GULC 2012 EIW

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Number of screeners and callbacks received (don't vote until you're sure)

5-7 screeners
2
2%
8-10 screeners
4
4%
11-13 screeners
5
4%
14-16 screeners
12
11%
17+ screeners
37
33%
0 callbacks
6
5%
1-2 callbacks
14
13%
3-4 callbacks
5
4%
5-6 callbacks
5
4%
7+ callbacks
22
20%
 
Total votes: 112

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Re: GULC 2012 EIW

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 07, 2012 3:37 pm

I can haz interviewz! - 21 now! Word!

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Re: GULC 2012 EIW

Postby jessuf » Tue Aug 07, 2012 8:47 pm

i got 0 interviews today. about 20 firms have a clickable date, but it says no interview slots. annoyed.

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Re: GULC 2012 EIW

Postby sambeber » Tue Aug 07, 2012 8:53 pm

Jessuf wrote:i got 0 interviews today. about 20 firms have a clickable date, but it says no interview slots. annoyed.


Same.

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Re: GULC 2012 EIW

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 07, 2012 9:39 pm

This may seem obvious, but my guess is that this just means the open slots are not at times you can do. This happened to me a bunch too, I even dropped one of my less favored firms for the 14th to try to open things up a bit, but it still didn't work. But then added two on the 13th where I already had 5 (so 7 on Monday...).

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Re: GULC 2012 EIW

Postby tycoga8118 » Tue Aug 07, 2012 11:05 pm

22 interviews. 16 lottery, 4 open sign up, 2 through direct mailing

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Re: GULC 2012 EIW

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 07, 2012 11:11 pm

Which firms are giving out cocktail party invites? I have none :( I would do so much better at a cocktail reception than at a 20 min interview!

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Re: GULC 2012 EIW

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 07, 2012 11:12 pm

tycoga8118 wrote:22 interviews. 16 lottery, 4 open sign up, 2 through direct mailing


Also at 22... 17 lottery, 2 sign up, 3 mailing. Pretty happy.

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Re: GULC 2012 EIW

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 07, 2012 11:22 pm

Neither did I hear of the cocktail invites. Can anyone give me a head-up?

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Re: GULC 2012 EIW

Postby jessuf » Wed Aug 08, 2012 2:09 am

Anonymous User wrote:This may seem obvious, but my guess is that this just means the open slots are not at times you can do. This happened to me a bunch too, I even dropped one of my less favored firms for the 14th to try to open things up a bit, but it still didn't work. But then added two on the 13th where I already had 5 (so 7 on Monday...).


i know this isn't the case because some firms will let me view open times but will say time conflict. these just pop up "no interview slots available."


also, i know white & case, shearman, and milbank have receptions and possibly one more that i have no forgotten (these are just of the firms i have interviews with).

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Re: GULC 2012 EIW

Postby jessuf » Wed Aug 08, 2012 12:38 pm

Signed up for Quinn & mofo, but the mofo one is back to back with another interview. I'll probably end up canceling it.

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Re: GULC 2012 EIW

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 08, 2012 12:55 pm

Jessuf wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:This may seem obvious, but my guess is that this just means the open slots are not at times you can do. This happened to me a bunch too, I even dropped one of my less favored firms for the 14th to try to open things up a bit, but it still didn't work. But then added two on the 13th where I already had 5 (so 7 on Monday...).


i know this isn't the case because some firms will let me view open times but will say time conflict. these just pop up "no interview slots available."


also, i know white & case, shearman, and milbank have receptions and possibly one more that i have no forgotten (these are just of the firms i have interviews with).


You're right. That hadn't happened to me yet, but today it did, so it busts my theory.

Just added DPW and Paul Hastings, at 19 plus 2 from mailing. Life is good.

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Re: GULC 2012 EIW

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 08, 2012 1:02 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Jessuf wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:This may seem obvious, but my guess is that this just means the open slots are not at times you can do. This happened to me a bunch too, I even dropped one of my less favored firms for the 14th to try to open things up a bit, but it still didn't work. But then added two on the 13th where I already had 5 (so 7 on Monday...).


i know this isn't the case because some firms will let me view open times but will say time conflict. these just pop up "no interview slots available."


also, i know white & case, shearman, and milbank have receptions and possibly one more that i have no forgotten (these are just of the firms i have interviews with).


You're right. That hadn't happened to me yet, but today it did, so it busts my theory.

Just added DPW and Paul Hastings, at 19 plus 2 from mailing. Life is good.


So, I have a few New York firms I'm thinking about cancelling and am trying to pick up a few Bay Area firms. Does anyone want to try to coordinate a TLS-switch?

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Re: GULC 2012 EIW

Postby jessuf » Wed Aug 08, 2012 1:49 pm

By bay area, I'm assuming you mean sf/silicon valley? Which of those do you want/need? And which NYC are you canceling?

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Re: GULC 2012 EIW

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 08, 2012 1:57 pm

Jessuf wrote:By bay area, I'm assuming you mean sf/silicon valley? Which of those do you want/need? And which NYC are you canceling?


Would be glad to trade any of:

Fried Frank (NY)
Shearman & Sterling (NY)
Baker Botts (NY)
Chadbourne & Parke (NY)

for:

Latham & Watkins (Silicon Valley).

Let me know. If this works for you, we should probably confirm the system is working first.

I'm happy to make the above trade with anyone who is interested.

edit: I would also consider trading Cravath for Latham (SV). Post if you're interested. Not certain about that, but I'd entertain the thought.
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Re: GULC 2012 EIW

Postby temperance » Wed Aug 08, 2012 4:25 pm

nevermind

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Re: GULC 2012 EIW

Postby plumpeach » Wed Aug 08, 2012 7:47 pm

I originally received 10 screeners, but I have picked up 3 in my top 50 in the open sign-up period. Hoping to get two for the next three days to get up to 19. I just keep checking the site.

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Re: GULC 2012 EIW

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 08, 2012 7:58 pm

plumpeach wrote:I originally received 10 screeners, but I have picked up 3 in my top 50 in the open sign-up period. Hoping to get two for the next three days to get up to 19. I just keep checking the site.


Are you IP? Or interested in random secondary markets? Because that's all I see. I'm tempted to sign up for some west coast interviews b/c I would move cross-country in a heartbeat, but I ain't got no ties.


But I did manage to get Simpson Thatcher NY the first day, so I can't complain too much.

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Re: GULC 2012 EIW

Postby plumpeach » Wed Aug 08, 2012 9:11 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
plumpeach wrote:I originally received 10 screeners, but I have picked up 3 in my top 50 in the open sign-up period. Hoping to get two for the next three days to get up to 19. I just keep checking the site.


Are you IP? Or interested in random secondary markets? Because that's all I see. I'm tempted to sign up for some west coast interviews b/c I would move cross-country in a heartbeat, but I ain't got no ties.


But I did manage to get Simpson Thatcher NY the first day, so I can't complain too much.


I'm not IP, but I am targeting DC/Baltimore and Dallas. I picked up 2 DC interviews in open sign-up and 1 Dallas firm. I feel like you have to stalk the site so that when an opening becomes available you can get it.

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Re: GULC 2012 EIW

Postby M1_42 » Thu Aug 09, 2012 9:15 am

Was so proud of myself for ninja stalking a slot with Quinn ny and then realized I'm below the gpa cutoff. Sigh. Anyone know how strict they are and/or wanna trade?

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Re: GULC 2012 EIW

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 09, 2012 12:34 pm

Good luck all. I went through this last year. Top 10% and GLJ. Ended up at a DC firm.

If people have questions feel free to ask. I'm sure other 3L's will be checking here once in a while too.

My firm said job market is a little better this year than last, and we did better than expected last year, so I think things are looking up compared to the last few years.

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Re: GULC 2012 EIW

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 09, 2012 1:34 pm

Up to 28 interviews. Don't know how I'm going to manage this, but I'm not complaining.

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Re: GULC 2012 EIW

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 09, 2012 1:40 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Good luck all. I went through this last year. Top 10% and GLJ. Ended up at a DC firm.

If people have questions feel free to ask. I'm sure other 3L's will be checking here once in a while too.

My firm said job market is a little better this year than last, and we did better than expected last year, so I think things are looking up compared to the last few years.


Can you give a description of what a normal interview is like? Were most conversational? Did you get a lot of the questions that OCS posted on the website? (like Why law school?/Why gtown?). Any tips? THanks.

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Re: GULC 2012 EIW

Postby johndhi » Thu Aug 09, 2012 8:51 pm

M1_42 wrote:Was so proud of myself for ninja stalking a slot with Quinn ny and then realized I'm below the gpa cutoff. Sigh. Anyone know how strict they are and/or wanna trade?


What GPA cutoff did you hear? I've generally heard it's 10% from t-14s. the school listing doesn't have data on them, does it? as to how strict they are, my understanding is pretty strict unfortunately.

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Re: GULC 2012 EIW

Postby mr_toad » Thu Aug 09, 2012 8:53 pm

On their OCI listing it said 3.69 or something like that, which is about top 10%. I'd guess that's fairly accurate (not always, but in this case, it matches what the grapevine says).

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Re: GULC 2012 EIW

Postby johndhi » Thu Aug 09, 2012 8:54 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Can you give a description of what a normal interview is like? Were most conversational? Did you get a lot of the questions that OCS posted on the website? (like Why law school?/Why gtown?). Any tips? THanks.


Not the anon above but I went through this last year as well. You'll get used to them real quick. Generally, yes, all the expected questions and little to no curveballs. If you can describe the interview as conversational, I'd say that's a good thing (beats staid or incredibly formal, IMO). As to tips, I'd say know the firms but don't shove the fact that you know them down their throats; bring up relevant knowledge when it's appropriate and not for no reason.




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