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Re: ITT: Summer Associates Post About Their Anxiety (2012)

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 31, 2012 3:57 pm

I'm 99.9% sure that I'm getting an offer this week, and I'm pretty sure I know exactly when it's happening.

However, I'm still going to be anxious until it happens.

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Re: ITT: Summer Associates Post About Their Anxiety (2012)

Postby sunynp » Tue Jul 31, 2012 4:00 pm

RodneyBoonfield wrote:Yeah I was kind of thinking the same thing. Its kind of strange isn't it? On one hand you don't want to be presumptuous but, at the same time, partners/associates have to know that you want to know whether or not you will get an offer. Any idea as to what the logic is behind waiting to tell the SA? Is it tradition? To prevent the SA from coasting? This of course is assuming that the firm knows before your summer ends. It may just be that they need time to think and discuss.


I think it is the need to wait until the hiring committee makes a final decision. No one wants to say for sure what is going to happen until the decision is made.

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Re: ITT: Summer Associates Post About Their Anxiety (2012)

Postby fl0w » Tue Jul 31, 2012 4:01 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I'm 99.9% sure that I'm getting an offer this week, and I'm pretty sure I know exactly when it's happening.

However, I'm still going to be anxious until it happens.


You are the 99%? Sorry the percentage just made me think of that. Also, are we no longer the 99% if we get offers and take them? Anyone else sometimes just thing "zomg this is a lotta monies?"

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Re: ITT: Summer Associates Post About Their Anxiety (2012)

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 31, 2012 4:14 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:In a casual conversation I brought up dreading the hassle of OCI. All I got was a shrug.

The next day I received a simple email. . . No OCI per te.

Point: Hinting sometimes works!


2L or 1L? I tried this as a 1L, and it didn't fly.

1L. Fortunate, considering a lot of friends are stressing over OCI. I thought the 4 interviews I had to go through here were traumatic (especially when one of the interviewers said, feel free to keep looking). Interviewing with +20 firms must be brutal.

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Re: ITT: Summer Associates Post About Their Anxiety (2012)

Postby keg411 » Tue Jul 31, 2012 4:19 pm

You could also try asking recruiting about the offer timeline in general.

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Re: ITT: Summer Associates Post About Their Anxiety (2012)

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 31, 2012 5:39 pm

Got glowing reviews and an offer today. Time to imbibe.

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Re: ITT: Summer Associates Post About Their Anxiety (2012)

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 31, 2012 6:06 pm

So, local firm put some a resume collect for some first-year associate jerbs for 3Ls with a deadline that passes about a week before my current clerkship ends. I won't know whether I'm getting an offer or not until after I'm gone.

I asked a partner with whom I've got a rapport to go to lunch tomorrow so I can have a conversation of, "I really want to be here, but deadlines are coming and I've got to apply."

Mainly I want see if he'll tip anything about whether I'm getting an offer, but he's also a locally connected guy and I'm hoping maybe he can make a call or something on my behalf at this other place.

Any thoughts on how best to approach the conversation?

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Re: ITT: Summer Associates Post About Their Anxiety (2012)

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 31, 2012 6:15 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Heard about a no-offer at Latham last week. Anyone have the details?


yikes.....must've been a fit problem or bad work product because latham is interviewing 3Ls


It was more than one person but I don't know the reason(s).

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Re: ITT: Summer Associates Post About Their Anxiety (2012)

Postby 5ky » Tue Jul 31, 2012 6:21 pm

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somewhatwayward wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Heard about a no-offer at Latham last week. Anyone have the details?


yikes.....must've been a fit problem or bad work product because latham is interviewing 3Ls


It was more than one person but I don't know the reason(s).


How many were in the class?

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Re: ITT: Summer Associates Post About Their Anxiety (2012)

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 31, 2012 6:30 pm

somewhatwayward wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Heard about a no-offer at Latham last week. Anyone have the details?


yikes.....must've been a fit problem or bad work product because latham is interviewing 3Ls



My source told me it was bad fit/work ethic issues, rather than a systemic, firm-health issue.

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Re: ITT: Summer Associates Post About Their Anxiety (2012)

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 31, 2012 8:25 pm

I'm at top NYC firm that has historically given 100 percent offers, a smattering of cold offers over the years, and is relatively healthy. Mid-summer review was extremely positive. Absolutely no reason to even think about 3L OCI, right (given that I'm happy with my firm)?

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Re: ITT: Summer Associates Post About Their Anxiety (2012)

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 31, 2012 9:19 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
somewhatwayward wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Heard about a no-offer at Latham last week. Anyone have the details?


yikes.....must've been a fit problem or bad work product because latham is interviewing 3Ls



My source told me it was bad fit/work ethic issues, rather than a systemic, firm-health issue.

Work ethic issues as a 2L SA?

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Re: ITT: Summer Associates Post About Their Anxiety (2012)

Postby Old Gregg » Tue Jul 31, 2012 9:23 pm

somewhatwayward wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Heard about a no-offer at Latham last week. Anyone have the details?


yikes.....must've been a fit problem or bad work product because latham is interviewing 3Ls


Yeah, no way Latham would no offer for any other reason. They've never done that ever. Not even in the past 5 years. No sir.

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Re: ITT: Summer Associates Post About Their Anxiety (2012)

Postby Morgan12Oak » Tue Jul 31, 2012 9:28 pm

Did Latham finally give start dates? I remember a month ago them and Ropes were the two firms that people hadn't heard from (that we know of). Did Ropes give them too?

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Re: ITT: Summer Associates Post About Their Anxiety (2012)

Postby jawsthegreat » Tue Jul 31, 2012 9:56 pm

Fresh Prince wrote:
somewhatwayward wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Heard about a no-offer at Latham last week. Anyone have the details?


yikes.....must've been a fit problem or bad work product because latham is interviewing 3Ls


Yeah, no way Latham would no offer for any other reason. They've never done that ever. Not even in the past 5 years. No sir.


Heard about the Latham no offer as well

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Re: ITT: Summer Associates Post About Their Anxiety (2012)

Postby 09042014 » Tue Jul 31, 2012 10:26 pm

How the hell does everyone know about this 1 no offer. That must suck to be that guy, everyone in your business.

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Re: ITT: Summer Associates Post About Their Anxiety (2012)

Postby 5ky » Tue Jul 31, 2012 10:30 pm

Desert Fox wrote:How the hell does everyone know about this 1 no offer. That must suck to be that guy, everyone in your business.


To be fair, that anon from the last page said there was more than 1 no offer, so who knows. A shame for them, particularly since Latham is descending on a number of schools looking for 3Ls to come on board.

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Re: ITT: Summer Associates Post About Their Anxiety (2012)

Postby desertlaw » Wed Aug 01, 2012 12:37 am

Morgan12Oak wrote:Did Latham finally give start dates? I remember a month ago them and Ropes were the two firms that people hadn't heard from (that we know of). Did Ropes give them too?


yeah, LW's start dates are a choice between late October or late November. I was a SA there this summer and that's what I heard.

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Re: ITT: Summer Associates Post About Their Anxiety (2012)

Postby keg411 » Wed Aug 01, 2012 11:19 am

5ky wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:How the hell does everyone know about this 1 no offer. That must suck to be that guy, everyone in your business.


To be fair, that anon from the last page said there was more than 1 no offer, so who knows. A shame for them, particularly since Latham is descending on a number of schools looking for 3Ls to come on board.


Oh Latham.

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Re: ITT: Summer Associates Post About Their Anxiety (2012)

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 01, 2012 11:42 am

somewhatwayward wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Heard about a no-offer at Latham last week. Anyone have the details?


yikes.....must've been a fit problem or bad work product because latham is interviewing 3Ls


know another summer in the class. can't say for certain about both, but one of the no offers was apparently engaged in some pretty ridiculous and out there behavior (serious social issues, both interpersonally and work product related)...

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Re: ITT: Summer Associates Post About Their Anxiety (2012)

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 01, 2012 11:58 am

Anonymous User wrote:
somewhatwayward wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Heard about a no-offer at Latham last week. Anyone have the details?


yikes.....must've been a fit problem or bad work product because latham is interviewing 3Ls


know another summer in the class. can't say for certain about both, but one of the no offers was apparently engaged in some pretty ridiculous and out there behavior (serious social issues, both interpersonally and work product related)...

Specifics?

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Re: ITT: Summer Associates Post About Their Anxiety (2012)

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 01, 2012 1:10 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
somewhatwayward wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Heard about a no-offer at Latham last week. Anyone have the details?


yikes.....must've been a fit problem or bad work product because latham is interviewing 3Ls


It was more than one person but I don't know the reason(s).


It was two in the same office.

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Re: ITT: Summer Associates Post About Their Anxiety (2012)

Postby stratocophic » Wed Aug 01, 2012 1:46 pm

keg411 wrote:
5ky wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:How the hell does everyone know about this 1 no offer. That must suck to be that guy, everyone in your business.


To be fair, that anon from the last page said there was more than 1 no offer, so who knows. A shame for them, particularly since Latham is descending on a number of schools looking for 3Ls to come on board.


Oh Latham.
Lathams gon Latham.

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Re: ITT: Summer Associates Post About Their Anxiety (2012)

Postby somewhatwayward » Wed Aug 01, 2012 1:57 pm

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somewhatwayward wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Heard about a no-offer at Latham last week. Anyone have the details?


yikes.....must've been a fit problem or bad work product because latham is interviewing 3Ls


Yeah, no way Latham would no offer for any other reason. They've never done that ever. Not even in the past 5 years. No sir.


if it was the economy, why would they be interviewing 3Ls? if the no offer guy had good work product and behaved appropriately, wouldn't they just keep him (or them) rather than re-interviewing 3Ls?

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Re: ITT: Summer Associates Post About Their Anxiety (2012)

Postby 09042014 » Wed Aug 01, 2012 2:11 pm

somewhatwayward wrote:
Fresh Prince wrote:
somewhatwayward wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Heard about a no-offer at Latham last week. Anyone have the details?


yikes.....must've been a fit problem or bad work product because latham is interviewing 3Ls


Yeah, no way Latham would no offer for any other reason. They've never done that ever. Not even in the past 5 years. No sir.


if it was the economy, why would they be interviewing 3Ls? if the no offer guy had good work product and behaved appropriately, wouldn't they just keep him (or them) rather than re-interviewing 3Ls?


They could have signed up for lolci's 3 months ago and then had a terribad quarter and don't actually plan on calling anyone back.




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