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Re: Columbia EIP 2015

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 25, 2015 4:08 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Anyone heard a Shearman ding or offer yet?


Shearman offer 8/20 cb 8/19

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Re: Columbia EIP 2015

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 25, 2015 6:16 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Anyone heard a Shearman ding or offer yet?


Shearman offer 8/20 cb 8/19


Oo, well, guess I was dinged then!

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Re: Columbia EIP 2015

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 25, 2015 6:24 pm

Mayer Brown NY
Thurs 8/20 cb, Tues 8/25 offer

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Re: Columbia EIP 2015

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 25, 2015 9:08 pm

^Is Tuesday the turnaround time? Have there been any Mayer Brown dings?

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Re: Columbia EIP 2015

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 25, 2015 9:30 pm

If you haven't heard from screeners from a while, does it makes sense to do LOCI?

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Re: Columbia EIP 2015

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 25, 2015 10:34 pm

Someone else a few pages back also got their offer call on a Tuesday, so it may be that their hiring committee makes calls that day.

It's possible, though, that they haven't yet reviewed your candidacy intensively.. Or they could be keeping you on as a 'reserve.' I wouldn't give up hope until you get bad news.
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Re: Columbia EIP 2015

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 25, 2015 10:46 pm

"Trying to track recruiting times" is largely futile imo. Timelines vary wildly not only from firm to firm, but also candidate by candidate.

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Re: Columbia EIP 2015

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 25, 2015 10:48 pm

CB 8/17, offer 8/20


Just got an offer today. So far just CC and Willkie, both in NY. What are your thoughts between the two?

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Re: Columbia EIP 2015

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 25, 2015 10:54 pm

If you haven't heard from screeners from a while, does it makes sense to do LOCI?

I say go for it, but only if you're really interested in a firm or two (no more) you've yet to hear from. With a LOCI I think you risk hurting your candidacy if it sounds at all canned, and based on my difficulty in getting my EIP cover letters to sound marginally original, I'm going to guess that fresh, genuine LOCIs are equally difficult to write.
Do yourself a favor and pick just one or maybe two firms that you really care about, and try to write a really kick ass letter. At this point, the slim returns on LOCIs make them justifiable only if you like a firm a ton, and they're going to tip the scales in your favor only if they're outstanding.

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Re: Columbia EIP 2015

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 25, 2015 11:07 pm

What are your thoughts between the two?

I'm happy for you, but there are better forums (literally and figuratively) to seek advice re: choosing between offers. Reach out to people who summered at these firms (OCS sent out a list of who worked where), and talk to OCS. Not sure you're going to get much info from anon-posting in this thread. I'd also like to remind you that some of our peers haven't had the greatest luck at EIP, so please be mindful of that.

You're in a great place, and the choice you have to make is a very fortunate one. Well done -- I hope you're able to make a well-informed, confident decision.

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Re: Columbia EIP 2015

Postby TheoO » Tue Aug 25, 2015 11:27 pm

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CB 8/17, offer 8/20


Just got an offer today. So far just CC and Willkie, both in NY. What are your thoughts between the two?


CC gets shitted on pretty regularly on here, so very likely people will recommend Willkie. But there are already several threads on this that you can find.

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Re: Columbia EIP 2015

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 26, 2015 1:05 am

what's the average number of cb's and offers? I just want to know where I stand

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Re: Columbia EIP 2015

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 26, 2015 1:23 am

what's the average number of cb's and offers? I just want to know where I stand


If you don't have an offer or callbacks, you should be mailing and speaking to OCS...

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Re: Columbia EIP 2015

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 26, 2015 9:17 am

I'm happy for you, but there are better forums (literally and figuratively) to seek advice re: choosing between offers. Reach out to people who summered at these firms (OCS sent out a list of who worked where), and talk to OCS. Not sure you're going to get much info from anon-posting in this thread. I'd also like to remind you that some of our peers haven't had the greatest luck at EIP, so please be mindful of that.


Point taken. Could you direct me to some of those forums?

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Re: Columbia EIP 2015

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 26, 2015 9:44 am

Check your email. The Senate sent out a spreadsheet with the names/firms/emails of all the 3Ls that were willing to chat about this kind of stuff.

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Re: Columbia EIP 2015

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 26, 2015 9:52 am

Anonymous User wrote:
I'm happy for you, but there are better forums (literally and figuratively) to seek advice re: choosing between offers. Reach out to people who summered at these firms (OCS sent out a list of who worked where), and talk to OCS. Not sure you're going to get much info from anon-posting in this thread. I'd also like to remind you that some of our peers haven't had the greatest luck at EIP, so please be mindful of that.


Point taken. Could you direct me to some of those forums?

Create a new thread in the Legal Employment forum if you really want the advice of anonymous TLSers. I think you'd be better served by talking to people IRL, but this thread is certainly not the place at any rate.

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Re: Columbia EIP 2015

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 26, 2015 10:07 am

but this thread is certainly not the place at any rate.


No need to beat the dead horse.

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Re: Columbia EIP 2015

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 26, 2015 10:10 am

I know this has probably already been asked and answered, but what's the best way to "acknowledge" an offer without accepting or denying it?

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Re: Columbia EIP 2015

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 26, 2015 10:22 am

Just say thank you and that you're very excited about the firm. You can also add something more specific, like mention an associate you loved meeting with.

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Re: Columbia EIP 2015

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 26, 2015 11:03 am

Is it necessary to "acknowledge" an offer?

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Re: Columbia EIP 2015

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 26, 2015 11:07 am

No it's not necessary, but it's a nice normal thing to do.

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Re: Columbia EIP 2015

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 26, 2015 12:06 pm

Got a Hughes Hubbard CB (phone call yesterday). Visited Hospitality Suite, no screener interview.

Does anyone know the turnaround time for Milbank? I have a CB with them later this week.

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Re: Columbia EIP 2015

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 26, 2015 12:57 pm

anyone heard back from Kirkland CB yet? what's the turnaround time like?

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Re: Columbia EIP 2015

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 26, 2015 1:15 pm

what is the STB turnaround time like?

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Re: Columbia EIP 2015

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 26, 2015 1:28 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Is it necessary to "acknowledge" an offer?


I know Schulte makes you acknowledge an offer within 14 days. I think that is standard from the NALP guidelines* and in any case, it's a quick email or phone call to say that you are interested in the firm, even if you cannot give a yes/no at the time.

*http://www.nalp.org/fulltextofnalpprinciplesandstandards?s=General%20Standards%20for%20the%20Timing%20of%20Offers%20and%20Decision#Part_V._General_Standards




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