No Offers Yet- All Aboard the USS Worried

(On Campus Interviews, Summer Associate positions, Firm Reviews, Tips, ...)
Forum rules
Anonymous Posting

Anonymous posting is only appropriate when you are revealing sensitive employment related information about a firm, job, etc. You may anonymously respond on topic to these threads. Unacceptable uses include: harassing another user, joking around, testing the feature, or other things that are more appropriate in the lounge.

Failure to follow these rules will get you outed, warned, or banned.
Anonymous User
Posts: 273183
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: No Offers Yet- All Aboard the USS Worried

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 22, 2011 9:13 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Well its over for me...officially struck out. 3 CBs, 3 rejections. Jumping overboard.


Damn sorry dude, what were your stats?

T2 to CCN transfer

Anonymous User
Posts: 273183
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: No Offers Yet- All Aboard the USS Worried

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 22, 2011 10:37 pm

Getting on, 5 CB's so far, 1 next week. 1 ding, waiting on three all that happened last week. One of which I've heard two other people on TLS have offers. ugh.

Anonymous User
Posts: 273183
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: No Offers Yet- All Aboard the USS Worried

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 22, 2011 10:56 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
The summer class is 4 people... so I'm hoping ONE person will decline! What about yours?



Can I ask which region this is in? Similar boat here.


California. You?

Anonymous User
Posts: 273183
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: No Offers Yet- All Aboard the USS Worried

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 22, 2011 11:29 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.


Quoted anon here, and finally off the boat! Got an offer from my sixth and final callback, and only waited two days for the phone call. Right now I am at 1 Offer / 2 Rejections / 3 Silence, but the offer is from the best firm I interviewed with (V40 in DC) so I'm pretty sure I'll accept.

Keep your hopes up, ladies and gents, and go after every interview like it's your only one.

Anonymous User
Posts: 273183
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: No Offers Yet- All Aboard the USS Worried

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 22, 2011 11:46 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Well its over for me...officially struck out. 3 CBs, 3 rejections. Jumping overboard.


Damn sorry dude, what were your stats?

T2 to CCN transfer


Did you mass mail your home market? If not, do it ASAP -- at the very least it should buy you more interviews. I didn't do great at OCI as a transfer (2 CB's), but I managed to rack up 6 CB's so far in my home market outside of OCI.

Anonymous User
Posts: 273183
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: No Offers Yet- All Aboard the USS Worried

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 23, 2011 12:46 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
The summer class is 4 people... so I'm hoping ONE person will decline! What about yours?



Can I ask which region this is in? Similar boat here.


California. You?



Fuck. Same. Really hope its not the same firm haha. Northern CA here...please say southern for you.

Anonymous User
Posts: 273183
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: No Offers Yet- All Aboard the USS Worried

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 23, 2011 12:48 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Can I ask which region this is in? Similar boat here.


California. You?



Fuck. Same. Really hope its not the same firm haha. Northern CA here...please say southern for you.


NOR CAL...
I said I had my callback on Aug. 26 earlier, and I know I was the only callback that day. So if you went on that same day, then we're definitely talking about different firms. If not, then let's hope two people decline and we both get offers? :wink: Are you waiting on other firms too?

Anonymous User
Posts: 273183
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: No Offers Yet- All Aboard the USS Worried

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 23, 2011 1:28 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Can I ask which region this is in? Similar boat here.


California. You?



Fuck. Same. Really hope its not the same firm haha. Northern CA here...please say southern for you.


NOR CAL...
I said I had my callback on Aug. 26 earlier, and I know I was the only callback that day. So if you went on that same day, then we're definitely talking about different firms. If not, then let's hope two people decline and we both get offers? :wink: Are you waiting on other firms too?


Mine was more recent, unfortunately. Waiting on another and have 1 more CB.

Anonymous User
Posts: 273183
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: No Offers Yet- All Aboard the USS Worried

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 23, 2011 9:48 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Jumping off this ship, got the call today. Good luck, everyone. Hang in there, the good news will come!


oh man, congrats. how long ago was your cb?


8 days

Anonymous User
Posts: 273183
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: No Offers Yet- All Aboard the USS Worried

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 23, 2011 10:14 am

Sigh, guess I need to lean on ppl for moral support now...23 OCI interviews, 1 CB (I interview badly, I'll admit it), now just waiting...anyone got any advice?

My OCS advisor said I need to start looking at 1L positions...I did not find that to be helpful.

Anonymous User
Posts: 273183
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: No Offers Yet- All Aboard the USS Worried

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 23, 2011 10:29 am

Anonymous User wrote:Sigh, guess I need to lean on ppl for moral support now...23 OCI interviews, 1 CB (I interview badly, I'll admit it), now just waiting...anyone got any advice?

My OCS advisor said I need to start looking at 1L positions...I did not find that to be helpful.

19 screeners 1 CB bro. Managed to snag 5 CBs through mass mail and an offer. Some secondary markets aren't done hiring. Get on it.

Anonymous User
Posts: 273183
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: No Offers Yet- All Aboard the USS Worried

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 23, 2011 10:35 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Sigh, guess I need to lean on ppl for moral support now...23 OCI interviews, 1 CB (I interview badly, I'll admit it), now just waiting...anyone got any advice?

My OCS advisor said I need to start looking at 1L positions...I did not find that to be helpful.

19 screeners 1 CB bro. Managed to snag 5 CBs through mass mail and an offer. Some secondary markets aren't done hiring. Get on it.


I have been emailing back in my home area (Philly) and now just trying to work connections, but I live in NYC....the market is pretty much done.

Anonymous User
Posts: 273183
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: No Offers Yet- All Aboard the USS Worried

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 23, 2011 11:34 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Had my callback on Aug. 26... still waiting.


I'm in a similar situation. Did you follow up?


I did. Recruiter responded and basically told me I'm on the wait-list, and the firm is waiting for candidates to respond before extending more offers. I'm hoping someone declines... You should definitely follow up though. Nothing to lose now!


Had a CB almost 2 weeks before yours. Still waiting, have followed up twice with no response. I think they forgot to send the ding and wonder why I am following up.

Anonymous User
Posts: 273183
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: No Offers Yet- All Aboard the USS Worried

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 23, 2011 5:07 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Had my callback on Aug. 26... still waiting.


I'm in a similar situation. Did you follow up?


I did. Recruiter responded and basically told me I'm on the wait-list, and the firm is waiting for candidates to respond before extending more offers. I'm hoping someone declines... You should definitely follow up though. Nothing to lose now!


Had a CB almost 2 weeks before yours. Still waiting, have followed up twice with no response. I think they forgot to send the ding and wonder why I am following up.


I wonder if we're talking about the same firm...

Anonymous User
Posts: 273183
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: No Offers Yet- All Aboard the USS Worried

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 23, 2011 5:29 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Sigh, guess I need to lean on ppl for moral support now...23 OCI interviews, 1 CB (I interview badly, I'll admit it), now just waiting...anyone got any advice?

My OCS advisor said I need to start looking at 1L positions...I did not find that to be helpful.


FWIW I had only one CB and it resulted in an offer. Research the firm extremely well and have good answers to why you want to be there.

Anonymous User
Posts: 273183
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: No Offers Yet- All Aboard the USS Worried

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 23, 2011 5:44 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Sigh, guess I need to lean on ppl for moral support now...23 OCI interviews, 1 CB (I interview badly, I'll admit it), now just waiting...anyone got any advice?

My OCS advisor said I need to start looking at 1L positions...I did not find that to be helpful.


FWIW I had only one CB and it resulted in an offer. Research the firm extremely well and have good answers to why you want to be there.


Well, I did do okay (by my standards) on the call back. Not amazing....but I have L.Rev and top 10%, and I was definitely enthusiastic.

Anonymous User
Posts: 273183
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: No Offers Yet- All Aboard the USS Worried

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 23, 2011 5:57 pm

I've got one foot still trapped on this ship since I'm in a market that really pushes splitting

17 Screeners from OCI, 17 from minority job fairs
12 CBs total
So far, 3 dings, 1 offer from a V30 (for only half the summer), waiting on the rest :(

I vastly outperformed my class ranking, so I think my interview skills carried me through the screeners to the callback, but when the hiring committee looks at me on paper, I of course pale in comparison to all their other callbacks

School: UT/UCLA/Vandy
Ranking: Around (maybe outside of) Top 1/3
Work Experience: 3 years
Non-URM

Anonymous User
Posts: 273183
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: No Offers Yet- All Aboard the USS Worried

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 23, 2011 6:04 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Sigh, guess I need to lean on ppl for moral support now...23 OCI interviews, 1 CB (I interview badly, I'll admit it), now just waiting...anyone got any advice?

My OCS advisor said I need to start looking at 1L positions...I did not find that to be helpful.


Can 2Ls apply for 1L positions?

Anonymous User
Posts: 273183
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: No Offers Yet- All Aboard the USS Worried

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 23, 2011 6:09 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Sigh, guess I need to lean on ppl for moral support now...23 OCI interviews, 1 CB (I interview badly, I'll admit it), now just waiting...anyone got any advice?

My OCS advisor said I need to start looking at 1L positions...I did not find that to be helpful.


Can 2Ls apply for 1L positions?


i think OCS means the unpaid jobs that 1Ls usually get..

Anonymous User
Posts: 273183
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: No Offers Yet- All Aboard the USS Worried

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 23, 2011 6:10 pm

Are Cali firms still interviewing?

Anonymous User
Posts: 273183
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: No Offers Yet- All Aboard the USS Worried

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 23, 2011 6:11 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I've got one foot still trapped on this ship since I'm in a market that really pushes splitting

17 Screeners from OCI, 17 from minority job fairs
12 CBs total
So far, 3 dings, 1 offer from a V30 (for only half the summer), waiting on the rest :(

I vastly outperformed my class ranking, so I think my interview skills carried me through the screeners to the callback, but when the hiring committee looks at me on paper, I of course pale in comparison to all their other callbacks

School: UT/UCLA/Vandy
Ranking: Around (maybe outside of) Top 1/3
Work Experience: 3 years
Non-URM


if only we could combine forces...i was explicitly told that while i look great on paper, i come off as too disinterested during interviews. unfortunately, that's just my personality. hard to change that without coming across as fake.

Anonymous User
Posts: 273183
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: No Offers Yet- All Aboard the USS Worried

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 23, 2011 6:13 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Sigh, guess I need to lean on ppl for moral support now...23 OCI interviews, 1 CB (I interview badly, I'll admit it), now just waiting...anyone got any advice?

My OCS advisor said I need to start looking at 1L positions...I did not find that to be helpful.


Can 2Ls apply for 1L positions?


i think OCS means the unpaid jobs that 1Ls usually get..


Exactly. Our career services people are PROFOUNDLY unhelpful. When half of the Law Review staff cannot get a job through OCI, at any school, that means there is a serious problem.

User avatar
Helmholtz
Posts: 4394
Joined: Wed Sep 17, 2008 1:48 pm

Re: No Offers Yet- All Aboard the USS Worried

Postby Helmholtz » Fri Sep 23, 2011 6:14 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Exactly. Our career services people are PROFOUNDLY unhelpful. When half of the Law Review staff cannot get a job through OCI, at any school, that means there is a serious problem.


Hasn't this been true for a long time for a lot of the T3/4 schools?

Anonymous User
Posts: 273183
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: No Offers Yet- All Aboard the USS Worried

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 23, 2011 6:16 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Are Cali firms still interviewing?


try mass mailing.

Anonymous User
Posts: 273183
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: No Offers Yet- All Aboard the USS Worried

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 23, 2011 6:40 pm

Helmholtz wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Exactly. Our career services people are PROFOUNDLY unhelpful. When half of the Law Review staff cannot get a job through OCI, at any school, that means there is a serious problem.


Hasn't this been true for a long time for a lot of the T3/4 schools?


Problem is, we're a T1....




Return to “Legal Employment”

Who is online

The online users are hidden on this forum.