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Law Students => Job Search => Topic started by: paradiddle on December 26, 2007, 10:16:13 PM

Title: firms
Post by: paradiddle on December 26, 2007, 10:16:13 PM
i've heard various things from different people and want to clear it up -- is the first week of january absolutely too late to get serious consideration from the bigger firms for 1L summer positions?
Title: Re: firms
Post by: Lloyd on December 26, 2007, 10:48:17 PM
There's no absolute deadline but for the most part the firms are very far into the interviewing process at this time.
Title: Re: firms
Post by: Jhuen_the_bird on December 27, 2007, 07:30:27 AM
Wow ... it must really depend on WHERE you want to work ... b/c there are firms in Cincinnati whose application deadlines aren't until January and February ...
Title: Re: firms
Post by: jacy85 on December 27, 2007, 08:52:20 AM
deadlines for firms work much the same as law schools - they consider resumes as they come in.  While they may continue accepting resumes and "considering them" up until February, I'd bet that they've hired any 1Ls they're planning to take well before then (but may make an exception for a late applicant with a connection at the firm or a stellar resume).

Also, Cincinnati isn't exactly at the top of the list for major national markets - the regional markets may well hire later than the more major markets like NY, DC, LA, Chicago, etc.
Title: Re: firms
Post by: emtjp1028 on December 28, 2007, 11:34:33 AM
The first week of January is probably not too late.  It really depends on where you are applying and in what market.  Also, 80% of law students probably have no interest in working in a MAJOR NATIONAL MARKET,so if you are in that 80%, don't pay attention to 90% of the comments on this board because they are mostly geared towards people who are gunning for those jobs...