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Law Firm Career Types

Career Types

Many of our students choose to begin their careers at a law firm. Although some find their jobs during on campus recruiting, others find jobs by applying directly to firms that do not participate in formal recruiting programs, including mid-size and small firms.

Large Law Firms

Large corporate law firms make up a small but very visible portion of the private sector job market. These firms typically have a recruiting department with administrative staff to organize their hiring efforts. They also expend resources to advertise their firms to students, to be sure that you know about their practices and their interest in hiring talented law students.
These employers primarily hire 2L students for their summer programs although they may include some small number of 1L students. The proportions will heavily favor 2L students.

Small & Mid-Size Law Firms