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3L Callback Question

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 15, 2010 1:24 pm

Ok, so, I posted anon in another thread about having this callback, but I'm wondering if anyone has thoughts on how I should actually tackle the callback.

How do I convince a firm I have a callback with (V10), that I'm not just using them as a hedge against a possible no-offer from my 2L summer firm?

I have interviews with several other firms that I actually *am* using as a hedge against a no-offer (i.e., I would take my summer firm over these other firms, even though one of the other firms is, for example, Cravath). However, the firm that I have a callback with, I would probably turn down my summer gig for, due to practice area concerns and $$$.

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Re: 3L Callback Question

Postby Bankhead » Sun Aug 15, 2010 2:33 pm

Don't you think they are really just sort of accepting that you are (or might be) using them as a hedge? if they like you, they'll offer you regardless.

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Re: 3L Callback Question

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 15, 2010 3:12 pm

Bankhead wrote:Don't you think they are really just sort of accepting that you are (or might be) using them as a hedge? if they like you, they'll offer you regardless.


Honestly, I don't think so. This firm has a reputation for poaching 3Ls from other firms' summer classes at will, particularly for certain practice areas. I get the sense that they aren't interested in people who are hedging - their 3L hiring time-line is pre-OCI, so they don't want the people they're looking at to get offers from their 2L firms, back out, and then they're empty handed.

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Re: 3L Callback Question

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 16, 2010 3:20 pm

What firm are you talking about? And how are you going about contacting these firms?




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