Wachtell 1L

(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: 273331
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Wachtell 1L

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jan 08, 2012 9:20 pm

Has anyone heard anything?

Anonymous User
Posts: 273331
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: Wachtell 1L

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 10, 2012 9:52 pm

No one?

Anonymous User
Posts: 273331
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: Wachtell 1L

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jan 11, 2012 12:26 am

I had a callback with them for a 1L position last year. I ultimately didn't get the job, I don't think they care much about grades, it's more about WE/School than anything else. FYI I was HYS+HYP undergrad, worked at Lazard for a couple years, and am a URM. Good luck though

Anonymous User
Posts: 273331
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: Wachtell 1L

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jan 11, 2012 8:56 pm

Do you remember when you had the call back?

User avatar
YourCaptain
Posts: 719
Joined: Sun Feb 13, 2011 11:26 pm

Re: Wachtell 1L

Postby YourCaptain » Thu Jan 12, 2012 10:54 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I had a callback with them for a 1L position last year. I ultimately didn't get the job, I don't think they care much about grades, it's more about WE/School than anything else. FYI I was HYS+HYP undergrad, worked at Lazard for a couple years, and am a URM. Good luck though


not OT but dear god if you didnt get it who does.

Anonymous User
Posts: 273331
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: Wachtell 1L

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jan 12, 2012 11:03 pm

YourCaptain wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I had a callback with them for a 1L position last year. I ultimately didn't get the job, I don't think they care much about grades, it's more about WE/School than anything else. FYI I was HYS+HYP undergrad, worked at Lazard for a couple years, and am a URM. Good luck though


not OT but dear god if you didnt get it who does.

A girl from my CCN + BIGSTATEU undergrad did. K-JD too.

Anonymous User
Posts: 273331
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: Wachtell 1L

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jan 12, 2012 11:08 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
YourCaptain wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I had a callback with them for a 1L position last year. I ultimately didn't get the job, I don't think they care much about grades, it's more about WE/School than anything else. FYI I was HYS+HYP undergrad, worked at Lazard for a couple years, and am a URM. Good luck though


not OT but dear god if you didnt get it who does.

A girl from my CCN + BIGSTATEU undergrad did. K-JD too.


I think I know who this is... and her first semester GPA was above a 4.0 (multiple A+s). So, if you have a 4.0+ first semester GPA, Wachtell is less picky about WE/undergrad.

Anonymous User
Posts: 273331
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: Wachtell 1L

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jan 12, 2012 11:23 pm

Not to scare you guys, but I also had a callback last year and didn't get it. HYS, HYP undergrad, Ivy advanced degree, WE, URM. Grades were something like top 25%. However my WE wasn't anything finance/corporate-related, and even now I tend to lean more toward litigation, so that may have had something to do with it. Also, one of the people I know who did get it went to a state school, and (I think) not one of the big ones, so things like that may not matter as much.

Good luck to those applying!

Anonymous User
Posts: 273331
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: Wachtell 1L

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jan 12, 2012 11:40 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
YourCaptain wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I had a callback with them for a 1L position last year. I ultimately didn't get the job, I don't think they care much about grades, it's more about WE/School than anything else. FYI I was HYS+HYP undergrad, worked at Lazard for a couple years, and am a URM. Good luck though


not OT but dear god if you didnt get it who does.

A girl from my CCN + BIGSTATEU undergrad did. K-JD too.


I think I know who this is... and her first semester GPA was above a 4.0 (multiple A+s). So, if you have a 4.0+ first semester GPA, Wachtell is less picky about WE/undergrad.


Not thinking of the same person then

Anonymous User
Posts: 273331
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: Wachtell 1L

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jan 13, 2012 11:36 am

Connections matter a great deal with Wachtell 1L SAs. I've known relatively unimpressive resumes to get a spot of they can get someone at Wachtell or formerly at Wachtell to put in a word.

Anonymous User
Posts: 273331
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: Wachtell 1L

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jan 14, 2012 2:24 am

Anonymous User wrote:
YourCaptain wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I had a callback with them for a 1L position last year. I ultimately didn't get the job, I don't think they care much about grades, it's more about WE/School than anything else. FYI I was HYS+HYP undergrad, worked at Lazard for a couple years, and am a URM. Good luck though


not OT but dear god if you didnt get it who does.

A girl from my CCN + BIGSTATEU undergrad did. K-JD too.


I know who you're talking about and I'll just say there were mad, mad connections involved there, so hopeful 1Ls probably shouldn't get their hopes up.

HITeacher2
Posts: 78
Joined: Mon Apr 20, 2009 9:00 pm

Re: Wachtell 1L

Postby HITeacher2 » Sun Jan 15, 2012 11:47 pm

The easiest way to get into Wachtell 1L is to work as a consultant at McKinsey or BCG, or as an investment banker Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley or JP Morgan, then go to HYS for law school.

User avatar
eliekedourie
Posts: 216
Joined: Sun Jun 20, 2010 6:27 pm

Re: Wachtell 1L

Postby eliekedourie » Mon Jan 16, 2012 12:16 am

HITeacher2 wrote:The easiest way to get into Wachtell 1L is to work as a consultant at McKinsey or BCG, or as an investment banker Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley or JP Morgan, then go to HYS for law school.


Yes. And the easiest way to be elected president is to win a majority of the electoral votes.

005618502
Posts: 2577
Joined: Thu May 06, 2010 10:56 pm

Re: Wachtell 1L

Postby 005618502 » Mon Jan 16, 2012 12:28 am

Anonymous User wrote:Not to scare you guys, but I also had a callback last year and didn't get it. HYS, HYP undergrad, Ivy advanced degree, WE, URM. Grades were something like top 25%. However my WE wasn't anything finance/corporate-related, and even now I tend to lean more toward litigation, so that may have had something to do with it. Also, one of the people I know who did get it went to a state school, and (I think) not one of the big ones, so things like that may not matter as much.

Good luck to those applying!


Haha you also have to be able to communicate well with others. Ivy degree after Ivy degree isn't going to do it. Know one person who went to my UG and CCN law who got it. I have a feeling communication skills and looks have a lot to do with it.

User avatar
Old Gregg
Posts: 5413
Joined: Thu Sep 01, 2011 1:26 pm

Re: Wachtell 1L

Postby Old Gregg » Mon Jan 16, 2012 1:20 am

AssumptionRequired wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Not to scare you guys, but I also had a callback last year and didn't get it. HYS, HYP undergrad, Ivy advanced degree, WE, URM. Grades were something like top 25%. However my WE wasn't anything finance/corporate-related, and even now I tend to lean more toward litigation, so that may have had something to do with it. Also, one of the people I know who did get it went to a state school, and (I think) not one of the big ones, so things like that may not matter as much.

Good luck to those applying!


Haha you also have to be able to communicate well with others. Ivy degree after Ivy degree isn't going to do it. Know one person who went to my UG and CCN law who got it. I have a feeling communication skills and looks have a lot to do with it.


LOL the people I know who got it have neither.

User avatar
Old Gregg
Posts: 5413
Joined: Thu Sep 01, 2011 1:26 pm

Re: Wachtell 1L

Postby Old Gregg » Mon Jan 16, 2012 1:20 am

HITeacher2 wrote:The easiest way to get into Wachtell 1L is to work as a consultant at McKinsey or BCG, or as an investment banker Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley or JP Morgan, then go to HYS for law school.


Wrong. Easiest way is SEO.

Anonymous User
Posts: 273331
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: Wachtell 1L

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jan 16, 2012 1:25 am

Fresh Prince wrote:
HITeacher2 wrote:The easiest way to get into Wachtell 1L is to work as a consultant at McKinsey or BCG, or as an investment banker Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley or JP Morgan, then go to HYS for law school.


Wrong. Easiest way is SEO.


GTFO of here. SEO has 70+ people, with likely over 90% going to HYSCCN. Wachtell has 6 positions, and they're not going to take 6 SEOs... just not going to happen.

Anonymous User
Posts: 273331
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: Wachtell 1L

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jan 16, 2012 1:26 am

Fresh Prince wrote:
HITeacher2 wrote:The easiest way to get into Wachtell 1L is to work as a consultant at McKinsey or BCG, or as an investment banker Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley or JP Morgan, then go to HYS for law school.


Wrong. Easiest way is SEO.


Plus they already take SEOs as 0Ls.

User avatar
Guchster
Posts: 1205
Joined: Wed Apr 06, 2011 9:38 pm

Re: Wachtell 1L

Postby Guchster » Mon Jan 16, 2012 1:26 am

Anonymous User wrote:Has anyone heard anything?


Not yet :(

Just a confirmation email and a reminder to send grades.

User avatar
Old Gregg
Posts: 5413
Joined: Thu Sep 01, 2011 1:26 pm

Re: Wachtell 1L

Postby Old Gregg » Mon Jan 16, 2012 2:29 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Fresh Prince wrote:
HITeacher2 wrote:The easiest way to get into Wachtell 1L is to work as a consultant at McKinsey or BCG, or as an investment banker Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley or JP Morgan, then go to HYS for law school.


Wrong. Easiest way is SEO.


GTFO of here. SEO has 70+ people, with likely over 90% going to HYSCCN. Wachtell has 6 positions, and they're not going to take 6 SEOs... just not going to happen.


LOL I never said they took six SEOs.

Anonymous User
Posts: 273331
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: Wachtell 1L

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 17, 2012 3:39 am

False re: SEO, I was an SEO and they didn't necessarily make returning 1L offers to their 0L SEOs. Also, it's a bit silly to freak out about not getting Wachtell as a 1L, because not only are you NOT even in the running for a full-time offer, but the 1L program also precludes you from returning as a 2L. Better to go for it as a 2L if you actually want to work there.

Anonymous User
Posts: 273331
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: Wachtell 1L

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 17, 2012 3:52 am

Anonymous User wrote:but the 1L program also precludes you from returning as a 2L.


I know somebody who worked there during 1L (Summer 2010) and during 2L (Summer 2011).

Anonymous User
Posts: 273331
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: Wachtell 1L

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 17, 2012 10:44 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
I know somebody who worked there during 1L (Summer 2010) and during 2L (Summer 2011).


Did the person return for the entire 2L summer, or just a couple of weeks after doing a summer program somewhere else? Did the person get an offer to return as a full time associate?

User avatar
Old Gregg
Posts: 5413
Joined: Thu Sep 01, 2011 1:26 pm

Re: Wachtell 1L

Postby Old Gregg » Tue Jan 17, 2012 10:50 pm

I'm not sure that being a 1L summer associate "precludes" you from being a 2L summer associate there. I'm pretty sure that 1L summer associates have to bid and interview just like everyone else, though.

Anonymous User
Posts: 273331
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: Wachtell 1L

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 17, 2012 10:56 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
I know somebody who worked there during 1L (Summer 2010) and during 2L (Summer 2011).


Did the person return for the entire 2L summer, or just a couple of weeks after doing a summer program somewhere else? Did the person get an offer to return as a full time associate?


She spent the entire 2L summer there and I believe did get an offer.




Return to “Legal Employment”

Who is online

The online users are hidden on this forum.