I was under the impression that JAG is just as competitive as BigLaw...
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« on: October 20, 2009, 03:43:51 PM »
I'd put something in about how your decision making process has changed. You're kind of dancing around that, but state it explicitly. I was in a similar (but more severe) situation and I have it on pretty good authority that this is exactly what admission officers want to hear.
so, basically I'm just looking for confirmation on something I'm already fairly sure of here, but I thought I'd ask. You have a callback with a firm and they tell you at the callback that they'll probably get back to you in mid-September. It is now almost October. Is it safe to assume you will not be receiving an offer? I'm fairly confident that is the case, but I thought I would check so that I can have my hopes officially dashed.
There are tools out on the internet now that allow you to look at anyone's facebook profile, regardless of their privacy settings. I put in my own name, etc. and despite the fact that my profile is only available to a limited number of friends, I was able to see everything.
Thanks for the responses. My school ended up posting a huge listing of good callback questions, so that was really helpful. One thing that I've heard on here that I should point out is potentially wrong though. At one of my callbacks (1 of 2) I had multiple interviewers encourage me to ask the same questions of each interviewer. I saw someone saying that this was the best way to get dinged. This may be true of some firms, but clearly not all.
You absolutely need to do something about that. If you do something about it now, you'll probably be fine. If you wait until Bar application time you could be in trouble. I don't know about yours, but my school told us the first week that they have a policy that if you didn't disclose something you can disclose it later and for the most part you'll be ok (as long as you didn't murder someone I think or not disclose a felony).
So, another question. I mentioned before that I only have one suit. Do firms realize that some people only have the one suit at this point? Furthermore, I doubt they're really going to remember much about what I was wearing from just a 20 minute interview (given all the people they saw that day). I figure if I just get a new shirt and tie to go with the suit I should be ok. Is this accurate? Obviously a new suit would be ideal, but that's just not realistic right now.