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How long to hear back from screeners?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Feb 29, 2012 8:34 pm

Had 2 last week, and am just curious if there is a certain amount of time that it usually takes to here back from biglaw firms.

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Re: How long to hear back from screeners?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Feb 29, 2012 10:03 pm

Are you talking about a screening interview for a summer associate position, an entry level associate position, or a lateral position?

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Re: How long to hear back from screeners?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Feb 29, 2012 10:23 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Are you talking about a screening interview for a summer associate position, an entry level associate position, or a lateral position?


SA position. I'm a 1L

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Re: How long to hear back from screeners?

Postby r6_philly » Wed Feb 29, 2012 11:40 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Are you talking about a screening interview for a summer associate position, an entry level associate position, or a lateral position?


SA position. I'm a 1L


I had one 4 weeks ago, still no word. Not expecting any.

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Re: How long to hear back from screeners?

Postby Flash » Wed Feb 29, 2012 11:44 pm

About 3 weeks for me.

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Re: How long to hear back from screeners?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Feb 29, 2012 11:51 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Had 2 last week, and am just curious if there is a certain amount of time that it usually takes to here back from biglaw firms.


I've had different experiences depending on which region the firm is from (although I'm not sure if that's indicative or just coincidence). I know a lot of the times it's because people are sitting on offers while waiting back on something else.

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Re: How long to hear back from screeners?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Feb 29, 2012 11:59 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Had 2 last week, and am just curious if there is a certain amount of time that it usually takes to here back from biglaw firms.


Had 5 1L SA screeners.

1st Firm: Same day callback invite via email.
2nd Firm: Week later callback via phone.
3rd Firm: End of screener callback invite.
4th Firm: 2 week snail mail ding.
5th Firm: 3 week snail mail ding.

Across 4 different markets. It's still a small sample size but there's a pattern - in addition to the fact that a number of firm people I talked to (recruiters or screening attorneys) talked about how they want to move fast and solidify their classes sooner rather than later.

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Re: How long to hear back from screeners?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Mar 01, 2012 12:07 am

My screeners haven't led to any callbacks, but they have led to dings and offers.

1st firm: offer via phone on the next business day
2nd firm: it's been 4 weeks and still no word (aka ding). Heard through the grape vine they decided not to hire 1Ls
3rd firm: it's been 3 days
4th firm: it's been 1 day

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Re: How long to hear back from screeners?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Mar 01, 2012 12:25 pm

In my experience, the turnaround is generally pretty quick if you're going to get a call back, often within 24 hours.

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Re: How long to hear back from screeners?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Mar 01, 2012 5:46 pm

1L at lower T-14 here. 4 Screen Interviews at BigLaw in New York:

3 Callbacks--all between 24-36 hours after screening interview (Only went to 2 and cancelled one after accepting an offer)

1 Rejection letter--about 3 weeks after screening interview

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Re: How long to hear back from screeners?

Postby acrossthelake » Thu Mar 01, 2012 5:48 pm

Tuesday afternoon--->Wednesday night
Wednesday afternoon--->Beg. of workday Monday morning
Friday evening--->Beg. of workday Tuesday morning


I think there's often a group they wait on, just in case for some reason a lot of the people they offered decline, which is why rejections can have such a long turnaround.

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Re: How long to hear back from screeners?

Postby LawIdiot86 » Thu Mar 01, 2012 7:02 pm

I've had rejections occur the day after a screener to three months later. I've also had callbacks granted the day of a screener to 2.5 months after (I didn't even follow-up, they called out of the blue).

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Re: How long to hear back from screeners?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Mar 01, 2012 9:09 pm

Hm... Well, thanks for all of the detailed responses. Haven't heard a peep from either yet. I'll just assume they are dings so I'm not disappointed.

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Re: How long to hear back from screeners?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Mar 03, 2012 6:04 am

Anonymous User wrote:Hm... Well, thanks for all of the detailed responses. Haven't heard a peep from either yet. I'll just assume they are dings so I'm not disappointed.


May as well get used to it. Screeners are overwhelmingly dings unless you have super high grades.

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Re: How long to hear back from screeners?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Mar 03, 2012 12:09 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Hm... Well, thanks for all of the detailed responses. Haven't heard a peep from either yet. I'll just assume they are dings so I'm not disappointed.


May as well get used to it. Screeners are overwhelmingly dings unless you have super high grades.


#1 in the class. I can be awkward sometimes, though. Definitely have some interviewing work to do.

Also, I just found out that people have heard back from both of the firms already, so it's looking like I won't be hearing back.

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Re: How long to hear back from screeners?

Postby Cupidity » Sat Mar 03, 2012 12:38 pm

Usually within a week for positive news, often the next day.

Negative news usually takes 2-4 weeks.




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