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chip

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Emailing/Networking with Alumni
« on: October 27, 2007, 11:29:23 AM »
If there's an alum (who isn't the hiring partner) at a firm you'd like a summer position with, how do you use this to your advantage?  Is it fine to just randomly email and ask for more info on the firm? Is it better to just ask for general advice about the legal market in that area? 
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Re: Emailing/Networking with Alumni
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2007, 12:23:54 PM »
For starters, emailing an alum at a firm you want to work at isnt exactly random.  I've emailed plenty of alums asking about their experience at the firm and what it's like to work in that particular legal market.  If they work in the same area of law Im interested, I ask some pointed questions in that regard too. 

If youre applying to a firm with tons of alums, then you may want to limit it to ones working in the field of your interest.  However, you could always mention that they are free to forward along your information to any other alum who may be of interest.