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Has this worked for anyone?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Nov 06, 2016 11:45 am

Suppose you did not make it past screener for BigLaw during OCI season. You got snail mailed your LOR. Has the rejection ever changed into a positive result and you going back and interviewing further? Let's say this happens because they need more SA's than they expected or they change their mind about you. Or what if someone backs out on them and is a "no-show" after accepting their offer. Granted, you would still need to go do a CB if the LOR was to change.


How rare is a no-show anyways, or is it unheard of?

I ask these questions because I just last week received my LOR, and I had my mind set on this firm. It's nothing great, like a Highly rated V.

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Re: Has this worked for anyone?

Postby RaceJudicata » Sun Nov 06, 2016 12:46 pm

what?

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Re: Has this worked for anyone?

Postby Blackfish » Sun Nov 06, 2016 12:57 pm

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Re: Has this worked for anyone?

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Sun Nov 06, 2016 1:02 pm

No, firms that reject you don't change their minds and get back in touch later saying "we changed our mind, we want you after all."

(If - IF - a firm found itself stuck, they'd call someone they'd already done a callback with, or post a new opening. Move on.)

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Re: Has this worked for anyone?

Postby FascinatedWanderer » Sun Nov 06, 2016 1:11 pm

Since when do firms care about letters of rec? They're more likely to care about ability to speak English coherently...

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Re: Has this worked for anyone?

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Sun Nov 06, 2016 1:16 pm

I think LOR means "letter of rejection" in this case.

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Re: Has this worked for anyone?

Postby cron1834 » Sun Nov 06, 2016 1:20 pm

A few things:

-LOR usually denotes "letter of recommendation" ... you seem to be using it to mean "letter of rejection."

-People renege on offers once in a while, but no one accepts an offer and then just doesn't bother to show up in May without telling anyone. You will have accepted some internship by then anyway, so forget this fantasy.

-You really need to start applying elsewhere, aggressively. Revisit the firm for 3L openings and lateral openings if you're still interested down the road.

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Re: Has this worked for anyone?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Nov 06, 2016 1:25 pm

OP here,

To the FascinatedAliceinWonderLand guy that simply does not get the context that LOR in this case means Letter of Rejection.

Maybe if you leave wonderland and come to reality, you may be able to better see contexts and verbiage as used in different settings. Simply put, words, and more specifically acronyms, have different meanings in different penumbras. In this scenario, it is easy to tease out the meaning that LOR means Letter of Rejection.

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Re: Has this worked for anyone?

Postby cron1834 » Sun Nov 06, 2016 1:32 pm

Anonymous User wrote:OP here,

To the FascinatedAliceinWonderLand guy that simply does not get the context that LOR in this case means Letter of Rejection.

Maybe if you leave wonderland and come to reality, you may be able to better see contexts and verbiage as used in different settings. Simply put, words, and more specifically acronyms, have different meanings in different penumbras. In this scenario, it is easy to tease out the meaning that LOR means Letter of Rejection.

Okay, but LOR is a well known acronym for rec letter, and no one uses it to describe a rejection. Obviously I figured it out in context so I'm not gonna speak for him, but nothing in this thread is reflecting well on you dude.

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Re: Has this worked for anyone?

Postby zot1 » Sun Nov 06, 2016 1:33 pm

Anonymous User wrote:OP here,

To the FascinatedAliceinWonderLand guy that simply does not get the context that LOR in this case means Letter of Rejection.

Maybe if you leave wonderland and come to reality, you may be able to better see contexts and verbiage as used in different settings. Simply put, words, and more specifically acronyms, have different meanings in different penumbras. In this scenario, it is easy to tease out the meaning that LOR means Letter of Rejection.


You seem nice.

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Re: Has this worked for anyone?

Postby Big Red » Sun Nov 06, 2016 1:41 pm

I think this is flame, but what do you mean by "no show?" Does this mean someone accepting an offer an then turning it down, or someone accepting and then just never being seen or heard from again?

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Re: Has this worked for anyone?

Postby Blackfish » Sun Nov 06, 2016 1:46 pm

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Re: Has this worked for anyone?

Postby FascinatedWanderer » Sun Nov 06, 2016 1:55 pm

Anonymous User wrote:OP here,

To the FascinatedAliceinWonderLand guy that simply does not get the context that LOR in this case means Letter of Rejection.

Maybe if you leave wonderland and come to reality, you may be able to better see contexts and verbiage as used in different settings. Simply put, words, and more specifically acronyms, have different meanings in different penumbras. In this scenario, it is easy to tease out the meaning that LOR means Letter of Rejection.



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Re: Has this worked for anyone?

Postby dixiecupdrinking » Sun Nov 06, 2016 2:00 pm

Anonymous User wrote:OP here,

To the FascinatedAliceinWonderLand guy that simply does not get the context that LOR in this case means Letter of Rejection.

Maybe if you leave wonderland and come to reality, you may be able to better see contexts and verbiage as used in different settings. Simply put, words, and more specifically acronyms, have different meanings in different penumbras. In this scenario, it is easy to tease out the meaning that LOR means Letter of Rejection.

It was not easy to tease out meaning from anything you said, but regardless, the answer to your question is no.

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Re: Has this worked for anyone?

Postby cron1834 » Sun Nov 06, 2016 2:53 pm

LOL didn't catch "penumbras."

Seriously, I know intellectually that plenty of smart AND normal people strike out every year, but the last few strikeout threads on TLS make a lot of sense...

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Re: Has this worked for anyone?

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Sun Nov 06, 2016 2:57 pm

Anonymous User wrote:OP here,

To the FascinatedAliceinWonderLand guy that simply does not get the context that LOR in this case means Letter of Rejection.

Maybe if you leave wonderland and come to reality, you may be able to better see contexts and verbiage as used in different settings. Simply put, words, and more specifically acronyms, have different meanings in different penumbras. In this scenario, it is easy to tease out the meaning that LOR means Letter of Rejection.

Yeah, this isn't really fair. I thought LOR = letter of rejection, but I've never seen it written that way on this site before.

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Re: Has this worked for anyone?

Postby RaceJudicata » Sun Nov 06, 2016 7:00 pm

The idea of a no-show is absolutely hilarious. Yes, some folks renege, but the idea that some guy or gal will get all the way to May, and without mentioning it to anyone, just not show up for orientation. The poor firm will have the name tag, etc, all ready to go... would be an absolutely savage move.

ETA: If this did happen, the firm wouldn't freak out about the empty spot in their summer class and call a former reject, they'd probably be pumped about saving $40k~+

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Re: Has this worked for anyone?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Nov 06, 2016 7:13 pm

No; the "we'll keep your letter on file" is just a polite way of saying "we don't dislike you." Speaking only for our firm, we throw out the applications after recruiting and hire 3L's the following year if we need them.

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Re: Has this worked for anyone?

Postby mjb447 » Sun Nov 06, 2016 7:36 pm

Blackfish wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:OP here,

To the FascinatedAliceinWonderLand guy that simply does not get the context that LOR in this case means Letter of Rejection.

Maybe if you leave wonderland and come to reality, you may be able to better see contexts and verbiage as used in different settings. Simply put, words, and more specifically acronyms, have different meanings in different penumbras. In this scenario, it is easy to tease out the meaning that LOR means Letter of Rejection.


i honestly think you have NFW in terms of LBL under the SD. BUT maybe you will HBS if you can think RO and BBP for another shot. good luck.

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Re: Has this worked for anyone?

Postby dixiecupdrinking » Sun Nov 06, 2016 8:58 pm

Anonymous User wrote:No; the "we'll keep your letter on file" is just a polite way of saying "we don't dislike you."

It doesn't even mean that. They'd still say it if they did dislike you.

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Re: Has this worked for anyone?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Nov 06, 2016 9:03 pm

I had a firm reject me after screener but end up offering a callback and offer, but I was lucky because of my connections. Interviewed with a BigLaw firm in LA and was dinged. My summer job is a client of the firm that rejected me and my boss (the owner) called and asked why they rejected me. They reason why I got dinged was they didn't think I wanted to work in NYC (I don't know if this was WHY they rejected me, but I can see why. I thought the interview was just for the LA office and I didn't want them to think I was looking outside of LA when I was interveiwing in LA). My Boss told them I wanted NYC and my rejection turned into a CB turned into an offer.

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Re: Has this worked for anyone?

Postby JusticeJackson » Sun Nov 06, 2016 9:34 pm

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Re: Has this worked for anyone?

Postby Blackfish » Sun Nov 06, 2016 9:47 pm

isnt it kind of interesting that you can tell from literally two posts on an internet forum that grades werent the reason why he struck out at OCI

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Re: Has this worked for anyone?

Postby hous » Sun Nov 06, 2016 11:04 pm

Blackfish wrote:isnt it kind of interesting that you can tell from literally two posts on an internet forum that grades werent the reason why he struck out at OCI


Ditto.

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Re: Has this worked for anyone?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Nov 07, 2016 10:18 am

I have been "denied" from a screener (just didn't get the OCI interview spot) and later resubmitted and ended up with an offer. I have never heard about someone actually getting a rejection letter later getting an offer though. If the firm has written you an actual rejection, you need to move on.



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