Overheard in the Hark


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A 2L stares at his laptop screen: “This firm wants me to list the people I want to meet with during my callback. Any suggestions?”A wise 3L: “Ask to see all the grouches. That way you’ll know how bad things might get.”2L, looking up slightly incredulous: “Won’t that nix any chance of getting an offer? I’m trying to get a job here.”3L shrugs: “Fine, then look up the hottest associates on their website and ask for them to take you to lunch.”

Conversation between a 1L and one of the Hark CafĂ© staff. Hark staff member: “You might be the coolest person I know.”A 1L with perspective: “Then your life must be very sad.”

In the Hark quiet room, after expounding at length about his Rhodes Scholarship at Oxford University, another humble 3L is about to leave when one of his interlocutors says innocently:”Bye Robbie”*Robbie/Rob: “Actually, it’s Rob. I used to go by Robbie, but now I’m really a Rob. The difference is that Robbie would really want to hang out with Rob, but Rob wouldn’t want to hang out with Robbie.”*Names have been changed to protect the identity of the guilty

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