Firm waitlists -- are they real?

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Firm waitlists -- are they real?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 15, 2009 6:04 pm

Considering that many of us haven't heard from firms one way or the other, do you think firms have a "waitlist" which they'll be looking at again after this first round of callbacks/offers?

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Re: Firm waitlists -- are they real?

Postby lawlover829 » Tue Sep 15, 2009 6:05 pm

must be cuz competition is tough.

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Re: Firm waitlists -- are they real?

Postby shadowfish » Tue Sep 15, 2009 7:53 pm

I was wondering this too - so far, I haven't been waitlisted by anyone as far as I can tell. I've found that if I don't get a callback when other people start reporting them on UVA Law Blog, I get a rejection. Maybe I'm just that polarizing (I have a good number of callbacks from firms of various levels of selectivity, so it's not that I'm a terrible candidate), but I feel like the existence of the waitlist phenomenon is questionable and that rejection letters just take a while to get out.

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Re: Firm waitlists -- are they real?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 15, 2009 10:32 pm

I feel like there is. There have been several instances where I hear a firm is doing callbacks, and I don't hear from them until at least a week later, when they offer me a cb. It seems like they have a list of people and keep going down the list as people cancel callbacks, decline, get more availability, etc.

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Re: Firm waitlists -- are they real?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 16, 2009 1:39 am

At least some firms have waitlists.

King and Spalding informed a friend of mine that he was "waitlisted."

EDIT: My post was about hiring (offers to SAs), not callbacks, so I'm not sure if it's applicable. Probably still is.




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