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Bay Diversity Fair at SF

Postby Anonymous User » Tue May 28, 2013 1:32 am

Is it worth it if you aren't that diverse? I know Asians aren't that "diverse"

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Re: Bay Diversity Fair at SF

Postby togepi » Tue May 28, 2013 1:57 am

Anonymous User wrote:Is it worth it if you aren't that diverse? I know Asians aren't that "diverse"


I believe Asians get more of a boost compared to law school admissions, but that boost is miniscule in the sense that you're more diverse than a white guy.

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Re: Bay Diversity Fair at SF

Postby Anonymous User » Tue May 28, 2013 2:16 am

Anonymous User wrote:Is it worth it if you aren't that diverse? I know Asians aren't that "diverse"

I struck out at OCI and an Asian classmate of mine with worse grades/journal got more offers from the BADF than I got interviews total during OCI.

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Re: Bay Diversity Fair at SF

Postby togepi » Tue May 28, 2013 4:04 am

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Anonymous User wrote:Is it worth it if you aren't that diverse? I know Asians aren't that "diverse"

I struck out at OCI and an Asian classmate of mine with worse grades/journal got more offers from the BADF than I got interviews total during OCI.


That makes me feel somewhat comforting. I'm full Korean and plan on heading to the SEMJF. Hopefully I'll have some luck there if I come up dry at OCI.

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Re: Bay Diversity Fair at SF

Postby Anonymous User » Tue May 28, 2013 9:39 am

There were a lot of Asian/Indian people there last year. An Indian friend got an offer from there.

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Re: Bay Diversity Fair at SF

Postby Anonymous User » Tue May 28, 2013 2:50 pm

What about Chinese? I feel like they get less of a boost than other Asian minorities like Viet or Indian.

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Re: Bay Diversity Fair at SF

Postby Anonymous User » Tue May 28, 2013 2:56 pm

Anonymous User wrote:What about Chinese? I feel like they get less of a boost than other Asian minorities like Viet or Indian.


I went to a couple of these as a pasty-ass white guy and never got asked about it.

I think you're also overestimating the role URM plays in hiring; it's not like admissions where it's a measurable boost to your stats. It's a good soft that they'll look at but you're not getting tons of callbacks just for being a URM. And they're not sitting there distinguishing between each minority that walks in, making sure they fill some kind of quota.

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Re: Bay Diversity Fair at SF

Postby Anonymous User » Tue May 28, 2013 8:53 pm

I went to this a couple of years ago. It's helpful to get a few extra screening interviews, especially for smaller Bay Area Firms that might not come to your school.

That being said, I don't get the impression that law firms callback very many people from this Fair. Anecdotally, I had 6 interviews and I got 1 callback that led to an eventual offer. There are statistics listed on the official website.

Bottom Line: go for extra interviews, but don't go out of your way to do so

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Re: Bay Diversity Fair at SF

Postby Anonymous User » Tue May 28, 2013 9:12 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I went to this a couple of years ago. It's helpful to get a few extra screening interviews, especially for smaller Bay Area Firms that might not come to your school.

That being said, I don't get the impression that law firms callback very many people from this Fair. Anecdotally, I had 6 interviews and I got 1 callback that led to an eventual offer. There are statistics listed on the official website.

Bottom Line: go for extra interviews, but don't go out of your way to do so


Hmm, worth it to spend about $200 bucks for air-ticket? Good thing its only one day with no hotel costs...

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Re: Bay Diversity Fair at SF

Postby Borhas » Tue May 28, 2013 9:50 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Is it worth it if you aren't that diverse? I know Asians aren't that "diverse"


I know Asians who got jobs that way

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Re: Bay Diversity Fair at SF

Postby Anonymous User » Tue May 28, 2013 10:57 pm

Anonymous User wrote:That being said, I don't get the impression that law firms callback very many people from this Fair. Anecdotally, I had 6 interviews and I got 1 callback that led to an eventual offer. There are statistics listed on the official website.

I also went to this Fair a couple years ago. I had top stats (t14, top 5%) at the time. I had 8-9 interviews, 3 CBs and 2 offers, 1 rejection. I recommend going to get good interview practice. I wouldn't, however, interview with your top firm(s) if you can bid on that firm to your OCI and you can fill your schedule at the Fair.

I found myself getting better at interviewing as the season went on. Although everything eventually worked out, it was not ideal to have a top choice at the Fair as my 8th interview that day.

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Re: Bay Diversity Fair at SF

Postby Lasers » Tue May 28, 2013 11:56 pm

worth it, if just for OCI practice. also, despite the fact offers are pretty rare from the BADCF, people do get offers so there's always a chance you'll be one of the lucky ones.

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Re: Bay Diversity Fair at SF

Postby togepi » Wed May 29, 2013 12:50 am

How big of a boost would it be to attend these diversity fairs as an Asian who is also patent bar A eligible? (non EE/CS engineering major) I'm just wondering if I have to choose between attending a patent fair vs a diversity fair which would be best. (sub 3.0 GPA)

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Re: Bay Diversity Fair at SF

Postby Anonymous User » Wed May 29, 2013 1:50 am

Anonymous User wrote:What about Chinese? I feel like they get less of a boost than other Asian minorities like Viet or Indian.


I'm Chinese and struck out at the NWMJF. Seven screeners.

Landed an SA through mass mailing.

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Re: Bay Diversity Fair at SF

Postby Anonymous User » Wed May 29, 2013 3:31 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:What about Chinese? I feel like they get less of a boost than other Asian minorities like Viet or Indian.


I'm Chinese and struck out at the NWMJF. Seven screeners.

Landed an SA through mass mailing.


School and Rank?

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Re: Bay Diversity Fair at SF

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jun 01, 2013 12:45 am

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Anonymous User wrote:What about Chinese? I feel like they get less of a boost than other Asian minorities like Viet or Indian.


I'm Chinese and struck out at the NWMJF. Seven screeners.

Landed an SA through mass mailing.


School and Rank?


Top 15% at T2. Transferred to T1.

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Re: Bay Diversity Fair at SF

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jun 01, 2013 1:54 pm

Hey guys, I just registered and the firms at 95% SF firms. What if I don't want to work in SF, should i still do it for the summer and try to lateral to a different location after the bar?

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Re: Bay Diversity Fair at SF

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jun 01, 2013 9:39 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Hey guys, I just registered and the firms at 95% SF firms. What if I don't want to work in SF, should i still do it for the summer and try to lateral to a different location after the bar?


as in you'd like to work in a different part of the bay?

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Re: Bay Diversity Fair at SF

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jun 01, 2013 9:58 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Hey guys, I just registered and the firms at 95% SF firms. What if I don't want to work in SF, should i still do it for the summer and try to lateral to a different location after the bar?


as in you'd like to work in a different part of the bay?

No, maybe like in LA/socal. Or are you pretty much stuck in the bay area

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Re: Bay Diversity Fair at SF

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jun 02, 2013 3:14 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Hey guys, I just registered and the firms at 95% SF firms. What if I don't want to work in SF, should i still do it for the summer and try to lateral to a different location after the bar?


as in you'd like to work in a different part of the bay?

No, maybe like in LA/socal. Or are you pretty much stuck in the bay area


you should bring your A game to the BAY diversity fair regardless because ITE




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