Thursday, August 27, 2009

Thursday, Bloody Thursday

We poured out some beer on the Spies Garden lawn just now.

A few articles on Above the Law - and talks with a few classmates - confirm that this past week has been a particularly bad one for 3L's who spent their summer at a firm and were waiting to hear back from them.

Many 3Ls got the "thanks-but-no-thanks" call this week (and some - as our poll reported - received such notifications much earlier). We know that the Law Weekly is doing some in depth coverage on this and will be able to get some of the specifics. In the meantime, feel free to use this post to share your thoughts / anger / sympathy on the subject.

Tomorrow, Career Services is having a talk (12PM, WB 154) on how to ace your callbacks. Certainly a useful topic for those who are lucky enough to have them. We hope that Career Services will hold a session to help the many, many 3Ls who were no-offered by their summer firm - or at least pour out a large 40 in Slaughter for the fallen.

One for the 3L's


Anonymous said...

Curious 2L here: for the 3L's who didn't get offers, how are you approaching this? Old-school mail merge? Going through personal contacts? Calling on judges/public interest? I ask because I'm sure several of us 2L's will be in similar situations at this time next year. Thanks

Anonymous said...

I think most of the 3L's who didn't receive offers dropped out over the summer. I think it was a wise strategy