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Re: Columbia EIP 2015

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 13, 2015 4:50 pm

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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.


PW (PF), STB (EC), GD (MD/KK) if anyone minds sharing?

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Re: Columbia EIP 2015

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 13, 2015 4:51 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
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.


Same.

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Re: Columbia EIP 2015

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 13, 2015 4:52 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:
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.


PW (PF), STB (EC), GD (MD/KK) if anyone minds sharing?


I had MBM/KK. PM schedule. I believe MD/KK was AM.

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Re: Columbia EIP 2015

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 13, 2015 4:53 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
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.


PW (PF), STB (EC), GD (MD/KK) if anyone minds sharing?


I had MBM/KK. PM schedule. I believe MD/KK was AM.


Yeah it was AM. Figure I dropped the ball on the above but still holding out hope.

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Re: Columbia EIP 2015

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 13, 2015 4:54 pm

Anyone heard from EL/AO from Gibson?

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Re: Columbia EIP 2015

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 13, 2015 5:08 pm

What is the most appropriate way to turn down a callback? I thanked the interviewer for the invitation, but haven't scheduled yet. Just call recruiting and politely decline to continue?

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Re: Columbia EIP 2015

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 13, 2015 5:10 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Anyone heard from EL/AO from Gibson?


Yes. Last night.

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Re: Columbia EIP 2015

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 13, 2015 5:10 pm

Anonymous User wrote:What is the most appropriate way to turn down a callback? I thanked the interviewer for the invitation, but haven't scheduled yet. Just call recruiting and politely decline to continue?


That or email.

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Re: Columbia EIP 2015

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 13, 2015 5:37 pm

Any word from V&E (KL/BB)?

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Re: Columbia EIP 2015

Postby itbdvorm » Thu Aug 13, 2015 5:57 pm

smaug wrote:
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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?"


For what it's worth (since there's a contrary answer right below this one), this is absolutely correct. You can, and should, study for your callbacks.

1) Go on the website of the firm - learn about it. Read interviewer bios if you have them. Have questions about distinguishing factors of the firm (for example - Cravath - "What were your rotations, and have they helped build upon each other?" or somesuch

2) Know your resume - what's on there, what can you talk about. Ideally, have a pre-programmed story about each thing on there, but at the very least just be able to speak intelligently

3) Think about lawschool - notes, journals, classes, etc. Be prepared for people to hit you up with substantive questions, and have some pre-baked answers.

I absolutely want to see how you think. But I also want to see if you're prepared. If you're a dunce all the preparation in the world isn't going to help you (and if you're a genius and it shows, fine, you don't need it as much, but if you're reading this you are not enough of a genius to assume this applies to you).

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Re: Columbia EIP 2015

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 13, 2015 6:08 pm

Fox Rothschild ding.

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Re: Columbia EIP 2015

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 13, 2015 6:09 pm

Anyone hear from Paul Hastings that went for a callback yesterday?

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Re: Columbia EIP 2015

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 13, 2015 6:10 pm

Dinged: HHR by mail (8/13)

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Re: Columbia EIP 2015

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 13, 2015 6:11 pm

Still waiting on hogan lovells (Pvt), akin (Rj)

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Re: Columbia EIP 2015

Postby jbagelboy » Thu Aug 13, 2015 6:31 pm

itbdvorm wrote:
smaug wrote:
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?"


For what it's worth (since there's a contrary answer right below this one), this is absolutely correct. You can, and should, study for your callbacks.

1) Go on the website of the firm - learn about it. Read interviewer bios if you have them. Have questions about distinguishing factors of the firm (for example - Cravath - "What were your rotations, and have they helped build upon each other?" or somesuch

2) Know your resume - what's on there, what can you talk about. Ideally, have a pre-programmed story about each thing on there, but at the very least just be able to speak intelligently

3) Think about lawschool - notes, journals, classes, etc. Be prepared for people to hit you up with substantive questions, and have some pre-baked answers.

I absolutely want to see how you think. But I also want to see if you're prepared. If you're a dunce all the preparation in the world isn't going to help you (and if you're a genius and it shows, fine, you don't need it as much, but if you're reading this you are not enough of a genius to assume this applies to you).


for people lurking/reading, this is an actual interviewer, so pay attention.

there can always be off the ball shit too that you just won't know how to respond to at callbacks. Stu Gold used to ask interviewees as his first question, without introduction, "what makes you think you could be a top flight trial lawyer?" or some variant. trust me, I had no idea wtf to say to that (I think he retired, but the point stands). use your research but also think on your feet/go with the flow

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Re: Columbia EIP 2015

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 13, 2015 7:38 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Has anyone heard back from Sidley NY?


Yup, CBs have gone out for AZ+RR and CK

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Re: Columbia EIP 2015

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 13, 2015 7:57 pm

Great. Another ding.

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Re: Columbia EIP 2015

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 13, 2015 8:09 pm

Anyone have an idea of the typical time it takes after a callback to get an offer?

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Re: Columbia EIP 2015

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 13, 2015 8:11 pm

Anybody heard from MoFo (ER)?

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Re: Columbia EIP 2015

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 13, 2015 8:24 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Anybody heard from MoFo (ER)?


Phone call, Tuesday.

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Re: Columbia EIP 2015

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 13, 2015 8:43 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Anyone have an idea of the typical time it takes after a callback to get an offer?


it really depends on the firm.

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Re: Columbia EIP 2015

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 13, 2015 9:58 pm

How much should you buy into the whole "you're on our radar when firms come" spiel that OCS gives? I have one callback so far, and I'm starting to mail out apps, but they told me not to mail to the big firms since they often come back for more associates as they fail to meet their numbers.

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Re: Columbia EIP 2015

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 13, 2015 10:07 pm

Anonymous User wrote:How much should you buy into the whole "you're on our radar when firms come" spiel that OCS gives? I have one callback so far, and I'm starting to mail out apps, but they told me not to mail to the big firms since they often come back for more associates as they fail to meet their numbers.


What do they mean exactly by "big firms"? V100 firms?

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Re: Columbia EIP 2015

Postby jbagelboy » Thu Aug 13, 2015 10:09 pm

Anonymous User wrote:How much should you buy into the whole "you're on our radar when firms come" spiel that OCS gives? I have one callback so far, and I'm starting to mail out apps, but they told me not to mail to the big firms since they often come back for more associates as they fail to meet their numbers.


this is just patently poor advise. of course you should mail any firm. it might help OCS if you don't, so they can maintain their relationship, but for your own career, of course you should be mailing if you're in a position where you might not get an offer you want out of EIP.

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Re: Columbia EIP 2015

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 13, 2015 10:13 pm

What do they mean exactly by "big firms"? V100 firms?


Firms that came to EIP

this is just patently poor advise. of course you should mail any firm. it might help OCS if you don't, so they can maintain their relationship, but for your own career, of course you should be mailing if you're in a position where you might not get an offer you want out of EIP.


Thanks. I've emailed a couple of the firms I missed at EIP and they directed me to their online application process. Dunno what that process is worthwhile or not.




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