Anonymous User wrote:Anonymous User wrote:Anonymous User wrote:Anonymous User wrote:Anonymous User wrote:So, can we all hope that hiring is just *now* beginning to amp up? It's later than other years, but still maybe?
Not in DC. Almost all Big Law has already interviewed or rejected clerk candidates.
What about NY? Or secondary markets?
NYC clerk hiring seems to turn most on your prior relationship with the firm in terms of summer, connection, etc. There just are not many firms looking to hire litigators in NYC right now.
Perhaps this is true on a broad level but as an SDNY/EDNY/COA 2 clerk, my chambers (as well as the chambers of other clerks in my courthouse) have been flooded with firm reception invites since January. This is just a sampling of the firms that have reached out:
Jenner & Block
Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer
Now whether you actually want to work at some of these firms is one thing but I don't think it's completely accurate to say that NYC firms just aren't looking for litigators or that post-clerkship hiring turns exclusively on prior connections.
Right, there have been those recruitment events. But I know a couple places on that list who will not be hiring any post-clerkship lit associates in NYC.