Anonymous User wrote:Anonymous User wrote:Plus, it's not just that Columbia does it, it's (likely more so) that Yale does it. HLS always striving to keep up with #1, ya know
Columbia and Harvard kids compete for largely the same jobs. CLS has an advantage in doing their interviews weeks before Harvard does. Plus, many HLS kids who interview for BIGLAW are looking at NYC, where CLS has a more entrenched connection (understandably). It makes sense for HLS to align its OCI dates with those of Columbia. Yale kids aren't as interested in working BIGLAW, and the # of people that do OCI at Yale pales in comparison to the # that do it at CLS and HLS.
Given that NYC callbacks/offers were easy breezy for HLS kids at EIP, I'm not so sure that you're right. And it's not about competing for job spots necessarily, but also the message that they're sending to applicants who are choosing between H and Y. Y is already #1 so they have that going for them, but especially with how this year's 1L class seems to be all panic-stricken (and I doubt next year's class will be better), it's at least something for HLS to point to the fact that their interview program is at the same time as other top schools. If it makes you feel better, I'm also talking about CLS when I say "other top schools" so you don't have to get sensitive about it again.
Anonymous User wrote:TheFriendlyBarber wrote:Sup Kid wrote:I realize that HLS has a week for students to go on CBs without missing class, but almost all other 2Ls in the top-20 miss classes for callbacks, and end up getting notes, making up the work, etc. I agree that HLS is helping their students here, but what was to prevent students this year or in the past from skipping a couple days of classes and doing their CBs before the flyout week? Hell, you could do all your CBs in the first week of class, and use the week off to catch-up...
Not having to catch up > having to catch up. HTH!
School policy also prohibits missing class for CBs. This is, however, impossible to enforce and everyone does it anyway.
It's awfully hard for HLS to tell kids not to miss class for callbacks when our Flyout Week was so late that firms actually told people that the timing of their callback was hurting their chances of employment. I had at least one firm say that to me.
It's also sort of an embarrassment of riches, but what about those who have too many callbacks to fit into Flyout Week? It seems like firms were extra demanding about the amount of time they wanted and it made it almost impossible in some cases to schedule two callbacks in one day. Plus with the job market, there were a lot of people who were interviewing in multiple markets (again, hard to fit into Flyout Week, particularly if you're looking at non-East Coast cities). You can try to go within the rules as much as you want, but sometimes the system just needs to change to accommodate the conditions.