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Re: Columbia EIP 2012 Superthread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 15, 2012 8:35 am

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Anonymous User wrote:how many people in columbia usually do not end up with offers through EIP?


I believe last year it was something like 8%.


I know that 85% of people in last year's class got offers in total. I believe 92% of people got offers that actually tried.


My recollection of the 85% stat was that 85% of people who participated got an offer. It's still a good number, but not quite as high as yours.

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Re: Columbia EIP 2012 Superthread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 15, 2012 8:36 am

Anonymous User wrote:Has anyone heard from any of these?

Bingham, New York, BK (I heard of one person getting called Friday night)
Allen & O, New York, JH
Latham Chicago
Greenberg, NY, MS (has anyone heard by phone, in addition to the spot callback mentioned earlier?)


Also heard from Bingham BK on Friday

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Re: Columbia EIP 2012 Superthread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 15, 2012 8:39 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Has anyone heard from any of these?

Bingham, New York, BK (I heard of one person getting called Friday night)
Allen & O, New York, JH
Latham Chicago
Greenberg, NY, MS (has anyone heard by phone, in addition to the spot callback mentioned earlier?)


Also heard from Bingham BK on Friday


Helpful! Thanks! I had thought that one went really well, but going back to think about it, he was a really good interviewer and probably had a good chat with just about everyone.

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Re: Columbia EIP 2012 Superthread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 15, 2012 8:56 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Has anyone heard from any of these?

Bingham, New York, BK (I heard of one person getting called Friday night)
Allen & O, New York, JH
Latham Chicago
Greenberg, NY, MS (has anyone heard by phone, in addition to the spot callback mentioned earlier?)


Also heard from Bingham BK on Friday


Helpful! Thanks! I had thought that one went really well, but going back to think about it, he was a really good interviewer and probably had a good chat with just about everyone.


He was a great guy and probably my favorite interview

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Re: Columbia EIP 2012 Superthread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 15, 2012 9:18 am

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Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Has anyone heard from any of these?

Bingham, New York, BK (I heard of one person getting called Friday night)
Allen & O, New York, JH
Latham Chicago
Greenberg, NY, MS (has anyone heard by phone, in addition to the spot callback mentioned earlier?)


Also heard from Bingham BK on Friday


Helpful! Thanks! I had thought that one went really well, but going back to think about it, he was a really good interviewer and probably had a good chat with just about everyone.


He was a great guy and probably my favorite interview


Ditto with what was said above.

Bit bummed :( Really liked Bingham

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Re: Columbia EIP 2012 Superthread

Postby CLSNerd2014 » Wed Aug 15, 2012 10:11 am

This morning, both NYC:
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Re: Columbia EIP 2012 Superthread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 15, 2012 10:20 am

i heard some cbs from cahill, pillsbury, and k&l gates went out yesterday

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Re: Columbia EIP 2012 Superthread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 15, 2012 10:33 am

Anonymous User wrote:Has anyone heard from any of these?

Greenberg, NY, MS (has anyone heard by phone, in addition to the spot callback mentioned earlier?)

Got a phone call from recruiting to schedule. (Do you mean hearing instead of having a spot callback, or getting a follow-up phone call?)

Also, just heard from Debevoise interviewer CB if anyone was interested.

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Re: Columbia EIP 2012 Superthread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 15, 2012 10:41 am

just got a call from a Thursday morning screener. For those who are anxious, it's good to see that it can take 5-6 days to hear

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Re: Columbia EIP 2012 Superthread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 15, 2012 10:55 am

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Anonymous User wrote:how many people in columbia usually do not end up with offers through EIP?


I believe last year it was something like 8%.


I know that 85% of people in last year's class got offers in total. I believe 92% of people got offers that actually tried.


My recollection of the 85% stat was that 85% of people who participated got an offer. It's still a good number, but not quite as high as yours.


No, I asked this question directly to Petal, and she said 92% of people got offers at EIP that participated.

85% of the class did (which included those PI folks that didn't even try).

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Re: Columbia EIP 2012 Superthread

Postby somewhatwayward » Wed Aug 15, 2012 11:18 am

^
it still remains to be seen, but it feels like this year might be a little worse than last year. it just sounds like there are more people with no or few CBs, but maybe they are more vocal. it is also way too early to conclude that one has struck out. however, people with few CBs should be mass mailing like crazy and preparing for the CBs they do have like it is a full-time job.

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Re: Columbia EIP 2012 Superthread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 15, 2012 11:23 am

any tips on mass mailing?

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Re: Columbia EIP 2012 Superthread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 15, 2012 11:30 am

somewhatwayward wrote:^
it still remains to be seen, but it feels like this year might be a little worse than last year. it just sounds like there are more people with no or few CBs, but maybe they are more vocal. it is also way too early to conclude that one has struck out. however, people with few CBs should be mass mailing like crazy and preparing for the CBs they do have like it is a full-time job.


At this point, what do people consider a low number CBs (such that mass mailing would be something to start doing)? I know there are a couple people who have posted with positively ludicrous numbers of CBs, but what would 3Ls say is average enough to yield 1-2 offers?

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Re: Columbia EIP 2012 Superthread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 15, 2012 11:52 am

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somewhatwayward wrote:^
it still remains to be seen, but it feels like this year might be a little worse than last year. it just sounds like there are more people with no or few CBs, but maybe they are more vocal. it is also way too early to conclude that one has struck out. however, people with few CBs should be mass mailing like crazy and preparing for the CBs they do have like it is a full-time job.


At this point, what do people consider a low number CBs (such that mass mailing would be something to start doing)? I know there are a couple people who have posted with positively ludicrous numbers of CBs, but what would 3Ls say is average enough to yield 1-2 offers?


It largely depends on the firm. Check the numbers on the 2011 EIP 2L Results document. Some firms weed out heavily based on interviews and then extend offers to everyone who got callbacks. Others weed out fewer during interviews and don't extend offers to that many after callbacks. You should look at the stats for the firms you have callbacks for to get a rough idea of your chances for an offer.

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Re: Columbia EIP 2012 Superthread

Postby somewhatwayward » Wed Aug 15, 2012 11:53 am

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somewhatwayward wrote:^
it still remains to be seen, but it feels like this year might be a little worse than last year. it just sounds like there are more people with no or few CBs, but maybe they are more vocal. it is also way too early to conclude that one has struck out. however, people with few CBs should be mass mailing like crazy and preparing for the CBs they do have like it is a full-time job.


At this point, what do people consider a low number CBs (such that mass mailing would be something to start doing)? I know there are a couple people who have posted with positively ludicrous numbers of CBs, but what would 3Ls say is average enough to yield 1-2 offers?


it depends on the market. in NY, i would say four CBs is safe although still not guaranteed. you can see the CB to offers ratios in that chart OCS gives you. Most firms in NY are around 50% but, for example, DPW is more like 25%. mass mailing never hurts, though. i was median last year and had six CBs from EIP and two from mass mailing. i only did four and then cancelled the rest once i got an offer i liked more.

tips on mass mailing: email every NLJ 250 firm in NYC and your home market. also find smaller firms on martindale to mail but start with NLJ 250 bc those are the most likely to have summer programs and the most likely to be hiring now. what i did was paste a short cover letter in the body of the email and then attach my resume and transcript as PDFs. in the subject line, put 'Columbia 2L (Stone - if applicable) seeking SA position.' i can put my email cover letter in this thread if you want to see it. IME, firms that came to EIP weren't responsive, but it is still worth mailing them. start with ones that didn't, but do the ones that did also.

ETA: even if you have four CBs, you may as well mass mail for more just to be safe. plus you need something to do with your time that is more productive than checking this thread and learning that CBs have gone out for your interviewers.
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Re: Columbia EIP 2012 Superthread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 15, 2012 12:06 pm

Should I give up on waiting on Simpson EC and Cleary KH if I haven't heard back yet since the interviews were on thurs?

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Re: Columbia EIP 2012 Superthread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 15, 2012 12:11 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Should I give up on waiting on Simpson EC and Cleary KH if I haven't heard back yet since the interviews were on thurs?


I got a ding email from Cleary KH.

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Re: Columbia EIP 2012 Superthread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 15, 2012 12:33 pm

I'm a 3L and here are something to keep in mind:

1) MANY firms will not give out callbacks until the firm holds a meeting with the Hiring Committee and/or Summer Committee. Very often this takes place on Fridays (attorneys have less on their plate). Since EIP was just held Thurs-Tues it's very likely that these committees did not get to meet last week and will meet this week.

2) I got a callback offer 2 weeks after EIP. Keep in mind that Cornell and Cardozo interviewed before us. Moreover, firms are interviewing hundreds of students from other schools all within the same 2-3 week period. If you haven't gotten a callback yet I truly wouldn't worry.

3) At the end of the day all you need is one offer. So if you get one (or even two) callbacks just make sure you do a really good job at the callback interview.

If you have any questions that you want to ask a 3L then let me know.

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Re: Columbia EIP 2012 Superthread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 15, 2012 12:37 pm

Hughes Hubbard TD/JS and Kramer Levin BH called yesterday and today.

Eta: not trying to stress anybody out - as emphasized above, everybody is hearing at different times. I just hope this cb/interviewer info is helpful.

Anyone heard from Skadden London or Palo Alto?

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Re: Columbia EIP 2012 Superthread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 15, 2012 1:41 pm

Not going to lie, I'm scared shitless. One CB and several things and bunch of no responses. Oh boy.

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Re: Columbia EIP 2012 Superthread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 15, 2012 2:20 pm

Anyone heard from Sheppard Mullin NY?

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Re: Columbia EIP 2012 Superthread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 15, 2012 2:35 pm

Non LR, very average grades (barely a 3.0) and 3 years of unremarkable work experience (paralegal in a city that is not a major legal market) and have callbacks for the following. Only about half of these were interviews that I thought went spectacularly well; I'm legit surprised by at least two of them, so my completely useless advice would be to not stress out and consider yourself out of the running for a firm just because you weren't able to converse with the interviewer as if you're the oldest and dearest of friends.

Kaye Scholer
Bingham
Winston
Kelley Drye
Katten
Bryan Cave
Pryor Cashman
Greenberg

Polite dings from:

Patterson Bellknap (obvs)
Kasowitz

Not so polite ding from O'Melveny, which put someone else's name on my rejection email.

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Re: Columbia EIP 2012 Superthread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 15, 2012 2:39 pm

Above, you must be an amazing interviewer.

Mind if I ask if you are a URM?

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Re: Columbia EIP 2012 Superthread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 15, 2012 2:41 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Above, you must be an amazing interviewer.

Mind if I ask if you are a URM?


I'm white as fuck but have a compelling backstory. I will cop to being a badass interviewer.

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Re: Columbia EIP 2012 Superthread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 15, 2012 3:00 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Non LR, very average grades (barely a 3.0) and 3 years of unremarkable work experience (paralegal in a city that is not a major legal market) and have callbacks for the following. Only about half of these were interviews that I thought went spectacularly well; I'm legit surprised by at least two of them, so my completely useless advice would be to not stress out and consider yourself out of the running for a firm just because you weren't able to converse with the interviewer as if you're the oldest and dearest of friends.

Kaye Scholer
Bingham
Winston
Kelley Drye
Katten
Bryan Cave
Pryor Cashman
Greenberg

Polite dings from:

Patterson Bellknap (obvs)
Kasowitz

Not so polite ding from O'Melveny, which put someone else's name on my rejection email.
Who was your interviewer for Winston, out of curiosity? Oh, and that's a good haul man.




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