven't heard a single person talk about this at my school.


What school are you at?


TTT


I'd worry more about grades honestly. Practice exams my friend.


Do you recommend sitting down and typing them up in full, or just outlining an answer (or something else)?

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Re: 1L Summer Employment

Postby Dany » Wed Nov 30, 2011 8:44 pm

Bildungsroman wrote:Jesus, people are sending out 200+ applications?

lol

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Re: 1L Summer Employment

Postby Doritos » Wed Nov 30, 2011 9:00 pm

ph14 wrote:
Doritos wrote:
Extension_Cord wrote:
ph14 wrote:What school are you at?


TTT


I'd worry more about grades honestly. Practice exams my friend.


Do you recommend sitting down and typing them up in full, or just outlining an answer (or something else)?


As a 1L? I would type out full answers to a few per class honestly. Then I just issue spotted and outlined an answer. I found torts the most troublesome as far as organization so I typed out more of those exams than other ones but that's just me. I would definitely make sure the first time you actually type out a full law school is NOT on the day it means everything

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Re: 1L Summer Employment

Postby Bildungsroman » Wed Nov 30, 2011 9:15 pm

Dany wrote:
Bildungsroman wrote:Jesus, people are sending out 200+ applications?

lol

This thread spooked me and now I'm cranking out "targeted" cover letters for like 15 more summer positions.




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