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Re: West Virginia Legal Market

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jun 19, 2013 4:49 pm

So how is everyone enjoying their summers?

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Re: West Virginia Legal Market

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 11, 2013 2:39 am

Everyone done?

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Re: West Virginia Legal Market

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 29, 2013 1:55 am

Surprised no one kicked this thread back up post-OCI. Hope everyone out there this year got permanent/return offers!

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Re: West Virginia Legal Market

Postby descartesb4thehorse » Sun Sep 29, 2013 9:28 am

Thank you for bumping this. This is quickly rising the ranks of my favorite thread on TLS, even though it reminds me of my great WV strikeout at OCI.

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Re: West Virginia Legal Market

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 29, 2013 10:28 am

I summered at a large WV firm but declined to return. Interesting experience though.

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Re: West Virginia Legal Market

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 29, 2013 11:16 am

Care to talk about why you declined to return?

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Re: West Virginia Legal Market

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 29, 2013 11:57 am

Interviewed with 3 firms at OCI, ties, waiting to hear back still.

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Re: West Virginia Legal Market

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 30, 2013 8:55 pm

descartesb4thehorse wrote:Thank you for bumping this. This is quickly rising the ranks of my favorite thread on TLS, even though it reminds me of my great WV strikeout at OCI.


It's an oddly hard market to crack even for those with ties. I will say that I feel I got pretty lucky in getting my full time offer.

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Re: West Virginia Legal Market

Postby descartesb4thehorse » Tue Oct 01, 2013 7:06 am

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descartesb4thehorse wrote:Thank you for bumping this. This is quickly rising the ranks of my favorite thread on TLS, even though it reminds me of my great WV strikeout at OCI.


It's an oddly hard market to crack even for those with ties. I will say that I feel I got pretty lucky in getting my full time offer.

Yea, I mean I was born and raised there, but I got some kickback during my 1L callbacks, not for going to a T14 but for not doing undergrad in WV. Granted, I put most of my secondary market energy into Pittsburgh (where I did a lot better), but it still stung a bit that I totally struck out at the screener stage. Mostly because the dude who did get the CB for at least one firm had much weaker ties and openly mocked the West Virginia legal market.

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Re: West Virginia Legal Market

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Oct 01, 2013 9:34 am

Anonymous User wrote:Care to talk about why you declined to return?

Anon from above that declined to return. I summered with one of the big 3 firms.

Speaking generally, I did not like the people/atmosphere. I think the firm itself was okay (I think) but not the people.

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Re: West Virginia Legal Market

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Oct 15, 2013 12:47 pm

Bump....any movement? Specifically asking about the big Charleston firms -- Steptoe and Dinsmore.

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Re: West Virginia Legal Market

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Oct 15, 2013 3:11 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Bump....any movement? Specifically asking about the big Charleston firms -- Steptoe and Dinsmore.

I'd been waiting to hear back from Dinsmore and finally got a rejection in the mail last week.

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Re: West Virginia Legal Market

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Oct 24, 2013 2:34 pm

Bump

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Re: West Virginia Legal Market

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Oct 24, 2013 2:49 pm

Anyone get any starting dates? I'll be starting with Nelson Mullins in September.

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Re: West Virginia Legal Market

Postby BlueLotus » Sat Dec 21, 2013 1:22 pm

OP here. Congrats to those with WV firm offers! Interesting to see how this thread evolved.

UPDATE: It turned out that my friend's zeal for WV dried up when he ended up hitting brick walls in his jerb hunt last spring and he ended up not doing any legal work over the summer.

Can having nothing for 1L summer be salvaged? I'd imagine it would raise huuuuuge red flags, but w/e.

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Re: West Virginia Legal Market

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Dec 21, 2013 8:07 pm

It's really going to hurt him. Everyone will ask what he was doing with his life for that time period and why he wasn't working.

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Re: West Virginia Legal Market

Postby BlueLotus » Sat Dec 21, 2013 9:35 pm

Anonymous User wrote:It's really going to hurt him. Everyone will ask what he was doing with his life for that time period and why he wasn't working.


yeah, that is what i figured. i mean, if i were the interviewer, i would have asked the same too...

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Re: West Virginia Legal Market

Postby BlueLotus » Sun Dec 29, 2013 10:58 am

well he did found a non-profit during that period which is now 501c3...perhaps it could be spun as quasi-legal?

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Re: West Virginia Legal Market

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jan 02, 2014 1:35 am

Anyone know off hand when WV begins accepting character and fitness stuff? I had an email from the head of the bar but I can't seem to find it. I want to say it begins in March.

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Re: West Virginia Legal Market

Postby BlueLotus » Sun Sep 21, 2014 5:41 pm

BUMP. My friend got nothing for 1L AND 2L summer. Screwed?

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Re: West Virginia Legal Market

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 21, 2014 5:43 pm

BlueLotus wrote:BUMP. My friend got nothing for 1L AND 2L summer. Screwed?



yes. grades?

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Re: West Virginia Legal Market

Postby BlueLotus » Sun Sep 21, 2014 5:45 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
BlueLotus wrote:BUMP. My friend got nothing for 1L AND 2L summer. Screwed?



yes. grades?


no idea, i generally don't ask. he is not on a journal, though. no clinics, externships, or pro bono work either. he thoroughly confuses me!

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Re: West Virginia Legal Market

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 21, 2014 5:47 pm

BlueLotus wrote:
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BlueLotus wrote:BUMP. My friend got nothing for 1L AND 2L summer. Screwed?



yes. grades?


no idea, i generally don't ask. he is not on a journal, though. no clinics, externships, or pro bono work either. he thoroughly confuses me!



minimal options. hope he is on scholarship bc the outlook is very grim.

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Re: West Virginia Legal Market

Postby BlueLotus » Sun Sep 21, 2014 5:53 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
BlueLotus wrote:
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BlueLotus wrote:BUMP. My friend got nothing for 1L AND 2L summer. Screwed?



yes. grades?


no idea, i generally don't ask. he is not on a journal, though. no clinics, externships, or pro bono work either. he thoroughly confuses me!



minimal options. hope he is on scholarship bc the outlook is very grim.


it's sad, really. i am tempted to falsely imprison him in a closet with a laptop until he emails places where he could volunteer in a legal capacity.

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Re: West Virginia Legal Market

Postby BlueLotus » Tue Sep 23, 2014 9:11 am

Could he salvage the situation by doing a clinic next spring?




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