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1L Callback Questions

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Feb 19, 2012 11:21 pm

Have a callback tomorrow with a firm for a 1L paid position - 4+ hours, 6 attorneys, plus lunch.

While I have some standard questions in my head (how do SAs get work, how much contact with partners and/or client matters do SAs have, what about this firm keeps you here, etc.), I'm wondering if anyone else has come across some outstanding, effective conversation starters/questions.

Thanks!

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Re: 1L Callback Questions

Postby rad lulz » Sun Feb 19, 2012 11:22 pm

"If you could change one thing about the firm, what would it be?" That gets em goin.

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Re: 1L Callback Questions

Postby nonprofit-prophet » Sun Feb 19, 2012 11:24 pm

rad lulz wrote:"If you could change one thing about the firm, what would it be?" That gets em goin.


I would never ask that

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Re: 1L Callback Questions

Postby rad lulz » Sun Feb 19, 2012 11:25 pm

nonprofit-prophet wrote:
rad lulz wrote:"If you could change one thing about the firm, what would it be?" That gets em goin.


I would never ask that

Never had anyone get miffed, attys I talked to told me they liked the question.

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Re: 1L Callback Questions

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Feb 19, 2012 11:26 pm

rad lulz wrote:"If you could change one thing about the firm, what would it be?" That gets em goin.


lol - Well, yeah, of course I've got that in my holster.

That, and "So, how many cuties you got in the secretary pool?"

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Re: 1L Callback Questions

Postby bk1 » Sun Feb 19, 2012 11:31 pm

There's a lot of callback question threads if you search. Advice is same whether it's 1L or 2L.

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Re: 1L Callback Questions

Postby rad lulz » Sun Feb 19, 2012 11:31 pm

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Re: 1L Callback Questions

Postby shoeshine » Sun Feb 19, 2012 11:38 pm

I usually start the day with about 6 open ended questions in my head and try to get them all answered throughout the day. The more open ended (yet specific to the firm) the better.

I always asked about their practice group.

Ask questions about the summer program. How is work assigned? Will I get exposure to multiple practice groups? Will I be assigned a mentor?

I like to ask the interviewer what they wish they would have considered when they were choosing a firm.


Honestly though the best interviews (the ones where I got offers) turned extremely casual very fast.

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Re: 1L Callback Questions

Postby nmcdgt » Sat Feb 25, 2012 9:18 am

Separate question -- after a screener interview through OCI, do firms typically only contact those students it wants to bring back for a callback, or will they contact the other students too and let them know they were not selected?

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Re: 1L Callback Questions

Postby rad lulz » Sat Feb 25, 2012 12:44 pm

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Re: 1L Callback Questions

Postby 2LsAPlenty » Sat Feb 25, 2012 1:46 pm

rad lulz wrote:
nmcdgt wrote:Separate question -- after a screener interview through OCI, do firms typically only contact those students it wants to bring back for a callback, or will they contact the other students too and let them know they were not selected?

Some will reject you (via mail usually), some won't do anything.



Had some rejections letters. Others silence and when I call, they say they are still reviewing resumes - the polite way of saying you ain't getting a CB because we are looking for somebody better.

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Re: 1L Callback Questions

Postby r6_philly » Sat Feb 25, 2012 4:18 pm

I don't really need a rejection, but I don't like it when they say "you will hear from us either way" and not get anything at all. I feel like after a face to face screener, some sort of answer/result should be given out.

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Re: 1L Callback Questions

Postby 094320 » Sat Feb 25, 2012 6:44 pm

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Re: 1L Callback Questions

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Feb 25, 2012 11:11 pm

*looks at sports poster in room*
"So I see you like the (insert sports team here)..."
*leads to 20 minutes of sports talk*
*gets job*




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