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Re: HLS 2012 EIP Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 20, 2012 7:54 am

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Anonymous User wrote:Anyone heard from Gunderson, Fenwick, Cooley or Wilson Sonsini? Got MoFo on Friday, but otherwise it's been dead silent on the SF/SV front. I know they are always slow, but some of them were pretty early in the week this year.


Fenwick and Cooley have gone out.


Gunderson went out middle of last week.

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Re: HLS 2012 EIP Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 20, 2012 9:48 am

Skadden London PT

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Re: HLS 2012 EIP Thread

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Re: HLS 2012 EIP Thread

Postby englawyer » Mon Aug 20, 2012 10:40 am

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Anonymous User wrote:30 interviews, 3 callbacks, pretty average grades, thought I was a decent interviewer (and OCS didn't disagree). I was looking at the CB/Offer rate, and thinking that 60% or so means that I have a decent shot. Then it occurred to me that screeners to callbacks is like a 45% success rate and I batted a solid 10%. Now I'm freaking out.

Console me.

Well, I honestly think that 3 CBs will almost certainly get an offer. Also, there are a lot of CBs still to come from Thursday / Friday screeners.
I hope you're right. It's one thing though to be on the wrong side of the 45-50% callback equation. But Cahill, for example, calls back 80% of the people they interview, I thought it went well, and I didn't get a callback. I didn't get one reach, although I chose them very carefully. I didn't get many of my targets, although I chose those even more carefully. Seriously, bidding with average grades, prepared pretty well, and I can't get Katten, Chadbourne, Kaye Scholer? Kill me now.

ETA: I get that this sounds like Harvard entitlement douchiness. But it's also true that I bid extremely carefully, prepared extremely thoroughly, interviewed in a way that I thought was good. I did a mock with OCS during the week and I also contacted a partner who rejected me to improve my interviewing. I put myself on the line 30 times, and was rejected 27. So indulge me the douchiness for a bit.


i feel your pain but one thing you have to remember about those stats is that just because Cahill calls back 80% doesn't mean that you have an 80% chance. those that get rejected from some firms tend to get rejected from other firms, and those that tend to get called back at some firms will get called back at other firms.

perhaps you have something in your profile that is causing problems (resume gap? obesity? something else?).

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Re: HLS 2012 EIP Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 20, 2012 10:43 am

Goodwin Procter Boston

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Re: HLS 2012 EIP Thread

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englawyer wrote:
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Anonymous User wrote:30 interviews, 3 callbacks, pretty average grades, thought I was a decent interviewer (and OCS didn't disagree). I was looking at the CB/Offer rate, and thinking that 60% or so means that I have a decent shot. Then it occurred to me that screeners to callbacks is like a 45% success rate and I batted a solid 10%. Now I'm freaking out.

Console me.

Well, I honestly think that 3 CBs will almost certainly get an offer. Also, there are a lot of CBs still to come from Thursday / Friday screeners.
I hope you're right. It's one thing though to be on the wrong side of the 45-50% callback equation. But Cahill, for example, calls back 80% of the people they interview, I thought it went well, and I didn't get a callback. I didn't get one reach, although I chose them very carefully. I didn't get many of my targets, although I chose those even more carefully. Seriously, bidding with average grades, prepared pretty well, and I can't get Katten, Chadbourne, Kaye Scholer? Kill me now.

ETA: I get that this sounds like Harvard entitlement douchiness. But it's also true that I bid extremely carefully, prepared extremely thoroughly, interviewed in a way that I thought was good. I did a mock with OCS during the week and I also contacted a partner who rejected me to improve my interviewing. I put myself on the line 30 times, and was rejected 27. So indulge me the douchiness for a bit.


i feel your pain but one thing you have to remember about those stats is that just because Cahill calls back 80% doesn't mean that you have an 80% chance. those that get rejected from some firms tend to get rejected from other firms, and those that tend to get called back at some firms will get called back at other firms.

perhaps you have something in your profile that is causing problems (resume gap? obesity? something else?).
Yes, that was my point. I know that people tend to get rejected again and again, which is why I am concerned. Try rereading your post from my perspective and see if it is helpful and if it makes sense. "Yes, it can be rough to miss out on your one chance at long term JD-required employment - employment that everyone else seems to be getting with ease. But don't worry, it's because you have bad breath".

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Re: HLS 2012 EIP Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 20, 2012 11:12 am

Any word from Munger or Gibson Dunn LA?

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Re: HLS 2012 EIP Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 20, 2012 11:16 am

Any WilmerHale DC or Boston?

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Re: HLS 2012 EIP Thread

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Jenner DC??

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Re: HLS 2012 EIP Thread

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Anonymous User wrote:Any word from Munger or Gibson Dunn LA?

Pretty sure a friend heard from Munger last week. Didn't they have a dinner for potential callbacks?

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Re: HLS 2012 EIP Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 20, 2012 11:27 am

Anonymous User wrote:Goodwin Procter Boston


Interviewer's initials?

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Re: HLS 2012 EIP Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 20, 2012 11:32 am

Orrick LA, also not sure if anyone mentioned Sidley LA went out last Thursday

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Re: HLS 2012 EIP Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 20, 2012 11:33 am

Sidley NY (FB) and Dechert (TM) NY

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Re: HLS 2012 EIP Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 20, 2012 11:34 am

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Interviewer's initials?

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Re: HLS 2012 EIP Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 20, 2012 11:38 am

Any news on callback movement from the Miami market?

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Re: HLS 2012 EIP Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 20, 2012 11:46 am

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Anonymous User wrote:Any word from Munger or Gibson Dunn LA?

Pretty sure a friend heard from Munger last week. Didn't they have a dinner for potential callbacks?

I thought that was Irell. Did both have dinners?

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Re: HLS 2012 EIP Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 20, 2012 11:47 am

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Anonymous User wrote:Any word from Munger or Gibson Dunn LA?

Pretty sure a friend heard from Munger last week. Didn't they have a dinner for potential callbacks?

I thought that was Irell. Did both have dinners?
Dunno, but I thought it was Munger. I could be mistaken, so don't lose hope.

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Re: HLS 2012 EIP Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 20, 2012 11:51 am

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Anonymous User wrote:Any word from Munger or Gibson Dunn LA?

Pretty sure a friend heard from Munger last week. Didn't they have a dinner for potential callbacks?

I thought that was Irell. Did both have dinners?


Yep, both had dinners.

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Re: HLS 2012 EIP Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 20, 2012 11:53 am

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Anonymous User wrote:Any word from Munger or Gibson Dunn LA?

Pretty sure a friend heard from Munger last week. Didn't they have a dinner for potential callbacks?

I thought that was Irell. Did both have dinners?
Dunno, but I thought it was Munger. I could be mistaken, so don't lose hope.


Both had dinners, all 3 (incl. Gibson) have given cbs.

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Re: HLS 2012 EIP Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 20, 2012 12:09 pm

Jones Day NY (PD)

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Re: HLS 2012 EIP Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 20, 2012 12:12 pm

Does anyone know if the following firms are sending out ding emails/snail mail?

Cleary (NY)
Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle (NY)
Davis Polk (NY)
Hughes Hubbard (NY)
Latham (NY)
Proskauer (NY)
Winston & Strawn (NY)

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Re: HLS 2012 EIP Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 20, 2012 12:17 pm

Jones Day NY (PD) callback.

Dings from Cadwalader NY (MS) and Shearman & Sterling NY (RT) via e-mail.

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Re: HLS 2012 EIP Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 20, 2012 12:19 pm

Wilmer Boston

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Re: HLS 2012 EIP Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 20, 2012 12:25 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Wilmer Boston


interviewer?

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Re: HLS 2012 EIP Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 20, 2012 12:29 pm

Sidley DC (JT & MH)




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