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Re: UC Hastings OCI

Postby MalachiConstant » Tue Sep 04, 2012 5:34 pm

OneMoreLawHopeful wrote:
MalachiConstant wrote:Offer!

One of the DA offices.


Congratulations!

Just for posterity's sake (assuming future generations of Hastings students check this thread), did you notice any major differences between the DA hiring and the biglaw hiring processes? Was the callback significantly different? Was the timing any different?

I know I got a lot from reading last year's threads, so I figure it might be worth writing down for next year (if you don't mind).

I'll also admit to being curious...


Generally, DA will be much slower.

I had no callback interview, just requested references a few weeks after screening interview. However, I was under special circumstances, which I don't want to go too deeply into outside of PM.

You will most likely not even get your application reviewed until after biglaw has done callbacks and offers. Santa Clara DA has not even conducted their screening interviews yet.

Pay is much lower, or non-existent, but I am sure everyone knows that.

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Re: UC Hastings OCI

Postby ilovesf » Tue Sep 04, 2012 11:31 pm

This wait is gonna kill me. :(

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Re: UC Hastings OCI

Postby lisavj » Tue Sep 04, 2012 11:48 pm

ilovesf wrote:Has anyone been dinged yet from Hanson Bridgett or Perkins Coie?


Interviewed with Hanson Bridgett at the Diversity Career Fair (July 28), just heard back today (ding), letter sent Aug 30. They are slow...

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Re: UC Hastings OCI

Postby ilovesf » Wed Sep 05, 2012 5:56 pm

Ummm A&P rejected me weeks ago but I just got an email requesting self identification. Anyone else get that?

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Re: UC Hastings OCI

Postby ilovesf » Thu Sep 06, 2012 3:10 pm

Another postcb ding :( waiting on one more. :( :( :(

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Re: UC Hastings OCI

Postby Borhas » Thu Sep 06, 2012 11:19 pm

ilovesf wrote:Another postcb ding :( waiting on one more. :( :( :(

:( hang in there

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Re: UC Hastings OCI

Postby OneMoreLawHopeful » Fri Sep 07, 2012 2:36 am

ilovesf wrote:Ummm A&P rejected me weeks ago but I just got an email requesting self identification. Anyone else get that?


I got that, but it was a few days before they rejected me. I filled it out and was promptly rejected.

ilovesf wrote:Another postcb ding waiting on one more.


I know this sounds trite, but it really does take just one. You're highly ranked, just hang in there.

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Re: UC Hastings OCI

Postby kapital98 » Fri Sep 07, 2012 1:59 pm

Borhas wrote:
ilovesf wrote:Another postcb ding :( waiting on one more. :( :( :(

:( hang in there

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Re: UC Hastings OCI

Postby ilovesf » Mon Sep 10, 2012 5:28 pm

Got a non bay area pd interview. Really didn't want to have to think about moving somewhere else next summer but oh well.

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Re: UC Hastings OCI

Postby Borhas » Mon Sep 10, 2012 6:18 pm

ilovesf wrote:Got a non bay area pd interview. Really didn't want to have to think about moving somewhere else next summer but oh well.


which one?

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Re: UC Hastings OCI

Postby DildaMan » Mon Sep 10, 2012 9:37 pm

Got a crap ton of CB's from patent prosecution firms this week... they're super slow...

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Re: UC Hastings OCI

Postby kapital98 » Mon Sep 10, 2012 10:32 pm

ilovesf wrote:Got a non bay area pd interview. Really didn't want to have to think about moving somewhere else next summer but oh well.


sweet! :)

Corporate America's loss would be a huge boon to the poor.

(I know that's not what you want to hear. It's not over yet.)

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Re: UC Hastings OCI

Postby kapital98 » Mon Sep 10, 2012 10:33 pm

DildaMan wrote:Got a crap ton of CB's from patent prosecution firms this week... they're super slow...


Congratulations!

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Re: UC Hastings OCI

Postby ilovesf » Tue Sep 11, 2012 12:06 am

kapital98 wrote:
DildaMan wrote:Got a crap ton of CB's from patent prosecution firms this week... they're super slow...


Congratulations!

Congrats dude. I hope they go well!

I wish I had a science degree. :(

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Re: UC Hastings OCI

Postby DildaMan » Tue Sep 11, 2012 1:10 am

kapital98 wrote:
DildaMan wrote:Got a crap ton of CB's from patent prosecution firms this week... they're super slow...


Congratulations!


Hows NY treating you? :)

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Re: UC Hastings OCI

Postby kapital98 » Tue Sep 11, 2012 2:01 am

DildaMan wrote:
kapital98 wrote:
DildaMan wrote:Got a crap ton of CB's from patent prosecution firms this week... they're super slow...


Congratulations!


Hows NY treating you? :)


Pretty nice. A week after going to Cornell I got a callback interview. I went up to Rochester (Probably the best upstate market) and had a nice ~5 hour interview marathon. I'm cautiously optimistic. I think it went well but I'm also trying to be realistic. I find out in about 2 weeks if I get a summer associate position. At the very least it's nice to have callback experience for the future.

My antitrust professor is pretty unhappy I'm skipping his class for interviews/callback/sleep. He sent me an email today saying if I don't show up I'm out of the class. I'm also slightly disappointed Cornell lets transfers onto their journals. I can't legitimately tell employers I'm not on a journal because I'm a transfer, and, they make transfers do 2x as much footnotes. :cry:

San Francisco is amazing. There is no way around it. If Alameda County's PD office wasn't so cutthroat I would be tempted to move back after graduation.

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Re: UC Hastings OCI

Postby kapital98 » Tue Sep 11, 2012 2:04 am

ilovesf wrote:I wish I had a science degree. :(


Yeah, if I knew how much it helps in getting a firm job I would have probably majored in biology or chemistry. It's kind of like winning the lottery for science majors who go into law school on a whim.

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Re: UC Hastings OCI

Postby DildaMan » Tue Sep 11, 2012 2:05 am

ilovesf wrote:
kapital98 wrote:
DildaMan wrote:Got a crap ton of CB's from patent prosecution firms this week... they're super slow...


Congratulations!

Congrats dude. I hope they go well!

I wish I had a science degree. :(


How's 2L going so far? :D

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Re: UC Hastings OCI

Postby ilovesf » Tue Sep 11, 2012 2:10 am

DildaMan wrote:
ilovesf wrote:
kapital98 wrote:
DildaMan wrote:Got a crap ton of CB's from patent prosecution firms this week... they're super slow...


Congratulations!

Congrats dude. I hope they go well!

I wish I had a science degree. :(


How's 2L going so far? :D

It's basically the worst thing ever.

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Re: UC Hastings OCI

Postby DildaMan » Tue Sep 11, 2012 2:11 am

kapital98 wrote:
ilovesf wrote:I wish I had a science degree. :(


Yeah, if I knew how much it helps in getting a firm job I would have probably majored in biology or chemistry. It's kind of like winning the lottery for science majors who go into law school on a whim.


I think you still need an advanced degree for bio or chem. EE appears to be the golden ticket.

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Re: UC Hastings OCI

Postby OneMoreLawHopeful » Tue Sep 11, 2012 2:15 am

DildaMan wrote:Got a crap ton of CB's from patent prosecution firms this week... they're super slow...

Congratulations!

Did you mail them, or did they come to OCI?

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Re: UC Hastings OCI

Postby DildaMan » Tue Sep 11, 2012 2:48 am

OneMoreLawHopeful wrote:
DildaMan wrote:Got a crap ton of CB's from patent prosecution firms this week... they're super slow...

Congratulations!

Did you mail them, or did they come to OCI?


One from OCI screener.
Two from resume collects.
Two from mass mailing firms randomly.

Mid sized firms are starting to respond. :)

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Re: UC Hastings OCI

Postby a male human » Tue Sep 11, 2012 1:34 pm

DildaMan wrote:
kapital98 wrote:
ilovesf wrote:I wish I had a science degree. :(


Yeah, if I knew how much it helps in getting a firm job I would have probably majored in biology or chemistry. It's kind of like winning the lottery for science majors who go into law school on a whim.


I think you still need an advanced degree for bio or chem. EE appears to be the golden ticket.

yep
i wish i had EE or didn't come to law school (mostly the latter since i could just be a patent agent at the pto, which i didn't know before coming to law school)

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Re: UC Hastings OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 12, 2012 1:59 am

DildaMan wrote:
kapital98 wrote:
ilovesf wrote:I wish I had a science degree. :(


Yeah, if I knew how much it helps in getting a firm job I would have probably majored in biology or chemistry. It's kind of like winning the lottery for science majors who go into law school on a whim.


I think you still need an advanced degree for bio or chem. EE appears to be the golden ticket.


Seconded. B.S. in Bio here, it's not that useful. It'll get your foot in the door with some IP firms but they're really mostly looking for EE or CS, maybe Mech E. My success/failure rate with IP firms and non-IP firms is about equal.

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Re: UC Hastings OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 12, 2012 11:55 pm

I graduated from Hastings with much more than just a BS in EE and had difficulty getting an SA position. Hastings doesn't attract many employers from fields like patent prosecution. Plus, the Bay Area patent scene is different than the rest of the country (smaller firms/offices). I was basically on my own.




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