Hi I am a rising 3L from a regional schotl who will be diving back into the job-searching pool this fall. Unfortunately, There are far fewer employers who are recruiting 3Ls in my school and in the job fairs that I participated. I didn't anticipate 3L jobs are so limited compared to the 2Ls.
So I guess my best shot at getting an interview would be through personal network and mass mailings. I don't know what would be a good time to do mass mailing. My OCI counselor encouraged me to apply in early Aug (before the 2Ls applications come in) but somehow I have a feeling that firms only apply 3Ls when they can't get enough 2Ls. Since I have a very specific interest in IP law, is it a better strategy to apply (aka mass mail) to the firms in mid-Sept / early-October after they have interviewed the 2Ls? I just have a feeling that if I start my mass mailing too early, my application will just be tossed away.
Any advice is deeply appreciated. Thank you.