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Anonymous User wrote:Does NYU keep track of CB/offer ratios? I know CLS does. I ask only because it might help with scheduling.
What I gleaned from the CLS board was that S&C has nearly 100% offer rate on callbacks, and most other firms are on the order of 50%. But I'd love love
love more stats on NYU's experience.
Since I'm looking for a litigation position, I feel like I have to impress/satisfy at least one or two lit partners to get an offer. So, if I got my callback by screening with a lit partner, I feel like I have some real points on the board and my offer rate should be fairly good. But if I got my callback by screening with a corp associate, I feel like my screener might just be passing me along to let the partners have a look, so my offer rate might be lower.
Reading way too much into it. Other than Cravath, no one is assuming you'll stick with litigation after the summer anyway. You should be focusing on emphasizing generalizable qualities, like collaborative ability and innovation, not trying to impress lit partners. I'm mostly focused on transactional work, but I think some of my best interviews have been with litigation partners and associates, and, without being more specific, I will say that I have a very strong callback:screener ratio so far.
Fine, I take your point about how the lit/corp divide might not be so stark, given how many people switch from lit to corp.
But either you mis-read or I mis-expressed my central point. I'm not saying anything about the callback:screener ratio at all; I'm talking about the offer:callback ratio after a CB is received. In fact, I'm just as confident doing a screener with lit as with corp and just as confident doing a screener with a partner as with an associate, precisely because I can
discuss general qualities, experiences, etc. that every interviewer loves to hear about. And I'm quite happy with the CB:screener ratio I've had from corp, lit, and niche people.
So let me try again. I start from the premise that, in order to turn a callback into an offer, I need something like 1–3 partners to be on my side. I don't know exactly how many, or with what amount of passion they have to like me, but the key word here is "partner". No partners, no offer. So if one partner has seen me at a screener and likes me enough to give me a callback, that's a meaningful thing, because the screening partner is likely to become one of those 1–3 partners I need for an offer. But if an associate gives me a CB, I'm still starting from close to zero when I go in for my callback.
If the data were available, I'd be willing to put money on the hypothesis that firms that use partners for screening have a somewhat higher offer:callback ratio than firms that use associates, particularly for someone like me who might be approved by a screening associate largely because I look very good on paper. Not a huge difference, maybe 55% instead of 45%.