Mass Mail Interview Response Time?

(On Campus Interviews, Summer Associate positions, Firm Reviews, Tips, ...)
Forum rules
Anonymous Posting

Anonymous posting is only appropriate when you are revealing sensitive employment related information about a firm, job, etc. You may anonymously respond on topic to these threads. Unacceptable uses include: harassing another user, joking around, testing the feature, or other things that are more appropriate in the lounge.

Failure to follow these rules will get you outed, warned, or banned.
Anonymous User
Posts: 273475
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: Mass Mail Interview Response Time?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 22, 2011 2:19 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Has anyone who mass-mailed heard anything from the following firms?

Boies Schiller
Cahill Gordon
Bingham McCutchen (NY)
Kaye Scholer


Bingham and Kaye already KO'd me. Top 3% at a T40.


How long ago did you apply/what was the turnaround time?


A couple weeks.

Anonymous User
Posts: 273475
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: Mass Mail Interview Response Time?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 22, 2011 3:04 pm

Didn't get interviews with Willke and Seward at our off-campus NYC program. Mailed both. Seward put me on the schedule, Willkie is trying to set something up.

Anonymous User
Posts: 273475
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: Mass Mail Interview Response Time?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 22, 2011 3:27 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Didn't get interviews with Willke and Seward at our off-campus NYC program. Mailed both. Seward put me on the schedule, Willkie is trying to set something up.

Cornell? I'm thinking of doing this with a few firms. What are your creds if you don't mind? Did you send targeted cover letters?

Anonymous User
Posts: 273475
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: Mass Mail Interview Response Time?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 22, 2011 4:40 pm

barry wrote:has anyone gotten anything positive from Chi?


Blanketed market, 2 rejections so far, nothing else. Top 25% + Law Review @ WUSTL

Anonymous User
Posts: 273475
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: Mass Mail Interview Response Time?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 26, 2011 12:26 pm

Did about 25 mass mails to my home market, since most big firms are coming to my school's OCI. Two firms called me up last week, one for a screener and one for a call-back style interview. One firm is a local midsized firm, and the other is a large non-Vault firm in my region. And a V50 I applied to just yesterday scheduled what sounds like a regular screener. Given how few mass mails I sent out, I'm surprised the positive response rate has been so high.

User avatar
somewhatwayward
Posts: 1446
Joined: Wed Sep 30, 2009 5:10 pm

Re: Mass Mail Interview Response Time?

Postby somewhatwayward » Tue Jul 26, 2011 12:42 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Shearman and Willkie Farr agreed to in-office interviews


so do these firms not come to your school to interview?

there are a lot of firms i didn't bid on that i would like to interview with, but i have e-mailed a couple, and they all say that i should interview with them when they are on-campus.

Anonymous User
Posts: 273475
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: Mass Mail Interview Response Time?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 26, 2011 12:43 pm

somewhatwayward wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Shearman and Willkie Farr agreed to in-office interviews


so do these firms not come to your school to interview?


correct

Anonymous User
Posts: 273475
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: Mass Mail Interview Response Time?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 26, 2011 12:47 pm

somewhatwayward wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Shearman and Willkie Farr agreed to in-office interviews


so do these firms not come to your school to interview?

there are a lot of firms i didn't bid on that i would like to interview with, but i have e-mailed a couple, and they all say that i should interview with them when they are on-campus.


Can't you just tell a little white lie, and say you bid on them but the lottery didn't work out in your favor and would like to set something up independently? I'd imagine that, at a pure lottery school, the firms just get a list of who was selected through the lottery. Its not like they know who bid of them and who didn't.

User avatar
somewhatwayward
Posts: 1446
Joined: Wed Sep 30, 2009 5:10 pm

Re: Mass Mail Interview Response Time?

Postby somewhatwayward » Tue Jul 26, 2011 12:50 pm

^
i'd really rather not do that. it just sucks that we are basically shut out of all the firms coming to EIP that we could not bid on because we only got thirty bids.

from the firm's perspective, it's kind of, like, if we weren't even in your top thirty, why should we interview you?

Anonymous User
Posts: 273475
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: Mass Mail Interview Response Time?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 26, 2011 12:52 pm

somewhatwayward wrote:^
i'd really rather not do that. it just sucks that we are basically shut out of all the firms coming to EIP that we could not bid on because we only got thirty bids.

from the firm's perspective, it's kind of, like, if we weren't even in your top thirty, why should we interview you?


Well, then don't lie, but just vaguely say that the lottery just didn't pan out such that you could talk to the firm. If you are persistent in expressing your interest, then I'd imagine at least a few of them will humor you and schedule you for a quick screener outside of the OCI process.

Anonymous User
Posts: 273475
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: Mass Mail Interview Response Time?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 26, 2011 12:58 pm

Emailed Kelley Drye and called them Kaye Scholer in my email. Woops.

dudders
Posts: 468
Joined: Sat Mar 13, 2010 4:56 pm

Re: Mass Mail Interview Response Time?

Postby dudders » Tue Jul 26, 2011 1:05 pm

Over the last 10 days or so I direct e-mailed all Denver firms that either aren't participating in my school's OCI or aren't recruiting for the Denver office ... One got back immediately to ask for a writing sample, but other than generic thanks, we'll be in touch, I haven't heard anything yet. Keeping my fingers crossed as I pointed out I'm in-market for the next two weeks.

Anonymous User
Posts: 273475
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: Mass Mail Interview Response Time?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 26, 2011 1:09 pm

This seems like as good of a place as any to ask this question. I want to send my stuff to Lieff Cabraser, so I am looking at their online website. When you try to complete the application on there, you cannot for some reason select graduating in 2013 but on their website it seems clear they are hiring 2Ls (i.e. class of 2013) and maybe some 3Ls. Has anyone who is applying here figured out what to do? I can call, but if someone knows the answer please let me know. Thanks!

Anonymous User
Posts: 273475
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: Mass Mail Interview Response Time?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 26, 2011 1:15 pm

Just set up a CB interview with the following Boston firms, after initially contacting them by mass mail: Ropes, Seyfarth, Foley, Goulston.

Anonymous User
Posts: 273475
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: Mass Mail Interview Response Time?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 26, 2011 1:29 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Just set up a CB interview with the following Boston firms, after initially contacting them by mass mail: Ropes, Seyfarth, Foley, Goulston.


when did you mail them? 1st screener?

Anonymous User
Posts: 273475
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: Mass Mail Interview Response Time?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 26, 2011 2:00 pm

The ice around NYC firms is finally thawing for me.

Sent out 75 mailers or so in late June/early July. Finally snagged a couple V50 interviews for next week after persistent follow up. One screener, one callback (first interview but it's a callback setup). Visiting the city at my own cost.

Top 5% at a school between 30-40.

robert85
Posts: 22
Joined: Wed Jun 29, 2011 8:34 pm

Re: Mass Mail Interview Response Time?

Postby robert85 » Tue Jul 26, 2011 2:14 pm

NYC starting to pay off--got two interviews lined up at Vault 100s next week (mass mails).

User avatar
sanpiero
Posts: 574
Joined: Sat Feb 14, 2009 8:09 am

Re: Mass Mail Interview Response Time?

Postby sanpiero » Tue Jul 26, 2011 2:48 pm

robert85 wrote:NYC starting to pay off--got two interviews lined up at Vault 100s next week (mass mails).



School?

Anonymous User
Posts: 273475
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: Mass Mail Interview Response Time?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 26, 2011 2:49 pm

Just got an interview through mailing at NYC V50. Midwest T25, top 10%/LR.

User avatar
sanpiero
Posts: 574
Joined: Sat Feb 14, 2009 8:09 am

Re: Mass Mail Interview Response Time?

Postby sanpiero » Tue Jul 26, 2011 2:49 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Just set up a CB interview with the following Boston firms, after initially contacting them by mass mail: Ropes, Seyfarth, Foley, Goulston.



School?

User avatar
sanpiero
Posts: 574
Joined: Sat Feb 14, 2009 8:09 am

Re: Mass Mail Interview Response Time?

Postby sanpiero » Tue Jul 26, 2011 2:51 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Just got an interview through mailing at NYC V50. Midwest T25, top 10%/LR.


Congrats.

Anonymous User
Posts: 273475
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: Mass Mail Interview Response Time?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 26, 2011 2:56 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Shearman and Willkie Farr agreed to in-office interviews


Same poster as above.

Cahill has agreed to one as well.

Anonymous User
Posts: 273475
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: Mass Mail Interview Response Time?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 26, 2011 3:51 pm

Interview with Linklaters after mass mail. They are coming to OCI but I missed them on bidding. NYU...below median.

Anonymous User
Posts: 273475
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: Mass Mail Interview Response Time?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 26, 2011 3:53 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Interview with Linklaters after mass mail. They are coming to OCI but I missed them on bidding. NYU...below median.


Did you mass mail firms you didn't even bid on by any chance?

Anonymous User
Posts: 273475
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: Mass Mail Interview Response Time?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 26, 2011 3:55 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Interview with Linklaters after mass mail. They are coming to OCI but I missed them on bidding. NYU...below median.


Same with proskauer.




Return to “Legal Employment”

Who is online

The online users are hidden on this forum.