Thursday, October 12, 2006

Bearing $2600 A Week

I've been looking over the list of firms that offered callbacks to Boalties, and it is VERY impressive. And I'm wondering what more I can add there. I'm tempted to put an asterisk next to any firm that is mentioned in the comments. I'm also tempted to bold any firm where a Boaltie has accepted. This last one I'm a bit hesitant about, but I think it would show where we are ending up. Anyway, I'm very proud of all the 2 and 3Ls who've been wowing firms.

The 1Ls have not been forgotten either. Not too long ago you guys were wondering about how to read a dissenting op. Pretty soon you will apply for summer gigs. I or my co-bloggers will have something about that soon. That is all.

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16 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

don't be stingy with the advice to 1Ls

10/12/2006 9:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

nice post, armen :)

10/12/2006 9:54 PM  
Blogger Tacitus said...

For accuracy and clarity (they're are enough firms to keep track of without clouding the issue!), I'd just note that Wilmer Cutler and Wilmer Hale on your list (see the original post) are actually the same firm -- the post-merger mega-firm of Wilmer, Cutler, Pickering, Hale and Dorr -- which is trying to rebrand itself as WilmerHale.

10/13/2006 6:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All that succeess is due solely because Boalt moved up to #8 in the USN&WR rankings.

jk.

10/13/2006 7:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i think it would be helpful for people to post offers and acceptances

10/13/2006 6:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

maybe people should say whether they are a 2L or 3L also

10/13/2006 6:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with 6:26. It would be nice to know what firms have started extending offers...

10/13/2006 6:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Armen already mentioned about not posting offers. I'll tell you this: if the firm is having call back interviews, it's extending offers. Almost always within 1 week from the interview, frequently less, unless they are on the fence.

10/13/2006 10:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Also, Armen seems to have been right about the pointlessness of Thank You notes after callbacks.

10/13/2006 10:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think it might be indiscrete to post offers and accpetances, but thats just me. I think 10:04 is right in saying that if callbacks have been offered, it is fair to assume that offers have also been made. In my limited experience firms that liked me a lot got back to me the same or next day. Firms that weren't as excited about me gave me an offer in a week. I am still waiting on the rest which presumably means I am in a hold pile since I haven't gotten a rejection yet.

10/14/2006 12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you don't get an offer right away, don't freak out. I didn't get the offer I eventually accepted until about 2 and half weeks after the call-back.

10/15/2006 10:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I completely agree with pointlessness of Thank You notes - writing them is a waste of time.

10/16/2006 11:31 PM  
Blogger Tacitus said...

I would disagree with armen on the thank you note issue only in one instance: if you have a firm that you really want, and that you'd definitely return to for the summer (i.e. your top choice), I say go ahead and write those notes. First, it might be the tiny detail that puts you over the top, makes you stand out. Second, it helps make you more memorable and begins building relationships people you'll be working with in the summer and possibly beyond. That's not a bad thing.

10/17/2006 11:48 AM  
Blogger Armen said...

Or you can say, "Hey how have you been?" to your interviewers when you arrive for the summer program. Strangely enough, this also works toward building relationships.

10/17/2006 11:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

firm associate here, just did my first round of interviews - we fill out a form with our reactions to an interviewee the same day as the interview, so I can definitely say that the thank you notes I got were too late to do any good.

10/17/2006 10:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It would be cool to find out what other Boalties are thinking of doing the same firm I am. Is the only way to find out through the grapevine?

10/18/2006 6:08 PM  

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