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Re: 1L Summer Job Search

Postby dingbat » Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:54 pm

stillwater wrote:
all that neurosis for nothing

it's been a while since I've had to deal with traditional job applications. That being said, the job pays $5-$6k/month, and I need the money

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Re: 1L Summer Job Search

Postby gaud » Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:57 pm

two interviews next week.

what must I remember to do AND not to do?

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Re: 1L Summer Job Search

Postby dingbat » Fri Feb 08, 2013 12:05 am

gaud wrote:two interviews next week.

what must I remember to do AND not to do?

Do shower, do not wear excessive deodorant
Do wear a tie, do not think this means bowtie
Do act professional at all times, do not think this only applies during the allocated time and with your interviewer
Do be polite and friendly, do not joke about the name of the firm or the interviewer

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Re: 1L Summer Job Search

Postby goldeneye » Fri Feb 08, 2013 1:29 am

dingbat wrote:
gaud wrote:two interviews next week.

what must I remember to do AND not to do?

Do shower, do not wear excessive deodorant
Do wear a tie, do not think this means bowtie
Do act professional at all times, do not think this only applies during the allocated time and with your interviewer
Do be polite and friendly, do not joke about the name of the firm or the interviewer


This is extremely credited. Especially at callbacks, I have heard stories where the partners ask the receptionist, secretaries, and anyone who talked to the candidate what they thought. From the time you are within 10 feet of the office and in your car leaving, be "on".

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Re: 1L Summer Job Search

Postby gaud » Fri Feb 08, 2013 1:30 am

Good looking out bros

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Re: 1L Summer Job Search

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Feb 08, 2013 3:41 am

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Anonymous User wrote:Has anyone interviewed at/heard back from DLA Piper in Palo Alto?


1L OCI interview with them tomorrow.


Good luck! Any idea how many 1L openings they have?

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Re: 1L Summer Job Search

Postby dingbat » Fri Feb 08, 2013 8:04 am

goldeneye wrote:
dingbat wrote:
gaud wrote:two interviews next week.

what must I remember to do AND not to do?

Do shower, do not wear excessive deodorant
Do wear a tie, do not think this means bowtie
Do act professional at all times, do not think this only applies during the allocated time and with your interviewer
Do be polite and friendly, do not joke about the name of the firm or the interviewer


This is extremely credited. Especially at callbacks, I have heard stories where the partners ask the receptionist, secretaries, and anyone who talked to the candidate what they thought. From the time you are within 10 feet of the office and in your car leaving, be "on".

I'm also serious about joking about the firm's name. I know of someone who interviewed with Fried Frank only to be told they're not a hot dog vendor (it's pronounced "freed")

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Re: 1L Summer Job Search

Postby BlueLotus » Fri Feb 08, 2013 11:14 am

Got a job in the bag, and can now go BEAST MODE on my classes. :D

How is doing indigent civil legal aid (i.e. DV, immigration, family law) for 1L summer seen by DA's offices? The legal aid org. is in the same city that my preferred DA's office is in.

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Re: 1L Summer Job Search

Postby 20130312 » Fri Feb 08, 2013 12:08 pm

PinkLotus wrote:Got a job in the bag, and can now go BEAST MODE on my classes. :D

How is doing indigent civil legal aid (i.e. DV, immigration, family law) for 1L summer seen by DA's offices? The legal aid org. is in the same city that my preferred DA's office is in.

I'd have to imagine that showing an interest in some form of PI is a plus for a DA's office.

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Re: 1L Summer Job Search

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Feb 08, 2013 2:30 pm

Has anyone interviewed with Google's legal department?

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Re: 1L Summer Job Search

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Feb 08, 2013 2:56 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Has anyone interviewed with Google's legal department?


No, I've been waiting to hear back. I got a confirmation email after applying, but I'm not even sure they received my grades update. Have you heard back / did they give you a confirmation for your grades update?

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Re: 1L Summer Job Search

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Feb 08, 2013 3:06 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Has anyone interviewed with Google's legal department?


No, I've been waiting to hear back. I got a confirmation email after applying, but I'm not even sure they received my grades update. Have you heard back / did they give you a confirmation for your grades update?


Yeah, I heard back but it was a month after I applied. I haven't sent in my grades and they haven't yet asked for them. Their interview format is 'interesting' so I wanted to know if any one else had been through the process already.

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Re: 1L Summer Job Search

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Feb 08, 2013 3:43 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Has anyone interviewed with Google's legal department?


No, I've been waiting to hear back. I got a confirmation email after applying, but I'm not even sure they received my grades update. Have you heard back / did they give you a confirmation for your grades update?


Yeah, I heard back but it was a month after I applied. I haven't sent in my grades and they haven't yet asked for them. Their interview format is 'interesting' so I wanted to know if any one else had been through the process already.


school range? grade range?

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Re: 1L Summer Job Search

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Feb 08, 2013 4:04 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Has anyone interviewed with Google's legal department?


No, I've been waiting to hear back. I got a confirmation email after applying, but I'm not even sure they received my grades update. Have you heard back / did they give you a confirmation for your grades update?


Yeah, I heard back but it was a month after I applied. I haven't sent in my grades and they haven't yet asked for them. Their interview format is 'interesting' so I wanted to know if any one else had been through the process already.


school range? grade range?


T20. Although, I don't think it's about the grades/school. I have some work experience that is very relevant to the particular team I am interviewing with.

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Re: 1L Summer Job Search

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Feb 08, 2013 4:16 pm

Did you just submit the app online? It seemed general, not specific to a department.

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Re: 1L Summer Job Search

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Feb 08, 2013 4:21 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Did you just submit the app online? It seemed general, not specific to a department.


Yup, Google only had a general online application. But my WE really screams one particular area so I'm assuming my application got pulled from a common pool.

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Re: 1L Summer Job Search

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Feb 08, 2013 7:03 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Has anyone interviewed with Google's legal department?


No, I've been waiting to hear back. I got a confirmation email after applying, but I'm not even sure they received my grades update. Have you heard back / did they give you a confirmation for your grades update?


Yeah, I heard back but it was a month after I applied. I haven't sent in my grades and they haven't yet asked for them. Their interview format is 'interesting' so I wanted to know if any one else had been through the process already.


How did you submit a grade update?

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Re: 1L Summer Job Search

Postby BlueLotus » Sat Feb 09, 2013 8:58 pm

Is anyone here applying for outside sources of summer funding for PI work? What kind of grades are needed for EJW Summer Corps? Already got a position with a non-profit legal aid org. Is previous AmeriCorps experience looked upon favorably?

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Re: 1L Summer Job Search

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Feb 09, 2013 11:11 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Has anyone interviewed at/heard back from DLA Piper in Palo Alto?


1L OCI interview with them tomorrow.


Good luck! Any idea how many 1L openings they have?


No specific info, though you can see the previous year's hires on NALP -- they projected 6 1L's in 2012.

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Re: 1L Summer Job Search

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Feb 09, 2013 11:35 pm

Got an offer yesterday for a summer associate position. 10 weeks and paid. Feels good. Still have two interviews next week but my stress levels are way down now.

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Re: 1L Summer Job Search

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Feb 10, 2013 2:54 am

Anonymous User wrote:Got an offer yesterday for a summer associate position. 10 weeks and paid. Feels good. Still have two interviews next week but my stress levels are way down now.


Congrats! To all people in similar situations, it is easier for the rest of us if you pick one and not hold on to multiple offers for extended periods of time (not saying that you're doing this), but as you "ponder" all your offers the rest of us are waiting!

Hopefully we all find out where we will be in the next few weeks. Anyone heard from Cooley?

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Re: 1L Summer Job Search

Postby hephaestus » Sun Feb 10, 2013 6:11 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Got an offer yesterday for a summer associate position. 10 weeks and paid. Feels good. Still have two interviews next week but my stress levels are way down now.

Do you mind saying region or state?

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Re: 1L Summer Job Search

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Feb 11, 2013 12:22 am

Anyone heard from Shearman Sterling NY?

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Re: 1L Summer Job Search

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Feb 11, 2013 12:27 am

Anonymous User wrote:Anyone heard from Shearman Sterling NY?


I got a response in mid-December that they weren't considering 1Ls this year.

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Re: 1L Summer Job Search

Postby BlueLotus » Mon Feb 11, 2013 12:30 am

Are diversity fellowships geared towards URMs or students of color in general? There isn't exactly a dearth of South Asians in the legal communities I'm targeting, lol.




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