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Re: No Offers Yet- All Aboard the USS Worried

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 14, 2011 7:34 pm

Alright, after today, I'm on the damn boat. T20, top 20%, secondary journal . . . 17 screeners, 6 callbacks. I've done 4 so far, been rejected by one and am still waiting (2+ weeks later) on the other three. I have two more callbacks in the next week. Problematically, though, most of the firms have summer classes below five.

Color me concerned.

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Re: No Offers Yet- All Aboard the USS Worried

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 14, 2011 7:51 pm

I'm guessing the overlap between this thread and the midwest OCI thread is large.

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Re: No Offers Yet- All Aboard the USS Worried

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 14, 2011 7:56 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I'm guessing the overlap between this thread and the midwest OCI thread is large.

Southerners I expect, too

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Re: No Offers Yet- All Aboard the USS Worried

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 14, 2011 8:15 pm

Does everyone get the whole "we try to get back to all of our candidates within two weeks" thing? Is there anything I should do between now and then (callbacks were both on Monday) besides pray?

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Re: No Offers Yet- All Aboard the USS Worried

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 14, 2011 8:19 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Alright, after today, I'm on the damn boat. T20, top 20%, secondary journal . . . 17 screeners, 6 callbacks. I've done 4 so far, been rejected by one and am still waiting (2+ weeks later) on the other three. I have two more callbacks in the next week. Problematically, though, most of the firms have summer classes below five.

Color me concerned.


Which firms are you waiting to hear from after 2weeks?

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Re: No Offers Yet- All Aboard the USS Worried

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 14, 2011 8:42 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Alright, after today, I'm on the damn boat. T20, top 20%, secondary journal . . . 17 screeners, 6 callbacks. I've done 4 so far, been rejected by one and am still waiting (2+ weeks later) on the other three. I have two more callbacks in the next week. Problematically, though, most of the firms have summer classes below five.

Color me concerned.


Which firms are you waiting to hear from after 2weeks?


I'd rather not identify them by name, but it's a V50 SV office with a fairly large summer class and two V70 DC offices with summer classes <5.
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Re: No Offers Yet- All Aboard the USS Worried

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 14, 2011 8:52 pm

I don't feel like studying since I don't have a job lined up yet.

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Re: No Offers Yet- All Aboard the USS Worried

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 14, 2011 8:55 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I don't feel like studying since I don't have a job lined up yet.


Right? This is really detrimentally affecting my academics. Which isn't particularly good for my long term prospects I suppose.

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Re: No Offers Yet- All Aboard the USS Worried

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 14, 2011 8:56 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I don't feel like studying since I don't have a job lined up yet.


Same here!

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Re: No Offers Yet- All Aboard the USS Worried

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 14, 2011 9:14 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:I'm guessing the overlap between this thread and the midwest OCI thread is large.

Southerners I expect, too


Yup. Moving to the South from the North does not make me a southerner and therefore all the boutique/midlaw corp and commercial/business lit firms want nothing to do with me. FML. I guess going to law school in the South and working here during the summer just isnt enough. Oh, and class sizes at the biglaw firms are around 5...with 30 CBs to fill those spots.

T1 Southern school; top 25%; law review; 4 years good work experience; 1 CB. :?

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Re: No Offers Yet- All Aboard the USS Worried

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 14, 2011 9:41 pm

Yeah bro, the South is extremely parochial. And depending on the Southern school and market, top quarter may not cut it for a lot of firms. UGA and ATL for example. Or UF and FL.

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Re: No Offers Yet- All Aboard the USS Worried

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 14, 2011 9:43 pm

If it makes anyone feel better, I am top 3% at a T1 CA school and getting nothing.

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Re: No Offers Yet- All Aboard the USS Worried

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 15, 2011 11:00 am

Rejected from my awkward callback firm. Did not fit in at all. But I wrangled another callback so it evens somewhat. So waiting to hear from 6/7 CBs completed with 2 more callbacks coming up. All below the Mason Dixon.

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Re: No Offers Yet- All Aboard the USS Worried

Postby najumobi » Thu Sep 15, 2011 5:16 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Rejected from my awkward callback firm. Did not fit in at all. But I wrangled another callback so it evens somewhat. So waiting to hear from 6/7 CBs completed with 2 more callbacks coming up. All below the Mason Dixon.

hey, in what way was the callback awkward and firm not a fit for you?

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Re: No Offers Yet- All Aboard the USS Worried

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 15, 2011 5:23 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Rejected from my awkward callback firm. Did not fit in at all. But I wrangled another callback so it evens somewhat. So waiting to hear from 6/7 CBs completed with 2 more callbacks coming up. All below the Mason Dixon.

hey, in what way was the callback awkward and firm not a fit for you?

They were all ridiculous nerds and we did not click on a personal level. I would have been surprised if I had actually received the offer.
edit: Also they were northerners and I am not.

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Re: No Offers Yet- All Aboard the USS Worried

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 15, 2011 5:26 pm

Yep, first time I'm worried. Rejected from all my previous CBs as of today and all my future CBs have offers outstanding to students at my school. Not sure how to take this... Besides horribly.

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Re: No Offers Yet- All Aboard the USS Worried

Postby najumobi » Thu Sep 15, 2011 5:40 pm

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najumobi wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Rejected from my awkward callback firm. Did not fit in at all. But I wrangled another callback so it evens somewhat. So waiting to hear from 6/7 CBs completed with 2 more callbacks coming up. All below the Mason Dixon.

hey, in what way was the callback awkward and firm not a fit for you?

They were all ridiculous nerds and we did not click on a personal level. I would have been surprised if I had actually received the offer.
edit: Also they were northerners and I am not.

ah gotcha...thanks for elaborating...i always feel like "not fitting" can mean so many different things.
good luck with the rest of your callbacks. Im a southerner as well (NC) and I think the south is a great region to live and work in.

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Re: No Offers Yet- All Aboard the USS Worried

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 15, 2011 8:49 pm

Gonna join this thread. Southern T2, Top 20, LR.

18 screeners (some OCI, some job fairs even though I'm not a URM), 5 CBs done (rejected from one, waiting on four), 2 CBs to go.

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Re: No Offers Yet- All Aboard the USS Worried

Postby najumobi » Thu Sep 15, 2011 9:16 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Gonna join this thread. Southern T2, Top 20, LR.

18 screeners (some OCI, some job fairs even though I'm not a URM), 5 CBs done (rejected from one, waiting on four), 2 CBs to go.

how long did you typically have to wait after your screener before you got a callback invite?

and i guess if others have an idea of what the usually waiting time is between screener and callback invite, i would love to know :D

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Re: No Offers Yet- All Aboard the USS Worried

Postby ResIpsa21 » Thu Sep 15, 2011 9:24 pm

najumobi wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Gonna join this thread. Southern T2, Top 20, LR.

18 screeners (some OCI, some job fairs even though I'm not a URM), 5 CBs done (rejected from one, waiting on four), 2 CBs to go.

how long did you typically have to wait after your screener before you got a callback invite?

and i guess if others have an idea of what the usually waiting time is between screener and callback invite, i would love to know :D


It really depends on the firm -- some will call back the next day, some will call back the next week -- but in general, if you haven't heard back in 1 week, you're in trouble.

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Re: No Offers Yet- All Aboard the USS Worried

Postby najumobi » Thu Sep 15, 2011 9:31 pm

ResIpsa21 wrote:
najumobi wrote:and i guess if others have an idea of what the usually waiting time is between screener and callback invite, i would love to know :D
It really depends on the firm -- some will call back the next day, some will call back the next week -- but in general, if you haven't heard back in 1 week, you're in trouble.
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Re: No Offers Yet- All Aboard the USS Worried

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 15, 2011 9:49 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Gonna join this thread. Southern T2, Top 20, LR.

18 screeners (some OCI, some job fairs even though I'm not a URM), 5 CBs done (rejected from one, waiting on four), 2 CBs to go.


Are you from the South? Similar rank and LR at a T1 Southern school, but not nearly as many CBs. The non-biglaw firms really dont like Northerners....and especially northern minorities.

Looks like I have to start using my connections back in my home city up north. Pretty disappointed because I really wanted to stay down here.

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Re: No Offers Yet- All Aboard the USS Worried

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 15, 2011 10:13 pm

How am I supposed to study for class and try to hustle a job? Seriously.

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Re: No Offers Yet- All Aboard the USS Worried

Postby stratocophic » Thu Sep 15, 2011 10:18 pm

Anonymous User wrote:How am I supposed to study for class and try to hustle a job? Seriously.
Protip: one, but only one, of these two things is not necessary right now. Choose wisely.

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Re: No Offers Yet- All Aboard the USS Worried

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 15, 2011 11:22 pm

stratocophic wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:How am I supposed to study for class and try to hustle a job? Seriously.
Protip: one, but only one, of these two things is not necessary right now. Choose wisely.


try studying for class, going to your internship, writing your note, completing your journal assignments, doing moot court stuff AND trying to hustle for a job. I am about to jump.




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