1L Summer Employment

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Re: 1L Summer Employment

Postby Peg » Wed Nov 30, 2011 9:41 pm

Yesterday I thought I'd probably have to suck it up and spruce up cover letters and resumes for December 1st.

Tonight I realized I just don't have the time. I'm just going to have to do it over winter break and hope that I didn't make a disastrous decision, especially since I am hoping for a 1L SA position.

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Re: 1L Summer Employment

Postby Grizz » Wed Nov 30, 2011 9:48 pm

lol @ this thread

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Re: 1L Summer Employment

Postby r6_philly » Wed Nov 30, 2011 9:49 pm

Grizz wrote:lol @ this thread


ex post

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Re: 1L Summer Employment

Postby Bildungsroman » Wed Nov 30, 2011 9:57 pm

Grizz wrote:lol @ this thread

Quiet, sad law.

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Re: 1L Summer Employment

Postby Grizz » Wed Nov 30, 2011 10:04 pm

Mainly lol @ the panic. If you want a firm jerb at OCI, doesn't matter what you do, as long as you have something. And everyone gets something. But for some reason, every year the 1Ls forget this.

Now grades. That's a different story.

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Re: 1L Summer Employment

Postby dabomb75 » Wed Nov 30, 2011 10:28 pm

Grizz wrote:Mainly lol @ the panic. If you want a firm jerb at OCI, doesn't matter what you do, as long as you have something. And everyone gets something. But for some reason, every year the 1Ls forget this.

Now grades. That's a different story.


I'm hoping you're right because this is the strategy I'm going with.

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Re: 1L Summer Employment

Postby Ofta3184 » Wed Nov 30, 2011 10:28 pm

For those who have applied to firms, any suggestions on the "Subject" line?

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Re: 1L Summer Employment

Postby Grizz » Wed Nov 30, 2011 10:31 pm

Ofta3184 wrote:For those who have applied to firms, any suggestions on the "Subject" line?

"XYZ Law 1L seeking summer position"

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Re: 1L Summer Employment

Postby Bildungsroman » Wed Nov 30, 2011 10:36 pm

Grizz wrote:Mainly lol @ the panic. If you want a firm jerb at OCI, doesn't matter what you do, as long as you have something. And everyone gets something. But for some reason, every year the 1Ls forget this.

Now grades. That's a different story.

Well, I'd like to get a job this summer that I like.

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Re: 1L Summer Employment

Postby thelaststraw05 » Wed Nov 30, 2011 10:41 pm

Bildungsroman wrote:
Grizz wrote:Mainly lol @ the panic. If you want a firm jerb at OCI, doesn't matter what you do, as long as you have something. And everyone gets something. But for some reason, every year the 1Ls forget this.

Now grades. That's a different story.

Well, I'd like to get a job this summer that I like.


That pays...

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Re: 1L Summer Employment

Postby Bildungsroman » Wed Nov 30, 2011 10:41 pm

thelaststraw05 wrote:
Bildungsroman wrote:
Grizz wrote:Mainly lol @ the panic. If you want a firm jerb at OCI, doesn't matter what you do, as long as you have something. And everyone gets something. But for some reason, every year the 1Ls forget this.

Now grades. That's a different story.

Well, I'd like to get a job this summer that I like.


That pays...

Or qualifies for PI summer funding. Basically, I don't want to intern for a judge.

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Re: 1L Summer Employment

Postby Xifeng » Wed Nov 30, 2011 10:46 pm

I'm only sending one out tomorrow. The rest can wait until after finals.

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Re: 1L Summer Employment

Postby Ofta3184 » Wed Nov 30, 2011 10:54 pm

Grizz wrote:
Ofta3184 wrote:For those who have applied to firms, any suggestions on the "Subject" line?

"XYZ Law 1L seeking summer position"


thanks Grizz!

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Re: 1L Summer Employment

Postby gdane » Wed Nov 30, 2011 10:59 pm

Lol. I sent out one packet to a fed. Dist. Judge and I'm emailing three firms tomorrow.

Ill wait for my grades. Hopefully everything works out. :D

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Re: 1L Summer Employment

Postby beachbum » Wed Nov 30, 2011 11:03 pm

So, how much does the 12/1 date matter, really? I'd like to shoot off some apps to firms in my home market, but is it really gonna matter if I send them 12/2 or 12/3 instead of 12/1? In other words, is 12/1 a strict deadline for firms, or is there a little leeway?

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Re: 1L Summer Employment

Postby Grizz » Wed Nov 30, 2011 11:06 pm

beachbum wrote:So, how much does the 12/1 date matter, really? I'd like to shoot off some apps to firms in my home market, but is it really gonna matter if I send them 12/2 or 12/3 instead of 12/1? In other words, is 12/1 a strict deadline for firms, or is there a little leeway?

Would it help you if I told you that firms aren't as asspie as you?

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Re: 1L Summer Employment

Postby beachbum » Wed Nov 30, 2011 11:39 pm

Grizz wrote:
beachbum wrote:So, how much does the 12/1 date matter, really? I'd like to shoot off some apps to firms in my home market, but is it really gonna matter if I send them 12/2 or 12/3 instead of 12/1? In other words, is 12/1 a strict deadline for firms, or is there a little leeway?

Would it help you if I told you that firms aren't as asspie as you?


I mean, yeah, kinda.

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Re: 1L Summer Employment

Postby Grizz » Wed Nov 30, 2011 11:40 pm

beachbum wrote:
Grizz wrote:
beachbum wrote:So, how much does the 12/1 date matter, really? I'd like to shoot off some apps to firms in my home market, but is it really gonna matter if I send them 12/2 or 12/3 instead of 12/1? In other words, is 12/1 a strict deadline for firms, or is there a little leeway?

Would it help you if I told you that firms aren't as asspie as you?


I mean, yeah, kinda.

There's your answer, brother.

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Re: 1L Summer Employment

Postby jessuf » Thu Dec 01, 2011 12:39 am

You're supposed to send out a personal statement now too? Isn't that what the cover letter is for? Seems redundant.

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Re: 1L Summer Employment

Postby HBK » Thu Dec 01, 2011 12:55 am

Grizz wrote:
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.


I should qualify my statement with an explanation:

Ties are important. But, if you have good ties in more than one market, it's not that big a deal. But, if you have no ties you probably shouldn't apply to the same firms in different cities.

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Re: 1L Summer Employment

Postby Bildungsroman » Thu Dec 01, 2011 12:57 am

Jessuf wrote:You're supposed to send out a personal statement now too? Isn't that what the cover letter is for? Seems redundant.

Wut? I'm not sending out personal statements. I think some diversity hiring programs require stuff like that, but I've yet to see a single mention of a personal statement by either an employer or CSO. I think it would be cruel to subject an employer to the quality of personal statement I would write.

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Re: 1L Summer Employment

Postby Sandro » Thu Dec 01, 2011 4:13 am

Way too concerned about grades to be concentrating on whether or not I send 1L SUMMER JOB stuff now or a week from now.

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Re: 1L Summer Employment

Postby Grizz » Thu Dec 01, 2011 4:22 am

Sandro wrote:Way too concerned about grades to be concentrating on whether or not I send 1L SUMMER JOB stuff now or a week from now.

TCR

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Re: 1L Summer Employment

Postby piccolittle » Thu Dec 01, 2011 9:51 am

Grizz wrote:
Sandro wrote:Way too concerned about grades to be concentrating on whether or not I send 1L SUMMER JOB stuff now or a week from now.

TCR


I feel really pathetic, but it's almost impossible for me to care more about grades than jobs at this point. I know that 1L summer doesn't matter, but I have pretty much convinced myself that I will be lucky to hit median and I have to network my ass off from now until EIP. Somebody help! Give me hope and simultaneously put the fear of god in me about exams, please...

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Re: 1L Summer Employment

Postby HBK » Thu Dec 01, 2011 10:18 am

piccolittle wrote:
Grizz wrote:
Sandro wrote:Way too concerned about grades to be concentrating on whether or not I send 1L SUMMER JOB stuff now or a week from now.

TCR


I feel really pathetic, but it's almost impossible for me to care more about grades than jobs at this point. I know that 1L summer doesn't matter, but I have pretty much convinced myself that I will be lucky to hit median and I have to network my ass off from now until EIP. Somebody help! Give me hope and simultaneously put the fear of god in me about exams, please...


1L summer does not matter, as long as you get something. A lot of firms won't even consider you till you get your grades back anyway. I don't know anybody, anybody, who didn't have some summer job. There are lots of research assistant jobs, firm jobs, and judicial clerkships available. But, if you don't get good grades, it's going to be hard to find much of anything.




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