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Re: Cornell 2015 AJF/BOJF/DCJF/OCI

Postby Arbiter213 » Mon Jul 27, 2015 8:49 am

Anonymous User wrote:It sounds like we're in the same position then. I (mostly) fit the description of who the scholarship is supposed to benefit. I was considering referencing it when asked why I chose Cornell. Is it kosher to say that I decided on Cornell because I received a generous merit scholarship, or am I supposed to stick with answers like "I fell in love with upstate NY on my visit."


Sure, but literally no one is going to ask why you went to Cornell.

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Re: Cornell 2015 AJF/BOJF/DCJF/OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 27, 2015 8:54 am

Oh. I was under the impression that would be a popular question. Works for me.

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Re: Cornell 2015 AJF/BOJF/DCJF/OCI

Postby runinthefront » Mon Jul 27, 2015 7:46 pm

Arbiter213 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:It sounds like we're in the same position then. I (mostly) fit the description of who the scholarship is supposed to benefit. I was considering referencing it when asked why I chose Cornell. Is it kosher to say that I decided on Cornell because I received a generous merit scholarship, or am I supposed to stick with answers like "I fell in love with upstate NY on my visit."


Sure, but literally no one is going to ask why you went to Cornell.


I was asked "Why Cornell" in two callbacks I had for a 1L SA position. Then again, both were in secondary markets where Cornell alum weren't present. I doubt a fellow Cornellian would ask "Why Cornell?" But I'm sure it happens.

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Re: Cornell 2015 AJF/BOJF/DCJF/OCI

Postby runthetrap1990 » Mon Jul 27, 2015 8:43 pm

runinthefront wrote:
Arbiter213 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:It sounds like we're in the same position then. I (mostly) fit the description of who the scholarship is supposed to benefit. I was considering referencing it when asked why I chose Cornell. Is it kosher to say that I decided on Cornell because I received a generous merit scholarship, or am I supposed to stick with answers like "I fell in love with upstate NY on my visit."


Sure, but literally no one is going to ask why you went to Cornell.


I was asked "Why Cornell" in two callbacks I had for a 1L SA position. Then again, both were in secondary markets where Cornell alum weren't present. I doubt a fellow Cornellian would ask "Why Cornell?" But I'm sure it happens.


How do you like Cornell/Law School seems to be more popular.

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Re: Cornell 2015 AJF/BOJF/DCJF/OCI

Postby ramadden13 » Tue Jul 28, 2015 10:32 am

runthetrap1990 wrote:
runinthefront wrote:
Arbiter213 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:It sounds like we're in the same position then. I (mostly) fit the description of who the scholarship is supposed to benefit. I was considering referencing it when asked why I chose Cornell. Is it kosher to say that I decided on Cornell because I received a generous merit scholarship, or am I supposed to stick with answers like "I fell in love with upstate NY on my visit."


Sure, but literally no one is going to ask why you went to Cornell.


I was asked "Why Cornell" in two callbacks I had for a 1L SA position. Then again, both were in secondary markets where Cornell alum weren't present. I doubt a fellow Cornellian would ask "Why Cornell?" But I'm sure it happens.


How do you like Cornell/Law School seems to be more popular.


"How do you enjoy Ithaca?" is the most popular. I was asked that in almost every interview. Smugly by CA firms.

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Re: Cornell 2015 AJF/BOJF/DCJF/OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 29, 2015 4:02 pm

How many people do we interview with? On Symplicity, if I click on an interview slot, in the top right corner ("Schedule Details") it has the information of the firm and the people doing the interviewing for that firm for AJF.

But then when I look at the main part of the page, under "OCI interview", it only shows my interviewer as one of the people listed in schedule details section. Does this mean I am only interviewing with that person, or is this a symplicity issue?

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Re: Cornell 2015 AJF/BOJF/DCJF/OCI

Postby Lavitz » Wed Jul 29, 2015 4:06 pm

Anonymous User wrote:How many people do we interview with? On Symplicity, if I click on an interview slot, in the top right corner ("Schedule Details") it has the information of the firm and the people doing the interviewing for that firm for AJF.

But then when I look at the main part of the page, under "OCI interview", it only shows my interviewer as one of the people listed in schedule details section. Does this mean I am only interviewing with that person, or is this a symplicity issue?

1 or 2. But I remember one part should list all the people interviewing for the firm and then somewhere it should say who your interviewer(s) is, so that makes sense. The other interviewers will be in different rooms. Since the most slots a firm can have is 80, firms can have up to 4 rooms and the 1 or 2 interviewers in each room each interview about 20 people per day. But interviewers may change the day of, so it's helpful to research the other ones too.

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Re: Cornell 2015 AJF/BOJF/DCJF/OCI

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

Thoughts on this open slots session:

1) Interviews with DPW, Cravath, and Gibson Dunn are of no value to me
2) I was a fool for thinking that not all 20 of Sidley LA's slots would get snatched up in 3 minutes

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Re: Cornell 2015 AJF/BOJF/DCJF/OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 30, 2015 12:23 pm

They'd be really valuable to me...if they weren't at times I already have interviews. Such a tease.

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Re: Cornell 2015 AJF/BOJF/DCJF/OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 30, 2015 12:33 pm

3 open slots sessions, and only able to get one interview which didn't conflict with my schedule. Sigh.

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Re: Cornell 2015 AJF/BOJF/DCJF/OCI

Postby JaysonNix1aDay » Thu Jul 30, 2015 6:45 pm

Bros, check open slots yet. Somehow another slot opened up for Cravath, when I checked this afternoon there wasn't a slot for me, when I was scrolling through tonight to look up some numbers for a friend there was a slot open for me.

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Re: Cornell 2015 AJF/BOJF/DCJF/OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 30, 2015 8:00 pm

What's the smallest number of writing samples I can print out and still be safe for 18 interviews? Also taking advice on transcripts, reference sheets, and resumes.

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Re: Cornell 2015 AJF/BOJF/DCJF/OCI

Postby runthetrap1990 » Thu Jul 30, 2015 8:06 pm

Anonymous User wrote:What's the smallest number of writing samples I can print out and still be safe for 18 interviews? Also taking advice on transcripts, reference sheets, and resumes.


If you are looking to minimize....bring 10-12? 5 for monday, 5 for Tuesday, and then 2 if you have wednesday interviews.

WRT transcripts, just go 20-22, same for resumes. For references? 8 to 10 total?

That could be totally off base though. So I'm curious as well.

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Re: Cornell 2015 AJF/BOJF/DCJF/OCI

Postby Lavitz » Thu Jul 30, 2015 8:24 pm

runthetrap1990 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:What's the smallest number of writing samples I can print out and still be safe for 18 interviews? Also taking advice on transcripts, reference sheets, and resumes.


If you are looking to minimize....bring 10-12? 5 for monday, 5 for Tuesday, and then 2 if you have wednesday interviews.

WRT transcripts, just go 20-22, same for resumes. For references? 8 to 10 total?

That could be totally off base though. So I'm curious as well.

I'd do 7-10 writing samples / reference sheets. I don't remember anyone asking for them besides the places who I already knew would ask.

25-30 resumes / transcripts assuming some hospitality suite drops and interviews with 2 interviewers.

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Re: Cornell 2015 AJF/BOJF/DCJF/OCI

Postby Arbiter213 » Thu Jul 30, 2015 10:00 pm

Lavitz wrote:
runthetrap1990 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:What's the smallest number of writing samples I can print out and still be safe for 18 interviews? Also taking advice on transcripts, reference sheets, and resumes.


If you are looking to minimize....bring 10-12? 5 for monday, 5 for Tuesday, and then 2 if you have wednesday interviews.

WRT transcripts, just go 20-22, same for resumes. For references? 8 to 10 total?

That could be totally off base though. So I'm curious as well.

I'd do 7-10 writing samples / reference sheets. I don't remember anyone asking for them besides the places who I already knew would ask.

25-30 resumes / transcripts assuming some hospitality suite drops and interviews with 2 interviewers.



Agree with Lavitz's numbers, though there's no way you'll need that many writing samples. I only printed 10 writing samples, used 3 I think.

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Re: Cornell 2015 AJF/BOJF/DCJF/OCI

Postby Arbiter213 » Fri Jul 31, 2015 3:32 pm

Useful for gathering intel on firms quickly/ double-checking: http://www.navforward.com/#/dashboard/firms

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Re: Cornell 2015 AJF/BOJF/DCJF/OCI

Postby Trippel » Sat Aug 01, 2015 12:34 pm

Arbiter213 wrote:
Lavitz wrote:
runthetrap1990 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:What's the smallest number of writing samples I can print out and still be safe for 18 interviews? Also taking advice on transcripts, reference sheets, and resumes.


If you are looking to minimize....bring 10-12? 5 for monday, 5 for Tuesday, and then 2 if you have wednesday interviews.

WRT transcripts, just go 20-22, same for resumes. For references? 8 to 10 total?

That could be totally off base though. So I'm curious as well.

I'd do 7-10 writing samples / reference sheets. I don't remember anyone asking for them besides the places who I already knew would ask.

25-30 resumes / transcripts assuming some hospitality suite drops and interviews with 2 interviewers.



Agree with Lavitz's numbers, though there's no way you'll need that many writing samples. I only printed 10 writing samples, used 3 I think.


Thanks! Do you remember which firms asked for writing samples?

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Re: Cornell 2015 AJF/BOJF/DCJF/OCI

Postby Arbiter213 » Sat Aug 01, 2015 1:04 pm

Trippel wrote:
Arbiter213 wrote:
Lavitz wrote:
runthetrap1990 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:What's the smallest number of writing samples I can print out and still be safe for 18 interviews? Also taking advice on transcripts, reference sheets, and resumes.


If you are looking to minimize....bring 10-12? 5 for monday, 5 for Tuesday, and then 2 if you have wednesday interviews.

WRT transcripts, just go 20-22, same for resumes. For references? 8 to 10 total?

That could be totally off base though. So I'm curious as well.

I'd do 7-10 writing samples / reference sheets. I don't remember anyone asking for them besides the places who I already knew would ask.

25-30 resumes / transcripts assuming some hospitality suite drops and interviews with 2 interviewers.



Agree with Lavitz's numbers, though there's no way you'll need that many writing samples. I only printed 10 writing samples, used 3 I think.


Thanks! Do you remember which firms asked for writing samples?


Cravath, White and Case, Quinn Emmanuel my year, as I recall.

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Re: Cornell 2015 AJF/BOJF/DCJF/OCI

Postby ramadden13 » Sat Aug 01, 2015 7:27 pm

Arbiter213 wrote:
Trippel wrote:
Arbiter213 wrote:
Lavitz wrote:
runthetrap1990 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:What's the smallest number of writing samples I can print out and still be safe for 18 interviews? Also taking advice on transcripts, reference sheets, and resumes.


If you are looking to minimize....bring 10-12? 5 for monday, 5 for Tuesday, and then 2 if you have wednesday interviews.

WRT transcripts, just go 20-22, same for resumes. For references? 8 to 10 total?

That could be totally off base though. So I'm curious as well.

I'd do 7-10 writing samples / reference sheets. I don't remember anyone asking for them besides the places who I already knew would ask.

25-30 resumes / transcripts assuming some hospitality suite drops and interviews with 2 interviewers.



Agree with Lavitz's numbers, though there's no way you'll need that many writing samples. I only printed 10 writing samples, used 3 I think.


Thanks! Do you remember which firms asked for writing samples?


Cravath, White and Case, Quinn Emmanuel my year, as I recall.


O'Melvany & [deleted] asked for one last year too.

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Re: Cornell 2015 AJF/BOJF/DCJF/OCI

Postby King Cayuga » Sat Aug 01, 2015 7:43 pm

I'm bringing plenty of resumes and enough writing samples considering how few firms ask for them, but could I get away with bringing only a dozen transcripts and 15 reference sheets? I'm planning on visiting 5-6 hospitality suites on top of my average # of screeners.

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Re: Cornell 2015 AJF/BOJF/DCJF/OCI

Postby Lavitz » Sat Aug 01, 2015 7:46 pm

King Cayuga wrote:I'm bringing plenty of resumes and enough writing samples considering how few firms ask for them, but could I get away with bringing only a dozen transcripts and 15 reference sheets? I'm planning on visiting 5-6 hospitality suites on top of my average # of screeners.

Again, almost nobody will ask for reference sheets, but a lot will ask for transcripts. I'd bring the same number of resumes and transcripts.

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Re: Cornell 2015 AJF/BOJF/DCJF/OCI

Postby Lavitz » Sun Aug 02, 2015 7:02 pm

Good luck, kids.

And remember to report callbacks here.

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Re: Cornell 2015 AJF/BOJF/DCJF/OCI

Postby BourneAgain » Sun Aug 02, 2015 10:14 pm

How early is too early to visit hospitality suites?

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Re: Cornell 2015 AJF/BOJF/DCJF/OCI

Postby Arbiter213 » Mon Aug 03, 2015 9:26 am

BourneAgain wrote:How early is too early to visit hospitality suites?


They'll tell you to come back if you're too early. Otherwise, no such thing.

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Re: Cornell 2015 AJF/BOJF/DCJF/OCI

Postby Babum » Mon Aug 03, 2015 5:08 pm

Arbiter213 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:It sounds like we're in the same position then. I (mostly) fit the description of who the scholarship is supposed to benefit. I was considering referencing it when asked why I chose Cornell. Is it kosher to say that I decided on Cornell because I received a generous merit scholarship, or am I supposed to stick with answers like "I fell in love with upstate NY on my visit."


Sure, but literally no one is going to ask why you went to Cornell.


About half my interviewers asked about why Cornell.




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