SUMMER LAW INTERN PROGRAM: All components that formally participate in the SLIP have notified their candidates and started the interview process. "Regrets" messages to all applicants not selected for further consideration were issued November 1st. . . . SLIP finalists will also be identified by November 17th with first-round offers likely to go out prior to Thanksgiving. "Finalists" are defined as first-round offer candidates and alternates. Finalists do not see a change in their online status; however, non-finalists will shortly be notified that they are no longer under consideration.
I have so many questions about this section of the update, but obviously don't want to ask on the DOJ community board. Like a lot of people here, I was "selected as a finalist" for the Civil Division in the last few weeks, but have never been contacted in any way other than receiving the "you've been selected for further consideration" email a long time ago.
Does that further consideration email coupled with the fact that it doesn't seem the Civil Division is doing interviews = "All components that formally participate in the SLIP have notified their candidates and started the interview process" ?
If finalists don't see a change in the online status, what's with the selected as finalist status? Does that statement not apply to the Civil Division and Antitrust division? The status change obviously means we haven't been ruled out, but does it mean "Finalist" in that we are going to get a first-round offer or be an alternate, as that quoted statement suggests?