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General Board / no follow-up?
« on: July 23, 2009, 08:51:29 PM »
I sent my resume and transcript to a firm and a week later their secretary called me up to schedule an interview  for me to meet with the partners. she asked me what would work best for them, and I replied I would try to accommodate their schedules. She said she would get back to me.
I got the call on monday, and today I still have not heard back from her. I don't want so sound needy and I figure out if they don't want me it's no good trying to press them further.

wtf? if they are not hiring they should at least get back to me and let me know!

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General Board / quasi-journal: worth-joining?
« on: June 17, 2009, 01:48:37 PM »
My school has 4 major journals (besides law review). There is also a program/ quasi-journal with an editorial board or something.

I must wait till mid-July to know whether I am selected for LR and secondary journals. since there are multiple factors as to whether I will write on, I now wonder if I should just join this quasi-journal ....

the topic is definitely not boring. But how good will it look on my resume? I do not intend to cheat them or anything. but I might/ might not be able to put 'journal' on my resume (have to double check on this)

I am asking this question because due to personal issues .. my GPA leaves much to be desired. Yet I do have some interviews lined up even before OCI, at some diversity job fairs.

I am afraid that my sub-par GPA will be frowned upon - though they certainly know my GPA anyway.

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General Board / OCI interview
« on: June 14, 2009, 05:26:51 PM »
everybody knows that grades are of paramount importance.

In other professions, it seems to me that once a candidate is shortlisted, grades matter far less, and it's the interview (i.e. his/ her personality and 'fit' gleaned from the interview) that counts.

This is no true for our profession, is it?

what I mean is, a lot of law firms set grades cut-off and those who got shortlisted have all passed the stringent screening. Do grades matter (much) less then??

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General Board / law firm interview in early august ...
« on: June 10, 2009, 09:19:39 PM »
I got an invitation to an interview at a job fair. biglaw firm.

I wonder if they are still conducting interviews to cover up the fact that they are not doing well. I am sure this firm laid off quite some people back last spring......

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1L job search / anyone has job interviews lined up?
« on: June 10, 2009, 08:47:48 PM »
I got an invitation to an interview at a job fair. biglaw firm.

I wonder if they are still conducting interviews to cover up the fact that they are not doing well. I am sure this firm laid off quite some people back last spring......

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1L job search / just how bad is the 1L job market?
« on: March 16, 2009, 08:48:01 PM »
I talked to a career office staff today and she said that it's really tight. She said some people are not willing to apply to places other than where they go to school, which explains why a lot of them are still jobless....

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General Board / worth splitting my 1L summer?
« on: March 06, 2009, 09:07:31 PM »
I know they say that 1L summer job does not really matter. but I think it matters a little bit, for students like me who do not have excellent grades.

I just got a summer internship offer from a very nice litigation boutique firm in L.A. (pays 900/ week) Yesterday I got an offer from a circuit court judge in New York.

Is it worth splitting my summer, working for, say, 8 weeks at the chamber, and 5 weeks in LA?

The firm position willnot automatically lead to a full-time position like SA at large firms, but I do think it will help me build up connections (I have no ties at all with either NY or LA, as I am international). And it's a reputable firm.

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General Board / rejection phone call?
« on: March 05, 2009, 12:55:35 AM »
I just did an interview today,and got a call 3 hours later. But I did not carry my cell phone with me and the person left no voice message. It was past 5pm. I checked my email and found the secretary asking me if I got a phone no by which they could reach me.

Could it be a rejection phone call? have you got any rejection calls before? damn, it must be embarrassing. If it was an acceptance I wonder why they did not just send me an email.

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1L job search / interview a circuit court judge
« on: February 17, 2009, 11:40:08 PM »
I am going to have an interview with a circuit court judge in 2 weeks .... (2nd circuit)
and had to pay for my flight. phone interview not acceptable.
I would be very disappointed if I dont get it, because of the  money ...

any tips?

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General Board / interview a circuit court judge
« on: February 17, 2009, 11:21:13 PM »
I am going to have an interview with a circuit court judge in 2 weeks .... (2nd circuit)
and had to pay for my flight. phone interview not acceptable.
I would be very disappointed if I dont get it, because of the  money ...

any tips?

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