Tales of Big Law Interviews and OCI Trinkets September 29, 2009Posted by admin in : Tales , View Comments
Back in March when I just recently joined the 405 club, it was a shock to actually be interviewing again. See the way “Big Law, ” ELF recruiting works is that they hire candidates during their 2nd year of law school. Locking them up for two years in advance so no other firm rival can put their paws on them. This insanity, is part of the reason why we are in such a mess now. So I was hired in the Fall of 2006. Mind you the description that follows is for a good economy; but when the stars are aligned, the candidates sign up in advance with dozens of firms making an appearance at their law school in what is known as “On Campus Interviewing” or OCI.
Lateral Link “Bridgeyear Program” is a Bridge to Nowhere September 10, 2009Posted by admin in : Tales , View Comments
Lateral Link is a lawyer recruiting service that works differently than all the others. Once a candidate signs up with Lateral Link they will be given a “search consultant” and access to search the Lateral Link database. When you conduct a search on their database you can view positions but you are not given the employer’s information, you will just be provided with general information about the position (after all if this information was given up front you could simply apply to the position on your own and cut out Lateral Link completely and since they are a free service they wouldn’t be in business very long with this strategy).