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Something like this:



Dear Mr. [Baller]:

My name is Bearly Legal, and I am an alumnus of [TTTTTTT UG School] - I graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2005. I am a rising 2L at Boston University School of Law, and an intern at the [Big Government Agency]'s Office. I came across your profile on the [Mottles &  Boddels LLP] homepage during my preparation for on-campus interviewing later this summer, and noticed that we have a little bit in common.

I am interested in litigation, and worked for over two years as a paralegal at the litigation department at [NYC Biglaw LLP] in New York and the [Government Prosecutor]'s Office. Iím interested in continuing my career at a place like [Mottles &  Boddels LLP]. Would you be willing to share your thoughts about working at [Mottles]? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Best,
Bearly Legal

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Oh, yeah?  How'd you do the Westlaw thing?  I should do the same with my state school.  Maybe there are some ballers in the Chicagoland area.
Yeah, dood. I know your school. I think it might work - if you get people with school honors (Magna, Summa, etc.) mention that you had a dope GPA. Just be friendly about it, and tell them you are looking for advice, and to find out about their firm. People are generally helpful about this.

You can find people under Westlaw > Investigating People > Attorney Finder; then play around in there. You are smart enough to figure it out.

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General Board / Re: Advice: Grades Took A Long Walk Off a Short Cliff
« on: June 25, 2009, 01:07:10 PM »
Wait a second... you can retake the LSAT and reapply to a better school after you are done with 1L? Seriously?  ???

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General Board / Re: Looking for advice
« on: June 25, 2009, 12:42:27 PM »
I really doubt that suffolk will get you that Biglaw gig on it's own unless you are currently a patent clerk at your firm or something like that. Have you tried to transfer to BC/BU?

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And I would do it again!  It was great pizza!  Cost me ~20k in SA money, but whatever.  Life is short.

How are you networking?  Drunk-dialing?  Meeting up with people at restaurants?
Totally drunk dialing, LOL.

No, I'm doing a couple of things... First, I know a bunch of people that I used to work with in NYC biglaw - some of those people left my firm, but that also opened opportunities to get a toe into some other firms.

Also, I went to a TTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT undergrad, and I can probably count on my appendages the number of people from my undergrad that got Biglaw positions. So I looked all these people up on westlaw, and I just cold-emailed them. A lot of them are glad to help, because they had to jump through a bunch of the same hurdles I am jumping through now.

Finally, I'm taking every opportunity to meet people here in boston - so yesterday I had a resume seminar at a V25 firm here, and got to know a junior associate pretty well.

I don't know if any of this will pay off ITE, but it doesn't hurt to try.


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Ya I am networking my butt off this summer!  :)

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2L job search / Re: ITT You Help Bears Get A Job
« on: June 25, 2009, 11:06:19 AM »
Would you suggest sending the materials on plain white or cotton resume/business paper? I used the pricey stuff for 1L summer mailings but was wondering if firms actually prefer regular paper...

I think thin-ish white cotton paper is probably the credited answer.  Obviously send it in a full-length envelope.

Full length?! Regular business envelopes are a no go?! :(

Which do you prefer to read: paper with large creases or paper without large creases?
I suppose the creaseless paper, but resume envelopes tend to be regular business size, and common practice seems to be to send regular envelopes.

So what's the credited thing to do then? Big manila envelope probably isn't that great either...

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I ordered a very very cheesy pizza (yum!) during a callback interview.  Needless to say, they dinged me.
Who needs a firm when you got pizza?

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2L job search / Re: ITT You Help Bears Get A Job
« on: June 25, 2009, 10:57:38 AM »
Would you suggest sending the materials on plain white or cotton resume/business paper? I used the pricey stuff for 1L summer mailings but was wondering if firms actually prefer regular paper...

I think thin-ish white cotton paper is probably the credited answer.  Obviously send it in a full-length envelope.

Full length?! Regular business envelopes are a no go?! :(

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Dudes. The credited lunch meal is rare steak and potatoes. You want your recruiters to know that you don't F around!

[Edit: If you play this off well enough, you will give the subtle impression that you will be willing to eat them if they don't hire you.]

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