How to prepare for 1L SA

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thenorth
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How to prepare for 1L SA

Postby thenorth » Wed Apr 29, 2015 6:04 am

A OL asks current students and graduates:

In addition to having good grades, how does one go about laying the groundwork for a sector- or practice- specific 1L SA job? For example, should one try to cultivate stronger relationships with relevant 1L instructors, make inquiries at target firms throughout the school year, express an interest in a firm's X practice, etc? If a student is interested in, say, energy or corporate or con law but lacks professional experience, how would they go about convincing a firm to take them on as an SA. Or is this not the nature of 1L SAs at all?

arklaw13
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Re: How to prepare for 1L SA

Postby arklaw13 » Wed Apr 29, 2015 10:06 am

1) Be a URM, preferably at CCN with at least median grades; and/or 2) have really good work experience and be very high in your class at a T14; or 3) have ties to a southern market or Texas and get a 1L SA there

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Re: How to prepare for 1L SA

Postby cyrilfiggis » Thu Apr 30, 2015 12:26 am

thenorth wrote:A OL asks current students and graduates:

In addition to having good grades, how does one go about laying the groundwork for a sector- or practice- specific 1L SA job? For example, should one try to cultivate stronger relationships with relevant 1L instructors, make inquiries at target firms throughout the school year, express an interest in a firm's X practice, etc? If a student is interested in, say, energy or corporate or con law but lacks professional experience, how would they go about convincing a firm to take them on as an SA. Or is this not the nature of 1L SAs at all?


lol

thenorth
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Re: How to prepare for 1L SA

Postby thenorth » Thu Apr 30, 2015 1:57 am

^ The result of "joke-state" UG.




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