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Re: EJW/Skadden Fellowship

Postby worldtraveler » Wed Dec 11, 2013 12:49 am

Anonymous User wrote:Purely sour grapes here, but 7 Skaddens for Yale and 3 for the ACLU in NY? Way to diversify


When you consider that Yale has funding for their grads to pretty much do their own Skadden after graduation, it's especially angering. I never applied but I always found the Skadden application and acceptance process kind of anti-public interest in what it chooses to prioritize.

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Re: EJW/Skadden Fellowship

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Dec 11, 2013 6:50 pm

Do folks know how the EJW apps are graded?

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Re: EJW/Skadden Fellowship

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Dec 11, 2013 8:07 pm

I'm not sure how they are graded, but I do know that former EJW fellows help with the initial screening.

Anonymous User wrote:Do folks know how the EJW apps are graded?

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Re: EJW/Skadden Fellowship

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Dec 11, 2013 9:04 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Do folks know how the EJW apps are graded?


They're graded by former fellows with letter grades. The 3 sections (applicant, host agency, and project) are graded separately then the grades are averaged and there's a particular average that is needed to make it on to the funders. For a high enough grade: applicant must be committed to public interest and capable of carrying out project, host agency must meet criteria and be reputable and able to provide supervision, & the project must not be a regular staff attorney position at agency and must be doable.

Edit: Also graded by multiple former fellows, and if there's a stand out bad grade that brings down the average, it will be reviewed again by EJW.
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Re: EJW/Skadden Fellowship

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Dec 11, 2013 9:06 pm

Anyone heard of people getting rejected by EJW yet? Or is it right that everyone got a "still in the running" email?

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Re: EJW/Skadden Fellowship

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Dec 18, 2013 9:35 am

Anonymous User wrote:Did folks receive a Skadden rejection call on Friday or should I simply wait for my reject letter in the mail?


I waited all day and all evening on Friday to get a phone call because, for some reason, I was under the impression that all finalists would get a phone call, regardless of the outcome. I got nothing. I hope that they have the courtesy to write.

And amen to the person who pointed out the lack of diversity. If they were just going to pick a bunch of people from Yale, I wish that they would have just rejected me sooner.

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Re: EJW/Skadden Fellowship

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Dec 18, 2013 12:43 pm

Anyone still interviewing for EJW or have things gone quiet?

I guess I don't understand why the process takes so long.

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Re: EJW/Skadden Fellowship

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Dec 19, 2013 6:00 pm

I had an Euqal Justice works interview and am waiting for word. Do they call, send a letter, an email, what?

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Re: EJW/Skadden Fellowship

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jan 02, 2014 12:23 pm

Same question. I'd hope after all the work they'd do more for a rejection than a letter via snail mail.

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Re: EJW/Skadden Fellowship

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jan 06, 2014 1:49 pm

As much as Skadden's lack of diversity makes me angry, at least you can have a good idea if you are accepted or rejected in a reasonable time frame. This EJW stuff is crazy. I dont' have any idea if I am still in the running or what.

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Re: EJW/Skadden Fellowship

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jan 13, 2014 6:00 pm

So has anyone heard anything from EJW since the "you're still in the running" update in early December? Anyone else totally in the dark?

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Re: EJW/Skadden Fellowship

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jan 13, 2014 6:15 pm

The rejections come by phone. wish I didn't know that.

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Re: EJW/Skadden Fellowship

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jan 13, 2014 6:19 pm

Still totally in the dark here. My sponsoring org said they were told that my application was graded highly by EJW's internal review system, but if my experience is any indication, that may have no effect at all on whether you actually get interviews/get a fellowship since ultimately the individual sponsoring orgs decide who they want to interview. I've also heard that the EJW process can extend through April, so unless you got a call or letter saying you were certainly rejected (has anyone?), you may be in limbo for a loooonnnnnggggg time.

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Re: EJW/Skadden Fellowship

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jan 13, 2014 6:25 pm

Anonymous User wrote:The rejections come by phone. wish I didn't know that.


Rejections from EJW or Skadden?

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Re: EJW/Skadden Fellowship

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jan 13, 2014 6:29 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:The rejections come by phone. wish I didn't know that.


Rejections from EJW or Skadden?


Sorry. Meant EJW. I think Skadden does letters.

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Re: EJW/Skadden Fellowship

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 14, 2014 1:07 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:The rejections come by phone. wish I didn't know that.


Rejections from EJW or Skadden?


Sorry. Meant EJW. I think Skadden does letters.


Sorry to hear about EJW. Skadden did letters. Yay rejection!?...

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Re: EJW/Skadden Fellowship

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 14, 2014 3:01 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:The rejections come by phone. wish I didn't know that.


Rejections from EJW or Skadden?


Sorry. Meant EJW. I think Skadden does letters.


Sorry to hear. I guess at least you get some closure.

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Re: EJW/Skadden Fellowship

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 14, 2014 3:13 pm

I think I was unclear again. The rejection after the individual interview is by phone for EJW.

I don't know how they eliminate people from the running in the program as a whole (or if they do).

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Re: EJW/Skadden Fellowship

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 14, 2014 10:48 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I think I was unclear again. The rejection after the individual interview is by phone for EJW.

I don't know how they eliminate people from the running in the program as a whole (or if they do).


How long after the interview?

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Re: EJW/Skadden Fellowship

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jan 24, 2014 12:14 am

How long after an EJW interview did people get offers or rejections by phone?

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Re: EJW/Skadden Fellowship

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jan 24, 2014 11:36 am

Anonymous User wrote:How long after an EJW interview did people get offers or rejections by phone?


For me: A few days. I think the interview was Tuesday and the rejection was Thursday or Friday.

I know someone else though where it took a couple of weeks.

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Re: EJW/Skadden Fellowship

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Feb 20, 2014 3:05 pm

Anyone still getting interviews or is it all a dead issue?

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Re: EJW/Skadden Fellowship

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Feb 20, 2014 4:50 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Anyone still getting interviews or is it all a dead issue?


EJW sent an email out at the end of January saying they would send out proposal status updates by the end of this month. Who knows what that means but I wouldn't call it just yet.

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Re: EJW/Skadden Fellowship

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Feb 20, 2014 5:40 pm

They are apparently still interviewing. I got an interview call this week.

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Re: EJW/Skadden Fellowship

Postby lous-ee-ana » Mon Feb 24, 2014 2:15 pm

I'm also "still in the running" for EJW.

Anyone know how EJW salaries are taxed?




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