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Re: Columbia EIP 2015

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 13, 2015 2:20 pm

Any news from Jones Day NY?

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Re: Columbia EIP 2015

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 13, 2015 2:32 pm

^ Yes - cb from JJ night of the interview (Monday).

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Re: Columbia EIP 2015

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 13, 2015 2:35 pm

Does anyone know what callback interviews are like? And what do you have to bring?

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Re: Columbia EIP 2015

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 13, 2015 2:37 pm

CB from Linklaters (MB) and White & Case (EM) last night. Both NY

Any news on Gibson LA, Skadden LA, and Latham LA?

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Re: Columbia EIP 2015

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 13, 2015 2:38 pm

Skadden LA. Day of the interview.

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Re: Columbia EIP 2015

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 13, 2015 2:38 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Does anyone know what callback interviews are like? And what do you have to bring?


Honestly pretty similar to screeners. Pretty relaxed and chill. Just try to come across as normal and someone they'd want to work with. I bring a few copies of everything I have (resume, transcripts, etc) although they rarely if ever request it.

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Re: Columbia EIP 2015

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 13, 2015 2:39 pm

Copies of resume, transcript, writing sample, and (for Cravath) UG transcript.

Rarely been asked to produce any of them in CB.

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Re: Columbia EIP 2015

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 13, 2015 2:41 pm

Anonymous User wrote:CB from Linklaters (MB) and White & Case (EM) last night. Both NY

Any news on Gibson LA, Skadden LA, and Latham LA?


Welp. Keeping my eyes out for White & Case ding.

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Re: Columbia EIP 2015

Postby Humbert Humbert » Thu Aug 13, 2015 2:51 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Does anyone know what callback interviews are like? And what do you have to bring?


Typically around 4 interviews with a mix of partners and associates (the associates tend to be more senior). Usually the recruiting dept will ask beforehand if you have any practice group interests, and the interviewers will typically be drawn from whichever groups you list. The interviews themselves are sometimes a bit longer than your screeners (think 30-45 mins rather than 20), and they can vary from more serious/substantive to just shooting the shit/discussing your "Interests" section. Be ready for both, but overall just be sociable and normal. If you go in the morning, the firm will usually take you out to lunch after your interviews, (usually with junior associate(s)) which is nice/more informal, but still part of the interview.

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Re: Columbia EIP 2015

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 13, 2015 3:00 pm

they can vary from more serious/substantive


Can you recommend how to study or prep for the more serious / substantive aspects of CBs?

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Re: Columbia EIP 2015

Postby DerekZoolander » Thu Aug 13, 2015 3:02 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
they can vary from more serious/substantive


Can you recommend how to study or prep for the more serious / substantive aspects of CBs?


Do 1L over again.

User has been outed for using anon to be a dick.

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Re: Columbia EIP 2015

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 13, 2015 3:07 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:CB from Linklaters (MB) and White & Case (EM) last night. Both NY

Any news on Gibson LA, Skadden LA, and Latham LA?


Welp. Keeping my eyes out for White & Case ding.


Firms send out CBs weeks after EIP. When people from CLS cancel CBs, firms often fill those spots with other CLSers. I've cancelled 3 so far, and expect those spots will soon go out to other classmates, if they haven't already. From what I've seen, most firms plan on taking more summers this year, so numbers for us should be solid this year.

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Re: Columbia EIP 2015

Postby smaug » Thu Aug 13, 2015 3:12 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
they can vary from more serious/substantive


Can you recommend how to study or prep for the more serious / substantive aspects of CBs?


Have good answers for "why this firm." Look into practice areas and try to have a feel for what the office does (i.e., which groups are there). Try to have a decent handle on how the firm markets itself/know their buzzwords.

Make sure you're always ready to have questions in case you get hit with the immediate "do you have any questions for me?"

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Re: Columbia EIP 2015

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 13, 2015 3:28 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:CB from Linklaters (MB) and White & Case (EM) last night. Both NY

Any news on Gibson LA, Skadden LA, and Latham LA?


Welp. Keeping my eyes out for White & Case ding.


Firms send out CBs weeks after EIP. When people from CLS cancel CBs, firms often fill those spots with other CLSers. I've cancelled 3 so far, and expect those spots will soon go out to other classmates, if they haven't already. From what I've seen, most firms plan on taking more summers this year, so numbers for us should be solid this year.


With half of my 21 interviews getting back with rejections, and no positive news yet, I'm sorry, but I'm very very pessimistic.

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Re: Columbia EIP 2015

Postby DerekZoolander » Thu Aug 13, 2015 3:33 pm

I admit I was being a dick and apologize.

But, honestly, was just trying to illustrate a larger point: Just be yourself. Relax. You can't "study" for substantive questions. More often than not it'll be a substantive question about something on your resume, so you can get through that easily enough.

It's similar to any field where substantive questions are asked in job interviews. Employers typically aren't looking for "right" answers, they want to see how you think and then arrive at conclusions.

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Re: Columbia EIP 2015

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 13, 2015 4:20 pm

Seems like very few people (if any) have heard back from PW, STB, or Gibson? Is this unusual?

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Re: Columbia EIP 2015

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 13, 2015 4:23 pm

Has anyone heard back from Sidley NY?

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Re: Columbia EIP 2015

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 13, 2015 4:23 pm

Anyone hear from Hogan, King and Spalding, or Orrick?

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Re: Columbia EIP 2015

Postby derpinthrujd » Thu Aug 13, 2015 4:29 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Anyone hear from Hogan, King and Spalding, or Orrick?


Heard from Orrick (LM) yesterday afternoon. phone.

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Re: Columbia EIP 2015

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 13, 2015 4:31 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Seems like very few people (if any) have heard back from PW, STB, or Gibson? Is this unusual?


I think they are keeping quiet about their CBs.

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Re: Columbia EIP 2015

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 13, 2015 4:40 pm

Is it ever appropriate to send a note to an interviewer who I haven't heard back from to sort of say that I really enjoyed the conversation and basically express continued interest in the firm?

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Re: Columbia EIP 2015

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 13, 2015 4:44 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Seems like very few people (if any) have heard back from PW, STB, or Gibson? Is this unusual?


I have heard back from all three. NY.

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Re: Columbia EIP 2015

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 13, 2015 4:46 pm

I hear from Hogan (MH) on Tuesday night.

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Re: Columbia EIP 2015

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 13, 2015 4:47 pm

I got a PW cb the other day. Nothing on stb or gdc though. I'm assuming dings on both at this point.

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Re: Columbia EIP 2015

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 13, 2015 4:48 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Is it ever appropriate to send a note to an interviewer who I haven't heard back from to sort of say that I really enjoyed the conversation and basically express continued interest in the firm?


Unless they have requested something from you, or there was further conversation explicated during the interview, I'd say no.




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