How necessary is it to attend callback receptions?

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How necessary is it to attend callback receptions?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 23, 2011 7:29 am

So I fortunately have several callback receptions to attend throughout this week, but I had been planning on going home and relaxing for a few days before the semester began.

Is it a bad idea to not attend these? Is it a serious strike against you come actual CB time? Thoughts?

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Re: How necessary is it to attend callback receptions?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 23, 2011 7:40 am

Not at all, people have not gone to these things and still received offers. However, it might be a good idea to email the recruiter and tell them you'll be out of town on that date, although you appreciate the invitation.

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Re: How necessary is it to attend callback receptions?

Postby Sup Kid » Tue Aug 23, 2011 11:12 am

It probably won't hurt you, but why would you take the chance just to relax for a few days? They receptions are for firms to see you in a less formal setting, and you can make connections there (or just leave a good enough impression) to help you get an offer. If you need to go home for a more pressing reason, don't worry about it, but otherwise, I think you should basically suck it up, realize that the beginning of 2L year is the most important and time-consuming aspect of law school, and do everything you can to get yourself an offer.




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