1L SA Thread - C/O 2020

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Re: 1L SA Thread - C/O 2020

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:30 pm

osgiliath wrote:How do you handle applying to multiple offices of the same law firm? Say I want to apply to DC, LA, and NY? Should i email my entire app package to the specific recruiting manager for each office? Do I include in my cover letter that I am also applying to the other offices, or just do 1 cover letter that lists all 3?


1L, but advice I was given was be very careful with this, and if you are trying to demonstrate ties to an area that likes ties, applying to multiple offices could make your ties questionable. also portal = no, email = maybe, since a portal is seen by every office (this is what i was told, not sure if 100% accurate)

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Re: 1L SA Thread - C/O 2020

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:38 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Dinged by Finnegan, probably applied 3 weeks ago.

Patent agent, T1 school in one of their main offices’s markets, so that kinda sucks, but such is life. Never even sent in grades yet, but i think I sent in a UG transcript with a GPA in the low 3s so maybe that’s it.


Same. Not a patent agent but have several years of patent related experience. Haven't gotten grades back yet either.

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Re: 1L SA Thread - C/O 2020

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:36 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Dinged by Finnegan, probably applied 3 weeks ago.

Patent agent, T1 school in one of their main offices’s markets, so that kinda sucks, but such is life. Never even sent in grades yet, but i think I sent in a UG transcript with a GPA in the low 3s so maybe that’s it.


Dinged today as well

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Re: 1L SA Thread - C/O 2020

Postby addie1412 » Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:07 pm

Accepted an offer with a firm that has a fairly short (6 week) SA program. Does anyone know if it's frowned upon to only work for half a summer? And, if so, does anyone know of any types of legal positions (PI, gov, etc) that would start in July or have flexible dates? Seems like everything I'm coming across starts in May

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Re: 1L SA Thread - C/O 2020

Postby UVA2B » Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:09 pm

addie1412 wrote:Accepted an offer with a firm that has a fairly short (6 week) SA program. Does anyone know if it's frowned upon to only work for half a summer? And, if so, does anyone know of any types of legal positions (PI, gov, etc) that would start in July or have flexible dates? Seems like everything I'm coming across starts in May


See if you can get an RA position with a professor for the rest of the summer. That'll be the easiest to get and easiest to manage with your SA.

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Re: 1L SA Thread - C/O 2020

Postby addie1412 » Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:14 pm

UVA2B wrote:
addie1412 wrote:Accepted an offer with a firm that has a fairly short (6 week) SA program. Does anyone know if it's frowned upon to only work for half a summer? And, if so, does anyone know of any types of legal positions (PI, gov, etc) that would start in July or have flexible dates? Seems like everything I'm coming across starts in May


See if you can get an RA position with a professor for the rest of the summer. That'll be the easiest to get and easiest to manage with your SA.


Thanks! I'll take a look at my school's site for openings. Do you think the 6 vs 8 week thing is likely to come up/be an issue at OCI if I were unable to secure anything else?

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Re: 1L SA Thread - C/O 2020

Postby UVA2B » Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:21 pm

addie1412 wrote:
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addie1412 wrote:Accepted an offer with a firm that has a fairly short (6 week) SA program. Does anyone know if it's frowned upon to only work for half a summer? And, if so, does anyone know of any types of legal positions (PI, gov, etc) that would start in July or have flexible dates? Seems like everything I'm coming across starts in May


See if you can get an RA position with a professor for the rest of the summer. That'll be the easiest to get and easiest to manage with your SA.


Thanks! I'll take a look at my school's site for openings. Do you think the 6 vs 8 week thing is likely to come up/be an issue at OCI if I were unable to secure anything else?


Not at all. SAs can vary depending on the firm, and it's a pretty simple answer when you explain that is their program. The entire point of the 1L summer is to get substantive experience, and you'll get that with the SA and an RA if you choose to take one on.

Keep in mind OCI is basically a 20 minute conversation where the person interviewing you wants things they can easily ask about. Your SA will give that. If you do some RA work, that won't hurt. And depending on the rest of your credentials, that should be enough to get you the CB stage. Be ready for the same, superficially interesting conversations over and over and over again. If you sell your interest in them and/or their firm, you'll find success.

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Re: 1L SA Thread - C/O 2020

Postby addie1412 » Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:25 pm

UVA2B wrote:
addie1412 wrote:
UVA2B wrote:
addie1412 wrote:Accepted an offer with a firm that has a fairly short (6 week) SA program. Does anyone know if it's frowned upon to only work for half a summer? And, if so, does anyone know of any types of legal positions (PI, gov, etc) that would start in July or have flexible dates? Seems like everything I'm coming across starts in May


See if you can get an RA position with a professor for the rest of the summer. That'll be the easiest to get and easiest to manage with your SA.


Thanks! I'll take a look at my school's site for openings. Do you think the 6 vs 8 week thing is likely to come up/be an issue at OCI if I were unable to secure anything else?


Not at all. SAs can vary depending on the firm, and it's a pretty simple answer when you explain that is their program. The entire point of the 1L summer is to get substantive experience, and you'll get that with the SA and an RA if you choose to take one on.

Keep in mind OCI is basically a 20 minute conversation where the person interviewing you wants things they can easily ask about. Your SA will give that. If you do some RA work, that won't hurt. And depending on the rest of your credentials, that should be enough to get you the CB stage. Be ready for the same, superficially interesting conversations over and over and over again. If you sell your interest in them and/or their firm, you'll find success.


Makes total sense. Thank you again!

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Re: 1L SA Thread - C/O 2020

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:40 am

Has anybody heard anything from ATL and/or NC firms as far as interviews/screeners or even just rejections? I applied to some firms on December 1 but also some after the new year. The only firm I’ve heard back from is an Alston & Bird screener. Anybody progress for any one else? Does this region usually wait for grades? I go to a T-10 and I have pretty solid ties to both markets for what it’s worth.

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Re: 1L SA Thread - C/O 2020

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:06 am

Anonymous User wrote:Also got screener at Skadden

funzies wrote:Upcoming screener for Skadden. Does anyone know how long the interview normally is?


Anyone get a response back? I emailed saying I'm available at X time. Have not heard back.

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Re: 1L SA Thread - C/O 2020

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:38 am

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Anonymous User wrote:Also got screener at Skadden

funzies wrote:Upcoming screener for Skadden. Does anyone know how long the interview normally is?


Anyone get a response back? I emailed saying I'm available at X time. Have not heard back.


Nope no response

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Re: 1L SA Thread - C/O 2020

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:40 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Also got screener at Skadden

funzies wrote:Upcoming screener for Skadden. Does anyone know how long the interview normally is?


Anyone get a response back? I emailed saying I'm available at X time. Have not heard back.


Nope no response


Also no response for me

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Re: 1L SA Thread - C/O 2020

Postby Gamble2 » Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:24 pm

Does everyone who applies to the Skadden 1L Scholars Program get a prelim interview? Should I take the fact that I got one as a sign that I have a chance?

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Re: 1L SA Thread - C/O 2020

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:31 pm

Gamble2 wrote:Does everyone who applies to the Skadden 1L Scholars Program get a prelim interview? Should I take the fact that I got one as a sign that I have a chance?


Pretty confident that they don’t interview/screen everyone that applies. Congrats! Mind sharing stats and which office you applied for?

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Re: 1L SA Thread - C/O 2020

Postby Gamble2 » Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:11 pm

Thank you! I'm super paranoid about sharing anything though. Why do you ask?

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Re: 1L SA Thread - C/O 2020

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:50 pm

Gamble2 wrote:Does everyone who applies to the Skadden 1L Scholars Program get a prelim interview? Should I take the fact that I got one as a sign that I have a chance?

No. They don't interview everyone. There's a preliminary and callback interview. It's a good sign but you still have a long ways to go before getting an offer -- try your best and don't look back.

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Re: 1L SA Thread - C/O 2020

Postby osgiliath » Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:47 am

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Gamble2 wrote:Does everyone who applies to the Skadden 1L Scholars Program get a prelim interview? Should I take the fact that I got one as a sign that I have a chance?

No. They don't interview everyone. There's a preliminary and callback interview. It's a good sign but you still have a long ways to go before getting an offer -- try your best and don't look back.


How worried should I be if I haven't heard anything from Skadden yet? How late should I assume that I won't be getting any sort of prelim interview?
Thanks to you and to everyone giving advice here.

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Re: 1L SA Thread - C/O 2020

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:23 pm

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Gamble2 wrote:Does everyone who applies to the Skadden 1L Scholars Program get a prelim interview? Should I take the fact that I got one as a sign that I have a chance?

No. They don't interview everyone. There's a preliminary and callback interview. It's a good sign but you still have a long ways to go before getting an offer -- try your best and don't look back.


Is the prelim interview in-person or over the phone? Or are there two in-person interviews?

Cuz I got an interview and I'm being asked to go directly to their office to meet attorneys

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Re: 1L SA Thread - C/O 2020

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:38 pm

deadlines on day of....5pm or midnight on the specified date?

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Re: 1L SA Thread - C/O 2020

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:07 pm

MoFo callback (I think also final round?)

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Re: 1L SA Thread - C/O 2020

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:42 pm

Anonymous User wrote:MoFo callback (I think also final round?)


Location?

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Re: 1L SA Thread - C/O 2020

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:36 pm

Anonymous User wrote:MoFo callback (I think also final round?)


You had a previous screener?

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Re: 1L SA Thread - C/O 2020

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:00 am

Anon above - yes screener first a few weeks ago and now in-person invite.

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Re: 1L SA Thread - C/O 2020

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:02 am

Anyone know if Munger has sent out dings yet?

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Re: 1L SA Thread - C/O 2020

Postby funzies » Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:33 am

OK...for those who went to the Skadden prelim interview today, did any of you ask when we should expect to hear back? I totally forgot but I really want to know :)



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