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Is it too late to mass mail NYC...

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:13 pm

Asking for a friend :)

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Re: Is it too late to mass mail NYC...

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:21 pm

It's not. Tell your friend to start asap. Every day counts.

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Re: Is it too late to mass mail NYC...

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:28 pm

Thanks!

If coming from a TTT on west coast, but in top 3% what firms would be most likely to show interest. More interested in corp than lit but open.

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Re: Is it too late to mass mail NYC...

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:30 pm

The firms you mail.

Seriously: If you use Vault, the 'Survey Says' section has some info about who gets recruited by each firm. Find the lists for the practice groups you want and go from there.

Anonymous User wrote:Thanks!

If coming from a TTT on west coast, but in top 3% what firms would be most likely to show interest. More interested in corp than lit but open.

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Re: Is it too late to mass mail NYC...

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:09 pm

By mass mailing NYC, do you mean filling out the applications on the firms' websites? Or actually mailing/emailing something?

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Re: Is it too late to mass mail NYC...

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:15 pm

Also interested in this. HYS student here with mediocre "grades" who's about to strike out from OCI

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Re: Is it too late to mass mail NYC...

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:29 pm

"Mass mailing" just means applying en masse directly to firms. Def no need to physically mail anything. Follow the instructions on the firms' websites - some will have a form you fill out, others will tell you to email your materials.

It's a numbers game, really, and there's no downside to applying to more firms. So blanket the market. Ofc there are a few firms you can obviously refrain from trying if you don't have good grades (WLRK, Boies, S&C...) or are at a TTT (WLRK) but otherwise, don't waste time trying to tailor a list of which firms to mail. Speed and quantity are the important factors here.

Good luck. Anecdotally, market's been tough this year even for T14 students with strong grades.

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Re: Is it too late to mass mail NYC...

Postby sparkytrainer » Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:36 pm

Anonymous User wrote:"Mass mailing" just means applying en masse directly to firms. Def no need to physically mail anything. Follow the instructions on the firms' websites - some will have a form you fill out, others will tell you to email your materials.

It's a numbers game, really, and there's no downside to applying to more firms. So blanket the market. Ofc there are a few firms you can obviously refrain from trying if you don't have good grades (WLRK, Boies, S&C...) or are at a TTT (WLRK) but otherwise, don't waste time trying to tailor a list of which firms to mail. Speed and quantity are the important factors here.

Good luck. Anecdotally, market's been tough this year even for T14 students with strong grades.


Lots of firms are taking smaller classes this year it seems.

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Re: Is it too late to mass mail NYC...

Postby lawyersHATEhim » Fri Aug 18, 2017 2:06 pm

sparkytrainer wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:"Mass mailing" just means applying en masse directly to firms. Def no need to physically mail anything. Follow the instructions on the firms' websites - some will have a form you fill out, others will tell you to email your materials.

It's a numbers game, really, and there's no downside to applying to more firms. So blanket the market. Ofc there are a few firms you can obviously refrain from trying if you don't have good grades (WLRK, Boies, S&C...) or are at a TTT (WLRK) but otherwise, don't waste time trying to tailor a list of which firms to mail. Speed and quantity are the important factors here.

Good luck. Anecdotally, market's been tough this year even for T14 students with strong grades.


Lots of firms are taking smaller classes this year it seems.


How much smaller and why?

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Re: Is it too late to mass mail NYC...

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 18, 2017 2:57 pm

lawyersHATEhim wrote:
sparkytrainer wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:"Mass mailing" just means applying en masse directly to firms. Def no need to physically mail anything. Follow the instructions on the firms' websites - some will have a form you fill out, others will tell you to email your materials.

It's a numbers game, really, and there's no downside to applying to more firms. So blanket the market. Ofc there are a few firms you can obviously refrain from trying if you don't have good grades (WLRK, Boies, S&C...) or are at a TTT (WLRK) but otherwise, don't waste time trying to tailor a list of which firms to mail. Speed and quantity are the important factors here.

Good luck. Anecdotally, market's been tough this year even for T14 students with strong grades.


Lots of firms are taking smaller classes this year it seems.


How much smaller and why?

I've interviewed with 3 or 4 firms who have said that they were increasing their class size this year.

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Re: Is it too late to mass mail NYC...

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 18, 2017 3:15 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
lawyersHATEhim wrote:
sparkytrainer wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:"Mass mailing" just means applying en masse directly to firms. Def no need to physically mail anything. Follow the instructions on the firms' websites - some will have a form you fill out, others will tell you to email your materials.

It's a numbers game, really, and there's no downside to applying to more firms. So blanket the market. Ofc there are a few firms you can obviously refrain from trying if you don't have good grades (WLRK, Boies, S&C...) or are at a TTT (WLRK) but otherwise, don't waste time trying to tailor a list of which firms to mail. Speed and quantity are the important factors here.

Good luck. Anecdotally, market's been tough this year even for T14 students with strong grades.


Lots of firms are taking smaller classes this year it seems.


How much smaller and why?

I've interviewed with 3 or 4 firms who have said that they were increasing their class size this year.


Names? Would love to sneak in there....

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Re: Is it too late to mass mail NYC...

Postby lawyersHATEhim » Sun Aug 20, 2017 10:16 pm

So I've already MM'd like mad, but most of that occurred in the last week and I have nothing from it yet. How much of a disadvantage are you at applying this late? Have firms made almost all the offers they're going to?

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Re: Is it too late to mass mail NYC...

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 20, 2017 10:37 pm

lawyersHATEhim wrote:So I've already MM'd like mad, but most of that occurred in the last week and I have nothing from it yet. How much of a disadvantage are you at applying this late? Have firms made almost all the offers they're going to?


Dude. The dead have a dragon now. None of this means anything anymore.

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Re: Is it too late to mass mail NYC...

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 20, 2017 10:44 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
lawyersHATEhim wrote:So I've already MM'd like mad, but most of that occurred in the last week and I have nothing from it yet. How much of a disadvantage are you at applying this late? Have firms made almost all the offers they're going to?


Dude.


Spoilers, but lmao.

Edit: Oh, crap. Did not mean to post anon.



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