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jschille
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Re: UC Hastings OCI

Postby jschille » Thu Aug 09, 2012 1:47 am

And, what's a good response to the "why big law" question?

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Re: UC Hastings OCI

Postby DildaMan » Thu Aug 09, 2012 1:53 am

jschille wrote:And, what's a good response to the "why big law" question?


That's a pretty general question. Did you express interest in a practice area?

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Re: UC Hastings OCI

Postby ilovesf » Thu Aug 09, 2012 1:59 am

Bingham asked why in such a bad economic climate I still decided to go to school law. lol.

In another interview someone asked why do you want to work for a big law firm as the first question. I said I valued the training and development tools that a big law firm offers that smaller firms can't because of their size, and how because I'm unsure of the exact practice group I want a big firm will allow me to work in different groups and help me make my decision. Then I would segue into what I liked about their summer program that would let me do it.

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Re: UC Hastings OCI

Postby jschille » Thu Aug 09, 2012 2:26 am

ilovesf wrote:Bingham asked why in such a bad economic climate I still decided to go to school law. lol.

In another interview someone asked why do you want to work for a big law firm as the first question. I said I valued the training and development tools that a big law firm offers that smaller firms can't because of their size, and how because I'm unsure of the exact practice group I want a big firm will allow me to work in different groups and help me make my decision. Then I would segue into what I liked about their summer program that would let me do it.


You are way too good at this game.

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Re: UC Hastings OCI

Postby OneMoreLawHopeful » Thu Aug 09, 2012 2:49 am

jschille wrote:And, what's a good response to the "why big law" question?


I've only interviewed with big law firms (11 so far), but I've never gotten this question. I have had "Why apply to our firm instead of others?" though.

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Re: UC Hastings OCI

Postby uch14 » Thu Aug 09, 2012 3:05 am

I know O'Melveny, MoFo, and Fenwick have done callbacks. MoFo and Fenwick did them on Tuesday and I think O'Melveny was Wed

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Re: UC Hastings OCI

Postby reasonable troll » Thu Aug 09, 2012 3:12 pm

So if no news from Cooley today killself is tcr?

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Re: UC Hastings OCI

Postby ilovesf » Thu Aug 09, 2012 3:20 pm

reasonable troll wrote:So if no news from Cooley today killself is tcr?

I guess :(

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Re: UC Hastings OCI

Postby uch14 » Thu Aug 09, 2012 3:36 pm

Cooley got back to people this morning

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Re: UC Hastings OCI

Postby ilovesf » Thu Aug 09, 2012 3:43 pm

uch14 wrote:Cooley got back to people this morning

Good to know. Thanks

Anything else you know about?

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Re: UC Hastings OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 09, 2012 4:25 pm

Shearman ding :(

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Re: UC Hastings OCI

Postby ilovesf » Thu Aug 09, 2012 4:28 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Shearman ding :(

Email?
/frantically refreshes email

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Re: UC Hastings OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 09, 2012 4:39 pm

Yes

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Re: UC Hastings OCI

Postby reasonable troll » Thu Aug 09, 2012 5:23 pm

Movement from anyone else?

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Re: UC Hastings OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 09, 2012 5:30 pm

anyone heard anything from snell & wilmer?

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Re: UC Hastings OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 09, 2012 5:40 pm

DildaMan wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Could one of you 2Ls let me know what McKenna Long is looking for, GPA cut offs, etc. for their SD/LA offices?


Strong academic credentials (top 20%). Prefer Law Review, Moot Court, Journal experience and/or evidence of strong writing ability. Demonstrated interest in San Diego/Los Angeles.


Good to know. Thanks.

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Re: UC Hastings OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 09, 2012 6:10 pm

Anonymous User wrote:anyone heard anything from snell & wilmer?

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Re: UC Hastings OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 09, 2012 6:11 pm

Anyone hear anything back after Latham interviewed yesterday?

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Re: UC Hastings OCI

Postby ilovesf » Thu Aug 09, 2012 6:29 pm

Got the shearman ding too. Oh well. I'd rather know I'm dinged than be waiting!

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Re: UC Hastings OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 09, 2012 6:33 pm

Bad interview day.

1. Got told I made a typo on my grade sheet (I want to die)
2. Had a great interview with firm that does a lot of tech- then ended awkwardly when asked if I follow tech news and which tech journals I read (I don't)

:(

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Re: UC Hastings OCI

Postby DildaMan » Thu Aug 09, 2012 7:34 pm

dat fire alarm.... -_-

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Re: UC Hastings OCI

Postby ilovesf » Thu Aug 09, 2012 7:39 pm

There is so much waiting around in law school.

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Re: UC Hastings OCI

Postby OneMoreLawHopeful » Thu Aug 09, 2012 8:07 pm

I got two CBs today!

Both were from firms mentioned above though, so no new movement to report.

Good luck all!

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Re: UC Hastings OCI

Postby ilovesf » Thu Aug 09, 2012 8:10 pm

OneMoreLawHopeful wrote:I got two CBs today!

Both were from firms mentioned above though, so no new movement to report.

Good luck all!

Congrats!!

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Re: UC Hastings OCI

Postby kapital98 » Thu Aug 09, 2012 8:28 pm

ilovesf wrote:
OneMoreLawHopeful wrote:I got two CBs today!

Both were from firms mentioned above though, so no new movement to report.

Good luck all!

Congrats!!




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