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Gibson NY

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 06, 2010 10:02 pm

any news, tips or insight on gibson ny callbacks/offers?

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Re: Gibson NY

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 06, 2010 10:06 pm

Offer received this past Friday, two days after CB.

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Re: Gibson NY

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 06, 2010 10:12 pm

I interviewed last week and got an offer the day after my CB.

The CB --> offer ration is relatively high. It definitely seemed that it was yours to mess up, rather than having to wow them to get the offer. It also seemed more focused on selling than on evaluating, at least compared to some of my other callbacks.

No particularly tough interview questions -- talked about my summer job, pre-law school work experience, personal interests. As with any CB, have good answers (and multiple answers) for "Why GDC?" and also have some insightful questions to ask.

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Re: Gibson NY

Postby NYAssociate » Tue Sep 07, 2010 2:09 am

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Re: Gibson NY

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 07, 2010 7:27 am

NYAssociate wrote:Careful with Gibson Dunn. They check 2L grades when considering your permanent offer.


Really? How much of a drop is tolerated?

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Re: Gibson NY

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 07, 2010 8:50 am

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NYAssociate wrote:Careful with Gibson Dunn. They check 2L grades when considering your permanent offer.


Really? How much of a drop is tolerated?


how do you know this?

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Re: Gibson NY

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 07, 2010 9:22 am

NYAssociate wrote:Careful with Gibson Dunn. They check 2L grades when considering your permanent offer.


I've heard this too, but I can't believe they would care unless it's a significant drop. They offered 133/149 SAs firmwide and 43/47 in New York last year. Even if all of those people were no offered for grades (which is doubtful - some were probably behavioral), that's a relatively small proportion.

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Re: Gibson NY

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 07, 2010 1:50 pm

congrats on your offers! were they made via phone? thanks for the insights, too.

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Re: Gibson NY

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 07, 2010 1:52 pm

I heard from a credible source that summer c/o 2009 were no-offered on the basis of whether they split.

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Re: Gibson NY

Postby NYAssociate » Tue Sep 07, 2010 2:14 pm

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Re: Gibson NY

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 07, 2010 2:24 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I heard from a credible source that summer c/o 2009 were no-offered on the basis of whether they split.


What? Why allow splitting then?

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Re: Gibson NY

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 07, 2010 2:33 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I heard from a credible source that summer c/o 2009 were no-offered on the basis of whether they split.


What? Why allow splitting then?


I don't know. They didn't want to offer everyone so they used an arbitrary distinction. Splitting between Gibson Dunn (LA) and Gibson Dunn (Century City) was cause for no-offering.

Lesson? Don't stand out in any way. Keep your head down, get the work done, and hope for an offer.

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Re: Gibson NY

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 07, 2010 2:34 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I heard from a credible source that summer c/o 2009 were no-offered on the basis of whether they split.


What? Why allow splitting then?


I don't know. They didn't want to offer everyone so they used an arbitrary distinction. Splitting between Gibson Dunn (LA) and Gibson Dunn (Century City) was cause for no-offering.

Lesson? Don't stand out in any way. Keep your head down, get the work done, and hope for an offer.


Oh, this makes some sense. I was told by someone who works on the hiring committee for GDC that if you interview for multiple GDC offices, or split, they ALL have to like you for you to get an offer.

Do you know if it was the same if someone split between two firms? I ask because if my CBs go as I hope, I'll have to split.

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Re: Gibson NY

Postby radek » Tue Sep 07, 2010 3:06 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I heard from a credible source that summer c/o 2009 were no-offered on the basis of whether they split.


What? Why allow splitting then?


I don't know. They didn't want to offer everyone so they used an arbitrary distinction. Splitting between Gibson Dunn (LA) and Gibson Dunn (Century City) was cause for no-offering.

Lesson? Don't stand out in any way. Keep your head down, get the work done, and hope for an offer.


Oh, this makes some sense. I was told by someone who works on the hiring committee for GDC that if you interview for multiple GDC offices, or split, they ALL have to like you for you to get an offer.

Do you know if it was the same if someone split between two firms? I ask because if my CBs go as I hope, I'll have to split.


splitting is dumb as a general rule unless you are SURE that it won't have a negative impact on your chances of getting an offer with at least one of the firms you summer with

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Re: Gibson NY

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 07, 2010 3:10 pm

radek wrote:splitting is dumb as a general rule unless you are SURE that it won't have a negative impact on your chances of getting an offer with at least one of the firms you summer with


Texas firms have four week summers -- you have to split. I'm looking at Houston and NYC. My top choice is Texas. Second choice is NYC. I'd really have no choice.

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Re: Gibson NY

Postby NYAssociate » Tue Sep 07, 2010 5:24 pm

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Re: Gibson NY

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 07, 2010 5:42 pm

Anonymous User wrote:congrats on your offers! were they made via phone? thanks for the insights, too.


Yes, phone call by one of my screening interviewers.

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Re: Gibson NY

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 07, 2010 5:44 pm

Wow, didn't know they checked 2L grades. I assume I'll do ok, but any info on grade changes and permanent offers would be much appreciated.

That is, how much of a grade drop is tolerated? .1? .2? Do they expect an increase if the upper year curve is nicer?




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