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Resume Direct: This is a way to get your application materials screened by large/mid-sized NALP firms when they are not participating in OCI or Resume Collection through Fowler School of Law.

Unsolicited Applications: This is a way to apply to any firm or organization that may or may not be actively recruiting. Unsolicited applications may be sent any time throughout the year.

Please note: large firms do not generally accept unsolicited applications.

Resume Direct and unsolicited applications are employment opportunities outside of Fowler School of Law's formal recruiting programs:

Type of Employer: Recommended Submission Deadlines for Summer Employment Application Tips  Suggested Resources
Large & Mid-Sized (NALP) Firms Almost all large firms recruit in June/July for the following summer* Apply early, before Fall OCI begins.  With every week that passes, your application may become less competitive because large firms make offers throughout the season. NALPDirectory.com
(Non-NALP) Mid-Sized Firms The deadlines vary from late July until spring for summer* Visit law firm's website; do some research to discover if they have a formal summer program. martindale.com 
Small Firms Generally these employers recruit during the early spring for summer* The ABA recommends sending hardcopy application materials (if not otherwise indicated). martindale.com
Government Agencies Generally these employers recruit during the early spring for summer* It's a good idea to read the tips under "Career Central" on PSLawNet. Keep in mind that becoming a Certified Law Clerk often strengthens your application. PSLawNet.org 
Public Interest Organizations Generally these employers recruit during the early spring for summer* It's a good idea to read the tips under "Career Central" on PSLawNet. Keep in mind that becoming a Certified Law Clerk often strengthens your application. PSLawNet.org

*These employers may also recruit at other times throughout the year. The above grid is meant to guide you in preparing and timing your applications for summer employment.

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