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Re: Philadelphia Area Diversity Fair

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 10, 2012 6:48 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Is anyone here a rising 3L?

I'm interviewing with 2 of the 5 firms/agencies considering 3Ls, but for whatever reason, the City of Philadelphia Law Department is not one of them. Did anyone get a slot with them?


Not a 3L but bid on them and didn't hear anything. Anybody hear from Stradley, Ballard or Cozen?


No, not yet.

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Re: Philadelphia Area Diversity Fair

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 10, 2012 6:50 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Is anyone here a rising 3L?

I'm interviewing with 2 of the 5 firms/agencies considering 3Ls, but for whatever reason, the City of Philadelphia Law Department is not one of them. Did anyone get a slot with them?


Not a 3L but bid on them and didn't hear anything. Anybody hear from Stradley, Ballard or Cozen?


I got Cozen. I bid on the City too but got nothing and I have gov't exp.

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Re: Philadelphia Area Diversity Fair

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 10, 2012 6:53 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Got 2 interview requests of my 14. Not sure if that's all I'm getting or if there's more to come.

Happy with the 2 I got, but would be slightly disappointed if that's it.


Comfortable saying which two?


MLB and Dechert

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Re: Philadelphia Area Diversity Fair

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 10, 2012 6:59 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Got 2 interview requests of my 14. Not sure if that's all I'm getting or if there's more to come.

Happy with the 2 I got, but would be slightly disappointed if that's it.


Comfortable saying which two?


MLB and Dechert


So it looks like Cozen, MLB, Dechert have submitted their picks at least. Friend also said she heard from Drinker and Saul.

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Re: Philadelphia Area Diversity Fair

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 10, 2012 7:06 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Got 2 interview requests of my 14. Not sure if that's all I'm getting or if there's more to come.

Happy with the 2 I got, but would be slightly disappointed if that's it.


Comfortable saying which two?


MLB and Dechert

Damn, I wanted MLB and Dechert too.

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Re: Philadelphia Area Diversity Fair

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 10, 2012 7:19 pm

Apparently Archer & Greiner, ReedSmith, and Pepper Hamilton all sent out invites too (friend got them).

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Re: Philadelphia Area Diversity Fair

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 10, 2012 7:21 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Apparently Archer & Greiner, ReedSmith, and Pepper Hamilton all sent out invites too (friend got them).


I have MLB and DM.

Friend has Ballard.

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Re: Philadelphia Area Diversity Fair

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 10, 2012 7:25 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Apparently Archer & Greiner, ReedSmith, and Pepper Hamilton all sent out invites too (friend got them).


I have MLB and DM.

Friend has Ballard.


If I had to guess I'd say they all got released already, we just don't have enough people in the thread to account for all of the firms

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Re: Philadelphia Area Diversity Fair

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 10, 2012 7:29 pm

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I have MLB and DM.

Friend has Ballard.


If I had to guess I'd say they all got released already, we just don't have enough people in the thread to account for all of the firms


I agree with this. To clarify, the "invites" are just the interviews showing up on simplicity, right?

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Re: Philadelphia Area Diversity Fair

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 10, 2012 7:29 pm

At least for 3Ls, Conrad O'Brien and Nelson Levine have also submitted their selections.

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Re: Philadelphia Area Diversity Fair

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 10, 2012 7:40 pm

So has Woodcock and Volpe. That's pretty much all the firms.

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Re: Philadelphia Area Diversity Fair

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 10, 2012 7:56 pm

Did anyone get more than three interviews? It seems like that's the max

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Re: Philadelphia Area Diversity Fair

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 10, 2012 7:59 pm

Hmm, i got 3 as well. I'm guessing they all showed up today, and then that's it?

Mine:
Archer; Conrad; Cozen

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Re: Philadelphia Area Diversity Fair

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 10, 2012 8:13 pm

Yep three here too.

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Re: Philadelphia Area Diversity Fair

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 10, 2012 8:49 pm

I have 3 too. Unless someone shows up with 4. . . . 3 must be the limit.

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Re: Philadelphia Area Diversity Fair

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 10, 2012 10:23 pm

I only have three.

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Re: Philadelphia Area Diversity Fair

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 10, 2012 11:03 pm

Seems like I'm the only one here who got only 2 :? (I'm the poster from earlier who got MLB and Dechert)

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Re: Philadelphia Area Diversity Fair

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 10, 2012 11:33 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Seems like I'm the only one here who got only 2 :? (I'm the poster from earlier who got MLB and Dechert)


I have two as well, MLB and DM (see earlier). Although I only bid on 6, I don't know if that made any difference.

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Re: Philadelphia Area Diversity Fair

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 11, 2012 2:24 am

Everything disappeared again.

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Re: Philadelphia Area Diversity Fair

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 11, 2012 8:51 am

It's all back for me. I was going to say they might be doing another round of scheduling, but apparently not. Interesting that 3 would be the maximum.

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Re: Philadelphia Area Diversity Fair

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 11, 2012 9:33 am

I don't know how many of you went last year or if this would be useful to you, but when you get there, if there is anyone who dropped the interview (which there are a lot of because of OCI and not being able to do double interviews) you can sign up for an interview the day of. I think I had three as well and ended up having 6 or 7. Additionally, I got a couple emails before hand offering me additional interviews. So I think it is three to start, and then you will probably get more. Good luck to you all!

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Re: Philadelphia Area Diversity Fair

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 11, 2012 10:03 am

Anonymous User wrote:I don't know how many of you went last year or if this would be useful to you, but when you get there, if there is anyone who dropped the interview (which there are a lot of because of OCI and not being able to do double interviews) you can sign up for an interview the day of. I think I had three as well and ended up having 6 or 7. Additionally, I got a couple emails before hand offering me additional interviews. So I think it is three to start, and then you will probably get more. Good luck to you all!


This helpful, thanks! Did you receive any callbacks/offers from the fair? What was your experience like?

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Re: Philadelphia Area Diversity Fair

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 11, 2012 12:24 pm

Also, given that this is billed as “diversity,” are the attendees mostly AA?

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Re: Philadelphia Area Diversity Fair

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 12, 2012 6:43 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I don't know how many of you went last year or if this would be useful to you, but when you get there, if there is anyone who dropped the interview (which there are a lot of because of OCI and not being able to do double interviews) you can sign up for an interview the day of. I think I had three as well and ended up having 6 or 7. Additionally, I got a couple emails before hand offering me additional interviews. So I think it is three to start, and then you will probably get more. Good luck to you all!


Thanks for sharing!!

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Re: Philadelphia Area Diversity Fair

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 20, 2012 9:16 am

Got a 4th interview with Dechert. So it looks like they're going through resume review and accepting cancellations now.

Also, I too am curious as to whether anyone has ever gotten an offer from this fair. I'm looking at the associates at some of these firms and I know I lack the credentials. I'm feeling like this is a way for firms to just participate in a diversity career fair and then put a line on their website about "how devoted to diversity" their firm is.




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