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Re: UC Hastings OCI

Postby ilovesf » Thu Aug 16, 2012 4:32 pm

reasonable troll wrote:first callback tomorrow - i'd really like to turn this one into an offer.

any words of wisdom?

Have tons of questions! Even if you don't think they are good. Just to keep conversation flowing. At almost all of my interviews the person started out asking what questions I had for them.
Also, I got asked a lot of questions about:
-why a big law firm versus mid or small law firm
-a lot of why this firm - in almost every interview
-i got asked twice why i wanted law in such a bad economic climate lol
-i got asked if i knew what i was getting myself into with a big firm
-i also got this: "the best lawyers i know have some real grit. we can hire anyone we want with good grades and credentials like yourself, but i found that i want to hire people who have really gone through something hard in their lives and came out the other side for the better. what kind of experiences have you had like this?" (i have a totally vanilla and boring life so this was extremely hard for me to answer)

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Re: UC Hastings OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 16, 2012 5:19 pm

sheppard mullin LA callback :P

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Re: UC Hastings OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 16, 2012 5:35 pm

Offer from Quinn!!! Crying of joy!

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Re: UC Hastings OCI

Postby ilovesf » Thu Aug 16, 2012 5:36 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Offer from Quinn!!! Crying of joy!

I think that's the first Hastings offer. Congrats!! :D Is that one of your top firms?

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Re: UC Hastings OCI

Postby DildaMan » Thu Aug 16, 2012 5:38 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Offer from Quinn!!! Crying of joy!


Congratulations! :D

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Re: UC Hastings OCI

Postby reasonable troll » Thu Aug 16, 2012 5:38 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Offer from Quinn!!! Crying of joy!


congrats bro/ladybro!!

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Re: UC Hastings OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 16, 2012 5:41 pm

ilovesf wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Offer from Quinn!!! Crying of joy!

I think that's the first Hastings offer. Congrats!! :D Is that one of your top firms?


Thanks, everyone! Yeah, it's one of my top choices so I'm insanely stoked. Good luck to everyone doing CBs in the next couple weeks!

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Re: UC Hastings OCI

Postby ilovesf » Thu Aug 16, 2012 5:42 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
ilovesf wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Offer from Quinn!!! Crying of joy!

I think that's the first Hastings offer. Congrats!! :D Is that one of your top firms?


Thanks, everyone! Yeah, it's one of my top choices so I'm insanely stoked. Good luck to everyone doing CBs in the next couple weeks!

Yay!

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Re: UC Hastings OCI

Postby ilovesf » Thu Aug 16, 2012 5:52 pm

Anonymous User wrote:anyone heard anything from:

perkins coie
sullcrom
WSGR
simpson thacher
morgan lewis
hanson bridgett
donahue gallagher
wilmerhale
covington?

no. i have a handful of dings but i'm still waiting on like 12 places.

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Re: UC Hastings OCI

Postby DildaMan » Thu Aug 16, 2012 5:54 pm

ilovesf wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:anyone heard anything from:

perkins coie
sullcrom
WSGR
simpson thacher
morgan lewis
hanson bridgett
donahue gallagher
wilmerhale
covington?

no. i have a handful of dings but i'm still waiting on like 12 places.


Friend got CBs at Wilmer, WSGR, and Simspon already.

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Re: UC Hastings OCI

Postby reasonable troll » Thu Aug 16, 2012 5:57 pm

DildaMan wrote:
Friend got CBs at Wilmer, WSGR, and Simspon already.



IP?

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Re: UC Hastings OCI

Postby ilovesf » Thu Aug 16, 2012 5:57 pm

DildaMan wrote:
ilovesf wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:anyone heard anything from:

perkins coie
sullcrom
WSGR
simpson thacher
morgan lewis
hanson bridgett
donahue gallagher
wilmerhale
covington?

no. i have a handful of dings but i'm still waiting on like 12 places.


Friend got CBs at Wilmer, WSGR, and Simspon already.

baller. is that who i think it is?

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Re: UC Hastings OCI

Postby DildaMan » Thu Aug 16, 2012 6:03 pm

reasonable troll wrote:
DildaMan wrote:
Friend got CBs at Wilmer, WSGR, and Simspon already.


IP?


Nah M/A, Corp Transact.

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Re: UC Hastings OCI

Postby DildaMan » Thu Aug 16, 2012 6:04 pm

ilovesf wrote:
DildaMan wrote:
ilovesf wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:anyone heard anything from:

perkins coie
sullcrom
WSGR
simpson thacher
morgan lewis
hanson bridgett
donahue gallagher
wilmerhale
covington?

no. i have a handful of dings but i'm still waiting on like 12 places.


Friend got CBs at Wilmer, WSGR, and Simspon already.

baller. is that who i think it is?


Probably :).

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Re: UC Hastings OCI

Postby reasonable troll » Thu Aug 16, 2012 6:08 pm

DildaMan wrote:
reasonable troll wrote:
DildaMan wrote:
Friend got CBs at Wilmer, WSGR, and Simspon already.


IP?


Nah M/A, Corp Transact.


okay, so now tell me this person is ranked #1 and has amazing WE so I don't have to blame my mediocre personality for not getting similar results 8)

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Re: UC Hastings OCI

Postby MalachiConstant » Thu Aug 16, 2012 8:28 pm

Sorry to bring the mood down again, but Latham and DLA snail mail dings.

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Re: UC Hastings OCI

Postby jschille » Fri Aug 17, 2012 1:16 am

Quick topic change?

Are some journals considered more "prestigious" than others at the school? Was just curious if some SF firms look at some journals more highly than others (foregoing HLJ of course).

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Re: UC Hastings OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 17, 2012 2:14 am

jschille wrote:Quick topic change?

Are some journals considered more "prestigious" than others at the school? Was just curious if some SF firms look at some journals more highly than others (foregoing HLJ of course).


Also curious

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Re: UC Hastings OCI

Postby ~oaklandish~ » Fri Aug 17, 2012 4:59 am

For everybody who has one or more CBs scheduled already, how many screener interviews did you go to?

I'm trying to measure my level of fail here.

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Re: UC Hastings OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 17, 2012 5:04 am

jschille wrote:Quick topic change?

Are some journals considered more "prestigious" than others at the school? Was just curious if some SF firms look at some journals more highly than others (foregoing HLJ of course).


Based on my and friends' experience, they don't really care at all.

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Re: UC Hastings OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 17, 2012 1:18 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
jschille wrote:Quick topic change?

Are some journals considered more "prestigious" than others at the school? Was just curious if some SF firms look at some journals more highly than others (foregoing HLJ of course).


Based on my and friends' experience, they don't really care at all.


I think this is mostly right, although from what I have been able to pick up CLQ may have a very slight edge over the rest of the journals simply because of how long it has been around, the nature of its content, and that it has a pretty decent sized alumni network in the Bay Area.

Just my opinion, but I would say it's: HLJ >>>>>>>>> CLQ > Rest of journals.

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Re: UC Hastings OCI

Postby a male human » Fri Aug 17, 2012 2:16 pm

If you are choosing among the secondary journals (i.e., didn't get into HLJ) and if you're interested in technology, the Internet, patents, copyrights, trademarks and stuff like that, join STLJ (Science and Tech Journal). Participating in activities that fit your interest will show your dedication to the field.

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Re: UC Hastings OCI

Postby ilovesf » Fri Aug 17, 2012 2:36 pm

bingham e-mail ding

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Re: UC Hastings OCI

Postby DildaMan » Fri Aug 17, 2012 2:50 pm

Foley/Dickstein ding.

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Re: UC Hastings OCI

Postby ilovesf » Fri Aug 17, 2012 2:53 pm

a male human wrote:If you are choosing among the secondary journals (i.e., didn't get into HLJ) and if you're interested in technology, the Internet, patents, copyrights, trademarks and stuff like that, join STLJ (Science and Tech Journal). Participating in activities that fit your interest will show your dedication to the field.

I agree with this. Also, HLJ isn't as big of a boost as I thought. I know someone who has good but not great grades, and is on a secondary journal, and has 8+ call backs. This person has really good relevant WE (not IP related), which totally trumps not being on HLJ or being top 15% I guess.




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