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Akin Gump's pro bono scholar

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Feb 05, 2013 2:57 am

Anybody have any experience with this program and its selectivity?
Just sent in my application through email. Did anybody else apply and did you get a confirmation that the email was received. Heard nothing back..

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Re: Akin Gump's pro bono scholar

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Feb 05, 2013 7:23 pm

I sent mine in about a week ago and nothing but a "thanks for your application" email. It sounds like they don't start making decisions on interviews til about mid-feb. I would guess these are pretty competitive, though, as is any paid 1L position.

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Re: Akin Gump's pro bono scholar

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Feb 05, 2013 11:52 pm

Hmm, yea. When did you get your confirmation email after you sent in your application. I didn't even get one and am getting worried.

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Re: Akin Gump's pro bono scholar

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Feb 06, 2013 12:50 am

It was basically right after I submitted. I also applied to the D.C. one, though. Not sure if that's the same one you're interested in. Regardless, I wouldn't worry now since it's still a couple weeks from when they suggested they would start calling people.

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Re: Akin Gump's pro bono scholar

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Feb 06, 2013 6:17 pm

Just got an email from them today. Apparently the pro bono partner is giving a talk next week at my school, and he wants to "speak" with some students one on one after the presentation. Not sure if this is a screener or what, but there seems to be at least some movement happening.

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Re: Akin Gump's pro bono scholar

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Feb 06, 2013 7:05 pm

Anonymous User wrote:It was basically right after I submitted. I also applied to the D.C. one, though. Not sure if that's the same one you're interested in. Regardless, I wouldn't worry now since it's still a couple weeks from when they suggested they would start calling people.


Ah, I applied to the LA office. Maybe they are slow or something. GL all

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Re: Akin Gump's pro bono scholar

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Feb 06, 2013 7:58 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Just got an email from them today. Apparently the pro bono partner is giving a talk next week at my school, and he wants to "speak" with some students one on one after the presentation. Not sure if this is a screener or what, but there seems to be at least some movement happening.


This presentation and one-on-ones happened at my school already and they seemed to be semi-screeners.

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Re: Akin Gump's pro bono scholar

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Feb 06, 2013 8:53 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Just got an email from them today. Apparently the pro bono partner is giving a talk next week at my school, and he wants to "speak" with some students one on one after the presentation. Not sure if this is a screener or what, but there seems to be at least some movement happening.


This presentation and one-on-ones happened at my school already and they seemed to be semi-screeners.


Gotcha. Is business formal credited?

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Re: Akin Gump's pro bono scholar

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Feb 06, 2013 10:29 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Just got an email from them today. Apparently the pro bono partner is giving a talk next week at my school, and he wants to "speak" with some students one on one after the presentation. Not sure if this is a screener or what, but there seems to be at least some movement happening.


This presentation and one-on-ones happened at my school already and they seemed to be semi-screeners.


Gotcha. Is business formal credited?


It was a mix of biz cas and biz form, but I stuck w/ biz form and felt it was the better option.

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Re: Akin Gump's pro bono scholar

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Feb 06, 2013 10:57 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Just got an email from them today. Apparently the pro bono partner is giving a talk next week at my school, and he wants to "speak" with some students one on one after the presentation. Not sure if this is a screener or what, but there seems to be at least some movement happening.


This presentation and one-on-ones happened at my school already and they seemed to be semi-screeners.


Gotcha. Is business formal credited?


It was a mix of biz cas and biz form, but I stuck w/ biz form and felt it was the better option.


Cool, thanks.

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Re: Akin Gump's pro bono scholar

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:45 pm

Good news is that I got an interview. Bad news is that for last year, they only hired one person..... I hope they change this year.

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Re: Akin Gump's pro bono scholar

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Feb 08, 2013 12:04 am

Anonymous User wrote:Good news is that I got an interview. Bad news is that for last year, they only hired one person..... I hope they change this year.


They? Which office are we talking about here? Or do you mean that there's only 1 PBS for the whole firm - irrespective of office?

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Re: Akin Gump's pro bono scholar

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Feb 08, 2013 12:17 am

Anonymous User wrote:Just got an email from them today. Apparently the pro bono partner is giving a talk next week at my school, and he wants to "speak" with some students one on one after the presentation. Not sure if this is a screener or what, but there seems to be at least some movement happening.


Is this post-application or post "1L reception" event/pre-application?

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Re: Akin Gump's pro bono scholar

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Feb 08, 2013 12:24 am

Anonymous User wrote:Good news is that I got an interview. Bad news is that for last year, they only hired one person..... I hope they change this year.


Didn't the application just open? How soon after you applied?

Also, is Akin Gump still making its 1L pro bono scholars come back for your 2L SA?

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Re: Akin Gump's pro bono scholar

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Feb 08, 2013 12:43 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Good news is that I got an interview. Bad news is that for last year, they only hired one person..... I hope they change this year.


They? Which office are we talking about here? Or do you mean that there's only 1 PBS for the whole firm - irrespective of office?


Sorry, I meant the LA office.

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Re: Akin Gump's pro bono scholar

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Feb 08, 2013 12:44 am

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Anonymous User wrote:Good news is that I got an interview. Bad news is that for last year, they only hired one person..... I hope they change this year.


Didn't the application just open? How soon after you applied?

Also, is Akin Gump still making its 1L pro bono scholars come back for your 2L SA?


I applied a week ago and got the email for an interview. And yes, they are making you come back for the 2L summer

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Re: Akin Gump's pro bono scholar

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Feb 08, 2013 2:08 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Just got an email from them today. Apparently the pro bono partner is giving a talk next week at my school, and he wants to "speak" with some students one on one after the presentation. Not sure if this is a screener or what, but there seems to be at least some movement happening.


Is this post-application or post "1L reception" event/pre-application?


Post-application. I sent mine in about a week ago to the DC office. Seems more like an interview since the email was referring to me specifically.

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Re: Akin Gump's pro bono scholar

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Feb 08, 2013 2:13 am

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Anonymous User wrote:Just got an email from them today. Apparently the pro bono partner is giving a talk next week at my school, and he wants to "speak" with some students one on one after the presentation. Not sure if this is a screener or what, but there seems to be at least some movement happening.


Is this post-application or post "1L reception" event/pre-application?


Post-application. I sent mine in about a week ago to the DC office. Seems more like an interview since the email was referring to me specifically.


What kinda interview? Can you give non-identifiable stats?

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Re: Akin Gump's pro bono scholar

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Feb 08, 2013 2:16 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Just got an email from them today. Apparently the pro bono partner is giving a talk next week at my school, and he wants to "speak" with some students one on one after the presentation. Not sure if this is a screener or what, but there seems to be at least some movement happening.


Is this post-application or post "1L reception" event/pre-application?


Post-application. I sent mine in about a week ago to the DC office. Seems more like an interview since the email was referring to me specifically.


What kinda interview? Can you give non-identifiable stats?


Anon a few posts above suggested it was some sort of quasi-screener I guess? I'll report back next week when I've actually done it myself. MVPB top 15-20%

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Re: Akin Gump's pro bono scholar

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Feb 08, 2013 2:21 am

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Anon a few posts above suggested it was some sort of quasi-screener I guess? I'll report back next week when I've actually done it myself. MVPB top 15-20%


Which office?

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Re: Akin Gump's pro bono scholar

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Feb 08, 2013 4:43 pm

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Anon a few posts above suggested it was some sort of quasi-screener I guess? I'll report back next week when I've actually done it myself. MVPB top 15-20%


Which office?


DC

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Re: Akin Gump's pro bono scholar

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Feb 10, 2013 1:47 am

Applied on Tuesday. On Wednesday got email for screening interview at my school next week. DC office. This is my dream job!

MVPB top 7-10%.

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Re: Akin Gump's pro bono scholar

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Feb 10, 2013 7:21 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Applied on Tuesday. On Wednesday got email for screening interview at my school next week. DC office. This is my dream job!

MVPB top 7-10%.


I think we're at the same school :) Good luck!

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Re: Akin Gump's pro bono scholar

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Feb 11, 2013 8:24 pm

Just had my one-on-one today, and the partner who interviewed me was pretty awesome -- really nice guy. I feel like it went really well, but who knows what will happen with how few slots are available. Based on the questions he asked me, it seemed like it was a screener (e.g. why X city? etc.).

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Re: Akin Gump's pro bono scholar

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Feb 11, 2013 10:15 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Just had my one-on-one today, and the partner who interviewed me was pretty awesome -- really nice guy. I feel like it went really well, but who knows what will happen with how few slots are available. Based on the questions he asked me, it seemed like it was a screener (e.g. why X city? etc.).


Which office was this for?




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