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Current Law Students / Re: Memorable quotes from Full Metal Jacket
« on: October 08, 2007, 08:43:09 PM »
"You had best un-f*ck yourself or I will unscrew your head and sh*t down your neck"

Current Law Students / Re: Favorite Weezer Song
« on: October 08, 2007, 08:40:35 PM »
Jaime.  All lawyers to be, as well as their significant others should appreciate this song.

Job Search / Re: Freaking out
« on: September 21, 2007, 06:15:08 AM »
I've definitely gotten my share of dings for interviewing outside of "my market."  It is really frustrating, because I'm a northeasterner going to a regional school in the south, so even the firms right around my school seem disinterested because I don't speak "y'all."  Which types of firms are least likely to care about your ties to an area and in which cities?

Transferring / Re: I don't like Georgia
« on: September 18, 2007, 10:14:09 AM »
I assume you are at Emory, since that is the only T25 school in Georgia.  Your prospects for landing a job outside the state are pretty good, since Emory travels well.  Even if you were at UGA, you'd still have chances to land jobs outside the market, you just need to do well and hit up the hiring fairs in different regions of the country.

Job Search / Re: Questions to ask at OCI Interview
« on: September 18, 2007, 10:08:52 AM »
There are lots of questions that one can ask at OCI. You can always ask the interviewer why they chose the firm--it gives him/her an opportunity to tell you a little about him/herself and what about the firm attracted him/her. You can also ask about the firm's growth prospects--it shows that you are interested in where the firm is headed. You can ask about whether there are any formal mentoring/training programs. If international work is important to you, ask how much of the work is cross-border. In short, there are any number of questions that you can ask. Your school's OCS should have some sort of handout on interviewing and what kinds of questions to ask. 

A few rules of thumb, though: avoid asking questions about salary, benefits, etc. (that is for after you get an offer) and also avoid asking any questions that you can answer easily by simply looking at the firm's website.

Its not that easy to be specific when all the firms seem to be the same

Terrible advice.  Unless the interviewer is new to the firm, do not ask "why did you choose this firm".  Why, because 200 other interviewees have asked that already.  Also do not ask "does your firm offer formal training", because every firm offers formal training.  Be more specific with your questions. 

Job Search / too late to start sending out resumes
« on: September 18, 2007, 10:06:21 AM »
Biglaw OCI is just about over at my school, and I'm stuck with only a 1/2 summer job.  Is it worth sending resumes off to other cities' biglaw firms now or is it too late?

Plus, are there any down sides to only working 1/2 the summer, career wise, asides from missing out on about $15,000 and another chance at a permanent job offer?

Job Search / Re: How Long for an Offer?
« on: September 14, 2007, 01:16:39 PM »
I had 2 BigLaw callbacks.  One gave me an offer 2 days after my callback.  I interviewed with the other one a week ago today and no news yet.  I've had 3 mid size call-backs and one was two weeks ago today.  Still no news.  One of them said their hiring committee meets once every two weeks.

Has anyone received a snail-mail rejection after a call back.  I heard the firms always give phone calls after the call-backs to let you know either way.  Is this true? 

Job Search / Re: I got an offer from Wachtell, prestigious?
« on: September 13, 2007, 07:37:32 AM »
It's not nearly as prestigious as the Cochran firm.

Job Search / Re: The Waiting Game - Callbacks and Rejections?
« on: September 06, 2007, 07:10:46 PM »
Minnesota, 3.5, secondary journal--30 interviews--3 callbacks so far (strangely none from Minnesota)

Somewhat similar situation here.  31 interviews, 5 callbacks, only one was from the local market.  The other 4 were from all over the country even though more than 20 of the screening interviews were from the local market.

Job Search / Re: OCI screening interviews
« on: September 03, 2007, 01:56:53 PM »
One firm (Schiff Hardin) told me they send call back invitations by letter.

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