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1st Year Associate at V10 taking questions.

Re: 1st Year Associate at V10 taking questions.
« Reply #10 on: October 08, 2008, 03:44:23 PM »
Which V10?

Re: 1st Year Associate at V10 taking questions.
« Reply #11 on: October 08, 2008, 03:50:07 PM »
how are the hours?

Ok, not terrible, I think they will pickup though as I get up to speed on more cases.

Well, I hope for you then that it stays slow :)

Re: 1st Year Associate at V10 taking questions.
« Reply #12 on: October 09, 2008, 03:32:29 PM »
Which V10?

if i was going to specify i would have already

Re: 1st Year Associate at V10 taking questions.
« Reply #13 on: October 09, 2008, 09:20:51 PM »
So far no offers... I'm in my 30s with kids.  attend top 6 school.  you think this kind of discrimination is a likely reason?  do you know if hiring committees try to avoid women with kids?  decent grades, attended over 30 interviews at OCI.  about 10 call backs.  so far nothing. 

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Re: 1st Year Associate at V10 taking questions.
« Reply #14 on: October 09, 2008, 09:28:07 PM »
how are the hours?

Ok, not terrible, I think they will pickup though as I get up to speed on more cases.

Care to be more specific? Above or below 65 hours a week?

Re: 1st Year Associate at V10 taking questions.
« Reply #15 on: October 14, 2008, 12:09:36 PM »
So far no offers... I'm in my 30s with kids.  attend top 6 school.  you think this kind of discrimination is a likely reason?  do you know if hiring committees try to avoid women with kids?  decent grades, attended over 30 interviews at OCI.  about 10 call backs.  so far nothing. 

have you mentioned the kids? I know this is a rough hiring season and I wouldn't be able to say one way or another. I will say that at my firm there were female partners who had kids when they summered, so I would be shocked if it happened here.

Re: 1st Year Associate at V10 taking questions.
« Reply #16 on: October 14, 2008, 12:10:34 PM »
how are the hours?

Ok, not terrible, I think they will pickup though as I get up to speed on more cases.

Care to be more specific? Above or below 65 hours a week?

over 65 would be a bad week.

Re: 1st Year Associate at V10 taking questions.
« Reply #17 on: October 22, 2008, 09:41:40 PM »
So far no offers... I'm in my 30s with kids.  attend top 6 school.  you think this kind of discrimination is a likely reason?  do you know if hiring committees try to avoid women with kids?  decent grades, attended over 30 interviews at OCI.  about 10 call backs.  so far nothing. 

You shouldn't talk about your children during an interview--it's too personal.  To the extent that you talking about it indicates you won't be focused on your work, it will reflect poorly on you.  Law firms realize most people will attempt to have a life outside of the firm, but you shouldn't be emphasizing it.

Re: 1st Year Associate at V10 taking questions.
« Reply #18 on: December 13, 2008, 05:35:16 PM »
Did you get drug tested?

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Re: 1st Year Associate at V10 taking questions.
« Reply #19 on: December 14, 2008, 09:43:13 PM »
Thoughts on 2009 OCI?