Is biglaw hiring all wrapped up?

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Is biglaw hiring all wrapped up?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 25, 2013 12:15 am

2L here. I interviewed with approx. 20 firms at OCI. Had 3 CBs. Radio silence from all 3 (it's been anywhere from 1-3 weeks since those CBs happened).

I also mass-mailed over 150 firms. I know it's not enough. Got one phone interview and was later dinged.

At this point of the hiring season, are biglaw SA positions out of reach for me?

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Re: Is biglaw hiring all wrapped up?

Postby bk1 » Wed Sep 25, 2013 12:16 am

No.

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Re: Is biglaw hiring all wrapped up?

Postby Danger Zone » Wed Sep 25, 2013 12:16 am

Sure feels like it.

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Re: Is biglaw hiring all wrapped up?

Postby 2014 » Wed Sep 25, 2013 12:17 am

Not done, you hear stories every year of people getting offers into October. Your odds definitely go down by the day though and if you intend to add more firms to your mass mail list (you probably should), you should do so tomorrow.

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Re: Is biglaw hiring all wrapped up?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 25, 2013 12:20 am

OP here.

I appreciate the encouragement. I will push on and cross my fingers.

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Re: Is biglaw hiring all wrapped up?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 25, 2013 1:10 am

Anonymous User wrote:OP here.

I appreciate the encouragement. I will push on and cross my fingers.


I was offered a screener earlier today at a V50 in NYC, not an offer but I doubt they would have invited me to interview if they were full. There are fewer spots by the day, but there will definitely be firms who end up not filling their classes through OCI who turn to mass-mail.

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Re: Is biglaw hiring all wrapped up?

Postby iLaw » Wed Sep 25, 2013 5:32 am

If 100% of a firm’s offers were accepted, they are done. The firms with less than a 100% acceptance rate will continue to tender offers. I am using last year as the basis for this conjecture supported by recent comments from firms calling this era “post-recession.”

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Re: Is biglaw hiring all wrapped up?

Postby alicrimson » Tue Oct 01, 2013 2:35 pm

For some reason, things seem to be happening a lot later this year. From 3Ls who heard weeks later on SA offers to 2L callbacks. A group of 2Ls are still going on big law callbacks that I went on the year prior in early September. Idk why, things just seem late for some reason.

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Re: Is biglaw hiring all wrapped up?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Oct 01, 2013 4:38 pm

2L friend just got an offer last night after 2 weeks of radio silence. New York.

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Re: Is biglaw hiring all wrapped up?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Oct 01, 2013 5:26 pm

I received a CB this week.

ETA: NYC

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Re: Is biglaw hiring all wrapped up?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Oct 01, 2013 5:30 pm

Had a screener today. NYC

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Re: Is biglaw hiring all wrapped up?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Oct 01, 2013 5:39 pm

Anyone have screeners/CBs with non-NYC firms?

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Re: Is biglaw hiring all wrapped up?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Oct 01, 2013 5:41 pm

Having a phone screener tmr. NYC

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Re: Is biglaw hiring all wrapped up?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Oct 01, 2013 5:43 pm

Would people mind posting firms that are still doing screeners/CBs? Thanks.

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Re: Is biglaw hiring all wrapped up?

Postby Pokemon » Tue Oct 01, 2013 6:17 pm

It is totally wrapped up. Do not apply to anything biglaw related from now on. Even if it is a resume collect, it is probably just an elaborate flame.

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Re: Is biglaw hiring all wrapped up?

Postby 3|ink » Tue Oct 01, 2013 6:57 pm

Pokemon wrote:It is totally wrapped up. Do not apply to anything biglaw related from now on. Even if it is a resume collect, it is probably just an elaborate flame.

I happen to know for a fact that this person's opinion is both wrong and shit trolling.
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Re: Is biglaw hiring all wrapped up?

Postby Pokemon » Tue Oct 01, 2013 7:03 pm

3|ink wrote:
Pokemon wrote:It is totally wrapped up. Do not apply to anything biglaw related from now on. Even if it is a resume collect, it is probably just an elaborate flame.

I happen to know for a fact that this person's opinion is both wrong and shit trolling.


It is a joke...

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Re: Is biglaw hiring all wrapped up?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Oct 01, 2013 8:13 pm

V30 CB offer today. soon after a V100 telling me their class was full. It varies by firm and some yields were better than others. Try and fill those holes.

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Re: Is biglaw hiring all wrapped up?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Oct 01, 2013 8:41 pm

Just spoke with an individual at a V50 who informed me that they won't be done interviewing for two weeks(!!), and offers would be going out after that. Send out them apps.

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Re: Is biglaw hiring all wrapped up?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Oct 01, 2013 8:52 pm

I got an offer in November (2 years ago; secondary market).

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Re: Is biglaw hiring all wrapped up?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Oct 01, 2013 8:56 pm

What markets are people having/had some success with at this point in the game?

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Re: Is biglaw hiring all wrapped up?

Postby wiz » Tue Oct 01, 2013 8:58 pm

Anonymous User wrote:What markets are people having/had some success with at this point in the game?


I know people are still having success in New York and Boston.

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Re: Is biglaw hiring all wrapped up?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Oct 01, 2013 9:00 pm

wiz wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:What markets are people having/had some success with at this point in the game?


I know people are still having success in New York and Boston.


Cool cool.

Any particular firms, or just those markets in general?

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Re: Is biglaw hiring all wrapped up?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Oct 01, 2013 9:05 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
wiz wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:What markets are people having/had some success with at this point in the game?


I know people are still having success in New York and Boston.


Cool cool.

Any particular firms, or just those markets in general?


In addition, I know I have nothing to lose, but I just want to know the board's thoughts on my chances.

I go to a T20, top 1/3, secondary journal, URM, and good legal working experience. I just want a realistic opinion. My knee jerk reaction though is I won't even get a second look in many markets.

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Re: Is biglaw hiring all wrapped up?

Postby wiz » Tue Oct 01, 2013 10:05 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
wiz wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:What markets are people having/had some success with at this point in the game?


I know people are still having success in New York and Boston.


Cool cool.

Any particular firms, or just those markets in general?


Markets in general. I can give you a couple specific Boston/NY firms I know friends have had success with if you PM me.




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