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Re: Fall Recruiting: Final Results

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 10, 2010 6:17 pm

School range: T50
Market(s): California Bay Area
Approx. class rank: top 10%
Law review: Yes
Screening Interviews: 19
Mass mails: 0
Callbacks received: 1 (still haven't heard from about 8 firms, assuming dings at this point though)
Callbacks accepted: 1
Offers w/vault ranges: 1 - v20, accepted

I am absolutely thrilled about the offer I got because it is the firm I most wanted to work for. Before I got the offer, I was feeling pretty depressed about my lack of CBs. People with similar stats at my school had more (sometimes many more) CBs than I did. I think I just did not do a good job in screening interviews of convincing them that I really want to work in Biglaw. My background was so focused on an area of law that big firms don't do that I guess they thought I would not stay with them after the summer. Working for a big firm is actually what I really want to do, though, and I wish I had realized earlier that the answer I was giving for "do you want to keep working in [area of law that we do not do] in the future?" was not good enough.

Oh well, it all worked out in the end! Maybe the universe was just trying to point a big fat arrow at this one firm saying "work here!!"

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Re: Fall Recruiting: Final Results

Postby KMaine » Fri Sep 10, 2010 6:32 pm

Anonymous User wrote:School range: T50
Market(s): California Bay Area
Approx. class rank: top 10%
Law review: Yes
Screening Interviews: 19
Mass mails: 0
Callbacks received: 1 (still haven't heard from about 8 firms, assuming dings at this point though)
Callbacks accepted: 1
Offers w/vault ranges: 1 - v20, accepted

I am absolutely thrilled about the offer I got because it is the firm I most wanted to work for. Before I got the offer, I was feeling pretty depressed about my lack of CBs. People with similar stats at my school had more (sometimes many more) CBs than I did. I think I just did not do a good job in screening interviews of convincing them that I really want to work in Biglaw. My background was so focused on an area of law that big firms don't do that I guess they thought I would not stay with them after the summer. Working for a big firm is actually what I really want to do, though, and I wish I had realized earlier that the answer I was giving for "do you want to keep working in [area of law that we do not do] in the future?" was not good enough.

Oh well, it all worked out in the end! Maybe the universe was just trying to point a big fat arrow at this one firm saying "work here!!"


Congrats! Great story.

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Re: Fall Recruiting: Final Results

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 17, 2010 9:01 am

Anonymous User wrote:School range: HYS
Market(s): NYC
Approx. class rank: No idea, don't care :)
Law review: Yes
Screening Interviews: 20
Mass mails: none
Callbacks received: 13
Callbacks accepted: 6
Offers w/vault ranges: 5 (2 V5, 2 V10, 1 V25), 1 more CB w/ V5 to go


Update after Cravath cb:

Offers w/vault ranges: 6 (3 V5, 2 V10, 1 V25)

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Re: Fall Recruiting: Final Results

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 17, 2010 9:16 am

School range: MVP
Market(s): Chicago, SoCal, Flyover secondary
Approx. class rank: slightly above top 1/4
Law review: Secondary J
Screening Interviews: 29 (declined a few)
Mass mails: I sent about 40-50: 6 bites (3 phone interviews; 3 screener offers on-site, of which I declined 2).
Callbacks received: 15
Callbacks accepted: 8, (WD from 2, Dinged by 2)
Offers w/vault ranges: 4, 1 V10 (accepted) 1 V20, 2 V50
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Re: Fall Recruiting: Final Results

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 17, 2010 9:34 am

School range: DNCG
Market(s): TX (some other secondary markets)
Approx. class rank: ~top 1/3
Law review: No (significant work experience)
Screening Interviews: 15
Mass mails: 5 (no fruit)
Callbacks received: 9
Callbacks accepted: 8
Offers w/vault ranges: 3 -- 1 V20, 1 V50, 1 V75 (no dings so far)

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Re: Fall Recruiting: Final Results

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 17, 2010 9:45 am

School range: CCN
Market(s): NY + Secondary
Approx. class rank: Top 10%
Law review: Secondary
Screening Interviews: 24
Mass mails: 1
Callbacks received: 18
Callbacks accepted: 11
Offers w/vault ranges: 2 V5, 2 V10, 3 V20

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Re: Fall Recruiting: Final Results

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 18, 2010 12:25 pm

School range: Ranked 10-14
Market(s): NY+Chicago
Approx. class rank: Top 10%
Law review: Secondary journal
Screening Interviews: 20
Mass mails: None, but a few drops during OCI with firms I didn't get a lottery interview with, got 2 hits of V20 firms off that
Callbacks received: 17
Callbacks accepted: 13
Offers w/vault ranges: 2 V5, 1 V10, 4 V20

No dings, only haven't heard from 2 firms I recently interviewed with including 1 V10, but making my choice soon basically my cycle is over.

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Re: Fall Recruiting: Final Results

Postby underachiever » Sat Sep 18, 2010 12:33 pm

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Re: Fall Recruiting: Final Results

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 18, 2010 12:37 pm

School range: MVP
Market(s): NYC, DC, VA, Cali
Approx. class rank: 60%
Law review: N
Screening Interviews: 19
Mass mails: 0
Callbacks received: 2
Callbacks accepted: 1
Offers w/vault ranges: 1 V25

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Re: Fall Recruiting: Final Results

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 18, 2010 12:40 pm

spondee wrote:
RVP11 wrote:
lurker999 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:School range: Boalt
Market: Bay Area/LA, DC, NY
Approx. class rank: Well above median
Law review: Nope
Screening Interviews: 40-50 (20+ @ PLIP, 8 @ SFIPLA, 20 @ Boalt) [some were random public interest]
Mass mails: 10
Callbacks received: 30 (BS,MS EE)
Callbacks accepted: 8 (basically, all the top dogs in IP lit)
Offers w/ vault ranges: Zero.


You done fucked up son.

This is why you schedule ALL your callbacks until you receive an offer.

Or: How to end up at PLIP as a 3L


Is it even real? Didn't Boalt just finish their OCI two weeks ago (or less)? I'd think it's too little time to have received rejections from every CB. Seems like an MS EE 'well above median' at Boalt's gonna end with an offer.

Boalt guy from above here; have 2 offers out of the 8 callbacks I whittled it down to; I misinterpreted "offers" as "offers in hand" - I don't know anyone who's got final decisions on their entire recruiting season.
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Re: Fall Recruiting: Final Results

Postby spondee » Sat Sep 18, 2010 12:41 pm

Congrats! That makes more sense.

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Re: Fall Recruiting: Final Results

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 18, 2010 12:43 pm

spondee wrote:Congrats! That makes more sense.

thanks

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Re: Fall Recruiting: Final Results

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 18, 2010 12:47 pm

School range: T20
Market(s): DC, Chicago, CA
Approx. class rank: 60%
Law review: N
Screening Interviews: 16
Mass mails: 0
Callbacks received: 6
Callbacks accepted: 6
Offers w/vault ranges: 2 V100, 1 non-Vault

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Re: Fall Recruiting: Final Results

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 18, 2010 1:59 pm

School range: Lower T-14
Market(s): DC only
Approx. class rank: 30-35% (transfer from T30)
Law review: No (secondary journal)
Screening Interviews: 15 (all DC)
Mass mails: After bidding results came out, I sent letters/resume to most DC firms.
Callbacks received: 4
(One was non-DC, during the screener they told me I had a better shot at another office)
Callbacks accepted: 4
(V20; V100 [top firm in DC & first choice]; V100; non-Vault)
Offers: V100 [first choice]; withdrew from others.

I know I'm fortunate to land a DC gig and think WE before/during school and the early timing of the callback helped a lot.

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Re: Fall Recruiting: Final Results

Postby Action Jackson » Sat Sep 18, 2010 2:29 pm

underachiever wrote:School range: University of Pennsylvania
Market(s): NY, DC, + 3 cities near hometown
Approx. class rank: Slightly Above Median
Law review: NO (Secondary Journal)
Screening Interviews: 28
Mass mails: 30
Callbacks received: 17
Callbacks accepted: 12
Offers w/vault ranges: 6 (total offers 11 w/ 1 callback left. Will decide on firm Monday so relax, I'm not hording offers.)

Wow. You are a beast.

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Re: Fall Recruiting: Final Results

Postby BruceWayne » Sat Sep 18, 2010 2:34 pm

Action Jackson wrote:
underachiever wrote:School range: University of Pennsylvania
Market(s): NY, DC, + 3 cities near hometown
Approx. class rank: Slightly Above Median
Law review: NO (Secondary Journal)
Screening Interviews: 28
Mass mails: 30
Callbacks received: 17
Callbacks accepted: 12
Offers w/vault ranges: 6 (total offers 11 w/ 1 callback left. Will decide on firm Monday so relax, I'm not hording offers.)

Wow. You are a beast.


Did you have WE underachiever? Your results give many hope in this tough economy.

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Re: Fall Recruiting: Final Results

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 18, 2010 4:04 pm

School range: HYS
Market(s): NY
Approx. class rank: Top 25%
Law review: No
Screening Interviews: 24
Mass mails: 0
Callbacks received: 19
Callbacks accepted: 12
Offers w/vault ranges: Just getting started, but 2 V10 offers

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Re: Fall Recruiting: Final Results

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 18, 2010 4:31 pm

School range: CCN
Market(s): NY
Approx. class rank: Top 2%
Law review: Yes
Screening Interviews: 14
Mass mails: 0
Callbacks received: 12
Callbacks accepted: 6
Offers w/vault ranges: 4, V10 (inclusive)

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Re: Fall Recruiting: Final Results

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 18, 2010 4:59 pm

School range: T50
Market(s): NY
Approx. class rank: Top 15%
Law review: Yes
Screening Interviews: 18
Mass mails: 0
Callbacks received: 8
Callbacks accepted: 4
Offers w/vault ranges: 1 V50, top choice. haven't heard from others.

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Re: Fall Recruiting: Final Results

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 18, 2010 5:04 pm

School range: CCN
Market(s): DC/secondary
Approx. class rank: Top 10-20%
Law review: No
Screening Interviews: 19
Mass mails: 0
Callbacks received: 7
Callbacks accepted: 5
Offers w/vault ranges: 3 (withdrew from 1 firm w/o a decision, 1 rejection) - 2 V20 (DC), V50 (secondary)
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Re: Fall Recruiting: Final Results

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 18, 2010 5:13 pm

School range: Y
Market(s): DC, NYC, SF
Approx. class rank: N/A
Law review: Yes
Screening Interviews: ~30
Mass mails: 0
Callbacks received: ~25
Callbacks accepted: ten: 2V5, 2V10, 6V25
Offers w/vault ranges: 1V5, 2V10, 3V25

Still have not heard from Skadden and a couple V25s, but probably dings and would not affect decision anyway.

Only applied to 2V5s (Skadden and Cravath).

Probably going to Covington DC.

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Re: Fall Recruiting: Final Results

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 18, 2010 5:15 pm

School range: MVP
Market(s): NYC
Approx. class rank: Top 10%
Law review: No, but secondary journal
Screening Interviews: 17
Mass mails: 0
Callbacks received: 14
Callbacks accepted: 13
Offers w/vault ranges: 1 V5; most of the CBs still to go, but strongly considering taking my offer.

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Re: Fall Recruiting: Final Results

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 18, 2010 5:33 pm

School range: T40-50
Market(s): DC
Approx. class rank: Top 5%
Law review: Yes
Screening Interviews: 30
Mass mails: A bunch.
Callbacks received: 13 (1 V100 from mass-mailing, surprisingly)
Callbacks accepted: 12
Offers w/vault ranges: 1 V50, so far. Waiting on the rest; 2 more callbacks to go.

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Re: Fall Recruiting: Final Results

Postby War Cardinal » Sat Sep 18, 2010 5:53 pm

- "Waiting on the rest"
- "2 more callbacks to go"
- "most of the CBs still to go, but strongly considering taking my offer"
- "Probably going to Covington DC."
- "Just getting started"
- "1 callback left. Will decide on firm Monday"

So much for tabulating FINAL RESULTS

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Re: Fall Recruiting: Final Results

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 18, 2010 7:32 pm

School range: CCN
Market(s): NYC & 1 large secondary
Approx. class rank: Top 10%
Law review: No
Screening Interviews: 24
Mass mails: 2
Callbacks received: 19 (note: I interviewed at both the NYC and secondary market office for several firms which ended up being a poor strategy because usually only one of the offices gave me a callback - lesson learned is to only apply to one office of a single firm)
Callbacks accepted: 10 (7 in NYC, 3 in secondary market)
Offers w/vault ranges: 2 V5, 2 V10, 2 V20, 1 V50 (but top in secondary market)




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