well they specifically mentioned they were trying to hire 5 1Ls, so i dont think its simply a screening feel.im just concerned with how casual the whole thing seemed...i only spoke to one partner for about 10 minutes, and about 40 minutes each with two associates...is this unusual?
According to NALP - call back to offer ratio is about 2/3 (66%). However, I believe those numbers are based on 2L call backs and I don't think the rules apply as much for 1L's. Sometimes, firms will simply use 1L call backs as a way to pre-screen possible 2L recruits so its really a crap shoot. Nonetheless, your chances are significantly higher at the call back phase than at the screening phase.Good luck.
Of course, those are only NALP firms reporting info for 2Ls. A lot of people do callbacks with non-NALP firms, and for 1Ls there's no telling what a firm's strategy is.