Think elitism in hiring is all a joke

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Re: Think elitism in hiring is all a joke

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Feb 15, 2011 11:39 am

I did a callback at Susman. They're a great firm, but the article / quotes are just puffing and bravado. Everyone I talked to was a geeky lawyer, not all that different from at any other law firm. The major (and public) lit firms (think Quinn, W&C, Boies, Susman) all like to put on warrior-faces when it comes to PR, which I'm sure is both a reflection of their work and designed to help impress clients.

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Re: Think elitism in hiring is all a joke

Postby A'nold » Tue Feb 15, 2011 2:39 pm

All I'm saying is that, while you may look and be douchey in general, you could wear them with pride at the firm.

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Re: Think elitism in hiring is all a joke

Postby arvcondor » Wed Feb 16, 2011 10:46 pm

Veyron wrote:or... how to get hired at Susman Godfrey.

"If it's a choice between intellectual ability and personality, we'd choose intellectual ability."

All our job offers are contingent on the candidate getting a federal clerkship. Ninety-seven percent of our lawyers have done federal clerkships.

So who's the ideal fit?
"Someone who's clerked at the Supreme Court, is brilliant, and has theatrical presence."

http://thecareerist.typepad.com/thecare ... an-qa.html


Veyron, your MO on this board seems to be dickish self-congratulations for attending Penn followed by some vague tough-love rationale for that dickishness all supposedly for the good of doe-eyed 0Ls. This post is an example of said rationale.

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Re: Think elitism in hiring is all a joke

Postby Veyron » Wed Feb 16, 2011 10:52 pm

arvcondor wrote:
Veyron wrote:or... how to get hired at Susman Godfrey.

"If it's a choice between intellectual ability and personality, we'd choose intellectual ability."

All our job offers are contingent on the candidate getting a federal clerkship. Ninety-seven percent of our lawyers have done federal clerkships.

So who's the ideal fit?
"Someone who's clerked at the Supreme Court, is brilliant, and has theatrical presence."

http://thecareerist.typepad.com/thecare ... an-qa.html


Veyron, your MO on this board seems to be dickish self-congratulations for attending Penn followed by some vague tough-love rationale for that dickishness all supposedly for the good of doe-eyed 0Ls. This post is an example of said rationale.


You clearly don't read my posts. I'm just as sanguine about my own career prospects as I am about most anyone else's, I like to think of myself as an = opportunity curmudgeon. That being said, the interview is lulsworthy to the extreme, chill out and have a good laugh.

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Re: Think elitism in hiring is all a joke

Postby pasteurizedmilk » Wed Feb 16, 2011 11:04 pm

arvcondor wrote:
Veyron wrote:or... how to get hired at Susman Godfrey.

"If it's a choice between intellectual ability and personality, we'd choose intellectual ability."

All our job offers are contingent on the candidate getting a federal clerkship. Ninety-seven percent of our lawyers have done federal clerkships.

So who's the ideal fit?
"Someone who's clerked at the Supreme Court, is brilliant, and has theatrical presence."

http://thecareerist.typepad.com/thecare ... an-qa.html


Veyron, your MO on this board seems to be dickish self-congratulations for attending Penn followed by some vague tough-love rationale for that dickishness all supposedly for the good of doe-eyed 0Ls. This post is an example of said rationale.

haha kinda agree. plus....it's penn for christ's sake. not all that impressive.

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Re: Think elitism in hiring is all a joke

Postby Veyron » Wed Feb 16, 2011 11:16 pm

pasteurizedmilk wrote:
arvcondor wrote:
Veyron wrote:or... how to get hired at Susman Godfrey.

"If it's a choice between intellectual ability and personality, we'd choose intellectual ability."

All our job offers are contingent on the candidate getting a federal clerkship. Ninety-seven percent of our lawyers have done federal clerkships.

So who's the ideal fit?
"Someone who's clerked at the Supreme Court, is brilliant, and has theatrical presence."

http://thecareerist.typepad.com/thecare ... an-qa.html


Veyron, your MO on this board seems to be dickish self-congratulations for attending Penn followed by some vague tough-love rationale for that dickishness all supposedly for the good of doe-eyed 0Ls. This post is an example of said rationale.

haha kinda agree. plus....it's penn for christ's sake. not all that impressive.


Fair enough, I'd be much more impressed with myself if I went to Yale.

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Re: Think elitism in hiring is all a joke

Postby fatduck » Wed Feb 16, 2011 11:18 pm

Veyron wrote:
pasteurizedmilk wrote:
arvcondor wrote:
Veyron wrote:or... how to get hired at Susman Godfrey.

"If it's a choice between intellectual ability and personality, we'd choose intellectual ability."

All our job offers are contingent on the candidate getting a federal clerkship. Ninety-seven percent of our lawyers have done federal clerkships.

So who's the ideal fit?
"Someone who's clerked at the Supreme Court, is brilliant, and has theatrical presence."

http://thecareerist.typepad.com/thecare ... an-qa.html


Veyron, your MO on this board seems to be dickish self-congratulations for attending Penn followed by some vague tough-love rationale for that dickishness all supposedly for the good of doe-eyed 0Ls. This post is an example of said rationale.

haha kinda agree. plus....it's penn for christ's sake. not all that impressive.


Fair enough, I'd be much more impressed with myself if I went to Yale.


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Re: Think elitism in hiring is all a joke

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Feb 16, 2011 11:29 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I did a callback at Susman. They're a great firm, but the article / quotes are just puffing and bravado. Everyone I talked to was a geeky lawyer, not all that different from at any other law firm. The major (and public) lit firms (think Quinn, W&C, Boies, Susman) all like to put on warrior-faces when it comes to PR, which I'm sure is both a reflection of their work and designed to help impress clients.

but John Quinn's twitter has some fantastic nuggets...




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