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Re: 1L Summer Job Search

Postby BlueLotus » Sun Feb 17, 2013 6:52 pm

Is it appropriate to give a modest gift along side a "thank you" note for a prof who wrote multiple recommendations?

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Re: 1L Summer Job Search

Postby gaud » Sun Feb 17, 2013 6:53 pm

PinkLotus wrote:Is it appropriate to give a modest gift along side a "thank you" note for a prof who wrote multiple recommendations?


I don't think it would be inappropriate, just unnecessary. Your profs are making $$$, a thank you note should suffice.

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Re: 1L Summer Job Search

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Feb 18, 2013 2:15 pm

Anyone know if firms are open today? And has anyone heard from Cravath, Jones Day, and Kirkland and Ellis??

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Re: 1L Summer Job Search

Postby bk1 » Mon Feb 18, 2013 4:01 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Anyone know if firms are open today? And has anyone heard from Cravath, Jones Day, and Kirkland and Ellis??

I'm not sure what you mean by "open" but there are definitely attorneys working today. I'd hazard that it's not a holiday at most firms which would mean that recruiting departments should be in.

I will say that being this neurotic about it isn't going to do you any good. Whether they are open or not, they will contact you when they contact you.

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Re: 1L Summer Job Search

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Feb 18, 2013 7:50 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Anybody heard from Jones Day, Dallas?


Had a CB couple weeks ago. Haven't heard back, including no timeline of when I might hear.

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Re: 1L Summer Job Search

Postby Hutz_and_Goodman » Mon Feb 18, 2013 9:39 pm

Anyone getting impatient? I have a couple good judge offers in hand, but I keep thinking about the stuff on the table. I had a callback at a NLJ 250 firm a week ago, and four major OCI interviews in the last 7-8 days, and I'm constantly checking my phone to see if I have any missed calls or emails. I think all of the interviews went well (the callback was the very first place I interviewed OCI), but there are so few positions and a couple I really want.

I get the feeling that law school attracts obsessive people. Or maybe its just me.

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Re: 1L Summer Job Search

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Feb 18, 2013 10:16 pm

Hutz_and_Goodman wrote:Anyone getting impatient? I have a couple good judge offers in hand, but I keep thinking about the stuff on the table. I had a callback at a NLJ 250 firm a week ago, and four major OCI interviews in the last 7-8 days, and I'm constantly checking my phone to see if I have any missed calls or emails. I think all of the interviews went well (the callback was the very first place I interviewed OCI), but there are so few positions and a couple I really want.

I get the feeling that law school attracts obsessive people. Or maybe its just me.


yeah, I'm anxious too

at least your interview was recent so you dont have to wait as long, I interviewed in early Jan. and they explicitly told me they wouldn't be done interviewing until end of feb. =/

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Re: 1L Summer Job Search

Postby Hutz_and_Goodman » Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:02 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Hutz_and_Goodman wrote:Anyone getting impatient? I have a couple good judge offers in hand, but I keep thinking about the stuff on the table. I had a callback at a NLJ 250 firm a week ago, and four major OCI interviews in the last 7-8 days, and I'm constantly checking my phone to see if I have any missed calls or emails. I think all of the interviews went well (the callback was the very first place I interviewed OCI), but there are so few positions and a couple I really want.

I get the feeling that law school attracts obsessive people. Or maybe its just me.


yeah, I'm anxious too

at least your interview was recent so you dont have to wait as long, I interviewed in early Jan. and they explicitly told me they wouldn't be done interviewing until end of feb. =/


Yeah, they all told me somewhere in the two week waiting range. I talked to my schools placement person, and he said that if a firm really wants someone they will either offer them early at OCI or ahead of schedule. But I haven't heard from anyone in my class that they have been contacted or gotten a callback, so I've got my fingers crossed that I'm still in the mix and hopefully will get some good news this week.

GL mr. anonymous

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Re: 1L Summer Job Search

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Feb 19, 2013 3:48 am

Any JIOP updates?

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Re: 1L Summer Job Search

Postby BlueLotus » Tue Feb 19, 2013 10:22 am

Should I wear a skirt suit for an informational interview with an alum?

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Re: 1L Summer Job Search

Postby cdelgado » Tue Feb 19, 2013 10:30 am

I'm just as anxious too. Had a few interviews and have several more important ones coming up. I'm worried about the timing of any potential decisions.

Anyone feel like this is affecting their focus on class/study this semester?

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Re: 1L Summer Job Search

Postby Hutz_and_Goodman » Tue Feb 19, 2013 1:15 pm

cdelgado wrote:I'm just as anxious too. Had a few interviews and have several more important ones coming up. I'm worried about the timing of any potential decisions.

Anyone feel like this is affecting their focus on class/study this semester?


I'm trying to keep it from affecting me, but it probably is. In terms of timing, there seems to be at least two or three weeks between decisions for firms where I interviewed. At this point at least I'm no longer applying unless a good firm comes up because I can cover the summer with two judges.

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Re: 1L Summer Job Search

Postby laxbrah420 » Tue Feb 19, 2013 5:50 pm

Is it cool to email a prof and straight up ask them for a research gig? Like, "Professor, I really like your work in x, and I'm interested in x, and was wondering if you needed anybody to help you with x?"

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Re: 1L Summer Job Search

Postby 20130312 » Tue Feb 19, 2013 5:57 pm

laxbrah420 wrote:Is it cool to email a prof and straight up ask them for a research gig? Like, "Professor, I really like your work in x, and I'm interested in x, and was wondering if you needed anybody to help you with x?"

How close are you with the prof? I'd feel comfortable doing this with a couple of profs that I have a really good relationship with.

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Re: 1L Summer Job Search

Postby hephaestus » Tue Feb 19, 2013 6:40 pm

InGoodFaith wrote:
laxbrah420 wrote:Is it cool to email a prof and straight up ask them for a research gig? Like, "Professor, I really like your work in x, and I'm interested in x, and was wondering if you needed anybody to help you with x?"

How close are you with the prof? I'd feel comfortable doing this with a couple of profs that I have a really good relationship with.

Just ask over office hours. Far less awkward.

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Re: 1L Summer Job Search

Postby stillwater » Tue Feb 19, 2013 6:46 pm

ImNoScar wrote:
InGoodFaith wrote:
laxbrah420 wrote:Is it cool to email a prof and straight up ask them for a research gig? Like, "Professor, I really like your work in x, and I'm interested in x, and was wondering if you needed anybody to help you with x?"

How close are you with the prof? I'd feel comfortable doing this with a couple of profs that I have a really good relationship with.

Just ask over office hours. Far less awkward.


or could be vastly more awkward

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Re: 1L Summer Job Search

Postby Hutz_and_Goodman » Tue Feb 19, 2013 6:52 pm

laxbrah420 wrote:Is it cool to email a prof and straight up ask them for a research gig? Like, "Professor, I really like your work in x, and I'm interested in x, and was wondering if you needed anybody to help you with x?"


I'd email but leave them an out: "I really admire your work, I have xyz qualities, if you are considering hiring an intern I'd like to be considered."

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Re: 1L Summer Job Search

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Feb 20, 2013 9:53 am

Its been almost two months since I have heard from a few firms I applied to (and that was just acknowledgement of my app) is it approproiate to email them and ask for an update on where they are in the process and reconfirm my interest in the firm or just keep waiting?

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Re: 1L Summer Job Search

Postby northwood » Wed Feb 20, 2013 10:01 am

Anonymous User wrote:Its been almost two months since I have heard from a few firms I applied to (and that was just acknowledgement of my app) is it approproiate to email them and ask for an update on where they are in the process and reconfirm my interest in the firm or just keep waiting?



follow up with your appliction. and keep sending out the applications.
if you dont hear back within 2 weeks, i would follow up

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Re: 1L Summer Job Search

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Re: 1L Summer Job Search

Postby 005618502 » Wed Feb 20, 2013 1:28 pm

313DetroitLove wrote:Just landed SA in Detroit T10 Firm (100+ lawyers). I'm a 1L at Case Western Reserve University, top 1/3rd of class. (I'm from Detroit with ties to the market)

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Re: 1L Summer Job Search

Postby BlueLotus » Wed Feb 20, 2013 2:15 pm

What do you do if an interviewer asks an inappropriate question? I.e. Do you have plans to have children, etc. How do you handle that? (Happened to a friend whose interviewer was grilling him about his ties!)

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Re: 1L Summer Job Search

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Wed Feb 20, 2013 2:41 pm

PinkLotus wrote:What do you do if an interviewer asks an inappropriate question? I.e. Do you have plan to have children, etc. How do you handle that? (Happened to a friend whose interviewer was grilling him about his ties!)

What I have seen suggested:

- answer the question, if you don't mind/don't think it will hurt you (or don't care)
- answer the concern behind the question - e.g. re: planning to have kids, if you think they're concerned about you putting in the time, say something like, "I'm very committed to establishing my career and really making a contribution to [the firm/whatever]." (not the greatest wording on my part, sorry.)
- ask why they want to know, e.g., "How does that relate to the position here?" (this may not work really well for all inappropriate questions and may be tricky to carry off tactfully)

If you google "how to answer inappropriate interview questions" you'll get lots and lots of info on this.

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Re: 1L Summer Job Search

Postby laxbrah420 » Wed Feb 20, 2013 2:43 pm

The lawyer in liars poker getting interviewed said none of your business and that's apparently cool.

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Re: 1L Summer Job Search

Postby UnamSanctam » Wed Feb 20, 2013 5:31 pm

313DetroitLove wrote:Just landed SA in Detroit T10 Firm (100+ lawyers). I'm a 1L at Case Western Reserve University, top 1/3rd of class. (I'm from Detroit with ties to the market)

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