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Re: Berkeley EIW 2016

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 16, 2016 12:49 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:so does everyone at Berkeley have an offer in hand? Am I the only one struggling to even get CBs?

1 CB, 0 offers. It's not just you.


0 CBs, handful of dings, and radio silence from 6 others. The struggle is real.


Didn't really think this happened at berkeley. I have 1 CB and tons of dings

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Re: Berkeley EIW 2016

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 16, 2016 1:37 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:so does everyone at Berkeley have an offer in hand? Am I the only one struggling to even get CBs?

1 CB, 0 offers. It's not just you.


0 CBs, handful of dings, and radio silence from 6 others. The struggle is real.


Didn't really think this happened at berkeley. I have 1 CB and tons of dings


High like treble, puffin' on them mid-size law firms and hoping they aren't as cutthroat... I knew OCI would be a struggle, but I wasn't expecting it to be quite this rough.

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Re: Berkeley EIW 2016

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 16, 2016 1:45 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:so does everyone at Berkeley have an offer in hand? Am I the only one struggling to even get CBs?

1 CB, 0 offers. It's not just you.


0 CBs, handful of dings, and radio silence from 6 others. The struggle is real.


Didn't really think this happened at berkeley. I have 1 CB and tons of dings


High like treble, puffin' on them mid-size law firms and hoping they aren't as cutthroat... I knew OCI would be a struggle, but I wasn't expecting it to be quite this rough.


I know friends doing 5-10 callbacks right now and holding multiple pre-OCI offers, so hopefully once they start cancelling and declining, those spots go to Boalties

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Re: Berkeley EIW 2016

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 16, 2016 6:53 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:so does everyone at Berkeley have an offer in hand? Am I the only one struggling to even get CBs?

1 CB, 0 offers. It's not just you.


0 CBs, handful of dings, and radio silence from 6 others. The struggle is real.


Didn't really think this happened at berkeley. I have 1 CB and tons of dings


High like treble, puffin' on them mid-size law firms and hoping they aren't as cutthroat... I knew OCI would be a struggle, but I wasn't expecting it to be quite this rough.


I know friends doing 5-10 callbacks right now and holding multiple pre-OCI offers, so hopefully once they start cancelling and declining, those spots go to Boalties


so ridiculous how some people have 1 CB, others have offers and 10 CBs waiting. Guess some people are just really charismatic in interviews and have good grades. Not me I guess

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Re: Berkeley EIW 2016

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 16, 2016 9:12 pm

MTO ding via email just now. Nicest ding I've received.

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Re: Berkeley EIW 2016

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 16, 2016 9:14 pm

Anonymous User wrote:MTO ding via email just now. Nicest ding I've received.


omg, right? First time I actually felt good about myself getting dinged lol

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Re: Berkeley EIW 2016

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 16, 2016 9:28 pm

Ropes & Gray and Dechert dings via email earlier today

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Re: Berkeley EIW 2016

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 16, 2016 9:30 pm

Has anyone gotten a MTO callback?

Haven't heard from them at all yet

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Re: Berkeley EIW 2016

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 16, 2016 9:31 pm

Did anyone with Mofo SF callbacks receive an offer yet?

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Re: Berkeley EIW 2016

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 16, 2016 9:33 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Did anyone with Mofo SF callbacks receive an offer yet?


CB mid-last week and haven't heard either way

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Re: Berkeley EIW 2016

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 16, 2016 9:34 pm

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CB mid-last week and haven't heard either way


K thanks! Good luck.

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Re: Berkeley EIW 2016

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 16, 2016 10:07 pm

Anyone heard of a Milbank LA offer?

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Re: Berkeley EIW 2016

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 17, 2016 3:13 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Did anyone with Mofo SF callbacks receive an offer yet?


CB mid-last week and haven't heard either way


K thanks! Good luck.


offer this morning

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Re: Berkeley EIW 2016

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 17, 2016 3:53 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:
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Anonymous User wrote:so does everyone at Berkeley have an offer in hand? Am I the only one struggling to even get CBs?

1 CB, 0 offers. It's not just you.


0 CBs, handful of dings, and radio silence from 6 others. The struggle is real.


Didn't really think this happened at berkeley. I have 1 CB and tons of dings


Why didn't you think this happened at Berkeley...? If you look at LST, Berkeley has a large firm score of less than 50%, meaning some people are bound to strike out. If you don't want that to be you, you should mass mail. MM every firm you didn't get in front of at EIW and if you have ties to any other market, MM firms in those markets as well.

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Re: Berkeley EIW 2016

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 18, 2016 7:01 pm

Accepted an offer this morning and canceled 2 CBs and withdrew from consideration from 4 firms where I had already had CBs. Hopefully, the next wave of CBs will start up for people who are still looking. Good luck!

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Re: Berkeley EIW 2016

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 18, 2016 7:23 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Accepted an offer this morning and canceled 2 CBs and withdrew from consideration from 4 firms where I had already had CBs. Hopefully, the next wave of CBs will start up for people who are still looking. Good luck!


Congrats! Mind sharing which firm? Was it Gibson Dunn?

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Re: Berkeley EIW 2016

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 18, 2016 10:01 pm

somewhat tangential, but anyone have a sense of what the cutoffs are for top 10% and 25%?

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Re: Berkeley EIW 2016

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 19, 2016 4:17 pm

Any news from Freshfields?

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Re: Berkeley EIW 2016

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 19, 2016 5:54 pm

Anonymous User wrote:somewhat tangential, but anyone have a sense of what the cutoffs are for top 10% and 25%?


FWIW I had 6 Hs and 1 P (Contracts) and did not have any distinction, so outside the top 25%.

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Re: Berkeley EIW 2016

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 22, 2016 6:16 pm

Sidley PA ding last Wed.

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Re: Berkeley EIW 2016

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 22, 2016 7:42 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:somewhat tangential, but anyone have a sense of what the cutoffs are for top 10% and 25%?


FWIW I had 6 Hs and 1 P (Contracts) and did not have any distinction, so outside the top 25%.



Jesus, this legitimately surprises me.

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Re: Berkeley EIW 2016

Postby rpupkin » Mon Aug 22, 2016 8:01 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
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Anonymous User wrote:somewhat tangential, but anyone have a sense of what the cutoffs are for top 10% and 25%?


FWIW I had 6 Hs and 1 P (Contracts) and did not have any distinction, so outside the top 25%.



Jesus, this legitimately surprises me.

Does Boalt award distinctions after 1L? For what it's worth, I work at a firm that hires Boalt students. 6 Hs and 1P is a solid transcript. I assume that's around top 25%.

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Re: Berkeley EIW 2016

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 22, 2016 8:16 pm

Boalt awards distinctions for top 25%, top 10%, and top 3 but students aren't allowed to disclose them except for clerkship and academic applications.

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Re: Berkeley EIW 2016

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 22, 2016 9:57 pm

rpupkin wrote:
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Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:somewhat tangential, but anyone have a sense of what the cutoffs are for top 10% and 25%?


FWIW I had 6 Hs and 1 P (Contracts) and did not have any distinction, so outside the top 25%.



Jesus, this legitimately surprises me.

Does Boalt award distinctions after 1L? For what it's worth, I work at a firm that hires Boalt students. 6 Hs and 1P is a solid transcript. I assume that's around top 25%.


OP w/ the 6 Hs here. Maybe in other years it breaks the 25% threshold, but not this year, apparently. I imagine I was pretty close at least, but it doesn't really matter anyway since I don't plan to clerk or go into academia. Pleased with my OCI turnout, however, as those grades landed several V5 offers, so I'd agree it's a pretty solid transcript.

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Re: Berkeley EIW 2016

Postby rpupkin » Mon Aug 22, 2016 9:59 pm

Anonymous User wrote:OP w/ the 6 Hs here. Maybe in other years it breaks the 25% threshold, but not this year, apparently. I imagine I was pretty close at least, but it doesn't really matter anyway since I don't plan to clerk or go into academia. Pleased with my OCI turnout, however, as those grades landed several V5 offers, so I'd agree it's a pretty solid transcript.

Congrats. Yeah, at firms we have no idea what the exact line is for "top 25%" or "top 10%" in a given year. We just eyeball it.



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