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Re: 1L Summer Job Search

Postby UnamSanctam » Mon Jan 21, 2013 12:00 am

Anonymous User wrote:Any harm in sending out grades to firms that dinged a few weeks ago (before getting grades)? Have solid resume/ undergrad yet got some dings from desirable firms that hire 1Ls. Could it work unfavorably for OCI next year to bother by sending them grades? Hoping there is a .0001% chance they change their mind when seeing good grades....


No, don't bother people that already dinged you.

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Re: 1L Summer Job Search

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jan 21, 2013 12:34 am

Anyone hear back from Philly DA?

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Re: 1L Summer Job Search

Postby 20130312 » Mon Jan 21, 2013 12:47 am

Anonymous User wrote:Anyone hear back from Philly DA?

Negative.

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Re: 1L Summer Job Search

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jan 21, 2013 10:53 am

dingbat wrote:
TemporarySaint wrote:
dingbat wrote:As an aside, Ropes & Gray does take on 1L SAs, though it doesn't advertise as such
Paterson Belknap might as well, though I can't get confirmation.

Good luck to everyone who tries (and if you get the job, you owe me a beer)


Which office for Ropes?

NYC.

Basically, I learned that even though they officially don't take 1Ls, somehow there are a few every year


A few weeks ago I sent them a resume through their online application form and got a polite message within a few days saying they currently had no openings for 1Ls.

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Re: 1L Summer Job Search

Postby dingbat » Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:23 am

Anonymous User wrote:
dingbat wrote:
TemporarySaint wrote:
dingbat wrote:As an aside, Ropes & Gray does take on 1L SAs, though it doesn't advertise as such
Paterson Belknap might as well, though I can't get confirmation.

Good luck to everyone who tries (and if you get the job, you owe me a beer)


Which office for Ropes?

NYC.

Basically, I learned that even though they officially don't take 1Ls, somehow there are a few every year


A few weeks ago I sent them a resume through their online application form and got a polite message within a few days saying they currently had no openings for 1Ls.

And I heard from an attorney there that they don't have openings for 1Ls, but there are a few each year anyway (he couldn't tell me how they got there, though)

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Re: 1L Summer Job Search

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jan 21, 2013 3:19 pm

Transcript request from a good firm.... I go to a crappy school. Why are they toying with me?

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Re: 1L Summer Job Search

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jan 21, 2013 6:05 pm

S&C asks for a transcript from everyone so I think it's more like a weeding out process.

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Re: 1L Summer Job Search

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jan 21, 2013 7:13 pm

Anonymous User wrote:S&C asks for a transcript from everyone so I think it's more like a weeding out process.


Yeah, it is possible; however,my school name should have been sufficient to ding me outright.

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Re: 1L Summer Job Search

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 22, 2013 3:22 am

So this is a super dumb question, but um, when employers ask for a transcript, they're only talking about 1L first semester grades, right? No undergrad nonsense, correct?

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Re: 1L Summer Job Search

Postby 20130312 » Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:17 am

Anonymous User wrote:So this is a super dumb question, but um, when employers ask for a transcript, they're only talking about 1L first semester grades, right? No undergrad nonsense, correct?

You are correct.

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Re: 1L Summer Job Search

Postby hephaestus » Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:25 am

Anonymous User wrote:So this is a super dumb question, but um, when employers ask for a transcript, they're only talking about 1L first semester grades, right? No undergrad nonsense, correct?

Some wanted both but they always specified undergrad and law school.

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Re: 1L Summer Job Search

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:42 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:S&C asks for a transcript from everyone so I think it's more like a weeding out process.


Yeah, it is possible; however,my school name should have been sufficient to ding me outright.

Have an inside source at SC and this is what they told me.

If they reply right away (assuming you applied sometime in December) asking for your grades when you get them, then that means they actually are interested in you.

However, if you send your app in December and then you get a grade request or reminder in January, then that's a formality.

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Re: 1L Summer Job Search

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:11 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:S&C asks for a transcript from everyone so I think it's more like a weeding out process.


Yeah, it is possible; however,my school name should have been sufficient to ding me outright.

Have an inside source at SC and this is what they told me.

If they reply right away (assuming you applied sometime in December) asking for your grades when you get them, then that means they actually are interested in you.

However, if you send your app in December and then you get a grade request or reminder in January, then that's a formality.

Leaning towards formality ...sent email 1/16 and got response asking for transcript 1/21

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Re: 1L Summer Job Search

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 22, 2013 4:31 pm

Has anyone heard from DOJ Civil Rights?

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Re: 1L Summer Job Search

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 22, 2013 6:08 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:S&C asks for a transcript from everyone so I think it's more like a weeding out process.


Yeah, it is possible; however,my school name should have been sufficient to ding me outright.

Have an inside source at SC and this is what they told me.

If they reply right away (assuming you applied sometime in December) asking for your grades when you get them, then that means they actually are interested in you.

However, if you send your app in December and then you get a grade request or reminder in January, then that's a formality.

Leaning towards formality ...sent email 1/16 and got response asking for transcript 1/21


Got a transcript request in early December then was dinged by mail in January before I sent in grades.

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Re: 1L Summer Job Search

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 22, 2013 6:34 pm

So, I emailed firms before I got my grades...it's been radio silence... Do I wait for transcript request or do I email my transcript unsolicited?

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Re: 1L Summer Job Search

Postby hephaestus » Tue Jan 22, 2013 6:46 pm

Anonymous User wrote:So, I emailed firms before I got my grades...it's been radio silence... Do I wait for transcript request or do I email my transcript unsolicited?

Did they ask for a transcript? I personally waited for requests.

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Re: 1L Summer Job Search

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 22, 2013 6:54 pm

ImNoScar wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:So, I emailed firms before I got my grades...it's been radio silence... Do I wait for transcript request or do I email my transcript unsolicited?

Did they ask for a transcript? I personally waited for requests.

No.... In your case, how long was it in b/w when you emailed and when they asked for a transcript?

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Re: 1L Summer Job Search

Postby bk1 » Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:21 pm

Anonymous User wrote:So, I emailed firms before I got my grades...it's been radio silence... Do I wait for transcript request or do I email my transcript unsolicited?

Update them with the transcript now. Waiting makes no sense.

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Re: 1L Summer Job Search

Postby hephaestus » Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:19 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
ImNoScar wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:So, I emailed firms before I got my grades...it's been radio silence... Do I wait for transcript request or do I email my transcript unsolicited?

Did they ask for a transcript? I personally waited for requests.

No.... In your case, how long was it in b/w when you emailed and when they asked for a transcript?

The shortest was within a week. The longest was about five weeks. If your grades are good, why not send them.

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Re: 1L Summer Job Search

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:55 pm

bk1 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:So, I emailed firms before I got my grades...it's been radio silence... Do I wait for transcript request or do I email my transcript unsolicited?

Update them with the transcript now. Waiting makes no sense.


does anyone know how to word an email of this type? straight and to the point... or what?

i am thinking of replying to my original message so they know exactly who this is from...?

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Re: 1L Summer Job Search

Postby bk1 » Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:59 pm

Anonymous User wrote:does anyone know how to word an email of this type? straight and to the point... or what?

i am thinking of replying to my original message so they know exactly who this is from...?

Might as well reply to the original message but it isn't necessarily threaded on their end. Something like this: viewtopic.php?f=23&t=196510&start=400#p6312813

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Re: 1L Summer Job Search

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:02 pm

Interview request from USAO SDNY today.

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Re: 1L Summer Job Search

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:03 pm

bk1 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:does anyone know how to word an email of this type? straight and to the point... or what?

i am thinking of replying to my original message so they know exactly who this is from...?

Might as well reply to the original message but it isn't necessarily threaded on their end. Something like this: viewtopic.php?f=23&t=196510&start=400#p6312813


tyft 8)

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Re: 1L Summer Job Search

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jan 26, 2013 4:57 pm

Interviewing for an in-house position. Assuming they ask for long-term career plans, is it okay to say big law in a different market? They don't expect me to say your market/your company right?




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