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Job Search / Re: 2 callbacks and 2 rejections, why?
« on: October 02, 2008, 01:37:24 PM »
I've already posted this elsewhere, but just to add to this discussion.  I am T14/top 10%/LR.  I originally got 15 callbacks (10 from V50s).  I went on a round of 5 interviews and got 5 rejections.  I talked to OCS, did a mock interview, wrote some letters to try and figure out what was going wrong.  Went on 4 more interviews, got 1 offer and 3 rejections.  I've since accepted the offer and canceled the rest of my schedule.  Ultimately, I am very happy with my offer (if I'd gotten all offers, this firm would easily have been my #1 or #2 choice), however, the numerous rejections (after what seemed like great interviews) and the fact that I felt like I didn't have a choice sucked!  I've taken it personally and feel pretty bad about my interview skills, but reading this discussion has made me feel slightly better.  Maybe it is just the times... 

Job Search / Re: Too late for Biglaw?
« on: September 22, 2008, 07:33:26 AM »
I just wanted to add my $.02 to this discussion.  From what I can tell, this year sucks for job hunting.  I was in the top 10% of a T14 and wrote onto LR.  I went on 40 screening, got 15 callbacks, went on 8 and had 1 offer.  I would not say I'm the best interviewer in the world, but I'm fairly decent/likable.  I spoke to my OCS office to figure out what was wrong and she said that the reality this year is that firms are hiring a lot less people.  I'm lucky that I finally got an offer from a good firm, but I was shocked at the amount of rejection I received and the firms that rejected me (firms way low on the V100).  My point is that grades and prestige can only get you so far and this year, that may not be far enough.

Job Search / Re: Big law/1L - when to get a response
« on: March 23, 2008, 06:57:49 AM »
I have a great gpa and am in top-15 school, also I have a masters degree, foreign languages and legal work experience.  Didn't help.  Not trying to show off, just writing to show that sometimes all those factors don't help with getting a job.  I should have applied earlier, like the previous poster said, January was too late. 

Job Search / Big law/1L - when to get a response
« on: February 21, 2008, 10:05:00 AM »
I sent out about 100 resumes over the past month.  Two firms asked for interviews, all within 1 day of receiving my cover letter, resume, transcript.  Other firms have slowly sent rejection letters (I get about 2/day).  As far as the firms that haven't yet responded or acknowledged my application, can I expect that they're rejections as well or do some firms wait awhile before scheduling an interview? 

Thanks Erox,

That was helpful.  I'm planning on attending an open house at G-town, so I'll ask more questions, but at this point my mind is 99% made up.  If I got to G-town, curriculum B/Section 3 all the way!

Hey Erox,

I just got into G-town law school and I'd like to know more about Curriculum B.  I was a history/philosophy major in college.  I once took a class called "philosophy of law" which discussed various theories behind legal systems and I really enjoyed it.  Additionally, when my brother was in law school, I read his jurispudence books, explained them to him, and helped him study for his tests.  For all these reasons, I think curriculum B might be a good choice for me, but I'd like to know more about it.  Also, do I have to apply seperately for it, or is it my choice at this point, now that I've been accepted?   


Did a little LSN research. 

Columbia has 146 acceptances (excluding people who've withdrawn), 78 deferred, and 136 on the WL for 360 spots. 

Chicago has 97 acceptances, 32 deferred, and 49 people on the waitlist for 200 spots. 

Granted that LSN does not include everyone... but these chances of getting off a WL don't look so bad. 

Law School Admissions / Re: NYU IILJ or Stanford?
« on: April 08, 2007, 08:41:42 AM »
NYU for sure.  It is #1 in International Law and the fact that you'll be in a prestigious program is something you'll have on your resume and bio forever.  The only reason I'd think to choose Stanford would be if they offered you $$$.  On the flipside, it wouldn't hurt to leverage your stanford acceptance with NYU to get more $$$ from them. 

Law School Admissions / waitlisted at Penn
« on: April 07, 2007, 06:58:23 PM »
Anyone else get the U of Penn waitlist email on Friday?

Law School Admissions / Re: Gtown GLS? Anyone? Bueller?
« on: April 04, 2007, 07:17:43 PM »
I'm in!!!

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