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Job Search / Re: Rejected?
« on: October 12, 2006, 06:33:13 PM »
Is this going to look really bad in future interviews?  If they ask why I didn't get an offer, what should I say?

Job Search / Re: Rejected?
« on: October 11, 2006, 04:54:39 PM »
Yea, I clerked w/ them for the whole 12 wks.  I left thinking that I'd get an offer b/c I did well (b/c everyone said that) and b/c they had hired all summers from the yr before.  I am in FL.

Job Search / Rejected?
« on: October 11, 2006, 03:59:45 PM »
I finally heard from the hiring partner at the firm I worked at this summer.  He said that they are unable to make an offer b/c they have no space in their transactional dept. (which is what I was interested in), and that they will make only 1 offer in their litigation dept.  (There were 5 summers including me).  He said that they had just hired 5-6 new people in the transactional dept. which they hadn't anticipated and didn't think there would be enough work to go around.  Then he offered to write recommendations or help me out in anyway, and said he'll keep in touch in case they anticipate a need.  He also asked me to not tell the other summers since he hadn't yet talked to them and wanted to break the news personally.

I responded that I am sorry that is the case since I really enjoyed working there - the people and the work I did - but I understood his situation.  I said that I would keep in touch as well and thanked him for calling.

Any thoughts?

Current Law Students / Re: Frustrated - Law Firm Offers
« on: September 30, 2006, 08:43:07 AM »
I doubt he knows that I called 4 days in a row b/c I only left messages twice.  I e-mailed then next week.

I talked to another summer who hasn't received any phone calls from him as of yet and she seems to think the firm is being very inconsiderate since it's now almost October and we haven't heard anything and have no idea what to expect.

I talked to one of my professors about it and he thought the firm's approach was really strange as well

I've been applying and interviewing, but nothing has really panned out.  I may apply for an LLM program.  I am really bummed. :(

Current Law Students / Frustrated - Law Firm Offers
« on: September 28, 2006, 06:33:22 AM »
I clerked at a law firm in Orlando, FL this summer.  It is a midsize firm (about 30 attorneys).  It went well and I was fairly sure that I would get an offer from the way that everyone was talking the last day when I went around the office to say thank-you.

One of the partners generally makes all phone calls and I was getting anxious when I got a call from his last Monday evening.  I wasn't there to answer my phone and he just left a message asking me to call him back.  I called back that very day - about less than an hour later - and left a message.  I called Tuesday and Wednesday but I wasn't able to reach him.  I called Thursday and left a message again.  I decided that e-mail might be a better way to reach him so I e-mailed him on Monday, just saying that I had tried calling him but couldn't get a hold of him and just told him generally when I am available.  He replied back to my e-mail saying that he will call me Tuesday evening.

It's now Thursday morning, and there is no word from him.  What is going on?

I know that the firm has not made any offers so far to any of the other summers.  Everyone that I have talked to seems to think that the way the partner has handled the situation is very unprofessional.

Any insight to what's going on or what I should do next?

Current Law Students / Waiting for an offer
« on: August 23, 2006, 04:57:31 PM »
I clerked at a mid-size law firm this summer and am waiting for an offer.  I know it may take a few more weeks or months, but is there anything else that I should be doing besides waiting and applying to other firms?

Current Law Students / Re: Thank You letters - advice needed
« on: August 10, 2006, 07:39:16 AM »
Help - me again!  I am having a severe case of thank-you note writers block.  Does anyone have any samples.  I have a general idea of what I want to say in each note, but I can't seem to get it out.

Is it apporpriate to end the thank you notes to each partner reiterating my interest in working with them (Ex: I would be honored to join . . .)


Current Law Students / Thank You letters - advice needed
« on: August 07, 2006, 04:51:30 PM »
I am planning on sending out thank you notes to some of the attorneys at the firm that I clerked at this summer.  Would it be alright to address them as "Dear Tom" or "Dear Jennifer" ?  Any other advice?

Job Search / Law firm clerkship question
« on: June 20, 2006, 12:59:03 PM »
I am clerking with a law firm this summer and was wondering whether it would appropriate to refer potential clients to the firm?

My mother works as a personal banker and one of her clients needs a living trust drawn up and asked my mom for a reference to an attorney since she's new in the area.  My mom asked me about it. I know we have attorneys who handle such cases where I work, but was not sure if it would be appropriate to refer the client to the firm or talk to an attorney in the firm about it?  What do you think?

Job Search / Re: Working Part-Time During School Year
« on: October 31, 2005, 04:18:06 PM »
As a 2L, I tried working part time during school this year for about 8-10hrs/wk on campus and absolutely hated it.  I didn't realize how precious those 1-2 hours between classes are, and not being able to study nor being able to take a break during the day, and going full speed all day long was exhausting.  Additionally, I just plain hated my job duties.  I realized that I was getting stressed out and it really wasn't worth the extra change in my pocket at the end of the day.  If I had to work again part-time, I would schedule my work hours to be at the end of the day (after 4-5pm since after that time I am just too exhausted to study, but not too exhausted for mindless work).

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