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Grades are horrible-got a littlebiglaw interview/connection

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Nov 18, 2014 1:13 pm

So my grades are horrible. I had a strong personal connection send my resume and writing sample to a partner that he's friends with at a really good firm, and they told him that they'd reach out to interview. Do these things really work? will the interview just be a courtesy, or is there a shot?

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Re: Grades are horrible-got a littlebiglaw interview/connection

Postby FSK » Tue Nov 18, 2014 1:18 pm

Depends how much clout your partner has, and how the partnership makes hiring decisions. If hes a new partner, don't expect anything. Senior rainmaker or managing partner? Maybe you have a shot.

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Re: Grades are horrible-got a littlebiglaw interview/connection

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Nov 18, 2014 1:19 pm

Anonymous User wrote:So my grades are horrible. I had a strong personal connection send my resume and writing sample to a partner that he's friends with at a really good firm, and they told him that they'd reach out to interview. Do these things really work? will the interview just be a courtesy, or is there a shot?


To be honest, it's probably a courtesy, and that's assuming the partner actually follows through.

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Re: Grades are horrible-got a littlebiglaw interview/connection

Postby Desert Fox » Tue Nov 18, 2014 1:23 pm

T12 (aka not Mich or Geogetown)?

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Postby Anonymous User » Tue Nov 18, 2014 1:38 pm

no i go to a tier 1. i don't know if this is a "biglaw" firm by definition, it recently expanded to have 100 lawyers and they might start at 100K. partner has some pull. This interview is for a part time internship, not a job, but obviously id like to keep in touch and get a job later if possible.

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Re: Grades are horrible-got a littlebiglaw interview/connection

Postby Desert Fox » Tue Nov 18, 2014 1:40 pm

Anonymous User wrote:no i go to a tier 1. i don't know if this is a "biglaw" firm by definition, it recently expanded to have 100 lawyers and they might start at 100K. partner has some pull. This interview is for a part time internship, not a job, but obviously id like to keep in touch and get a job later if possible.


Part time internship makes it a lot more likely in my opinion. But you could still be getting a courtesy interview.

But treat it as real, what else are you going to do?

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Re: Grades are horrible-got a littlebiglaw interview/connection

Postby mvp99 » Wed Nov 19, 2014 5:25 pm

Desert Fox wrote:T12 (aka not Mich or Geogetown)?


Not defending the employment scores of these schools but where were you going with this distinction?

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Re: Grades are horrible-got a littlebiglaw interview/connection

Postby Desert Fox » Wed Nov 19, 2014 5:26 pm

mvp99 wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:T12 (aka not Mich or Geogetown)?


Not defending the employment scores of these schools but where were you going with this distinction?


That those schools suck.

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Re: Grades are horrible-got a littlebiglaw interview/connection

Postby CaptainJapan » Wed Nov 19, 2014 6:20 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
mvp99 wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:T12 (aka not Mich or Geogetown)?


Not defending the employment scores of these schools but where were you going with this distinction?


That those schools suck.



^hardooo

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Re: Grades are horrible-got a littlebiglaw interview/connection

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Nov 19, 2014 8:15 pm

i have to clarify. this is not biglaw. this i guess is pretty good midlaw. about half associates and half partners, about 100 lawyers total. Many if not most partners are from T1s, of course there is a T14 sprinkle as well.

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Re: Grades are horrible-got a littlebiglaw interview/connection

Postby NYCFAN1 » Wed Nov 19, 2014 8:17 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
mvp99 wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:T12 (aka not Mich or Geogetown)?


Not defending the employment scores of these schools but where were you going with this distinction?


That those schools suck.


T11

Michigan puts more in Fed clerk/big law than Berkeley and B hires 3x more of its own grads




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