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Re: USC / UCLA OCI 2012

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 24, 2012 8:37 pm

Got a Nixon Peabody CB today and a rejection from Drinker Biddle (via snail mail). Also got an offer from a V25 yesterday and I accepted! :)

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Re: USC / UCLA OCI 2012

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 25, 2012 12:54 am

stradling ding trickled in.

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Re: USC / UCLA OCI 2012

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 25, 2012 1:05 am

anyone know the protocol for withdrawing candidacy after a callback? with a few offers, ones that i had callbacks at that i know i wouldn't pick over these offers don't need to be kept waiting . what do you say - i have offers and will be going with one of them?

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Re: USC / UCLA OCI 2012

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 25, 2012 1:08 am

Anonymous User wrote:anyone know the protocol for withdrawing candidacy after a callback? with a few offers, ones that i had callbacks at that i know i wouldn't pick over these offers don't need to be kept waiting . what do you say - i have offers and will be going with one of them?

yes...just say the truth. i have no idea why you would go on callbacks if you already have offers from firms you prefer.

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Re: USC / UCLA OCI 2012

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 25, 2012 1:29 am

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Anonymous User wrote:anyone know the protocol for withdrawing candidacy after a callback? with a few offers, ones that i had callbacks at that i know i wouldn't pick over these offers don't need to be kept waiting . what do you say - i have offers and will be going with one of them?

yes...just say the truth. i have no idea why you would go on callbacks if you already have offers from firms you prefer.


already had all the callbacks - so just waiting for offers from firms i know i wouldnt take. so im going to call and withdraw

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Re: USC / UCLA OCI 2012

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 25, 2012 1:30 am

I was the person who was previously freaking out because everyone else I knew had offers. Accepted a same day offer from my number one firm after going on countless terrible callbacks. It was meant to be and all the stress was a waste, so don't worry if you're still waiting. The firm you love will be able to tell and the feeling will (hopefully) be mutual.

As far as cancelling callbacks and/or withdrawing from consideration, I called the recruiters during business hours and told them I had already accepted with another firm. Most wanted to know which firm so I told them. Most were also very understanding and happy I found a place that felt like the right fit. Many of their hiring committees hadn't met yet, which was further proof I stressed for no reason. One hiring partner I really connected with called me personally to congratulate me and say that while it was a bummer I wouldn't be joining their firm, she was happy for me and to keep in touch.

Also, IMO you should call during business hours so you look like a grown up who can handle talking to them rather than waiting until late so you can leave a voicemail or emailing. Also I prefer not to leave a paper trail. Never know where you may go in the future.

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Re: USC / UCLA OCI 2012

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 25, 2012 3:00 am

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Anonymous User wrote:anyone know the protocol for withdrawing candidacy after a callback? with a few offers, ones that i had callbacks at that i know i wouldn't pick over these offers don't need to be kept waiting . what do you say - i have offers and will be going with one of them?

yes...just say the truth. i have no idea why you would go on callbacks if you already have offers from firms you prefer.


already had all the callbacks - so just waiting for offers from firms i know i wouldnt take. so im going to call and withdraw

ahh, in that case, yeah, just say you're accepting an offer elsewhere and thank them. congrats!

also, when will it be mine turn for offer? :|

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Re: USC / UCLA OCI 2012

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 27, 2012 7:19 pm

Stradling and Dechert rejections via snail mail today.

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Re: USC / UCLA OCI 2012

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 27, 2012 8:48 pm

Anyone else feeling screwed?

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Re: USC / UCLA OCI 2012

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 27, 2012 10:14 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Anyone else feeling screwed?

Kinda. I'm hoping that two CBs will be enough to get an offer.

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Re: USC / UCLA OCI 2012

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 27, 2012 10:14 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Anyone else feeling screwed?


If I don't get an offer before bar review on thursday, yes. Still waiting on 3 callbacks...

If I don't get an offer by end of next week, shit has hit the fan.

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Re: USC / UCLA OCI 2012

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 27, 2012 11:03 pm

It is still really early. And the people that got lots of offers (already and in the near future) will have to be declining most of them so there will be plenty of spots.

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Re: USC / UCLA OCI 2012

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 27, 2012 11:54 pm

Anonymous User wrote:It is still really early. And the people that got lots of offers (already and in the near future) will have to be declining most of them so there will be plenty of spots.

Unfortunately, I don't find this very reassuring at the moment.

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Re: USC / UCLA OCI 2012

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 28, 2012 12:57 am

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Anonymous User wrote:It is still really early. And the people that got lots of offers (already and in the near future) will have to be declining most of them so there will be plenty of spots.

Unfortunately, I don't find this very reassuring at the moment.


depends on your numbers. 3.4+ and you're fine

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Re: USC / UCLA OCI 2012

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 28, 2012 1:05 am

Received a Dechert rejection for their 2013 summer program.

I'm a 3L. :|

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Re: USC / UCLA OCI 2012

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 28, 2012 1:33 am

Anonymous User wrote:Received a Dechert rejection for their 2013 summer program.

I'm a 3L. :|

Wait, did you summer with them?

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Re: USC / UCLA OCI 2012

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 28, 2012 1:39 am

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Anonymous User wrote:Received a Dechert rejection for their 2013 summer program.

I'm a 3L. :|

Wait, did you summer with them?

No, haha. I applied for a permanent position.

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Re: USC / UCLA OCI 2012

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 28, 2012 10:28 am

Does anyone else have a CB at Conkle, Kremer, and Engel?

They are a small firm, but they seemed cool. They probably didn't interview that many people though due to their size.

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Re: USC / UCLA OCI 2012

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 29, 2012 1:13 am

Any other people feeling doomed?

Waiting on 3 CBs...anyone know of any offers from Reed Smith LA?

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Re: USC / UCLA OCI 2012

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 29, 2012 1:49 am

Anonymous User wrote:Any other people feeling doomed?

Waiting on 3 CBs...anyone know of any offers from Reed Smith LA?


Yup. 5 CBs --> silence. This is excruciating.

No info on Reed Smith btw.

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Re: USC / UCLA OCI 2012

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 29, 2012 3:11 am

Had 2 CBs last week. painful waiting.

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Re: USC / UCLA OCI 2012

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 29, 2012 12:12 pm

I've got 1 call back total.

All in.

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Re: USC / UCLA OCI 2012

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 29, 2012 2:32 pm

almost two weeks from my first callback. is there a point i should contact them?

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Re: USC / UCLA OCI 2012

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 29, 2012 2:44 pm

Anonymous User wrote:almost two weeks from my first callback. is there a point i should contact them?

If they didn't explicitly give you a timetable, I think at about 2 weeks it's roughly a good time to see where they are in the decision process.

FWIW, this is what the CSO at my school recommends too.

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Re: USC / UCLA OCI 2012

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 29, 2012 2:50 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:almost two weeks from my first callback. is there a point i should contact them?

If they didn't explicitly give you a timetable, I think at about 2 weeks it's roughly a good time to see where they are in the decision process.

FWIW, this is what the CSO at my school recommends too.

yeah, they didn't mention a timeline at all. should i call the recruiting coordinator?




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