2013 Bay Area Diversity Fair

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Re: 2013 Bay Area Diversity Fair

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 01, 2013 5:39 pm

No ties, below median at low T14, 25 bids, 1 preselect and 0 alternates. One of the better firms from the list I bid on, so pleasantly surprised and satisfied. Hoping to snag another via the lottery.

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Re: 2013 Bay Area Diversity Fair

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 01, 2013 5:41 pm

Anonymous User wrote:No ties, below median at low T14, 25 bids, 1 preselect and 0 alternates. One of the better firms from the list I bid on, so pleasantly surprised and satisfied. Hoping to snag another via the lottery.

Do you mind sharing how far below median and which preselect? And if you have a science/tch or IP/Patent background?

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Re: 2013 Bay Area Diversity Fair

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 01, 2013 5:55 pm

A new announcement says "the lottery selection process (25% of each schedule) will be activated on Monday, July 8." It sounds like the lottery slots have not been given out yet.

The alternate sign-up happens on July 9, and I'm guessing that's when all the declined preselect slots will be given out to the alternates.

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Re: 2013 Bay Area Diversity Fair

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 01, 2013 6:02 pm

Median at MVP. 25 Bids, 1 preselect (DLA Piper) so far, 0 alternates. Not going for IP, but I have worked at a couple of tech startups.

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Re: 2013 Bay Area Diversity Fair

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 01, 2013 6:02 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:No ties, below median at low T14, 25 bids, 1 preselect and 0 alternates. One of the better firms from the list I bid on, so pleasantly surprised and satisfied. Hoping to snag another via the lottery.

Do you mind sharing how far below median and which preselect? And if you have a science/tch or IP/Patent background?


Bottom 35-45% I think. Rather not share which firm because it'd expose me come law fair ( :oops: ) but it's a market-paying, large international firm. No tech background whatsoever.

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Re: 2013 Bay Area Diversity Fair

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 01, 2013 6:04 pm

Just got a Fenwick alternate. So Fenwick might be up.

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Re: 2013 Bay Area Diversity Fair

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 01, 2013 6:04 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:No ties, below median at low T14, 25 bids, 1 preselect and 0 alternates. One of the better firms from the list I bid on, so pleasantly surprised and satisfied. Hoping to snag another via the lottery.

Do you mind sharing how far below median and which preselect? And if you have a science/tch or IP/Patent background?


Bottom 35-45% I think. Rather not share which firm because it'd expose me come law fair ( :oops: ) but it's a market-paying, large international firm. No tech background whatsoever.

Well damn, congrats friend. Hope you nail the interview.

ETA: oops. Didn't anon-quote. LOL hi guys.

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Re: 2013 Bay Area Diversity Fair

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 01, 2013 6:05 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Just got a Fenwick alternate. So Fenwick might be up.

Fenwick is crossed off the list, so yup looks like theyr'e up.

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Re: 2013 Bay Area Diversity Fair

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 01, 2013 6:05 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:No ties, below median at low T14, 25 bids, 1 preselect and 0 alternates. One of the better firms from the list I bid on, so pleasantly surprised and satisfied. Hoping to snag another via the lottery.

Do you mind sharing how far below median and which preselect? And if you have a science/tch or IP/Patent background?


Bottom 35-45% I think. Rather not share which firm because it'd expose me come law fair ( :oops: ) but it's a market-paying, large international firm. No tech background whatsoever.

Well damn, congrats friend. Hope you nail the interview.

ETA: oops. Didn't anon-quote. LOL hi guys.


haha thank you!

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Re: 2013 Bay Area Diversity Fair

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 01, 2013 6:07 pm

So even if it says "not invited" now, there's a possibility I might get a pre-select later? Or have they made up their minds to reject me, just haven't decided about others -__-

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Re: 2013 Bay Area Diversity Fair

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 01, 2013 6:10 pm

Anonymous User wrote:So even if it says "not invited" now, there's a possibility I might get a pre-select later? Or have they made up their minds to reject me, just haven't decided about others -__-

This is how I feel too. I wish they told us whether or not they've given us a final decision. Like "Undecided" or "Under Review" or something.

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Re: 2013 Bay Area Diversity Fair

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 01, 2013 6:13 pm

Is there anyone here who have attended last year and be able to tell us how many, if at all, lottery spots people end up getting? I see how there's a real good possibility one would get none. For people with 1 alt 0 pre-select, not sure if worth going...

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Re: 2013 Bay Area Diversity Fair

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 01, 2013 6:13 pm

I think unless the firm hasn't released decisions yet, not selected means you were rejected, unfortunately. You still might be able to get some of your top bids at lottery, though.

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Re: 2013 Bay Area Diversity Fair

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 01, 2013 6:17 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I think unless the firm hasn't released decisions yet, not selected means you were rejected, unfortunately. You still might be able to get some of your top bids at lottery, though.


Can anyone who got preselects from Weil/whichever firm released late confirm this?

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Re: 2013 Bay Area Diversity Fair

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 01, 2013 6:23 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:No ties, below median at low T14, 25 bids, 1 preselect and 0 alternates. One of the better firms from the list I bid on, so pleasantly surprised and satisfied. Hoping to snag another via the lottery.

Do you mind sharing how far below median and which preselect? And if you have a science/tch or IP/Patent background?


Bottom 35-45% I think. Rather not share which firm because it'd expose me come law fair ( :oops: ) but it's a market-paying, large international firm. No tech background whatsoever.


That's amazing...! Are you applying for litigation or corporate?

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Re: 2013 Bay Area Diversity Fair

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 01, 2013 6:24 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:I think unless the firm hasn't released decisions yet, not selected means you were rejected, unfortunately. You still might be able to get some of your top bids at lottery, though.


Can anyone who got preselects from Weil/whichever firm released late confirm this?

I don't know what exactly to confirm. I can tell you that I got a Weil pre-select about the same time that Weil was crossed off the list of firms that hadn't submitted yet. Before that it said "not invited."

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Re: 2013 Bay Area Diversity Fair

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 01, 2013 6:28 pm

weil said not invited and then it switched. but the switch was simultaneous with the cross-out.

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Re: 2013 Bay Area Diversity Fair

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 01, 2013 6:33 pm

Anonymous User wrote:weil said not invited and then it switched. but the switch was simultaneous with the cross-out.


That's what I was asking. Thank you! :D

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Re: 2013 Bay Area Diversity Fair

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 01, 2013 6:36 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:No ties, below median at low T14, 25 bids, 1 preselect and 0 alternates. One of the better firms from the list I bid on, so pleasantly surprised and satisfied. Hoping to snag another via the lottery.

Do you mind sharing how far below median and which preselect? And if you have a science/tch or IP/Patent background?


Bottom 35-45% I think. Rather not share which firm because it'd expose me come law fair ( :oops: ) but it's a market-paying, large international firm. No tech background whatsoever.


That's amazing...! Are you applying for litigation or corporate?


I'm generally looking at firms that let you try both, this particular office appears to focus on litigation.

Thanks guys, I'm excited. More relieved (for OCI and stuff), too!

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Re: 2013 Bay Area Diversity Fair

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 01, 2013 8:19 pm

Since it's after 5, should we assume that's all for today and the rest of the firms will post tomorrow? Anyone know how it's worked in the past when there were late postings?

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Re: 2013 Bay Area Diversity Fair

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 01, 2013 10:52 pm

For those with 1-2 interviews, are you going to fly out to SF?

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Re: 2013 Bay Area Diversity Fair

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 02, 2013 10:34 am

willing to trade an arm, leg and a panda for a fenwick interview...

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Re: 2013 Bay Area Diversity Fair

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 02, 2013 11:53 am

Why is everyone interested in Fenwick so much...?

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Re: 2013 Bay Area Diversity Fair

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 02, 2013 11:53 am

Anonymous User wrote:Why is everyone interested in Fenwick so much...?

Yeah I don't get it either.

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Re: 2013 Bay Area Diversity Fair

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 02, 2013 12:04 pm

Morgan Lewis & Bockius crossed off.




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