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Re: Miami biglaw

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 16, 2014 3:35 pm

anyone info when decisions for holland & knight or carlton fields might come out?

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Re: Miami biglaw

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 16, 2014 4:15 pm

Anonymous User wrote:anyone info when decisions for holland & knight or carlton fields might come out?

H&K has already mailed some post-CB dings.

Anonymous User wrote:Any other news from W&C? Had a CB there a couple weeks ago and haven't heard anything.

Some of both offers and post-CB dings have gone out.

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Re: Miami biglaw

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 16, 2014 4:28 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Finally dinged from stearns weaver

snail mail?

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Re: Miami biglaw

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 16, 2014 7:34 pm

Anonymous User wrote:anyone info when decisions for holland & knight or carlton fields might come out?


I withdrew from carlton fields callback, good luck! Hope it helps a little

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Re: Miami biglaw

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 16, 2014 7:34 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Finally dinged from stearns weaver

snail mail?


Yah dated like September 8th, don't know wtf took so long

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Re: Miami biglaw

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 16, 2014 8:34 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Any other news from W&C? Had a CB there a couple weeks ago and haven't heard anything.

Some of both offers and post-CB dings have gone out.[/quote]


Were the W&C dings snail mail or email?

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Re: Miami biglaw

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 16, 2014 8:37 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Were the W&C dings snail mail or email?

snail

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Re: Miami biglaw

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 17, 2014 9:05 pm

Any more anecdotal evidence on Miami firms, despite their insistence on demonstrable interest in the area, being really bad judges of said interest? I've heard of several market strikeouts for people honestly set on Miami, CBs to people who have literally never set foot in the state, and at least two offers that were subsequently declined for NYC offers, which is what they always point to as their biggest fear and why they grill about ties. Seems like they just aren't the best at actually judging applicants' stories, ding and offer the wrong people, get burned and have to scramble to put together their class, get pissed and promise NEVER AGAIN WITH THE OUT-OF-TOWNERS, and double down on an at least anecdotally flawed strategy year after year.

The good news is since FIU Law has made really great inroads in Miami since its founding and UM/UF will always churn out more than enough JDs to fill their tiny summer classes, they'll still have plenty of local talent when the rest of the country just stops even bothering.

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Re: Miami biglaw

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Anonymous User wrote:Any more anecdotal evidence on Miami firms, despite their insistence on demonstrable interest in the area, being really bad judges of said interest? I've heard of several market strikeouts for people honestly set on Miami, CBs to people who have literally never set foot in the state, and at least two offers that were subsequently declined for NYC offers, which is what they always point to as their biggest fear and why they grill about ties. Seems like they just aren't the best at actually judging applicants' stories, ding and offer the wrong people, get burned and have to scramble to put together their class, get pissed and promise NEVER AGAIN WITH THE OUT-OF-TOWNERS, and double down on an at least anecdotally flawed strategy year after year.

The good news is since FIU Law has made really great inroads in Miami since its founding and UM/UF will always churn out more than enough JDs to fill their tiny summer classes, they'll still have plenty of local talent when the rest of the country just stops even bothering.

Top 20% at T10, LR, Moot Court, lived in South Florida my entire life. Struck out in Miami, happily accepting V5 NYC instead. Ridiculous market to break into straight out of law school.

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Re: Miami biglaw

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 18, 2014 6:56 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Any more anecdotal evidence on Miami firms, despite their insistence on demonstrable interest in the area, being really bad judges of said interest? I've heard of several market strikeouts for people honestly set on Miami, CBs to people who have literally never set foot in the state, and at least two offers that were subsequently declined for NYC offers, which is what they always point to as their biggest fear and why they grill about ties. Seems like they just aren't the best at actually judging applicants' stories, ding and offer the wrong people, get burned and have to scramble to put together their class, get pissed and promise NEVER AGAIN WITH THE OUT-OF-TOWNERS, and double down on an at least anecdotally flawed strategy year after year.

The good news is since FIU Law has made really great inroads in Miami since its founding and UM/UF will always churn out more than enough JDs to fill their tiny summer classes, they'll still have plenty of local talent when the rest of the country just stops even bothering.

Top 20% at T10, LR, Moot Court, lived in South Florida my entire life. Struck out in Miami, happily accepting V5 NYC instead. Ridiculous market to break into straight out of law school.


This isn't an example of what he was asking for. Would you really have taken a Miami firm over a V5 NYC? No. They made the right decision here, clearly.

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Re: Miami biglaw

Postby Cicero76 » Thu Sep 18, 2014 7:10 pm

Anonymous User wrote:This isn't an example of what he was asking for. Would you really have taken a Miami firm over a V5 NYC? No. They made the right decision here, clearly.


I would

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Re: Miami biglaw

Postby elterrible78 » Thu Sep 18, 2014 10:04 pm

Cicero76 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:This isn't an example of what he was asking for. Would you really have taken a Miami firm over a V5 NYC? No. They made the right decision here, clearly.


I would


I would, too. I skipped OCI because I had an offer here, and I'm pretty sure I'd have snagged V5 without too much trouble. NYC is not the be-all, end-all for everyone.

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Re: Miami biglaw

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 18, 2014 10:11 pm

elterrible78 wrote:
Cicero76 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:This isn't an example of what he was asking for. Would you really have taken a Miami firm over a V5 NYC? No. They made the right decision here, clearly.


I would


I would, too. I skipped OCI because I had an offer here, and I'm pretty sure I'd have snagged V5 without too much trouble. NYC is not the be-all, end-all for everyone.


Offer from which firm?

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Re: Miami biglaw

Postby elterrible78 » Thu Sep 18, 2014 10:13 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
elterrible78 wrote:
Cicero76 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:This isn't an example of what he was asking for. Would you really have taken a Miami firm over a V5 NYC? No. They made the right decision here, clearly.


I would


I would, too. I skipped OCI because I had an offer here, and I'm pretty sure I'd have snagged V5 without too much trouble. NYC is not the be-all, end-all for everyone.


Offer from which firm?


PM me.

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Re: Miami biglaw

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 18, 2014 10:32 pm

I made that comment because "happily accepting" the V5 gig doesn't read to me as though the poster was 100% set on Miami. If I have misunderstood, perhaps the poster could have phrased that better.

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Re: Miami biglaw

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 18, 2014 10:34 pm

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Re: Miami biglaw

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 18, 2014 10:37 pm

elterrible78 wrote:
PM me.


PMed

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Re: Miami biglaw

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 18, 2014 10:40 pm

Cantaloupe.

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Re: Miami biglaw

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 22, 2014 11:29 am

Kiwi

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Re: Miami biglaw

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 22, 2014 4:00 pm

Any updates?

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Re: Miami biglaw

Postby B.B. Homemaker » Mon Sep 22, 2014 4:03 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Any updates?

Still above sea level, hiring still anemic.

Also 85º and sunny.

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Re: Miami biglaw

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 22, 2014 6:22 pm

Hunton & Williams snail mail ding today, cb several weeks ago

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Re: Miami biglaw

Postby Robb » Tue Sep 23, 2014 4:15 pm

For anyone waiting on GT, I called to follow up and they said they would be letting us know Friday or Monday.

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Re: Miami biglaw

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 23, 2014 5:58 pm

Robb wrote:For anyone waiting on GT, I called to follow up and they said they would be letting us know Friday or Monday.


Ridiculous. They can never just give a straight up answer. They've been saying "you'll hear this week" for weeks now to many people, and we're almost through September.

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Re: Miami biglaw

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 23, 2014 6:16 pm

Has anyone received THE Miami offer yet? it seems like there is only one spot for the whole market




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