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How many firm OFFERS do you have so far?

0
42
51%
1
17
20%
2
7
8%
3
6
7%
4
7
8%
5
0
No votes
6
1
1%
7
2
2%
8
0
No votes
+8
1
1%
 
Total votes: 83

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Re: How many firm offers do you have?

Postby gollymolly » Mon Sep 21, 2009 10:13 am

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Re: How many firm offers do you have?

Postby Hitachi » Mon Sep 21, 2009 10:20 am

This poll doesn't help that much, because every year, 90% of people get no offers - it all depends on what law school they go to. Without knowing the demographics of the voters, we don't know whether this rate is worse or better than usual (just from the poll, that is - obviously we know it is worse from other sources)

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Re: How many firm offers do you have?

Postby let/them/eat/cake » Mon Sep 21, 2009 11:36 am

spanktheduck wrote:
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.


Nice, but it was a boat, a boat, fortuitously for comedy, named "The Seaward". Later on in that epi, after finding out that Gob bought the boat, Michael tells Gob, in front of their mother, to "get rid of the Seaward." The mother chimes in, "I'll leave when I'm good and ready." That's gold, Jerry, Gold.

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Re: How many firm offers do you have?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 21, 2009 11:49 am

updated

two offers, both within 1 business day of cb.

waiting on 3 others.

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Re: How many firm offers do you have?

Postby Georgetown51 » Mon Sep 21, 2009 11:58 am

7 CBs Taken
4 Offers
2 Rejects
1 Pending

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Re: How many firm offers do you have?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 21, 2009 12:12 pm

5 CBs, 4 offers

1 V15 in nyc, 1 V80 in DC, another non-vault DC and a smaller boutique firm in DC.

Top 20% MVP.

No idea how I'm going to make the decision.

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Re: How many firm offers do you have?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 21, 2009 12:23 pm

Anonymous User wrote: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.

How much WE is considered significant enough to be lumped into the "WE" category?

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Re: How many firm offers do you have?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 21, 2009 2:02 pm

"Work experience isn't important."

--> Give me a break. Having a couple years of work experience tells the firm that you're more of a "sure thing" than some kid right out of college. They can assume that you can handle being at work every day at 9:00am. That you know how to juggle multiple deadlines. That you likely know proper phone/email etiquette and what "being professional" means.

Sure, it's not going to be 100% accurate. And yes, most kids right out of college eventually figure it out. But if I were hiring someone, you can be sure that I'd prefer someone with a few years of work experience than some 23 year old who has only worked one summer as a lifeguard and interned for another summer. No offense to the 23 year olds out there.

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Re: How many firm offers do you have?

Postby Oblomov » Mon Sep 21, 2009 2:53 pm

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 think we need a new business model.

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Re: How many firm offers do you have?

Postby steve_nash » Mon Sep 21, 2009 7:02 pm

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Re: How many firm offers do you have?

Postby FrankReynolds » Mon Sep 21, 2009 7:33 pm

steve_nash: I am not sure why the fact that you did better than some students at your school with work experience demonstrates that work experience is not important.

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Re: How many firm offers do you have?

Postby gollymolly » Mon Sep 21, 2009 7:43 pm

let/them/eat/cake wrote:
Nice, but it was a boat, a boat, fortuitously for comedy, named "The Seaward". Later on in that epi, after finding out that Gob bought the boat, Michael tells Gob, in front of their mother, to "get rid of the Seaward." The mother chimes in, "I'll leave when I'm good and ready." That's gold, Jerry, Gold.



This is my all-time favorite quote from any movie or tv show, ever.

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Re: How many firm offers do you have?

Postby steve_nash » Mon Sep 21, 2009 10:43 pm

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Re: How many firm offers do you have?

Postby legends159 » Mon Sep 21, 2009 11:21 pm

being attractive also helps :lol:

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Re: How many firm offers do you have?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 21, 2009 11:43 pm

legends159 wrote:being attractive also helps :lol:


says legends159!

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Re: How many firm offers do you have?

Postby FrankReynolds » Tue Sep 22, 2009 3:40 am

eh, I assumed that when saying WE it was implicit that it was related-WE. i.e. something finance/business oriented for transactional work (not sure what type of experience litigation departments look for--they seem to be more interested in your grades)

obviously being GREAT at interviewing matters, but unfortunately for most people it is not something they can greatly improve. sure, mock interviews and whatnot can help, but you can't just magically obtain charm.

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Re: How many firm offers do you have?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 22, 2009 12:52 pm

I don't think it even has to be "related WE." I have friends whose work experience involves teaching, being a musician, being a paralegal, working in a policy group, etc.

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Re: How many firm offers do you have?

Postby ChattelCat » Tue Sep 22, 2009 1:17 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I don't think it even has to be "related WE." I have friends whose work experience involves teaching, being a musician, being a paralegal, working in a policy group, etc.


I also don't think it has to be related - but if it's not, you have to be able to draw parallels. I have three years of work experience that could not be farther away from working at a law firm but I came up with really great skills that I had learned at that job that were very applicable to being a lawyer and I really think that helped me during interviews - because nearly all of them asked about it.

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Re: How many firm offers do you have?

Postby FrankReynolds » Tue Sep 22, 2009 5:58 pm

being a musician


if you honestly think that is a plus in law firm hiring....

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Re: How many firm offers do you have?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 22, 2009 6:54 pm

I definitely think WE helped me get callbacks and offers. I ended up luckier than many of my classmates in terms of # of cbs and I think a lot - or at least a part - of the reason why was because of my WE.

I'd say for me, the two most frequently asked about topics at screening (and cbs, for that matter) were:
1) what I did this summer and what I thought about it
2) WE
3) why I transferred

that's it. I got 10+ cbs and so far 3 offers, finishing up cbs and waiting on some other offers/dings post-cb.

EDIT - to say that interviewing skills definitely did help, both at screening and at cb though.

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Re: How many firm offers do you have?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 22, 2009 7:25 pm

I've been on 5 callbacks (5 to go), and questions about my work experience have by far the most common. I've also had several interviewers talk about how much the valued work experience and how much it translated into working at a firm.

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Re: How many firm offers do you have?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 22, 2009 7:36 pm

Crickets after 3 CBs. 5 more to go. Is it possible to have 8 callbacks and not get an offer? My first CB was a week and a half ago. I'm starting to get nervous.




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