Shearman & Sterling Winter Vacation Scheme

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  1. LawDudeForce

    LawDudeForce Distinguished Member

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    hello,

    has anybody applied to Shearman's winter vacation scheme? Have you heard anything back?

    Thanks.
     
  2. AS98

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    Hi, I applied and did the interview about three weeks ago. They told me that they'd get back to me sometime in the beginning of Nov. Also, they posted a picture on LinkedIn the other day and it said that they'll be getting back to people over the next few weeks. So hopefully we'll hear back next week!
     
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  3. LawDudeForce

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    When was your interview? Shearman doesn’t recruit on a rolling basis from what I was told. I put in my application in on the 3rd of November. Haven’t heard anything back yet.
     
  4. AS98

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    Mine was 22 Oct (Tuesday) and I was told that it was their second day of interviews. I think the non-rolling basis means that Shearman responds to applicants after the deadline (so don't fill places up until they've reviewed all applications). I'm not quite sure but fingers crossed you'll hear back early next week!
     
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  5. LawDudeForce

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    Either way, best of luck on your application! Hope you get the Vacation Scheme!
     
  6. AS98

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    I'm not entirely sure so I might be wrong :/ From what I understand, they definitely used to do non-rolling for direct TC apps. Seeing how they said that they'll respond over the next few weeks, I don't think they're done interviewing so you'll probably hear soon! Even if winter vacation scheme doesn't work for you, it's highly likely that they'll roll applicants to their spring/summer vac scheme :) Thanks, I hope it all works out for you!
     
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  7. Helena

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    I find this really strange. Did you say you interviewed three weeks ago? It clearly says on their website non-rolling and a response from the Head of Grad Rec to an early application question is the following:

    Q. I submitted my application form early and have not heard from you since the receipt email; do I need to reapply?
    A. No, we will contact you to let you know if you have been successful once all the applications have been received. It is most likely you will hear from us closer/after the deadline date
     
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    I'm waiting to hear back too
     
  9. CA98

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    Hi there,

    Just had my interview at Shearman today - the grad recruiter said they’d be interviewing until the end of the week - I got an email on the Wednesday of last week with interview slots on Friday and today so definitely don’t lose hope!!! I imagine you’ll hear tomorrow or Wednesday either way - good luck!
     
  10. LawDudeForce

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    Thank you. Hope your interview went well and you get on the Vacation Scheme!
     
  11. Jaysen

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    I appreciate this is worrying a few people, but I suspect @AS98 is right. Hopefully we'll get a clarification from Shearman soon.
     
  12. LawDudeForce

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    Shearman doesn’t recruit on a rolling basis. I spoke directly with Paul from their graduate recruitment team at an event.
     
  13. Jaysen

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    It sounds like they may not offer places until after the deadline, but they may still interview candidates (I assume to spread out the interview process).

    I've had a few PMs about this - I don't think people should assume candidates are making up interviews invitations without more proof.
     
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    Hi All,

    I've had a confirmation from Paul Gascoyne at Shearman & Sterling:

    "To clarify - we don't recruit on a rolling basis. Everyone who applies on or before the deadline will have their application reviewed. We may review applications before the deadline, given the volume of applications we receive, but we don't offer anyone places on our Vacation Scheme until after deadline."

    I hope that clears things up. They're still non-rolling and won't give out offers before the deadline, but they may review applications beforehand.
     
  15. Abstruser

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    Interesting - does ‘reviewing applications’ include interviewing before the deadline as well?

    I only ask because I was in a similar situation last cycle - there were several TSR members who reported interviewing before the deadline, despite Shearman’s advertised non-rolling position. I too had confirmed directly with Paul at an Open Day but it’s odd that candidates have reported this not in one but two cycles, and on two different forums no less.

    Obviously do not mean to alarm anyone but I think it’s important for candidates to be as well-informed as possible when deciding to spend time on an application that is/isn’t rolling!
     
  16. Jaysen

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    Yeah I take it to mean they may interview before the deadline but they won't give out vacation scheme places. A few non-rolling firms do this - they don't 'recruit' on a rolling basis, but they may interview candidates beforehand due to the volume of applications.
     
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    I see, thank you for clarifying. Sounds similar to Linklaters’ position last year - they’ve since removed their description of non-rolling. I’ll leave this information on the rolling basis thread for completeness.
     
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  18. Helena

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    Thank you for clarifying
     
  19. Zsaurcaks1

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    Has anyone heard back?
     
  20. LawDudeForce

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    I have not yet, no.
     

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