Anonymous User wrote:I heard two stories about SAs getting no-offered. I don't know if they were both 2011 but they were both recent.
1. An SA who split the summer between DC and anther JD office. First half in DC went well and then the SA somehow seriously pissed off a partner at the second office. I don't know how exactly but it was related to attitude/maturity etc.
2. Second SA's work product (writing) was just subpar: typos, subject-verb agreement, grammar, etc. The issue was identified to the SA and was not fixed over the course of the summer. I heard it described as being clear that the SA just couldn't do the work.
As a side note, we were encouraged to have our mentors look at our work before submitting it to help us put our best foot forward. I really don't see an issue like this arising out of the blue.
This sounds plausible for the two 2011 no offers. I was genuinely shocked at each no offer but a) I don't know what happened with second JD office and b) never saw work product from the other. Seemed to have a grip on things, but who knows.
All summer, they told us there were offers for all who earned them and it seemed sincere every time. For the few years prior to 2011, the offer rate was 100% (save from one infamous SA who we heard stories about. Lying to the hiring partner is not a recommended path to an offer).