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Re: DOJ SLIP 2010

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Nov 03, 2010 7:43 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:so has civil (any branch) started interviewing this year or what?


I had an interview with a civil branch and had references checked.

one of appellate or fed. programs? (you can just say 'yes' if you don't want to get any more specific.)

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Re: DOJ SLIP 2010

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Nov 03, 2010 7:45 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:so has civil (any branch) started interviewing this year or what?


I had an interview with a civil branch and had references checked.


Phone interview?

And is there any chance at all of you saying which civil branch? I know the #s of people are small, but just wondering...

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Re: DOJ SLIP 2010

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Nov 03, 2010 7:59 pm

Someone needs to contact me from the DOJ soon or else I'm going to go against my better judgment and stalk them until I figure out what "finalist" means...no. self. control.

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Re: DOJ SLIP 2010

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Nov 03, 2010 8:42 pm

the DOJ isnt going to care if you ask them. Or you can ask your career center.

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Re: DOJ SLIP 2010

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Nov 03, 2010 8:43 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I want this thread to pick up some steam..cmmmmmmmon offers

I wonder why antitrust is the only branch moving


My only theory is that because many of the antitrust field offices take only two or three people they also interview a very small number. Makes it easier to get moving on offers quickly. The only other offers we've heard of in this thread are from Civil Appellate (taking only three people total) and the USAO for Wyoming, which took a single person.

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Re: DOJ SLIP 2010

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Nov 03, 2010 9:01 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:I want this thread to pick up some steam..cmmmmmmmon offers

I wonder why antitrust is the only branch moving


My only theory is that because many of the antitrust field offices take only two or three people they also interview a very small number. Makes it easier to get moving on offers quickly. The only other offers we've heard of in this thread are from Civil Appellate (taking only three people total) and the USAO for Wyoming, which took a single person.


Hrm..good theory, but my division doesn't do interviews. They do, however, take 16 people and have to distribute those people based on geographic prefs.

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Re: DOJ SLIP 2010

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Nov 03, 2010 9:14 pm

Anyone have any info on what divisions did or did not issue funnel offers to SLIP interns last yer?

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Re: DOJ SLIP 2010

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Nov 04, 2010 12:26 am

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Anonymous User wrote:so has civil (any branch) started interviewing this year or what?


I had an interview with a civil branch and had references checked.

it seems like the civil division is proceeding with interviews on an applicant-by-applicant basis, which, to me, suggests they've ranked or preferenced certain applicants at this point, instead of treating us as class as they did at earlier stages.

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Re: DOJ SLIP 2010

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Nov 04, 2010 12:29 am

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Anonymous User wrote:so has civil (any branch) started interviewing this year or what?


I had an interview with a civil branch and had references checked.

it seems like the civil division is proceeding with interviews on an applicant-by-applicant basis, which, to me, suggests they've ranked or preferenced certain applicants at this point, instead of treating us as class as they did at earlier stages.


Possibly. I mean, it's almost certain that they've started to separate probable offers and alternates. But I think another equally reasonable explanation for the staggered contact from Civil is that the sub-branches are moving at different rates. Since none of us can know what sub-division we're in, it'd be hard to compare.

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Re: DOJ SLIP 2010

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Nov 04, 2010 12:43 am

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Anonymous User wrote:so has civil (any branch) started interviewing this year or what?


I had an interview with a civil branch and had references checked.

it seems like the civil division is proceeding with interviews on an applicant-by-applicant basis, which, to me, suggests they've ranked or preferenced certain applicants at this point, instead of treating us as class as they did at earlier stages.


Possibly. I mean, it's almost certain that they've started to separate probable offers and alternates. But I think another equally reasonable explanation for the staggered contact from Civil is that the sub-branches are moving at different rates. Since none of us can know what sub-division we're in, it'd be hard to compare.

there's no doubt that interbranch differences make this incredibly hard to predict. but i do know that fed. programs and appellate have started to interview, and i think we can safely assume that a number of finalists on here who have yet to hear anything ranked those two branches (and not others).

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Re: DOJ SLIP 2010

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Nov 04, 2010 12:59 am

Are fed. programs and appellate the only worthwhile Civil Division branches?

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Re: DOJ SLIP 2010

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Anonymous User wrote:Are fed. programs and appellate the only worthwhile Civil Division branches?


Um... well I would be thrilled to get a job with any of them. I've never cared about prestige much at all, and I don't have any inside info about which ones are "worthwhile," but that's just how I feel.

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Re: DOJ SLIP 2010

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Nov 04, 2010 3:29 pm

anyone heard of non-appellate civil offers yet?

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Re: DOJ SLIP 2010

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Nov 04, 2010 10:17 pm

Are we expecting that Honors offers in our components will go out before SLIP offers?

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Re: DOJ SLIP 2010

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Nov 04, 2010 10:49 pm

anyone else in my spot? secondary city DOJ antitrust finalist with no interview?

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Re: DOJ SLIP 2010

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Nov 05, 2010 10:55 am

Anonymous User wrote:anyone else in my spot? secondary city DOJ antitrust finalist with no interview?


Didn't someone earlier in the thread say that one of the non-dc antitrust places wasn't doing interviews this year? Or did I just make that up?

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Re: DOJ SLIP 2010

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Nov 05, 2010 4:24 pm

No new interviews anywhere? The silence here is eerie.

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Re: DOJ SLIP 2010

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Nov 05, 2010 4:29 pm

the calm before the storm......

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Re: DOJ SLIP 2010

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Nov 05, 2010 4:34 pm

my heart drops every time i see theres a new post in this thread.

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Re: DOJ SLIP 2010

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Nov 05, 2010 8:18 pm

Does anyone know how big of a role the interview plays in the decision process? Is it more of a formality, or do the division's choices really hinge on how the interviews go?

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Re: DOJ SLIP 2010

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Nov 05, 2010 8:24 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Does anyone know how big of a role the interview plays in the decision process? Is it more of a formality, or do the division's choices really hinge on how the interviews go?

i hope it's the former because mine didn't go particularly well. did you have one?

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Re: DOJ SLIP 2010

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Nov 05, 2010 8:29 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Does anyone know how big of a role the interview plays in the decision process? Is it more of a formality, or do the division's choices really hinge on how the interviews go?

i hope it's the former because mine didn't go particularly well. did you have one?


Yes, and mine didn't go particularly well, either.

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Re: DOJ SLIP 2010

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Nov 05, 2010 9:52 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Does anyone know how big of a role the interview plays in the decision process? Is it more of a formality, or do the division's choices really hinge on how the interviews go?

i hope it's the former because mine didn't go particularly well. did you have one?


Yes, and mine didn't go particularly well, either.

were you interviewing with a civil branch (like me)?

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Re: DOJ SLIP 2010

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Nov 05, 2010 10:08 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Does anyone know how big of a role the interview plays in the decision process? Is it more of a formality, or do the division's choices really hinge on how the interviews go?

i hope it's the former because mine didn't go particularly well. did you have one?


Yes, and mine didn't go particularly well, either.

were you interviewing with a civil branch (like me)?


Yeah.

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Re: DOJ SLIP 2010

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Nov 05, 2010 10:23 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:were you interviewing with a civil branch (like me)?


Yeah.

well, it doesn't seem like the branches are interviewing all of the finalists, so at least we're competing against a smaller pool. (knock on wood.) were your references contacted?




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