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Leveraging 2L job into something else

Leveraging 2L job into something else
« on: November 04, 2007, 10:47:24 AM »
So, I finally got an SA position.  It's not my dream job, but I was happy to get anything.  I was just wondering if anyone has done a job search during their third year after having a summer associate position.  I had a lot of callbacks, but only got one offer.  By next year I will have an article published, experience at two different firms, and hopefully a better GPA.  Is it possible to get a better job.


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Re: Leveraging 2L job into something else
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2007, 10:50:18 AM »
It is possible, and I've known quite a few people who do it (as well as many, many people who worked in jobs over 2L summer that didn't guarantee offers afterward, like PD and DA offices, etc. and just plain need a job).  You probably won't find as many large firms hiring 3Ls since many fill their needs in their summer class, but even these firms have people turn down offers or take clerkships, etc.  And many small and mid-sized firms hire too.

You can definitely look for a different jobs, and hopefully you'll have an offer from this summer as a safety net if you need it.  Good luck!