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Re: Cornell AJF 2013 (plus OCI, Boston/DC fairs)

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 19, 2013 9:54 pm

There are still OCI events, and although a lot of those firms aren't NYC big law, around 100K in upstate NY is nothing to sneer at. If you have anything resembling ties to secondary markets, now is the time to start spamming them. Most secondary markets won't start CBs until September. People get good PI late into fall semester/spring semester. The main point is not to get discouraged and not to stop looking. Apply to the various positions that will be spammed via listserve, etc etc.

Also, not all silences are dings. Firms know that they will have far from 100% yield on their offers, so as they start getting dinged by applicants, they will reach out to people that they have on "hold" for CB's. There will still be CB's going out this week.

Also remember that a lot of your classmates will stop giving two shits about grades during 2L/3L. If you select classes smartly and gun strategically, you can pull up your grades enough to be competitive for federal clerkships (even if in flyover districts). That is another way into biglaw if you've missed the 2L/3L AJF boat.

Best of luck, and Don't Panic.

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Re: Cornell AJF 2013 (plus OCI, Boston/DC fairs)

Postby hephaestus » Tue Aug 20, 2013 4:03 pm

Any other CBs that are not listed in the OP? There are still some firms not in the CB list at all (eg Gibson Dunn).

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Re: Cornell AJF 2013 (plus OCI, Boston/DC fairs)

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 20, 2013 4:21 pm

ImNoScar wrote:Any other CBs that are not listed in the OP? There are still some firms not in the CB list at all (eg Gibson Dunn).


GDC LA CB went out sometime during AJF

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Re: Cornell AJF 2013 (plus OCI, Boston/DC fairs)

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 20, 2013 6:49 pm

Seriously, put some thought into cover letters for secondary markets that you have ties to, and you will get results. Especially your hometown.

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Re: Cornell AJF 2013 (plus OCI, Boston/DC fairs)

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 21, 2013 2:16 pm

Cravath ding post-CB.
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Re: Cornell AJF 2013 (plus OCI, Boston/DC fairs)

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 21, 2013 5:31 pm

Latham NY ding.

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Re: Cornell AJF 2013 (plus OCI, Boston/DC fairs)

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 21, 2013 10:54 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Latham NY ding.

Did you interview yesterday and go to the reception?

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Re: Cornell AJF 2013 (plus OCI, Boston/DC fairs)

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 21, 2013 11:02 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Latham NY ding.

Did you interview yesterday and go to the reception?

No. This is a ding from my initial screener during AJF.

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Re: Cornell AJF 2013 (plus OCI, Boston/DC fairs)

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 22, 2013 11:43 am

For 3Ls: After accepting an offer, what does a firm's background check entail? Just criminal records and/or finances? Really just want to know if they'll be asking for references. Not sure what my 1L employer will say.

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Re: Cornell AJF 2013 (plus OCI, Boston/DC fairs)

Postby Arbiter213 » Thu Aug 22, 2013 12:12 pm

Anonymous User wrote:For 3Ls: After accepting an offer, what does a firm's background check entail? Just criminal records and/or finances? Really just want to know if they'll be asking for references. Not sure what my 1L employer will say.


wow, did you get fired or something?

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Re: Cornell AJF 2013 (plus OCI, Boston/DC fairs)

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 22, 2013 12:26 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:For 3Ls: After accepting an offer, what does a firm's background check entail? Just criminal records and/or finances? Really just want to know if they'll be asking for references. Not sure what my 1L employer will say.


wow, did you get fired or something?


No, not that serious. I'm just paranoid they won't say all positive things because I made a procedural mistake my last week that definitely irritated at least one attorney.

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Re: Cornell AJF 2013 (plus OCI, Boston/DC fairs)

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 22, 2013 3:32 pm

Any news from K&E Chi?

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Re: Cornell AJF 2013 (plus OCI, Boston/DC fairs)

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 22, 2013 3:35 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Any news from K&E Chi?


At least one offer.

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Re: Cornell AJF 2013 (plus OCI, Boston/DC fairs)

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 22, 2013 3:45 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Any news from K&E Chi?


At least one offer.


The heck, I haven't even heard of a callback....

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Re: Cornell AJF 2013 (plus OCI, Boston/DC fairs)

Postby hephaestus » Thu Aug 22, 2013 4:00 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Any news from K&E Chi?


At least one offer.


The heck, I haven't even heard of a callback....

At least some CBs went out the week of AJF, according to someone earlier ITT.

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Re: Cornell AJF 2013 (plus OCI, Boston/DC fairs)

Postby jfitz11 » Fri Aug 23, 2013 2:57 pm

Anyone heard from Winston after a CB?

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Re: Cornell AJF 2013 (plus OCI, Boston/DC fairs)

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 23, 2013 11:27 pm

Anyone else without CBs...?

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Re: Cornell AJF 2013 (plus OCI, Boston/DC fairs)

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 24, 2013 6:38 am

Anonymous User wrote:Anyone else without CBs...?


I personally have heard about nine w/o cb's.

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Re: Cornell AJF 2013 (plus OCI, Boston/DC fairs)

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 24, 2013 9:45 am

Anonymous User wrote:Anyone else without CBs...?


I had no CBs coming out of AJF but have gotten 4 through sending out cover letters and resumes. Don't give up.

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Re: Cornell AJF 2013 (plus OCI, Boston/DC fairs)

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 24, 2013 9:49 am

So what is the protocol for scheduling two different CBs back to back (on different days) as far as asking for reimbursement? Can I ask the firms to split the airfare? That seems awkward.

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Re: Cornell AJF 2013 (plus OCI, Boston/DC fairs)

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 24, 2013 10:05 am

Anonymous User wrote:So what is the protocol for scheduling two different CBs back to back (on different days) as far as asking for reimbursement? Can I ask the firms to split the airfare? That seems awkward.


There's a standard NALP form- one is a host, you submit to them, and they split and bill.
http://www.nalp.org/assets/1199_travexp08.pdf

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Re: Cornell AJF 2013 (plus OCI, Boston/DC fairs)

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 24, 2013 5:34 pm

stroock post CB snail mail ding

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Re: Cornell AJF 2013 (plus OCI, Boston/DC fairs)

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 28, 2013 12:57 am

Any news from OCI #1 yet?

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Re: Cornell AJF 2013 (plus OCI, Boston/DC fairs)

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 28, 2013 4:21 pm

Anyone hear either way post-CB at Ropes?

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Re: Cornell AJF 2013 (plus OCI, Boston/DC fairs)

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 28, 2013 8:07 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Any news from OCI #1 yet?




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