A lot of the students on panels highly recommended networking with lawyers around Boston - they said there's usually at least one event a week. Are these pretty much always in downtown Boston? And have you found these events to be really helpful as well in getting leads on SA's/jobs?
I don't know about SA's but I have heard of these events being helpful in getting leads for other kinds of legal jobs--I can think off the top of my head a 2L who worked at the USAO in Boston (Crim Division) last summer who spoke with an AUSA at a networking event and got the job shortly thereafter.
Networking events are pretty frequent in Boston, and are organized by firms, Boston Bar Association, Mass Bar Association, the Boston Lawyers Group (an org dedicated to promoting diversity in the Boston Legal Community), and various other minority groups such as the South Asian Bar Association of Greater Boston, Mass LGBTQ Bar Association, etc. Since I'm a busy 1L w/o a car, it is a pain to get to these events, which usu. take place on weeknights. However, a lot of affinity groups at BC Law bring lawyers on campus for frequent career panels, and I HIGHLY recommend attending, if only for the free food, LOL! When you attend the student org fair in September, join every single affinity group on campus even if you're not "diverse" in the traditional sense so you'll get updates about such events, not to mention a full belly (cafeteria food is obscenely overpriced here, unfortunately