In short: it’s the quickest way to get your resume in front of top law firms across the country.
Picture this. You’re a 2L looking for a summer associate position. Or you’re a 3L looking for your first job after graduation. Or you’re a young attorney, looking for your next move.
Where do you start? There are dozens of firms out there; how do you know where you want to apply? How do you know who is hiring?
We’re partial to mass mailing.
Our favorite way to start this search is by mass mailing. Mass mailing is the process of creating standardized application materials that you send to each firm, and utilizing a feature called “mail merge” to slightly customize each application.
Mass mailing is based on a few key assumptions:
- Firms look at a few key factors in deciding to hire, and what you write in your cover letter is not one of those things.
- Having more interviews is better than having fewer interviews. You can sort out what firm you want to be at after you have an offer.
- Similarly, if you want a big law job, having a big law job at any law firm is better than not having a big law job. It is easier to move between big law firms after being in big law. It’s very difficult to break in from smaller firms.
- Your time is valuable. By spending less time applying, you can spend more time on other things.
So how do you actually do this? It’s pretty easy, and we’re here to help you with each step you’ll need to take.