2016-17 Post-Clerkship Hiring Thread

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Re: 2016-17 Post-Clerkship Hiring Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jan 11, 2017 11:25 am

Anonymous User wrote:For the post-clerkship hunt, what is the etiquette for sending thank you notes to interviewers following callbacks?

FWIW, I didn't send thank yous during the OCI process, and am now reapplying to essentially the same big firms.

Have you gotten a callback? I would think it would be the same -- unnecessary. I can see sending one to anyone you really hit it off with at the firm though.

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Re: 2016-17 Post-Clerkship Hiring Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jan 11, 2017 11:39 am

Anonymous User wrote:For the post-clerkship hunt, what is the etiquette for sending thank you notes to interviewers following callbacks?

FWIW, I didn't send thank yous during the OCI process, and am now reapplying to essentially the same big firms.


I don't think it is necessary.

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Re: 2016-17 Post-Clerkship Hiring Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jan 11, 2017 1:03 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:For the post-clerkship hunt, what is the etiquette for sending thank you notes to interviewers following callbacks?

FWIW, I didn't send thank yous during the OCI process, and am now reapplying to essentially the same big firms.

Have you gotten a callback? I would think it would be the same -- unnecessary. I can see sending one to anyone you really hit it off with at the firm though.



One callback just before Christmas and haven't heard anything yet ... Two others scheduled for later this month.

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Re: 2016-17 Post-Clerkship Hiring Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jan 11, 2017 4:12 pm

Just got a generic ding email from Jenner DC. Applied cold online just after Christmas.

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Re: 2016-17 Post-Clerkship Hiring Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jan 11, 2017 5:37 pm

Generic Cadwalader ding. Applied yesterday.

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Re: 2016-17 Post-Clerkship Hiring Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jan 11, 2017 6:12 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Generic Cadwalader ding. Applied yesterday.


That was quick. Which office?

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Re: 2016-17 Post-Clerkship Hiring Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jan 11, 2017 6:31 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Generic Cadwalader ding. Applied yesterday.


That was quick. Which office?

Impressed by their efficiency! DC.

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Re: 2016-17 Post-Clerkship Hiring Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jan 12, 2017 11:19 am

Gibson Dunn DC generic ding.

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Re: 2016-17 Post-Clerkship Hiring Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jan 12, 2017 11:25 am

Anonymous User wrote:Gibson Dunn DC generic ding.


That sucks. I just applied there over the weekend. How long ago did you apply?

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Re: 2016-17 Post-Clerkship Hiring Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jan 12, 2017 11:49 am

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Anonymous User wrote:Gibson Dunn DC generic ding.


That sucks. I just applied there over the weekend. How long ago did you apply?


Saturday.

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Re: 2016-17 Post-Clerkship Hiring Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jan 12, 2017 12:23 pm

Anyone getting movement from Chicago firms? I've got radio silence.

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Re: 2016-17 Post-Clerkship Hiring Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jan 12, 2017 2:57 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Gibson Dunn DC generic ding.


That sucks. I just applied there over the weekend. How long ago did you apply?


Saturday.


Ah - just checked my email and got my rejection a few minutes ago as well.

I was under the impression it was so easy to get a job after a clerkship. I'm starting to feel like this is going to be challenging. :cry:

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Re: 2016-17 Post-Clerkship Hiring Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jan 12, 2017 2:59 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Gibson Dunn DC generic ding.


That sucks. I just applied there over the weekend. How long ago did you apply?


Saturday.


Ah - just checked my email and got my rejection a few minutes ago as well.

I was under the impression it was so easy to get a job after a clerkship. I'm starting to feel like this is going to be challenging. :cry:

SAME. All these promises: Get a clerkship! You will be so well equipped to find a job!

But now? Silence and rejection. Onward to mid-law applications!

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Re: 2016-17 Post-Clerkship Hiring Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jan 12, 2017 3:12 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Gibson Dunn DC generic ding.


That sucks. I just applied there over the weekend. How long ago did you apply?


Saturday.


Ah - just checked my email and got my rejection a few minutes ago as well.

I was under the impression it was so easy to get a job after a clerkship. I'm starting to feel like this is going to be challenging. :cry:

SAME. All these promises: Get a clerkship! You will be so well equipped to find a job!

But now? Silence and rejection. Onward to mid-law applications!


Plus this is after getting rejected from DOJ Honors. And none of the AUSA positions seem to be open to clerks who are recent graduates. Feels bad, man.

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Re: 2016-17 Post-Clerkship Hiring Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jan 12, 2017 4:47 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Gibson Dunn DC generic ding.


That sucks. I just applied there over the weekend. How long ago did you apply?


Saturday.


Ah - just checked my email and got my rejection a few minutes ago as well.

I was under the impression it was so easy to get a job after a clerkship. I'm starting to feel like this is going to be challenging. :cry:

SAME. All these promises: Get a clerkship! You will be so well equipped to find a job!

But now? Silence and rejection. Onward to mid-law applications!


Plus this is after getting rejected from DOJ Honors. And none of the AUSA positions seem to be open to clerks who are recent graduates. Feels bad, man.

There's a solid chance we're the same person.

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Re: 2016-17 Post-Clerkship Hiring Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jan 12, 2017 5:03 pm

Dusting off my TLS handle for this thread. Anyone other clerks looking in Philadelphia at present?

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Re: 2016-17 Post-Clerkship Hiring Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jan 12, 2017 5:26 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Gibson Dunn DC generic ding.


That sucks. I just applied there over the weekend. How long ago did you apply?


Saturday.


Ah - just checked my email and got my rejection a few minutes ago as well.

I was under the impression it was so easy to get a job after a clerkship. I'm starting to feel like this is going to be challenging. :cry:

SAME. All these promises: Get a clerkship! You will be so well equipped to find a job!

But now? Silence and rejection. Onward to mid-law applications!


Plus this is after getting rejected from DOJ Honors. And none of the AUSA positions seem to be open to clerks who are recent graduates. Feels bad, man.

There's a solid chance we're the same person.


Ha, I feel the same way. I didn't even get "referred" for a position with an agency I previously summered with and was exceptionally qualified for.

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Re: 2016-17 Post-Clerkship Hiring Thread

Postby spud3000 » Thu Jan 12, 2017 6:28 pm

Don't despair (yet)! Maybe the floodgates open after mid-levels complete their shuffling and firms re-evaluate. At least that is what I want to tell myself.

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Re: 2016-17 Post-Clerkship Hiring Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jan 13, 2017 10:45 am

spud3000 wrote:Don't despair (yet)! Maybe the floodgates open after mid-levels complete their shuffling and firms re-evaluate. At least that is what I want to tell myself.

I like your optimism.

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Re: 2016-17 Post-Clerkship Hiring Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jan 13, 2017 12:51 pm

For anyone interested in NY, I saw an opening listed at White and Case for a Judicial Clerk:

https://whitecase.taleo.net/careersecti ... b=160000OX

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Re: 2016-17 Post-Clerkship Hiring Thread

Postby mjb447 » Fri Jan 13, 2017 12:57 pm

tagging for reference

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Re: 2016-17 Post-Clerkship Hiring Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jan 13, 2017 5:16 pm

do firms call judges during the interview process?

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Re: 2016-17 Post-Clerkship Hiring Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jan 13, 2017 5:34 pm

Anonymous User wrote:do firms call judges during the interview process?


I had a firm that I am applying to ask me for a list of references, for which I asked my judge if I could list her, and she said yes. I imagine that if I end up with an interview, they might call her. Otherwise, I don't think it would be appropriate for them to call without you first listing the judge as a reference.

That being said, if they do ask for references and you don't list your judge, that's usually a red flag.

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Re: 2016-17 Post-Clerkship Hiring Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 17, 2017 1:55 pm

Any word from firms lately?

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Re: 2016-17 Post-Clerkship Hiring Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jan 18, 2017 10:31 am

Anonymous User wrote:Any word from firms lately?


I've gotten dings from Fried Frank and Gibson Dunn (both D.C.) this week.




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