Advice for a 1L that wants to apply for an OCI with no experience in the legal field?

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Very few 1Ls have experience in the legal field.

Have excellent grades, get involved where you can, and be ready to articulate why you are passionate about that firm or its work.

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Keep your grades as high as you can. Shadow and network whenever and with whoever you can. Have an excellent stump speech about why you're the right hire.

Totally agree with the comments above. You can use your knowledge/high grades as leverage.

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