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Lavender Law 2012

Postby Aston2412 » Sun Jul 15, 2012 1:38 pm

Did a quick search (nothing substantial so I apologize if I missed something.

Wanted to get a LavLaw thread started.

Are you planning on attending? Have any experience with LavLaw in the past?


I have a specific question: Are recruiters able to pre-schedule interviews? I haven't registered yet but I was wondering if the program had an ability to upload a resume so that recruiters could pick top-candidates in advance? Anyone know?

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Re: Lavender Law 2012

Postby Siamsa414 » Sun Jul 15, 2012 2:52 pm

I'm definitely going. I've heard it's a great event, and that it's a bit earlier this year than last. Since it's earlier, hiring might be a little more active at the fair since fewer spots will be gone already.

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Re: Lavender Law 2012

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jul 15, 2012 5:20 pm

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Re: Lavender Law 2012

Postby de5igual » Sun Jul 15, 2012 6:51 pm

DC sounds fun. I might go.

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Re: Lavender Law 2012

Postby volsi » Sun Jul 15, 2012 8:05 pm

Went last year, had friends get jobs out of it. Will probably go again.

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Re: Lavender Law 2012

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jul 15, 2012 8:29 pm

Does anyone know how 3Ls have fared at the job fair? I have a 2L SA but am interested in going to a different city.

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Re: Lavender Law 2012

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jul 15, 2012 9:56 pm

There are no pre-scheduled interviews, but I know 4 people at my law school (and there are possibly more) who got offers through LavLaw table interviews. Firms do consider it a serious recruiting event, and this was last year when LavLaw was significantly later than most on-campus interviews. Suspect it's helpful for 3Ls since otherwise it can be difficult to get face time with firms as a 3L (most are not scheduling OCI with 3Ls, even if they plan to eventually hire a few), and empirical evidence suggests face time makes a callback dramatically more likely than mass-mailing.

I've considered going at a 3L but probably will not; it was a blast as a 2L, but I ended up not going to the career fair because I got the offer I really wanted a few days before heading out there.

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Re: Lavender Law 2012

Postby Aston2412 » Sun Jul 15, 2012 10:14 pm

volsi wrote:Went last year, had friends get jobs out of it. Will probably go again.


Do you know if your friends submitted any materials prior to attending or was it just a table-talk career fair kind of thing?

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Re: Lavender Law 2012

Postby volsi » Tue Jul 17, 2012 9:11 pm

Aston2412 wrote:
volsi wrote:Went last year, had friends get jobs out of it. Will probably go again.


Do you know if your friends submitted any materials prior to attending or was it just a table-talk career fair kind of thing?


Table talk career fair. Most interviewers are sitting there sorta bored and are happy to talk. I had gotten the offer I really wanted the day before I flew out to LA last year (too late to cancel) so I just chatted with random people and went to panels.

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Re: Lavender Law 2012

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 18, 2012 12:38 am

Aston2412 wrote:
volsi wrote:Went last year, had friends get jobs out of it. Will probably go again.


Do you know if your friends submitted any materials prior to attending or was it just a table-talk career fair kind of thing?


I went last year as a 2L and did not submit materials beforehand. Got an offer out of it.

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Re: Lavender Law 2012

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 18, 2012 12:45 am

Also if anyone is looking for someone to split a room with, let me know!

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Re: Lavender Law 2012

Postby Aston2412 » Wed Jul 18, 2012 8:34 pm

To the 2L that got an offer, can you give more information on what your stats were? Or who it was with?


Getting an offer from table talk just seems like such an odd thing in the OCI setting, just trying to get as much information as possible.

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Re: Lavender Law 2012

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 19, 2012 1:47 am

Aston2412 wrote:To the 2L that got an offer, can you give more information on what your stats were? Or who it was with?


Getting an offer from table talk just seems like such an odd thing in the OCI setting, just trying to get as much information as possible.


I didn't get the offer at the table. I got a callback after the table talk, which then turned into an offer. T30/top 15/20%/went in w a couple offers in hand. V30.

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Re: Lavender Law 2012

Postby tchan4269 » Thu Jul 19, 2012 11:43 am

Anonymous User wrote:Also if anyone is looking for someone to split a room with, let me know!


I'd like to go and I'm down to split a room. I'm trynna to keep at least some of what I've made over this summer.

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Re: Lavender Law 2012

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 19, 2012 11:48 am

It's the same time as Michigan's OCI. Blah.

FWIW, definitely heard good things about hiring at LavLaw. Friend from undergrad got a V10 position going in with only V30-50 offers.

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Re: Lavender Law 2012

Postby Aston2412 » Thu Jul 19, 2012 8:04 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Aston2412 wrote:To the 2L that got an offer, can you give more information on what your stats were? Or who it was with?


Getting an offer from table talk just seems like such an odd thing in the OCI setting, just trying to get as much information as possible.


I didn't get the offer at the table. I got a callback after the table talk, which then turned into an offer. T30/top 15/20%/went in w a couple offers in hand. V30.


Sorry - didn't mean to imply that you received the offer at the table. That would be very weird indeed.


Can any former 3Ls speak to their experience at LavLaw?

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Re: Lavender Law 2012

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 21, 2012 4:30 pm

Let's get this thread going again! Any more 3Ls want to share their experience at Lav Law and/or tips?

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Re: Lavender Law 2012

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 21, 2012 4:37 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Let's get this thread going again! Any more 3Ls want to share their experience at Lav Law and/or tips?


If you already have CBs at a place, go up to the tables and chat; they'll almost certainly offer to take you to dinner and drinks to tell you about LGBT life at the firm. I got tons of free food and booze this way last year.

Also, if you don't have the grades for a firm normally, don't waste your short amount of time at the fair going up to talk to a firm. Wasting 20 minutes talking to a (bored) attorney at Gibson or S&C or DPW, who almost certainly won't give you a CB, is magnified by the fact you're missing out on firms that might hire someone in your grade range. Be as strategic here as you would bidding at OCI.

But also go have fun. Last year was a blast. Met a ton of people I still keep in touch with; both lawyers and law students.

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Re: Lavender Law 2012

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 21, 2012 4:44 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Let's get this thread going again! Any more 3Ls want to share their experience at Lav Law and/or tips?


If you already have CBs at a place, go up to the tables and chat; they'll almost certainly offer to take you to dinner and drinks to tell you about LGBT life at the firm. I got tons of free food and booze this way last year.

Also, if you don't have the grades for a firm normally, don't waste your short amount of time at the fair going up to talk to a firm. Wasting 20 minutes talking to a (bored) attorney at Gibson or S&C or DPW, who almost certainly won't give you a CB, is magnified by the fact you're missing out on firms that might hire someone in your grade range. Be as strategic here as you would bidding at OCI.

But also go have fun. Last year was a blast. Met a ton of people I still keep in touch with; both lawyers and law students.



How do we target firms that hire in our grade range? Or, rather, how do we know what their grade range is? I think I already bid on most of the flexible firms for my school's OCI.

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Re: Lavender Law 2012

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 21, 2012 8:46 pm

Would it be stupid of me not to attend as a LGBT, 3L, IP student with an undergraduate and advanced chemistry degree? I am contemplating a last minute decision to go...

Also, thoughts on the bar event Friday night...Do attorneys go as well? Could this be a good networking event with recruiters/attorneys?

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Re: Lavender Law 2012

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 21, 2012 10:25 pm

Would any one be looking for a roommate for Friday night? I am going to stay with a friend in DC on Wed. and Thurs. nights, but she is heading out of town on Friday afternoon. I would be heading out Sat. morning so I would only need a place for Friday night. Thanks!!

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Re: Lavender Law 2012

Postby GertieTheDinosaur » Tue Aug 21, 2012 10:51 pm

It's my first time going to LavLaw. What do people typically wear for the sessions? I'm afraid of under/over dressing.

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Re: Lavender Law 2012

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 21, 2012 11:10 pm

Is anyone staying Saturday night and leaving Sunday? I did that in case things were happening saturday night, but have no idea if everyone's going to be gone by then...

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Re: Lavender Law 2012

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 21, 2012 11:18 pm

I'll be there through Sun. I think they have stuff programmed that night.

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Re: Lavender Law 2012

Postby volsi » Wed Aug 22, 2012 12:51 am

I am not attending this year but a lot of Georgetown's Outlaw is going to be there. I believe we are hosting a party, so welcome all and good luck!




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