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Re: 1L summer job application apathy/encouragement thread

Postby Grizz » Fri Feb 18, 2011 2:23 pm

Anonymous User wrote:The only other questions I'd say be ready for are along the lines of 'So where else are you interviewing?' 'Are you meeting with other firms in [this city]?' I have a feeling this generally only happens when they doubt you're actually interested in their firm because of really high grades that they seem to think make you a lock for better jobs elsewhere / lack of ties to the area / etc. I wasn't quite sure how to respond because I didn't want to show my hand or lie.. so I just skirted the question and focused on my interest in that firm. I'm not sure what other course of action would be better.


I got this yesterday from a firm in an area in which I have no ties. I used this opportunity to establish my desire to be in the area. I downplayed interest in other areas and stressed how I only interviewed with area firms.

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Re: 1L summer job application apathy/encouragement thread

Postby shadow. » Fri Feb 18, 2011 2:46 pm

Had a 1L OCI interview today that I think that I nailed.

How long a wait for CB/rejection? It's President's Day weekend....

Still jacked up from the interview. Wow!

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Re: 1L summer job application apathy/encouragement thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Feb 18, 2011 3:03 pm

I had an interview today and the guy actually had the nerve to text while I was talking. I couldn't believe it. I think this means 1. I wasn't interesting enough to warrant listening to and won't get the job 2. even if I did get it, I have very little interest if this is how they are going to treat law clerks. I know lawyers think they are awesome, but, common'. They aren't that important.

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Re: 1L summer job application apathy/encouragement thread

Postby JazzOne » Fri Feb 18, 2011 3:39 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I had an interview today and the guy actually had the nerve to text while I was talking. I couldn't believe it. I think this means 1. I wasn't interesting enough to warrant listening to and won't get the job 2. even if I did get it, I have very little interest if this is how they are going to treat law clerks. I know lawyers think they are awesome, but, common'. They aren't that important.

Get used to it.

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Re: 1L summer job application apathy/encouragement thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Feb 18, 2011 3:41 pm

JazzOne wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I had an interview today and the guy actually had the nerve to text while I was talking. I couldn't believe it. I think this means 1. I wasn't interesting enough to warrant listening to and won't get the job 2. even if I did get it, I have very little interest if this is how they are going to treat law clerks. I know lawyers think they are awesome, but, common'. They aren't that important.

Get used to it.

Kind of confirms that I'm much more interested in public interest.

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Re: 1L summer job application apathy/encouragement thread

Postby JazzOne » Fri Feb 18, 2011 3:43 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
JazzOne wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I had an interview today and the guy actually had the nerve to text while I was talking. I couldn't believe it. I think this means 1. I wasn't interesting enough to warrant listening to and won't get the job 2. even if I did get it, I have very little interest if this is how they are going to treat law clerks. I know lawyers think they are awesome, but, common'. They aren't that important.

Get used to it.

Kind of confirms that I'm much more interested in public interest.

I would have stopped talking and waited for him to ask me something else.

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Re: 1L summer job application apathy/encouragement thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Feb 18, 2011 4:01 pm

JazzOne wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
JazzOne wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I had an interview today and the guy actually had the nerve to text while I was talking. I couldn't believe it. I think this means 1. I wasn't interesting enough to warrant listening to and won't get the job 2. even if I did get it, I have very little interest if this is how they are going to treat law clerks. I know lawyers think they are awesome, but, common'. They aren't that important.

Get used to it.

Kind of confirms that I'm much more interested in public interest.

I would have stopped talking and waited for him to ask me something else.

I was actually interviewing with two attorneys. So, I couldn't just stop. I still had to talk to the other one that was listening to what I was saying.

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Re: 1L summer job application apathy/encouragement thread

Postby JazzOne » Fri Feb 18, 2011 4:08 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I was actually interviewing with two attorneys. So, I couldn't just stop. I still had to talk to the other one that was listening to what I was saying.

I see. Those tag team interviews are the worst.

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Re: 1L summer job application apathy/encouragement thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Feb 18, 2011 4:12 pm

JazzOne wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I was actually interviewing with two attorneys. So, I couldn't just stop. I still had to talk to the other one that was listening to what I was saying.

I see. Those tag team interviews are the worst.

I was supposed to be interviewing with 3, but one of them just never showed.

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Re: 1L summer job application apathy/encouragement thread

Postby beach_terror » Fri Feb 18, 2011 4:12 pm

JazzOne wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I was actually interviewing with two attorneys. So, I couldn't just stop. I still had to talk to the other one that was listening to what I was saying.

I see. Those tag team interviews are the worst.

I have two of these for my CB, not too thrilled. One is with the top dog too (the first named partner in the firm) and an associate. Not sure how to approach this.

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Re: 1L summer job application apathy/encouragement thread

Postby stayway » Fri Feb 18, 2011 4:19 pm

beach_terror wrote:
JazzOne wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I was actually interviewing with two attorneys. So, I couldn't just stop. I still had to talk to the other one that was listening to what I was saying.

I see. Those tag team interviews are the worst.

I have two of these for my CB, not too thrilled. One is with the top dog too (the first named partner in the firm) and an associate. Not sure how to approach this.


TCR could be bringing knee pads to the interview and chew lots of bubble bum before the interview.

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Re: 1L summer job application apathy/encouragement thread

Postby JazzOne » Fri Feb 18, 2011 4:23 pm

beach_terror wrote:
JazzOne wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I was actually interviewing with two attorneys. So, I couldn't just stop. I still had to talk to the other one that was listening to what I was saying.

I see. Those tag team interviews are the worst.

I have two of these for my CB, not too thrilled. One is with the top dog too (the first named partner in the firm) and an associate. Not sure how to approach this.

I've had a number of tag team interviews go horribly wrong, including screening interviews and CBs. At one CB, I was scheduled to meet with a partner and a new associate. It turned out that the associate was a pretty little thing, and she spent the entire time fawning over the partner and flirting.
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Re: 1L summer job application apathy/encouragement thread

Postby beach_terror » Fri Feb 18, 2011 4:29 pm

JazzOne wrote:
beach_terror wrote:
JazzOne wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I was actually interviewing with two attorneys. So, I couldn't just stop. I still had to talk to the other one that was listening to what I was saying.

I see. Those tag team interviews are the worst.

I have two of these for my CB, not too thrilled. One is with the top dog too (the first named partner in the firm) and an associate. Not sure how to approach this.

I've had a number of tag team interviews go horribly wrong, including screening interviews and CBs. At one CB, I was scheduled to meet with a partner and a new associate. It turned out that the associate was a pretty little thing, and she spent the entire time fawning over the partner and flirting the whole time.

Welp, it's two dudes for mine so I find that the above scenario is pretty unlikely.

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Re: 1L summer job application apathy/encouragement thread

Postby dakatz » Fri Feb 18, 2011 5:50 pm

I've had a number of tag team interviews go horribly wrong, including screening interviews and CBs. At one CB, I was scheduled to meet with a partner and a new associate. It turned out that the associate was a pretty little thing, and she spent the entire time fawning over the partner and flirting the whole time.[/quote]
Welp, it's two dudes for mine so I find that the above scenario is pretty unlikely.[/quote]

Or so you hope...

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Re: 1L summer job application apathy/encouragement thread

Postby keg411 » Fri Feb 18, 2011 6:07 pm

dakatz wrote:Or so you hope...


NTTAWWT :lol:

Kretzy and beach_terror, thanks for the book suggestions!

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Re: 1L summer job application apathy/encouragement thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Feb 18, 2011 6:29 pm

So I have a job offer at one of my top choices, and an interview at the other one. The one where I'm interviewing is totally fine with me splitting the summer if I get the job. I haven't asked the other place if they're okay with splitting the summer, but based on my prior communications, they won't care (I went in for an informational interview wearing a sports jersey and he offered me a job, unpaid of course, but still).

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Re: 1L summer job application apathy/encouragement thread

Postby romothesavior » Fri Feb 18, 2011 6:51 pm

Anonymous User wrote:(I went in for an informational interview wearing a sports jersey)

lolwut?

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Re: 1L summer job application apathy/encouragement thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Feb 18, 2011 7:01 pm

romothesavior wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:(I went in for an informational interview wearing a sports jersey)

lolwut?


I just wanted to get an idea of what life was like in the office, they're very small and I had no expectations I would have the opportunity to work there. Who knows, maybe the guy I spoke with liked the team.

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Re: 1L summer job application apathy/encouragement thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Feb 18, 2011 7:48 pm

Accepted externship with federal magistrate judge today. Seems like a really good fit based on the interview, very excited about it.

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Re: 1L summer job application apathy/encouragement thread

Postby romothesavior » Sat Feb 19, 2011 12:09 am

Anonymous User wrote:
romothesavior wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:(I went in for an informational interview wearing a sports jersey)

lolwut?


I just wanted to get an idea of what life was like in the office, they're very small and I had no expectations I would have the opportunity to work there. Who knows, maybe the guy I spoke with liked the team.

I've heard a lot of ridiculous things in the past few months of law school, but if this is true, then it takes the cake.

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Re: 1L summer job application apathy/encouragement thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Feb 19, 2011 12:34 am

I'm just curious - which job would look best for 2L OCI?

1. State ACLU
2. Paid In-house counsel internship
3. Regional mid-sized firm
4. Biglaw SA in Asia office (very little money)

I have really average grades & no connections, so I have no idea how I got these offers.

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Re: 1L summer job application apathy/encouragement thread

Postby JazzOne » Sat Feb 19, 2011 2:20 am

Anonymous User wrote:I'm just curious - which job would look best for 2L OCI?

1. State ACLU
2. Paid In-house counsel internship
3. Regional mid-sized firm
4. Biglaw SA in Asia office (very little money)

I have really average grades & no connections, so I have no idea how I got these offers.

If it's paid, then I vote for the regional mid-size firm.

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Re: 1L summer job application apathy/encouragement thread

Postby quadsixm » Sat Feb 19, 2011 2:28 am

romothesavior wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
romothesavior wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:(I went in for an informational interview wearing a sports jersey)

lolwut?


I just wanted to get an idea of what life was like in the office, they're very small and I had no expectations I would have the opportunity to work there. Who knows, maybe the guy I spoke with liked the team.

I've heard a lot of ridiculous things in the past few months of law school, but if this is true, then it takes the cake.


LMAO

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Re: 1L summer job application apathy/encouragement thread

Postby fatduck » Sat Feb 19, 2011 2:35 am

romothesavior wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
romothesavior wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:(I went in for an informational interview wearing a sports jersey)

lolwut?


I just wanted to get an idea of what life was like in the office, they're very small and I had no expectations I would have the opportunity to work there. Who knows, maybe the guy I spoke with liked the team.

I've heard a lot of ridiculous things in the past few months of law school, but if this is true, then it takes the cake.


to be fair, if he's in pittsburgh this is pretty standard. i interviewed at a V100 firm on a friday and saw several steelers hats w/ suits. a jersey isn't too far off tbh.

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Re: 1L summer job application apathy/encouragement thread

Postby beach_terror » Sat Feb 19, 2011 11:52 am

keg411 wrote:NTTAWWT :lol:

When internet acronyms go horribly wrong.

More at 7.




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