Friend's Wedding Late August 1L Summer?

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Bronck
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Friend's Wedding Late August 1L Summer?

Postby Bronck » Sat May 11, 2013 1:19 am

I posted this in the 1L Exam Prep thread as well, but I think this is probably a more appropriate place to get more responses:

One of my best friends is having his wedding the end of August (Monday the 26th), but he lives on the west coast. How viable is it going to be to make it out there in light of OCI/CBs? I know I want to keep my schedule as open as possible so that I can schedule a CB (assuming I get one lol), at the soonest possible date.... I could fly out over the weekend and fly back Monday evening (though this would mean I'd be coming in the morning of Tuesday -- which means I could potentially be losing 2 days)

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Re: Friend's Wedding Late August 1L Summer?

Postby BlueDiamond » Sat May 11, 2013 2:00 am

You do not miss OCI under any circumstances.

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Re: Friend's Wedding Late August 1L Summer?

Postby Bronck » Sat May 11, 2013 2:21 am

I wouldn't actually be missing any OCI days since those are early August. Does that change the picture at all? Or should my schedule be wide open post-screeners until acceptance of potential offers?

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Re: Friend's Wedding Late August 1L Summer?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat May 11, 2013 3:06 am

It's a tough one. I mean, your friend is an insensitive jerk for having his wedding right smack in the first part of the callback period. I guess you can commit but let him know you may have to bail if you get callback offers. Tough situation. Just be prepared to not be able to go.

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Re: Friend's Wedding Late August 1L Summer?

Postby berkeleykel06 » Sat May 11, 2013 3:28 am

I don't think it'll be a problem. Callbacks are usually relatively flexible to schedule. Two days shouldn't make or break you.

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Re: Friend's Wedding Late August 1L Summer?

Postby 09042014 » Sat May 11, 2013 3:33 am

You should be alright.

But who the fuck has their wedding on a Monday?

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Re: Friend's Wedding Late August 1L Summer?

Postby Bronck » Sat May 11, 2013 3:34 am

Desert Fox wrote:You should be alright.

But who the fuck has their wedding on a Monday?


I know right? Thought that was TTT myself.

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Re: Friend's Wedding Late August 1L Summer?

Postby HellOnHeels » Sat May 11, 2013 7:05 am

Desert Fox wrote:
But who the fuck has their wedding on a Monday?


it's cheaper than having it on a saturday or even a sunday :wink:

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Re: Friend's Wedding Late August 1L Summer?

Postby 2014 » Sat May 11, 2013 10:45 am

You can always back out from attending the wedding last minute if for some reason a firm you love can only get you in that Monday/Tuesday or alternatively like 3 weeks later. Since that seems unlikely, I imagine you will be fine.

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Re: Friend's Wedding Late August 1L Summer?

Postby kaiser » Sat May 11, 2013 11:21 am

2 days in late August, so long as it doesn't mess with OCI, is totally fine. Its not like the firm will say "well, if you can't make that Monday in late August, our next callback slot is late September". Schedule fast as soon as you hear back, and if you get those callbacks done in early September, you are totally fine.

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Re: Friend's Wedding Late August 1L Summer?

Postby JamMasterJ » Sat May 11, 2013 12:25 pm

buying a refundable ticket and not being in the wedding party is the only TCR

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Re: Friend's Wedding Late August 1L Summer?

Postby TTRansfer » Sat May 11, 2013 2:05 pm

Anonymous User wrote:It's a tough one. I mean, your friend is an insensitive jerk for having his wedding right smack in the first part of the callback period. I guess you can commit but let him know you may have to bail if you get callback offers. Tough situation. Just be prepared to not be able to go.


I don't know why this was posted anon. It was me.

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Re: Friend's Wedding Late August 1L Summer?

Postby dgraba1 » Sat May 11, 2013 2:57 pm

I had a similar situation this past fall: attending a bachelor party and wedding both in late August after OCIs and during prime callback time (I was best man, so didn't really have a choice to skip either...). It was not a problem at all in terms of scheduling callbacks; you should have no need to buy a refundable ticket or worry about cancelling. Losing one Monday for callbacks is no big deal. Firms almost always have a ton of days available for interviewing purposes.

The stretch consisting of OCI & callbacks is pretty stressful. I found attending wedding festivities right in the middle of it was actually a welcome chance to get away from the process for a little bit, and I felt recharged for my later interviews.

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Re: Friend's Wedding Late August 1L Summer?

Postby Sup Kid » Sat May 11, 2013 3:53 pm

This /thread.
kaiser wrote:2 days in late August, so long as it doesn't mess with OCI, is totally fine. Its not like the firm will say "well, if you can't make that Monday in late August, our next callback slot is late September". Schedule fast as soon as you hear back, and if you get those callbacks done in early September, you are totally fine.

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Re: Friend's Wedding Late August 1L Summer?

Postby BVest » Sat May 11, 2013 8:48 pm

HellOnHeels wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:
But who the fuck has their wedding on a Monday?


it's cheaper than having it on a saturday or even a sunday :wink:


Or any other day of the week for that matter.

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Re: Friend's Wedding Late August 1L Summer?

Postby 09042014 » Sat May 11, 2013 8:50 pm

HellOnHeels wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:
But who the fuck has their wedding on a Monday?


it's cheaper than having it on a saturday or even a sunday :wink:


But costs your guests 50K worth of Vacation days. Negative externalizes FTL.

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Re: Friend's Wedding Late August 1L Summer?

Postby GATORTIM » Sat May 11, 2013 9:10 pm

Are the bridesmaids hott?

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Re: Friend's Wedding Late August 1L Summer?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat May 11, 2013 9:20 pm

Bronck wrote:I posted this in the 1L Exam Prep thread as well, but I think this is probably a more appropriate place to get more responses:

One of my best friends is having his wedding the end of August (Monday the 26th), but he lives on the west coast. How viable is it going to be to make it out there in light of OCI/CBs? I know I want to keep my schedule as open as possible so that I can schedule a CB (assuming I get one lol), at the soonest possible date.... I could fly out over the weekend and fly back Monday evening (though this would mean I'd be coming in the morning of Tuesday -- which means I could potentially be losing 2 days)



Tell your friend to get married on Friday or Saturday or Sunday .

why Monday wedding ?

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Re: Friend's Wedding Late August 1L Summer?

Postby jayman12 » Sun May 12, 2013 9:34 pm

Ya seriously, we need ALL relevant info, before we can make formulate an opinion on this
GATORTIM wrote:Are the bridesmaids hott?

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Re: Friend's Wedding Late August 1L Summer?

Postby kryptix » Sun May 12, 2013 10:51 pm

I had a baby the week after OCI that messed with timings a bit with rescheduled callbacks, didn't get offers from any of those but they seemed nice enough about it... Ended up with something anyway so probably not a big deal in the long run.

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Re: Friend's Wedding Late August 1L Summer?

Postby 20160810 » Mon May 13, 2013 10:11 pm

BlueDiamond wrote:You do not miss OCI under any circumstances.

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This is probably not awesome real-life advice. If this is a really good friend, blowing off his wedding is going to be a problem, and moreover going to weddings is just something you should do when you can. OCI lasts two weeks, missing one day isn't likely to leave you jobless. If you end up with interviews that day, contact the firm and explain the situation and offer to come to them for an alternative interview. I did this once and they were fine with it.




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