Harvard Law School EIP 2010 Callback Thread

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Re: Harvard Law School EIP 2010 Callback Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 08, 2010 3:50 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:been on 9 CBs. no offers


did you already hear back from all of them? :shock:


2 dings. waiting on the other 7. 3 of them were last week

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Re: Harvard Law School EIP 2010 Callback Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 08, 2010 4:06 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Was EIP a total disaster for anyone else? I have top quarter grades and one callback.


Top third and zero.

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Re: Harvard Law School EIP 2010 Callback Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 08, 2010 4:06 pm

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Yes, see, I thought I'd have a better chance with a regional, relatively off-the-radar firm

thought

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Re: Harvard Law School EIP 2010 Callback Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 08, 2010 4:10 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:What are you, nuts??

Don't decline a single callback until you get an offer.

Except that fucks over people who haven't received any callbacks yet. I have enough scheduled, including safeties, such that I am not going to strike out. Not declining just reduces the pool size of callbacks available to HLS students.

I will, however, echo the earlier sentiment that this is an asinine process.


been on 9 CBs. no offers


How did you attend 9 CBs already and still make it to any classes? There's been what, 7 business days since the end of EIP?

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Re: Harvard Law School EIP 2010 Callback Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 08, 2010 4:11 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Was EIP a total disaster for anyone else? I have top quarter grades and one callback.


Top third and zero.


Which market(s) did you bid on?

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Re: Harvard Law School EIP 2010 Callback Thread

Postby vanwinkle » Wed Sep 08, 2010 4:20 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:been on 9 CBs. no offers

How did you attend 9 CBs already and still make it to any classes? There's been what, 7 business days since the end of EIP?

The "9 CBs" poster is not a HLS student (or, at least, is but is pretending to also be a student at another school). I would not take that person seriously.

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Re: Harvard Law School EIP 2010 Callback Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 08, 2010 4:22 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Was EIP a total disaster for anyone else? I have top quarter grades and one callback.


Top third and zero.


Which market(s) did you bid on?


And did you bid only on V10 firms or how did you allocate your bids?

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Re: Harvard Law School EIP 2010 Callback Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 08, 2010 4:23 pm

What's the poster's definition of top third?

I also doubt anyone with top 1/3 grades would be completely shut out of the V10.

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Re: Harvard Law School EIP 2010 Callback Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 08, 2010 4:24 pm

Anonymous User wrote:What's the poster's definition of top third?

I also doubt anyone with top 1/3 grades would be completely shut out of the V10.


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Re: Harvard Law School EIP 2010 Callback Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 08, 2010 4:37 pm

Anonymous User wrote:What's the poster's definition of top third?

I also doubt anyone with top 1/3 grades would be completely shut out of the V10.


Top Third = 5H, no LP or DS, all Hs are in 4-credit classes. Bid in Chicago exclusively and had 19 screeners with firms that ran the whole gamut. I know I should have bid on NY too, but it seems that people only talked about how hard DC was going to be and not about other markets.

BTW I know another guy with 5H who struck out applying to DC exclusively.

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Re: Harvard Law School EIP 2010 Callback Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 08, 2010 4:57 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:What's the poster's definition of top third?

I also doubt anyone with top 1/3 grades would be completely shut out of the V10.


Top Third = 5H, no LP or DS, all Hs are in 4-credit classes. Bid in Chicago exclusively and had 19 screeners with firms that ran the whole gamut. I know I should have bid on NY too, but it seems that people only talked about how hard DC was going to be and not about other markets.


How the hell does anyone know this? I've seen this consensus develop, but I've seen no basis for it.

Also, I've heard that H in LRW counts as much as H in another 4 credit class as far as firms are concerned.

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Re: Harvard Law School EIP 2010 Callback Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 08, 2010 5:05 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:What's the poster's definition of top third?

I also doubt anyone with top 1/3 grades would be completely shut out of the V10.


Top Third = 5H, no LP or DS, all Hs are in 4-credit classes. Bid in Chicago exclusively and had 19 screeners with firms that ran the whole gamut. I know I should have bid on NY too, but it seems that people only talked about how hard DC was going to be and not about other markets.


How the hell does anyone know this? I've seen this consensus develop, but I've seen no basis for it.

Also, I've heard that H in LRW counts as much as H in another 4 credit class as far as firms are concerned.


It's technically just anecdotal evidence, but when you add up enough anecdotal evidence and have a good comparison group (i.e. people with the same grades who bid on New York), it becomes at least a little valid, at least in the absence of a rigorous study... From people I've talked to, it seems like Boston and New York were easy while DC/SF/CHI were hard.

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Re: Harvard Law School EIP 2010 Callback Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 08, 2010 5:17 pm

Mail dings from Quinn Emanuel, Davis Wright and Howard Rice

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Re: Harvard Law School EIP 2010 Callback Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 08, 2010 5:47 pm

E-mail ding from Sidley DC, just now.

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Re: Harvard Law School EIP 2010 Callback Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 08, 2010 5:56 pm

Confirm Sidley Austin DC email ding just now (took long enough)

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Re: Harvard Law School EIP 2010 Callback Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 08, 2010 6:40 pm

hey guys,

this is slightly off topic but i'm curious as to how transfer students (from, lets say, a t20 to Harvard) do at Harvard's EIP? Does it matter if the previous school hands out grades as oppossed to H's?

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Re: Harvard Law School EIP 2010 Callback Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 08, 2010 7:24 pm

Pissed now.

Haven't been hearing from firms, was curiously hoping. Noticed a stack of envelopes on the floor of the mail room here, and the top one looked like it was from a law firm. Sure enough, it was a stack of letters to me that weren't in my mailbox.

Snail mail dings from Debevoise, Paul Weiss, Irell, and Ropes & Gray, all mailed over a week ago. FML.

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Re: Harvard Law School EIP 2010 Callback Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 08, 2010 8:33 pm

Skadden, Dewey & LeBoeuf dings via snail mail. Harvard Law School is a joke, if people with 5H's are striking out then we're all screwed...

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Re: Harvard Law School EIP 2010 Callback Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 08, 2010 8:34 pm

There are no WAITLISTS! If you haven't heard by now, it's probably not going to happen for you.

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Re: Harvard Law School EIP 2010 Callback Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 08, 2010 9:43 pm

Ding from Steptoe, Hogan Lovell and Sidley.

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Re: Harvard Law School EIP 2010 Callback Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 08, 2010 10:07 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Pissed now.

Haven't been hearing from firms, was curiously hoping. Noticed a stack of envelopes on the floor of the mail room here, and the top one looked like it was from a law firm. Sure enough, it was a stack of letters to me that weren't in my mailbox.

Snail mail dings from Debevoise, Paul Weiss, Irell, and Ropes & Gray, all mailed over a week ago. FML.


Which Paul Weiss office? Who was your interviewer?

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Re: Harvard Law School EIP 2010 Callback Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 08, 2010 10:08 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Skadden, Dewey & LeBoeuf dings via snail mail. Harvard Law School is a joke, if people with 5H's are striking out then we're all screwed...


False. People with 5 Hs who struck out must be the absolute tiniest of minorities. At that point, they're either just really bad at interviewing or did not put enough thought into their bidding/choice of market.

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Re: Harvard Law School EIP 2010 Callback Thread

Postby Pablo Ramirez » Wed Sep 08, 2010 10:12 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Harvard Law School is a joke


QFT

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Re: Harvard Law School EIP 2010 Callback Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 08, 2010 10:20 pm

Browsing other schools' threads, there doesn't seem to be as big of an issue of students with good grades getting completely shut out. And Yale sounds like heaven in terms of getting callbacks/offers. What's Harvard's problem? It really does suck.

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Re: Harvard Law School EIP 2010 Callback Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 08, 2010 10:30 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Browsing other schools' threads, there doesn't seem to be as big of an issue of students with good grades getting completely shut out. And Yale sounds like heaven in terms of getting callbacks/offers. What's Harvard's problem? It really does suck.


Yale is not heaven . . . by a long shot. Plenty of us got shut out of Wachtell, Williams & Connolly, etc.




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