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Re: Mass Mail Interview Response Time?

Postby mths » Fri Aug 05, 2011 4:38 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Email ding from Loeb & Loeb NY today. Applied about 2-3 weeks ago now. MVP top 15%


email ding from LA office about 5 days after submission, HLS top third/SoCal native

lol someone's not hiring this year

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Re: Mass Mail Interview Response Time?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 05, 2011 4:54 pm

mths wrote:
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Anonymous User wrote:Email ding from Loeb & Loeb NY today. Applied about 2-3 weeks ago now. MVP top 15%


email ding from LA office about 5 days after submission, HLS top third/SoCal native

lol someone's not hiring this year


Loeb hasn't had a summer program in NY since at least 2009 (and probably before 2009/maybe never, since offers for 2009 would have been given out pre-crash).

LA has hired two SAs consistently every year, though.

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Re: Mass Mail Interview Response Time?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 05, 2011 5:20 pm

Top 5% at a T25. Law Review. Dings this week at Debevoise (email) and Simpson Thacher (email).

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Re: Mass Mail Interview Response Time?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 05, 2011 6:25 pm

Anonymous User wrote:auto-reject by Jenner & Block less than 48 hours after I applied. Just glad for feedback at this point - i've barely heard a peep from the other 50 mass mails I've sent out over the last month.


top 20% at T14, secondary journal

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Re: Mass Mail Interview Response Time?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 05, 2011 11:10 pm

Sent applications ~2 weeks ago. Medianish, lower T14. Secondary journal. Work experience.

So far:
Email ding from Loeb & Loeb today.
Email dings from Patterson Belknap, Davies Ward, this week.
Hard copy dings from Boies Schiller and Covington & Burling this week.
Email ding from Patton Boggs last week.

Silence otherwise. Including from Jenner & Block.

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Re: Mass Mail Interview Response Time?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 06, 2011 12:04 am

Anonymous User wrote:Hard copy dings from Boies Schiller and Covington & Burling this week.


Which Covington office? I sent something to Covington NYC a couple weeks ago, but still complete radio silence.

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Re: Mass Mail Interview Response Time?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 06, 2011 12:18 am

If an interview consists of meetings with 4 attorneys and then lunch over 3+ hours, is it safe to call it a callback interview? That would make 3 callbacks so far, 2 as a result of good screeners and 1 being my first visit to a firm.

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Re: Mass Mail Interview Response Time?

Postby sanpiero » Sat Aug 06, 2011 8:48 am

Any 3Ls having success mass-mailing?

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Re: Mass Mail Interview Response Time?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 06, 2011 11:20 am

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Anonymous User wrote:Hard copy dings from Boies Schiller and Covington & Burling this week.


Which Covington office? I sent something to Covington NYC a couple weeks ago, but still complete radio silence.


NYC

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Re: Mass Mail Interview Response Time?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 06, 2011 12:13 pm

sanpiero wrote:Any 3Ls having success mass-mailing?


I haven't been rejected from more than 10 of the 60 firms I mass mailed. I consider that a success.

It's interesting to see that a lot of my dings come on the same day as 2L dings.

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Re: Mass Mail Interview Response Time?

Postby jhandin » Sat Aug 06, 2011 12:47 pm

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Re: Mass Mail Interview Response Time?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 06, 2011 1:22 pm

Have a callback this week with a firm I really like; the recruiter spoke with me over the phone and asked what practice groups I was interested in for purposes of speaking with members from that practice, and said, "Litigation or Transactional?" I chose Transac (it's what I genuinely want to do) but the firm is 2/3 lit and 1/3 corp (maybe 75/25?). It's looking to expand its corporate practice but it is presently a lit-heavy firm.

I am considering saying that I am open-minded but am leaning towards transactional if asked by the attorneys. I am simply worried that specifying corporate will diminish my chances.

thoughts?

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Re: Mass Mail Interview Response Time?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 06, 2011 1:41 pm

I'm a 3L, and I've gotten one interview at a smaller firm (4 offices throughout country, 30-40 in my local office). I sent out about 200 letters and received a phone call from this firm just a few days after sending them out. Other than that, I've received about 20 rejections and nothing from the other firms.

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Re: Mass Mail Interview Response Time?

Postby sanpiero » Sat Aug 06, 2011 2:41 pm

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sanpiero wrote:Any 3Ls having success mass-mailing?


I haven't been rejected from more than 10 of the 60 firms I mass mailed. I consider that a success.

It's interesting to see that a lot of my dings come on the same day as 2L dings.


school/rank?

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Re: Mass Mail Interview Response Time?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 06, 2011 2:44 pm

Freshfields snail-mail ding.
T2 (top 5%) to MVP transfer.

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Re: Mass Mail Interview Response Time?

Postby sanpiero » Sat Aug 06, 2011 2:44 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I'm a 3L, and I've gotten one interview at a smaller firm (4 offices throughout country, 30-40 in my local office). I sent out about 200 letters and received a phone call from this firm just a few days after sending them out. Other than that, I've received about 20 rejections and nothing from the other firms.


congrats. as a T2 sTTTudent, i will consider my mass-mailing efforts a success if they result in even one interview.

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Re: Mass Mail Interview Response Time?

Postby starchinkilt » Sat Aug 06, 2011 3:25 pm

Cahill ding by snail mail. Wasn't a very nice letter either. :lol:

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Re: Mass Mail Interview Response Time?

Postby mths » Sat Aug 06, 2011 3:26 pm

starchinkilt wrote:Cahill ding by snail mail. Wasn't a very nice letter either. :lol:

lol! what do you mean not a nice letter?

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Re: Mass Mail Interview Response Time?

Postby starchinkilt » Sat Aug 06, 2011 3:29 pm

mths wrote:
starchinkilt wrote:Cahill ding by snail mail. Wasn't a very nice letter either. :lol:

lol! what do you mean not a nice letter?


Instead of the usual thanks for your interest but we are unable to interview you blah blah, it pretty much said I don't come close to meeting the high standards necessary to get an interview :lol:

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Re: Mass Mail Interview Response Time?

Postby stratocophic » Sat Aug 06, 2011 3:37 pm

starchinkilt wrote:
mths wrote:
starchinkilt wrote:Cahill ding by snail mail. Wasn't a very nice letter either. :lol:

lol! what do you mean not a nice letter?


Instead of the usual thanks for your interest but we are unable to interview you blah blah, it pretty much said I don't come close to meeting the high standards necessary to get an interview :lol:
Thank God somebody's still honest. Pretty sick of the phrase "While we were impressed with your background and qualifications." not falling for it

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Re: Mass Mail Interview Response Time?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 06, 2011 3:39 pm

starchinkilt wrote:
mths wrote:
starchinkilt wrote:Cahill ding by snail mail. Wasn't a very nice letter either. :lol:

lol! what do you mean not a nice letter?


Instead of the usual thanks for your interest but we are unable to interview you blah blah, it pretty much said I don't come close to meeting the high standards necessary to get an interview :lol:


Cahill is very, very no-bullshit from my experience. I think that offers are going out now, and I'm sort of doubting that I would get one now, but I loved how straightforward and direct they were about everything. They're not the type to force a smile and tell you what you want to hear.

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Re: Mass Mail Interview Response Time?

Postby starchinkilt » Sat Aug 06, 2011 3:50 pm

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starchinkilt wrote:
mths wrote:
starchinkilt wrote:Cahill ding by snail mail. Wasn't a very nice letter either. :lol:

lol! what do you mean not a nice letter?


Instead of the usual thanks for your interest but we are unable to interview you blah blah, it pretty much said I don't come close to meeting the high standards necessary to get an interview :lol:


Cahill is very, very no-bullshit from my experience. I think that offers are going out now, and I'm sort of doubting that I would get one now, but I loved how straightforward and direct they were about everything. They're not the type to force a smile and tell you what you want to hear.


Yeah, it was refreshing to finally see a firm be straightforward. When I met with another firm's recruiting coordinator, he forced out a cheshire cat smile for 15 straight minutes and it was awkward as fuck.

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Re: Mass Mail Interview Response Time?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 06, 2011 4:07 pm

Finally a response! Sent about 35 targeted letters about 2 weeks ago.

Ding from Archer & Grenier snail mail today.

Fordham Student - top 15% LR.

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Re: Mass Mail Interview Response Time?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 06, 2011 4:13 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Finally a response! Sent about 35 targeted letters about 2 weeks ago.

Ding from Archer & Grenier snail mail today.

Fordham Student - top 15% LR.


Not sure exactly what that firm is looking for. Dinged as well. Top 10% at T25 with VERY strong NJ ties

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Re: Mass Mail Interview Response Time?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 06, 2011 5:15 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Finally a response! Sent about 35 targeted letters about 2 weeks ago.

Ding from Archer & Grenier snail mail today.

Fordham Student - top 15% LR.

Assuming this is the Haddonfield office? They're doing OCI at the local schools (at least mine), so they might just be filling their class size from that. I have an interview with them - T2 student, top 15% secondary, strong Philly ties.




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