Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Boies DC pursued me pretty aggressively. They sent some very bright, friendly people out for interviews and, if I recall correctly, did some legwork to contact top people from the class who were considering DC but who did not have screening interviews. T11-14, top 1% at the time, good resume/pre-LS WE. I don't think one needs anything close to those numbers to get an offer from them, though. If I had to guess, top half at HYS is probably enough to have them give you a serious look (assuming strong resume & interviewing skills), though you'd probably need more like top third to be comfortable about it.
I'm sorry but I'm confused about the bolded--could you clarify? Do you feel comfortable sharing why you turned (I assume) Boies down?
To answer the question abouve re: the bolded part, the firm's OCI interviewer called or e-mailed or just spoke to some of the top people in the class who she had heard were interested in DC or who had bid on Boies but didn't get the interview--for instance because it was a person's low priority bid. Some firms have "hospitality rooms" at OCI, or at least used to pre-ITE, in which you could talk informally with attorneys, pick up tschotskes with firm logos on them (e.g., WilkieFarr highlighter pens; Skadden staplers; etc.), and every year a few people pick up extra-OCI interviews via those interactions. In my case, I got an e-mail from her aking me if I wanted to stop by during a break to chat about the firm & do an interview even though I didn't have one through the formal lottery (they were soemthing like my 48th bid, and with a relatively small # of slots it made sense that I didn't get it). As to how she found out who was at the top of the class/interested in DC, I don't know. I do recall that lots of the interviewers had lunch with the career office people each day, and that discussion about particular candidates was apparently pretty common at these lunches.
As for why I turned Boies down, it was actually a really easy call. I wanted to do a type of work they don't really have much of a presence in. They were forthright about this and we went our separate ways. Seems like a great firm if you're into lit and have the fortitude to deal with fairly severe hours, however.