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No offer

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 01, 2010 6:10 pm

Strange feeling. Top 10% HYSCCN. I'm actually not that upset--maybe it just hasn't sunk in yet. But part of me thinks I might have just dodged a huge bullet, so long as I can figure out how to pay off my $200,000 or so in debt. Surprisingly not worried.

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Re: No offer

Postby NU_Jet55 » Wed Sep 01, 2010 6:11 pm

Fuck.

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Re: No offer

Postby Objection » Wed Sep 01, 2010 6:12 pm

Denial (this isn't happening to me!)
Anger (why is this happening to me?)
Bargaining (I promise I'll be a better person if...)
Depression (I don't care anymore)
Acceptance (I'm ready for whatever comes)

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Re: No offer

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 01, 2010 6:14 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Strange feeling. Top 10% HYSCCN. I'm actually not that upset--maybe it just hasn't sunk in yet. But part of me thinks I might have just dodged a huge bullet, so long as I can figure out how to pay off my $200,000 or so in debt. Surprisingly not worried.


Out the TTT firm.

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Re: No offer

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 01, 2010 6:14 pm

Objection wrote:Denial (this isn't happening to me!)
Anger (why is this happening to me?)
Bargaining (I promise I'll be a better person if...)
Depression (I don't care anymore)
Acceptance (I'm ready for whatever comes)

Yeah, but I went through those stages in about 30 minutes. I'm ready for a Biglaw free life.

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Re: No offer

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 01, 2010 6:15 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Strange feeling. Top 10% HYSCCN. I'm actually not that upset--maybe it just hasn't sunk in yet. But part of me thinks I might have just dodged a huge bullet, so long as I can figure out how to pay off my $200,000 or so in debt. Surprisingly not worried.


Out the TTT firm.

Nope. No hard feelings. V50 though.

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Re: No offer

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 01, 2010 6:21 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Strange feeling. Top 10% HYSCCN. I'm actually not that upset--maybe it just hasn't sunk in yet. But part of me thinks I might have just dodged a huge bullet, so long as I can figure out how to pay off my $200,000 or so in debt. Surprisingly not worried.


Out the TTT firm.

Nope. No hard feelings. V50 though.


Not a matter of hard feelings. Just business. Out the TTT firm so people can know to avoid it.

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Re: No offer

Postby asealclubber » Wed Sep 01, 2010 6:23 pm

what kinds of jobs are you going to look for now? why aren't you so worried? it'll be hard to get hired with a no-offer when they ask about it.

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Re: No offer

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 01, 2010 6:26 pm

asealclubber wrote:what kinds of jobs are you going to look for now? why aren't you so worried? it'll be hard to get hired with a no-offer when they ask about it.

Government and private sector. Maybe non-profit, depending upon the salary. I figure that top 10% HYSCCN is pretty competitive for lots of things. I don't need 160K to survive. Pretty flexible on location. I'm pretty competitive for clerkships too so I'm not looking for another month or so, depending upon how that goes.

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Re: No offer

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 01, 2010 6:39 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Strange feeling. Top 10% HYSCCN. I'm actually not that upset--maybe it just hasn't sunk in yet. But part of me thinks I might have just dodged a huge bullet, so long as I can figure out how to pay off my $200,000 or so in debt. Surprisingly not worried.


Out the TTT firm.

Nope. No hard feelings. V50 though.


Not a matter of hard feelings. Just business. Out the TTT firm so people can know to avoid it.

Seems like most people here chase prestige anyway. If it's their highest ranked firm, they'll go there. If it's not, they won't. I'm just a statistic. Besides, I could be the guy that threw up on the partner's shoes for all anyone knows (I'm not, unless I blacked out).

I wanted to be a lawyer since I was 12 or so. Over 2L year I found myself moving away from that. It's not a good thing that I was no-offered, but it's not a uniformly bad thing yet, either.

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Re: No offer

Postby 2009 Prospective » Wed Sep 01, 2010 6:53 pm

If you don't mind me asking, is there anything about the summer in general terms which you believed contributed to the no offer?

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Re: No offer

Postby traehekat » Wed Sep 01, 2010 6:58 pm

so who'd you sleep with?

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Re: No offer

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 01, 2010 6:59 pm

2009 Prospective wrote:If you don't mind me asking, is there anything about the summer in general terms which you believed contributed to the no offer?

Don't mind at all. I get the impression that it was a numbers game, despite the smaller than usual class. It could have been one mediocre review that slipped me up. That, and they may have got the impression at I wasn't 100% committed to Biglaw, which is probably true.

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Re: No offer

Postby edcrane » Wed Sep 01, 2010 7:04 pm

Sorry, dude. What was the offer rate like last year? Did you anticipate this happening?

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Re: No offer

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 01, 2010 7:07 pm

edcrane wrote:Sorry, dude. What was the offer rate like last year? Did you anticipate this happening?

I soft of had a feeling, but I'm neurotic like that. Offer rate last year was greater than 50%, smaller than 75%. I should note that I'm in a two-income household too, so the impact is less than it could be. An extra 100K would be nice, but not the difference between homelessness and shelter.

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Re: No offer

Postby worldtraveler » Wed Sep 01, 2010 7:45 pm

It sounds like you have a great attitude about this. Best of luck.

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Re: No offer

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 01, 2010 7:52 pm

worldtraveler wrote:It sounds like you have a great attitude about this. Best of luck.

Thanks. I'm giving myself one night to get upset and drunk about it. After that, no regrets.

In a way, the no offer is liberating, especially for someone not convinced they wanted the Biglaw lifestyle. It's a little scary, but exhilarating as well.

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Re: No offer

Postby chup » Wed Sep 01, 2010 9:21 pm

traehekat wrote:so who'd you sleep with?

I think the better question is who didn't you sleep with?

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Re: No offer

Postby presh » Wed Sep 01, 2010 9:23 pm

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Re: No offer

Postby NYAssociate » Wed Sep 01, 2010 9:52 pm

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Re: No offer

Postby chup » Wed Sep 01, 2010 11:24 pm

NYAssociate wrote:To the OP: I'm truly sorry for the event. It's fortunate that you are still finding a way to land on your feet, at least emotionally.

To the forum: I wish more people would out which firms are no-offering. ATL paints a very rosy picture, but it's not exactly helpful since we know many other firms (or offices of firms with other offices boasting 100% offer rates) are putting their SAs in the OP's position.

Does ATL factor in cold offers in their rush to post champaign jpegs?

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Re: No offer

Postby Bumi » Wed Sep 01, 2010 11:28 pm

chup wrote:champaign jpegs


Image

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Re: No offer

Postby chup » Wed Sep 01, 2010 11:30 pm

Bumi wrote:
chup wrote:champaign jpegs


Image

CENTRAL ILLINOIS TO 190!

Also: dick.

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Re: No offer

Postby 20160810 » Thu Sep 02, 2010 12:21 am

chup wrote:
Bumi wrote:
chup wrote:champaign jpegs


Image

CENTRAL ILLINOIS TO 190!

Also: dick.

I loled

OP: Judging by the way you've handled what's objectively a shitty situation, you've ironically proven yourself to be just the sort of person I'd love to work in a law firm with. Good luck, keep a good head and a good heart, and you'll do fine. (And maybe, just maybe, if you feel a little vindictive, feel free to post ITT and tell us what firm this was).

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Re: No offer

Postby traehekat » Thu Sep 02, 2010 12:44 am

Bumi wrote:
chup wrote:champaign jpegs


Image


i think i see my old apt :cry:




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