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Re: Loyola PLIP 2013: T-minus one week... and counting!

Postby ThreeYears » Fri Jul 26, 2013 5:54 pm

laxbrah420 wrote:
ThreeYears wrote:This might be already addressed in previous pages, but I want to stress this one more time:

Make sure that you go to the Cattle Call on both mornings. I went the first day and got an interview (alternate at 7). I missed the second morning but my name was called again (alternative around 10).

Cattle Call: Open slots due to noshows will be filled by calling names down the list.

Did you get an offer? I feel like alternates mean you're doomed


No. It was Covington DC. At the end of the day, my grades weren't good enough to carry me through.

However, I disagree with the sentiment for two reasons: 1) you should treat every interview with equal zeal and effort; 2) you should be able to get something valuble out of every interview, sometimes it is as subtle as caliberation and adjustment of your answer to a particular question; which could have unmeasuable impact on later interviews.

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Re: Loyola PLIP 2013: T-minus one week... and counting!

Postby laxbrah420 » Fri Jul 26, 2013 9:39 pm

Thank you. Those are good points

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Re: Loyola PLIP 2013: T-minus one week... and counting!

Postby MrProhibition » Sat Jul 27, 2013 6:49 am

What do you do if the interviewer is on the litigation side and you are interested in prosecution? Ignore his bio and concentrate on the practice group you are interested in?

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Re: Loyola PLIP 2013: T-minus one week... and counting!

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jul 27, 2013 9:09 am

Who do you address your cover letter to for Loyola? Do you find a recruiting coordinator? Do you address to interviewer? What if there are two interviewers? Do you address one to each? Do you have a cover letter to both recruiting coordinator and interviewer?

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Re: Loyola PLIP 2013: T-minus one week... and counting!

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jul 27, 2013 10:41 am

Best way to get from O'Hare to the hotel?

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Re: Loyola PLIP 2013: T-minus one week... and counting!

Postby laxbrah420 » Sat Jul 27, 2013 11:20 am

Is the hotel gonna be like Olympic Village, except for aspiring patent law practitioners?

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Re: Loyola PLIP 2013: T-minus one week... and counting!

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jul 27, 2013 11:28 am

^probably.

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Re: Loyola PLIP 2013: T-minus one week... and counting!

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jul 27, 2013 3:02 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Who do you address your cover letter to for Loyola? Do you find a recruiting coordinator? Do you address to interviewer? What if there are two interviewers? Do you address one to each? Do you have a cover letter to both recruiting coordinator and interviewer?


bump...i was wondering this too

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Re: Loyola PLIP 2013: T-minus one week... and counting!

Postby kyle010723 » Sat Jul 27, 2013 4:26 pm

So umm, how many extra copies of material is everyone bringing on top of scheduled interviews? And what's the best way to present the "package"? Envelopes? Folders?

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Re: Loyola PLIP 2013: T-minus one week... and counting!

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jul 27, 2013 8:43 pm

Are there IP firms that do not place as much emphasis on grades as others?

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Re: Loyola PLIP 2013: T-minus one week... and counting!

Postby kyle010723 » Sat Jul 27, 2013 10:47 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Are there IP firms that do not place as much emphasis on grades as others?


Usually firms in smaller market and smaller firms. Simply because they need (relatively) lower standards to attract candidates. And the general wisdom is litigations care about your law school grades whereas prosecutions care about your undergrad grades.

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Re: Loyola PLIP 2013: T-minus one week... and counting!

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jul 27, 2013 11:14 pm

kyle010723 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Are there IP firms that do not place as much emphasis on grades as others?


Usually firms in smaller market and smaller firms. Simply because they need (relatively) lower standards to attract candidates. And the general wisdom is litigations care about your law school grades whereas prosecutions care about your undergrad grades.

So markets like Houston? Or maybe California? Unfortunately, my ties are to DC - not exactly "small".

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Re: Loyola PLIP 2013: T-minus one week... and counting!

Postby Jsa725 » Sat Jul 27, 2013 11:51 pm

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Re: Loyola PLIP 2013: T-minus one week... and counting!

Postby kyle010723 » Sun Jul 28, 2013 12:39 am

Jsa725 wrote:In SF... the summer went fast :shock:


Good luck with your interviews!

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Postby Jsa725 » Sun Jul 28, 2013 12:46 am

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Re: Loyola PLIP 2013: T-minus one week... and counting!

Postby kyle010723 » Mon Jul 29, 2013 3:39 pm

T-2days!

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Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 29, 2013 3:40 pm

Jsa725 wrote:Thanks! So as I am in line to rent my car I realize that my DL expired on my b-day last week... LOLing, guess I am saving some money by taking BART downtown 8)


LOL! checks expiration date on license...

Does anyone know if the Doubletree in Chicago have wifi?

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Re: Loyola PLIP 2013: T-minus one week... and counting!

Postby Jsa725 » Mon Jul 29, 2013 3:54 pm

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Re: Loyola PLIP 2013: T-minus one week... and counting!

Postby rinkrat19 » Mon Jul 29, 2013 3:54 pm

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Jsa725 wrote:Thanks! So as I am in line to rent my car I realize that my DL expired on my b-day last week... LOLing, guess I am saving some money by taking BART downtown 8)


LOL! checks expiration date on license...

Does anyone know if the Doubletree in Chicago have wifi?

It has a business center. No idea if it has wifi. Call and ask.

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Re: Loyola PLIP 2013: T-minus one week... and counting!

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 29, 2013 4:00 pm

rinkrat19 wrote:
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Jsa725 wrote:Thanks! So as I am in line to rent my car I realize that my DL expired on my b-day last week... LOLing, guess I am saving some money by taking BART downtown 8)


LOL! checks expiration date on license...

Does anyone know if the Doubletree in Chicago have wifi?

It has a business center. No idea if it has wifi. Call and ask.

Thanks for the suggestion to call - it actually reminded me that I had a question I did need to call about.

Wifi is $9.95/24 hours.

Edit: I'm not sure the lady knew what she was talking about. I did a mock booking and found this https://secure3.hilton.com/en_US/dt/reservation/book.htm?execution=e1s2

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Re: Loyola PLIP 2013: T-minus one week... and counting!

Postby kyle010723 » Mon Jul 29, 2013 4:03 pm

Jsa725 wrote:I will be in Chi-Town mañana!


I printed out all my writing samples/resumes/transcripts/etc today... guess I'll be lugging a lot of papers around!

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Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 29, 2013 4:15 pm

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Jsa725 wrote:I will be in Chi-Town mañana!


I printed out all my writing samples/resumes/transcripts/etc today... guess I'll be lugging a lot of papers around!

Did you remember to print out extra resumes for the hospitality suites/just in case?

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Re: Loyola PLIP 2013: T-minus one week... and counting!

Postby kyle010723 » Mon Jul 29, 2013 5:14 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Did you remember to print out extra resumes for the hospitality suites/just in case?


I printed like 10 extra copies of resumes, I dont know if I'll need extra transcripts/writing samples though.

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Re: Loyola PLIP 2013: T-minus one week... and counting!

Postby 314159265358979 » Mon Jul 29, 2013 5:21 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
kyle010723 wrote:
Jsa725 wrote:I will be in Chi-Town mañana!


I printed out all my writing samples/resumes/transcripts/etc today... guess I'll be lugging a lot of papers around!

Did you remember to print out extra resumes for the hospitality suites/just in case?


Quick story:

When the plane landed in Chicago, I was pretty excited. I knew that they next few days would basically determine the next few years of my life. I had prepared meticulously-printing out copies of my resume and writing sample for each interview I had. I even ordered official transcripts from my undergrad and law schools just to make them look that much better (FYI, they were free at the time-don't go spending $100 on something like this). However, after I finished about 1 slice of my freshly ordered Giordano's pizza, I realized I didn't have any extra copies of my resume for hospitality suites. This was at about 11:30 at night. In a hurried panic, I ran down to the Doubletree's business center. I was greeted at the door by a number of other straggling PLIPers. We nearly fought to the death over who could use the printer, our anger only redirected once we learned that there was no paper. I begged the front desk to hand me just a few sheets of paper out of their printer, but to no avail. Only an hour later around 12:30 did a confused young man walk through the door with the best looking paper ream I've seen in my life.

A few typos, spelling errors, and $30 later, I was home free with 5 fresh copies of my resume. If only it were so simple. On my way out, a rather pretentious student stopped me, looking at my prized possession. "You're not actually going to pass THOSE out are you?" He then opened his portfolio to show me a group of horribly printed, poorly written resumes with size 70 font YALE UNIVERSITY at the top. "You see, manilla paper is all the rage today; you certainly won't get hired with that plain white stuff." I knew he was wrong. I knew it didn't matter. Yet the words could not be unspoken, and the idea had been planted. I reluctantly set an alarm for 5:30 AM. The next morning, I put on my best suit, grabbed my portfolio, and set a course for Staples. It's only 10 blocks, I thought. It can't be THAT far.

At 6:20, I was comfortable. At 6:23, I was hot. At 6:26, I was sweating. And at 6:40, I arrived at Staples, sweating profusely. Of course, they were reluctant to let me in when they opened at 7, since I looked like I had just robbed a diner with Samuel L. Jackson. Another $50 and 15 minutes later, I took a cab to the Embassy Suites just in time for the annual Calling of the Alternates. By the time the hospitality suites opened at 9 I had dried off, and at least I had that manilla resume paper. The look of dejection on the person's face who handed his over just after me was worth the price of admission.

10/10, would forget extra resumes again.

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Re: Loyola PLIP 2013: T-minus one week... and counting!

Postby laxbrah420 » Mon Jul 29, 2013 6:02 pm

What's a hospitality suite? You just go into rooms of firm that didn't pick you and drink their soft drinks?




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