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1L SA Thread - C/O 2020

Posted: Wed Dec 27, 2017 3:30 pm
by Anonymous User
Share info on dings, screeners, callbacks, etc. Including school range, office location, and whether grades have been sent would be helpful.

Re: 1L SA Thread - C/O 2020

Posted: Wed Dec 27, 2017 3:41 pm
by Anonymous User
Cooley diversity SA ding. Applied 12/25, dinged 12/27.

Re: 1L SA Thread - C/O 2020

Posted: Wed Dec 27, 2017 3:47 pm
by Anonymous User
MoFo Diversity screener

Re: 1L SA Thread - C/O 2020

Posted: Wed Dec 27, 2017 3:48 pm
by Anonymous User
Perkins SF diversity screener

Re: 1L SA Thread - C/O 2020

Posted: Wed Dec 27, 2017 5:53 pm
by Anonymous User
O'Melveny NY interview (no screener)
Morgan Lewis NY screener

All diversity

T6

Re: 1L SA Thread - C/O 2020

Posted: Wed Dec 27, 2017 6:59 pm
by Anonymous User
The key to landing a 1L SA is to mass apply. Given the number of positions available, it comes down to sheer luck even if you're at a top school with top grades. Good luck everyone!

-Former V10 1L SA

Re: 1L SA Thread - C/O 2020

Posted: Wed Dec 27, 2017 7:29 pm
by Anonymous User
NorCal Office interviews so far: MoFo/Perkins/Fenwick. No grades/no dings so far.

Didn't realize they dinged people right off the bat. I guess no news is good news.

Re: 1L SA Thread - C/O 2020

Posted: Wed Dec 27, 2017 8:42 pm
by Anonymous User
Any info on whether most firms extend offers on a rolling basis or if it's fine to submit anytime before the deadline :roll:

Re: 1L SA Thread - C/O 2020

Posted: Wed Dec 27, 2017 9:03 pm
by Anonymous User
Anonymous User wrote:Any info on whether most firms extend offers on a rolling basis or if it's fine to submit anytime before the deadline :roll:


Uhh I think it depends but I know several that say it's on a rolling basis - hence why some are disadvantaged by receiving grades later than others.

Re: 1L SA Thread - C/O 2020

Posted: Wed Dec 27, 2017 9:04 pm
by Anonymous User
Screener Orrick LA

Re: 1L SA Thread - C/O 2020

Posted: Wed Dec 27, 2017 9:05 pm
by Anonymous User
Anonymous User wrote:NorCal Office interviews so far: MoFo/Perkins/Fenwick. No grades/no dings so far.

Didn't realize they dinged people right off the bat. I guess no news is good news.


Probably some firms care more about undergrad grades/ranking

Re: 1L SA Thread - C/O 2020

Posted: Wed Dec 27, 2017 9:12 pm
by addie1412
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Re: 1L SA Thread - C/O 2020

Posted: Thu Dec 28, 2017 1:41 am
by Anonymous User
T14 - Any point of sending out apps before grades come out to companies if you're non-diverse, targeting a major market, and have a kinda shitty undergrad college and undergrad gpa?

Re: 1L SA Thread - C/O 2020

Posted: Thu Dec 28, 2017 7:04 am
by Anonymous User
Anonymous User wrote:T14 - Any point of sending out apps before grades come out to companies if you're non-diverse, targeting a major market, and have a kinda shitty undergrad college and undergrad gpa?


anecdotal evidence from 2Ls and 3Ls i know at my school, yes! go to NALP and find out which firms hire 1Ls. you probably have nothing else to do over break anyway.

Re: 1L SA Thread - C/O 2020

Posted: Thu Dec 28, 2017 11:08 am
by Anonymous User
Anonymous User wrote:T14 - Any point of sending out apps before grades come out to companies if you're non-diverse, targeting a major market, and have a kinda shitty undergrad college and undergrad gpa?


T14 here. Guidance from our CSO was, "If you're applying to TX, get your packages in on Dec 1. All other applications can wait until post-finals, but you need to get them in before NYE."

The fact your grades won't come out until sometime in January seems to be common knowledge and, based on my (admittedly brief) experience, you'll just get a lot of emails back saying, "Thanks for your application. Update us with your grades when they come out."

Re: 1L SA Thread - C/O 2020

Posted: Thu Dec 28, 2017 1:28 pm
by Anonymous User
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:T14 - Any point of sending out apps before grades come out to companies if you're non-diverse, targeting a major market, and have a kinda shitty undergrad college and undergrad gpa?


T14 here. Guidance from our CSO was, "If you're applying to TX, get your packages in on Dec 1. All other applications can wait until post-finals, but you need to get them in before NYE."

The fact your grades won't come out until sometime in January seems to be common knowledge and, based on my (admittedly brief) experience, you'll just get a lot of emails back saying, "Thanks for your application. Update us with your grades when they come out."


Agree with this except that some firms wanted to do early screeners and those could potentially be done over break.

Re: 1L SA Thread - C/O 2020

Posted: Thu Dec 28, 2017 1:42 pm
by Anonymous User
Anonymous User wrote:T14 - Any point of sending out apps before grades come out to companies if you're non-diverse, targeting a major market, and have a kinda shitty undergrad college and undergrad gpa?


Yes - make the firms say no to you, don't do it for them.

Re: 1L SA Thread - C/O 2020

Posted: Thu Dec 28, 2017 5:25 pm
by Anonymous User
Do internationals from an East Asian country have a shot at diversity SAs?

Re: 1L SA Thread - C/O 2020

Posted: Thu Dec 28, 2017 10:47 pm
by Anonymous User
This might be completely off topic - mods please redirect post, if necessary.

For 1L SA diversity spots: Is the DS generally the same way you'd approach for law school admissions?

Re: 1L SA Thread - C/O 2020

Posted: Thu Dec 28, 2017 11:00 pm
by Anonymous User
Anonymous User wrote:This might be completely off topic - mods please redirect post, if necessary.

For 1L SA diversity spots: Is the DS generally the same way you'd approach for law school admissions?


I think it all depends on what you wrote for law school admissions and which firm you're applying to (I know I had to use two different statements for two different firms which asked different questions). Personally, my DS would not have worked for SA diversity jobs. My DS was about how I was diverse, whereas SA diversity jobs I've applied to ask not just how you're diverse but what you've done to show that diversity is a priority for you. I think I've had good luck so far - three big law interviews without grades so far.

Re: 1L SA Thread - C/O 2020

Posted: Fri Dec 29, 2017 12:08 am
by Anonymous User
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:This might be completely off topic - mods please redirect post, if necessary.

For 1L SA diversity spots: Is the DS generally the same way you'd approach for law school admissions?


I think it all depends on what you wrote for law school admissions and which firm you're applying to (I know I had to use two different statements for two different firms which asked different questions). Personally, my DS would not have worked for SA diversity jobs. My DS was about how I was diverse, whereas SA diversity jobs I've applied to ask not just how you're diverse but what you've done to show that diversity is a priority for you. I think I've had good luck so far - three big law interviews without grades so far.


The advice I've gotten in regards to modifying the diversity statement I used for law school was to address why your diversity would make you useful to the firm.

Re: 1L SA Thread - C/O 2020

Posted: Fri Dec 29, 2017 1:01 am
by Anonymous User
Locke Lord Chi screener

Re: 1L SA Thread - C/O 2020

Posted: Fri Dec 29, 2017 1:01 am
by Anonymous User
Locke Lord Chi screener

Re: 1L SA Thread - C/O 2020

Posted: Fri Dec 29, 2017 12:20 pm
by Anonymous User
Anonymous User wrote:Locke Lord Chi screener


If you don't mind sharing, when did you apply?

Re: 1L SA Thread - C/O 2020

Posted: Fri Dec 29, 2017 1:40 pm
by Anonymous User
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Locke Lord Chi screener


If you don't mind sharing, when did you apply?


Dec 1st