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Re: Heard Back for 1L SA Position

Postby dingbat » Thu Jan 03, 2013 3:30 pm

fltanglab wrote:
dingbat wrote:Dinged at SNR Denton


Which office?

Los Angeles. O'Melveny is full

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Re: Heard Back for 1L SA Position

Postby 005618502 » Thu Jan 03, 2013 3:31 pm

dingbat wrote:
fltanglab wrote:
dingbat wrote:Dinged at SNR Denton


Which office?

Los Angeles. O'Melveny is full


Have you heard anything positive from any LA firms? All I have gotten is "not doing 1L" emails

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Re: Heard Back for 1L SA Position

Postby dingbat » Thu Jan 03, 2013 4:47 pm

AssumptionRequired wrote:
dingbat wrote:
fltanglab wrote:
dingbat wrote:Dinged at SNR Denton


Which office?

Los Angeles. O'Melveny is full


Have you heard anything positive from any LA firms? All I have gotten is "not doing 1L" emails

I've heard from one or two that they would have given me an interview, but the summer class is already full. Keep in mind that I'm not mass mailing, I'm being very specific in my targeting

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Re: Heard Back for 1L SA Position

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jan 03, 2013 7:08 pm

Ding from CC NY

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Re: Heard Back for 1L SA Position

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jan 04, 2013 7:03 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Ding from CC NY


Same here. CCN, no grades

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Re: Heard Back for 1L SA Position

Postby catholicgirl » Fri Jan 04, 2013 8:18 pm

Ding from Goldberg Kohn-Chi and Drinker Chi

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Re: Heard Back for 1L SA Position

Postby harbin » Fri Jan 04, 2013 9:08 pm

catholicgirl wrote:Ding from Goldberg Kohn-Chi and Drinker Chi


Mind sharing when you applied? I applied early Dec. and have had radio silence from both.

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Re: Heard Back for 1L SA Position

Postby 2014 » Fri Jan 04, 2013 9:49 pm

harbin wrote:
catholicgirl wrote:Ding from Goldberg Kohn-Chi and Drinker Chi


Mind sharing when you applied? I applied early Dec. and have had radio silence from both.

Goldberg has email dinged some people and comically post card rejected others, they aren't taking 1Ls though. Applied Dec. 2.

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Re: Heard Back for 1L SA Position

Postby harbin » Fri Jan 04, 2013 9:51 pm

2014 wrote:
harbin wrote:
catholicgirl wrote:Ding from Goldberg Kohn-Chi and Drinker Chi


Mind sharing when you applied? I applied early Dec. and have had radio silence from both.

Goldberg has email dinged some people and comically post card rejected others, they aren't taking 1Ls though. Applied Dec. 2.


Ah thanks for the info. My post card is probably sitting in my mailbox at my school apartment collecting dust.

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Re: Heard Back for 1L SA Position

Postby catholicgirl » Fri Jan 04, 2013 9:53 pm

Looking like it's going to be a school clinic for me :|

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Re: Heard Back for 1L SA Position

Postby 2014 » Sat Jan 05, 2013 1:52 am

harbin wrote:
2014 wrote:
harbin wrote:
catholicgirl wrote:Ding from Goldberg Kohn-Chi and Drinker Chi


Mind sharing when you applied? I applied early Dec. and have had radio silence from both.

Goldberg has email dinged some people and comically post card rejected others, they aren't taking 1Ls though. Applied Dec. 2.


Ah thanks for the info. My post card is probably sitting in my mailbox at my school apartment collecting dust.

It's a very thick card with an off centered message that says something like "Dear candidate, we don't have any available positions for you, good luck in your future endeavors"

Not a hint of personalization, no encouragement to apply in the future or stay in touch. It's pretty funny actually unless that is your dream firm.


And at least our clinics look interesting Catholicgirl, I wouldn't be too disappointed to end up in several of them.

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Re: Heard Back for 1L SA Position

Postby TheZoid » Sun Jan 06, 2013 6:07 pm

Is it too late to apply for 1L SA positions? I don't understand how firms are full when most of us don't have all of our grades. Originally thought it was a waste of time, but if grades are good I might give it a whirl.

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Re: Heard Back for 1L SA Position

Postby UVAIce » Sun Jan 06, 2013 6:18 pm

Often what a firm is implying with the statement that there summer class is full is that they are not taking any 1Ls. I've heard that some firms will take a 1L if they have enough 2Ls turn down offers that they have a slot open. Some firms specifically target 1-2 1Ls for diversity purposes or to target a strong candidate before 2L OCI when they might go to a "better" firm.

I've noticed that the few 1L positions that are not diversity positions tend to be in smaller markets. I know for a fact that the 1L OGI here at UVA is pretty much entirely made of up of firms from Virginia and a few other smaller market states - think West Virginia and Alabama. The reality is that a firm is double paying you for recruitment purposes if they hire you as a 1L. Plus, there is a certain amount of flight risk with 1L positions - what is the point of paying you ~20K for a summer and then have you run off to NYC.? Hence, I think there is a stronger emphasis on ties with 1L SA positions.

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Re: Heard Back for 1L SA Position

Postby dingbat » Sun Jan 06, 2013 6:26 pm

TheZoid wrote:Is it too late to apply for 1L SA positions? I don't understand how firms are full when most of us don't have all of our grades. Originally thought it was a waste of time, but if grades are good I might give it a whirl.

The reason firms are full is because most firms either don't accept 1Ls, or only do so if they didn't get as many 2Ls as they expected (or, less cynically, got more 2Ls than expected)

As the poster above me said, a firm is basically double-paying you and there's a lot more flight risk, so it's not exactly a great proposition.

note that I'm ignoring diversity programs, which is a separate discussion

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Re: Heard Back for 1L SA Position

Postby TheZoid » Sun Jan 06, 2013 6:39 pm

Thanks for the clarification. I guess it still makes sense to shoot my resume and transcript over to a few firms in a secondary market I'm interested in, then.

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Re: Heard Back for 1L SA Position

Postby harbin » Mon Jan 07, 2013 2:46 pm

If a firm sent a form email saying I'd hear back in a specific timeframe and that that timeframe has come and gone, is a follow-up email appropriate?

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Re: Heard Back for 1L SA Position

Postby 005618502 » Mon Jan 07, 2013 11:17 pm

For anyone who wrote thank you cards... Did u just write it on a simple thank you card, keep it simple, and mail it next day or what?

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Re: Heard Back for 1L SA Position

Postby dingbat » Mon Jan 07, 2013 11:19 pm

AssumptionRequired wrote:For anyone who wrote thank you cards... Did u just write it on a simple thank you card, keep it simple, and mail it next day or what?

I wrote thank you emails.

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Re: Heard Back for 1L SA Position

Postby skw » Mon Jan 07, 2013 11:25 pm

dingbat wrote:
AssumptionRequired wrote:For anyone who wrote thank you cards... Did u just write it on a simple thank you card, keep it simple, and mail it next day or what?

I wrote thank you emails.


For both my 1L and 2L SAs I wrote short (a couple sentences) tailored thank you notes on embossed stationary. I already had nice personal stationary from a prior career. There is no need to invest in it if you don't already have it. A nice note on a generic TY card will be fine. Mail it the next day to ensure you are fresh in the interviewer's mind. IME a handwritten note (assuming it is targeted) goes much further in making an impact on the recipient than email. With that said, I don't think thank you notes (email or snail mail) "get you" the job. They could push you ahead of other candidates if it is close though. Good luck.

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Re: Heard Back for 1L SA Position

Postby Bildungsroman » Tue Jan 08, 2013 12:04 am

catholicgirl wrote:Looking like it's going to be a school clinic for me :|

Nah, get a job at a PI place and get that law school funding. I worked for a legal nonprofit 1L summer and loved it.

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Re: Heard Back for 1L SA Position

Postby dingbat » Wed Jan 09, 2013 11:11 pm

Drinker Biddle Ding

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Re: Heard Back for 1L SA Position

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jan 10, 2013 4:58 pm

Has anyone heard back on Big Law 1L? Kirkpatrick?

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Re: Heard Back for 1L SA Position

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jan 12, 2013 8:01 am

Had an interview, and the timeframe they said I'd hear back by has passed. I'm assuming it's a ding :|

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Re: Heard Back for 1L SA Position

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jan 12, 2013 10:06 pm

So I had my status on usajobs for a summer govt position change to "You have been found to be among the Best Qualified" almost two weeks ago but haven't heard anything since, anyone know how long it typically takes to hear anything at this point?

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Re: Heard Back for 1L SA Position

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jan 13, 2013 4:22 pm

Anyone heard from Big Tex firms for 1L sa position after office interview?




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