Samara wrote: Desert Fox wrote:
Samara wrote:Does NU have a 1L OCI in the spring or is that not a thing ITE? If so, are any of the positions paid? If you want a paid 1L summer job, is it simply a matter of mass mailing the crap out of firms and crossing your fingers?
I read vanwinkle's guide, but I'm still unclear on several aspects of the mechanics. It sounds like OCS isn't allowed to talk to you about it until November and I would prefer to not to be trying to figure this all out during the final weeks of class.
Not many firms come, and almost nobody gets a jerb from it.
Unless you are black, Mexican, or IP with a decent tech background I'd recommend mass mailing when finals end.
I am none of those things, so mass mailing it is. Thanks!
Is the procedure the same as it is for 2L SA mass mailing? Should I only mass mail firms that indicate Yes or TBD for 1L hiring on their NALP form or website? r6_philly mentioned that some firms he contacted for 1L hiring contacted him before 2L OCI for an interview, but I don't want firms thinking I'm too dumb to read their NALP form/website.
There is a little more to it than that. There were probably 15 employers who came to 1L OCI. There was a mix of law firms and corporate employers. I think they all paid, but the range was anywhere from minimum wage to a full prorated SA salary. You really only get an opportunity to interview with 1 or maybe 2 law firms, and the corporate employers get to do pre-selects so they are hit or miss for many people (i don't know anyone who swept the pre-selects).
A decent number of firms also have resume drops posted on symplicity, although most are diversity positions or IP. I also know a few people who got interviews/jobs at large firms through mass mailing.
I got my summer gig through 1L OCI and am not URM or IP. You can PM me if you have a specific question.