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Ropes Boston Offers

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 29, 2011 10:21 pm

Has anyone who did a CB late last week heard back yet?

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Re: Ropes Boston Offers

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 29, 2011 10:51 pm

Still waiting....it's been a week for me.

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Re: Ropes Boston Offers

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 30, 2011 2:00 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Still waiting....it's been a week for me.


Know someone who did her CB last monday and got an offer on thursday

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Re: Ropes Boston Offers

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 30, 2011 8:28 pm

Ropes sometimes takes a while. sit tight.

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Re: Ropes Boston Offers

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 30, 2011 10:06 pm

OP here--got an offer today. Thrilled!

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Re: Ropes Boston Offers

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 30, 2011 10:25 pm

Anonymous User wrote:OP here--got an offer today. Thrilled!


What time did they call?

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Re: Ropes Boston Offers

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 31, 2011 12:56 pm

To the poster with the offer, when was your cb? Also, what school if you dont mind?

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Re: Ropes Boston Offers

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 31, 2011 2:34 pm

Anonymous User wrote:To the poster with the offer, when was your cb? Also, what school if you dont mind?


8/26, CCN

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Re: Ropes Boston Offers

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 10, 2011 7:10 pm

If anyone has inside knowledge, I did a screener 2-3 weeks ago, and haven't been officially rejected yet, is there any hope?

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Re: Ropes Boston Offers

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 13, 2011 4:08 pm

Anonymous User wrote:If anyone has inside knowledge, I did a screener 2-3 weeks ago, and haven't been officially rejected yet, is there any hope?


I'm in the same boat, too. Obviously lots of offers have gone out. I'm expecting a ding but surprised why I haven't gotten it yet. Has Ropes dinged anybody post CB so far?

EDIT: Dinged via snailmail

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Re: Ropes Boston Offers

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 16, 2011 8:09 am

Just got an offer, about 3 weeks after my callback. Very excited!

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Re: Ropes Boston Offers

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 19, 2011 4:54 pm

Is anyone here considering Ropes Boston versus New York places?

I'm at CLS/NYU and looked only at Ropes in Boston (I'm from Mass.) and then largely at NYC firms.

I have offers now at Ropes in Boston + Davis Polk, Cleary Gottlieb, Sullivan and Cromwell, and Simpson Thacher in NY.

I'm really, really torn and wonder if anyone is in a similar situation. I feel like going to Boston this early in my career sorta pegs me as a Boston guy, whereas NYC has way more exit option strength. I probably want to end up in Boston longer term.

Also, I'm interested in lit and while Ropes is super prestigious in Boston, I can't imagine it really stacks up to the NYC firms based purely on lit.

Throw in Ropes super positive reputation for QoL, etc. and I'm torn as all hell.

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Re: Ropes Boston Offers

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 19, 2011 5:28 pm

Similar situation, and I'm going with one of your NYC offers primarily because of the better exit options after a few years in NY. Boston will always be there for me if I change my mind later.

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Re: Ropes Boston Offers

Postby Blindmelon » Mon Sep 19, 2011 7:23 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Is anyone here considering Ropes Boston versus New York places?

I'm at CLS/NYU and looked only at Ropes in Boston (I'm from Mass.) and then largely at NYC firms.

I have offers now at Ropes in Boston + Davis Polk, Cleary Gottlieb, Sullivan and Cromwell, and Simpson Thacher in NY.

I'm really, really torn and wonder if anyone is in a similar situation. I feel like going to Boston this early in my career sorta pegs me as a Boston guy, whereas NYC has way more exit option strength. I probably want to end up in Boston longer term.

Also, I'm interested in lit and while Ropes is super prestigious in Boston, I can't imagine it really stacks up to the NYC firms based purely on lit.

Throw in Ropes super positive reputation for QoL, etc. and I'm torn as all hell.


Ropes Boston is known for long hours compared to other Boston counterparts. That being said, great firm and Boston is definitely a different legal culture than NYC.

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Re: Ropes Boston Offers

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 19, 2011 10:06 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Is anyone here considering Ropes Boston versus New York places?

I'm at CLS/NYU and looked only at Ropes in Boston (I'm from Mass.) and then largely at NYC firms.

I have offers now at Ropes in Boston + Davis Polk, Cleary Gottlieb, Sullivan and Cromwell, and Simpson Thacher in NY.

I'm really, really torn and wonder if anyone is in a similar situation. I feel like going to Boston this early in my career sorta pegs me as a Boston guy, whereas NYC has way more exit option strength. I probably want to end up in Boston longer term.

Also, I'm interested in lit and while Ropes is super prestigious in Boston, I can't imagine it really stacks up to the NYC firms based purely on lit.

Throw in Ropes super positive reputation for QoL, etc. and I'm torn as all hell.


Similar situation (plus some great firms in CA), and going with Ropes. Want to work more with tech/healthcare than financial services clients, and enjoy being in Boston over NYC. Also, don't feel that exit ops are demonstrably different between these firms if you know what you want and assert yourself in those directions (though I never want to work in house at a bank or live in NYC). It's more about excelling in the right practice areas for your exit, and then taking the time to brand yourself as someone who is the right fit for that position.

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Re: Ropes Boston Offers

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 19, 2011 10:17 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Is anyone here considering Ropes Boston versus New York places?

I'm at CLS/NYU and looked only at Ropes in Boston (I'm from Mass.) and then largely at NYC firms.

I have offers now at Ropes in Boston + Davis Polk, Cleary Gottlieb, Sullivan and Cromwell, and Simpson Thacher in NY.

I'm really, really torn and wonder if anyone is in a similar situation. I feel like going to Boston this early in my career sorta pegs me as a Boston guy, whereas NYC has way more exit option strength. I probably want to end up in Boston longer term.

Also, I'm interested in lit and while Ropes is super prestigious in Boston, I can't imagine it really stacks up to the NYC firms based purely on lit.

Throw in Ropes super positive reputation for QoL, etc. and I'm torn as all hell.

I do not have a Ropes offer so pardon my intruding on this thread, but I do have a Boston offer from GP and am weighing it against a couple of V15 options, so my dilemma is basically the low-rent version of your dilemma. I am probably going to NYC for reasons similar to the ones you cite, FWIW. Ropes may be sufficiently better in Boston that it's a tougher call though.

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Re: Ropes Boston Offers

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 19, 2011 10:27 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Similar situation (plus some great firms in CA), and going with Ropes.


Hope to see you at the hiring dinner this week! Think they'll give good swag?




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