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novawife
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can't offer you 1L position, but interview with us again?

Postby novawife » Sat Feb 09, 2013 8:35 pm

If the rejection letter says "we can't offer you 1L callback because of the limited seats available.... but we do invite you to come to fall OCI and talk with us for 2L summer associate positions," does that mean they like you? Or is just a form letter for all 1L summer applicants?

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Re: can't offer you 1L position, but interview with us again?

Postby stillwater » Sat Feb 09, 2013 8:36 pm

novawife wrote:If the rejection letter says "we can't offer you 1L callback because of the limited seats available.... but we do invite you to come to fall OCI and talk with us for 2L summer associate positions," does that mean they like you? Or is just a form letter for all 1L summer applicants?


That's boilerplate.

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Re: can't offer you 1L position, but interview with us again?

Postby 20130312 » Sat Feb 09, 2013 8:40 pm

stillwater wrote:
novawife wrote:If the rejection letter says "we can't offer you 1L callback because of the limited seats available.... but we do invite you to come to fall OCI and talk with us for 2L summer associate positions," does that mean they like you? Or is just a form letter for all 1L summer applicants?


That's boilerplate.

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Re: can't offer you 1L position, but interview with us again?

Postby rad lulz » Sat Feb 09, 2013 8:44 pm

lol @ actually reading rejection letters

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Re: can't offer you 1L position, but interview with us again?

Postby cinephile » Sat Feb 09, 2013 8:48 pm

rad lulz wrote:lol @ actually reading rejection letters


I keep all my rejection letters in a drawer. for posterity.

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Re: can't offer you 1L position, but interview with us again?

Postby novawife » Sat Feb 09, 2013 8:49 pm

LOL. so that one day i can write one to a miserable law student.

rad lulz wrote:lol @ actually reading rejection letters

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Re: can't offer you 1L position, but interview with us again?

Postby dingbat » Sat Feb 09, 2013 8:50 pm

novawife wrote:If the rejection letter says "we can't offer you 1L callback because of the limited seats available.... but we do invite you to come to fall OCI and talk with us for 2L summer associate positions," does that mean they like you? Or is just a form letter for all 1L summer applicants?

I've gotten a dozen of these

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Re: can't offer you 1L position, but interview with us again?

Postby stillwater » Sat Feb 09, 2013 8:52 pm

I keep mine in a stack. How else am I supposed to have vendetta?

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Re: can't offer you 1L position, but interview with us again?

Postby Barkevious » Sat Feb 09, 2013 9:20 pm

It's boilerplate, but just because you get turned down or a 1L spot doesn't mean that you won't get a 2L spot at that firm.

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Re: can't offer you 1L position, but interview with us again?

Postby hookem14 » Sun Feb 10, 2013 1:24 am

Barkevious wrote:It's boilerplate, but just because you get turned down or a 1L spot doesn't mean that you won't get a 2L spot at that firm.


I have a 1L rejection letter and a 2L offer letter from my firm. Also, be on the lookout for rejection letters that ask you to "keep in touch" over the summer with someone specific, or ask you to send in 2L application stuff pre-OCI. That can make a difference.

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Re: can't offer you 1L position, but interview with us again?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Feb 11, 2013 9:38 am

Have had 3 NYC firms set up CB's for 2L pre-OCI and 2 NYC firms just say, "Thanks for coming in. hope you bid on us in the fall" FWIW

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Re: can't offer you 1L position, but interview with us again?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Feb 11, 2013 10:04 am

cinephile wrote:
rad lulz wrote:lol @ actually reading rejection letters


I keep all my rejection letters in a drawer. for posterity.


I bind them together and made them into a book. I later gave it to my family to show friends' kids who want to go to law school that it is not going to be an easy path.

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Re: can't offer you 1L position, but interview with us again?

Postby slider » Mon Feb 11, 2013 10:23 am

Barkevious wrote:It's boilerplate, but just because you get turned down or a 1L spot doesn't mean that you won't get a 2L spot at that firm.


Truth. I've actually had a firm contact me asking why I didn't reapply as 2L.

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Re: can't offer you 1L position, but interview with us again?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Feb 11, 2013 10:36 am

They probably say that to everyone, but it's not so bad. They wouldn't bring you in for an interview if they weren't interested in you. A hiring partner started off my interview saying "The summer program is for 2Ls. We can hire maybe two 1Ls, so don't be discouraged if you don't get an offer. We do these 1L interviews as part of a long-term relationship building process."

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Re: can't offer you 1L position, but interview with us again?

Postby cinephile » Mon Feb 11, 2013 11:39 am

Anonymous User wrote:
cinephile wrote:
rad lulz wrote:lol @ actually reading rejection letters


I keep all my rejection letters in a drawer. for posterity.


I bind them together and made them into a book. I later gave it to my family to show friends' kids who want to go to law school that it is not going to be an easy path.


:lol: But seriously, spent last night talking with a friend who's just like I had to apply to 60 places before I landed something, so keep reaching out . . . and it's like, I have probably 500 rejection letters from firms saved up (seriously, I'm a masochist and I saved them) between 1L and 2L. Is 500 more than 60?




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