Searching for 1l summer opportunities as a 0l

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qwertyboard
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Searching for 1l summer opportunities as a 0l

Postby qwertyboard » Tue Apr 23, 2013 12:47 am

I'm trying to find Biglaw opportunities for the 1l summer and I feel a bit overwhelmed by the task. I have read a couple of times it's better to familiarize with the law firms I would like to work for before 1l begins.

How would you approach 0l summer employment search?

Is there any complete list of diversity 1l SA opportunities?

URM t14

Thanks!

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Bronck
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Re: Searching for 1l summer opportunities as a 0l

Postby Bronck » Tue Apr 23, 2013 1:28 am

qwertyboard wrote:I have read a couple of times it's better to familiarize with the law firms I would like to work for before 1l begins.

Not really.

qwertyboard wrote:How would you approach 0l summer employment search?

By not doing it.

qwertyboard wrote:Is there any complete list of diversity 1l SA opportunities?

No.

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Re: Searching for 1l summer opportunities as a 0l

Postby qwertyboard » Tue Apr 23, 2013 1:57 am

really? ok... if I find the thread that recommends doing that I'll post it here.. it's a guide for success in LS...... thanks

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Re: Searching for 1l summer opportunities as a 0l

Postby Bronck » Tue Apr 23, 2013 2:00 am

It's not a bad idea to refine your resume or even draft a basic cover letter... but you don't need to be doing anything substantive.

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Re: Searching for 1l summer opportunities as a 0l

Postby Nova » Tue Apr 23, 2013 2:03 am

Just kick it

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Re: Searching for 1l summer opportunities as a 0l

Postby cinephile » Tue Apr 23, 2013 2:38 am

Nalp

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Richie Tenenbaum
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Re: Searching for 1l summer opportunities as a 0l

Postby Richie Tenenbaum » Tue Apr 23, 2013 3:14 am

There's nothing wrong with trying to familiarize yourself with nalp and the big name law firms that work in the area you want to be after graduation. It can also be helpful to take a look at some sample cover letters and maybe write up a draft or two for different employers.

That said, none of this is searching for 1L summer opportunities as a 0L--it's just starting to familiarize yourself with the process. It seems pretty pointless for most people to try to hunt for a 1L summer job as a 0L.

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Re: Searching for 1l summer opportunities as a 0l

Postby TooOld4This » Tue Apr 23, 2013 8:13 am

If you have time, create a spreadsheet of employers you are interested in. Think about judges, non-profits, firms, in-house programs, etc. Draft cover letters for each employment type as well as a resume.

This way you won't have to do much more than tweak your materials at the end of the semester and can focus all your time on studying for finals.

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Re: Searching for 1l summer opportunities as a 0l

Postby UnfrozenCaveman » Tue Apr 23, 2013 3:52 pm

You can still network. Research some of the big firms. Then call up anyone you know who is an attorney at one. If you don't know any, find some people who do and ask them to connect you. Just ask for his or her thoughts on attending law school, what it takes to get a job at that firm, etc, etc...most people love to give that sort of advice.

Don't call it looking for summer employment until December...




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