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There are over 200 law schools in the United States, yet the current United States Supreme Court—the highest court in the land and one of the three branches of our federal government—is comprised of jurists who attended just two of the most elite law schools: Harvard Law School and Yale Law School. READ MORE >
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As a legal recruiter (and one whose husband is currently a 3L in law school) I often get asked by candidates and law school students my opinion as to how much a clerkship can “help” one’s resume. My response is always that if we are evaluating a clerkship solely on its potential marketability (and not on the experience itself, or the skills and knowledge to be gained from the opportunity), then you have to keep in mind 1) not all clerkships are of equal prestige and, 2) how marketable completing one can be depend on your career goals, both short and long-term.
See To Clerk or Not to Clerk for more information. READ MORE >
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As a recruiter, I occasionally encounter candidates who have been laid off by their firms. At most AmLaw 100 firms, the dismissal is handled in a fairly civilized manner. The candidate is taken aside and told that “things are not working out”; and that he has approximately three months to find a new position. During this three month grace period, the firm usually allows the candidate to continue to use the office, keep his profile page on the firm website, and generally maintain the appearance of employment while he pursues a new position. READ MORE >
Question: Can too much experience be a bad thing? I recently interviewed with a large firm for an associate position. I met with 2 partners and an associate. The firm was interviewing quite a few candidates and told me I could expect to hear back from them in 4 weeks, at which time they would either make a written offer or send a rejection letter. I sent thank you letters to everyone with whom I interviewed and waited eagerly for their decision. I really believed that this firm was a great fit for me.
After the 4-week deadline passed, I called to follow up. The recruiting coordinator told me they would not be offering me a position because I had more experience than they were looking for and they had decided to go with someone with less experience. She asked me if the partners had indicated to me that they were looking for less experience. I said not really. (One partner had indicated that compensation was based on class year and asked where I saw myself. I indicated that I was flexible, that I believed in proving myself. He seemed satisfied with my response).
I was disappointed, but I asked her to keep me in mind for any future openings that might arise. I also indicated that I am flexible as far as class year and would always be willing to consider an offer whatever it may be. She indicated that she would pass this info on to the partners in charge. Is there anything else I can do? How could I have better handled this situation? Please help. READ MORE >
Question: What advice can you give to a senior associate or junior partner looking to make a move? I have been with my present firm for over seven years, but the practice is very narrow and the firm seems not to be doing as well as it once was.
I certainly do not want to be around if the business does disappear because then all of my colleagues will be on the market as well. How can I locate an appropriate search firm, and what would you advise me to tell potential employers about my reasons for leaving? What opportunities should I expect to find without a substantial book of business? READ MORE >
"I liked that the recruiters I worked with were very polite and responsive. I didn't have..." Read moreLeo DelgadoHarvard Law School, Class Of 2015Placed at Winston & Strawn LLP.
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"I just received your very thoughtful bottle of champagne and wanted to reach out to you both to say thank you,..." Read moreKathleen MartiniUniversity of Chicago Law School, Class Of 2018Placed at Jones Day.
"I would be remiss if I did not tell you how valuable I believe it has been to work with my New York recruiter in..." Read moreLinda BrowerNew York University School of Law, Class of 1982Mendham, NJ
"I worked with a recruiter at BCG and I just really liked her. She actually still keeps in touch. It seems like it..." Read more
Samantha DuplantisTulane Law, Class Of 2011Placed at Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C
"I think my legal placement professional did a really great job, and I really appreciated..." Read more
Hays EllisenUniversity of Michigan Law School, Class Of 1996Placed at Fox, Swibel, Levin & Carroll, LLP.
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