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Re: Bickel & Brewer

Postby Arbiter213 » Tue Sep 10, 2013 10:57 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Arbiter, you are not even a 2L this year. How the hell do you know so much about people interviewing with b&b? lol


If you have to ask, you'll never know.

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Re: Bickel & Brewer

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 11, 2013 2:38 am

Side question: Has anyone here ever worked at or summered at Bickel & Brewer? I'd be curious to know what it's like there because I'm looking into working for them too.

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Re: Bickel & Brewer

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 11, 2013 2:52 am

Someone who transferred out of my school worked for them after graduation. Within a year he had a new job. Aren't they a notorious sweatshop?

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Re: Bickel & Brewer

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 11, 2013 4:41 pm

My friend got a callback for next Saturday (while hoping it's not 100 degrees for that trip). Said there were around 20 people invited, with a lot from CCN, and some from Penn, Harvard, Hofstra, and George Washington. Also a few kids from SMU, which I found strange.

Said the stated minimum billable requirement is 2400 hours/year. Thinks that (based on conversations with current and former attorneys there) the actual hours billed ranges somewhere between 2700 and 3000, but a with the high-stakes work, sometimes it isn't hard to rack up the hours. At least everyone that works in TX won't have to worry about the summer heat because they'll never see the light of day.

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Re: Bickel & Brewer

Postby kalvano » Wed Sep 11, 2013 5:17 pm

Anonymous User wrote:My friend got a callback for next Saturday (while hoping it's not 100 degrees for that trip). Said there were around 20 people invited, with a lot from CCN, and some from Penn, Harvard, Hofstra, and George Washington. Also a few kids from SMU, which I found strange.

Said the stated minimum billable requirement is 2400 hours/year. Thinks that (based on conversations with current and former attorneys there) the actual hours billed ranges somewhere between 2700 and 3000, but a with the high-stakes work, sometimes it isn't hard to rack up the hours. At least everyone that works in TX won't have to worry about the summer heat because they'll never see the light of day.



SMU is the local school, the do OCI there.

And yes, you'll never have to worry about anything other than work, because you won't do anything other than work.

For what it's worth, B&B is having some ethical issues at the moment, and if you have choices, it's a place to be somewhat wary of.

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Re: Bickel & Brewer

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 13, 2013 12:46 am

No one in their right mind would choose B&B unless they absolutely hated themselves and were workaholics. You'll pay off your student loans whether you're making $160K or $185K. Why kill yourself doing it? Wouldn't be surprised if most of those twenty something people got offers - I can't see people accepting unless they're absolutely set on only doing the kind of work B&B does and had no other options.

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Re: Bickel & Brewer

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 13, 2013 12:03 pm

Anonymous User wrote:No one in their right mind would choose B&B unless they absolutely hated themselves and were workaholics. You'll pay off your student loans whether you're making $160K or $185K. Why kill yourself doing it? Wouldn't be surprised if most of those twenty something people got offers - I can't see people accepting unless they're absolutely set on only doing the kind of work B&B does and had no other options.


Really? It seems like at my school it was a place lots of people wanted to work.

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Re: Bickel & Brewer

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 13, 2013 12:43 pm

Probably depends on which school you go to.

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Re: Bickel & Brewer

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 16, 2013 1:05 pm

has anyone received a screener rejection? save to assume they are in the mail?

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Re: Bickel & Brewer

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 28, 2013 4:34 pm

Offers went out yesterday via e-mail.

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Re: Bickel & Brewer

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 22, 2014 9:22 pm

I got a first round interview for 3L OCI, figured I would bump this thread to see if/when anyone hears back from the firm.

Looks like they're only recruiting from NY schools and SMU this year. Thoughts?

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Re: Bickel & Brewer

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 28, 2014 9:57 pm

Considering the previous years' posts, I suspect there won't be any movement until next week sometime. Unless someone has heard back yet? Anyone?

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Re: Bickel & Brewer

Postby slayerhn » Thu Aug 28, 2014 10:42 pm

Someone told me they received a callback for the Dallas office. I haven't heard anything myself.

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Re: Bickel & Brewer

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 28, 2014 11:09 pm

slayerhn wrote:Someone told me they received a callback for the Dallas office. I haven't heard anything myself.


Do you know which school they interviewed at? And are are they 2L or 3L?

Feel free to not answer for their privacy.

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Re: Bickel & Brewer

Postby slayerhn » Thu Aug 28, 2014 11:21 pm

Once somebody else posts they got a cb I will.

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Re: Bickel & Brewer

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 01, 2014 8:46 am

anything on them yet? really liked this firm

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Re: Bickel & Brewer

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 02, 2014 12:26 pm

It'll be a fairly small callback weekend if only slayerhn's friend received one. 3L holding out hope for a cb this week... :|

By the way slayerhn, did your friend tell you which weekend was scheduled for the callbacks?

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Re: Bickel & Brewer

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 03, 2014 2:33 pm

Any additional movement? CBs? Dings?

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Re: Bickel & Brewer

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 04, 2014 1:44 pm

I suppose that no news is good news, but has anyone heard anything from B&B yet? It's been two weeks since their last OCI visit.

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Re: Bickel & Brewer

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 04, 2014 1:51 pm

I've heard nothing, what schools have gotten callbacks?

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Re: Bickel & Brewer

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 04, 2014 2:31 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I've heard nothing, what schools have gotten callbacks?


Whichever school slayerhn's friend goes to...

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Re: Bickel & Brewer

Postby slayerhn » Thu Sep 04, 2014 3:33 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I've heard nothing, what schools have gotten callbacks?


Whichever school slayerhn's friend goes to...


He hasn't had his cb yet, if that says anything. It sounds like they're taking their time.

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Re: Bickel & Brewer

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 04, 2014 5:12 pm

slayerhn wrote:
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Anonymous User wrote:I've heard nothing, what schools have gotten callbacks?


Whichever school slayerhn's friend goes to...


He hasn't had his cb yet, if that says anything. It sounds like they're taking their time.


Based on the previous years posts, they do a callback weekend sometime late September where they invite all their CB candidates, so your friend won't have gone on his callback until then.

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Re: Bickel & Brewer

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 07, 2014 8:22 pm

Any movement over the weekend? Anyone?

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Re: Bickel & Brewer

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 08, 2014 2:47 pm

any 3L cbs? either NY or Dallas?




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