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Re: 1L Summer Employment

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Re: 1L Summer Employment

Post by shock259 » Wed Nov 30, 2011 4:58 am

All of my stuff is ready to be sent. Just needs stamps. 224 letters. Even with mail merge and modern technology, it took many, many hours to stuff those envelopes.

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Re: 1L Summer Employment

Post by HBK » Wed Nov 30, 2011 5:44 am

Antrim wrote:Do not apply to same firm/different city/state, right?
That advice has gotten staler as the market has gotten worser.

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Re: 1L Summer Employment

Post by thegrayman » Wed Nov 30, 2011 10:44 am

is it bad form to express interest in multiple practice groups? for example, tax & M&A? I am too early in my legal career to really pinpoint exactly what I want to do with myself, do I have to pretend like I am dead-set on one or the other?

Also, if a firm has a corporate practice, and in that practice there are 15 more specific practice areas, do you need to target one of the specific practice areas or can you just say that you are interested in their corporate practice?

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Re: 1L Summer Employment

Post by Dex » Wed Nov 30, 2011 2:31 pm

I printed all my cover letters today for the judicial internships I'm targeting and I realized that my mailmerge included the date (11/30) on it. Is it going to be bad form to have a date before the 12/1 deadline on my actual letter even if I don't send them till 12/1?

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Re: 1L Summer Employment

Post by 03121202698008 » Wed Nov 30, 2011 3:09 pm

Dex wrote:I printed all my cover letters today for the judicial internships I'm targeting and I realized that my mailmerge included the date (11/30) on it. Is it going to be bad form to have a date before the 12/1 deadline on my actual letter even if I don't send them till 12/1?
No, it's fine.

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Re: 1L Summer Employment

Post by shock259 » Wed Nov 30, 2011 3:35 pm

Just dropped all of my 224 letters in the mail. Printing everything, packing the envelopes, and putting stamps on took hours and hours. Hopefully it's worth it.

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Re: 1L Summer Employment

Post by Grizz » Wed Nov 30, 2011 3:36 pm

HBK wrote:
Antrim wrote:Do not apply to same firm/different city/state, right?
That advice has gotten staler as the market has gotten worser.
Not really. If 2L hiring this year has shown us anything, it's that firms are VERY ties sensitive now.

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Re: 1L Summer Employment

Post by Gettingstarted1928 » Wed Nov 30, 2011 6:48 pm

shock259 wrote:Just dropped all of my 224 letters in the mail. Printing everything, packing the envelopes, and putting stamps on took hours and hours. Hopefully it's worth it.
Why didn't you just email?

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Re: 1L Summer Employment

Post by Bildungsroman » Wed Nov 30, 2011 6:53 pm

Jesus, people are sending out 200+ applications? I'm sending out like 30 apps (not applying for judicial internships). Now I'm worrying that I'm not doing enough.

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Re: 1L Summer Employment

Post by thegrayman » Wed Nov 30, 2011 6:54 pm

Bildungsroman wrote:Jesus, people are sending out 200+ applications? I'm sending out like 30 apps (not applying for judicial internships). Now I'm worrying that I'm not doing enough.
this board has a tendency to do that

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Re: 1L Summer Employment

Post by ilovesf » Wed Nov 30, 2011 7:01 pm

Bildungsroman wrote:Jesus, people are sending out 200+ applications? I'm sending out like 30 apps (not applying for judicial internships). Now I'm worrying that I'm not doing enough.
I'm not sending out that many tomorrow. I'm applying for judicial internships in the state CoA and I'm only handing in 6 tomorrow. Partly because I'm also interested in public interest, and my first final is tomorrow, so I couldn't really manage to get more applications ready. If I don't hear back soon, I'm sending out more judicial applications on December 13, and then I'll send out my public interest stuff in January.

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Re: 1L Summer Employment

Post by shock259 » Wed Nov 30, 2011 7:21 pm

I did all judicial internships, and they prefer snail mail.

And it is definitely excessive, but I'd rather lose a few hours of my life and a few $$ and have too many options rather than the alternative.

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Re: 1L Summer Employment

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Re: 1L Summer Employment

Post by Doritos » Wed Nov 30, 2011 8:23 pm

Bildungsroman wrote:Jesus, people are sending out 200+ applications? I'm sending out like 30 apps (not applying for judicial internships). Now I'm worrying that I'm not doing enough.
You should be. I sent out around 300. Had impressive grades. Got an informational lunch (salmon!), callback for a 2 week program in a flyover state and a bunch of "we aren't hiring 1Ls." DO YOU SEE WHAT YOU'RE MISSING?!

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Re: 1L Summer Employment

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Re: 1L Summer Employment

Post by Extension_Cord » Wed Nov 30, 2011 8:34 pm

Im not sending anything. I haven't heard a single person talk about this at my school.

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Re: 1L Summer Employment

Post by ph14 » Wed Nov 30, 2011 8:35 pm

Extension_Cord wrote:Im not sending anything. I haven't heard a single person talk about this at my school.
What school are you at?

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Re: 1L Summer Employment

Post by Extension_Cord » Wed Nov 30, 2011 8:35 pm

ph14 wrote:
Extension_Cord wrote:Im not sending anything. I haven't heard a single person talk about this at my school.
What school are you at?
TTT

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Re: 1L Summer Employment

Post by Doritos » Wed Nov 30, 2011 8:39 pm

Extension_Cord wrote:
ph14 wrote:
Extension_Cord wrote:Im not sending anything. I haven't heard a single person talk about this at my school.
What school are you at?
TTT
I'd worry more about grades honestly. Practice exams my friend.

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Re: 1L Summer Employment

Post by Extension_Cord » Wed Nov 30, 2011 8:39 pm

If I go to career services December 12th, would I still have a chance to land something? Keeping in mind the TTT status.

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Re: 1L Summer Employment

Post by ph14 » Wed Nov 30, 2011 8:40 pm

Doritos wrote:
Extension_Cord wrote:
ph14 wrote:
Extension_Cord wrote:Im not sending anything. I haven't heard a single person talk about this at my school.
What school are you at?
TTT
I'd worry more about grades honestly. Practice exams my friend.
Do you recommend sitting down and typing them up in full, or just outlining an answer (or something else)?

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Re: 1L Summer Employment

Post by Dany » Wed Nov 30, 2011 8:44 pm

Bildungsroman wrote:Jesus, people are sending out 200+ applications?
lol

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Re: 1L Summer Employment

Post by Doritos » Wed Nov 30, 2011 9:00 pm

ph14 wrote:
Doritos wrote:
Extension_Cord wrote:
ph14 wrote: What school are you at?
TTT
I'd worry more about grades honestly. Practice exams my friend.
Do you recommend sitting down and typing them up in full, or just outlining an answer (or something else)?
As a 1L? I would type out full answers to a few per class honestly. Then I just issue spotted and outlined an answer. I found torts the most troublesome as far as organization so I typed out more of those exams than other ones but that's just me. I would definitely make sure the first time you actually type out a full law school is NOT on the day it means everything

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Re: 1L Summer Employment

Post by Bildungsroman » Wed Nov 30, 2011 9:15 pm

Dany wrote:
Bildungsroman wrote:Jesus, people are sending out 200+ applications?
lol
This thread spooked me and now I'm cranking out "targeted" cover letters for like 15 more summer positions.

Seriously? What are you waiting for?

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