Post-Screener Rejection Letter with advice to reapply as 3L?

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Post-Screener Rejection Letter with advice to reapply as 3L?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Oct 22, 2012 10:18 pm

I recently received a post screener rejection letter (over a month after interview) encouraging me to reapply as a 3L...is this common and does it seem like a form letter? This is the only post screener rejection letter that I have received like this. Is this a sincere suggestion? Any thoughts?

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Re: Post-Screener Rejection Letter with advice to reapply as 3L?

Postby Huluba » Mon Oct 22, 2012 10:22 pm

I got a couple of these. My guess would be its a form letter.

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Re: Post-Screener Rejection Letter with advice to reapply as 3L?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Oct 22, 2012 10:24 pm

Huluba wrote:I got a couple of these. My guess would be its a form letter.


OP here...that's what I was thinking. Why bother at all? Just say thanks but no thanks. Just an odd thing to say.

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Re: Post-Screener Rejection Letter with advice to reapply as 3L?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Oct 22, 2012 10:34 pm

It's a form letter. I know Cravath sends them, for instance.

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Re: Post-Screener Rejection Letter with advice to reapply as 3L?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Oct 22, 2012 10:43 pm

what about firms that do not hire 3Ls...same thing?

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Re: Post-Screener Rejection Letter with advice to reapply as 3L?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Oct 23, 2012 11:55 am

Why would a firm include this in a letter? From what others have written it seems to be a form letter but if the firm has no interest at all in interviewing you as a 3L it just seems mean spirited. Why not just write "we aren't interested thanks for your time?" That's what the rejection letters I have gotten said...just seems weird.

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Re: Post-Screener Rejection Letter with advice to reapply as 3L?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Oct 23, 2012 12:12 pm

I think a lot of firms write passive-aggressive rejection letters. I've had a few that felt very "thanks but no thanks," blunt and to the point, as if they wanted to make sure I knew that they didn't really give me a serious look in case I thought otherwise.

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Re: Post-Screener Rejection Letter with advice to reapply as 3L?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Oct 23, 2012 12:49 pm

still better than firms that don't even give a response...

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Re: Post-Screener Rejection Letter with advice to reapply as 3L?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Oct 23, 2012 1:51 pm

I'm not so sure if this is true. I would prefer to never hear back at all than to get a letter saying "Hey you sucked too much for our summer associate position but reapply next year as a 3L." That last bit gives a small glimmer of hope until someone rightly smacks you in the face with a "it's a form letter moron...you're not special." For me it was my career services office.




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