1L job search C/O 2019

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Re: 1L job search C/O 2019

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Mar 09, 2017 6:00 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Similar situation:

Got a letter indicating "expression of interest" from a local gov agency and am in the process of submitting administrative materials(i am not sure if this should be considered an offer). Have a callback for a law firm next Mon. The gov agency asked me to get fingerprinted and complete the paperworks next Wed and I am not sure if the law firm would be able to get back to me then.

Is the "expression of interest" considered an offer? (they did say that if I reciprocate their interest then I should proceed to the later steps); And should I just tell the law firm that I would need them to get back to me by next Wed?

I think it's premature. Processing the paperwork would probably take a bit anyway, so I don't think everything would be assumed to be set in stone by Wednesday. But not very familiar with local gov agencies so someone else should chime in.

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Re: 1L job search C/O 2019

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Mar 09, 2017 9:57 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:More advice solicitation: I have an offer which expires at the end of next week, but I'm waiting to hear from a callback I had early last week. At what point can I contact the firm I'm waiting on to let them know about my expiring offer? Contacting them barely a week after my interview seems distasteful.


I'm in a similar position but with an even faster timeline. I have an offer which expires tomorrow at 5PM, but I'm waiting to hear from a callback I had last Friday. The CB Firm told me they would let me know by mid-week (so I was hopeful that would have been yesterday). Echoing the previous poster, is it distasteful to let them know I have an offer waiting?

I contacted a firm 4 business days after CB letting them know of a competing offer, and they extended me an offer the next day. Not distasteful.

Thanks. When you did this, did you hear back from the recruiter or was the next contact from them the offer?

I didn't hear from the office until I got the offer!

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Re: 1L job search C/O 2019

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Mar 13, 2017 11:36 am

Pirkey Barber - Austin callback this week. I didn't even think they were taking 1Ls, I just applied on a lark about three weeks ago.

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Re: 1L job search C/O 2019

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Mar 13, 2017 11:54 am

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Anonymous User wrote:More advice solicitation: I have an offer which expires at the end of next week, but I'm waiting to hear from a callback I had early last week. At what point can I contact the firm I'm waiting on to let them know about my expiring offer? Contacting them barely a week after my interview seems distasteful.


I'm in a similar position but with an even faster timeline. I have an offer which expires tomorrow at 5PM, but I'm waiting to hear from a callback I had last Friday. The CB Firm told me they would let me know by mid-week (so I was hopeful that would have been yesterday). Echoing the previous poster, is it distasteful to let them know I have an offer waiting?

I contacted a firm 4 business days after CB letting them know of a competing offer, and they extended me an offer the next day. Not distasteful.

Thanks. When you did this, did you hear back from the recruiter or was the next contact from them the offer?

I didn't hear from the office until I got the offer!

Ugh, I tried this but didn't work. They've already extended an offer so they have to wait on that person before they can get back to me

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Re: 1L job search C/O 2019

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Mar 13, 2017 4:42 pm

So bummed that I struck out for firms. I know 2L OCI will be much better than this, but man...it sucks. For those that have given up on firm jobs, what other positions are you looking into? Seems like in-house is doing hiring around this time.

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Re: 1L job search C/O 2019

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Mar 13, 2017 5:34 pm

^^^ have you heard from all the firms yet? Did you apply to a lot?

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Re: 1L job search C/O 2019

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Mar 13, 2017 5:38 pm

Any updates on Drinker Biddle Los Angeles?

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Re: 1L job search C/O 2019

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Mar 13, 2017 5:39 pm

Anonymous User wrote:^^^ have you heard from all the firms yet? Did you apply to a lot?

I applied to like 50 firms and multiple offices for some of them. I haven't heard back from everyone, but from roughly 60%. I had four screeners and heard back from only one, but I know the other positions were filled. I had one CB and know someone else got offered.

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Re: 1L job search C/O 2019

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Mar 13, 2017 5:42 pm

I feel your pain above, this process is rough.

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Re: 1L job search C/O 2019

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Mar 14, 2017 1:40 am

Landed two Interviews for the next 5 days one in house and one unpaid.

Does anybody have any advice on contacting a former summer associate? I have literally never seen this dude at school but I saw on the intranet that he worked at the in house position over his 1L summer.

Hoping that something prospers over these next two

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Re: 1L job search C/O 2019

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Mar 14, 2017 2:25 am

Morgan Lewis NYC, Skadden Chi, Weil and Hogan LA have given out offers

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Re: 1L job search C/O 2019

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Mar 14, 2017 3:47 am

Do you know who got the Hogan and Weil LA offer? Like school? URM?

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Re: 1L job search C/O 2019

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:26 am

Anonymous User wrote:Do you know who got the Hogan and Weil LA offer? Like school? URM?


It was Weil NY. Both were lower t13 URM.

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Re: 1L job search C/O 2019

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Mar 14, 2017 11:13 am

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Anonymous User wrote:Do you know who got the Hogan and Weil LA offer? Like school? URM?


It was Weil NY. Both were lower t13 URM.


Thanks! What kind of URM?

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Re: 1L job search C/O 2019

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Mar 14, 2017 12:41 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Do you know who got the Hogan and Weil LA offer? Like school? URM?


It was Weil NY. Both were lower t13 URM.


Thanks! What kind of URM?


Why does that really matter?

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Re: 1L job search C/O 2019

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Mar 14, 2017 1:30 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Do you know who got the Hogan and Weil LA offer? Like school? URM?


It was Weil NY. Both were lower t13 URM.


Thanks! What kind of URM?


Why does that really matter?


Just wondering. Plus its helpful to know what kind of people get these positions including school, grades and ethnicity. People discuss this in admissions as well.

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Re: 1L job search C/O 2019

Postby lymenheimer » Tue Mar 14, 2017 1:42 pm

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Just wondering. Plus its helpful to know what kind of people get these positions including school, grades and ethnicity. People discuss this in admissions as well.


"URM" is different for hiring than for law school admissions...hth

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Re: 1L job search C/O 2019

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Mar 14, 2017 2:09 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
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Anonymous User wrote:Do you know who got the Hogan and Weil LA offer? Like school? URM?


It was Weil NY. Both were lower t13 URM.


Thanks! What kind of URM?


Why does that really matter?


Just wondering. Plus its helpful to know what kind of people get these positions including school, grades and ethnicity. People discuss this in admissions as well.



Ah ok. Just wondering because there seems to be a lot of emphasis on this. As a URM I feel like it really doesn't help anyone to know. Even if someone with your same stats and ethnicity got it, it doesn't mean that will be your case. These jobs are half grades, a quarter personality and a quarter luck imo

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Re: 1L job search C/O 2019

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Mar 14, 2017 2:21 pm

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Just wondering. Plus its helpful to know what kind of people get these positions including school, grades and ethnicity. People discuss this in admissions as well.


"URM" is different for hiring than for law school admissions...hth


This is why I think its important to know, because the term is more inclusive.

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Re: 1L job search C/O 2019

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Mar 14, 2017 2:22 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
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Anonymous User wrote:Do you know who got the Hogan and Weil LA offer? Like school? URM?


It was Weil NY. Both were lower t13 URM.


Thanks! What kind of URM?


Why does that really matter?


Just wondering. Plus its helpful to know what kind of people get these positions including school, grades and ethnicity. People discuss this in admissions as well.



Ah ok. Just wondering because there seems to be a lot of emphasis on this. As a URM I feel like it really doesn't help anyone to know. Even if someone with your same stats and ethnicity got it, it doesn't mean that will be your case. These jobs are half grades, a quarter personality and a quarter luck imo


Yeah, that's so true, just a question though. Didn't mean to offend anyone.

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Re: 1L job search C/O 2019

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Mar 14, 2017 2:38 pm

Anybody hear back from Katten, Shearman or Wilkie?

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Re: 1L job search C/O 2019

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Mar 14, 2017 2:49 pm

What about Seyfarth CH? Has anyone heard?

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Re: 1L job search C/O 2019

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Mar 14, 2017 5:10 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Anybody hear back from Katten, Shearman or Wilkie?


I think Katten is done hiring for the summer. Classmate was offered a position.

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Re: 1L job search C/O 2019

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Mar 15, 2017 7:37 pm

I know just by getting these interviews I'm doing better than many and thus have no right to complain but damn this is getting tiring.

Just got dinged from a paid fellowship at a non-profit, after getting dinged after our school's Moot Court team tryout (despite making it to the semifinals in our intramural competition), getting dinged from all big-law firms I applied to, and even an unpaid internship.

Luckily I'm with a non-profit for half my summer, so I have something to hang my hat on. And I just had a callback with Pirkey Barber and hopefully that won't end in another ding.

Sorry, had to vent.

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Re: 1L job search C/O 2019

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:15 pm

^^ Sending out ~10 apps/day (not firms) (since beginning of February at least). Only heard back from maybe 3 since January. Only a single interview thus far, and not one of the positions that I most prefer (neither position nor market). Probably top 1/3-1/4 at T14. Is a super duper experience.




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