Harvard Law School EIP 2010 Callback Thread

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Re: Harvard Law School EIP 2010 Callback Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 30, 2010 4:00 pm

For those tracking DC, I got dings last week from Jenner & Block DC (Thursday via email) and Jones Day DC (Friday via email).

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Re: Harvard Law School EIP 2010 Callback Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 30, 2010 4:15 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:best advice I can give to Harvard 1L's is study your butt off, nobody cares about personality only H's!


As someone with 6 Hs and only 1 CB, I wish this were true...


I agree that this does not seem to be all about Hs. I have 8Hs and I have only gotten 4 CBs at this point. And I don't think I'm a wacky weirdo, though I suppose most wacky weirdos don't realize that they are wacky weirdos. I did focus on DC, however, so maybe I'll get some good news, if slowly.

My advice to 1Ls would be to focus on NY. I'm batting 1000 on that so far (though there are a couple I haven't heard back from, and are likely rejections).

Good luck to all.

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Re: Harvard Law School EIP 2010 Callback Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 30, 2010 4:17 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:best advice I can give to Harvard 1L's is study your butt off, nobody cares about personality only H's!


As someone with 6 Hs and only 1 CB, I wish this were true...


I agree that this does not seem to be all about Hs. I have 8Hs and I have only gotten 4 CBs at this point. And I don't think I'm a wacky weirdo, though I suppose most wacky weirdos don't realize that they are wacky weirdos. I did focus on DC, however, so maybe I'll get some good news, if slowly.

My advice to 1Ls would be to focus on NY. I'm batting 1000 on that so far (though there are a couple I haven't heard back from, and are likely rejections).

Good luck to all.


Yeah, it definitely seems like bidding on NY is TCR. From what I've heard from friends, DC and Chicago in particular seem really tough to break into this year.

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Re: Harvard Law School EIP 2010 Callback Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 30, 2010 4:21 pm

8 Hs, 4 CB (every NYC firm I talked to, none of the DC).

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Re: Harvard Law School EIP 2010 Callback Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 30, 2010 4:33 pm

Anonymous User wrote:8 Hs, 4 CB (every NYC firm I talked to, none of the DC).


This seems unusual. Did you only bid on a select few NYC firms? Bad interviews?

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Re: Harvard Law School EIP 2010 Callback Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 30, 2010 4:36 pm

has shearman nyc gotten back to anyone yet? or sidley?

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Re: Harvard Law School EIP 2010 Callback Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 30, 2010 4:39 pm

Ding via Snail Mail from Jones Day, Wiley Rein and Simpson Thatcher.

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Re: Harvard Law School EIP 2010 Callback Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 30, 2010 4:41 pm

25 interviews, 3 CBs, 0 dings. WTF? And at a lot of NYC firms that seem to have responded quickly elsewhere.

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Re: Harvard Law School EIP 2010 Callback Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 30, 2010 4:43 pm

I heard a yes from Sidley NY.

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Re: Harvard Law School EIP 2010 Callback Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 30, 2010 4:45 pm

I have only 2 callbacks so far, both in NY. I interviewed at 18 DC firms, and have gotten no callbacks in DC. 7Hs. Interviews seemed to go really well. WTF.

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Re: Harvard Law School EIP 2010 Callback Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 30, 2010 4:53 pm

Arnold and Porter "hold" (?) email is very badly worded. I could even read it as a CB, if I really wanted to.

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Re: Harvard Law School EIP 2010 Callback Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 30, 2010 5:02 pm

Did everyone get that Arnold and Porter email? Does it list the same callback date for everyone?

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Re: Harvard Law School EIP 2010 Callback Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 30, 2010 5:10 pm

8Hs here: Got the Arnold & Porter email. Agree that it could be read as CB invitation.

Anyone heard from O'Melveny (DC) or Covington (DC)?

I really think that, if you have like 6+ Hs, and you interview at 20 DC firms, and you don't spend your interviews picking at pieces of spinach on your teeth, you ought to get callbacks from at least a couple places. But maybe this is just wishful thinking on my part.

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Re: Harvard Law School EIP 2010 Callback Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 30, 2010 5:38 pm

To the poster above I don't know if you realize this but there are at least 200 people with 1 H and 9 P's or Straight P's or worse so use your logical reasoning skills and figure that the bottom half is struggling, I'm talking to the top 1/3rd person with 8 CB

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Re: Harvard Law School EIP 2010 Callback Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 30, 2010 6:19 pm

Anonymous User wrote:To the poster above I don't know if you realize this but there are at least 200 people with 1 H and 9 P's or Straight P's or worse so use your logical reasoning skills and figure that the bottom half is struggling, I'm talking to the top 1/3rd person with 8 CB


Sure, the bottom half is struggling, but that would have been the case in most economies. My point was that you can still do quite well even if you didn't kill yourself studying first year, like some people seem to be suggesting.

I may even be lower than top 1/3rd -- definitely not much higher.

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Re: Harvard Law School EIP 2010 Callback Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 30, 2010 6:21 pm

My "CB" date for Arnold Porter that they'll let me know about on Fri is Thurs PM of flyout week.

I'm guessing it's a "save the date, in case we decide to accept you." Seems odd that they're doing all CBs at same time though?

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Re: Harvard Law School EIP 2010 Callback Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 30, 2010 6:21 pm

Jones Day DC ding by snail mail (don't know why they sent it that way - wasteful of trees, resources, time...). 5 H's.

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Re: Harvard Law School EIP 2010 Callback Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 30, 2010 6:41 pm

Anonymous User wrote:My "CB" date for Arnold Porter that they'll let me know about on Fri is Thurs PM of flyout week.

I'm guessing it's a "save the date, in case we decide to accept you." Seems odd that they're doing all CBs at same time though?


Same.

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Re: Harvard Law School EIP 2010 Callback Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 30, 2010 7:09 pm

Kirkland & Ellis [Chicago] callback via phone!

(I know that nobody cares about Chicago, but it was my first choice, so shut up :p)

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Re: Harvard Law School EIP 2010 Callback Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 30, 2010 7:14 pm

Congrats on K&E, really an all around safe firm economically that does great work, especially in Chicago.

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Re: Harvard Law School EIP 2010 Callback Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 30, 2010 8:43 pm

Sidley Austin DC via phone this evening

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Re: Harvard Law School EIP 2010 Callback Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 30, 2010 8:52 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Sidley Austin DC via phone this evening


Congrats! Interviewer initials?

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Re: Harvard Law School EIP 2010 Callback Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 30, 2010 9:13 pm

Anyone hear from Weil Boston yet?

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Re: Harvard Law School EIP 2010 Callback Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 30, 2010 9:48 pm

O'Melveny D.C. by phone this evening

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Re: Harvard Law School EIP 2010 Callback Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 30, 2010 9:55 pm

Weil NYC




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