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Re: NYU EIW Madness 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 19, 2013 2:34 pm

Got 23 screeners. 15 out of my top 20. Missed Akin Gump at 16.

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Re: NYU EIW Madness 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 19, 2013 2:37 pm

17 of 20 all NYC, missed Sidley at 15. Got Wachtell at 29, SullCrom at 31. 23 total.

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Re: NYU EIW Madness 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 19, 2013 2:40 pm

26 total (24 NY, 2 in secondary markets--but I focused very heavily on NY, so that was expected).

Top 12, 6 from 14-21, 7 from 25-33, and 47.

Only surprise (to me) was missing Skadden at 13. That maybe shouldn't have been a surprise, though?

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Re: NYU EIW Madness 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 19, 2013 2:51 pm

Anonymous User wrote:22 screeners, but only 13 out of my first 20. Missed Proskauer at 6 and Paul Hastings at 9. Not upset at the number of screeners, but definitely a little sad about only getting 13/20.


In my year, I missed Paul Hastings in my top 5. Those slightly less elite firms are by far the hardest to get. The top kids still bid them, and the lower-ranked students also bid them as their top choices (since they aren't competitive for the higher tier of firms). So everyone bids on those firms like Paul Hastings, Cadwalader, Akin Gump, etc.

Make sure to visit hospitality suites to drop resumes. My doing this, and speaking with recruiting about lining stuff up, I got an extra screener from one firm, and got a direct callback from another firm. Plus, by getting in touch with some alum-partners at firms where I didn't get lottery interviews (but where I had dropped a resume), many ended up giving recruiting a nudge for me, and it led to something like 5 additional callbacks.

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Re: NYU EIW Madness 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 19, 2013 2:57 pm

Got 19, all in New York. Got 12 of my first 13, 17 of top 20. Missed Kasowitz at 5 (anyone know where the cutoff was?), got Cadwalader at 28.

I actually got Sidley at 6, but to answer some questions, got Paul Hastings at 2, missed Kramer Levin at 24

Not mad at all. Except that Quinn still dinged me and I wouldn't have even bothered going through this.

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Re: NYU EIW Madness 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 19, 2013 3:07 pm

Got 30 with 19/20. Missed Skadden at 10 and it looks like I got conflicted out of Cleary :(

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Re: NYU EIW Madness 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 19, 2013 4:45 pm

Number of screeners: 25
Markets: DC, NY, LA, Palo Alto

No screener at:
-Sidley Austin (NY) @ 7
-Kirkland (NY) @ 19

Screeners at:
-Akin (NY) @ 14
-O'Melveny (NY) @ 27
-Sullivan & Cromwell (NY) @ 34
-Cleary Gottlieb (DC) @ 37

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Re: NYU EIW Madness 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 19, 2013 5:02 pm

missed
Linklaters - 7
Paul Hastings - 11
Akin - 16
Kramer - 18
Hogan - 21
got Simpson and DPW at 39/40
19/24, 21 total
btw Milbank was there at 15.

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Re: NYU EIW Madness 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 19, 2013 7:50 pm

3L here. I have an SA that I hope to receive an offer from and no desire to trade up, but bid on 3L OCI just in case. Just to demonstrate how LOLworthy 3L EIW is, I bid on 14 firms and have zero scheduled interviews.

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Re: NYU EIW Madness 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 19, 2013 9:30 pm

29, got all of my top 20. First one I missed was Milbank Tweed at 23rd

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Re: NYU EIW Madness 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jul 20, 2013 1:36 pm

28 total, got 16 of my top 20.

I'm now concerned that maybe I was too ambitious in my bidding. 3.47 GPA, secondary journal, and out of NYC interviews, 7 firms in the highest grade range, and 9 in that second tier grade range. Some WE but nothing exceptional, and I don't have much confidence in my interviewing abilities. Should I be worried? I know we're told that most people will get at least one offer out of EIW, but honestly looking at myself I'm not sure what makes me stand out and what would make a firm want to call me back / offer me.

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Re: NYU EIW Madness 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jul 20, 2013 2:55 pm

24 total. 15 out of top 20. 18 NY.
Notably Missed:
Linklaters at 5
Proskauer at 8

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Re: NYU EIW Madness 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jul 20, 2013 5:34 pm

Anonymous User wrote:28 total, got 16 of my top 20.

I'm now concerned that maybe I was too ambitious in my bidding. 3.47 GPA, secondary journal, and out of NYC interviews, 7 firms in the highest grade range, and 9 in that second tier grade range. Some WE but nothing exceptional, and I don't have much confidence in my interviewing abilities. Should I be worried? I know we're told that most people will get at least one offer out of EIW, but honestly looking at myself I'm not sure what makes me stand out and what would make a firm want to call me back / offer me.


I'm in a very similar situation as you (same gpa, 29 interviews, secondary journal, similar # of interviews with high grade ranges), but all of my interviews are NYC. I don't think we need to worry all too much, just have to practice interviewing.

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Re: NYU EIW Madness 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jul 20, 2013 6:50 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:28 total, got 16 of my top 20.

I'm now concerned that maybe I was too ambitious in my bidding. 3.47 GPA, secondary journal, and out of NYC interviews, 7 firms in the highest grade range, and 9 in that second tier grade range. Some WE but nothing exceptional, and I don't have much confidence in my interviewing abilities. Should I be worried? I know we're told that most people will get at least one offer out of EIW, but honestly looking at myself I'm not sure what makes me stand out and what would make a firm want to call me back / offer me.


I'm in a very similar situation as you (same gpa, 29 interviews, secondary journal, similar # of interviews with high grade ranges), but all of my interviews are NYC. I don't think we need to worry all too much, just have to practice interviewing.

yeah you guys are fine. 21/2 targets and 7 reaches? not a problem

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Re: NYU EIW Madness 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 22, 2013 8:14 am

I have 17 screeners (all in NYC) with 8 in the V10. GPA of 3.8. Do I need need worry about not having enough interviews?

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Re: NYU EIW Madness 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 22, 2013 3:36 pm

You're one of the top 20 students in the class, probably, and that may be conservative. You will be fine unless you are a truly, truly dreadful interviewer, in which case more interview slots probably wouldn't matter anyways.

Just get a good sense of the practice strengths of the firms you're interviewing with. If it's not a V10, maybe also find a way to make clear why you'd dip below what your GPA says you can get.

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Re: NYU EIW Madness 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 29, 2013 12:45 am

Is anyone else interviewing with McKool Smith? Did you notice that apparently they want our undergraduate transcripts? (and a writing sample too)

:shock: :? :evil: :roll: :lol:

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Re: NYU EIW Madness 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 31, 2013 5:41 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I have 17 screeners (all in NYC) with 8 in the V10. GPA of 3.8. Do I need need worry about not having enough interviews?

You do not need to worry about anything unless you are a complete mess in person. I had a little above 3.8 and did 24 screeners. I got callbacks at 21. I received an offer from every callback I went to. You will be fine.

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Re: NYU EIW Madness 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 31, 2013 5:49 pm

Incoming transfer here. Quick question regarding bidding . .

If a firm is interviewing for several offices and you bid their non-NY office, you're still bidding against all those who bid their NY office, correct? I assume this is the case, but then again, I've seen some discuss how, for example, they're bidding Mayer Brown Chicago at 30. If the above is true, wouldn't that need to be something more like 5?

Basically I'm trying to figure out how to bid relatively popular secondary markets like Chicago/LA. I know conventional wisdom says low, but NYU tells us this:

"For example, if Firm A in New York has six schedules and is only interviewing for the New York office, and Firm B in New York has six schedules and is interviewing for its offices in New York, Washington, DC, and Los Angeles, you should rank Firm B higher in order to secure an interview slot because there will be more students applying for Firm B. However, if Firm B has 10 schedules and is interviewing for multiple cities, the algorithm would be more complicated. "

Doesn't that imply popular NY firms' secondary offices should be bid high?

Maybe I'm an idiot, but I would appreciate any help. Thanks!

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Re: NYU EIW Madness 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 08, 2013 12:54 pm

transfer here: got a shit ton of interview. 19 out of 20 then another 7, and most the ones i missed i conflicted out of

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Re: NYU EIW Madness 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 08, 2013 12:56 pm

Anyone willing to drop Chicago or NY Paul Hastings would garner my eternal gratitude :lol:

I went from 21 to 27 b/c of waitlist (1) and open sign up (5) 8)

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Re: NYU EIW Madness 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 08, 2013 3:39 pm

Just under a 3.7 here. I have 20 interviews, all in NY, 6 are V10, 8 are V25, the rest further down. Should I be hustling to get more interviews added onto my schedule?

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Re: NYU EIW Madness 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 09, 2013 5:03 pm

What can employers see in regard to bidding? If we bid them and didnt get an interview can they see that? Can an employer see our whole bid list, what rank we bid them?

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Re: NYU EIW Madness 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 09, 2013 5:07 pm

Anonymous User wrote:What can employers see in regard to bidding? If we bid them and didnt get an interview can they see that? Can an employer see our whole bid list, what rank we bid them?


Employers see nothing about your bidding. They are simply given a schedule with names on it. They don't know how high you bid the firm, and employers you don't get interviews with have no clue whether you even bid them at all. That is something to take advantage of. I contacted lots of firms that I never even bid on, saying that I was very interested in them, but that the lottery didn't pan out in getting me a slot, and asked if we could set something up, and I got a solid number of additional hits this way.

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Re: NYU EIW Madness 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 14, 2013 7:41 pm

Hey everyone, hope EIW day 1 went great. What are your thoughts on sending thank you emails to interviewers?




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