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Re: Callback, Offer & Ding LLP - 2011 Results Megathread

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 16, 2011 1:19 am

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Anonymous User wrote:better than 10% and LR @ T1 in California

20+ screeners

San Francisco CBs at Quinn, MoFo (Palo Alto), Paul Hastings, Jones Day, Kirkland & Ellis, Mayer Brown (Palo Alto), DLA Piper.

Dinged via e-mail by O'Melveny and by letter at Latham.


It's me again. Gotta CB from WilmerHale today. Plus a local firm.

I both loathe you and envy you.

Congrats on cleaning up. :) Still sitting at zero and wondering if tuition refunds are still possible.

Without giving too much away, is this a lower T1 (i.e UCLA/USC) or higher T1 (UCH/Davis)?

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Re: Callback, Offer & Ding LLP - 2011 Results Megathread

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 16, 2011 5:18 pm

Top 5% at a T25, secondary journal.

Non-OCI callbacks from Akerman Senterfitt and Lowndes Drosdick.

OCI: 14 interviews, 1 Callback, no dings yet. Will update when I get more OCI information.

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Re: Callback, Offer & Ding LLP - 2011 Results Megathread

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 16, 2011 5:26 pm

So, I know one or three of us were at the big Kirkland NYC callback last Thursday. Rumor was that today was "hiring committee" day.

Anyone hear anything, or was that just wishful thinking?

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Re: Callback, Offer & Ding LLP - 2011 Results Megathread

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 16, 2011 5:28 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Lowndes Drosdick.


Resume Collect? I submitted to them through one on my school's simplicity and never even got a courtesy no thank-you.

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Re: Callback, Offer & Ding LLP - 2011 Results Megathread

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 16, 2011 5:51 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Lowndes Drosdick.


Resume Collect? I submitted to them through one on my school's simplicity and never even got a courtesy no thank-you.


Different person here, but I had a screening lunch after resume collect and was subsequently dinged. They are hiring 2 2Ls. I'm T13 above median and from FL.

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Re: Callback, Offer & Ding LLP - 2011 Results Megathread

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 16, 2011 6:18 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Lowndes Drosdick.


Resume Collect? I submitted to them through one on my school's simplicity and never even got a courtesy no thank-you.


Different person here, but I had a screening lunch after resume collect and was subsequently dinged. They are hiring 2 2Ls. I'm T13 above median and from FL.


Sent my resume directly to a partner. However, I know that a few people at my school got screeners last week through resume collection. Any idea what their CB/offer ratio is? As the above poster noted, they're only taking two...

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Re: Callback, Offer & Ding LLP - 2011 Results Megathread

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 16, 2011 6:21 pm

Anonymous User wrote:So, I know one or three of us were at the big Kirkland NYC callback last Thursday. Rumor was that today was "hiring committee" day.

Anyone hear anything, or was that just wishful thinking?
Heard nada. Now I really wanna know what other TLSers were there.

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Re: Callback, Offer & Ding LLP - 2011 Results Megathread

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 16, 2011 6:23 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:So, I know one or three of us were at the big Kirkland NYC callback last Thursday. Rumor was that today was "hiring committee" day.

Anyone hear anything, or was that just wishful thinking?
Heard nada. Now I really wanna know what other TLSers were there.


Well judging by how many people I saw there, it seems like half of TLS might have been there. :(

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Re: Callback, Offer & Ding LLP - 2011 Results Megathread

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 16, 2011 7:06 pm

Reed Smith (LA) rejection via email.
Kirkland (LA) rejection via email.
Irell (LA) rejection via letter.
Latham (LA) rejection via letter.

I'm feeling sick right now. Probably have another 15 rejections in progress.

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Re: Callback, Offer & Ding LLP - 2011 Results Megathread

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 16, 2011 7:20 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Reed Smith (LA) rejection via email.
Kirkland (LA) rejection via email.
Irell (LA) rejection via letter.
Latham (LA) rejection via letter.

I'm feeling sick right now. Probably have another 15 rejections in progress.



Can I ask what school (tier) you go to and when your interview was for Reed Smith (LA)? Been waiting for a while

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Re: Callback, Offer & Ding LLP - 2011 Results Megathread

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 16, 2011 7:25 pm

Same anon poster.

USC/UCLA. Top 10%, transferred from another T1. Interview was early last week.

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Re: Callback, Offer & Ding LLP - 2011 Results Megathread

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 16, 2011 8:29 pm

anyone get a DPW offer yet?

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Re: Callback, Offer & Ding LLP - 2011 Results Megathread

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 16, 2011 9:33 pm

Anonymous User wrote:UCLA or USC, higher than top 5% & LR:

CBs at GDC, Irell, OMM, PH, Skadden, MoFo, Akin Gump, and Proskauer, all LA offices.


add Simpson Thacher, Jenner, and Munger, all LA.
dings at Kirkland and Latham.
Offer at Irell.

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Re: Callback, Offer & Ding LLP - 2011 Results Megathread

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 16, 2011 9:55 pm

When did you get irell offer? When was cb?
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Re: Callback, Offer & Ding LLP - 2011 Results Megathread

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 16, 2011 9:56 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Also UCLA/USC, top 10%.

Callbacks from SullCrom, MoFo, Kirkland, Latham, Bingham, Sidley, Sheppard Mullin, Jenner & Block, Proskauer, Greenberg Glusker, Akin Gump, Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp, White & Case


Additional CBs from Munger and Gibson Dunn. First ding from Irell.

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Re: Callback, Offer & Ding LLP - 2011 Results Megathread

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 16, 2011 10:10 pm

Top 10% DCNG. CBs from Kirkland, Sidley, Ropes, Shearman, Cravath, Wilmerhale, Fried Frank, Cahill, OMM. All NY.

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Re: Callback, Offer & Ding LLP - 2011 Results Megathread

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 16, 2011 11:09 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:better than 10% and LR @ T1 in California

20+ screeners

San Francisco CBs at Quinn, MoFo (Palo Alto), Paul Hastings, Jones Day, Kirkland & Ellis, Mayer Brown (Palo Alto), DLA Piper.

Dinged via e-mail by O'Melveny and by letter at Latham.


It's me again. Gotta CB from WilmerHale today. Plus a local firm.

I both loathe you and envy you.

Congrats on cleaning up. :) Still sitting at zero and wondering if tuition refunds are still possible.

Without giving too much away, is this a lower T1 (i.e UCLA/USC) or higher T1 (UCH/Davis)?


I do not attend UCLA/USC.

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Re: Callback, Offer & Ding LLP - 2011 Results Megathread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 17, 2011 10:35 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:UCLA, law review, just outside top 10%.

LA Callbacks: Shepard Mullin, O'Melveny, Kirkland Ellis, MoFo.


+ Gibson and Proskauer


Note: Gibson above was for the Irvine office, not LA.

Also, Simpson Thacher (LA) and Davis Polk (Palo Alto) came through today.

Dinged at Skadden (LA) and O'Melveny (Newport Beach).


Dinged at Paul Hastings (LA) and Latham (LA).

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Re: Callback, Offer & Ding LLP - 2011 Results Megathread

Postby IrwinM.Fletcher » Wed Aug 17, 2011 1:02 pm

Anyone received offers from mass mail callbacks yet? I've seen a smattering of Cahill offers, but nothing else.

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Re: Callback, Offer & Ding LLP - 2011 Results Megathread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 17, 2011 1:57 pm

Kirkand and Ellis (NYC) is making offers today based on the big group callback from Thursday.

I and a classmate both got offer calls today (in the past 90 minutes or so).
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Re: Callback, Offer & Ding LLP - 2011 Results Megathread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 17, 2011 2:07 pm

My Search is over.
T20 (not in Cal)-urm-(top50%,journal)-5yrWE-externship w/ Court-pretty face
Did not participate in my school's OCI because I want to be in N.Cal or CHI and OCI won't get me there.

PLIP:
Pilsbury, LA
McDonnell, CHI (callback)
Blakely Sokoloff
Cooley, SF (snail ding)
Fish & Richardson, SilVal (offer - telephone - 8/16)
Banner & Whitcoff, CHI

Bay Area Diversity Fair:
Bryan Cave, SF
MoFo, SF (email ding)
Finnegan, PaloAlto
Fenwick & West, SF (offer - telephone - 8/16)

Cook County Diversity Fair:
Husch Blackwell, CHI
McAndrews, CHI

SFIPLA:
Perkins Coie, SF (email ding)
Knobbe, SF

Had more interviews coming up, but canceled them in light of these offers.
The ones I didn't hear from might be snail mail dings that went to my school address. Who knows, who cares?

I attribute my success to just being a real person that people can get along with. Honestly I would only prepare for about 15 min per interview because I took the approach of getting to know the people and being very relaxed when talking to them. Before my whole cycle started, i crafted my story and had answers to the obv. questions. From there it was just a couple things about the firm that caught my eye, taking a real interest in the interviewers and being just being a person they can get on with.
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Re: Callback, Offer & Ding LLP - 2011 Results Megathread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 17, 2011 4:16 pm

Boalt. ~top 35%. Interesting work experience, non-URM.

Our OCI ended on Friday. As of today I have callbacks at:

Cleary, DC
Weil Gotshal, NY
Sidley Austin, LA
Simpson Thacher, LA
WilmerHale, DC
WilmerHale, LA
Kirkland, SF
Skadden, LA
Nixon Peabody, SF
Farella Braun, SF
Bingham, SF
Akin Gump, LA


I think this result is a bit better than my grades would have suggested. At least part of this, I think, is attributable to good interview skills (I did a lot of prep and really fleshed out my answers to some of the more obvious questions). Whatever the reason, I hope my example can cast some doubt on people like Boaltrising3L who claim that top 25% and good interview skills are not enough at Boalt* (see viewtopic.php?f=23&t=157037).

To be fair, these are CB's and not offers, so I suppose I could strike out at all 12; but I have a V100 offer from a firm in my home (secondary) market via mass mail. So, at the very least, I will not go jobless as some of the more ridiculous Boalt threads have claimed was my destiny.
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Re: Callback, Offer & Ding LLP - 2011 Results Megathread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 17, 2011 4:24 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Boalt. ~top 35%. Interesting work experience, non-URM.

Callbacks at:

Cleary, DC
Weil Gotshal, NY
Sidley Austin, LA
Simpson Thacher, LA
WilmerHale, DC
WilmerHale, LA
Kirkland, SF
Skadden, LA
Nixon Peabody, SF
Farella Braun, SF
Bingham, SF
Akin Gump, LA


I think this result is a bit better than my grades would have suggested. At least part of this, I think, is attributable to good interview skills (I did a lot of prep and really fleshed out my answers to some of the more obvious questions). Whatever the reason, I hope my example can cast some doubt on people like Boaltrising3L who claim that top 25% and good interview skills are not enough at Boalt* (see viewtopic.php?f=23&t=157037).

To be fair, these are CB's and not offers, and I suppose I could strike out at all 12; but I have a V100 offer from a firm in my home (secondary) market via mass mail. So, at the very least, I will not go jobless as some of the more ridiculous Boalt threads have claimed was my destiny.


i'm the poster right above you. if i can do what i did coming from my school w/ my stats... there's no reason you won't be successful w/ your school and your stats if those interview skills are what you say they are. Best of luck!

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Re: Callback, Offer & Ding LLP - 2011 Results Megathread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 17, 2011 4:41 pm

Has anyone heard any movement at all from jones day? They seem totally absent from all these posts.

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Re: Callback, Offer & Ding LLP - 2011 Results Megathread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 17, 2011 4:56 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Has anyone heard any movement at all from jones day? They seem totally absent from all these posts.


Arranged pre-OCI screening interview; at Tier 1, East Coast school, ranked Top 10% LR. Received word I would not receive a CB a few days ago. LA office.




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