2012 grad, biglaw callback interview (no SA experience)

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2012 grad, biglaw callback interview (no SA experience)

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Oct 13, 2012 5:07 pm

Has anyone had experience getting into biglaw after graduation with no biglaw experience?

I just graduated in May 2012 from a T20 school. I didn't get a summer associate position my 2L summer (worked in house instead). I saw an opening for a big law firm looking to fill a vacancy in its corporate group (guessing because its summer class wasn't big enough) and got a screener interview. I received an invite for a callback last week.

I have pretty good grades (not top 10% but significantly above median) and was on a secondary journal. I always thought it would be impossible to get into biglaw if I didn't summer. Will my lack of experience be a huge handicap in interviewing?

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Re: 2012 grad, biglaw callback interview (no SA experience)

Postby Julio_El_Chavo » Sat Oct 13, 2012 7:25 pm

No, I have never heard of this happening to anyone.

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Re: 2012 grad, biglaw callback interview (no SA experience)

Postby IAFG » Sat Oct 13, 2012 7:33 pm

Julio_El_Chavo wrote:No, I have never heard of this happening to anyone.

Well I have. V10 no less. Good luck OP.

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Re: 2012 grad, biglaw callback interview (no SA experience)

Postby rad lulz » Sat Oct 13, 2012 7:34 pm

Your lack of biglaw experience will put you at a massive disadvantage. I recommend you get some biglaw experience in the week between now and your CB.

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Re: 2012 grad, biglaw callback interview (no SA experience)

Postby somewhatwayward » Sat Oct 13, 2012 8:02 pm

What is the purpose in asking this question? As rad points out, there is no way to rectify your lack of SA at this point. They already gave you a CB, so they are obviously considering you seriously. Just go in there and show them how the experience that you do have will translate to what they need. Good luck!

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Re: 2012 grad, biglaw callback interview (no SA experience)

Postby lolwat » Sat Oct 13, 2012 10:10 pm

I've had interviewers ask me why I didn't do a 2L SA and the like.

So be prepared for that kind of question, but they're spending money on you for a callback so it's not like they're uninterested.




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