spanktheduck wrote:There will most likely not be a second wave of cbs. There wasn't last year and there won't be one this year. I am sorry if you are waiting on a firm, but if others have heard back and you have not, you are likely dinged. There will be the random cb or late offer made, but these will be rare. Some smaller markets hire later and have a longer hiring period, but those are generally firms you will contact on your own. Firms that come to OCI will not be doing a second wave of callbacks. Offers are more likely, but even there, it won't be substantial.
I agree with the conclusion, but question the methods.
Making comparisons to past practices is basically useless--too much has changed. The economy isn't what it was in 2007, but it's also not what it was last year. Plus, the NALP rules have changed so it's entirely possible that a smaller (for biglaw) firm could make a bunch of offers, wait to see if they are accepted, then invite more callbacks in the same timeframe that it would take the firms with the biggest classes to finish callbacks.
All that being said, I don't think it's happening. Firms don't want to pick the dregs left by other firms.