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Re: DOJ SLIP 2010

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Nov 16, 2010 7:56 pm

AverageStudent wrote:hey guys. i got an offer at OIL last week (the 11th). there was a phone interview then an offer about 1.5 weeks later. A friend has accepted with EOIR. She got her offer before I did, with no interview.


Do you know how much sooner she got the offer?

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Re: DOJ SLIP 2010

Postby AverageStudent » Tue Nov 16, 2010 8:01 pm

hmmm. between 4 and 7 days i think.

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Re: DOJ SLIP 2010

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Nov 16, 2010 8:04 pm

AverageStudent wrote:hmmm. between 4 and 7 days i think.


Do you know what city she got the offer for?

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Re: DOJ SLIP 2010

Postby AverageStudent » Tue Nov 16, 2010 8:05 pm

San Fran.

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Re: DOJ SLIP 2010

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Nov 16, 2010 8:11 pm

EOIR mentioned that they will be giving out offers by city, so I wonder if that affects whether they give offers out all at the same time or not. I wish we had more reference points to go by on here.

Also, do you know if that was her top choice?

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Re: DOJ SLIP 2010

Postby AverageStudent » Tue Nov 16, 2010 8:18 pm

yeah, sorry, havent heard much more about EOIR. For OIL, I know they are taking six people, I can account for myself and one other. that's all the info i've got!

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Re: DOJ SLIP 2010

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Nov 16, 2010 8:21 pm

Thank you

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Re: DOJ SLIP 2010

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Nov 16, 2010 8:34 pm

AverageStudent wrote:also just to clarify, this was SLIP and not Honors. As far as whether SLIP can lead to post-grad opportunities, the DOJ website says that some students are "funneled" into the honors program, but my interviewer couldn't recall it happening recently.


This is why I can't understand why anybody would want to do SLIP in favor of biglaw/midlaw. It's too risky.

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Re: DOJ SLIP 2010

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Nov 16, 2010 8:40 pm

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AverageStudent wrote:also just to clarify, this was SLIP and not Honors. As far as whether SLIP can lead to post-grad opportunities, the DOJ website says that some students are "funneled" into the honors program, but my interviewer couldn't recall it happening recently.


This is why I can't understand why anybody would want to do SLIP in favor of biglaw/midlaw. It's too risky.


Ideally, even if you didnt get funnelled, itd put you in a nice spot when you're applying to honors. However, I know people who did SLIP and didn't even get an honors interview and vice versa.

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Re: DOJ SLIP 2010

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Nov 16, 2010 9:14 pm

"Ideally, even if you didnt get funnelled, itd put you in a nice spot when you're applying to honors. However, I know people who did SLIP and didn't even get an honors interview and vice versa."


Exactly, then what's the point of going for SLIP?

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Re: DOJ SLIP 2010

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Nov 16, 2010 9:26 pm

Anonymous User wrote:"Ideally, even if you didnt get funnelled, itd put you in a nice spot when you're applying to honors. However, I know people who did SLIP and didn't even get an honors interview and vice versa."


Exactly, then what's the point of going for SLIP?


Listen, I know I seem to be one of the only people here who is a finalist for the SLIP who has absolutely no other legitimate summer opportunity left. I didn't get any offers after callbacks. I don't begrudge any of you the right to evaluate your options and decide that you have better opportunities and/or the SLIP isn't right for you, but is it really that hard to understand why someone would be desperate to get an offer from the SLIP even if there isn't the same chance for permanent employment afterwards that there is in biglaw?

Thanks to the user for giving the information about OIL offers. Congrats.

/self

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Re: DOJ SLIP 2010

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Nov 16, 2010 9:59 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:"Ideally, even if you didnt get funnelled, itd put you in a nice spot when you're applying to honors. However, I know people who did SLIP and didn't even get an honors interview and vice versa."


Exactly, then what's the point of going for SLIP?


Listen, I know I seem to be one of the only people here who is a finalist for the SLIP who has absolutely no other legitimate summer opportunity left. I didn't get any offers after callbacks. I don't begrudge any of you the right to evaluate your options and decide that you have better opportunities and/or the SLIP isn't right for you, but is it really that hard to understand why someone would be desperate to get an offer from the SLIP even if there isn't the same chance for permanent employment afterwards that there is in biglaw?

Thanks to the user for giving the information about OIL offers. Congrats.

/self


Hey, I definitely understand your situation and under those circumstances I'd be hoping to get SLIP, too. I was just wondering if there would be any reason to choose SLIP over biglaw (other than not having other options). I wish you the best and hope that SLIP comes through for you.

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Re: DOJ SLIP 2010

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Nov 17, 2010 12:56 am

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Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:"Ideally, even if you didnt get funnelled, itd put you in a nice spot when you're applying to honors. However, I know people who did SLIP and didn't even get an honors interview and vice versa."


Exactly, then what's the point of going for SLIP?


Listen, I know I seem to be one of the only people here who is a finalist for the SLIP who has absolutely no other legitimate summer opportunity left. I didn't get any offers after callbacks. I don't begrudge any of you the right to evaluate your options and decide that you have better opportunities and/or the SLIP isn't right for you, but is it really that hard to understand why someone would be desperate to get an offer from the SLIP even if there isn't the same chance for permanent employment afterwards that there is in biglaw?

Thanks to the user for giving the information about OIL offers. Congrats.

/self


Hey, I definitely understand your situation and under those circumstances I'd be hoping to get SLIP, too. I was just wondering if there would be any reason to choose SLIP over biglaw (other than not having other options). I wish you the best and hope that SLIP comes through for you.


Possible other reason: You realized you actually don't want to work for a firm and would be terribly unhappy doing so.

Also, started my background check process today. Fun times.

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Re: DOJ SLIP 2010

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Nov 17, 2010 9:12 am

"Possible other reason: You realized you actually don't want to work for a firm and would be terribly unhappy doing so.

Also, started my background check process today. Fun times."

What's your plan after graduation?

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Re: DOJ SLIP 2010

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Nov 17, 2010 12:03 pm

Anonymous User wrote:"Possible other reason: You realized you actually don't want to work for a firm and would be terribly unhappy doing so.

Also, started my background check process today. Fun times."

What's your plan after graduation?


DOJ or clerkship if I can. If not, I'll figure it out.

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Re: DOJ SLIP 2010

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Nov 17, 2010 12:53 pm

Has anyone heard from Civil Rights? I had an interview over a month ago and have had silence since then.

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Re: DOJ SLIP 2010

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Nov 17, 2010 2:03 pm

Is there anyone else who got a 2nd interview from BOP and doesn't have a change in status yet? Mine is still suck at Selected for Further Consideration and I haven't heard anything since my 2nd interview. Getting nervous.

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Re: DOJ SLIP 2010

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Nov 18, 2010 1:06 pm

Do any firms allow you to split with them in the second half of the summer?

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Re: DOJ SLIP 2010

Postby Danteshek » Thu Nov 18, 2010 4:36 pm

I'm out. Followed up with ARC and she told me I'm in alternate group. Decided to accept internship with District Judge.

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Re: DOJ SLIP 2010

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Nov 18, 2010 4:43 pm

Danteshek wrote:I'm out. Followed up with ARC and she told me I'm in alternate group. Decided to accept internship with District Judge.


Nooooooooooo....well, it was good having you along for the ride for a while. I suppose I should try and get ahold of my arc again to see where I fall.

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Re: DOJ SLIP 2010

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Nov 18, 2010 4:44 pm

Danteshek wrote:I'm out. Followed up with ARC and she told me I'm in alternate group. Decided to accept internship with District Judge.


Did the ARC seem pretty willing to tell you your status?

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Re: DOJ SLIP 2010

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Nov 18, 2010 5:25 pm

Dinged by PRAO via e-mail just now.

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Re: DOJ SLIP 2010

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Nov 18, 2010 5:29 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Dinged by PRAO via e-mail just now.


I'm sorry to hear that. Did your status ever switch to 'finalist'?

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Re: DOJ SLIP 2010

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Nov 18, 2010 5:55 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Dinged by PRAO via e-mail just now.


I'm sorry to hear that. Did your status ever switch to 'finalist'?


No.

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Re: DOJ SLIP 2010

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Nov 18, 2010 8:07 pm

what is the arc?

im dying to know. I have been a finalist for quite some time now. Im prob an alternate.




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