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How many firm OFFERS do you have so far?

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How many firm offers do you have?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 20, 2009 6:02 pm

How many offers do you have?

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Re: How many firm offers do you have?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 20, 2009 6:18 pm

Six offers, dropped 4, so 2 in hand.

I haven't heard from 4 firms yet.

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Re: How many firm offers do you have?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 20, 2009 6:29 pm

If you have any tips/websites/resources for different factors to think about when evaluating offers, please share. I am legitimately torn about them and feel guilty for sitting on them.

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Re: How many firm offers do you have?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 20, 2009 7:20 pm

How many offers?

Hell, I don't even have any callbacks, despite good grades at a top school. All of you with 3+ offers, what kind of credentials did you have?

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Re: How many firm offers do you have?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 20, 2009 9:05 pm

I have three offers from V100 firms and was top-third at GULC, no journal (didn't try). I can only guess that my significant work experience played a role? All of my interviewers seemed really enthusiastic about me having professional experience.

I'm honestly not sure, but I'm thanking my lucky stars because my classmates are struggling.

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Re: How many firm offers do you have?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 20, 2009 10:07 pm

CCN Transfer, no offers

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Re: How many firm offers do you have?

Postby 98234872348 » Sun Sep 20, 2009 10:13 pm

Anonymous User wrote:CCN Transfer, no offers

Do you think you would have done better staying at your original institution?

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Re: How many firm offers do you have?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 20, 2009 10:25 pm

CCN Transfer. One offer.

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Re: How many firm offers do you have?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 20, 2009 10:32 pm

I have one offer and waiting to hear from 4 other office call backs, one call back yet to complete.

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Re: How many firm offers do you have?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 20, 2009 10:34 pm

Work experience was a huge selling point this year. People with work experience at good schools got multiple offers. People without work experience at good schools got nothing.

Me? 2 offers, waiting to hear back from 4 callbacks, and I already rejected a few other callbacks.

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Re: How many firm offers do you have?

Postby FrankReynolds » Sun Sep 20, 2009 11:09 pm

Work experience was a huge selling point this year.


And this may be a trend that continues. I would advise pre-law students even more strongly to not go to law school straight from undergrad. ITE, I think that related WE can add up to like .3 GPA or so.

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Re: How many firm offers do you have?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 20, 2009 11:23 pm

FrankReynolds wrote:
Work experience was a huge selling point this year.


And this may be a trend that continues. I would advise pre-law students even more strongly to not go to law school straight from undergrad. ITE, I think that related WE can add up to like .3 GPA or so.


Agree 100%. I'm the CCN transfer with no offers. No, being at my school would not have been better.

Also, as a side note, the law firms for the 3Ls on the secondary journal I am on have their firms listed in the journal regulations/info book - made me want to puke. 95% are firms I should never have interviewed at during OCI in the first place.

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Re: How many firm offers do you have?

Postby Hitachi » Sun Sep 20, 2009 11:26 pm

Anonymous User wrote:

Also, as a side note, the law firms for the 3Ls on the secondary journal I am on have their firms listed in the journal regulations/info book - made me want to puke. 95% are firms I should never have interviewed at during OCI in the first place.

Remarkable that you got no offers.

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Re: How many firm offers do you have?

Postby lsb » Sun Sep 20, 2009 11:35 pm

I would have never thought work experience has THAT much influence.

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Re: How many firm offers do you have?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 20, 2009 11:54 pm

have one, waiting on four more. the one i have is from a firm i really really liked, though, so i'd be happy with just this one. more would be nice, too, though.

h transfer.

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Re: How many firm offers do you have?

Postby gollymolly » Mon Sep 21, 2009 12:05 am

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Re: How many firm offers do you have?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 21, 2009 12:48 am

lsb wrote:I would have never thought work experience has THAT much influence.


it don't think it does. not sure what these people are talking about.

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Re: How many firm offers do you have?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 21, 2009 12:50 am

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lsb wrote:I would have never thought work experience has THAT much influence.


it don't think it does. not sure what these people are talking about.


It doesn't per se, but I definitely think it makes an individual a better interviewer in terms of both professional maturity and in having something to talk about.

I'm waiting on two interviews I just had and have another couple coming up. I won't know the answer to this for another month or so, probably.

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Re: How many firm offers do you have?

Postby let/them/eat/cake » Mon Sep 21, 2009 12:54 am

"I'm sorry, but i can't give out my number without a firm offer."

"Oh, I'll make you a firm offer."

A coke and a smile to the first person who gets it.

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Re: How many firm offers do you have?

Postby legends159 » Mon Sep 21, 2009 1:55 am

Where did the work experience theory come from? Just because one poster said he was top 1/3 at GULC with multiple offers and work experience does not mean that work experience is a big boost. Top 1/3 at GULC + good interview is probably the reason why. ITE the top students get a lot and the rest get zilch.

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Re: How many firm offers do you have?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 21, 2009 1:58 am

Sorry but ITE "top 1/3 at georgetown and no journal" isn't exactly cleaning up... its great that he/she has offers, but its likely a combination of things, including the work experience.

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Re: How many firm offers do you have?

Postby spanktheduck » Mon Sep 21, 2009 2:46 am

let/them/eat/cake wrote:"I'm sorry, but i can't give out my number without a firm offer."

"Oh, I'll make you a firm offer."

A coke and a smile to the first person who gets it.


I'll only take the coke and the smile if they're solid as a rock.

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Re: How many firm offers do you have?

Postby m311 » Mon Sep 21, 2009 2:57 am

let/them/eat/cake wrote:"I'm sorry, but i can't give out my number without a firm offer."

"Oh, I'll make you a firm offer."

A coke and a smile to the first person who gets it.
I hate when people do this and google doesn't help. It'll drive me crazy all day.

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Re: How many firm offers do you have?

Postby spanktheduck » Mon Sep 21, 2009 3:07 am

m311 wrote:
let/them/eat/cake wrote:"I'm sorry, but i can't give out my number without a firm offer."

"Oh, I'll make you a firm offer."

A coke and a smile to the first person who gets it.
I hate when people do this and google doesn't help. It'll drive me crazy all day.


It's from Arrested Development. Gob was hitting on a model selling a car. She was refusing to give him her number unless he put down a firm offer on the car.

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Re: How many firm offers do you have?

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