Hearing Back from Law Firms, Assessment Centres & Interview Tips - 2019 !

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  1. Sophie341

    Sophie341 New Member

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    Just got off the phone with HSF, they said they’ve given out all their AC offers for the spring vac scheme and anyone who hasn’t heard back as of yet will probs be getting that rejection email in a few weeks :(
     
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  2. Frank

    Frank Esteemed Member

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    I would agree with you, but to be blunt, you need to know what these entail because eventually you might work in the legal profession. It's like I'm a law student, want to work in financial regulation at the BoE/ECB, but cannot explain how monetary policy works. The degree studied shouldn't be an excuse for the questions asked during an interview, and the legal questions you might encounter can come up on Google; then, you can research them by yourself. Clauses/indemnities are Y1 courses from the first semester, they're not asking details about specific things, e.g. if the UK regime is too favourable for hostile takeovers - which tbh, I wouldn't know how to answer that question had I not studied corporate finance at uni.
     
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  3. elgeb

    elgeb Star Member

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    Is anyone still waiting to hear from these firms?
    • Linklaters (summer)
    • Norton Rose Fulbright (spring)
    • Baker McKenzie (summer)
    • Morrison & Foerster (summer)
    At what point is it appropriate to call (or perhaps email?) graduate recruitment to ask about when we should expect to hear back by? I know that Bakers said we would receive a test invite by Jan 30th, but I haven't had anything but a confirmation email from the rest, which I submitted towards the beginning of the month. This is my first time ever applying and I'm a non-law student, so I'm a bit unsure!

    Well done everyone on successes so far!
     
  4. xxk97DE

    xxk97DE Active Member

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    Oh really that sucks, its a shame they can't just consider people instead for the summer scheme. I guess that's the way how some of these things work :(
     
  5. Jay-Lo

    Jay-Lo Star Member

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    Are you sure? Because I received an email from them this morning saying they are still reviewing applications. They would of sent everyone rejections instantly if that was the case.
     
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  6. Rhiannon

    Rhiannon Distinguished Member

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    I still haven’t heard anything from linklaters yet, except the standard ‘under review’ email this morning :(
     
  7. LawDudeForce

    LawDudeForce Legendary Member

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    If I had an AC on Tuesday and haven't heard anything back by now through a phone call, it's a rejection right? just put me out my misery.
     
  8. elgeb

    elgeb Star Member

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    I haven't even got one of those yet! When did you apply, and did you apply for the Spring or Summer scheme?
     
  9. Anjeri

    Anjeri Star Member

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    does the firm give out spots before they’ve finished all ACs? Regardless I say just wait it out till you actually hear back
     
  10. Holly

    Holly Legendary Member

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    Nope. Some firms are quick and get back to you the next day, whereas others usually respond the next week or two. I've heard stories of people hearing back after 4-6 weeks, this is rare though.

    It's only a rejection if they tell you it's a rejection! Otherwise, no news is good news :) Good luck!
     
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  11. Ca9891

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    I submitted my seat preferences today and was told that I probably won’t know until March when all places have been filled which seat I’ll be in. So from the sounds of it they are doing interviews for at least another 8 weeks, so I really wouldn’t worry about it at this stage. They’ve only been doing ACs for like 3 weeks!
     
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  12. Rhiannon

    Rhiannon Distinguished Member

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    I know for the winter vac scheme they didnt do that many ACs! It was two max so I thought if I hadn’t heard by now that’d be bad news
     
  13. elgeb

    elgeb Star Member

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    Amazing, very useful to know - thank you!
     
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  14. Ca9891

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    they do have 75 places to fill though and they are seeing max 12 people per day on 3 days per week, so unless every single person has been offered a place which seems unlikely they will definitely still be meeting people. But I obviously don’t know...
     
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  15. Lauren

    Lauren Star Member

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    I'm in the same boat with Baker McKenzie
     
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  16. Rhiannon

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    Either way thanks for giving me a bit more hope :)
     
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  17. juswantavacscheme

    juswantavacscheme Standard Member

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    got the good news from the partner who interviewed me at midday the next day
     
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  18. juswantavacscheme

    juswantavacscheme Standard Member

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    pm me
     
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  19. Plum

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    Does anyone have ANY experience of Gowling I beg lol, I have an AC
     
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    when was your ac?
     

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