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Re: WUSL EIW

Postby stratocophic » Tue Aug 02, 2011 4:50 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Just got Brinks Hofer in the weird one-slot 2nd EIW round as well. 12/22.


I bid on Brinks Hofer was slected for an interview, However, I just realized It's an IP firm, and I'm not IP. Why did they select me for an interview? I thought they were exclusively an IP firm. Maybe interviewing for a patent job that doesn't require an IP background?

Can't look a gift horse in the mouth I guess.
I'd guess they might be thinking lit or more likely soft IP like copyrights? I'd definitely say I planned to take copyrights and trademarks in the interview if I was you.

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Re: WUSL EIW

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 02, 2011 5:02 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Just got Brinks Hofer in the weird one-slot 2nd EIW round as well. 12/22.


I bid on Brinks Hofer was slected for an interview, However, I just realized It's an IP firm, and I'm not IP. Why did they select me for an interview? I thought they were exclusively an IP firm. Maybe interviewing for a patent job that doesn't require an IP background?

Can't look a gift horse in the mouth I guess.


Mine says pending (probably ding like the off campus stuff), not IP, but they have a trademark practice which is probably what interview slot you got.
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Re: WUSL EIW

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 02, 2011 5:03 pm

stratocophic wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Just got Brinks Hofer in the weird one-slot 2nd EIW round as well. 12/22.


I bid on Brinks Hofer was slected for an interview, However, I just realized It's an IP firm, and I'm not IP. Why did they select me for an interview? I thought they were exclusively an IP firm. Maybe interviewing for a patent job that doesn't require an IP background?

Can't look a gift horse in the mouth I guess.
I'd guess they might be thinking lit or more likely soft IP like copyrights? I'd definitely say I planned to take copyrights and trademarks in the interview if I was you.


Yeah'll I actually will be taking trademarks as it something I'm interested in. I'll just do some research and find someway to Spin. Spin to win.

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Re: WUSL EIW

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 02, 2011 5:05 pm

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stratocophic wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Just got Brinks Hofer in the weird one-slot 2nd EIW round as well. 12/22.


I bid on Brinks Hofer was slected for an interview, However, I just realized It's an IP firm, and I'm not IP. Why did they select me for an interview? I thought they were exclusively an IP firm. Maybe interviewing for a patent job that doesn't require an IP background?

Can't look a gift horse in the mouth I guess.
I'd guess they might be thinking lit or more likely soft IP like copyrights? I'd definitely say I planned to take copyrights and trademarks in the interview if I was you.


Yeah'll I actually will be taking trademarks as it something I'm interested in. I'll just do some research and find someway to Spin. Spin to win.
Smart (wo)man.

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Re: WUSL EIW

Postby emciosn » Tue Aug 02, 2011 5:09 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Just got Brinks Hofer in the weird one-slot 2nd EIW round as well. 12/22.


I bid on Brinks Hofer was slected for an interview, However, I just realized It's an IP firm, and I'm not IP. Why did they select me for an interview? I thought they were exclusively an IP firm. Maybe interviewing for a patent job that doesn't require an IP background?

Can't look a gift horse in the mouth I guess.


I saw it said that they would take business degrees for the trademarks practice area so maybe that's it? Maybe it wasn't bid on very heavily and they took you based on numbers?

Edit: didn't read above posts, beat me to it

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Re: WUSL EIW

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 02, 2011 5:30 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Just got Brinks Hofer in the weird one-slot 2nd EIW round as well. 12/22.


I bid on Brinks Hofer was slected for an interview, However, I just realized It's an IP firm, and I'm not IP. Why did they select me for an interview? I thought they were exclusively an IP firm. Maybe interviewing for a patent job that doesn't require an IP background?

Can't look a gift horse in the mouth I guess.



Stats if you don't mind?

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Re: WUSL EIW

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 02, 2011 7:29 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Top 20%, Law Review, non-URM, non-IP, targeted exclusively Midwest firms (I think it would be really helpful if people provided this info when sharing interview results... without it, it is kinda useless)

12 pre-selects
1 lottery
1 alternate

Overall pretty pleased with the number (especially if I can snag Husch or Bryan Cave as well), but a lot of these firms are in markets that I have no ties to. Gonna have to do some serious research and sell it hard.

Updating this from earlier because I got Husch and Bryan Cave. Also a chance I wind up with another firm that is interviewing at OCI if things work out, but probably will interview off-campus.

So Top 20%, Law Review, non-URM, non-IP, targeted exclusively Midwest firms

14 pre-selects
1 lottery
1 alternate

Very pleased, feeling like I outdid my numbers.

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Re: WUSL EIW

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 03, 2011 10:31 am

Anonymous User wrote:12/22 final then, got dinged. Thought the IP-heavy Chicago office might want a look, but not too put-out about it. Congrats to people who picked one up with them!
13/22, evidently I did pick up Husch. More than a little confused about the location, but I'm not a complainer :mrgreen:

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Re: WUSL EIW

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 03, 2011 10:37 am

Do many more employers sign up for later OCI stages? Or was EIW the vast majority?

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Re: WUSL EIW

Postby emciosn » Wed Aug 03, 2011 10:43 am

Anonymous User wrote:Do many more employers sign up for later OCI stages? Or was EIW the vast majority?


Probably a majority but not the vast majority. There are like 21 for OCI week 1 then like twelve for the next two OCI weeks at this point so that's somewhat encouraging I guess. I did notice that there are a lot of resume collects in the later OCI weeks.

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Re: WUSL EIW

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 22, 2011 5:31 pm

bump for cb updates.

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Re: WUSL EIW

Postby stratocophic » Mon Aug 22, 2011 5:43 pm

Ohai, relevant thread.

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Re: WUSL EIW

Postby romothesavior » Mon Aug 22, 2011 6:34 pm

No CB updates, but I thought the Knight center snacks were very good. The vanilla bread pudding was especially tasty.

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Re: WUSL EIW

Postby stratocophic » Tue Aug 23, 2011 1:42 am

romothesavior wrote:No CB updates, but I thought the Knight center snacks were very good. The vanilla bread pudding was especially tasty.
I'm actually angry that I didn't know this was a thing. Best believe I'll be all over that tomorrow.

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Re: WUSL EIW

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 23, 2011 1:57 am

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Anonymous User wrote:Just got Brinks Hofer in the weird one-slot 2nd EIW round as well. 12/22.


I bid on Brinks Hofer was slected for an interview, However, I just realized It's an IP firm, and I'm not IP. Why did they select me for an interview? I thought they were exclusively an IP firm. Maybe interviewing for a patent job that doesn't require an IP background?

Can't look a gift horse in the mouth I guess.


Be verrrrry careful about Brinks. They just lost a huge chunk of their partners and laid off 18 attorneys less than a year ago. I've talked to a number of IP folks, including local IP partners, who are convinced that the firm is on its last legs. Think --LinkRemoved--

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Re: WUSL EIW

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 24, 2011 11:36 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Just got Brinks Hofer in the weird one-slot 2nd EIW round as well. 12/22.


I bid on Brinks Hofer was slected for an interview, However, I just realized It's an IP firm, and I'm not IP. Why did they select me for an interview? I thought they were exclusively an IP firm. Maybe interviewing for a patent job that doesn't require an IP background?

Can't look a gift horse in the mouth I guess.


Be verrrrry careful about Brinks. They just lost a huge chunk of their partners and laid off 18 attorneys less than a year ago. I've talked to a number of IP folks, including local IP partners, who are convinced that the firm is on its last legs. Think --LinkRemoved--


second on this, I don't think they are really recruiting.

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Re: WUSL EIW

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 24, 2011 1:05 pm

I just had my Brinks Interview. The interviewer seemed kind of quiet/down, but you might be able to chalk that up to him being a engineering type rather than a type A in your face litigator.

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Re: WUSL EIW

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 24, 2011 7:30 pm

Any news?

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Re: WUSL EIW

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 24, 2011 7:34 pm

cbs from Locke Lord (today) and Chapman (yesterday)

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Re: WUSL EIW

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 24, 2011 7:55 pm

Anonymous User wrote:cbs from Locke Lord (today) and Chapman (yesterday)
Also got Locke. Kind of narrows down who we both are, but I dunno who any of the other people who were at the dinner are on TLS so ANONSECURE. Waiting on everyone else still, kind of expecting one from V&E. The others could all go either way, we'll see I guess.

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Re: WUSL EIW

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 24, 2011 8:12 pm

Anonymous User wrote:cbs from Locke Lord (today) and Chapman (yesterday)


stats?

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Re: WUSL EIW

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 24, 2011 8:16 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:cbs from Locke Lord (today) and Chapman (yesterday)


stats?


Don't want to be too specific but well out of top 10%, no LR, non-URM.

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Re: WUSL EIW

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 24, 2011 8:27 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:cbs from Locke Lord (today) and Chapman (yesterday)


stats?


Don't want to be too specific but well out of top 10%, no LR, non-URM.
I'm the other anon with an LLBL CB. Looks like they're interviewing for fit and not credentials, all 3 of those things apply to me. :?

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Re: WUSL EIW

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 24, 2011 8:45 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:cbs from Locke Lord (today) and Chapman (yesterday)


stats?


Don't want to be too specific but well out of top 10%, no LR, non-URM.
I'm the other anon with an LLBL CB. Looks like they're interviewing for fit and not credentials, all 3 of those things apply to me. :?


Dang, congrats. Thought my interview with LLB&L was the best yet in terms of just having a solid conversation/fitting in. Top-quarter though, so maybe too low or I am just really really bad at interviewing.

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Re: WUSL EIW

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 24, 2011 9:10 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
stats?


Don't want to be too specific but well out of top 10%, no LR, non-URM.
I'm the other anon with an LLBL CB. Looks like they're interviewing for fit and not credentials, all 3 of those things apply to me. :?


Dang, congrats. Thought my interview with LLB&L was the best yet in terms of just having a solid conversation/fitting in. Top-quarter though, so maybe too low or I am just really really bad at interviewing.
Sorry man. I dunno, I don't think it's your credentials, I feel like ~5% difference is nothing. Very likely just a really tough call on who they thought fit best, maybe they just liked the practice area I said I wanted or thought my reason for the market was compelling. Really no telling, but don't be discouraged. I've gotten one CB where I thought the interview was strikingly mediocre, other times thought I crushed the interview and got nada even though the firm was in my home market and everything. Messed up process, nothing to do but keep doing what we WUSTLers do best - acting normal/sociable/approachable. That might be our strongest selling point, according to the LLBL interviewers. It's not "you're all strikingly intelligent," but I'll take it I guess.




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