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Re: drinking before interview to help relax

Postby 09042014 » Wed Aug 15, 2012 12:37 am

pertristis wrote:
thesealocust wrote:Alright, fine: alcohol + stimulants until they've balanced each other out.


... so you're saying that OP should act like they're in the fine month of FebClub. That works.


I'm jealous of FebClub. Is it as cool as it sounds, or does it get lame.

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Re: drinking before interview to help relax

Postby gobucks101 » Wed Aug 15, 2012 12:39 am

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What’s that? You want me to drink you? But I’m in the middle of a trial!

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Re: drinking before interview to help relax

Postby thesealocust » Wed Aug 15, 2012 12:40 am

Desert Fox wrote:
pertristis wrote:
thesealocust wrote:Alright, fine: alcohol + stimulants until they've balanced each other out.


... so you're saying that OP should act like they're in the fine month of FebClub. That works.


I'm jealous of FebClub. Is it as cool as it sounds, or does it get lame.


It's kinda hard to describe. For what it is, it's surprisingly chill - people come and go, cliques seem less cliquey since it's law school wide, etc. Some are just total shitshows, some are super lame, everyone gets super-aids, the flu, regular aids, and pnemonia by the time it's done, etc.

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Re: drinking before interview to help relax

Postby 09042014 » Wed Aug 15, 2012 12:43 am

thesealocust wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:
pertristis wrote:
... so you're saying that OP should act like they're in the fine month of FebClub. That works.


I'm jealous of FebClub. Is it as cool as it sounds, or does it get lame.


It's kinda hard to describe. For what it is, it's surprisingly chill - people come and go, cliques seem less cliquey since it's law school wide, etc. Some are just total shitshows, some are super lame, everyone gets super-aids, the flu, regular aids, and pnemonia by the time it's done, etc.



Do most people regularly attend?

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Re: drinking before interview to help relax

Postby thesealocust » Wed Aug 15, 2012 12:45 am

Weekend parties are wall to wall ragers, at least at the beginning of February. Sunday brunch parties / tuesday parties late in February can just be a dozen or two die-hards.

By and large, the entire party going crowd attends, but maybe not everyone all at once. But they're real parties, not middle school soc hops (NB: even when the theme is middle school soc hop).

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Re: drinking before interview to help relax

Postby pertristis » Wed Aug 15, 2012 12:45 am

Desert Fox wrote:
thesealocust wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:
pertristis wrote:
... so you're saying that OP should act like they're in the fine month of FebClub. That works.


I'm jealous of FebClub. Is it as cool as it sounds, or does it get lame.


It's kinda hard to describe. For what it is, it's surprisingly chill - people come and go, cliques seem less cliquey since it's law school wide, etc. Some are just total shitshows, some are super lame, everyone gets super-aids, the flu, regular aids, and pnemonia by the time it's done, etc.



Do most people regularly attend?


Most people regularly? No. Some people attend often? Most people attend some? Some people attend none? Yes.

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Re: drinking before interview to help relax

Postby JamMasterJ » Wed Aug 15, 2012 12:59 am

Bildungsroman wrote:
JamMasterJ wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Eh, alcohol is too unpredictable. Might I instead recommend an adderall or other stimulant of your choice?

alcohol is the opposite of a stimulant

Still a 0L, bro.

This isn't one of those exceptions? Since, you know, my comment had NOTHING to do with legal hiring and the question wasn't even really legal specific

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Re: drinking before interview to help relax

Postby Bildungsroman » Wed Aug 15, 2012 1:03 am

JamMasterJ wrote:
Bildungsroman wrote:
JamMasterJ wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Eh, alcohol is too unpredictable. Might I instead recommend an adderall or other stimulant of your choice?

alcohol is the opposite of a stimulant

Still a 0L, bro.

This isn't one of those exceptions? Since, you know, my comment had NOTHING to do with legal hiring and the question wasn't even really legal specific

No, making an inane and off-topic point doesn't suddenly mean your 0L self is welcome in the legal employment forum. Just live with the fact that you don't belong here yet.

Also, once you start law school, continue to refrain from giving advice in most circumstances. The last thing we need is a bunch of freshly minted 1Ls giving advice in OCI threads.

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Re: drinking before interview to help relax

Postby JamMasterJ » Wed Aug 15, 2012 1:23 am

Bildungsroman wrote:
JamMasterJ wrote:
Bildungsroman wrote:
JamMasterJ wrote:alcohol is the opposite of a stimulant

Still a 0L, bro.

This isn't one of those exceptions? Since, you know, my comment had NOTHING to do with legal hiring and the question wasn't even really legal specific

No, making an inane and off-topic point doesn't suddenly mean your 0L self is welcome in the legal employment forum. Just live with the fact that you don't belong here yet.

Also, once you start law school, continue to refrain from giving advice in most circumstances. The last thing we need is a bunch of freshly minted 1Ls giving advice in OCI threads.

my bad dude.

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Re: drinking before interview to help relax

Postby AreJay711 » Wed Aug 15, 2012 1:32 am

I could see this helping but if the interviewer found out it would absolutely be a ding and that might make you even more nervous.

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Re: drinking before interview to help relax

Postby 071816 » Wed Aug 15, 2012 1:40 am

Bildungsroman wrote:No, making an inane and off-topic point doesn't suddenly mean your 0L self is welcome in the legal employment forum. Just live with the fact that you don't belong here yet.

Also, once you start law school, continue to refrain from giving advice in most circumstances. The last thing we need is a bunch of freshly minted 1Ls giving advice in OCI threads.

lol @ this dickhead post

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Re: drinking before interview to help relax

Postby Dignan » Wed Aug 15, 2012 1:42 am

AreJay711 wrote:I could see this helping but if the interviewer found out it would absolutely be a ding and that might make you even more nervous.

I don't think that's right. There's a ton of drinking in big law, and I doubt that many lawyers care if an interviewee has a single drink beforehand. Even if someone "found out," it likely wouldn't matter.

I had a callback last year where lunch was first, followed by the interviews. A couple of the associates ordered drinks at lunch, and I ordered one as well. It didn't seem like anyone cared. My subsequent interviews went well.

You should not, of course, show up drunk to any interview at a law firm. But if having a drink beforehand will make you a better interviewer, then do it.

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Re: drinking before interview to help relax

Postby FloridaCoastalorbust » Thu Aug 16, 2012 9:44 pm

Bildungsroman wrote:No, making an inane and off-topic point doesn't suddenly mean your 0L self is welcome in the legal employment forum. Just live with the fact that you don't belong here yet.

Also, once you start law school, continue to refrain from giving advice in most circumstances. The last thing we need is a bunch of freshly minted 1Ls giving advice in OCI threads.


fuk u breh

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Re: drinking before interview to help relax

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 17, 2012 4:34 am

I accidentally got drunk during a 1L interview program (due to a fire/extended delay that resulted in a last minute post-happy hour postponement) AND forgot to change back into heels from slipper flats (read: black shearling), and STILL ended up with a second interview leading to big fed internship. Presumably they didn't know I was loopy.

I talk fast and like crazy with a buzz on, and I don't recommend pre-drinking, but I would be lying if I said I didn't yearn for half a glass of wine before serious pressure interviews to take the nerves down and make conversation flow easier. I wouldn't want to get into a habit though.




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