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They probably can’t/don’t, but just don’t lie. It isn’t worth it, lies have a tendency to get out of hand, and the legal community is surprisingly small. Partners and recruiters do have friends and ex colleagues at a wide spread of peer firms and it’s not impossible to imagine a quick text to check a statement by a recruit that sounded off or seemed unlikely.
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No and we don’t care to try to find out where an interviewee got an offer or if they’re lying when they say they got one from X firm.
This isn’t a question I’ve heard before. If someone asks it, they’re just curious to know what firms they’re seen to be competing with. If you don’t have an offer just say you’re waiting to hear back on callbacks from whatever firms you’re waiting on.
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An associate, not a partner, asked me during 2L OCI where I received offers from. He was trying to guess where I would go if I had other offers. I told him of the other offers I had. He nodded. The firm offered me the next day, and I got a call from the associate who said, "We know we can't compete against the other firms, so we needed to get an offer fast to you -- so you could have some time to compare."
So, some firms do ask, but I think it's an individual thing. I don't think they'll check up on you, but some firms ask if they are extremely interested in you. Most times, though, they don't ask. And they definitely won't go out of their way to peak at another firm's offer/acceptance rate. That's dumb and takes too much time.
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