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Pancakes12
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How to get a job in firm before law school

Postby Pancakes12 » Fri Oct 25, 2013 3:43 pm

I'll be graduating here in a few months and attending law school next fall. I'd like to get a job working in a firm before I attend. What's the best way to go about securing such a position?

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Re: How to get a job in firm before law school

Postby Pokemon » Fri Oct 25, 2013 3:50 pm

What sort of a job at the firm...?

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mephistopheles
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Re: How to get a job in firm before law school

Postby mephistopheles » Fri Oct 25, 2013 3:55 pm

ask attorneys you know on attorney listservs to forward any posts looking for help.

i got a nice gig through that

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Re: How to get a job in firm before law school

Postby BentleyLittle » Fri Oct 25, 2013 4:00 pm

Browse through firm websites and job search engines looking for positions titled "file clerk", "project assistant", "document clerk", etc. They're all essentially the same position. It's an entry-level, largely clerical job. You'll be tasked with organizing pleadings, discovery, correspondence, depositions, etc. for cases. This is the easiest way to break into a big firm unless you'd take any job and would like to work in the mailroom or in a similar capacity.

Some firms require overtime on a regular basis while others don't. PM if you want specifics.

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Re: How to get a job in firm before law school

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Oct 25, 2013 5:49 pm

I met someone who was going to go to Yale who I can confirm got a 0L SA at STB, which was kind of surprising. Other than that, the best way is to have technical expertise, be patent bar eligible, and hit up an IP shop.

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Re: How to get a job in firm before law school

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Oct 25, 2013 6:10 pm

I found mine on Craigslist

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