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Re: 1L diversity summer associate positions

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Mar 06, 2017 9:56 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:I had a CB last week too. Curious about when we'll hear back by. How long did it take the Philly office to make offers/rejections?


less than a week

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Re: 1L diversity summer associate positions

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Mar 07, 2017 1:20 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Does anyone know of people who had screeners/CBs for:
Katten
NRF (not TX offices)
Drinker (not Philly)


Katten LA has already conducted callbacks (last month)

Drinker LA is still evaluating apps and according to HR is waiting to interview people.

Any news on Drinker Chicago?


How many 1Ls are they hiring?

I heard they're only hiring one. How about DC and LA?

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Re: 1L diversity summer associate positions

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For those of you who sent out thank you notes, what'd you include and should I expect a response?

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Re: 1L diversity summer associate positions

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Anonymous User wrote:For those of you who sent out thank you notes, what'd you include and should I expect a response?

Thank you > specifics of the interview that you liked > why they should choose you. Responses are rare.

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Re: 1L diversity summer associate positions

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Mar 07, 2017 5:17 pm

Wiley DC ding.

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Re: 1L diversity summer associate positions

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Mar 07, 2017 5:34 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Wiley DC ding.


I'm sorry. Did you have a callback?

Three dings within 48 hours: Baker Botts (had CB) and Weil/Latham (no CB).

Every time someone posts they were dinged, a day later I get the email. Happened with Steptoe and Perkins Coie. :cry:

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Re: 1L diversity summer associate positions

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Mar 07, 2017 5:35 pm

Latham ding as well.

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Re: 1L diversity summer associate positions

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I'm sorry. Did you have a callback?

Three dings within 48 hours: Baker Botts (had CB) and Weil/Latham (no CB).

Every time someone posts they were dinged, a day later I get the email. Happened with Steptoe and Perkins Coie. :cry:


No callback. No worries, I got an offer elsewhere.

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Re: 1L diversity summer associate positions

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Anonymous User wrote:For those of you who sent out thank you notes, what'd you include and should I expect a response?


Keep it plain and simple. Say thanks for the interview, what you enjoyed that you discussed as long as it's professional and appropriate. Don't send the same thing to every person. I only had one person to respond to me out of 6 for the firm I'm going to so I don't think a response or not indicates anything.

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Re: 1L diversity summer associate positions

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Mar 07, 2017 5:54 pm

Latham ding too. Don't mind though, already accepted an offer at a bigger firm. It would have been cool to go to their conference though :mrgreen:

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Re: 1L diversity summer associate positions

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Mar 07, 2017 6:04 pm

^^ Thank you guys for the responses regarding the thank you note above! Also awesome to hear that no response doesn't indicate anything.

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Re: 1L diversity summer associate positions

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Mar 07, 2017 6:37 pm

Reed Smith Chi ding.

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Re: 1L diversity summer associate positions

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Anonymous User wrote:For those of you who sent out thank you notes, what'd you include and should I expect a response?


Keep it plain and simple. Say thanks for the interview, what you enjoyed that you discussed as long as it's professional and appropriate. Don't send the same thing to every person. I only had one person to respond to me out of 6 for the firm I'm going to so I don't think a response or not indicates anything.

What's the average time from callback to offer? I'm getting pretty nervous

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Re: 1L diversity summer associate positions

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Anonymous User wrote:For those of you who sent out thank you notes, what'd you include and should I expect a response?

Thank you > specifics of the interview that you liked > why they should choose you. Responses are rare.


Should I read into it that I got a response to my thank you email from the regional partner that more or less said "It was great talking to you, I'm sure you'll make a great attorney some day. Good luck!"

When this happened, they hadn't even finished interviewing all the candidates but I feel like the "good luck" is basically code for "thanks but no thanks". I'm just nervous because the hiring partner didn't seem to like me but the regional partner clearly did.

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Re: 1L diversity summer associate positions

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Mar 07, 2017 7:27 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:For those of you who sent out thank you notes, what'd you include and should I expect a response?

Thank you > specifics of the interview that you liked > why they should choose you. Responses are rare.


Should I read into it that I got a response to my thank you email from the regional partner that more or less said "It was great talking to you, I'm sure you'll make a great attorney some day. Good luck!"

When this happened, they hadn't even finished interviewing all the candidates but I feel like the "good luck" is basically code for "thanks but no thanks". I'm just nervous because the hiring partner didn't seem to like me but the regional partner clearly did.

I don't think it means anything.

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Re: 1L diversity summer associate positions

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Mar 07, 2017 7:51 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:For those of you who sent out thank you notes, what'd you include and should I expect a response?

Thank you > specifics of the interview that you liked > why they should choose you. Responses are rare.


Should I read into it that I got a response to my thank you email from the regional partner that more or less said "It was great talking to you, I'm sure you'll make a great attorney some day. Good luck!"

When this happened, they hadn't even finished interviewing all the candidates but I feel like the "good luck" is basically code for "thanks but no thanks". I'm just nervous because the hiring partner didn't seem to like me but the regional partner clearly did.

I don't think it means anything.

Agreed. You're only creating more stress for yourself.

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Re: 1L diversity summer associate positions

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:03 pm

People who had Drinker CBs- did DC and Chicago make offers? Are they done scheduling CBs, then?

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Re: 1L diversity summer associate positions

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:49 pm

Anonymous User wrote:People who had Drinker CBs- did DC and Chicago make offers? Are they done scheduling CBs, then?


I think they're done with CBs but not sure about offers

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Re: 1L diversity summer associate positions

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:18 pm

Quick Q -- do boutique firms reimburse airfares for CBs?

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Re: 1L diversity summer associate positions

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:24 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Quick Q -- do boutique firms reimburse airfares for CBs?

Check their website. Otherwise, they would have mentioned reimbursement during the CB arrangement process. In my experience firms schedule airfare through their travel agencies, so you don't pay at all.

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Re: 1L diversity summer associate positions

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Mar 08, 2017 2:16 am

Any DLA Piper news, particularly in the Bay Area?

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Re: 1L diversity summer associate positions

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Mar 08, 2017 10:00 am

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Anonymous User wrote:For those of you who sent out thank you notes, what'd you include and should I expect a response?


Keep it plain and simple. Say thanks for the interview, what you enjoyed that you discussed as long as it's professional and appropriate. Don't send the same thing to every person. I only had one person to respond to me out of 6 for the firm I'm going to so I don't think a response or not indicates anything.

What's the average time from callback to offer? I'm getting pretty nervous


Well I got my offer over a month after I interviewed so I can't say. It is coming up on the time that firms are making decisions everywhere so I'd say if you don't hear back by spring break then I'd definitely try to lock down something else for the summer asap. You can always follow up as long as it's been over 2 weeks since the interview too.

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Re: 1L diversity summer associate positions

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Mar 08, 2017 10:03 am

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Anonymous User wrote:For those of you who sent out thank you notes, what'd you include and should I expect a response?

Thank you > specifics of the interview that you liked > why they should choose you. Responses are rare.


Should I read into it that I got a response to my thank you email from the regional partner that more or less said "It was great talking to you, I'm sure you'll make a great attorney some day. Good luck!"

When this happened, they hadn't even finished interviewing all the candidates but I feel like the "good luck" is basically code for "thanks but no thanks". I'm just nervous because the hiring partner didn't seem to like me but the regional partner clearly did.



This means nothing. Whether it was a thanks but no thanks or we really like you. Hiring committee makes decisions together.

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Re: 1L diversity summer associate positions

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Mar 08, 2017 10:15 am

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Anonymous User wrote:For those of you who sent out thank you notes, what'd you include and should I expect a response?


Keep it plain and simple. Say thanks for the interview, what you enjoyed that you discussed as long as it's professional and appropriate. Don't send the same thing to every person. I only had one person to respond to me out of 6 for the firm I'm going to so I don't think a response or not indicates anything.

What's the average time from callback to offer? I'm getting pretty nervous


Well I got my offer over a month after I interviewed so I can't say. It is coming up on the time that firms are making decisions everywhere so I'd say if you don't hear back by spring break then I'd definitely try to lock down something else for the summer asap. You can always follow up as long as it's been over 2 weeks since the interview too.

A month...wow. Had you assumed a ding by that point?

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Re: 1L diversity summer associate positions

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Mar 08, 2017 11:31 am

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Anonymous User wrote:For those of you who sent out thank you notes, what'd you include and should I expect a response?


Keep it plain and simple. Say thanks for the interview, what you enjoyed that you discussed as long as it's professional and appropriate. Don't send the same thing to every person. I only had one person to respond to me out of 6 for the firm I'm going to so I don't think a response or not indicates anything.

What's the average time from callback to offer? I'm getting pretty nervous


Well I got my offer over a month after I interviewed so I can't say. It is coming up on the time that firms are making decisions everywhere so I'd say if you don't hear back by spring break then I'd definitely try to lock down something else for the summer asap. You can always follow up as long as it's been over 2 weeks since the interview too.

A month...wow. Had you assumed a ding by that point?


Before the month mark, no. Because they had been following up with me first seeing if I had any other offers. After the month mark I was less enthusiastic and thought I didn't get it. But as soon as I got another offer they gave me one that day. I don't know what the delay was and I didn't ask any questions. I just happily accepted.



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