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Re: 1L diversity summer associate positions

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Feb 03, 2017 12:44 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:For people getting screener requests- are they mostly for firms in your school's market?

Surprisingly, no. I've been getting requests from random places that I have zero connection to like Atlanta, Florida, Minnesota, etc. Contemplating whether it's worth my time to do these screeners.


Are you T14/high grades? If so, maybe they're trying to attract talent. Plus, these are diversity positions, so maybe they're trying to reach out beyond their market?

I am t14 + high grades. Just surprised considering how insular some of these markets are known to be.

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Re: 1L diversity summer associate positions

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Pro Bono Scholars Program? GPA and school?


Yes, it's the Pro Bono Scholars Program - T14 - Above median


Congrats. Do you have strong ties to the the city that you applied for?


Not really but I think it's a mix of good grades and WE

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Re: 1L diversity summer associate positions

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Feb 03, 2017 1:40 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Is it normal/not awkward to ask for feedback at the end of a callback from associates and partners who interview you?


Hmm, I'd ask this in another thread, lol. Not sure a bunch of 1Ls would be able to answer that. Or maybe ask career services? Good question though. In my (1L, and thus, relatively unimportant) opinion, I think it would make you look good - I imagine the associates/partners would be impressed that you wanted feedback.

Personally, I'd ask the recruiter. I wouldn't contact partners because they're busy and might get annoyed. Just my 2 cents.


No - never do this. If it's a real interview for a real job, It's not appropriate. Thats what mock interviews are for.


Good to know.


*Exception - I've known my school's career services office (T14) to reach out for feedback on a particular person for various reasons (unexpected underperformance). But I agree with the general rule that the candidate should not do this on their own.

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Re: 1L diversity summer associate positions

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Feb 03, 2017 1:41 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Akin Gump screener


Pro Bono Scholars Program? GPA and school?


Yes, it's the Pro Bono Scholars Program - T14 - Above median


Congrats. Do you have strong ties to the the city that you applied for?


Not really but I think it's a mix of good grades and WE


Do you mind sharing which office?

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Re: 1L diversity summer associate positions

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Feb 03, 2017 1:44 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Akin Gump screener


Pro Bono Scholars Program? GPA and school?


Yes, it's the Pro Bono Scholars Program - T14 - Above median


Congrats. Do you have strong ties to the the city that you applied for?


Not really but I think it's a mix of good grades and WE


Do you mind sharing which office?


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Re: 1L diversity summer associate positions

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Feb 03, 2017 2:00 pm

^^^ thanks to poster above. I asked the question, you can delete the answer now if you want haha

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Re: 1L diversity summer associate positions

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Feb 03, 2017 2:32 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:For people getting screener requests- are they mostly for firms in your school's market?

Surprisingly, no. I've been getting requests from random places that I have zero connection to like Atlanta, Florida, Minnesota, etc. Contemplating whether it's worth my time to do these screeners.


Are you T14/high grades? If so, maybe they're trying to attract talent. Plus, these are diversity positions, so maybe they're trying to reach out beyond their market?

I am t14 + high grades. Just surprised considering how insular some of these markets are known to be.


I am in a similar situation... I think you should consider taking advantage of these opportunities. I had a screener for a firm in a secondary market I had zero ties to, and they invited me to a callback less than an hour later and flew me halfway across the country the next week. Diverse, but certainly not URM.

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Re: 1L diversity summer associate positions

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Feb 03, 2017 2:40 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:For people getting screener requests- are they mostly for firms in your school's market?

Surprisingly, no. I've been getting requests from random places that I have zero connection to like Atlanta, Florida, Minnesota, etc. Contemplating whether it's worth my time to do these screeners.


Are you T14/high grades? If so, maybe they're trying to attract talent. Plus, these are diversity positions, so maybe they're trying to reach out beyond their market?

I am t14 + high grades. Just surprised considering how insular some of these markets are known to be.


I am in a similar situation... I think you should consider taking advantage of these opportunities. I had a screener for a firm in a secondary market I had zero ties to, and they invited me to a callback less than an hour later and flew me halfway across the country the next week. Diverse, but certainly not URM.


Did you mention in your cover letter why you wanted to work in that market, etc?

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Re: 1L diversity summer associate positions

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Feb 03, 2017 2:52 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:For people getting screener requests- are they mostly for firms in your school's market?

Surprisingly, no. I've been getting requests from random places that I have zero connection to like Atlanta, Florida, Minnesota, etc. Contemplating whether it's worth my time to do these screeners.


Are you T14/high grades? If so, maybe they're trying to attract talent. Plus, these are diversity positions, so maybe they're trying to reach out beyond their market?

I am t14 + high grades. Just surprised considering how insular some of these markets are known to be.


I am in a similar situation... I think you should consider taking advantage of these opportunities. I had a screener for a firm in a secondary market I had zero ties to, and they invited me to a callback less than an hour later and flew me halfway across the country the next week. Diverse, but certainly not URM.


Did you mention in your cover letter why you wanted to work in that market, etc?


Not at all. But I did explain it many times at callback. But of course, I still don't have an offer in hand, so who knows what'll happen.

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Re: 1L diversity summer associate positions

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Feb 03, 2017 4:25 pm

Hmph. Dying to hear back from my CB. I know I probably won't get it bc it's so competitive to get a 1L SA, but it's just such an awesome opportunity... Anyone else feeling similarly?

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Re: 1L diversity summer associate positions

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Feb 03, 2017 4:48 pm

I'm starting to get nervous about hearing from firms after callbacks. I applied to about 15 different places. Got email rejections from Cooley (SF) and BuckleySandler (LA), had callbacks at 3 firms on 1/19 and 1/23. If i don't hear back by today I'm assuming rejections from all 3.

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Re: 1L diversity summer associate positions

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Feb 03, 2017 5:01 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I'm starting to get nervous about hearing from firms after callbacks. I applied to about 15 different places. Got email rejections from Cooley (SF) and BuckleySandler (LA), had callbacks at 3 firms on 1/19 and 1/23. If i don't hear back by today I'm assuming rejections from all 3.


which 3 firms were those?

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Re: 1L diversity summer associate positions

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Feb 03, 2017 5:04 pm

Had secondary market CB two weeks ago, decided to send an email to recruiting just to see if a decision had been made. Probably a Hail Mary, but do what you gotta do.

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Re: 1L diversity summer associate positions

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Feb 04, 2017 9:17 am

any word from bracewell?

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Re: 1L diversity summer associate positions

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Feb 04, 2017 11:51 am

Anonymous User wrote:any word from bracewell?

Did you get a screener? I applied mid Jan and no word.

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Re: 1L diversity summer associate positions

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Feb 04, 2017 12:02 pm

Any word from Weil after callbacks?

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Re: 1L diversity summer associate positions

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Feb 04, 2017 1:09 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Any word from Weil after callbacks?


NY will find out Monday or Tuesday

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Re: 1L diversity summer associate positions

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Feb 04, 2017 1:35 pm

Paul Hastings Ny callback last week

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Re: 1L diversity summer associate positions

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Feb 04, 2017 2:03 pm

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NY will find out Monday or Tuesday


It seems like some people already found out :(

viewtopic.php?f=23&t=273435&start=25

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Re: 1L diversity summer associate positions

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Feb 04, 2017 2:04 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Any word from Weil after callbacks?


NY will find out Monday or Tuesday


It seems like some people already found out :(

viewtopic.php?f=23&t=273435&start=25


Same anon poster - oops that said DC for Weil

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Re: 1L diversity summer associate positions

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Feb 04, 2017 3:50 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Any word from Weil after callbacks?


NY will find out Monday or Tuesday


It seems like some people already found out :(

http://top-law-schools.com/forums/viewt ... 5&start=25


Same anon poster - oops that said DC for Weil


No that's me. It was an offer from Weil NY and a CB for Latham DC/NY, sorry it was confusingly worded.

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Re: 1L diversity summer associate positions

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Feb 04, 2017 3:57 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Any word from Weil after callbacks?


NY will find out Monday or Tuesday


It seems like some people already found out :(

http://top-law-schools.com/forums/viewt ... 5&start=25


Same anon poster - oops that said DC for Weil


No that's me. It was an offer from Weil NY and a CB for Latham DC/NY, sorry it was confusingly worded.


Oh I see - did they make the offer on Friday?

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Re: 1L diversity summer associate positions

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Feb 04, 2017 8:48 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:any word from bracewell?

Did you get a screener? I applied mid Jan and no word.


No screener, no word

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Re: 1L diversity summer associate positions

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Feb 05, 2017 3:24 pm

Bass Berry Sims, Eversheds Sutherland, and Stinson screener requests.

Clifford Chance (Germany) ding.

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Re: 1L diversity summer associate positions

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Feb 05, 2017 3:44 pm

Has anyone heard back from Latham LA for either SA or DLA?



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