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Delaware Minority Job Fair

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 06, 2012 8:01 am

Has anyone applied? Has anyone heard back yet? The deadline was in the middle of may.

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Re: Delaware Minority Job Fair

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 06, 2012 8:21 am

They will be informing people via email whether or not they have been accepted the week of July 9th (so next week).

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Re: Delaware Minority Job Fair

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 09, 2012 9:23 am

What is the difference between a “minority” and a “diversity” job fair? Semantics?

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Re: Delaware Minority Job Fair

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 09, 2012 10:17 am

Both terms have the same meaning. Any law student can apply.

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Re: Delaware Minority Job Fair

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 09, 2012 10:35 am

Anonymous User wrote:Both terms have the same meaning. Any law student can apply.

Thanks. Wonder why they bother to imply “diversity.”

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Re: Delaware Minority Job Fair

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 09, 2012 10:38 am

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Anonymous User wrote:Both terms have the same meaning. Any law student can apply.

Thanks. Wonder why they bother to imply “diversity.”


The program is meant to give minority law students-- those tradtionally shut out of big firms-- the ability to interview.

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Re: Delaware Minority Job Fair

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 09, 2012 10:50 am

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Anonymous User wrote:Both terms have the same meaning. Any law student can apply.

Thanks. Wonder why they bother to imply “diversity.”


The program is meant to give minority law students-- those tradtionally shut out of big firms-- the ability to interview.

Shut out of big firms because of median-ish grades or because of attending a non-T14 school (or perhaps those at a T14 with median-ish grades)?

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Re: Delaware Minority Job Fair

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 10, 2012 2:58 pm

Any word yet? This is the week, right?

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Re: Delaware Minority Job Fair

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 10, 2012 4:39 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Any word yet? This is the week, right?

I just got an email invite. I only applied because our Career Services Office said that anyone could and should apply, but I am a white, straight, male. I honestly don't expect anything out of it and mostly signed up for interview practice before OCI. Would it be weird if I went anyway?

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Re: Delaware Minority Job Fair

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 10, 2012 4:47 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Would it be weird if I went anyway?

Yes. Unless you have on your resume that you speak a minority ethnicity's language? But I think TCR is that you shouldn't go if you are not a minority.

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Re: Delaware Minority Job Fair

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 10, 2012 4:53 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Would it be weird if I went anyway?

Yes. Unless you have on your resume that you speak a minority ethnicity's language? But I think TCR is that you shouldn't go if you are not a minority.

Probably the right call. Thanks.

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Re: Delaware Minority Job Fair

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 10, 2012 4:56 pm

I just received the event invite.

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Re: Delaware Minority Job Fair

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 10, 2012 4:58 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Would it be weird if I went anyway?

Yes. Unless you have on your resume that you speak a minority ethnicity's language? But I think TCR is that you shouldn't go if you are not a minority.

Probably the right call. Thanks.


I disagree. The agencies and firms liked your credentials. You will benefit from this.

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Re: Delaware Minority Job Fair

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 10, 2012 5:00 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Would it be weird if I went anyway?

Yes. Unless you have on your resume that you speak a minority ethnicity's language? But I think TCR is that you shouldn't go if you are not a minority.

Probably the right call. Thanks.


I disagree. The agencies and firms liked your credentials. You will benefit from this.

OP here. But they were assuming that I would somehow add to their "diversity" when they selected me, right? Which I can't. So...

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Re: Delaware Minority Job Fair

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 10, 2012 8:24 pm

People who received invites, can you tell us your grades, school range, and ties to the area? Above median at lower T14 here, non URM minority, no ties to DE and I haven't gotten an invite.

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Re: Delaware Minority Job Fair

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 10, 2012 8:47 pm

T14 (not that hard to guess). Median. No ties. Not AA.

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Re: Delaware Minority Job Fair

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

Tier three or four law school, strong ties to the area and top 10 percent of class.

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Re: Delaware Minority Job Fair

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 11, 2012 2:04 am

Anonymous User wrote:People who received invites, can you tell us your grades, school range, and ties to the area? Above median at lower T14 here, non URM minority, no ties to DE and I haven't gotten an invite.


T-30, top 20ish %, LR, Strong DE ties - Non URM (white male)

I too feel slightly uncomfortable about the fact that I don't provide diversity in the traditional sense, but will be attending nonetheless.

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Re: Delaware Minority Job Fair

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 11, 2012 9:59 pm

If we get an interview at this fair with a firm that has another, non-DE office at which we'd rather work, should we turn this interview down and hope to get the other office at OCI? I'm just worried they'll interview me for the DE office and then turn me down at OCI because I've already interviewed at the firm once.

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Re: Delaware Minority Job Fair

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 12, 2012 5:19 pm

Has anyone else gotten an invite to this? They said they would get back to us with an invite, waitlist, or decline, but I haven't heard anything. I'm a 3L in case it makes a difference.

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Re: Delaware Minority Job Fair

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 12, 2012 6:25 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Has anyone else gotten an invite to this? They said they would get back to us with an invite, waitlist, or decline, but I haven't heard anything. I'm a 3L in case it makes a difference.

Rising 2L. Yes. Looks fairly promising. . . good enough for a short drive with no overnight stay required.

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Re: Delaware Minority Job Fair

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 12, 2012 6:37 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Has anyone else gotten an invite to this? They said they would get back to us with an invite, waitlist, or decline, but I haven't heard anything. I'm a 3L in case it makes a difference.


I'm still waiting also.

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Re: Delaware Minority Job Fair

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 12, 2012 9:59 pm

3L here, I got an invite on Tuesday for 3 interviews

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Re: Delaware Minority Job Fair

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 13, 2012 12:23 am

Anonymous User wrote:3L here, I got an invite on Tuesday for 3 interviews


Care to share your stats?




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