2013 Vault/MCCA Legal Diversity Career Fair

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2013 Vault/MCCA Legal Diversity Career Fair

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jun 03, 2013 10:15 pm

Has anyone attended this as a 3L and had any success? I struck out last year at OCI and ended up doing a government internship this summer instead. I know every year is different, just wondering if anyone can comment on their experience.

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Re: 2013 Vault/MCCA Legal Diversity Career Fair

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jun 03, 2013 11:25 pm

Isn't it worthless for 2Ls? I don't have the time to search the forum but I think I remember reading it was. If that's the case, it's probably worthless for 3Ls. From looking at other diversity fairs though (I'm in a similar position) the pickings are not good. The most I've seen is 4 employers looking for 3Ls.

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Re: 2013 Vault/MCCA Legal Diversity Career Fair

Postby TaipeiMort » Mon Jun 03, 2013 11:33 pm

3L hiring is need-based. This means you really can't gauge what is going to happen. Commonly, firms will have one or two spots created by new needs, or failed summers. They will sometimes post these positions on their websites. Sometimes, these are big shifts, like when NYC M&A recovered quickly than everyone thought and firms like Kirkland took on 20 extra entry-levels. More often, they first turn to current attorneys, who will submit resumes of people they would like to recommend (especially if this is practice-group specific). If this approach fails, they may open it up to everyone. However, the postings you see are like "looking for medical industry corporate attorney-- 2 years of corporate medical industry experience required." Thereafter, there is basically post-bar hiring.

The game is really difficult. You need to start networking now to have any shot.

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Re: 2013 Vault/MCCA Legal Diversity Career Fair

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jun 04, 2013 12:42 am

Anonymous User wrote:Isn't it worthless for 2Ls? I don't have the time to search the forum but I think I remember reading it was. If that's the case, it's probably worthless for 3Ls. From looking at other diversity fairs though (I'm in a similar position) the pickings are not good. The most I've seen is 4 employers looking for 3Ls.


I was told this was one of the better ones for 2Ls. But the people that do well here often would do well at OCI so it's really not that beneficial. This fair takes place in early August and I know firms usually asses their 3L need later in the summer. I guess this may also be why only a handful of employers come looking for 3Ls. I do recall reading at least one or two 3ls that at least got callbacks from this. I've already started networking, etc, just was curious about this. Especially since I am in DC for the summer interning, so I wouldn't have to travel far to attend.

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Re: 2013 Vault/MCCA Legal Diversity Career Fair

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 01, 2013 4:12 pm

Looks like preselects for this are going out.

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Re: 2013 Vault/MCCA Legal Diversity Career Fair

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 01, 2013 6:09 pm

anything? are these rolling invites up to the event?

i've got one. median at lower t14.

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Re: 2013 Vault/MCCA Legal Diversity Career Fair

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 01, 2013 7:29 pm

Where do you go to check for preselects? So far I've only been able to upload my resume and fill out registration info.

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Re: 2013 Vault/MCCA Legal Diversity Career Fair

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 01, 2013 7:33 pm

All I have is one from Baker Botts so far.
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Re: 2013 Vault/MCCA Legal Diversity Career Fair

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 01, 2013 9:36 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Where do you go to check for preselects? So far I've only been able to upload my resume and fill out registration info.


baker botts emailed theirs out.. i think that is the only way we'll be hearing from the firms. but, based on last years thread they were giving out the invites over a span of a few weeks. i'm guessing baker botts is the first.

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Re: 2013 Vault/MCCA Legal Diversity Career Fair

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 08, 2013 6:23 pm

Any other firms come out besides Baker Botts and McGuireWoods? Also, does anybody know what offices McGuireWoods is interviewing for?

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Re: 2013 Vault/MCCA Legal Diversity Career Fair

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 08, 2013 7:02 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Any other firms come out besides Baker Botts and McGuireWoods? Also, does anybody know what offices McGuireWoods is interviewing for?


I got one for Ogletree Deakins. Also have no idea which office they are interviewing for.

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Re: 2013 Vault/MCCA Legal Diversity Career Fair

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 08, 2013 7:06 pm

Interviewed at this fair as a 3L. Interview was useless, frankly. Felt like I left a good impression with the interviewer, and he/she was very upbeat when I followed up, but never got a CB. I hope you guys are luckier than me.

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Re: 2013 Vault/MCCA Legal Diversity Career Fair

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 08, 2013 7:23 pm

Any 3Ls get any interview invites yet?

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Re: 2013 Vault/MCCA Legal Diversity Career Fair

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 15, 2013 2:15 pm

any new interview invites go out lately? still just sitting on one from baker botts.

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Re: 2013 Vault/MCCA Legal Diversity Career Fair

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 16, 2013 1:56 pm

I'm a 3L and I got one today from a regional firm that often hires from my regional school.

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Re: 2013 Vault/MCCA Legal Diversity Career Fair

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 16, 2013 3:12 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I'm a 3L and I got one today from a regional firm that often hires from my regional school.



I am also a 3L who got one today from a regional firm. Not sure if they recruit at my school.

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Re: 2013 Vault/MCCA Legal Diversity Career Fair

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 17, 2013 1:22 pm

Sutherland today.

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Re: 2013 Vault/MCCA Legal Diversity Career Fair

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 17, 2013 2:59 pm

Latham as well today.

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Re: 2013 Vault/MCCA Legal Diversity Career Fair

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 17, 2013 3:48 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Latham as well today.


got this too. any idea which offices they're recruiting for?

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Re: 2013 Vault/MCCA Legal Diversity Career Fair

Postby LFH_intheflesh » Wed Jul 17, 2013 3:51 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Latham as well today.


got this too. any idea which offices they're recruiting for?


One would assume DC? Got one but there's no specification of office in the email or on the fair website.

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Re: 2013 Vault/MCCA Legal Diversity Career Fair

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 17, 2013 7:02 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:I'm a 3L and I got one today from a regional firm that often hires from my regional school.



I am also a 3L who got one today from a regional firm. Not sure if they recruit at my school.



Mind sharing your stats? So far I've gotten no love from firms!

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Re: 2013 Vault/MCCA Legal Diversity Career Fair

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 23, 2013 11:25 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I'm a 3L and I got one today from a regional firm that often hires from my regional school.



I am also a 3L who got one today from a regional firm. Not sure if they recruit at my school.



Mind sharing your stats? So far I've gotten no love from firms!

When I get the offer, I'll tell.

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Re: 2013 Vault/MCCA Legal Diversity Career Fair

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 02, 2013 8:58 am

how come no one is talking about this? 4 screeners today. 2 of them i'm pretty sure i have no chance at, so i'm not sure why i was pre-selected. the cynical side of me thinks it's so the firm can report they interviewed more minorities. the other 2 interviews i feel pretty good about! good luck everyone.

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Re: 2013 Vault/MCCA Legal Diversity Career Fair

Postby LFH_intheflesh » Fri Aug 02, 2013 10:21 am

Because there is nothing really to report until the callback stage?

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Re: 2013 Vault/MCCA Legal Diversity Career Fair

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 02, 2013 4:48 pm

Went today. Not sure how serious the firms are about hiring people. But I had one screener. Sounded pretty promising. But definitely not holding my breath. If anyone gets callbacks and or offers, please post here.




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