Q for botbot about timing for mailing.
I'm planning on applying to every NALP firm (plus some others) in both Portland and Seattle, but I go to a small T30 school on the east coast (grew up in PNW, parents and in-laws live there, so no prob w/ connection). Back when I was applying for 1L jobs I talked to a firm recruiter lady and she told me that a good way to do it would be to pick a week sometime in August when I can go back to the area and then apply to firms some time in July and say "hey I'll be in town August ##-## and would love to come in for an interview." i'll also note that none of these firms will be coming to OCI at my school. does this sound like a good plan? if not, what would you do?