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Re: AnBryce: The Definitive Collection

Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 3:30 pm
by theothercat
I have a question about interview groups:

Are there reasons behind why someone would be put in the NYC group vs. the DC group, and vice versa? Or is it just random/more geared toward scheduling issues?

Edit: also, thank you very much to everyone who has contributed to this thread and for continuing to take questions.

Re: AnBryce: The Definitive Collection

Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 3:36 pm
by 20171lhopeful
theothercat wrote:I have a question about interview groups:

Are there reasons behind why someone would be put in the NYC group vs. the DC group, and vice versa? Or is it just random/more geared toward scheduling issues?

Edit: also, thank you very much to everyone who has contributed to this thread and for continuing to take questions.


+1

Re: AnBryce: The Definitive Collection

Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 3:41 pm
by tlee13
20171lhopeful wrote:
theothercat wrote:I have a question about interview groups:

Are there reasons behind why someone would be put in the NYC group vs. the DC group, and vice versa? Or is it just random/more geared toward scheduling issues?

Edit: also, thank you very much to everyone who has contributed to this thread and for continuing to take questions.


+1


+1000

I'm in such a strange position with this because a huge portion of my personal statement/AB essay revolved around the fact that I'm gay and--while I'm not doubting his ability to be objective--the thought of having Clarence Thomas on my panel is a little less than appealing...

Re: AnBryce: The Definitive Collection

Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 3:49 pm
by misiaczek
theothercat wrote:I have a question about interview groups:

Are there reasons behind why someone would be put in the NYC group vs. the DC group, and vice versa? Or is it just random/more geared toward scheduling issues?

Edit: also, thank you very much to everyone who has contributed to this thread and for continuing to take questions.


No reason behind it! It's sometimes based on logistics (like where someone lives), but it's also random to a degree. There are scholars from every panel, so don't worry that being on one panel vs. another affects your chances at all.

Re: AnBryce: The Definitive Collection

Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 3:51 pm
by misiaczek
tlee13 wrote:
20171lhopeful wrote:
theothercat wrote:I have a question about interview groups:

Are there reasons behind why someone would be put in the NYC group vs. the DC group, and vice versa? Or is it just random/more geared toward scheduling issues?

Edit: also, thank you very much to everyone who has contributed to this thread and for continuing to take questions.


+1


+1000

I'm in such a strange position with this because a huge portion of my personal statement/AB essay revolved around the fact that I'm gay and--while I'm not doubting his ability to be objective--the thought of having Clarence Thomas on my panel is a little less than appealing...


Don't worry about this at all! I was on the DC panel my year and all of us had the same fears, but it's not an issue at all. Justice Thomas cares deeply about the program and all finalists and scholars.

Re: AnBryce: The Definitive Collection

Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 3:53 pm
by 20171lhopeful
how quickly after the interviews will decisions be made?


if you get placed in DC, are you expected to attend the reception in NYC and the interview in DC or just the interview in DC?

Re: AnBryce: The Definitive Collection

Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 10:41 pm
by windber37
What benefits does AnBryce provide for those looking to pursue careers in the government/DOJ? I'm not totally opposed to going down the firm route right after law school, but my ultimate career aims are in the public sector. Thanks!

Re: AnBryce: The Definitive Collection

Posted: Sat Feb 25, 2017 6:38 pm
by Tr3
20171lhopeful wrote:how quickly after the interviews will decisions be made?


if you get placed in DC, are you expected to attend the reception in NYC and the interview in DC or just the interview in DC?


Usually within a few days, but exact time sometimes varies year to year.

Re: AnBryce: The Definitive Collection

Posted: Sat Feb 25, 2017 6:43 pm
by misiaczek
windber37 wrote:What benefits does AnBryce provide for those looking to pursue careers in the government/DOJ? I'm not totally opposed to going down the firm route right after law school, but my ultimate career aims are in the public sector. Thanks!


There are a few ABers in government positions! The program itself has quite a few connections to government, and if it's something you're interested in they will help you get there. The personal connections are what really helps with government positions, so the AB connection there is pretty invaluable. General advice even outside of government is that if you have a particular interest in a legal job, let AB know early on and they will work to help you get there one way or another. They'll place you on calls with current attorneys for advice, they'll help you figure out the best classes to take, and they help you navigate the application process.

Re: AnBryce: The Definitive Collection

Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 1:14 pm
by anotherthrowaway
20171lhopeful wrote:if you get placed in DC, are you expected to attend the reception in NYC and the interview in DC or just the interview in DC?


Attend all the events, both in DC and NYC. For all finalists there will be events specific to your panel, events for all AB finalists, and events for admitted students generally. I think it's best to attend all if possible.

Re: AnBryce: The Definitive Collection

Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2017 4:13 pm
by tlee13
Any estimates on when panel assignments will come out? I know they probably haven't finished with invites yet but I'm anxious to make arrangements to be out of work/school.

Re: AnBryce: The Definitive Collection

Posted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 5:15 pm
by theothercat
Just found out I'm in the New York group! Ahhhh!

Re: AnBryce: The Definitive Collection

Posted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 5:39 pm
by TexasENG
theothercat wrote:Just found out I'm in the New York group! Ahhhh!


Same! Excited to meet everyone! Its been a while since I've been in NYC, I'm super glad they are setting up accommodations, I always seem to book the farthest point away from where I want to be when I'm in the city.

Re: AnBryce: The Definitive Collection

Posted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 5:40 pm
by theothercat
TexasENG wrote:
theothercat wrote:Just found out I'm in the New York group! Ahhhh!


Same! Excited to meet everyone! Its been a while since I've been in NYC, I'm super glad they are setting up accommodations, I always seem to book the farthest point away from where I want to be when I'm in the city.


Yay! Are you planning to go to all the events?

Re: AnBryce: The Definitive Collection

Posted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 5:42 pm
by TexasENG
theothercat wrote:
TexasENG wrote:
theothercat wrote:Just found out I'm in the New York group! Ahhhh!


Same! Excited to meet everyone! Its been a while since I've been in NYC, I'm super glad they are setting up accommodations, I always seem to book the farthest point away from where I want to be when I'm in the city.


Yay! Are you planning to go to all the events?


Yep! You?

Re: AnBryce: The Definitive Collection

Posted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 5:44 pm
by theothercat
TexasENG wrote:
theothercat wrote:
TexasENG wrote:
theothercat wrote:Just found out I'm in the New York group! Ahhhh!


Same! Excited to meet everyone! Its been a while since I've been in NYC, I'm super glad they are setting up accommodations, I always seem to book the farthest point away from where I want to be when I'm in the city.


Yay! Are you planning to go to all the events?


Yep! You?


Yeah, I think so! It's interesting that we have to check out of our hotel by 11:00am on the 31st, but the last event doesn't end until 9:00pm. I imagine they'd have a place for us to keep our stuff?

Re: AnBryce: The Definitive Collection

Posted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 5:46 pm
by TexasENG
theothercat wrote:
TexasENG wrote:
theothercat wrote:
TexasENG wrote:
theothercat wrote:Just found out I'm in the New York group! Ahhhh!


Same! Excited to meet everyone! Its been a while since I've been in NYC, I'm super glad they are setting up accommodations, I always seem to book the farthest point away from where I want to be when I'm in the city.


Yay! Are you planning to go to all the events?


Yep! You?


Yeah, I think so! It's interesting that we have to check out of our hotel by 11:00am on the 31st, but the last event doesn't end until 9:00pm. I imagine they'd have a place for us to keep our stuff?


I think a lot of times hotels will hold your luggage if you aren't leaving right away. I'm sure they have something worked out though.

Re: AnBryce: The Definitive Collection

Posted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 5:47 pm
by theothercat
TexasENG wrote:
theothercat wrote:
TexasENG wrote:
theothercat wrote:
TexasENG wrote:
theothercat wrote:Just found out I'm in the New York group! Ahhhh!


Same! Excited to meet everyone! Its been a while since I've been in NYC, I'm super glad they are setting up accommodations, I always seem to book the farthest point away from where I want to be when I'm in the city.


Yay! Are you planning to go to all the events?


Yep! You?


Yeah, I think so! It's interesting that we have to check out of our hotel by 11:00am on the 31st, but the last event doesn't end until 9:00pm. I imagine they'd have a place for us to keep our stuff?


I think a lot of times hotels will hold your luggage if you aren't leaving right away. I'm sure they have something worked out though.


Good to know! I am not well traveled, haha.

Re: AnBryce: The Definitive Collection

Posted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 5:50 pm
by hammy393
theothercat wrote:Just found out I'm in the New York group! Ahhhh!


Same! Interview on Thurs, March 30

Re: AnBryce: The Definitive Collection

Posted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 5:52 pm
by TexasENG
theothercat wrote:
Yay! Are you planning to go to all the events?


I actually won't be able to make the LACA event, I think all the late flights back to my place will leave somewhere around 6-8 PM.

Re: AnBryce: The Definitive Collection

Posted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 5:54 pm
by hammy393
TexasENG wrote:
theothercat wrote:
Yay! Are you planning to go to all the events?


I actually won't be able to make the LACA event, I think all the late flights back to my place will leave somewhere around 6-8 PM.


Do we have to fly back Friday night?

Re: AnBryce: The Definitive Collection

Posted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 5:59 pm
by theothercat
hammy393 wrote:
TexasENG wrote:
theothercat wrote:
Yay! Are you planning to go to all the events?


I actually won't be able to make the LACA event, I think all the late flights back to my place will leave somewhere around 6-8 PM.


Do we have to fly back Friday night?


The e-mail says that check-out is the morning of March 31st, so I assume so.

Re: AnBryce: The Definitive Collection

Posted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 6:00 pm
by TexasENG
hammy393 wrote:
TexasENG wrote:
theothercat wrote:
Yay! Are you planning to go to all the events?


I actually won't be able to make the LACA event, I think all the late flights back to my place will leave somewhere around 6-8 PM.


Do we have to fly back Friday night?


It looks like they are only paying for Wednesday / Thursday night. The info I received said: (please note the hotel reservation made in your name checks-out Friday, March 31 at 11:00 a.m.).

Re: AnBryce: The Definitive Collection

Posted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 6:02 pm
by theothercat
TexasENG wrote:
theothercat wrote:
Yay! Are you planning to go to all the events?


I actually won't be able to make the LACA event, I think all the late flights back to my place will leave somewhere around 6-8 PM.


Yeah, I was kind of wondering about that. I might just ask and see what Tracee's thoughts are on that. I signed up for it, but I suppose we'll see what kind of accommodations they would make for that.

Re: AnBryce: The Definitive Collection

Posted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 6:07 pm
by hammy393
theothercat wrote:
hammy393 wrote:
TexasENG wrote:
theothercat wrote:
Yay! Are you planning to go to all the events?


I actually won't be able to make the LACA event, I think all the late flights back to my place will leave somewhere around 6-8 PM.


Do we have to fly back Friday night?


The e-mail says that check-out is the morning of March 31st, so I assume so.


But what if we can stay that night in NYC w/ a friend/relative?