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Re: Any Boston offers?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 12, 2010 10:23 pm

Hopefully high, I have heard rumors of a couple of hiring committees meeting last week. Hope tomorrow brings some news...

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Re: Any Boston offers?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 12, 2010 10:27 pm

Which firms?

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Re: Any Boston offers?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 13, 2010 12:50 am

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Anonymous User wrote:Personally, I don't think the "Boston connection" really means much, at least in this economy. A lot of people I know from my school who got Boston callbacks were not from Boston, and I had as good a shot as anyone with a "Boston connection" at Goodwin (interviewer went to my undergrad and law school, all we talked about at the interview was my undergrad, etc.). It's tough out there.


Perhaps, but if you look at the summer associates from a big Boston firm last summer (one of WH/Ropes/GP), if the summer associate didn't attend school in Boston or New England generally, then they were from New England (MA, CT, RI, NH).

Being from Boston won't get you there automatically, but they seem to favor those who know the area/would be likely to stay long term.


I think this is right. Boston biglaw recruits heavily from Boston schools, and then fills the rest with T14 students w. Boston ties. Of course this isn't a hard and fast "rule", but it is mostly true.


I don't really know, though. This is only anecdotal, but the two people I know at school doing really well with Boston firms have virtually no strong ties (one spent a summer there and another has no connection, as far as I know). They have really high grades though.

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Re: Any Boston offers?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 13, 2010 10:54 am

Anyone hear dings this weekend? Offers from last week?

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Re: Any Boston offers?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 13, 2010 11:09 am

To respond to the "must have strong Boston ties to get a summer offer" assertion, I think you are mistaken about the weight of the factor. Basically, it seems that if you can demonstrate any reasonable connection to Boston, you will not be discounted as a candidate. But you get no bonus for having a "stronger" connection than some other candidate (i.e. having been born and raised there gives you no 'bonus' over someone who just has a good reason to move there, like having gone to undergrad there and can sell that you love the city).

In terms of weekend dings/CBs, Brown Rudnick offer and still waiting from another firm.

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Re: Any Boston offers?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 13, 2010 11:15 am

interview with WH in boston right before labor day...haven't heard anything yet. I feel rejected, but come on let's get on with it. anyone else in the same boat?

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Re: Any Boston offers?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 13, 2010 11:26 am

I'm waiting on mid to late Aug CB results. Brutal. Just brurtal.

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Re: Any Boston offers?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 13, 2010 11:31 am

Anonymous User wrote:I'm waiting on mid to late Aug CB results. Brutal. Just brurtal.


Oh man, solidarity! Hang in there...

If it makes anyone feel better I am in the top of my class and on law review and haven't heard back, ya know, so the take away from this is people think I am an asshole, because I definitely look ok on paper.

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Re: Any Boston offers?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 13, 2010 11:36 am

Anyone hear from Choate Hall recently?

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Re: Any Boston offers?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 13, 2010 11:37 am

Anonymous User wrote:Anyone hear from Choate Hall recently?


Lol man all you people with early callbacks freak me out, I don't have Choate until this Friday.

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Re: Any Boston offers?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 13, 2010 11:56 am

I feel better that tons of offers have not gone out yet. I am still glued to my phone though.

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Re: Any Boston offers?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 13, 2010 12:12 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I feel better that tons of offers have not gone out yet. I am still glued to my phone though.


Ha I suppose, or the people getting offers aren't wasting their time on here like we are.

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Re: Any Boston offers?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 13, 2010 12:48 pm

any goodwin info?

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Re: Any Boston offers?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 13, 2010 1:31 pm

Anonymous User wrote:any goodwin info?


Screeners are still going on I think

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Re: Any Boston offers?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 13, 2010 1:35 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:I feel better that tons of offers have not gone out yet. I am still glued to my phone though.


Ha I suppose, or the people getting offers aren't wasting their time on here like we are.
It's still too early for a ton of offers to have gone out. I'd guess that less than half of all offers have been made.

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Re: Any Boston offers?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 13, 2010 1:43 pm

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Re: Any Boston offers?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 13, 2010 3:11 pm

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Screeners are still going on I think


Where would they still be doing screeners?


Candidates whose schools they did not visit

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Re: Any Boston offers?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 13, 2010 3:33 pm

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Re: Any Boston offers?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 13, 2010 4:00 pm

any post-cb news from skadden or brown rudnick boston?

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Re: Any Boston offers?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 13, 2010 4:44 pm

I am still waiting on those two as well...crickets.

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Re: Any Boston offers?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 13, 2010 4:46 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I am still waiting on those two as well...crickets.

makes me feel better. did either give you a sense of how long it would be

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Re: Any Boston offers?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 13, 2010 4:46 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I am still waiting on those two as well...crickets.

makes me feel better. did either give you a sense of how long it would be


Not at all!

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Re: Any Boston offers?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 13, 2010 5:46 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Anyone hear from Choate Hall recently?


I would like to know this as well. Choate, anyone? I hear their Hiring Comm recently met... No news yet for me though. Maybe a bad sign...

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Re: Any Boston offers?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 13, 2010 7:21 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:I am still waiting on those two as well...crickets.

makes me feel better. did either give you a sense of how long it would be


Not at all!

me either. so we wait

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Re: Any Boston offers?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 13, 2010 9:33 pm

Anonymous User wrote:To respond to the "must have strong Boston ties to get a summer offer" assertion, I think you are mistaken about the weight of the factor. Basically, it seems that if you can demonstrate any reasonable connection to Boston, you will not be discounted as a candidate. But you get no bonus for having a "stronger" connection than some other candidate (i.e. having been born and raised there gives you no 'bonus' over someone who just has a good reason to move there, like having gone to undergrad there and can sell that you love the city).

In terms of weekend dings/CBs, Brown Rudnick offer and still waiting from another firm.


Congrats on the BR offer -can you tell us how long between your CB and offer? thanks!!




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