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3L Timetable
« on: September 07, 2007, 06:55:17 PM »
Does anyone know how long it takes for a lawfirm to extend an entry level offer after a callback interview? Are 3L candidates considered at the same time as 2L summers?

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Re: 3L Timetable
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2007, 03:49:11 PM »
Does anyone know how long it takes for a lawfirm to extend an entry level offer after a callback interview? Are 3L candidates considered at the same time as 2L summers?

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No, they are not considered at the same time. Most firms extend far fewer 3L offers than 2L offers. 3L positions are usually created when a person who summered with the firm declines an offer for a permanent position with the firm or when the firm realizes after the end of the summer that even if the projected number of summers accept offers, they will not have enough attorneys to meet their business needs. If you're dealing with the former situation, be prepared to wait. Very likely the people who summered at that firm are doing OCI and looking at what other offers may come up. They don't have to give a decision until the end of October, so you may be waiting that long before the firm finds out how many spots they will have. If it's a situation of increased business, then you probably won't have to wait as long to get an offer or denial.

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Re: 3L Timetable
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2007, 01:38:04 PM »
In accordance with NALP guidelines, my son who is 2l In UVA has has his offer extended by one of law firm and will remain open until Dec.1, 2007. So you may have to wait until all the 2L students decide which is December !

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Re: 3L Timetable
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2007, 04:33:42 PM »
Actually, 2L hiring usually has no effect on 3L hiring. The firms looking for 3Ls are trying to fill an immediate need. 2L hiring deals with one year in the future. Thus, firms normally determine how many 3Ls they need separately from their incoming 2L class (although the two may be related numerically).

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Re: 3L Timetable
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2007, 01:11:16 AM »
Actually, 2L hiring usually has no effect on 3L hiring. The firms looking for 3Ls are trying to fill an immediate need. 2L hiring deals with one year in the future. Thus, firms normally determine how many 3Ls they need separately from their incoming 2L class (although the two may be related numerically).
That's correct, but an immediate need MAY be created when current 2L's who have summered with the firm have declined that firm's offer for permanent employment. DrAjay, your son's timeline for deciding which firm he will summer with has no bearing on 3L hiring.