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Re: Anyone Heard From NJ Firms?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 09, 2011 6:14 pm

Did anyone have success securing an interview with McCarter & English? I wrote the recruiter twice, got in touch with some associates to learn more, kept expressing my interest, etc. But it seems like it was to no avail. Are they even running a summer program?

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Re: Anyone Heard From NJ Firms?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 09, 2011 6:54 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I really don't know what I'm supposed to do about Lowenstein right now. The offer expires next Friday, yet I just started my OCI callbacks this past week. They go all throughout September. I have about 10 vault firm interviews either coming up or pending a decision. Am I honestly supposed to just accept this Lowenstein offer out of anxiety that none of the Vault firm interviews will yield offers? The thing is, I really liked Lowenstein and would seriously consider them given my love for NJ and the extent to which I enjoyed my visit. But I barely have any basis for comparison at this point, as I have just started visiting other firms. What would you guys suggest? Just calling and asking for a deadline extension?


I would say call and ask for an extension.

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Re: Anyone Heard From NJ Firms?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 09, 2011 7:06 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Did anyone have success securing an interview with McCarter & English? I wrote the recruiter twice, got in touch with some associates to learn more, kept expressing my interest, etc. But it seems like it was to no avail. Are they even running a summer program?


As far as I know, they haven't re-started their summer program and they haven't had one at all for the last two years. I think the only way to get into McCarter & English now is post-clerkship or as a lateral. I wouldn't waste my time on them right now.

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Re: Anyone Heard From NJ Firms?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 09, 2011 7:17 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Did anyone have success securing an interview with McCarter & English? I wrote the recruiter twice, got in touch with some associates to learn more, kept expressing my interest, etc. But it seems like it was to no avail. Are they even running a summer program?


You should really take the two minutes to read a firm's NALP profile before exerting that much time and effort into them. They don't take summers and haven't for a while, a glance at the profile would have told you that.

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Re: Anyone Heard From NJ Firms?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 09, 2011 7:46 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Did anyone have success securing an interview with McCarter & English? I wrote the recruiter twice, got in touch with some associates to learn more, kept expressing my interest, etc. But it seems like it was to no avail. Are they even running a summer program?


You should really take the two minutes to read a firm's NALP profile before exerting that much time and effort into them. They don't take summers and haven't for a while, a glance at the profile would have told you that.


They were scheduled to come to my school's OCI but cancelled and said they would contact applicants they were interested in directly. So seems like they are restarting their summer program?

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Re: Anyone Heard From NJ Firms?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 09, 2011 7:57 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Did anyone have success securing an interview with McCarter & English? I wrote the recruiter twice, got in touch with some associates to learn more, kept expressing my interest, etc. But it seems like it was to no avail. Are they even running a summer program?


You should really take the two minutes to read a firm's NALP profile before exerting that much time and effort into them. They don't take summers and haven't for a while, a glance at the profile would have told you that.


The people I spoke with, including the recruiter at one point, said they are considering re-starting the program, and that they would perhaps consider people on a case-by-case basis. So its not like I had no clue what their recruiting situation was and expended energy on nothing.

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Re: Anyone Heard From NJ Firms?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 09, 2011 10:08 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Did anyone have success securing an interview with McCarter & English? I wrote the recruiter twice, got in touch with some associates to learn more, kept expressing my interest, etc. But it seems like it was to no avail. Are they even running a summer program?


You should really take the two minutes to read a firm's NALP profile before exerting that much time and effort into them. They don't take summers and haven't for a while, a glance at the profile would have told you that.


The people I spoke with, including the recruiter at one point, said they are considering re-starting the program, and that they would perhaps consider people on a case-by-case basis. So its not like I had no clue what their recruiting situation was and expended energy on nothing.


It is a little unclear whats going on at M&E. For a while they dropped the summer program. At one of the NJ schools they were coming to campus. That turned into a resume collect.

So, NALP was a little misleading there. But then again, who knows what is going on.

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Re: Anyone Heard From NJ Firms?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 09, 2011 10:42 pm

Anonymous User wrote:It is a little unclear whats going on at M&E. For a while they dropped the summer program. At one of the NJ schools they were coming to campus. That turned into a resume collect.

So, NALP was a little misleading there. But then again, who knows what is going on.


Apparently they were supposed to go to Cornell, but I don't know if they hired or called back anyone. I still say Lowenstein is the better firm... and they've kept a solid size summer program (for NJ at least) all through ITE. And I'm not just saying that because it was pretty much my "dream firm" when I first applied to law school, and now that they're actually interviewing me ;).

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Re: Anyone Heard From NJ Firms?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 09, 2011 11:48 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Did anyone have success securing an interview with McCarter & English? I wrote the recruiter twice, got in touch with some associates to learn more, kept expressing my interest, etc. But it seems like it was to no avail. Are they even running a summer program?


You should really take the two minutes to read a firm's NALP profile before exerting that much time and effort into them. They don't take summers and haven't for a while, a glance at the profile would have told you that.


The people I spoke with, including the recruiter at one point, said they are considering re-starting the program, and that they would perhaps consider people on a case-by-case basis. So its not like I had no clue what their recruiting situation was and expended energy on nothing.


If someone at the firm told you something different than what's on the firm profile then by all means go with that. The post that I responded to said nothing about someone at the firm saying the program was coming back just that you were contacting all these people at the firm and were clueless as to why you were getting no response.

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Re: Anyone Heard From NJ Firms?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 12, 2011 12:31 pm

Anyone, who had an OCI interview, with Bressler heard back yet? Its been almost a month since my screener and I have heard nothing. Any thoughts? I've already tried to get in contact (several times) with recruitment but to no avail..

T30-40 here.

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Re: Anyone Heard From NJ Firms?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 12, 2011 12:35 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Anyone, who had an OCI interview, with Bressler heard back yet? Its been almost a month since my screener and I have heard nothing. Any thoughts? I've already tried to get in contact (several times) with recruitment but to no avail..

T30-40 here.

I have heard nothing but I know someone who got a CB. CLS/NYU.

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Re: Anyone Heard From NJ Firms?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 12, 2011 1:10 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Anyone, who had an OCI interview, with Bressler heard back yet? Its been almost a month since my screener and I have heard nothing. Any thoughts? I've already tried to get in contact (several times) with recruitment but to no avail..

T30-40 here.

I have heard nothing but I know someone who got a CB. CLS/NYU.


I have a Bressler CB coming up, but it was through mass mailing, not OCI (NJ school to MVP transfer).

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Re: Anyone Heard From NJ Firms?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 12, 2011 4:58 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Anyone, who had an OCI interview, with Bressler heard back yet? Its been almost a month since my screener and I have heard nothing. Any thoughts? I've already tried to get in contact (several times) with recruitment but to no avail..

T30-40 here.

I have heard nothing but I know someone who got a CB. CLS/NYU.


I have a Bressler CB coming up, but it was through mass mailing, not OCI (NJ school to MVP transfer).


Oh ok. Thanks. I wish I knew what the timetable is.

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Re: Anyone Heard From NJ Firms?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 14, 2011 1:44 pm

any new updates?

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Re: Anyone Heard From NJ Firms?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 16, 2011 5:47 pm

McElroy Deutsch interview request (via snail mail) from mass mailing.

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Re: Anyone Heard From NJ Firms?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 16, 2011 5:58 pm

A few updates regarding the NJ front:

-Porzio emailed to say they finished the CB process and will be making decisions "over the next several weeks". By the sounds of that, I won't hear from them until after I've already made a decision

-Offer from Proskauer Newark

-Got a deadline extension on my offer with Lowenstein. I am definitely considering this offer and appreciated that they were willing to give me a bit of flexibility

-Invited to CB at Day Pitney after phone screener

-Still waiting on CB decisions from Sills and Patton Boggs Newark

-Have CB coming up with Bressler

-Screener request from Norris McLaughlin but turned it down since I think I have enough options on the table

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Re: Anyone Heard From NJ Firms?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 16, 2011 6:12 pm

distraught at how slow the NJ market is.

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Re: Anyone Heard From NJ Firms?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 16, 2011 7:40 pm

^ seriously. Interview request from mass mail (not sure if in-office screener or callback, probably the former) from Greenbaum today. Probably going to decline on account of I already have an offer. It's kinda late for this!

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Re: Anyone Heard From NJ Firms?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 17, 2011 5:57 pm

Anonymous User wrote:distraught at how slow the NJ market is.


I kind of had a feeling they were going to be slow when Cole Schotz, Bressler and Lowenstein didn't seem to think anything of scheduling me at the end of September (and McElroy Deutsch didn't notify me until Friday). I'm guessing they callback a ton of people who they know are using NJ as a backup market and are generally waiting for some people to withdraw before making offers/rejections. Especially since some of the classes are smaller than others (I'm pretty sure in NJ only Lowenstein, Bressler and McElroy Deutsch take double-digit SA's).

As for Greenbaum, I know they were scheduled for a mid-September OCI at one of the NJ schools, so that may be why they are doing CB's/CB-style screeners so late.

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Re: Anyone Heard From NJ Firms?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 19, 2011 11:06 am

Anonymous User wrote:A few updates regarding the NJ front:

-Porzio emailed to say they finished the CB process and will be making decisions "over the next several weeks". By the sounds of that, I won't hear from them until after I've already made a decision

-Offer from Proskauer Newark

-Got a deadline extension on my offer with Lowenstein. I am definitely considering this offer and appreciated that they were willing to give me a bit of flexibility

-Invited to CB at Day Pitney after phone screener

-Still waiting on CB decisions from Sills and Patton Boggs Newark

-Have CB coming up with Bressler

-Screener request from Norris McLaughlin but turned it down since I think I have enough options on the table


are you the same person who posted about your Proskauer Newark offer in the "Proskauer" thread? Getting nervous :/ (though my interview was not until Wednesday, 9/14). also- congrats!

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Re: Anyone Heard From NJ Firms?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 19, 2011 4:57 pm

FYI, Cole Schotz is scheduling callbacks well into October. Anyone out there get an offer from them yet?

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Re: Anyone Heard From NJ Firms?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 19, 2011 4:59 pm

Anonymous User wrote:FYI, Cole Schotz is scheduling callbacks well into October. Anyone out there get an offer from them yet?


Are they still scheduling? I'm still waiting to hear back from them...mass mailed more than one month ago...made follow ups but still nothing. T30 here.

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Re: Anyone Heard From NJ Firms?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 19, 2011 6:53 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:FYI, Cole Schotz is scheduling callbacks well into October. Anyone out there get an offer from them yet?


Are they still scheduling? I'm still waiting to hear back from them...mass mailed more than one month ago...made follow ups but still nothing. T30 here.


I believe they are still scheduling, but I can't imagine them going into November...

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Re: Anyone Heard From NJ Firms?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 19, 2011 6:54 pm

Has anyone heard from Riker?

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Re: Anyone Heard From NJ Firms?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 19, 2011 6:55 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:A few updates regarding the NJ front:

-Porzio emailed to say they finished the CB process and will be making decisions "over the next several weeks". By the sounds of that, I won't hear from them until after I've already made a decision

-Offer from Proskauer Newark

-Got a deadline extension on my offer with Lowenstein. I am definitely considering this offer and appreciated that they were willing to give me a bit of flexibility

-Invited to CB at Day Pitney after phone screener

-Still waiting on CB decisions from Sills and Patton Boggs Newark

-Have CB coming up with Bressler

-Screener request from Norris McLaughlin but turned it down since I think I have enough options on the table


are you the same person who posted about your Proskauer Newark offer in the "Proskauer" thread? Getting nervous :/ (though my interview was not until Wednesday, 9/14). also- congrats!



Yeah, I posted it in the Proskauer thread. I think one other guy in the thread was chatting with me that he had an offer as well. Given they expect 4 people for next summer, I have no clue how many of the 30 something people they make offers to in order to get a yield of 4. My call was on Thursday afternoon, and said they waited until the Wednesday interviews were complete before making any calls. Though, if people turn them down, more will obviously be coming




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