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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby newbienew » Thu Jul 18, 2013 9:12 am

gonewiththewind wrote:
Arbiter213 wrote:
Lincoln wrote:
ImNoScar wrote:Is emailing a firm and asking for an interview effective? Or are we better off trying to grab one from a hospitality suite? Or should we do both?


All of the above. It's easier to go into a hospitality suite and be able to reference a prior email exchange. But your excuse for not getting a screener better not be that you bid the firm in 12th place.


Yah just be quiet about where you bid them.


Are all firms available in the Symplicity slots, so long as you have an open time slot?


Yes. And be warned: the slots go like THAT. If you log in at 12:03, the firm you want could be full. Be ready at 12:00 at the dot.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby Arbiter213 » Thu Jul 18, 2013 9:32 am

newbienew wrote:
Yes. And be warned: the slots go like THAT. If you log in at 12:03, the firm you want could be full. Be ready at 12:00 at the dot.


I had TWO disappear after I clicked in. If it looks like, after you clicked in, it wont let you take it, GIVE UP and move quickly. I missed on Gibson and ended up with Paul Hastings because I took too long trying to get Gibson, then tried Skadden. It was dumb.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby gonewiththewind » Thu Jul 18, 2013 9:36 am

Arbiter213 wrote:
newbienew wrote:
Yes. And be warned: the slots go like THAT. If you log in at 12:03, the firm you want could be full. Be ready at 12:00 at the dot.


I had TWO disappear after I clicked in. If it looks like, after you clicked in, it wont let you take it, GIVE UP and move quickly. I missed on Gibson and ended up with Paul Hastings because I took too long trying to get Gibson, then tried Skadden. It was dumb.


Is the process really obvious once you log in? The instructions in the email aren't exactly the most informative things ever.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby oldad » Thu Jul 18, 2013 9:53 am

Can anyone provide advice on how to deal with DC firms in interviews if you are really interested in working there and fall within their callback range, but lack significant/any ties to the area?

Is it not enough to say you love 'murica?

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby Arbiter213 » Thu Jul 18, 2013 10:16 am

oldad wrote:Can anyone provide advice on how to deal with DC firms in interviews if you are really interested in working there and fall within their callback range, but lack significant/any ties to the area?

Is it not enough to say you love 'murica?


You should look into the differences- there are usually pretty substantial differences in the practice areas and work at those offices. I know, for instance, that almost all of Cleary's Antitrust division is in DC (and Brussels, but I digress).

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby oldad » Thu Jul 18, 2013 10:24 am

Arbiter213 wrote:
oldad wrote:Can anyone provide advice on how to deal with DC firms in interviews if you are really interested in working there and fall within their callback range, but lack significant/any ties to the area?

Is it not enough to say you love 'murica?


You should look into the differences- there are usually pretty substantial differences in the practice areas and work at those offices. I know, for instance, that almost all of Cleary's Antitrust division is in DC (and Brussels, but I digress).


Thank you, thank you.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby MischiefMayhemSoap » Thu Jul 18, 2013 10:55 am

Beginning on a date TBD, students may claim ONE open slot per day of the August Job Fair. As noted above, open slots with different employers will become available on a rolling (and unpredictable) basis. So, be a bit selective. Understand that if you select an open slot, you cannot cancel it if another open slot that you would prefer becomes available


This scares the shit out of me. What if my number one becomes available later?

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby Arbiter213 » Thu Jul 18, 2013 11:03 am

MischiefMayhemSoap wrote:
Beginning on a date TBD, students may claim ONE open slot per day of the August Job Fair. As noted above, open slots with different employers will become available on a rolling (and unpredictable) basis. So, be a bit selective. Understand that if you select an open slot, you cannot cancel it if another open slot that you would prefer becomes available


This scares the shit out of me. What if my number one becomes available later?


You'll hopefully get it through directly mailing them!

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby gonewiththewind » Thu Jul 18, 2013 12:02 pm

Arbiter213 wrote:
MischiefMayhemSoap wrote:
Beginning on a date TBD, students may claim ONE open slot per day of the August Job Fair. As noted above, open slots with different employers will become available on a rolling (and unpredictable) basis. So, be a bit selective. Understand that if you select an open slot, you cannot cancel it if another open slot that you would prefer becomes available


This scares the shit out of me. What if my number one becomes available later?


You'll hopefully get it through directly mailing them!


How often do more open up? I'm looking at you, day 3.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby aldiddy » Thu Jul 18, 2013 1:23 pm

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby MischiefMayhemSoap » Thu Jul 18, 2013 1:41 pm

aldiddy wrote:Hi all,
I will be applying to Cornell this coming cycle. Don't know if this is still a Cornell Q/A thread but I was wondering if anyone is able to address the following...

Can someone at median w/ a Cornell JD reasonably expect to get biglaw in TX(w/ ties) or other non-NYC markets w/o ties?
Is there any advantage to having IP credentials (EE,patent bar) for OCI?

Thanks :D


Yes to both questions.

Adding:
Actually non-NYC markets w/o ties would be difficult. Sorry.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby morally0bese » Thu Jul 18, 2013 2:38 pm

There are OCI firms that require tech backgrounds, so yes.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby Arbiter213 » Thu Jul 18, 2013 2:56 pm

morally0bese wrote:There are OCI firms that require tech backgrounds, so yes.


Not to mention the Loyola IP Job fair... I believe the phrase is "IP Secure"

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby Schang1 » Thu Jul 18, 2013 3:05 pm

Does anyone recall if the following firms had open interview slots (NY only): sidleyaustin, paul hastings, skadden, and sullivan cromwell? I missed them all so just curious to know.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby gonewiththewind » Thu Jul 18, 2013 3:15 pm

Schang1 wrote:Does anyone recall if the following firms had open interview slots (NY only): sidleyaustin, paul hastings, skadden, and sullivan cromwell? I missed them all so just curious to know.


I know Skadden and Sullivan did. Not sure about the other two since I already had them through the lottery.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby morally0bese » Thu Jul 18, 2013 3:29 pm

I know someone who got a paul hastings spot

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby MischiefMayhemSoap » Thu Jul 18, 2013 3:35 pm

morally0bese wrote:I know someone who got a paul hastings spot

I know two people who did. I think Skadden was lying around open for a bit. May be full now but who knows.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby MischiefMayhemSoap » Thu Jul 18, 2013 3:35 pm

Schang1 wrote:Does anyone recall if the following firms had open interview slots (NY only): sidleyaustin, paul hastings, skadden, and sullivan cromwell? I missed them all so just curious to know.


Sidley Austin from what I remember did not have spots. The rest did.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby gonewiththewind » Thu Jul 18, 2013 3:37 pm

MischiefMayhemSoap wrote:
Schang1 wrote:Does anyone recall if the following firms had open interview slots (NY only): sidleyaustin, paul hastings, skadden, and sullivan cromwell? I missed them all so just curious to know.


Sidley Austin from what I remember did not have spots. The rest did.


What about Freshfields/Milbank/Kaye on Day 3?

Also Epstein on Day 3 just opened, if anyone's interested.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby MischiefMayhemSoap » Thu Jul 18, 2013 3:38 pm

gonewiththewind wrote:
MischiefMayhemSoap wrote:
Schang1 wrote:Does anyone recall if the following firms had open interview slots (NY only): sidleyaustin, paul hastings, skadden, and sullivan cromwell? I missed them all so just curious to know.


Sidley Austin from what I remember did not have spots. The rest did.


What about Freshfields/Milbank/Kaye on Day 3?


Kaye definitely did not. Freshfields I can't remember, but I doubt it based on popularity alone (if it was, it conflicted with my schedule). Can't remember for Milbank.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby Arbiter213 » Thu Jul 18, 2013 3:55 pm

For the person who asked how to direct mail but then deleted their post, the letters go like this:

Hello Skadden Recruiting,

I am a huge gunner and bid your firm, but I'm SUCH a huge gunner that I was hedging so I bid them at 17 so you'd get my resume. As a result, even though I REALLY REALLY want to be an intense corporate raider at Skadden, I did not get an interview because the lottery is a socialistic absurdity meant to keep the ubermensch from their Randian just deserts. If you have time on the day of <day Skadden is coming to AJF> to fit me in, I would love a chance to meet some of your ruggedly handsome and/or blindingly gorgeous partners for an intimate 1-on-1 screening interview, or alternatively, to come to your offices for one.

Xoxoxo,

Arbiter

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby gonewiththewind » Thu Jul 18, 2013 3:57 pm

Arbiter213 wrote:For the person who asked how to direct mail but then deleted their post, the letters go like this:

Hello Skadden Recruiting,

I am a huge gunner and bid your firm, but I'm SUCH a huge gunner that I was hedging so I bid them at 17 so you'd get my resume. As a result, even though I REALLY REALLY want to be an intense corporate raider at Skadden, I did not get an interview because the lottery is a socialistic absurdity meant to keep the ubermensch from their Randian just deserts. If you have time on the day of <day Skadden is coming to AJF> to fit me in, I would love a chance to meet some of your ruggedly handsome and/or blindingly gorgeous partners for an intimate 1-on-1 screening interview, or alternatively, to come to your offices for one.

Xoxoxo,

Arbiter


Definitely going to keep the "ruggedly handsome/blindingly gorgeous partners for an intimate screening interview" line. (emphasis added). Not so sure about the rest though.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby MischiefMayhemSoap » Thu Jul 18, 2013 4:09 pm

Also some solid advice from somewhere else on the World Wide Internets:

??????? wrote:If your firm asks you to stay for dinner expect to stay the night and put out.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby Lincoln » Thu Jul 18, 2013 6:38 pm

Arbiter213 wrote:ruggedly handsome and/or blindingly gorgeous partners


You sure this wasn't meant for DPW?

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby Arbiter213 » Fri Jul 19, 2013 8:36 am

Lincoln wrote:
Arbiter213 wrote:ruggedly handsome and/or blindingly gorgeous partners


You sure this wasn't meant for DPW?


Or Paul, Weiss.




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