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Re: Harvard Law School EIP 2010 Callback Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 28, 2010 9:48 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Where does 6 H's put you in terms of ranking? I'm not having very much luck.


Really? Which market are you targeting? I'm at 7 H's and I've gotten a ton of callbacks from NYC and a few from DC.

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Re: Harvard Law School EIP 2010 Callback Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 28, 2010 9:52 pm

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Re: Harvard Law School EIP 2010 Callback Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 28, 2010 10:14 pm

I think 10 sounds about right... I have median grades and 10 so far? Good WE though.

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Re: Harvard Law School EIP 2010 Callback Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 28, 2010 10:15 pm

I was told by a legal recruiter that median was 2-4 H's and the rest P's.....I think more callbacks are going to come, judging from the CLS thread firms make callbacks on a rolling basis, so give it a couple weeks...

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Re: Harvard Law School EIP 2010 Callback Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 28, 2010 10:17 pm

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Re: Harvard Law School EIP 2010 Callback Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 29, 2010 12:18 am

4 Hs here.
Have received 4 callbacks one in each market Boston DC SF NYC. Nothing above V30 though so far. I may just be a particularly bad interviewer.

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Re: Harvard Law School EIP 2010 Callback Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 29, 2010 12:51 am

Below median rising Harvard 3L here who struck out at EIP but still ended up with an offer a 145k firm job. My best advice to any 2L's with less than 3 CB's is to start mailing midlaw firms NOW; don't wait until after you've heard back from other firms, right now making less than 160k may seem like a "failure" but trust me its better than explaining to your friends why you took some no-name public interest job your 2L summer. Go to NALP look at the hundreds of firms that are paying 100-145k and start sending out resumes and cover letters. Also send out resumes, cover letters and transcripts to firms in your target market that you didn't have the chance to interview with at EIP, I scored a few CB's this way. Some of you will ignore this advice and pay dearly. There are dozens of firms in that 100-145k range in NYC and DC that would kill for Harvard grads but if you wait then you'll have no chance. Losing out on 20k a year will seem like peanuts when you're clearing traffic tickets in county court for 50k a year. I'm not trying to scare you guys, just being frank.

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Re: Harvard Law School EIP 2010 Callback Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 29, 2010 1:04 am

To the 4 H's guy----you probably spread yourself to thin by going after multiple markets, if you had focused on NYC you probably would've got 6 or 7...

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Re: Harvard Law School EIP 2010 Callback Thread

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Re: Harvard Law School EIP 2010 Callback Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 29, 2010 9:57 am

Ed to hls 3L... Do you guys remember OCS sending an email about firms not interviewing at HLS but recruiting elsewhere? Broken down by market? Can someone tell me thedate or point me towards where I'd find it on the website?

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Re: Harvard Law School EIP 2010 Callback Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 29, 2010 10:44 am

Login to the OCS website ------> click on Recruiting and Job Search-----> then Click on Step by Step Guide

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Re: Harvard Law School EIP 2010 Callback Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 29, 2010 10:51 am

Don't feel bad 4H a lot of people did that I know people that were doing MIA-CA-NYC-DC but you'll be alright 4H's is close too or at the top third of the class

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Re: Harvard Law School EIP 2010 Callback Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 29, 2010 11:02 am

People who know people that have gotten large numbers of callbacks: Do you know if they were looking mainly in NY? I have 8Hs and focused mainly on DC, but did a few NY firms. I have heard back from most of them, but not a peep from DC. I'm ever so slightly starting to freak out.

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Re: Harvard Law School EIP 2010 Callback Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 29, 2010 11:09 am

I have 7Hs and 15 callbacks, only applied in NYC. I have a friend who applied to LA firms and I know he's heard from maybe five of them and has some callbacks, but I do think that on the whole NYC has done their callbacks and most other places haven't.

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Re: Harvard Law School EIP 2010 Callback Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 29, 2010 11:10 am

Anonymous User wrote:People who know people that have gotten large numbers of callbacks: Do you know if they were looking mainly in NY? I have 8Hs and focused mainly on DC, but did a few NY firms. I have heard back from most of them, but not a peep from DC. I'm ever so slightly starting to freak out.


From another school (T14): People with top 5%+ credentials, LR, ties, personality, etc. who bid on DC from my school often saw a 20-30% callback ratio (some better and some worse, but I've literally never heard of somebody going better than ~50%) from DC firms and a 70-100% callback ration from NYC firms. The DC firms, with a few exceptions, also tended to make their decisions (in either direction) muuuuuch more slowly.

In short: Abandon all hope ye who enter the DC legal market.

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Re: Harvard Law School EIP 2010 Callback Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 29, 2010 11:18 am

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Anonymous User wrote:People who know people that have gotten large numbers of callbacks: Do you know if they were looking mainly in NY? I have 8Hs and focused mainly on DC, but did a few NY firms. I have heard back from most of them, but not a peep from DC. I'm ever so slightly starting to freak out.

From another school (T14): People with top 5%+ credentials, LR, ties, personality, etc. who bid on DC from my school often saw a 20-30% callback ratio (some better and some worse, but I've literally never heard of somebody going better than ~50%) from DC firms and a 70-100% callback ration from NYC firms. The DC firms, with a few exceptions, also tended to make their decisions (in either direction) muuuuuch more slowly.

In short: Abandon all hope ye who enter the DC legal market.

I've found this to be the case as well. With the exception of a couple people I know with truly outstanding credentials (in addition to top 5% grades), 25% seems to be the norm in DC. Since many have reduced their class sizes by a lot, the competition is fierce.

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Re: Harvard Law School EIP 2010 Callback Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 29, 2010 11:20 am

Anonymous User wrote:To the 4 H's guy----you probably spread yourself to thin by going after multiple markets, if you had focused on NYC you probably would've got 6 or 7...

Ya, I also stupidly interviewed with the top firms in each market:
E.g.: Wilmer/Ropes for Boston; Latham/Orrick/OMM for SF; W&C/Covington for DC; Cravath on down for NYC.

I guess the fact that I have 4 is really a feat in and of itself considering my bid list. I actually am expecting at least one or two more next week.

My story is really one is how NOT to bid for EIP. Oh well.

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Re: Harvard Law School EIP 2010 Callback Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 29, 2010 12:52 pm

How does our class rank breakdown, based on what recruiters have been telling you guys?
I assumed I was bottom 25% with 1 H and 9 P's.

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Re: Harvard Law School EIP 2010 Callback Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 29, 2010 1:14 pm

Anonymous User wrote:How does our class rank breakdown, based on what recruiters have been telling you guys?
I assumed I was bottom 25% with 1 H and 9 P's.

I think that's about right. I did know a couple people with grades like yours 1H 9Ps who got callbacks with DPW NY.

I think about 3/4 Hs is median, 1/2 Hs bottom 1/3, 5/6 Hs is top 1/3, 7/8 Hs is top 20% or so, 9/10 Hs is top 10%. 0Hs / 1+ LPs I would assume is bottom 10% or so.

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Re: Harvard Law School EIP 2010 Callback Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 29, 2010 1:16 pm

I have a weird grade breakdown (1 DS, 5 Hs (including that DS), 4 Ps, 1 LP), and I've received 6 callbacks to this point on 18 interviews, including a couple V20s.

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Re: Harvard Law School EIP 2010 Callback Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 29, 2010 1:37 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:How does our class rank breakdown, based on what recruiters have been telling you guys?
I assumed I was bottom 25% with 1 H and 9 P's.

I think that's about right. I did know a couple people with grades like yours 1H 9Ps who got callbacks with DPW NY.

I think about 3/4 Hs is median, 1/2 Hs bottom 1/3, 5/6 Hs is top 1/3, 7/8 Hs is top 20% or so, 9/10 Hs is top 10%. 0Hs / 1+ LPs I would assume is bottom 10% or so.


I think this grade distribution is more or less right, though I would be surprised if 9/10 Hs were top 10%. It seems doubtful to me that 8 people per section had 9 or 10 Hs. My guess would be 9/10 Hs is more like top 5%.

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Re: Harvard Law School EIP 2010 Callback Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 29, 2010 2:24 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:How does our class rank breakdown, based on what recruiters have been telling you guys?
I assumed I was bottom 25% with 1 H and 9 P's.

I think that's about right. I did know a couple people with grades like yours 1H 9Ps who got callbacks with DPW NY.

I think about 3/4 Hs is median, 1/2 Hs bottom 1/3, 5/6 Hs is top 1/3, 7/8 Hs is top 20% or so, 9/10 Hs is top 10%. 0Hs / 1+ LPs I would assume is bottom 10% or so.


I think this grade distribution is more or less right, though I would be surprised if 9/10 Hs were top 10%. It seems doubtful to me that 8 people per section had 9 or 10 Hs. My guess would be 9/10 Hs is more like top 5%.


You must not have been in section 2 or section 5. I had the misfortune in being in one of the 2 sections that accounted for almost half of law review. 7 from section 2 and 9 from section 5. And some of 5's heavy hitters didn't even make it.

I know you said, per section. I was just venting my frustration of being tossed in with a freak section.

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Re: Harvard Law School EIP 2010 Callback Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 30, 2010 8:34 am

Monday Morning Bump?

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Re: Harvard Law School EIP 2010 Callback Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 30, 2010 9:38 am

still waiting on w&c. :| do they usually take awhile?

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Re: Harvard Law School EIP 2010 Callback Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 30, 2010 10:53 am

Weil Gotshal NYC callback via phone




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