Anonymous User wrote:Have people been emailing partners, recruiting coordinators, or applying through postings on firm websites? Or some combination of those?
I'm a bankruptcy clerk looking to join a bankruptcy group so I've been emailing partners of those groups with few responses and the few responses I've got are dings. Bankruptcy work is down dramatically so that doesn't help. I'm starting to apply to general lit as well and thinking I should just email the recruiting coordinators from now on.
I have not had success emailing firm recruiting people directly. In my experience, either there is an open position (post clerkship, entry level, or very junior lateral) that you should apply to directly or the recruiter will tell you that they have no open spots now/yet.
I know a lot of firms will have a section saying interested law clerks should just email them but I feel like that’s a lie.
Has anybody had success with a direct firm recruiter email with no open position?