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    Reading ahead

    I’m going to raise the unpopular opinion. I really do think reading ahead is helpful. There are many readings in 1L that I did not get a chance to do that I wish I had. Just read for information or even the format of judgement is I think helpful especially while you have all the time in the world right now. Don’t memorize anything obviously or take notes since the law may have changed.
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    Should I Apply for the 1L Recruit?

    Tbh, don’t waste your energy. Work on your classes and I don’t mean this in a negative way, I regret applying to the 1L recruitment last year and all the unnecessary stress.
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    1st Semester Grade Anxiety

    Your grade is totally fine for 2L recruit and you are already in a way better position than 60% of your class. Please be considerate of others as many people are browsing this site right now.
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    2L Summer (2019) Recruit PFOs/ITCs

    That’s good to know, I turned down their interview for that exact reason. Happy to know they have turned their ship around.
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    2L Summer (2019) Recruit PFOs/ITCs

    I can second this as well, absolutely true. I felt the pressure on me is completely off and I was able to ask questions I really care about.
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    2L Summer (2019) Recruit PFOs/ITCs

    so the process is done now, I want to share some of what I have learned for future students going through this. This is obviously my personal experience, read with caution as I may not be representative. I also interviewed with bigger sized firms on the street. I’m not sure if these are true for smaller firms. 1. When you get asked for a second day interview it does not mean you are safe. Half of my second day were spent trying to sell myself and the other half were obviously more about firms trying to sell themselves to me. You have to read the signals which means asking firms after the interview whether you should come back for the third day, if they can’t tell you right away, you are not their top candidate. 2. I believe firms cross off spots rather quickly, the earlier you can convey your interest the better but please do it when you are ready. I found the end of the second day worked for me as I have interviewed with everyone twice. I have picked up signals from firms that are interested in me and just needed to decide where I would like to be. 3. If you can’t decide by end of second day, and do not want to lie to the firms that they are your top choice. Tell them where they rank in your system is helpful. Firms work with % of people who may accept, so telling them that they are your top two helps them work the uncertainty in the decision. It’s a gesture of good faith and I believe it comes across positive on the person. 4. Dinner is a wild card, I don’t know how do people out perform others in these situations. I do know that once you nailed the interviews you are probably fine just being yourself at dinners. 5. Your host is a good way to get information. Ask them about your interviewers, your chances, how your interviews went. They know your chances if you are a top candidate, they know very little if you are not and the firm is still deciding. The amount of information you can get out of them is indicative. 6. Come prepared. It doesn’t matter if you have an amazing story or not, what matters is you come prepared with thoughtful answers and a good attitude. Start preparing in the summer if you have to, it comes through in interviews. 7. It doesn’t matter what time you interview with firms on Monday, as long as they are on Monday you have a good shot.
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    2L Summer (2019) Recruit PFOs/ITCs

    I only have two confirmations so far by email, I think it’s normal
  8. A lot of the firms have interviews at 4pm making it impossible to go to a 5pm reception. I have been invited to a reception at 6:30pm. I don’t see why would they schedule a reception when most people cannot attend.
  9. it has been suggested more than once here that you can fit in a reception and a dinner on one night. I'm sure OP is just trying to boost his/her chance.
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    2L Summer (2019) Recruit PFOs/ITCs

    I did get one, It sounded like a copy paste email.
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    2L Summer (2019) Recruit PFOs/ITCs

    Anyone heard from lenczner?
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    2L Summer (2019) Recruit PFOs/ITCs

    First interviews usually happen on Monday. People usually do 4 or 5. Not sure about first interviews on Tuesday, I think it’s a waste of time but others may think differently.
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    2L Summer (2019) Recruit PFOs/ITCs

    Has anyone heard back from stike at oz?
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    2L Summer (2019) Recruit PFOs/ITCs

    I had the same concern, many of the responses had the same phrase. But one of them sent an ITC shortly after, so I don't think it's completely determinative.
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    2L Summer (2019) Recruit PFOs/ITCs

    Miller Thomson PFO - oz