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Re: 3L OCI

Postby thisismyname » Sat Jul 25, 2015 10:50 am

Weird question. This is my first time mass mailing. Will firms ding you through snail mail or will they usually email you back to say they aren't interested? I put my school address on resume and cover letter since I'm going back in a couple weeks, so I'm just afraid someone will have sent me a letter, I not get it, and I follow up with the firm while I'm still in town.

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Re: 3L OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jul 25, 2015 1:24 pm

thisismyname wrote:Weird question. This is my first time mass mailing. Will firms ding you through snail mail or will they usually email you back to say they aren't interested? I put my school address on resume and cover letter since I'm going back in a couple weeks, so I'm just afraid someone will have sent me a letter, I not get it, and I follow up with the firm while I'm still in town.


Depends on the firm. Some email; some mail. And many won't respond at all.

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Re: 3L OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 27, 2015 1:10 pm

If you are setting up an interview with a different firm while your SA is still going on what are you telling your current firm? I just took off for a day for something friends / family related so I'm unsure how to approach this. Thanks in advance.

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Re: 3L OCI

Postby OutoftheWoods » Mon Jul 27, 2015 1:14 pm

Hmm I would maybe tell them you're sick and ask them if you could work from home. They'll probably just say don't worry about it, but assuming your cb is half a day, you could prob do the work after. I'd assume they wouldnt give you a huge assignment knowing you're sick, but who knows with big law.

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Re: 3L OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 27, 2015 1:28 pm

Thanks for the response. Is it also normal to have done litigation over the summer but say that you want to switch over to transactional or does not having done any transactional work before put you behind?

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Re: 3L OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 27, 2015 2:35 pm

Anonymous User wrote:If you are setting up an interview with a different firm while your SA is still going on what are you telling your current firm? I just took off for a day for something friends / family related so I'm unsure how to approach this. Thanks in advance.

I didn't tell them anything and just did the cb lol, they didn't notice

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Re: 3L OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 27, 2015 2:42 pm

Mine is in a different city so I'll have to miss an entire day but I could still just not say anything.

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Re: 3L OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 27, 2015 2:43 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Mine is in a different city so I'll have to miss an entire day but I could still just not say anything.

i'm the anon right before you, yeah mine was too. I just skipped a day and no one noticed lol

ETA: I did work remotely afterwards though

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Re: 3L OCI

Postby trebekismyhero » Mon Jul 27, 2015 5:18 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Thanks for the response. Is it also normal to have done litigation over the summer but say that you want to switch over to transactional or does not having done any transactional work before put you behind?


I am going into corporate and did very little corporate work my SA. I think at most firms they won't care and it is a good reason to be applying as a 3L

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Re: 3L OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 27, 2015 6:38 pm

Sorry this got buried at the end of the last page so re-asking if anyone knows whether Williams and Connolly does 3L hiring for pre-clerk summers?

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Re: 3L OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 27, 2015 6:41 pm

Davis Polk put up a post on my school's symplicity. looking for BOTH corp and lit associates. let the 3LOLs rejoice.

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Re: 3L OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 27, 2015 6:42 pm

For those with offers, was the timeline similar to 2L OCI?

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Re: 3L OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 27, 2015 6:44 pm

Anonymous User wrote:For those with offers, was the timeline similar to 2L OCI?

CB'd with DPW in early July...offer a week later.

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Re: 3L OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 27, 2015 6:53 pm

anon above - for lit or corp? regardless, curious if you have an idea what their need for you was (super busy/need more heads, or just have like one associate who dropped)

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Re: 3L OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 27, 2015 6:55 pm

Anonymous User wrote:anon above - for lit or corp? regardless, curious if you have an idea what their need for you was (super busy/need more heads, or just have like one associate who dropped)

For corp. They didn't give me any clues about need while i was there but my friend is summering there now and said there is just way too much work and not enough associates.

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Re: 3L OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 27, 2015 6:57 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Davis Polk put up a post on my school's symplicity. looking for BOTH corp and lit associates. let the 3LOLs rejoice.


Just curious, when was this posted? I'm just trying to gauge if my mass-mail app was too late, seeing that someone got an offer early July.

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Re: 3L OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 27, 2015 6:58 pm

Their Symplicity posting at my school says
We are seeking to hire first year associates (Class of 2016) for our corporate department to assign directly to a particular practice group, which include: Bankruptcy, Capital Markets, Credit, Executive Compensation, Financial Institutions, Synthetic Equities

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Re: 3L OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 27, 2015 7:05 pm

for me it was just today. T20 though. our corp posting was the same as above, but we also had a lit one that didnt specify which areas (just lit in general).

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Re: 3L OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 27, 2015 7:08 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Davis Polk put up a post on my school's symplicity. looking for BOTH corp and lit associates. let the 3LOLs rejoice.


Just curious, when was this posted? I'm just trying to gauge if my mass-mail app was too late, seeing that someone got an offer early July.

my offer may have been unusually early because i had an offer from them as a 2L and because I reached out to them pretty early (mid-June), I wouldn't worry about being too late. But I wasn't hired directly into a corporate group like the Simplicity posting above

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Re: 3L OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 27, 2015 7:14 pm

How long did it take you to hear back from DPW for your CB?

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Re: 3L OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 27, 2015 7:16 pm

Oh, this was dumb. My fault.
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Re: 3L OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 27, 2015 7:17 pm

Anonymous User wrote:How long did it take you to hear back from DPW for your CB?

Got CB invite on July 2. Sent them my updated transcript on June 23.

ETA: I'm the original anon with the offer, not the anon right above me who re-quoted what i posted. I assumed you meant how long to get my cb after i got in touch with them right?

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Re: 3L OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 27, 2015 7:18 pm

I bet they just got about 300 3LOL applications over at DPW haha. Including me :(

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Re: 3L OCI

Postby funkyar89 » Mon Jul 27, 2015 7:19 pm

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Re: 3L OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 27, 2015 7:30 pm

Because I need someone to kick me down, is anyone else going for Lit and going against the corp advice?




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