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I've got an offer from a firm that I would like to work at, but they're only giving me two weeks to decide and I've still got other interviews to do. 

What should I do?  If I ask for an extension, will they view me as someone who's not really into the firm?  Would they lose enthusiasm about hiring me? 

I'd appreciate any advice. 

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2L job search / What should I bring to callback interviews?
« on: September 07, 2008, 07:35:49 PM »
Should I bring resumes, transcripts, references, writing sample, etc? 

Any insight is appreciated. 

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General Board / Re: How much do summer associates make?
« on: August 24, 2008, 01:07:45 PM »
"Unlike what most people on this board think, BigLaw is not the end-all-be-all. There are plenty of good mid-size firms out there that that have 50-150 lawyers and pay six figures (or close to it)."

Definitely.  The firm just has to have the right clients (i.e., big money corporations).  Jorden Burt in DC pays $2788/wk to 2L SAs (and correspondingly $145k to 1st year assocs).  It has somewhere between 50-100 lawyers too, and would therefore be classified as midlaw.     

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General Board / Re: OCI Reception Questions
« on: August 16, 2008, 02:23:40 PM »
Alright guys... thanks for the advice.  I'm just sort of tired and unmotivated after just having moved to DC, but I'll definitely go to this.  It'll be a good warm-up for the week ahead. 

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General Board / Re: OCI Reception Questions
« on: August 15, 2008, 08:55:04 PM »
C'mon guys, 43 views and no response?  Someone has to have some comments here.

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General Board / OCI Reception Questions
« on: August 15, 2008, 07:14:04 PM »
So.. a couple of questions:

(1) How important are these things?  I realize it's more face time with potential employers, but the way I see it, that could be either good or bad.  Does anyone think they'll care/notice if I don't go?   

(2) If I do go, would it be inappropriate to bring my wife along?  She's also a law student.

Any insight is appreciated.   



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Transferring / Re: GW OCI Results
« on: August 14, 2008, 12:25:26 AM »
Yep, only DC firms.

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Transferring / Re: GW OCI Results
« on: August 13, 2008, 11:30:37 PM »
8/35 bids... got some pretty top-notch firms though (Covington, Littler, Paul Hastings, etc.)

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Transferring / GW OCI Results
« on: August 13, 2008, 11:08:25 PM »
So how did everyone do?  I fared pretty decently (I think) with 8 interviews.  Anyone else want to share? 

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