I've read in quite a few places (including this board somewhere) that many law students felt that they didn't have as much time as they would have liked to research and prepare letters, resume, etc. for submission for summer work after 1L. I have seen some suggestions of doing the leg work now, resume updated, researching firms, getting a database together and mail merge, and having this ready, so there is one less thing to do when the time comes. It sounds like a good idea to me, just wanted some thoughts from people who have gone through it. Would you suggest doing some prep work from the summer before starting school to secure a job for the summer after 1st year? Do you really send out "hundreds" of resumes and letters to get a summer job?
Sorry if this topic has been covered before, but it warrants revisiting.