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UVA Law OGI 2017

Postby Wahoo19 » Sun Jun 11, 2017 10:05 pm

Figured it was time to get this started. Is anyone else here?

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~Only current/former UVA students can post.
~Keep advice and information specific to UVA.
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Key Dates:
~Documents submitted by May 26th will be returned by June 9th.
~Documents submitted by June 9th will be returned by June 23rd.
~Documents submitted by June 18th will be returned by June 30th.
~Documents submitted after June 18th will be handled last and may not be returned before the bidding deadline.

~June 5: Bidding opens
~July 8: Bidding ends
~July 7-11: Firms preselect
~July 24: Deadline to accept interviews

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Re: UVA Law OGI 2017

Postby thebrownnote » Sun Jun 11, 2017 10:25 pm

Checking in. Thanks for making this.

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Re: UVA Law OGI 2017

Postby UVA2B » Sun Jun 11, 2017 10:38 pm

Is this where I check in to get a job?

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Re: UVA Law OGI 2017

Postby OtterLaw » Sun Jun 11, 2017 11:46 pm

I'd like a job too please. Count me in.

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Re: UVA Law OGI 2017

Postby North » Mon Jun 12, 2017 3:13 am

Just found out my firm is sending me to man the table during interviews. Excited to meet you guys.

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Re: UVA Law OGI 2017

Postby UVA2B » Mon Jun 12, 2017 7:52 am

North wrote:Just found out my firm is sending me to man the table during interviews. Excited to meet you guys.


Awesome! I'll be the applicant handing out Insomnia cookies with my resume.

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Re: UVA Law OGI 2017

Postby Wahoo19 » Mon Jun 12, 2017 11:03 am

Has anyone taken a shot at making a bid list yet?

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Re: UVA Law OGI 2017

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 03, 2017 8:53 pm

Anyone feeling the fever of bid list creation? Thank god for mail merge.

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Re: UVA Law OGI 2017

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 06, 2017 1:32 am

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Re: UVA Law OGI 2017

Postby UVA2018 » Wed Jul 12, 2017 12:33 am

My OGI experience last year, given to warn those with below-median grades to not go into OGI anticipating an offer:

GPA: around a 3.2
Preparation: I went to weekly practice interviews with Career Services over the summer; followed their advice on what geographic regions and bands to bid on; had my resume, cover letter, and bid list proofread by multiple people at Career Services; spent hours researching each firm I interviewed with

Number of preselects: less than 3
Number of lottery interviews: less than 20
Number of callbacks: ZERO from OGI, 1 from resume collect, 1 from mass mailing hundreds of firms
Number of offers: 0 (struck out)

Looking back on my experience, I wish UVA would scrap the pointless lottery interviews completely and make the system 100% preselect. If you're going to screw over the bottom third of the class so that the top-GPA students can be inundated with even more opportunities, you might as well go all the way.

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Re: UVA Law OGI 2017

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 12, 2017 7:03 am

To offer a more optimistic anecdote than above...I also had around a 3.2 when I went through OGIs:

-I had about 23 screeners (can't remember how many preselect, but a handful)
-I got about 15 callbacks
-I went on 8 callbacks and got 7 offers
-I targeted NYC, my home market, and a couple markets I had ties to/interest in
-never did any mock interviews
-Career services never checked my bid list

I was nervous going into OGI so I mass mailed a bunch of firms that I didn't bid on--I eventually heard back from a few of them in late September, but I had already made my choice by then. That is to say that mass mailing seems pointless, but it eventually can work--just takes some time

I do agree with the above poster that you should not go into OGI anticipating an offer. I spent my 1L summer networking with UVA alumni, and I got my resume passed along to higher ups a few times.

The sky is not falling but do what you need to do to prepare.

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Re: UVA Law OGI 2017

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 12, 2017 8:14 am

I also had a 3.2 for OGI and got about 4 callbacks, then 1 offer. I was targeting the southeast and didn't bid NY. Didn't use career services at all.

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Re: UVA Law OGI 2017

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:44 am

Thank you all for sharing your stories, especially those of you below/around median. As someone in a similar situation, I find that it's hard to candidly ask about these outcomes due to the embarrassment of having to admit that I have below median grades.

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Re: UVA Law OGI 2017

Postby UVA2B » Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:59 am

In looking at the OP, aren't the dates a bit off? I just went on symplicity to check this, and of course OGI is no longer visible, but I thought I remembered it saying the preselect round goes until July 22nd. Am I way off on that? I can't imagine firms doing their application reviews and preselects in the manner of a couple days. Maybe that date is just left off of the OP, but can anyone confirm my memory isn't disgustingly off?

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Re: UVA Law OGI 2017

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 19, 2017 10:15 am

UVA2B wrote:In looking at the OP, aren't the dates a bit off? I just went on symplicity to check this, and of course OGI is no longer visible, but I thought I remembered it saying the preselect round goes until July 22nd. Am I way off on that? I can't imagine firms doing their application reviews and preselects in the manner of a couple days. Maybe that date is just left off of the OP, but can anyone confirm my memory isn't disgustingly off?


Preselection is from the 11th to the 19th, so the OP is wrong. 22nd is the day that we get the big reveal, but the due date for preselects is today.

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Re: UVA Law OGI 2017

Postby UVA2B » Wed Jul 19, 2017 10:17 am

Anonymous User wrote:
UVA2B wrote:In looking at the OP, aren't the dates a bit off? I just went on symplicity to check this, and of course OGI is no longer visible, but I thought I remembered it saying the preselect round goes until July 22nd. Am I way off on that? I can't imagine firms doing their application reviews and preselects in the manner of a couple days. Maybe that date is just left off of the OP, but can anyone confirm my memory isn't disgustingly off?


Preselection is from the 11th to the 19th, so the OP is wrong. 22nd is the day that we get the big reveal, but the due date for preselects is today.


Thank you kindly!

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Re: UVA Law OGI 2017

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jul 22, 2017 10:12 am

How'd everyone do with preselects?

I managed 19 preselects, 9 alternates...let the mayhem begin

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Re: UVA Law OGI 2017

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jul 22, 2017 10:26 am

Post your stats as well.

3.26 with solid work experience. 8 preselects, 7 alternates.

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Re: UVA Law OGI 2017

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jul 22, 2017 10:28 am

14 pre 9 alternates

slightly under a 3.6

targeted dc heavily. probably a mistake.
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Re: UVA Law OGI 2017

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jul 22, 2017 10:38 am

Anonymous User wrote:How'd everyone do with preselects?

I managed 19 preselects, 9 alternates...let the mayhem begin


3.25, wide geographic focus across 4 markets

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Re: UVA Law OGI 2017

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jul 22, 2017 11:05 am

3.65 VLR. 33 preselects, 1 alternate. I declinded a lot of preselects because of pre-OGI offer.

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Re: UVA Law OGI 2017

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jul 22, 2017 4:39 pm

I'm taking a pre-OCI offer, declined all my preselects so there should be a lot freed up. Good luck everyone.

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Re: UVA Law OGI 2017

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jul 22, 2017 6:25 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I'm taking a pre-OCI offer, declined all my preselects so there should be a lot freed up. Good luck everyone.

bless you

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Re: UVA Law OGI 2017

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jul 22, 2017 9:01 pm

Anonymous User wrote:3.65 VLR. 33 preselects, 1 alternate. I declinded a lot of preselects because of pre-OGI offer.


One thing that I don't think career services provided much info on is the effect law review has on your outcomes. For reference, I have a gpa well north of yours but no VLR, but I only got about 20 preselects (albeit in DC, maybe we bid different cities). Obviously very anecdotal, and KD just warned us of this! But I thought I'd throw out my anecdote, since we don't have much else.

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Re: UVA Law OGI 2017

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jul 22, 2017 9:13 pm

3.42 GPA with lots of work experience. 24 preselects and 4 alternates. Pleasantly surprised! Good luck everyone. Let's get some jobsssss.




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