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Job Search / Re: NY biglaw salary raise?
« on: September 24, 2007, 11:04:21 PM »
wonder what kind of impact this will have on summer stipends...

Job Search / Re: How Long for an Offer?
« on: September 23, 2007, 07:33:36 PM »
just to get an opinion from people:

i had a callback about 2 1/2 weeks ago at a nyc biglaw firm and havent heard back from them yet. I checked my e-mail on friday and I had just received an invitation for a cocktail reception for "perspective 2008 summer associates"  do you think this is something they send to all people who got callbacks? does this mean i have an offer and have not found out yet?  should i call the firm and ask?

If it's been longer than 2 weeks I would call and figure out what's going on.  They should have contacted you with an offer or rejection by now. 

Job Search / Re: The Waiting Game - Callbacks and Rejections?
« on: September 21, 2007, 10:45:41 AM »
I would just wait.  The hiring committees don't always meet when they think they will, so it could (unfortunately) take longer than they led you to believe.

I interviewed at a place that had weekly meetings with the committee.  Anyway, the partner called today after it had been 15 days and said he was sorry about the wait, but that they just met, everyone loved me, and they wanted me to work for them.  So, I would just bear with it.  Give it two and a half weeks, then call :)  I hope it comes through for you though...

Congratulations :)

Current Law Students / Re: Gunners firing blanks?
« on: September 21, 2007, 02:08:17 AM »
"Mr. _____, I don't give a damn about your philosophy"

That was my tort professor's response to some kid trying to inject his opinion into the matter.  It was awesome...

Job Search / Re: Callback Interviews - Meals
« on: September 20, 2007, 11:19:45 AM »
How would this work if you don't drink (religious restrictions or otherwise)?

I'm sure if you told them that you don't drink for religious reasons they would be ok with it.  if they  *&^% on you over it then you probably don't wanna work in a firm like that

Job Search / Re: Questions to ask at OCI Interview
« on: September 19, 2007, 05:42:55 PM »
Whatever, I have asked that question and it did not stop me from getting callbacks. I get tired of the question, "why this firm", but everyone asks it and I answer anyway. I agree, though, that there are better questions to ask. I typically ask about cross-border work, since I am interested in working internationally.

Even worse than the "why this firm" is the "so what do you know about this firm?" question.  One idiot interviewer I had expected me to know how many associates and partners were in the specific office I was interviewing in AND the total number of attorneys firmwide.  Are you serious...

Current Law Students / Re: 1L's with horribly early class schedules?
« on: September 19, 2007, 02:31:48 AM »
The 1Ls here have a 9AM class every day of the week...

i mourn for them everyday...

Job Search / Re: How Long for an Offer?
« on: September 19, 2007, 02:28:48 AM »
After a call back interview, generally how long does it take to hear back?  If I interviewed on Monday, what would the normal time frame be for BIGLAW?

The fun thing is that when you're waiting for offers or invitations to callbacks, you're gonna dive for your phone everytime it rings... and whenever your phone shows a number that isn't stored, you're gonna get all excited... it's awesome. 

Oh and NY biglaw generally take 1-2 weeks.  in my experience it took like 4 business days. 

Good luck I hope the offer comes soon!

Job Search / Re: Callback Interviews - Meals
« on: September 19, 2007, 02:24:29 AM »
if your interview is in the morning you will be invited to lunch, afternoon interviews generally don't include meal.  (eat on your own, send receipt to firm)

Some firms may invite you to dinner or quick drinks at a bar/pub if you do the afternoon interview.  (Shearman & Sterling for example).  I was told that they won't be offended or anything if you decline the dinner/drinks since you may have to catch a flight or get ready for another callback.  The lunch, however, seems sorta mandatory. 

Job Search / Re: callbacks- how many are enough?
« on: September 19, 2007, 02:22:38 AM »
After a really good round of first interviews, I've had several callbacks extended. A few questions: first, how many should I go on to realistically expect a job offer? second, what is the protocol for declining interviews? third, how far out can I schedule callbacks without the firm thinking I'm making them my last resort (ie, would scheduling callbacks for early october be too far off)? Our career services office sucks and is swamped with questions or I would just them. Tyia...

I got a very early offer from one of my top choice firms (at the time) and I ultimately canceled ~10 callbacks.  In my defense I have to take this really unstable jet propelled bull of a plane with an extremely high likelihood of like crashing and *&^%... In any event, I sorta feel like an a-hole because some of the firms I canceled are starting to look very appealing because their QOL is supposedly infinitely better.

If you have the time, patience, and tolerance for airports, i'd cancel only those firms that you're absolutely uninterested in but go to everything else.  Also, you never know... you might end up applying to these places as a 3L or as a lateral.  I don't know what the ramifications are but they might not like you very much if you start rejecting their callback invitations...

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