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Which schools use a lottery system for On-Campus Interviewing?

Which schools use a lottery system for On-Campus Interviewing?
« on: February 05, 2007, 09:05:04 PM »
By this, I mean that employers do not get to submit minimum requirements for the students they interview (class rank, law review, moot court, etc.).  If students are interested in interviewing, they put in a bid and are chosen completely at random.  Schools that I know of that do this are Chicago and Northwestern (although I imagine many t14s use this method as well).  Anybody else know of others?

Re: Which schools use a lottery system for On-Campus Interviewing?
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2007, 08:43:23 AM »
UIUC

Re: Which schools use a lottery system for On-Campus Interviewing?
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2007, 08:44:14 AM »
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Re: Which schools use a lottery system for On-Campus Interviewing?
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2007, 08:50:11 AM »
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Re: Which schools use a lottery system for On-Campus Interviewing?
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2007, 05:37:46 PM »
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Re: Which schools use a lottery system for On-Campus Interviewing?
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2007, 10:06:52 PM »
UVA and Emory

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Re: Which schools use a lottery system for On-Campus Interviewing?
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2007, 08:13:48 AM »
tag. Iowa does lottery for externships - not sure about OCI.

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Re: Which schools use a lottery system for On-Campus Interviewing?
« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2007, 04:29:28 PM »
UVA and Emory

employers do pre-screen at emory

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Re: Which schools use a lottery system for On-Campus Interviewing?
« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2007, 04:45:08 PM »
UVA and Emory

employers do pre-screen at emory

As they do at UVA.

They do not, however, pre-screen at Penn, as this often becomes a focal point of Penn-UVA debates (yes, I've spent way too much time on this site).

I think pre-screening is a good thing - it stops you from wasting both your time and the employer's.

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Re: Which schools use a lottery system for On-Campus Interviewing?
« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2007, 04:53:15 PM »
I think pre-screening is a good thing - it stops you from wasting both your time and the employer's.

Absolutely.

I walked into interviews (Wachtell, Debevoise, etc.) where I absolutely knew they'd taken one look at my resume (with no grades/journal/moot court at my new school) and counted me out before I walked in the door.  Totally pointless.