3L callback been over 7 weeks with no response

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3L callback been over 7 weeks with no response

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Oct 22, 2011 6:54 pm

Had a callback with a secondary biglaw firm before labor day. I haven't gotten a rejection letter yet and it has been over 7 weeks.

About a month ago, I emailed a partner that I met with and connected very well with asking her about a timeline... no response....

Is this normal? Should I just email HR?

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Re: 3L callback been over 7 weeks with no response

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Oct 22, 2011 9:47 pm

I am in a similar place with 2 different firms, one of them is like 9 weeks, the other is 5. Not sure if there is really anything to do at this point. My sense, based my limited experience, is that 3L hiring seems to be slower.

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Re: 3L callback been over 7 weeks with no response

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Oct 22, 2011 11:18 pm

Op- i know the firm has sent out rejection letters out already, so it is weird that they didn't send me a letter or bother to contact me about a timeline.

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Re: 3L callback been over 7 weeks with no response

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Oct 22, 2011 11:33 pm

3L hiring is slower since firms typically must wait until Nov. 1st or so before they know for sure how many of their summers are returning to the firm.

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Re: 3L callback been over 7 weeks with no response

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Oct 23, 2011 9:30 am

Anonymous User wrote:3L hiring is slower since firms typically must wait until Nov. 1st or so before they know for sure how many of their summers are returning to the firm.

Is this some sort of NALP rule or just a rule of thumb? I can definitely tolerate waiting another week before hearing back from the firm I interviewed with a week ago.

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Re: 3L callback been over 7 weeks with no response

Postby prawnstar » Sun Oct 23, 2011 10:34 am

I am not sure there is a rule of thumb when firms are supposed to get back to you if you are a 3L. I got an offer the same day as one of my callbacks and another the week after.

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Re: 3L callback been over 7 weeks with no response

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Oct 23, 2011 1:43 pm

Rather than contacting a partner, you could contact recruiting. Once they've done an interview, partners and associates aren't actually involved in the process much. At best they might hear which of the candidates they interviewed got an offer. Recruiting is much more likely to know what's going on.

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Re: 3L callback been over 7 weeks with no response

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Oct 23, 2011 1:44 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:3L hiring is slower since firms typically must wait until Nov. 1st or so before they know for sure how many of their summers are returning to the firm.

Is this some sort of NALP rule or just a rule of thumb? I can definitely tolerate waiting another week before hearing back from the firm I interviewed with a week ago.


NALP-member firms must give their summers until Nov. 1st to accept or decline their offers to join the firm as full-time associates. As a result, a firm may not know how many of its summers will be returning to the firm until (or shortly before) Nov. 1st. Naturally, firms are reluctant to take on 3Ls without knowing how many of its summers are returning, so this may help explain the lag you've experienced.




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