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Re: How Many Call-Backs Have You Received?
« Reply #40 on: August 24, 2009, 11:28:01 PM »
Yeah I think Goalie's advice is generally true but maybe not so much when you're dealing with branch offices with only a few practice areas?  I wouldn't necessarily characterize Wilmer Boston that way but I have another Boston interview tomorrow where the office only has 3 practice areas, one of which is IP.  I had to call a friend I know who works in that area to tell me something about it so I could be like, yes, I am interested in such and such and I'm not just some moron applying to your firm because it looks pretty.

Fair enough. I do think it's good enough to just know that there limited practice areas, and make sure not to mention a strong interest in something that they don't do. Of course, as Stan mentions, if you are HONESTLY really interested in IP or something, it's good to mention that. And showing that you've at least looked at what practice areas they have is a good idea (but again, not crucial, I don't think). I think it's honestly fine to say "I know your Boston office is strong in securities practice. I'm sure I won't know whether that's something I want to focus on until I try it, as we all know law school doesn't teach you anything about the real practice of law, but I'm really looking forward to learning more about it this summer." (BIG SMILE).
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Re: How Many Call-Backs Have You Received?
« Reply #41 on: August 24, 2009, 11:32:40 PM »


oh yeah, and i was talking about WH dischordtown, so nm.

Well I only applied to WH (former) dischordtown . . . wait, are you talking about WH DC, as in my hometown?  Confused.

Gah, I just hear so much conflicting info about this practice area stuff.  Some people take that approach, and then others say that you need to be able to express a real interest in something and back it up. 

I hate this.  I don't understand why it's not acceptable to be like, "I will practice ANY area of law if I can work in Boston.  ANY AT ALL." 
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Re: How Many Call-Backs Have You Received?
« Reply #42 on: August 24, 2009, 11:53:03 PM »
Dude, I am very busy searching WilmerHale's website trying to come up with something I can say that will make them hire me.

Perhaps a lost cause haha.

WilmerHale Boston?  Don't bother.  Killed that interview, dinged today.

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Re: How Many Call-Backs Have You Received?
« Reply #43 on: August 24, 2009, 11:53:43 PM »
I love how y'all who have given Wally such *&^% for so long come to his defense so quickly.

(Not that you shouldn't have, because that was pretty mean).

He's like my little brother.  I can make fun of him all I want.

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Re: How Many Call-Backs Have You Received?
« Reply #44 on: August 24, 2009, 11:56:18 PM »
Well I can't really "not bother" now since I have to show up.

I didn't initially bid on them for that reason.  But I traded someone for a Philly firm because I was trying to get rid of all my Philly firms so I wouldn't have 3 markets.

I guess if nothing else this is useful for that, if anyone asks about where I bid, insofar as I am interviewing with all three big Boston firms.
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Re: How Many Call-Backs Have You Received?
« Reply #45 on: August 24, 2009, 11:58:36 PM »
Also, there's no point at all in researching firms for more than 5 or 10 minutes.  Know the practice group of the interviewer and one fact about the firm that you can spin a question off.  Done and done.

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Re: How Many Call-Backs Have You Received?
« Reply #46 on: August 25, 2009, 12:20:17 PM »
4/25+ interviews.  haven't heard from all but am not too optimistic about the remaining. 
seeing king midas everywhere.

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Re: How Many Call-Backs Have You Received?
« Reply #47 on: August 25, 2009, 08:05:23 PM »
We really doing this?

Let's just say I'm killin' it.

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Re: How Many Call-Backs Have You Received?
« Reply #48 on: August 25, 2009, 08:13:54 PM »
Two days, 5 interviews, no response  :(
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Re: How Many Call-Backs Have You Received?
« Reply #49 on: August 25, 2009, 08:37:01 PM »
transfer to a T14.

8 interviews the last 2 days, no callbacks yet. 4 more tomorrow.

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