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No Callbacks - Now what?

No Callbacks - Now what?
« on: September 24, 2007, 10:56:05 AM »
As the title says, now what do I do?

Re: No Callbacks - Now what?
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2007, 11:00:03 AM »
 I thought earlier this cycle you said you were going to Biglaw.  What happened? Are you 2L or 3L?

Re: No Callbacks - Now what?
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2007, 11:04:57 AM »
I thought I was... apparently I spent $160k on tuition for nothing.

I'm a 2L

Re: No Callbacks - Now what?
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2007, 11:11:54 AM »
You got to be kidding me. How many screenings did you get? Was it grade or personality related?

Re: No Callbacks - Now what?
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2007, 11:18:36 AM »
I have no idea what happened. Grades are approx top 1/3, law review by some miracle of God, and 19 screening interviews. 7 confirmed dings, but most of the others are beyond the 1 week mark since I talked to them. Maybe I'm prematurely worrying, but I would think if I was getting a callback from the others, they would have been sooner than a week.

Personality is the only thing I can think of... but I got dinged equally from the interviews that I clicked with the interviewer and the ones I did not. So I dont' know.

Re: No Callbacks - Now what?
« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2007, 11:33:11 AM »
With 19 screening interviews I can't imagine that you won't get any callbacks. What type of firms? All Biglaw or do you have a mix?  If it's only been a week, you still might get a couple, especially if they are smaller/mid-sized.

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Re: No Callbacks - Now what?
« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2007, 11:34:15 AM »
That's nuts.  Doesn't add up.  Where do you go to school?  Did you apply to any secondary markets?

Time for direct writes.  Get them out asap.

Re: No Callbacks - Now what?
« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2007, 11:41:23 AM »
Go to Vandy. I applied primarily in Charlotte and Nashville. Got only 3 interviews in Nashville. I guess it is a mix of big and mid size firms. Pretty much got to interview with every firm in Charlotte that comes to campus. Midway through OCI, I picked up some Ohio (home state although I have no desire to go back) and Alabama firms.

On direct writes - You just look up firms on Martindale Hubbell and then mail cover letter/resume/transcript? And do you physically mail or e-mail?

Re: No Callbacks - Now what?
« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2007, 11:54:28 AM »
I did several Direct writes to supplement OCI.  I just put a cover letter in the body of the email and attached my transcripts, writing sample, and resume. 

Lots O' Dings; however, I did get one callback for a secondary market I'm interested in.

Re: No Callbacks - Now what?
« Reply #9 on: September 24, 2007, 11:57:38 AM »
not uncommon - i went to 20 or so OCI ints last year and though i recieved *a* call back the offer failed to materialize .. i was ultimately able to find a good SA job, but only after doing direct writes...

good luck