I was looking on NALP earlier today and found a few firms that hire 1L's for the summer. I'm currently in Texas for law school but want to go to either California or Florida to work during the coming summer. I'm not at one of the top schools in Texas (ie UT or Baylor), so that could hinder my chances applying to some of these firms w/out a "big name" law school. I know it may be a long shot trying to come in from out of state, but I figure there's no harm in trying.On NALP, there are some contact names/e-mails/addresses/etc. My question is should I contact these hiring partners now and let them know I'm interested?? (granted, being a 1L I don't have any grades yet. I probably won't have any until at least mid January) Any advice on how to show interest in some of these positions given the fact I'd be coming in from out of state and I don't have any grades yet? I'm just a little confused about how to handle the whole process as it seems somewhat overwhelming. Thanks for the help!
Call when the office is closed, listen to the voicemail.Problem solved.