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Re: Cornell 2015 AJF/BOJF/DCJF/OCI

Postby hephaestus » Wed Jul 15, 2015 12:11 am

Anonymous User wrote:Question. I currently have 8 interviews on Wednesday. I don't think it should be too bad, but I'm now trying to solicit some more interviews with firms that I missed through bidding and couldn't get via open slot. A few of the firms that I'm particularly eyeing are on Tuesday. Would it be too much to take on 9 interviews in one day? And if not, what is the best way to mentally prepare yourself for that kind of day.


For full disclosure I'm at 6,8,2 over the 3 days.

ETA: I've already sent out a soliciting e-mail to a firm that is coming on Tuesday, so my total could be at 9, potentially, meaning any more may slide me into 10. At what point should I draw the line?

9 Should be fine, as long as you are adequately spaced out. I know people that had as many as 11 in one day, and they made it work. You may just have to try a bit harder to remember distinguishing details between firms - I think that would be the general rule: screen with as many firms as you can comfortably distinguish details between. So tl, dr, go for it.

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Re: Cornell 2015 AJF/BOJF/DCJF/OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 15, 2015 2:24 pm

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Re: Cornell 2015 AJF/BOJF/DCJF/OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 15, 2015 3:41 pm

Wow no secondary journals yet! Aren't they all supposed to be rolling in by now?

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Re: Cornell 2015 AJF/BOJF/DCJF/OCI

Postby Lavitz » Wed Jul 15, 2015 3:44 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Wow no secondary journals yet! Aren't they all supposed to be rolling in by now?

Could be waiting for LR to be finalized this year, and thus end of the week.

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Re: Cornell 2015 AJF/BOJF/DCJF/OCI

Postby runthetrap1990 » Wed Jul 15, 2015 3:57 pm

Lavitz wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Wow no secondary journals yet! Aren't they all supposed to be rolling in by now?

Could be waiting for LR to be finalized this year, and thus end of the week.


that seems needlessly painful. :? Could they roll in tonight too?

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Re: Cornell 2015 AJF/BOJF/DCJF/OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 15, 2015 4:10 pm

When are transfers required to accept/decline LR by?

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Re: Cornell 2015 AJF/BOJF/DCJF/OCI

Postby Toubro » Wed Jul 15, 2015 4:16 pm

Anonymous User wrote:When are transfers required to accept/decline LR by?


This is from the email:

CLR wrote:Please inform Sue Pado, the Administrative Assistant to the Cornell Law Journals, of your acceptance or declination as soon as possible—but no later than 5:00 p.m. (EDT), Wednesday, July 15—via e-mail at sgp6@cornell.edu. If you are awaiting results of transfer applications, please let us know immediately; we may be able to give you more time to decide.

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Re: Cornell 2015 AJF/BOJF/DCJF/OCI

Postby bpc2110 » Thu Jul 16, 2015 8:29 am

Today??

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Re: Cornell 2015 AJF/BOJF/DCJF/OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 16, 2015 8:34 am

Has anyone heard back from any Lawyering professors re: Honors Fellow positions?

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Re: Cornell 2015 AJF/BOJF/DCJF/OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 16, 2015 9:59 am

Besides being an egregious abuse of the term "Mentor" so far, I love how my "Recruitment Mentors" are mostly just saying "Oh, hey, can't talk until after the bar exam." Great, so you can help recruit me after it no longer matters.

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Re: Cornell 2015 AJF/BOJF/DCJF/OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 16, 2015 10:27 am

Anonymous User wrote:Has anyone heard back from any Lawyering professors re: Honors Fellow positions?


Haven't heard anything... does anyone know if we are supposed to update them with our journal results?

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Re: Cornell 2015 AJF/BOJF/DCJF/OCI

Postby Lavitz » Thu Jul 16, 2015 10:31 am

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Anonymous User wrote:Has anyone heard back from any Lawyering professors re: Honors Fellow positions?


Haven't heard anything... does anyone know if we are supposed to update them with our journal results?

No. The lists of people who made journals will be sent to the entire school and the profs will be able to see them.

You will likely not hear back until the week before AJF.

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Re: Cornell 2015 AJF/BOJF/DCJF/OCI

Postby Lavitz » Thu Jul 16, 2015 10:37 am

Anonymous User wrote:Besides being an egregious abuse of the term "Mentor" so far, I love how my "Recruitment Mentors" are mostly just saying "Oh, hey, can't talk until after the bar exam." Great, so you can help recruit me after it no longer matters.

Yes, for some reason, OCS thinks it makes sense to offer the names of people who just graduated and are studying for the bar, even when they have the names of rising 3Ls at the same firm. Almost all of the names I got last year were recent grads and I did not want to bother them during bar prep.

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Re: Cornell 2015 AJF/BOJF/DCJF/OCI

Postby King Cayuga » Thu Jul 16, 2015 10:58 am

Lavitz wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Besides being an egregious abuse of the term "Mentor" so far, I love how my "Recruitment Mentors" are mostly just saying "Oh, hey, can't talk until after the bar exam." Great, so you can help recruit me after it no longer matters.

Yes, for some reason, OCS thinks it makes sense to offer the names of people who just graduated and are studying for the bar, even when they have the names of rising 3Ls at the same firm. Almost all of the names I got last year were recent grads and I did not want to bother them during bar prep.


I've had more luck just dredging through firm websites for Cornell alums who are working in practice groups I have interest in. Yesterday I emailed associates from 14 firms I'm interviewing with and half have responded so far.

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Re: Cornell 2015 AJF/BOJF/DCJF/OCI

Postby runinthefront » Thu Jul 16, 2015 11:16 am

Does anyone know if the (probable) last wave of LR calls have been made/are being made today? Similarly, have ILJ calls trickled out yet?

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Re: Cornell 2015 AJF/BOJF/DCJF/OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 16, 2015 12:00 pm

Hopefully it doesn't come to this, but does anyone actually recommend adding "Work On Candidate for JLPP" to their resume? I'd rather pitch myself as the mysterious, anti-establishment 2L than the one who couldn't write on to a secondary journal even though we were all told that "everyone makes a journal." Again, hopefully it doesn't come to this.

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Re: Cornell 2015 AJF/BOJF/DCJF/OCI

Postby runinthefront » Thu Jul 16, 2015 1:15 pm

I would never add that. If I miss the journal boat and have to work on, I simply won't list/mention it on my resume unless I found out before AJF that I made it on. If it's past the 22nd, just update your hard copy resume.

50-55% of the class end up on journals (many turn secondary journals down altogether); it wouldn't be the end of the world or remarkably uncommon to not have a journal, I'd reckon. If asked about it, just have a good atory

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Re: Cornell 2015 AJF/BOJF/DCJF/OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 16, 2015 1:23 pm

I don't know who said that "everyone gets a journal". There were 180 people who signed up for the writing comp, and even assuming that 20 of them said "F it" and didn't submit, that leaves 160 fighting for about 120 journal slots.

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Re: Cornell 2015 AJF/BOJF/DCJF/OCI

Postby Lavitz » Thu Jul 16, 2015 1:36 pm

Anonymous User wrote:160 fighting for about 120 journal slots.

The lists sent out to the school last year contained 137 names.

Anonymous User wrote:Hopefully it doesn't come to this, but does anyone actually recommend adding "Work On Candidate for JLPP" to their resume?

No. Upload resume without it. If you work on later, then just list JLPP and say at the interview that you found out you made it after the upload deadline.

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Re: Cornell 2015 AJF/BOJF/DCJF/OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 16, 2015 1:50 pm

Wow! I just figured there were the same number of slots for all 3 journals. I guess JLPP and ILJ have considerably more than LR.

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Re: Cornell 2015 AJF/BOJF/DCJF/OCI

Postby Lavitz » Thu Jul 16, 2015 1:51 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Wow! I just figured there were the same number of slots for all 3 journals. I guess JLPP and ILJ have considerably more than LR.

JLPP after work on had 52. Law Review 44 and ILJ 42.

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Re: Cornell 2015 AJF/BOJF/DCJF/OCI

Postby Toubro » Thu Jul 16, 2015 2:46 pm

The latest email from Career Services is confusing. This is one of the instructions:
"Remember that if you did not include your GPA on the resume, you should request that the Registrar print your transcript without the GPA."

Shouldn't it be that if you don't have it on your resume, it SHOULD be on the transcript? Are they advising us to hide our GPAs?

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Re: Cornell 2015 AJF/BOJF/DCJF/OCI

Postby Lavitz » Thu Jul 16, 2015 2:49 pm

Toubro wrote:The latest email from Career Services is confusing. This is one of the instructions:
"Remember that if you did not include your GPA on the resume, you should request that the Registrar print your transcript without the GPA."

Shouldn't it be that if you don't have it on your resume, it SHOULD be on the transcript? Are they advising us to hide our GPAs?

Yes. Hoping employers don't calculate the grades and realize you have a sub-3.0.

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Re: Cornell 2015 AJF/BOJF/DCJF/OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 16, 2015 2:51 pm

Re: The CSO, I was frustrated by their comment about rounding GPAs this morning. The policy against rounding to the nearest hundredth seems completely asinine.

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Re: Cornell 2015 AJF/BOJF/DCJF/OCI

Postby runinthefront » Thu Jul 16, 2015 3:06 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Re: The CSO, I was frustrated by their comment about rounding GPAs this morning. The policy against rounding to the nearest hundredth seems completely asinine.


That's literally the uniform standard across the legal industry. Are you serious? There's no such thing as "rounding up" when you're graded on a curve and, in some instances, rounding up could assuredly lead to you conveying a better placement within the class than you actually are.

That's like ... standard for all law schools. Even if rounding up to the nearest hundredth is too small to really inflate your GPA, allowing rounding may promote confusion/kids thinking it's okay to round to the nearest tenth, etc. better to have a blanket policy against it in all cases




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