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It seems that every aspect of law school is fraught with competition and consequence — including the summer jobs you work. Summer job-search strategies that work for law students include:

  • Always tailor your cover letters and resumes to the potential employer — avoid mass mailings.

  • Try to find work in an area of interest at least during the summer between your second and third year.

  • If you can’t find paid work in your preferred area of practice, consider doing an externship for course credit at a non-profit, governmental organization, or court.

  • Research your interviewers before your initial and call-back interviews.

  • Don’t search for a particular job just because that job is the “in thing to do.”

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Rebecca Greene, JD, is a May 2003 graduate of Indiana University School of Law?Bloomington. A contributor to the American Bar Association?s Student Lawyer magazine, she also wrote for Peterson?s Law Schools.

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