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Re: Let's talk about Atlanta!

Postby letsdoit » Wed Aug 01, 2012 8:26 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Apparently Troutman deferred this class until next March. shit sucks


DAMN. any more info?

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Re: Let's talk about Atlanta!

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 01, 2012 9:53 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Apparently Troutman deferred this class until next March. shit sucks


Very interested in more information about this.

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Re: Let's talk about Atlanta!

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 02, 2012 11:14 am

Bump. Really interested in getting more information on the Troutman deferrals.

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Re: Let's talk about Atlanta!

Postby McQueen » Thu Aug 02, 2012 4:17 pm

Everyone feeling good about their interviews. . .

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Re: Let's talk about Atlanta!

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 03, 2012 1:33 pm

Lots of talk about the Boston fair on the Boston fair thread. . .was it that bad in Altanta that everyone wants to quickly forget about it?

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Re: Let's talk about Atlanta!

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 06, 2012 2:30 am

Atlanta OCI interviews starting this week...

Ford & Harrison, Paul Hastings, Rogers & Hardin, King & Spalding, Alston + Bird, Parker Hudson Rainer & Dobbs, Fish & Richardson, Swift Currie McGhee & Hiers, Sutherland, Arnall Golden Gregory, Foltz Martin, King & Spalding, Bryan Cave, Smith Gambrell & Russell, Baker Donelson, and Fisher & Phillips in the next couple days. Would love to hear how everyone else's interviews go and if/when people hear about callbacks.

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Re: Let's talk about Atlanta!

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 06, 2012 2:40 am

I have a friend who flew to Atlanta last week for three interviews on one day. Does anyone know of any callbacks?

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Re: Let's talk about Atlanta!

Postby buddingjd » Mon Aug 06, 2012 4:53 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Atlanta OCI interviews starting this week...

Ford & Harrison, Paul Hastings, Rogers & Hardin, King & Spalding, Alston + Bird, Parker Hudson Rainer & Dobbs, Fish & Richardson, Swift Currie McGhee & Hiers, Sutherland, Arnall Golden Gregory, Foltz Martin, King & Spalding, Bryan Cave, Smith Gambrell & Russell, Baker Donelson, and Fisher & Phillips in the next couple days. Would love to hear how everyone else's interviews go and if/when people hear about callbacks.


Let the bloodbath begin!

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Re: Let's talk about Atlanta!

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 06, 2012 5:02 pm

screeners at: Arnall Golden Gregory, Rogers & Hardin, A+B, Parker Hudson, Smith Gambrell, and Troutman. Any tips? Things I should know?

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Re: Let's talk about Atlanta!

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 07, 2012 8:53 am

Anonymous User wrote:screeners at: Arnall Golden Gregory, Rogers & Hardin, A+B, Parker Hudson, Smith Gambrell, and Troutman. Any tips? Things I should know?


A&B is looking for fit. Whatever your grades are, you've made it through the first round of scrutiny, so don't worry about them as much. Depending on how your school does OCI (lottery or pre-select), they're interested in talking to you because of or in spite of your grades, so just let that go and focus on being real.

So what is this "fit" that A&B looks for? They want people who are genuinely nice people - who know how to and prefer to work on teams rather than individually, who are very smart but not arrogant, who can convey their ideas well both orally and on paper, who can be serious when necessary and fun all other times. One big misconception is that you have to drink at a firm like A&B to fit in. That is patently false. Nobody cares what your personal decisions are -- they're more interested in whether you have a sense of humor and can be normal. So, this goes without saying (but I've seen law students violate it left and right), don't try to be someone you're not. This is important in the screener, but even more important in the callback.

People say that ties to Atlanta really matter. In my experience, ties at A&B are defined much more loosely than they are on TLS. You don't need to have been born and bred in ATL, much less the South. If you aren't a Southerner, though, you do need to have gone to school in the South. It's perfectly fine to say, "I went to college at W&L and am at Northwestern for law school, and I've realized the South is a much better fit for me. Having lived in Chicago, though, I know I want to live in a big city, and Atlanta is the obvious choice in the South." Out of my summer class, at least 15 people told a story along those lines.

That's all I can really think of in terms of tips without knowing who you're interviewing with. But if you have any other A&B-related questions, I'm happy to answer.

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Re: Let's talk about Atlanta!

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 07, 2012 9:41 am

Has anyone received a callback from last week's regional interviews?

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Re: Let's talk about Atlanta!

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 07, 2012 9:45 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:screeners at: Arnall Golden Gregory, Rogers & Hardin, A+B, Parker Hudson, Smith Gambrell, and Troutman. Any tips? Things I should know?


A&B is looking for fit. Whatever your grades are, you've made it through the first round of scrutiny, so don't worry about them as much. Depending on how your school does OCI (lottery or pre-select), they're interested in talking to you because of or in spite of your grades, so just let that go and focus on being real.

So what is this "fit" that A&B looks for? They want people who are genuinely nice people - who know how to and prefer to work on teams rather than individually, who are very smart but not arrogant, who can convey their ideas well both orally and on paper, who can be serious when necessary and fun all other times. One big misconception is that you have to drink at a firm like A&B to fit in. That is patently false. Nobody cares what your personal decisions are -- they're more interested in whether you have a sense of humor and can be normal. So, this goes without saying (but I've seen law students violate it left and right), don't try to be someone you're not. This is important in the screener, but even more important in the callback.

People say that ties to Atlanta really matter. In my experience, ties at A&B are defined much more loosely than they are on TLS. You don't need to have been born and bred in ATL, much less the South. If you aren't a Southerner, though, you do need to have gone to school in the South. It's perfectly fine to say, "I went to college at W&L and am at Northwestern for law school, and I've realized the South is a much better fit for me. Having lived in Chicago, though, I know I want to live in a big city, and Atlanta is the obvious choice in the South." Out of my summer class, at least 15 people told a story along those lines.

That's all I can really think of in terms of tips without knowing who you're interviewing with. But if you have any other A&B-related questions, I'm happy to answer.


thanks, this is really helpful!

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Re: Let's talk about Atlanta!

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 07, 2012 1:06 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:screeners at: Arnall Golden Gregory, Rogers & Hardin, A+B, Parker Hudson, Smith Gambrell, and Troutman. Any tips? Things I should know?
(Good advice)
Regional ties are tcr for Alston - I'd never spent any time in the city at all and that wasn't a limiting factor. Obviously wouldn't bring that up if you can avoid it, just have a compelling story in mind. ATL's capital of the south, and to a certain degree Alston (can't speak for other ATL firms) understands that people move there for some of the same reasons that people move to DC and NY.

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Re: Let's talk about Atlanta!

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 07, 2012 1:24 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:screeners at: Arnall Golden Gregory, Rogers & Hardin, A+B, Parker Hudson, Smith Gambrell, and Troutman. Any tips? Things I should know?
(Good advice)
Regional ties are tcr for Alston - I'd never spent any time in the city at all and that wasn't a limiting factor. Obviously wouldn't bring that up if you can avoid it, just have a compelling story in mind. ATL's capital of the south, and to a certain degree Alston (can't speak for other ATL firms) understands that people move there for some of the same reasons that people move to DC and NY.


K&S similar. Georgia/ATL ties are great if you have them, but southern ties are perfectly fine.

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Re: Let's talk about Atlanta!

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 07, 2012 9:25 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Has anyone received a callback from last week's regional interviews?


Yes, got a call today for one of Parker, Sutherland, Troutman. Don't really want to say which yet because my school didn't have many people interviewing there for the regional program.

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Re: Let's talk about Atlanta!

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 07, 2012 9:46 pm

Can anyone confirm/deny/expand upon the Troutman deferrals?

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Re: Let's talk about Atlanta!

Postby nmcdgt » Wed Aug 08, 2012 12:22 am

Anyone (from any school/market) heard about callbacks from any of the Atlanta firms yet?

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Re: Let's talk about Atlanta!

Postby r6_philly » Wed Aug 08, 2012 12:49 am

nmcdgt wrote:Anyone (from any school/market) heard about callbacks from any of the Atlanta firms yet?


Several people from Penn doing regional interviews in Atlanta got callbacks this week.

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Re: Let's talk about Atlanta!

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 08, 2012 1:35 am

I heard one firm started making calls late Tuesday afternoon and two others stated that theirs would be on Thursday. Not sure about the rest or how many firms were involved in the Atlanta regionals or which ones made callbacks (and for when). The process is nerve racking!

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Re: Let's talk about Atlanta!

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 08, 2012 4:00 pm

As of this Weds afternoon, are there any additional updates on call backs?

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Re: Let's talk about Atlanta!

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 08, 2012 5:14 pm

Roger Hardin has made at least a couple of CBs

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Re: Let's talk about Atlanta!

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 08, 2012 9:09 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Roger Hardin has made at least a couple of CBs

K+S as

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Re: Let's talk about Atlanta!

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 08, 2012 9:18 pm

Any callbacks for Emory OCI people?

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Re: Let's talk about Atlanta!

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 08, 2012 9:30 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Can anyone confirm/deny/expand upon the Troutman deferrals?


They're definitely happening. I've also heard pretty solid rumors that they will not be offering their entire SA class.

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Re: Let's talk about Atlanta!

Postby letsdoit » Wed Aug 08, 2012 9:36 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Can anyone confirm/deny/expand upon the Troutman deferrals?


They're definitely happening. I've also heard pretty solid rumors that they will not be offering their entire SA class.


can you PM me more details please?




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