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Munger, Tolles & Olson

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jul 22, 2012 5:26 pm

What does everyone think about Munger? Any tips on getting hired there?

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Re: Munger, Tolles & Olson

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jul 22, 2012 5:27 pm

supppppper selective
80% have clerked

Judge Watford used to work there as of May!

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Re: Munger, Tolles & Olson

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jul 22, 2012 5:28 pm

Be top 10% + LR from a T14, connections to CA help.

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Re: Munger, Tolles & Olson

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jul 22, 2012 5:43 pm

Anonymous User wrote:What does everyone think about Munger? Any tips on getting hired there?


Maybe the top litigation firm in all of CA (with a strong argument from KVN).

Top tier work, top tier talent.

That said, if you go there just be cognizant of their atmosphere.

They are braniancs, and wear their credentials on their sleeve. They almost indulge in telling other people, and each other, how smart they are, and how credentialed they are. The attitude can almost (stress "almost") veer towards, "so what if we lost the motion, we produced one darn good brief!"

Generally, a good working environment, with strong partnership prospects, but I've known people who've left because they felt the firm had a stealth biglaw attitude towards billables and partnership track (i.e., both can be long).

As to how to get hired. Top 10% of your class at T10 law school (maybe a bit lower for local Top 15 schools like USC/UCLA). Law review, clerkships, etc. I don't think ties to CA (either southern or northern) are that critical.

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Re: Munger, Tolles & Olson

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jul 22, 2012 5:49 pm

Lucky enough to end up with an interview there. Was told by my CSO at CCN that I basically have no chance without LR. Sounds like an amazing firm though and would love to work there.

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Re: Munger, Tolles & Olson

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jul 22, 2012 5:55 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Lucky enough to end up with an interview there. Was told by my CSO at CCN that I basically have no chance without LR. Sounds like an amazing firm though and would love to work there.


An interview for this upcoming summer? Already?

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Re: Munger, Tolles & Olson

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jul 22, 2012 6:10 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Lucky enough to end up with an interview there. Was told by my CSO at CCN that I basically have no chance without LR. Sounds like an amazing firm though and would love to work there.


An interview for this upcoming summer? Already?


Yeah. Through the Bay Area Fair.

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Re: Munger, Tolles & Olson

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jul 22, 2012 6:17 pm

Interviewed & received an offer there during one of the last five OCI cycles. I don't think many people turn MTO down, so I don't want to out myself by being more specific. Was top 5% with LR from a T14. Really liked it, but had to choose another city for personal reasons. If I end up in LA in the future, that is where I would want to work.

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Re: Munger, Tolles & Olson

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jul 22, 2012 6:34 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Lucky enough to end up with an interview there. Was told by my CSO at CCN that I basically have no chance without LR. Sounds like an amazing firm though and would love to work there.


An interview for this upcoming summer? Already?


Yeah. Through the Bay Area Fair.


How does one sign up for this? is it too late?

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Re: Munger, Tolles & Olson

Postby ph14 » Sun Jul 22, 2012 7:01 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Interviewed & received an offer there during one of the last five OCI cycles. I don't think many people turn MTO down, so I don't want to out myself by being more specific. Was top 5% with LR from a T14. Really liked it, but had to choose another city for personal reasons. If I end up in LA in the future, that is where I would want to work.


Can you please pm me?

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Re: Munger, Tolles & Olson

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jul 22, 2012 7:06 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Lucky enough to end up with an interview there. Was told by my CSO at CCN that I basically have no chance without LR. Sounds like an amazing firm though and would love to work there.


An interview for this upcoming summer? Already?


Yeah. Through the Bay Area Fair.


How does one sign up for this? is it too late?


Not until next year sadly

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Re: Munger, Tolles & Olson

Postby Magnificent » Sun Jul 22, 2012 9:33 pm

munger is easily the best firm in la

in terms of biglaw firms.....only w&c and wachtell are in the same class

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Re: Munger, Tolles & Olson

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jul 22, 2012 9:40 pm

Would not having LR kill you if you're top 5% from a T-14 and on a secondary?

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Re: Munger, Tolles & Olson

Postby Haymarket » Sun Jul 22, 2012 9:45 pm

Magnificent wrote:munger is easily the best firm in la

in terms of biglaw firms.....only w&c and wachtell are in the same class

Oh, you.

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Re: Munger, Tolles & Olson

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jul 22, 2012 9:56 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:What does everyone think about Munger? Any tips on getting hired there?


Maybe the top litigation firm in all of CA (with a strong argument from KVN).

Top tier work, top tier talent.

That said, if you go there just be cognizant of their atmosphere.

They are braniancs, and wear their credentials on their sleeve. They almost indulge in telling other people, and each other, how smart they are, and how credentialed they are. The attitude can almost (stress "almost") veer towards, "so what if we lost the motion, we produced one darn good brief!"

Generally, a good working environment, with strong partnership prospects, but I've known people who've left because they felt the firm had a stealth biglaw attitude towards billables and partnership track (i.e., both can be long).

As to how to get hired. Top 10% of your class at T10 law school (maybe a bit lower for local Top 15 schools like USC/UCLA). Law review, clerkships, etc. I don't think ties to CA (either southern or northern) are that critical.


Any idea of their grade requirements coming from HY with LR? And clerkships can't be that relevant at this point considering not even the earliest judges start hiring until next year.

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Re: Munger, Tolles & Olson

Postby sundance95 » Sun Jul 22, 2012 10:03 pm

ph14 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Interviewed & received an offer there during one of the last five OCI cycles. I don't think many people turn MTO down, so I don't want to out myself by being more specific. Was top 5% with LR from a T14. Really liked it, but had to choose another city for personal reasons. If I end up in LA in the future, that is where I would want to work.


Can you please pm me?

+1 plz, have a screener with mto coming up

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Re: Munger, Tolles & Olson

Postby anon168 » Sun Jul 22, 2012 10:16 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Would not having LR kill you if you're top 5% from a T-14 and on a secondary?


LR is not mandatory.

Let's put it this way, if you had a prestigious COA but no LR is not a death-knell (i.e., because your school, e.g. NYU, was write-on and you didn't want to write on then you're not going to get dinged because of it).

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Re: Munger, Tolles & Olson

Postby anon168 » Sun Jul 22, 2012 10:19 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:What does everyone think about Munger? Any tips on getting hired there?


Maybe the top litigation firm in all of CA (with a strong argument from KVN).

Top tier work, top tier talent.

That said, if you go there just be cognizant of their atmosphere.

They are braniancs, and wear their credentials on their sleeve. They almost indulge in telling other people, and each other, how smart they are, and how credentialed they are. The attitude can almost (stress "almost") veer towards, "so what if we lost the motion, we produced one darn good brief!"

Generally, a good working environment, with strong partnership prospects, but I've known people who've left because they felt the firm had a stealth biglaw attitude towards billables and partnership track (i.e., both can be long).

As to how to get hired. Top 10% of your class at T10 law school (maybe a bit lower for local Top 15 schools like USC/UCLA). Law review, clerkships, etc. I don't think ties to CA (either southern or northern) are that critical.


Any idea of their grade requirements coming from HY with LR? And clerkships can't be that relevant at this point considering not even the earliest judges start hiring until next year.


Sorry, I was the original poster (posted anonymously by accident). PM me.

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Re: Munger, Tolles & Olson

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 23, 2012 1:41 pm

Anyone know about facetime/dress code/start and end times?

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Re: Munger, Tolles & Olson

Postby anon168 » Mon Jul 23, 2012 5:17 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Anyone know about facetime/dress code/start and end times?


Dress code is business casual.

Facetime? As a summer or as an associate? If the latter, not that different than any other firm; in other words, no one goes around checking if you are in the office at X pm. Just get your work done.

Start/end times? Come again? You mean for the summer? I think they are flexible, also flexible with you splitting.

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Re: Munger, Tolles & Olson

Postby DreamShake » Mon Jul 23, 2012 5:32 pm

sundance95 wrote:
ph14 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Interviewed & received an offer there during one of the last five OCI cycles. I don't think many people turn MTO down, so I don't want to out myself by being more specific. Was top 5% with LR from a T14. Really liked it, but had to choose another city for personal reasons. If I end up in LA in the future, that is where I would want to work.


Can you please pm me?

+1 plz, have a screener with mto coming up


+1, please!

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Re: Munger, Tolles & Olson

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 24, 2012 7:45 am

Anyone know if MTO takes 3Ls?

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Re: Munger, Tolles & Olson

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 24, 2012 10:43 am

Anonymous User wrote:Anyone know if MTO takes 3Ls?


Almost never.

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Re: Munger, Tolles & Olson

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 24, 2012 10:13 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Anyone know if MTO takes 3Ls?


Almost never.

You have a shot if you have a clerkship lined up. You don't apply through the normal OCI process, though, so it helps if you know someone. They hired a pre-clerk last summer and another one this summer. I am or recently was a summer at MTO, so feel free to ask questions.




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