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by Slytherpuff
Mon Jul 29, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Mass Mailing "Now" vs Mass Mailing after OCI
Replies: 3
Views: 365

Re: Mass Mailing "Now" vs Mass Mailing after OCI

Send them now, you don't want to risk their summer classes filling up while you wait. And if you're mass mailing a firm that is coming to your school's OCI and you just couldn't get an interview through the lottery (if you're at a school that does a lottery system), there is a chance they might be w...
by Slytherpuff
Sun Jul 28, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: "Top Choice" on Cover Letter
Replies: 4
Views: 139

Re: Did you mention top choice on cover letter?

Hmm, I would save it for the interview context and not mention it in your cover letter, but I don't feel strongly about this.
by Slytherpuff
Sun Jul 28, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Brutal Depo
Replies: 19
Views: 1987

Re: Brutal Depo

Watch out beep, you might be the next person they file a lawsuit against!
by Slytherpuff
Sun Jul 28, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Would you spell out LIBOR on a resume?
Replies: 15
Views: 265

Re: Would you spell out LIBOR on a resume?

I agree that LIBOR is well-known, I wouldn’t type it out.
by Slytherpuff
Sat Jul 27, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Show not tell Question
Replies: 16
Views: 369

Re: Show not tell Question

I would not include a concluding sentence. You don't need it to get your point across. If the previous description doesn't already scream "HEY I HAVE ATTENTION TO DETAIL" then you should rewrite that portion rather than adding the concluding sentence. As far as adding words like "carefully," those ...
by Slytherpuff
Sat Jul 27, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Should you always send a cover letter even if it is not asked for?
Replies: 10
Views: 234

Re: Should you always send a cover letter even if it is not asked for?

That's a current student giving advice to another current student again. Just because a rising 2L writes something on Reddit doesn't mean they're qualified to give advice. Adding a well-written cover letter when the employer only ask for a resume and transcript, as long as they don't explicitly say ...
by Slytherpuff
Fri Jul 26, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Do you trust Chambers Insider Guide for Firm Research?
Replies: 5
Views: 252

Re: Do you trust Chambers Insider Guide for Firm Research?

How else do you research a firm, especially for interviews? It's been a while, but I relied on - every bit of available website info (Chambers, NALP, Above the Law, you name it) I could find, including the gossip - alumni contacts there (sometimes also a good opportunity to grab networking coffee) ...
by Slytherpuff
Fri Jul 26, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Should you always send a cover letter even if it is not asked for?
Replies: 10
Views: 234

Re: Should you always send a cover letter even if it is not asked for?

I disagree. I think unless it is a portal where you can upload an optional cover letter you should not upload a cover letter in an email if they do not ask for it. It becomes like you can't follow instructions. If it is a portal -- i agree you should upload it even if it is optional I am sorry for ...
by Slytherpuff
Fri Jul 26, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Should you always send a cover letter even if it is not asked for?
Replies: 10
Views: 234

Re: Should you always send a cover letter even if it is not asked for?

I disagree. I think unless it is a portal where you can upload an optional cover letter you should not upload a cover letter in an email if they do not ask for it. It becomes like you can't follow instructions. If it is a portal -- i agree you should upload it even if it is optional I am sorry for ...
by Slytherpuff
Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: OCI Post-1L SA
Replies: 4
Views: 332

Re: OCI Post-1L SA

I think you can say, "I really enjoyed my time at V100, but I'm interested in gaining experience in a larger firm as well." And then seriously consider splitting your summer. I know my firm at least allows former 1L SAs to come back for 2 weeks at the end of their summers elsewhere, just so you can ...
by Slytherpuff
Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Thoughts on expressing a specific niche interest?
Replies: 19
Views: 301

Re: Thoughts on expressing a specific niche interest?

This can sometimes end up hurting you - there are some firms out there that hire people into specific groups, and they just won't give you an offer if they don't think they can place you into that group. I found that out the hard way during OCI back in the day when I got a call from a firm in late O...
by Slytherpuff
Thu Jul 25, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Views on Reapplying?
Replies: 29
Views: 648

Re: Views on Reapplying?

See my reply below; I would caution a bit before applying but would defer to anyone that knows more than I do because I am a student too I would caution you against trying to give advice on this topic as a rising 2L. No need to post in this thread about thinking it's "pestering" or "childish" when ...
by Slytherpuff
Thu Jul 25, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Should you always send a cover letter even if it is not asked for?
Replies: 10
Views: 234

Re: Should you always send a cover letter even if it is not asked for?

You don't always need to send one, but it is almost always a good idea. If you have a very strong resume and transcript (such as top grades from a T6), then you'd honestly still be fine without sending a cover letter. You could even include a short letter in the email in lieu of a cover letter, if ...
by Slytherpuff
Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Should you always send a cover letter even if it is not asked for?
Replies: 10
Views: 234

Re: Should you always send a cover letter even if it is not asked for?

You don't always need to send one, but it is almost always a good idea. If you have a very strong resume and transcript (such as top grades from a T6), then you'd honestly still be fine without sending a cover letter. You could even include a short letter in the email in lieu of a cover letter, if y...
by Slytherpuff
Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Views on Reapplying?
Replies: 29
Views: 648

Re: Views on Reapplying?

See my reply below; I would caution a bit before applying but would defer to anyone that knows more than I do because I am a student too I would caution you against trying to give advice on this topic as a rising 2L. No need to post in this thread about thinking it's "pestering" or "childish" when ...
by Slytherpuff
Wed Jul 24, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: OCI Cover Letter Requests
Replies: 1
Views: 110

Re: OCI Cover Letter Requests

In my experience, firms don't read your cover letters before your school's OCI anyway. Attorneys are busy. I would abide by your career services office's policy and not submit additional materials before your interviews. They're already letting the firms know that this is against the school's policy...
by Slytherpuff
Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Desmarais the Unicorn
Replies: 6
Views: 410

Re: Desmarais the Unicorn

I don't know anyone who works there, but they only do patent litigation - the catch is probably just that unless you have the right background, you'd never get hired there.
by Slytherpuff
Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Affinity Groups on Resumes
Replies: 7
Views: 374

Re: Affinity Groups on Resumes

Agree with everyone above - definitely list it, it'll weigh in your favor. Firms are really trying to recruit diverse classes right now. Even if you were just a member rather than on the board, I'd still include it if you had space.
by Slytherpuff
Fri Jul 05, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Transfer offices
Replies: 2
Views: 271

Re: Transfer offices

Here's what I learned through switching offices at my firm, if that's helpful: viewtopic.php?f=22&t=3151#p191807
by Slytherpuff
Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Billable Hours Q
Replies: 8
Views: 468

Re: Billable Hours Q

Perhaps this is a dumb question, but since 40 hours a week times 52 weeks in a year comes out to 2080 hours of work, why is it such a big deal whether a firm has a 2100 or 2200 billable hour requirement in order to get a bonus? Is there really that much time at work that isn't billable? Do meetings...
by Slytherpuff
Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: 2019 Summer Bonus Discussion
Replies: 62
Views: 6622

Re: 2019 Summer Bonus Discussion

Br3v wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:12 am
Are we getting NOBONUSED?
Too soon to tell!
by Slytherpuff
Fri May 31, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: NYU Students/Grads Taking Questions
Replies: 184
Views: 18916

Re: NYU Students/Grads Taking Questions

Anyone know approximately when incoming 1Ls can expect to get housing assignments? Will be emailed about it or do we need to check the housing platform? I haven't been able to find this on the internet anywhere. Thanks! Way back in 2014 I received mine over email on June 11th, but I'm not sure if t...
by Slytherpuff
Thu May 30, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: 2019 Summer Bonus Discussion
Replies: 62
Views: 6622

Re: 2019 Summer Bonus Discussion

Let's keep talking about it until we make it happen.
by Slytherpuff
Tue May 28, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: 2019 Summer Bonus Discussion
Replies: 62
Views: 6622

Re: 2019 Summer Bonus Discussion

I'm not holding my breath but wow, that would be amazing if summer bonuses happened in major markets again this year.
by Slytherpuff
Wed May 01, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Cold Emailing Issue
Replies: 19
Views: 682

Re: Cold Emailing Issue

I'd give it probably a week and a half, maybe two weeks. Also it's totally fine to talk with two different people at the same firm! I wouldn't email more than two people at the same firm though, unless you get an out-of-office message from one who's on parental leave or something like that. If you'r...