The first job in your life can mean a great lot and has the potential to either make or break your career. In legal jobs, this is truer than in other work arenas because lawyers are a closely-nit community characterized by intense social networking.
Jobs in the legal sector are beginning to improve, according to James Ross, a Capital Region Labor Market Analyst. In June of this year, 3,000 jobs were lost in the legal sector. In July, there was a more than two thirds dip in jobs lost, with only 800 legal sector jobs being cut, including paralegals and lawyers.
Recruiting season, in a fashion reminiscent of undergraduate fall rush, is the biggest event of the second year. Students begin their second year of law school armed with immaculate resumes and new interview wardrobes ready to meet the firms who will visit their campus to recruit next year's summer interns. Known as "summer associates," these interns will work for the hiring firms full-time during the summer break before their third year of school. Many students who take summer positions with law firms split their summers by working six weeks at one firm and six weeks at another, often in different cities. Government agencies and corporations also send recruiting teams to law school campuses.