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Interesting callback

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 05, 2010 11:40 pm

CB at a big firm. Went down like this:
1. 20 min. normal interview w/ partner
2. 30 min. intensive discussion of Writing Sample
3. 30 min. intensive legal analysis/strategy session regarding fictional case w/ 1 partner and 1 Associate
4. Lunch w/ Junior Associate

I was totally unprepared for this, and could not have possibly come across as an intelligent human being. Anyone else have a similar experience?

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Re: Interesting callback

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 05, 2010 11:51 pm

Anonymous User wrote:CB at a big firm. Went down like this:
1. 20 min. normal interview w/ partner
2. 30 min. intensive discussion of Writing Sample
3. 30 min. intensive legal analysis/strategy session regarding fictional case w/ 1 partner and 1 Associate
4. Lunch w/ Junior Associate

I was totally unprepared for this, and could not have possibly come across as an intelligent human being. Anyone else have a similar experience?

no. where?

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Re: Interesting callback

Postby 12262010 » Sun Sep 05, 2010 11:53 pm

this seems atypical. my CBs have been a lot like EIP, just with longer, slightly more personal conversations.

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Re: Interesting callback

Postby Pablo Ramirez » Mon Sep 06, 2010 12:02 am

Which firm?

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Re: Interesting callback

Postby spondee » Mon Sep 06, 2010 12:34 am

Pablo Ramirez wrote:Which firm?


Want to know, too. Have one CB at a firm that seems likely to do this sort of thing...

(Maybe you could PM me if you don't want to name them publicly?)

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Re: Interesting callback

Postby chup » Mon Sep 06, 2010 1:14 am

OUT THE FIRM, dammit.

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Postby MBskier » Mon Sep 06, 2010 1:23 am

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Postby MBskier » Mon Sep 06, 2010 1:25 am

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Re: Interesting callback

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 06, 2010 1:26 am

MBskier wrote:Know the firm and it's my top choice so I don't want to out it. Had my callback and exact same format.
NYC people need not worry.

What about DC people?

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Postby MBskier » Mon Sep 06, 2010 1:33 am

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Re: Interesting callback

Postby chup » Mon Sep 06, 2010 1:36 am

REJOICE.

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Re: Interesting callback

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 06, 2010 7:21 am

MBskier wrote:Also op. Could you tell me your case study/planning sesh topic. Mine was pretty absurd.



you first. im paranoid about outing myself. mine was pretty silly, as well. and i was woefully underprepared, totally screwed it up. i walked out of there and a million obvious things dawned on me. pretty sure im not getting an offer there. how do you think you fared?

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Re: Interesting callback

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 06, 2010 7:23 am

Anonymous User wrote:OUT THE FIRM, dammit.


I also don't want to out the firm b/c the format is so unique and I don't want to risk outing myself in the process. But MB is right, NY'ers need not worry.

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Re: Interesting callback

Postby mr. tumnus » Mon Sep 06, 2010 7:25 am

MBskier wrote:Also op. Could you tell me your case study/planning sesh topic. Mine was pretty absurd.


PM me, MB. Let's compare.

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Re: Interesting callback

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 06, 2010 9:02 am

Just give the city of this firm so those of us with CBs there can be generally terrified?

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Re: Interesting callback

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 06, 2010 9:26 am

Anonymous User wrote:Just give the city of this firm so those of us with CBs there can be generally terrified?


what market are you in?

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Re: Interesting callback

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 06, 2010 9:31 am

Boston.

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Re: Interesting callback

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 06, 2010 9:41 am

Anonymous User wrote:Boston.


No worries.

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Re: Interesting callback

Postby chicag-fro » Mon Sep 06, 2010 9:50 am

Chicago. Do I need to worry?

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Re: Interesting callback

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 06, 2010 9:51 am

L.A. here. Am I screwed?

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Re: Interesting callback

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 06, 2010 10:01 am

I had a similar experience in a screening interview, thought I did terrible, and ended up getting a callback. I wouldn't be too worried about feeling like you did bad, because I feel like after something weird like that everybody is unprepared and comes out of it feeling bad.

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Re: Interesting callback

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 06, 2010 10:16 am

chicag-fro wrote:Chicago. Do I need to worry?



No worries for Chicago or LA

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Re: Interesting callback

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 06, 2010 11:29 am

ty

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Re: Interesting callback

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 06, 2010 11:30 am

TX?

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Re: Interesting callback

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 06, 2010 11:35 am

philly?




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