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Best Wilmington firm?

Richards Layton
17
28%
Morris Nichols
22
36%
Young Conaway
10
16%
Ashby
3
5%
Potter Anderson
5
8%
Morris James
2
3%
Connolly Bove
2
3%
 
Total votes: 61

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Re: Best Wilmington firm?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Oct 18, 2010 12:12 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Any offers from Young Conaway?

Yes.


Mind elaborating?

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Re: Best Wilmington firm?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Oct 18, 2010 12:34 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Any offers from Young Conaway?

Yes.


Mind elaborating?

Sure thing. I received an offer recently. Had my callback awhile ago. Wasn't told if there were other offers outstanding or if they will be making any others soon. Sorry I don't know more.

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Re: Best Wilmington firm?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Oct 18, 2010 3:32 pm

Thank you, my callback was only last week so we will see. Congrats!

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Re: Best Wilmington firm?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Oct 20, 2010 9:04 am

so, what distinguishes between the firms in the 'big 4'? what is best about each?

deciding between a couple of offers... thank you!

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Re: Best Wilmington firm?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Oct 20, 2010 10:57 am

Anonymous User wrote:so, what distinguishes between the firms in the 'big 4'? what is best about each?

deciding between a couple of offers... thank you!

From what I can tell, MNAT is the place for corporate-transactional work, and YCST for corporate lit work. I think the other 2 are a little more balanced (I could be wrong though, as I haven't looked at all of the 4 in detail).

Other than that, probably just fit.

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Re: Best Wilmington firm?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Oct 20, 2010 1:01 pm

If anyone hears from Potter Anderson today, be sure to update the thread

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Re: Best Wilmington firm?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Oct 21, 2010 5:20 pm

Anyone here accepted or rejected an offer from RLF? I'm on their waitlist and would love to know

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Re: Best Wilmington firm?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Oct 28, 2010 2:05 pm

Anyone received an offer from or still waiting on Potter Anderson?

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Re: Best Wilmington firm?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Oct 28, 2010 2:42 pm

I recently applied there on a whim, I wonder if they are still trying to interview people?

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Re: Best Wilmington firm?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Oct 28, 2010 2:55 pm

Got a letter from PAC a while back asking if I was still interested because they were still interested in me (this is like more than 2 months after my initial screening interview).

In the interest of equity (and offers from firms that operated on more reasonable timelines), I didn't respond.

Timeliness, FTW!

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Re: Best Wilmington firm?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Oct 28, 2010 3:19 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Got a letter from PAC a while back asking if I was still interested because they were still interested in me (this is like more than 2 months after my initial screening interview).

In the interest of equity (and offers from firms that operated on more reasonable timelines), I didn't respond.

Timeliness, FTW!


I wonder what's going on with them..have heard similar stories

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Re: Best Wilmington firm?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Oct 28, 2010 3:31 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Got a letter from PAC a while back asking if I was still interested because they were still interested in me (this is like more than 2 months after my initial screening interview).

In the interest of equity (and offers from firms that operated on more reasonable timelines), I didn't respond.

Timeliness, FTW!


I wonder what's going on with them..have heard similar stories



Ya, it doesn't compute. They're probably not doing well/not having much semblance of a summer class this year (like most Wilmington firms, with the exception of MNAT). I really liked PAC and also really wanted CBLH, but at least CBLH told me that they would have maybe one SA this upcoming summer. PAC interviewed at least 20 students at my school and I never heard anything until months afterwards. Oh well, I'll be in NYC biglaw instead - but would've loved to kick in in DE for the summer! (grew up there)

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Re: Best Wilmington firm?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Oct 28, 2010 3:40 pm

they're actually having a decent sized class -- on par with past years.

they also have given out at least some offers...

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Re: Best Wilmington firm?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Oct 28, 2010 3:43 pm

Anonymous User wrote:they're actually having a decent sized class -- on par with past years.

they also have given out at least some offers...


On par with last year, and much less than years before. Also, they no-offered 33% of their class last summer. I'd say they're not doing so hot.

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Re: Best Wilmington firm?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Oct 28, 2010 4:51 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:they're actually having a decent sized class -- on par with past years.

they also have given out at least some offers...


On par with last year, and much less than years before. Also, they no-offered 33% of their class last summer. I'd say they're not doing so hot.


That doesn't align with what I was told at all. Size is on par with the last 3 years, and the offer rate was higher than you're suggesting (at least according to them...). The numbers on NALP are from 2 years ago...

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Re: Best Wilmington firm?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Oct 28, 2010 5:45 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:He/She got an offer from Richards Layton


good to know. and congrats!

anyone hear from potter lately?


I'm surprised this poster wasn't talking about Potter (and Im not sure how the anonymous responder knew they werent) because the PAC committee meets on Wednesdays


yep, that was my thought too. wonder if they met this week/did calls.


Has this (the last in the quote) poster heard anything from Potter?

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Re: Best Wilmington firm?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Oct 28, 2010 7:15 pm

I withdrew from PAC recently. Based on the response, they aren't done hiring yet. They may already have enough offers outstanding, but I couldn't tell either way.

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Re: Best Wilmington firm?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Oct 28, 2010 7:25 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I withdrew from PAC recently. Based on the response, they aren't done hiring yet. They may already have enough offers outstanding, but I couldn't tell either way.


Where are you heading instead?

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Re: Best Wilmington firm?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Oct 28, 2010 7:28 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:I withdrew from PAC recently. Based on the response, they aren't done hiring yet. They may already have enough offers outstanding, but I couldn't tell either way.


Where are you heading instead?

One of the other Big 4.

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Re: Best Wilmington firm?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Oct 28, 2010 7:37 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I withdrew from PAC recently. Based on the response, they aren't done hiring yet. They may already have enough offers outstanding, but I couldn't tell either way.


Did you have an offer from them or were you just waiting on a callback reply?

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Re: Best Wilmington firm?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Oct 28, 2010 7:40 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:I withdrew from PAC recently. Based on the response, they aren't done hiring yet. They may already have enough offers outstanding, but I couldn't tell either way.


Did you have an offer from them or were you just waiting on a callback reply?

I was just waiting on a callback reply. They had not yet made a final decision on my application when I withdrew.

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Re: Best Wilmington firm?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Oct 28, 2010 7:43 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:I withdrew from PAC recently. Based on the response, they aren't done hiring yet. They may already have enough offers outstanding, but I couldn't tell either way.


Did you have an offer from them or were you just waiting on a callback reply?

I was just waiting on a callback reply. They had not yet made a final decision on my application when I withdrew.


I wonder if they even reject people or just keep a large pool waiting in case they need to fill a spot

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Re: Best Wilmington firm?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Oct 28, 2010 7:49 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I withdrew from PAC recently. Based on the response, they aren't done hiring yet. They may already have enough offers outstanding, but I couldn't tell either way.


What made you think that?

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Re: Best Wilmington firm?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Oct 28, 2010 7:56 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:I withdrew from PAC recently. Based on the response, they aren't done hiring yet. They may already have enough offers outstanding, but I couldn't tell either way.


What made you think that?

I was told my application was still active. Either they still have offers to give, or they still have offers outstanding and are waiting to hear from them before they can make other moves. Either way, they haven't completed the process yet.

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Re: Best Wilmington firm?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Oct 28, 2010 8:01 pm

Thanks! Was your callback recently or closer to OGI?




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