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Munger

Posted: Mon Aug 30, 2010 12:34 pm
by Anonymous User
Anyone received a cb yet? How long after the dinner? (Or do they not have dinners everywhere?)

Re: Munger

Posted: Mon Aug 30, 2010 1:17 pm
by Anonymous User
I don't know about dinner, but I got a CB from Munger LA. Received the CB offer on 8/12; CB was on 8/23.

Re: Munger

Posted: Mon Aug 30, 2010 1:25 pm
by BruceWayne
Sorry to butt in but do either of you know anyone who received their 1L diversity summer positions? Also what sort of school/grade combo are you?

Re: Munger

Posted: Mon Aug 30, 2010 1:38 pm
by Artvark1
I received callback 8/26... go to school in NYC. Have CB scheduled for 9/10.

Re: Munger

Posted: Mon Aug 30, 2010 1:40 pm
by Anonymous User
For those who received cb's, how long after the dinner/screening interview did you receive the cb?

Re: Munger

Posted: Mon Aug 30, 2010 2:04 pm
by Anonymous User
3 days after dinner... I am fairly certain that everybody who gets invited to the dinner gets a callback... unless you really screw something up at the dinner

Re: Munger

Posted: Mon Aug 30, 2010 2:43 pm
by Anonymous User
I interviewed on 8/24 and got a callback today.

Re: Munger

Posted: Mon Aug 30, 2010 3:38 pm
by Anonymous User
Anonymous User wrote:I interviewed on 8/24 and got a callback today.


What school?

Re: Munger

Posted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 12:42 pm
by Anonymous User
Anyone know the cb/offer ratio last year? I don't know why my school doesn't provide these numbers.

Re: Munger

Posted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 6:14 pm
by Anonymous User
Anonymous User wrote:Anyone know the cb/offer ratio last year? I don't know why my school doesn't provide these numbers.


Depends on the school. ~ 88.9% for YLS last year. 8/9.

Re: Munger

Posted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 6:16 pm
by Anonymous User
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I interviewed on 8/24 and got a callback today.


What school?


Harvard

Anonymous User wrote:Anyone know the cb/offer ratio last year? I don't know why my school doesn't provide these numbers.


At Harvard, it was 3/8 last year.

Re: Munger

Posted: Thu Sep 02, 2010 12:17 am
by Anonymous User
Anyone received an offer yet?

Re: Munger

Posted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 6:06 pm
by Anonymous User
Anonymous User wrote:Anyone received an offer yet?


Bump. Any offers? How long after cb?

Edit: Anyone have cb advice?

Re: Munger

Posted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 6:11 pm
by Anonymous User
BruceWayne wrote:Sorry to butt in but do either of you know anyone who received their 1L diversity summer positions? Also what sort of school/grade combo are you?


The schools represented were Harvard, Stanford, Berkeley, and Howard. (Munger SF)

Re: Munger

Posted: Tue Sep 14, 2010 10:13 pm
by BruceWayne
Anonymous User wrote:
BruceWayne wrote:Sorry to butt in but do either of you know anyone who received their 1L diversity summer positions? Also what sort of school/grade combo are you?


The schools represented were Harvard, Stanford, Berkeley, and Howard. (Munger SF)


Thank you! I wonder just how highly ranked they were?

Re: Munger

Posted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 11:18 am
by Anonymous User
Munger offers are out. Good friend got call yesterday. T3, no LR, don't know grades

Re: Munger

Posted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 11:22 am
by War Cardinal
Anonymous User wrote:Munger offers are out. Good friend got call yesterday. T3, no LR, don't know grades


Tier 3 or HYS?

Re: Munger

Posted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 11:25 am
by Anonymous User
War Cardinal wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Munger offers are out. Good friend got call yesterday. T3, no LR, don't know grades


Tier 3 or HYS?


Sorry I meant T3 as in top 3--HYS. Cb was about a week ago I think I don't remember his schedule exactly

Re: Munger

Posted: Mon Sep 20, 2010 4:22 pm
by Anonymous User
How have cbs been going? Any tips?

Re: Munger

Posted: Wed Sep 22, 2010 3:51 pm
by Anonymous User
Bump. Has anyone who interviewed last week heard anything? Do you they contact everyone's references post-cb, or is this a good sign?

Re: Munger

Posted: Fri Sep 24, 2010 10:16 am
by Anonymous User
Offer roughly a week after cb (despite multiple assurances that they would take at least two weeks). I definitely plan to accept. Anyone else accepting?

Re: Munger

Posted: Fri Sep 24, 2010 11:12 am
by Anonymous User
Anonymous User wrote:Offer roughly a week after cb (despite multiple assurances that they would take at least two weeks). I definitely plan to accept. Anyone else accepting?


when was your cb?? i'm still waiting to hear. did you interview with irell as well? i have an offer from them, and am not exactly sure what the upsides of choosing mto are (irell = bigger bonuses, in century city vs. downtown)...thoughts? mto is definitely more selective, but i'm not sure what that does for me.

Re: Munger

Posted: Fri Sep 24, 2010 11:24 am
by Anonymous User
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Offer roughly a week after cb (despite multiple assurances that they would take at least two weeks). I definitely plan to accept. Anyone else accepting?


when was your cb?? i'm still waiting to hear. did you interview with irell as well? i have an offer from them, and am not exactly sure what the upsides of choosing mto are (irell = bigger bonuses, in century city vs. downtown)...thoughts? mto is definitely more selective, but i'm not sure what that does for me.


First, I think it's a feel/fit/lifestyle thing. Irell will probably be more hours (though I did get the feeling from a couple of associates there that you could keep yourself to a sane number of hours the first couple years). And the people, in my opinion, seem like the hardcore all-law/all-the-time types. There's nothing wrong with that in small doses, but I'd guess you're gonna be looking elsewhere for your after-work socializing. At Munger I got the sense the hours could be a little more humane. But more than that, almost everyone I met had really interesting backgrounds that suggested they had lives/interests outside the office.

On the more objective/work side of the equation, Irell is primarily an IP lit powerhouse (with pretty good securities and entertainment lit groups as well), whereas Munger might be better for a generalist or someone who's not sure they want to go down the IP (or securities) path. Plus, Munger works on those incredible, high-impact pro bono cases (I imagine it takes some angling + some sweet credentials to get involved with those, but...overall it's still a plus for the firm in my mind).

Not to mention the leverage is better at Munger, which means not necessarily that your partnership prospects are great (who really knows what's gonna happen that far out) but that you WILL get huge responsibility on the matters you work on. At Irell I got the feeling that the "early responsibility" thing was more of a crapshoot, or else a function of how many hours you were willing to bill.

Re: Munger

Posted: Fri Sep 24, 2010 11:40 am
by Anonymous User
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Offer roughly a week after cb (despite multiple assurances that they would take at least two weeks). I definitely plan to accept. Anyone else accepting?


when was your cb?? i'm still waiting to hear. did you interview with irell as well? i have an offer from them, and am not exactly sure what the upsides of choosing mto are (irell = bigger bonuses, in century city vs. downtown)...thoughts? mto is definitely more selective, but i'm not sure what that does for me.


First, I think it's a feel/fit/lifestyle thing. Irell will probably be more hours (though I did get the feeling from a couple of associates there that you could keep yourself to a sane number of hours the first couple years). And the people, in my opinion, seem like the hardcore all-law/all-the-time types. There's nothing wrong with that in small doses, but I'd guess you're gonna be looking elsewhere for your after-work socializing. At Munger I got the sense the hours could be a little more humane. But more than that, almost everyone I met had really interesting backgrounds that suggested they had lives/interests outside the office.

On the more objective/work side of the equation, Irell is primarily an IP lit powerhouse (with pretty good securities and entertainment lit groups as well), whereas Munger might be better for a generalist or someone who's not sure they want to go down the IP (or securities) path. Plus, Munger works on those incredible, high-impact pro bono cases (I imagine it takes some angling + some sweet credentials to get involved with those, but...overall it's still a plus for the firm in my mind).

Not to mention the leverage is better at Munger, which means not necessarily that your partnership prospects are great (who really knows what's gonna happen that far out) but that you WILL get huge responsibility on the matters you work on. At Irell I got the feeling that the "early responsibility" thing was more of a crapshoot, or else a function of how many hours you were willing to bill.


+1. Better partnership prospects (50% stay for 20 years, partnership track as short as 5 years), fewer hours, less leverage, and the "collegial" culture basically sealed the deal for me.

Still, I think Irell is a great choice, especially if you want IP or strongly prefer CC (which I too prefer, but not enough). Plus the bonuses are better.

Re: Munger

Posted: Fri Sep 24, 2010 11:45 am
by Anonymous User
I went with Irell for the summer based mostly on personality fit and culture. Can't really expand on it, just a feeling I got from the people I met. Couldn't really joke around with the people at Munger and just didn't really connect with them like I did at Irell. Other (less impt) factors: century city>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>downtown. Irell's hours have the rep for being tough but you're going to see that anywhere and at Irell you can work from home if you want- no facetime requirement.

Also, don't have any inclination towards IP. I think it would be interesting to do some of the soft stuff and I asked everyone I met with if not having a science background will put me at a disadvantage and they uniformly said no. Alot of them had not even worked on an IP case- I think if you're a general litigator as opposed to IP specialist you're not going to do a lot of IP work, especially if you aren't interested in it, even though that's the outside perception. (But of course, since they're so good at it most people want to do some work in the area).