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Job Search / Re: What are my job prospects?
« on: June 18, 2008, 07:41:59 AM »
Thanks to all for your posts.  Although smaller cities is an option, NYC would be our first choice.  Temp/contract jobs would seem like the way to go, becuase my position as a paralegal was at a international big firm, which probably won't even look at my resume, considering I'm at a T3 school.  Any other suggestions anyone?

Job Search / What are my job prospects?
« on: June 13, 2008, 05:36:44 PM »

I'm concerned about my future job prospects after I graduate this coming Spring 2009.  So far, I have a 3.13 Accum GPA at a T3 law school on the West Coast, and I'm trying to move east to New York City (for my wife, who wants to be closer to her family).  No law review or moot court (but I applied for them for my 3L year - haven't heard back from them yet), but I do have an externship  under my belt with a Federal Judge, have 5 years of paralegal experience (1 of which was in NYC) and am a Notary Public there.  Currently I'm splitting my summer working for the Prosecutor's Office and a small PI firm.  What are my chances at scoring a job in NYC after graduation?  I'm not holding my breath for any lucrative big firm jobs, but I'll take any job that comes my way.  I just want to know what my chances are at this point.  Thanks.

Current Law Students / MPRE - Spring Exam - Coming up quickly!!!
« on: February 29, 2008, 04:52:28 PM »
Does anyone know whether people generally do better or worse on the MRRE in the spring as opposed to the fall or summer? 

Job Search / Job Search Anxiety
« on: February 29, 2008, 04:13:41 PM »
Are most people feelin the pressure like I am trying to find a job for this summer?  I'm in the top 25% of my class, go to tier 3 school, have five years of paralegal experience, a judicial extenership with a federal court, and am having trouble landing a good summer associate position at a firm.  I'm lookin for jobs locally but there's nothing available.  I particpated in FAll and Spring OCI with no luck.  I've mass mailed 200+ law firms with no luck.  Networkign thus far has produced nothing.  I really would like to have a job offer before graduating, and without a job this summer, I feel like my odds are better at winning the lotto.

If you're a 2L w/o a job right now, what do you think?  Is there a realistic chance, that as a 3L, you'll be able to find a job pre-graduation?  Or will this anxiety continue after graduation and after you take the bar?  Is there no mercy?

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