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Williams & Connolly: CB to offer statistics?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 01, 2012 4:58 pm

Anyone have an idea about how many people they bring in for callbacks and how many of those candidates actually receive offers?

Have a few offers that will expire before my callback there, and both firms refused to guarantee to hold the offer open. I'm trying to assess whether it's a risk worth taking.
I have an offer or two that will span the gap (depending on how long W&C takes to decide) but, I will be leaving some v25 offers on the table.

Any information or suggestions are welcome. Thanks!

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Re: Williams & Connolly: CB to offer statistics?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 03, 2012 3:42 pm

At CLS last year, W&C only gave five callbacks. All five callbacks were accepted, but only one student got an offer (which he/she took).

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Re: Williams & Connolly: CB to offer statistics?

Postby ph14 » Mon Sep 03, 2012 3:51 pm

HLS gave out something like 17 CBs and only 6 offers.

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Re: Williams & Connolly: CB to offer statistics?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 05, 2012 2:59 pm

Has anyone heard back yet this year? If so, what school?

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Re: Williams & Connolly: CB to offer statistics?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 05, 2012 5:07 pm

W&C waits to make decisions about individual schools until everyone from that school has interviewed. It seems to take them about a week to give offers after that.

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Re: Williams & Connolly: CB to offer statistics?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 05, 2012 9:41 pm

Would anyone with an offer be willing to share what their callback was like? Those callback/offer rates seem pretty low, so I'm just wondering what differentiated those who received offers.

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Re: Williams & Connolly: CB to offer statistics?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 05, 2012 10:05 pm

Pretty standard, really. One difference is that I believe every candidate means with three of these ten people: http://www.wc.com/careers-summer-committee.html . That is, where some firms spread out interviewing duties among a large group of partners, W&C keeps it pretty tight within their hiring committee. Gave me the sense that they actually have real conversations about you at committee meetings, rather than just read evaluations and guess as to what they mean.

Not sure if that's helpful, but there you go.

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Re: Williams & Connolly: CB to offer statistics?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 05, 2012 10:25 pm

Would anyone with an offer be willing to share what day of week they received the offer? Is there a specific day of week it seems like most calls have gone out?

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Re: Williams & Connolly: CB to offer statistics?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 05, 2012 10:34 pm

Thursday.

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Re: Williams & Connolly: CB to offer statistics?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 05, 2012 11:23 pm

A bit of a random question, but does W&C do lunches during their callbacks? Scheduled back to back without realizing that the second firm that day is on the other side of the city.

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Re: Williams & Connolly: CB to offer statistics?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 05, 2012 11:37 pm

Anonymous User wrote:W&C waits to make decisions about individual schools until everyone from that school has interviewed. It seems to take them about a week to give offers after that.
So will the turnaround time from CB to offer depend on where they are in interviewing people from your school? If someone has an offer expiring is W&C good about expediting a decision?

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Re: Williams & Connolly: CB to offer statistics?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 05, 2012 11:41 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:W&C waits to make decisions about individual schools until everyone from that school has interviewed. It seems to take them about a week to give offers after that.
So will the turnaround time from CB to offer depend on where they are in interviewing people from your school? If someone has an offer expiring is W&C good about expediting a decision?


Yes. I don't know. Don't know about the lunch thing either...did an afternoon interview.

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Re: Williams & Connolly: CB to offer statistics?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 06, 2012 12:14 am

Anonymous User wrote:A bit of a random question, but does W&C do lunches during their callbacks? Scheduled back to back without realizing that the second firm that day is on the other side of the city.


Mine didn't have a lunch

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Re: Williams & Connolly: CB to offer statistics?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 06, 2012 12:42 am

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Anonymous User wrote:A bit of a random question, but does W&C do lunches during their callbacks? Scheduled back to back without realizing that the second firm that day is on the other side of the city.


Mine didn't have a lunch


Afternoon or morning?

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Re: Williams & Connolly: CB to offer statistics?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 06, 2012 7:17 am

Morning interviews conclude with a lunch. In terms of substance, I found W&C interviews to be in line with other DC firms. Anecdotally I've heard that there are a few interviewers who focus on more substantive questions - which I didn't experience.

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Re: Williams & Connolly: CB to offer statistics?

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Anonymous User wrote:A bit of a random question, but does W&C do lunches during their callbacks? Scheduled back to back without realizing that the second firm that day is on the other side of the city.


Mine didn't have a lunch


Afternoon or morning?


Morning

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Re: Williams & Connolly: CB to offer statistics?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 06, 2012 4:13 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Morning interviews conclude with a lunch. In terms of substance, I found W&C interviews to be in line with other DC firms. Anecdotally I've heard that there are a few interviewers who focus on more substantive questions - which I didn't experience.


Thanks for the reply. May I ask if this was your experience from this year?

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Re: Williams & Connolly: CB to offer statistics?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 06, 2012 4:42 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Morning interviews conclude with a lunch. In terms of substance, I found W&C interviews to be in line with other DC firms. Anecdotally I've heard that there are a few interviewers who focus on more substantive questions - which I didn't experience.


Thanks for the reply. May I ask if this was your experience from this year?


I'm not the above anon, but I would say there was a bit more substantive questioning at W&C than at most callbacks. More one partner than the group as a whole, though.

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Re: Williams & Connolly: CB to offer statistics?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 06, 2012 9:23 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Morning interviews conclude with a lunch. In terms of substance, I found W&C interviews to be in line with other DC firms. Anecdotally I've heard that there are a few interviewers who focus on more substantive questions - which I didn't experience.


Thanks for the reply. May I ask if this was your experience from this year?


I'm not the above anon, but I would say there was a bit more substantive questioning at W&C than at most callbacks. More one partner than the group as a whole, though.
Substantive in what way? Like asking more in depth about assignments you've worked on or an article you wrote?

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Re: Williams & Connolly: CB to offer statistics?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 06, 2012 9:37 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Morning interviews conclude with a lunch. In terms of substance, I found W&C interviews to be in line with other DC firms. Anecdotally I've heard that there are a few interviewers who focus on more substantive questions - which I didn't experience.


Thanks for the reply. May I ask if this was your experience from this year?


I'm not the above anon, but I would say there was a bit more substantive questioning at W&C than at most callbacks. More one partner than the group as a whole, though.
Substantive in what way? Like asking more in depth about assignments you've worked on or an article you wrote?


Just more directed questions focused on your resume. Most interviewers elsewhere would do the "So, tell me about that experience! That must have been interesting!" game. At W&C it was more like, "What does X mean?" with an unstated undertone of: "Was that truly substantial? Convince me I should respect that resume item." That was my impression, at least.

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Re: Williams & Connolly: CB to offer statistics?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 06, 2012 10:03 pm

Thanks for all the info guys and gals. I've been totally calm and rational with respect to all of my other callbacks, but for some reason I find myself nervous as hell about this one. Sigh.

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Re: Williams & Connolly: CB to offer statistics?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 06, 2012 10:13 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Just more directed questions focused on your resume. Most interviewers elsewhere would do the "So, tell me about that experience! That must have been interesting!" game. At W&C it was more like, "What does X mean?" with an unstated undertone of: "Was that truly substantial? Convince me I should respect that resume item." That was my impression, at least.
Awesome, thanks for the info.
Anonymous User wrote:Thanks for all the info guys and gals. I've been totally calm and rational with respect to all of my other callbacks, but for some reason I find myself nervous as hell about this one. Sigh.
I second this.

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Re: Williams & Connolly: CB to offer statistics?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 07, 2012 4:19 am

Weird question: I've read on these boards multiple times that W&C either subsidizes or provides free lunches for their associates. Does anyone know if this is still true?

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Re: Williams & Connolly: CB to offer statistics?

Postby KidStuddi » Fri Sep 07, 2012 10:42 am

Anonymous User wrote:Weird question: I've read on these boards multiple times that W&C either subsidizes or provides free lunches for their associates. Does anyone know if this is still true?


From their site:
"On Site Attorney Dining Room with lunch at no charge.
Free Starbucks Coffee in-house."

http://www.wc.com/careers-associates-benefits.html

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Re: Williams & Connolly: CB to offer statistics?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 07, 2012 10:55 am

Thanks. Any idea if this applies to summer associates?




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