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Cooley screener rejection

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Oct 13, 2011 11:29 am

Finally got the rejection letter...a whopping 7 weeks after my screener. Are they serious?

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Re: Cooley screener rejection

Postby Nicholasnickynic » Thu Oct 13, 2011 11:31 am

Anonymous User wrote:Finally got the rejection letter...a whopping 7 weeks after my screener. Are they serious?



I didn't realize that Cooley Law school was so serious. I would have thought they would take anyone.

What was your lsat?

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Re: Cooley screener rejection

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Oct 13, 2011 11:46 am

Nicholasnickynic wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Finally got the rejection letter...a whopping 7 weeks after my screener. Are they serious?



I didn't realize that Cooley Law school was so serious. I would have thought they would take anyone.

What was your lsat?


Assuming this is snark, but for the peanut gallery: Cooley Godward Kronish LLP != Thomas Cooley School of Law.

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Re: Cooley screener rejection

Postby Nicholasnickynic » Thu Oct 13, 2011 11:51 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Nicholasnickynic wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Finally got the rejection letter...a whopping 7 weeks after my screener. Are they serious?



I didn't realize that Cooley Law school was so serious. I would have thought they would take anyone.

What was your lsat?


Assuming this is snark, but for the peanut gallery: Cooley Godward Kronish LLP != Thomas Cooley School of Law.


Oh, it's snark. I hate that crap though--> why can't firms just reject you within a reasonable amount of time. I mean, theres a standard rejection form- it doesn't take them long.

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Re: Cooley screener rejection

Postby NinerFan » Thu Oct 13, 2011 12:03 pm

Perhaps they thought they might need to do additional callbacks if their yield rates were low?

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Re: Cooley screener rejection

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Oct 13, 2011 12:03 pm

Nicholasnickynic wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Nicholasnickynic wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Finally got the rejection letter...a whopping 7 weeks after my screener. Are they serious?



I didn't realize that Cooley Law school was so serious. I would have thought they would take anyone.

What was your lsat?


Assuming this is snark, but for the peanut gallery: Cooley Godward Kronish LLP != Thomas Cooley School of Law.


Oh, it's snark. I hate that crap though--> why can't firms just reject you within a reasonable amount of time. I mean, theres a standard rejection form- it doesn't take them long.

Because lawyers are risk averse. Presumably Cooley did not get all of its offers accepted until recently and maybe needed time to run a preliminary background check on those people. It faced the options of either rejecting as it went along and then running out of people to hire or sitting on the resumes until its class was full. Some firms do the math and figure they can reject most (especially people they would never hire) as they go along, but others take the more conservative route that Cooley did. I hate it as well (got a Cooley ding myself this week), but I can see why it appears entirely reasonable to them. Plus, who are they pissing off? People they aren't interested in hiring. Not their bosses, clients, or even other firms that could potentially refer them business.

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Re: Cooley screener rejection

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Oct 13, 2011 12:09 pm

I got an email from them for a cb invitation last week (so about 6 weeks after my screener). I already accepted an offer at that point, and hoped it would help some other people out (even put that in the email). I guess they are just really slow with things or they didn't like any of their initial cb interviewees. Seems like they move very slowly relative to many other firms, which is annoying, but I guess they can afford to so, as supply far outweighs demand. Lame.

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Re: Cooley screener rejection

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Oct 13, 2011 12:11 pm

Because lawyers are risk averse. Presumably Cooley did not get all of its offers accepted until recently and maybe needed time to run a preliminary background check on those people. It faced the options of either rejecting as it went along and then running out of people to hire or sitting on the resumes until its class was full. Some firms do the math and figure they can reject most (especially people they would never hire) as they go along, but others take the more conservative route that Cooley did. I hate it as well (got a Cooley ding myself this week), but I can see why it appears entirely reasonable to them. Plus, who are they pissing off? People they aren't interested in hiring. Not their bosses, clients, or even other firms that could potentially refer them business.[/quote]

above anon; second this.

EDIT: quote fail




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