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Re: Seyfarth Shaw Summer Fellowship

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Nov 14, 2012 6:27 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Is it too late to apply? I don't even know what materials they require. I can't figure it out on the site.

probably not too late, but it might be getting there.

you need all the typical stuff: cover letter, resume, writing sample, transcript. the extra thing is a LOR (strongly preferred from a l&e professor) which is kind of an added pain.

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Re: Seyfarth Shaw Summer Fellowship

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Nov 14, 2012 6:48 pm

*Never talks in employment law* Sigh.

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Re: Seyfarth Shaw Summer Fellowship

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Nov 14, 2012 8:47 pm

LA is looking for 3-4 (at most 5) fellows...interviews began Monday

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Re: Seyfarth Shaw Summer Fellowship

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Nov 14, 2012 9:21 pm

Anonymous User wrote:LA is looking for 3-4 (at most 5) fellows...interviews began Monday

Most likely 3, I think. I think the breakdown is 3 LA, 5 CHI, 2 NY, with it being flexible to add or subtract 1-2 for each office as long as the total is 10.

To those who haven't applied, interviewing should be wrapped up by the end of next week/around the 26th so there isn't much time to waste if you want to be considered.

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Re: Seyfarth Shaw Summer Fellowship

Postby rodular » Thu Nov 15, 2012 1:28 am

Does anyone have an actual link to the requirements for The Labor & Employment Fellowship Program at Seyfarth and recruiting contact? Pm or post would be great!

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Re: Seyfarth Shaw Summer Fellowship

Postby Lasers » Thu Nov 15, 2012 1:43 am

rodular wrote:Does anyone have an actual link to the requirements for The Labor & Employment Fellowship Program at Seyfarth and recruiting contact? Pm or post would be great!

don't have an actual link, but the recruiting contacts are on their website. send a cover letter, resume, writing sample, transcript and LOR from a l&e professor.

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Re: Seyfarth Shaw Summer Fellowship

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Nov 15, 2012 2:37 pm

By the way, compensation for socal is $1k a week...and your time is split between century city office and downtown LA office. No offers guaranteed at the end of the fellowship either. If you do get an offer, you are a fellow until you pass the bar and then you become an associate.

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Re: Seyfarth Shaw Summer Fellowship

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Nov 15, 2012 4:23 pm

Anonymous User wrote:By the way, compensation for socal is $1k a week...and your time is split between century city office and downtown LA office. No offers guaranteed at the end of the fellowship either. If you do get an offer, you are a fellow until you pass the bar and then you become an associate.

besides the low compensation for the summer, i think the offer part is pretty typical. all three fellows from two years ago got offers and the 3 from last year are waiting on bar results. i don't think any firm guarantees offers, and it seems passing the bar is the main hurdle for getting an offer after being a fellow.

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Re: Seyfarth Shaw Summer Fellowship

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Nov 15, 2012 5:13 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:By the way, compensation for socal is $1k a week...and your time is split between century city office and downtown LA office. No offers guaranteed at the end of the fellowship either. If you do get an offer, you are a fellow until you pass the bar and then you become an associate.

besides the low compensation for the summer, i think the offer part is pretty typical. all three fellows from two years ago got offers and the 3 from last year are waiting on bar results. i don't think any firm guarantees offers, and it seems passing the bar is the main hurdle for getting an offer after being a fellow.


any word when they will be letting people know of offers for fellows?

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Re: Seyfarth Shaw Summer Fellowship

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Nov 15, 2012 6:11 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:By the way, compensation for socal is $1k a week...and your time is split between century city office and downtown LA office. No offers guaranteed at the end of the fellowship either. If you do get an offer, you are a fellow until you pass the bar and then you become an associate.

besides the low compensation for the summer, i think the offer part is pretty typical. all three fellows from two years ago got offers and the 3 from last year are waiting on bar results. i don't think any firm guarantees offers, and it seems passing the bar is the main hurdle for getting an offer after being a fellow.


any word when they will be letting people know of offers for fellows?

i was told offers are typically made to fellows after bar results are released.

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Re: Seyfarth Shaw Summer Fellowship

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Nov 15, 2012 8:16 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:By the way, compensation for socal is $1k a week...and your time is split between century city office and downtown LA office. No offers guaranteed at the end of the fellowship either. If you do get an offer, you are a fellow until you pass the bar and then you become an associate.

besides the low compensation for the summer, i think the offer part is pretty typical. all three fellows from two years ago got offers and the 3 from last year are waiting on bar results. i don't think any firm guarantees offers, and it seems passing the bar is the main hurdle for getting an offer after being a fellow.


any word when they will be letting people know of offers for fellows?

i was told offers are typically made to fellows after bar results are released.


anybody hear back after their interviews so far? just had mine, waiting

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Re: Seyfarth Shaw Summer Fellowship

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Nov 15, 2012 8:41 pm

Anonymous User wrote:anybody hear back after their interviews so far? just had mine, waiting

which office?

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Re: Seyfarth Shaw Summer Fellowship

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Nov 15, 2012 8:46 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:anybody hear back after their interviews so far? just had mine, waiting

which office?


LA office (downtown LA) anyone know how many people they are interviewing in LA?

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Re: Seyfarth Shaw Summer Fellowship

Postby Lasers » Thu Nov 15, 2012 8:47 pm

haven't heard back from LA yet, but they told me they wouldn't be making offers until the end of next week or the start of the week after that.

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Re: Seyfarth Shaw Summer Fellowship

Postby Lasers » Thu Nov 15, 2012 8:48 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:anybody hear back after their interviews so far? just had mine, waiting

which office?


LA office (downtown LA) anyone know how many people they are interviewing in LA?

nope, not specifically. they told me they were getting through them pretty quickly though, and we should hear back in a week or two from now.

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Re: Seyfarth Shaw Summer Fellowship

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Nov 15, 2012 9:45 pm

For LA offices: I was told they were interviewing into next week, but since its Thanksgiving, they might go into the week of the 26th (probably no later than that week, I would hope. I would say the latest to hear back would be in early december...i think they want to interview everyone before making a decision (no rolling basis or whatever).

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Re: Seyfarth Shaw Summer Fellowship

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Nov 15, 2012 9:57 pm

Has anyone interviewed yet with NY office-or heard about whether they started that process yet?

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Re: Seyfarth Shaw Summer Fellowship

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Nov 15, 2012 9:59 pm

anyone know how much senior fellows are paid before they are offered full time associate positions? (not summer fellow compensation, but after you graduation)

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Re: Seyfarth Shaw Summer Fellowship

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Nov 15, 2012 10:09 pm

Anonymous User wrote:anyone know how much senior fellows are paid before they are offered full time associate positions? (not summer fellow compensation, but after you graduation)

as a fellow and a senior fellow, you are paid the same amount: the rate of half of $145k, which would be $72.5k i think.

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Re: Seyfarth Shaw Summer Fellowship

Postby Lasers » Thu Nov 15, 2012 10:10 pm

Anonymous User wrote:For LA offices: I was told they were interviewing into next week, but since its Thanksgiving, they might go into the week of the 26th (probably no later than that week, I would hope. I would say the latest to hear back would be in early december...i think they want to interview everyone before making a decision (no rolling basis or whatever).

yep, what i was told as well.

i'd guess 1.5-2 weeks is a safe bet on when we hear back.

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Re: Seyfarth Shaw Summer Fellowship

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Nov 16, 2012 2:24 pm

Have interviews been scheduled for the Chicago office?

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Re: Seyfarth Shaw Summer Fellowship

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Nov 18, 2012 12:34 pm

This recruiting seems kinda late in the game...anyone interviewing have backups and stuff lined up in case you dont get an offer? I feel Seyfarth is only interviewing top of the class/law review people who probably already have offers or struck out at oci?

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Re: Seyfarth Shaw Summer Fellowship

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Nov 18, 2012 4:12 pm

Anonymous User wrote:This recruiting seems kinda late in the game...anyone interviewing have backups and stuff lined up in case you dont get an offer? I feel Seyfarth is only interviewing top of the class/law review people who probably already have offers or struck out at oci?

I don't have anything lined up and my stats are good but not great. But yah, they are not really lowering their standards in the interviewing process it seems, so i'm back to square one if this doesn't pan out.

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Re: Seyfarth Shaw Summer Fellowship

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Nov 18, 2012 4:54 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:This recruiting seems kinda late in the game...anyone interviewing have backups and stuff lined up in case you dont get an offer? I feel Seyfarth is only interviewing top of the class/law review people who probably already have offers or struck out at oci?

I don't have anything lined up and my stats are good but not great. But yah, they are not really lowering their standards in the interviewing process it seems, so i'm back to square one if this doesn't pan out.



yup im in the same boat....sinking...sinking boat...keep this topic alive once offers are made! it can be as early as this week it seems (maybe just before thanksgiving at the earliest?)

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Re: Seyfarth Shaw Summer Fellowship

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Nov 18, 2012 4:57 pm

any word on callbacks for the NY office yet?




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