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Re: Fordham Law EIW 2017

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 21, 2017 10:51 am

Ranking: A little below median, IP Journal, and a background in biology and strong undergraduate grades (Almost all A's in science classes).
Interests: Patent Prosecution and/or litigation in life sciences & biotech (will probably start doing a masters spring semester on a part time basis).

Bid List:
1. Fish & Richardson.
2. Desmarais
3. Mayer Brown
4. Amster, Rothstein & Ebenstein
5. Jones Day (Wasted bid no realizing it was the same day as a PLIP interview).
6. Haug (Same issue as Jones Day).
7. Cooper & Dunham

Got interviews with all of the above except Jones Day and Haug (because of the aforementioned conflict).
Didn't realize Fitzpatrick Cella was interviewing for OCI because the firm list for OCI came out after I had already done my PLIP bids so I'm interviewing with them in Chicago. Didn't get Baker Botts for PLIP so I didn't bid on them for OCI. No real interest in Big Law and substandard 1L grades so I didn't feel the need to bid on any non-patent only schedules. Overall pretty happy with having 5 OCI interviews all for firms I would (seemingly) enjoy working for. Considering my sub-par 1L grades this was probably the best possible outcome. We'll see how it goes from here for callbacks and offers. Based on everyone else I've talked to my bid list is pretty bizarre, but I also am pretty much certain I want to do patent litigation, and I'm pretty certain the big law environment isn't for me.

Edit: Forgot to mention journal.

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Re: Fordham Law EIW 2017

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 21, 2017 11:20 am

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Anonymous User wrote:Any more Fordham feedback? Anyone contacting firms they didn't get interviews with? Trying to figure out a tactful way to beg for a pre-OCI interview.


Rising 3L finishing an SA now. You should be emailing any contacts you made the past year at firms that you either (1) didn't bid on or (2) didn't get an interview with, and seeing if they could squeeze you in. I went from 18 interviews to 24 or 27 this way, with one of these back-channel interviews leading to an offer (not the firm I am at). This should be done ASAP, as space is limited.


Great advice. Did you have any luck reaching out to NALP recruitment contacts at these firms when you don't have a more direct connection to contact? And the interviews--were they at the firms' offices or squeezed in during EIW?

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Re: Fordham Law EIW 2017

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jul 22, 2017 3:23 am

Hey I wonder who you all are but guess I will give a data point too:

Top 25%, no journal, no competition teams, 5+ years of work experience, 10 interviews.
To future EIW bidders reading this post: I think journals and moot court really make a difference (I know someone with a similar grade as mine did much much better).
Do sign up for mock interviews organized by CPC because the interviewers are fordham alums from law firms -- you can make a connection there!
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Re: Fordham Law EIW 2017

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jul 22, 2017 4:19 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Any more Fordham feedback? Anyone contacting firms they didn't get interviews with? Trying to figure out a tactful way to beg for a pre-OCI interview.


Rising 3L finishing an SA now. You should be emailing any contacts you made the past year at firms that you either (1) didn't bid on or (2) didn't get an interview with, and seeing if they could squeeze you in. I went from 18 interviews to 24 or 27 this way, with one of these back-channel interviews leading to an offer (not the firm I am at). This should be done ASAP, as space is limited.


Great advice. Did you have any luck reaching out to NALP recruitment contacts at these firms when you don't have a more direct connection to contact? And the interviews--were they at the firms' offices or squeezed in during EIW?


Contacts are better for obvious reasons, but recruiting can work too. Interviews were always at OCI. At this point, since they are already coming and OCI is in a week or two, its easier for them to do it at school.

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Re: Fordham Law EIW 2017

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 26, 2017 2:10 pm

How is everyone faring with opt-in? I got 2 more interviews today thru opt-in. Surprised, as both with top firms (meaning I'm surprised anyone would cancel an interview with them). Thoughts?

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Re: Fordham Law EIW 2017

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 26, 2017 2:46 pm

Anonymous User wrote:How is everyone faring with opt-in? I got 2 more interviews today thru opt-in. Surprised, as both with top firms (meaning I'm surprised anyone would cancel an interview with them). Thoughts?


Also 2 opt-ins. Do we know if this is totally random or if the firms pick alternates?

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Re: Fordham Law EIW 2017

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 26, 2017 3:37 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:How is everyone faring with opt-in? I got 2 more interviews today thru opt-in. Surprised, as both with top firms (meaning I'm surprised anyone would cancel an interview with them). Thoughts?


Also 2 opt-ins. Do we know if this is totally random or if the firms pick alternates?



According to OCI memo, it could be either.

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Re: Fordham Law EIW 2017

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jul 30, 2017 6:34 pm

Anonymous User wrote:How is everyone faring with opt-in? I got 2 more interviews today thru opt-in. Surprised, as both with top firms (meaning I'm surprised anyone would cancel an interview with them). Thoughts?


I ended up getting 4 more interviews via opt-in which brings me up to 17 total. Plus an interview by reaching out to a mock interview partner, plus one from mass mailing. Up to 19 total interviews which is making me pretty comfortable.

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Re: Fordham Law EIW 2017

Postby j99 » Mon Jul 31, 2017 6:03 pm

thoughts??

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Re: Fordham Law EIW 2017

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 31, 2017 6:06 pm

j99 wrote:thoughts??

Too early to tell! Unless people have callbacks already...

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Re: Fordham Law EIW 2017

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 01, 2017 11:56 am

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j99 wrote:thoughts??

Too early to tell! Unless people have callbacks already...



So...anybody have a callback yet?

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Re: Fordham Law EIW 2017

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 01, 2017 1:57 pm

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j99 wrote:thoughts??

Too early to tell! Unless people have callbacks already...



So...anybody have a callback yet?


I've heard that a couple of the smaller firms have given out callbacks but I haven't gotten any yet.

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Re: Fordham Law EIW 2017

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 01, 2017 3:02 pm

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j99 wrote:thoughts??

Too early to tell! Unless people have callbacks already...



So...anybody have a callback yet?


I've heard that a couple of the smaller firms have given out callbacks but I haven't gotten any yet.


Do you know which firms? Also, I know one of my friends got a CB from Greenberg yesterday

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Re: Fordham Law EIW 2017

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 01, 2017 3:10 pm

I got a Desmarais callback this morning

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Re: Fordham Law EIW 2017

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 01, 2017 3:12 pm

I heard some people heard back from Milbank this morning. I haven't heard back anything yet - interviewing at big firms only.

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Re: Fordham Law EIW 2017

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 01, 2017 7:24 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I heard some people heard back from Milbank this morning. I haven't heard back anything yet - interviewing at big firms only.



I heard Cleary and Kirkland CBs are coming out

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Re: Fordham Law EIW 2017

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:13 pm

Strook callback

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Re: Fordham Law EIW 2017

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 02, 2017 11:05 am

Any movement today?

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Re: Fordham Law EIW 2017

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 02, 2017 12:00 pm

Strook callback this morning

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Re: Fordham Law EIW 2017

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 02, 2017 1:09 pm

Got a callback email from Baker Hostetler but the interview wasn't from normal channels.

Got a rejection email from cooley.

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Re: Fordham Law EIW 2017

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 02, 2017 1:12 pm

Greenberg sent out rejection emails.

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Re: Fordham Law EIW 2017

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 02, 2017 4:51 pm

Baker Botts patent cb

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Re: Fordham Law EIW 2017

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 02, 2017 5:37 pm

Anyone do on campus for Shearman today?

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Re: Fordham Law EIW 2017

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 02, 2017 6:02 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Anyone do on campus for Shearman today?


I did.

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Re: Fordham Law EIW 2017

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 02, 2017 6:03 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Anyone do on campus for Shearman today?


I did.



Me too



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