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Re: Harvard Law School EIP 2010 Callback Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 08, 2010 10:38 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.


Give me a break. People with good grades at Harvard are doing very well, and probably proportionally better than their similarly-situated peers at other schools. The phenomenon of the HLS student with good grades but few or no callbacks exists, but it is rare, just as it must be at other top schools. A few anecdotes of this happening do not constitute a trend.

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Re: Harvard Law School EIP 2010 Callback Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 08, 2010 11:10 pm

Anonymous User wrote: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?


Transfer from T25 to HLS here. Had very good letter grades at old school. Did very well at EIP. Can't promise anything re offers, but I've got a significant number of CBs.

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Re: Harvard Law School EIP 2010 Callback Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 08, 2010 11:53 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote: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?


Transfer from T25 to HLS here. Had very good letter grades at old school. Did very well at EIP. Can't promise anything re offers, but I've got a significant number of CBs.


I am in a similar situation, and have four CBs in DC.

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Re: Harvard Law School EIP 2010 Callback Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 09, 2010 12:02 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote: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?


Transfer from T25 to HLS here. Had very good letter grades at old school. Did very well at EIP. Can't promise anything re offers, but I've got a significant number of CBs.


I am in a similar situation, and have four CBs in DC.


Congrats!! What Vault range?

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Re: Harvard Law School EIP 2010 Callback Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 09, 2010 12:19 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote: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?


Transfer from T25 to HLS here. Had very good letter grades at old school. Did very well at EIP. Can't promise anything re offers, but I've got a significant number of CBs.


I am in a similar situation, and have four CBs in DC.


Congrats!! What Vault range?


A fairly wide range, but a couple are V20. I studied the EIP results from last year and bid as strategically as possible. I think I interviewed with practically every DC office that came except for a few.

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Re: Harvard Law School EIP 2010 Callback Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 09, 2010 12:24 am

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A fairly wide range, but a couple are V20. I studied the EIP results from last year and bid as strategically as possible. I think I interviewed with practically every DC office that came except for a few.


Are there any DC firms you still haven't heard from?

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Re: Harvard Law School EIP 2010 Callback Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 09, 2010 12:33 am

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A fairly wide range, but a couple are V20. I studied the EIP results from last year and bid as strategically as possible. I think I interviewed with practically every DC office that came except for a few.


Are there any DC firms you still haven't heard from?


Yes, 7 at last count, though I presume they are all dings this late in the game.

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Re: Harvard Law School EIP 2010 Callback Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 09, 2010 4:48 pm

Gibson DC snail mail ding.

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Re: Harvard Law School EIP 2010 Callback Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 09, 2010 4:50 pm

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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.


Give me a break. People with good grades at Harvard are doing very well, and probably proportionally better than their similarly-situated peers at other schools. The phenomenon of the HLS student with good grades but few or no callbacks exists, but it is rare, just as it must be at other top schools. A few anecdotes of this happening do not constitute a trend.



Are you referring to the DC market as well?

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Re: Harvard Law School EIP 2010 Callback Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 09, 2010 9:57 pm

has anyone heard back from foley & lardner? I'm thinking of DC, but I haven't heard of any news from ANY office.

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Re: Harvard Law School EIP 2010 Callback Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 09, 2010 10:31 pm

Just got a Foley callback yesterday, though from a different office.

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Re: Harvard Law School EIP 2010 Callback Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 09, 2010 10:33 pm

Arnold & Porter LA ding via email

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Re: Harvard Law School EIP 2010 Callback Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 09, 2010 10:38 pm

Ding from New York City Law Department.

Has anyone heard from the other public service employers yet?

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Re: Harvard Law School EIP 2010 Callback Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 09, 2010 10:43 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Just got a Foley callback yesterday, though from a different office.


do you mind saying which one?

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Re: Harvard Law School EIP 2010 Callback Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 10, 2010 2:48 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Just got a Foley callback yesterday, though from a different office.


do you mind saying which one?


LA

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Re: Harvard Law School EIP 2010 Callback Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 10, 2010 10:05 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Just got a Foley callback yesterday, though from a different office.


do you mind saying which one?


LA


Whew!!! One of my few CB's is to Foley in a different market.

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Re: Harvard Law School EIP 2010 Callback Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 10, 2010 6:28 pm

CB from DLA Piper SF today, 16 days after interview. Makes me think this 'waitlist' thing might be real. I'm now down to four interviews without responses yet.

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Re: Harvard Law School EIP 2010 Callback Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 10, 2010 8:02 pm

Snail mail dings from Gibson Dunn DC (dated a week ago) and Williams & Connolly (dated 2 days ago)

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Re: Harvard Law School EIP 2010 Callback Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 11, 2010 1:43 am

Harvard removed the numbers from the grading policy page, I guess the grading scale changes every week now.....

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Re: Harvard Law School EIP 2010 Callback Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 11, 2010 10:11 am

No they didn't. The new GPA policy is detailed under "M. Graduation with Honors." I'm surprised people without DSs aren't making a bigger fuss about this, the new policy totally changes class ranking. It's a good change though, IMO.

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Re: Harvard Law School EIP 2010 Callback Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 12, 2010 10:34 am

Anyone who goes through the EIP process in good faith, bids reasonably in accordance with OCS's recommendations, and fails to get a summer position should begin withholding tuition money from HLS. The HLS administration's irresponsible policies have harmed its students, and we are under no obligation to subsidize the school's idiotic, seemingly weekly efforts to tweak its totally unthought-out grading "reform."

I did fairly well in EIP, but I cannot be the only person at HLS who is irritated by having to watch an administration that is seemingly incapable of performing even the most basic task screw with my future without my having any voice at all. It is pretty clear that, to the school, all we are is tuition dollars, so we should speak out by withholding our money.

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Re: Harvard Law School EIP 2010 Callback Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 12, 2010 10:56 am

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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.


Lol I don't think getting shut out of the most competitive firms that come to interview implies that things aren't still pretty peachy at YLS.

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Re: Harvard Law School EIP 2010 Callback Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 12, 2010 5:13 pm

I am a 1L and I am getting worried after reading this thread. I didn't know getting call backs would be this tough! Any advice for a 1L who will be heading into the game next year?

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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 vanwinkle » Sun Sep 12, 2010 5:30 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I am a 1L and I am getting worried after reading this thread. I didn't know getting call backs would be this tough! Any advice for a 1L who will be heading into the game next year?

Get good grades, do mock interviews in the weeks before OCI, don't set your heart on hard markets like DC or CA.




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