2015 Loyola Patent Law Interview Program - unofficial thread

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Re: 2015 Loyola Patent Law Interview Program - unofficial thread

Postby BaberhamLincoln » Mon Jul 13, 2015 11:22 pm

Thank you guys. Will definitely do this

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Re: 2015 Loyola Patent Law Interview Program - unofficial thread

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 21, 2015 3:37 pm

Did everyone get an invite to Latham's cocktail hour?

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Re: 2015 Loyola Patent Law Interview Program - unofficial thread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 22, 2015 8:21 am

Under K&E's hiring criteria, it says they "value individuals from diverse social, economic, cultural and personal backgrounds." I'm not sure what that means, but should I mention being a first generation college student that grew up on a farm? It seems like a weird thing to bring up.

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Re: 2015 Loyola Patent Law Interview Program - unofficial thread

Postby BaberhamLincoln » Wed Jul 22, 2015 9:42 am

Anonymous User wrote:Under K&E's hiring criteria, it says they "value individuals from diverse social, economic, cultural and personal backgrounds." I'm not sure what that means, but should I mention being a first generation college student that grew up on a farm? It seems like a weird thing to bring up.


I wouldn't randomly bring it up (too contrived) but it's a good answer to what makes you different or how your background can bring a diverse perspective etc

Likely a callback discussion

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Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 22, 2015 1:33 pm

BaberhamLincoln wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Under K&E's hiring criteria, it says they "value individuals from diverse social, economic, cultural and personal backgrounds." I'm not sure what that means, but should I mention being a first generation college student that grew up on a farm? It seems like a weird thing to bring up.


I wouldn't randomly bring it up (too contrived) but it's a good answer to what makes you different or how your background can bring a diverse perspective etc

Likely a callback discussion


So I shouldn't liken myself to Matt Damon in Good Will Hunting?

I was thinking of using my background to talk about drive and competitiveness and all that.

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Re: 2015 Loyola Patent Law Interview Program - unofficial thread

Postby bulinus » Wed Jul 22, 2015 1:38 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Under K&E's hiring criteria, it says they "value individuals from diverse social, economic, cultural and personal backgrounds." I'm not sure what that means, but should I mention being a first generation college student that grew up on a farm? It seems like a weird thing to bring up.


This is boilerplate code. They aren't worried about their diversity w/r/t FFA or 4H membership.

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Re: 2015 Loyola Patent Law Interview Program - unofficial thread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 22, 2015 3:09 pm

I would suggest that you concentrate of how to emphasize your strengths and rely less on grasping at straws with that "po' boy from the farm" act. It might make you look desperate and seeming like you feel entitled to a break b/c of a sob story. However, it might help if you could disguise yourself as an NativeAmerican girl, though.

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Re: 2015 Loyola Patent Law Interview Program - unofficial thread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 22, 2015 8:42 pm

Seeking advice re: cancelling interviews. I just secured an offer in my target market at a firm that I could definitely see myself at. I'm also expecting a second offer from my 1L firm in the same market. I bid on a few firms outside my target market either as a back-up or because the firm is a heavy-weight in IP.

A few of these firms I have no interest in interviewing with anymore, and I would never go to over the offer that I just got or the other offer I am expecting due to geographical preferences. At this late stage, is it worth it to just suck it up and do the interviews, or should I cancel and save everyone the time?

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Re: 2015 Loyola Patent Law Interview Program - unofficial thread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 22, 2015 10:30 pm

At this late stage, is it worth it to just suck it up and do the interviews, or should I cancel and save everyone the time?


If you wouldn't work there, don't waste your time interviewing there.

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Re: 2015 Loyola Patent Law Interview Program - unofficial thread

Postby BaberhamLincoln » Sun Jul 26, 2015 4:52 pm

Has anyones alternate numbers changed? Wasn't sure if that happens or not as people get shifted around

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Re: 2015 Loyola Patent Law Interview Program - unofficial thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jul 26, 2015 7:58 pm

BaberhamLincoln wrote:Has anyones alternate numbers changed? Wasn't sure if that happens or not as people get shifted around


Alternate lists/status may have shifted without a change on Symplicity. E.g., I got pulled from the alternate list for an interview, but am still listed as an "alternate" with that employer on my bid list.

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Re: 2015 Loyola Patent Law Interview Program - unofficial thread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 29, 2015 10:42 am

Not to jinx or get ahead of myself, but when do callbacks (the interviews themselves, not the invites) usually happen? Before OCIs?

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Re: 2015 Loyola Patent Law Interview Program - unofficial thread

Postby BaberhamLincoln » Wed Jul 29, 2015 11:00 am

Anonymous User wrote:Not to jinx or get ahead of myself, but when do callbacks (the interviews themselves, not the invites) usually happen? Before OCIs?


A 3L told me the 2-3 weeks following PLIP

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Re: 2015 Loyola Patent Law Interview Program - unofficial thread

Postby lhanvt13 » Wed Jul 29, 2015 11:19 am

BaberhamLincoln wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Not to jinx or get ahead of myself, but when do callbacks (the interviews themselves, not the invites) usually happen? Before OCIs?


A 3L told me the 2-3 weeks following PLIP

I scheduled a couple the week of PLIP. Had one like 2 days after PLIP too

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Re: 2015 Loyola Patent Law Interview Program - unofficial thread

Postby BaberhamLincoln » Thu Jul 30, 2015 8:03 am

Good luck to all!

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Re: 2015 Loyola Patent Law Interview Program - unofficial thread

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 30, 2015 8:25 pm

We are so quiet compared to last year's thread...

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Re: 2015 Loyola Patent Law Interview Program - unofficial thread

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 30, 2015 8:40 pm

ANY CALLBACKS YET?

P.S. ANYONE TRYNA GET TURNT TONIGHT?

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Re: 2015 Loyola Patent Law Interview Program - unofficial thread

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 30, 2015 9:22 pm

Mayer Brown DC CB.

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Re: 2015 Loyola Patent Law Interview Program - unofficial thread

Postby BaberhamLincoln » Thu Jul 30, 2015 10:33 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Mayer Brown DC CB.


Wow so fast

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Re: 2015 Loyola Patent Law Interview Program - unofficial thread

Postby SplitMyPants » Thu Jul 30, 2015 10:35 pm

iPhone says I climbed 39 flights of stairs today...

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Re: 2015 Loyola Patent Law Interview Program - unofficial thread

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 30, 2015 10:58 pm

Fish SV callback.

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Re: 2015 Loyola Patent Law Interview Program - unofficial thread

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 30, 2015 11:06 pm

Anyone strike gold at hospitality suites today? That could mean good swag, good snacks, or on-the-spot screeners.

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Re: 2015 Loyola Patent Law Interview Program - unofficial thread

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 30, 2015 11:07 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Fish SV callback.

Any chance you're the person from the double tree pool deck earlier? Just happened to overhear.

Hoping to see some movement from their other offices. lol

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Re: 2015 Loyola Patent Law Interview Program - unofficial thread

Postby BaberhamLincoln » Thu Jul 30, 2015 11:10 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Anyone strike gold at hospitality suites today? That could mean good swag, good snacks, or on-the-spot screeners.


my highlight was 2 mini snickers.

Thrilling day.

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Re: 2015 Loyola Patent Law Interview Program - unofficial thread

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 30, 2015 11:12 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Fish SV callback.

Any chance you're the person from the double tree pool deck earlier? Just happened to overhear.

Hoping to see some movement from their other offices. lol


Nope, don't think so haha. I haven't talked about it to anyone.




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