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Re: 2017 Texas OCI (UT/SMU/Baylor/UH + Others)

Postby Pneumonia » Fri Aug 11, 2017 3:20 pm

Anonymous User wrote:How speedy is the Austin market with respect to giving callbacks? Not from a Texas school but had a screener with an Austin office and have heard nothing since (not normally a good sign but I'm curious...).

In my experience, Austin offices can be very, very slow. I got a callback three weeks after my screener from BB/VE/NRF. I have a friend who got a callback four weeks later from one of the same firms.

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Re: 2017 Texas OCI (UT/SMU/Baylor/UH + Others)

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 11, 2017 3:28 pm

Does anyone know the callback to offer ratio for any of the firms at OcI?

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Re: 2017 Texas OCI (UT/SMU/Baylor/UH + Others)

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 11, 2017 3:30 pm

At the SMU OCI bootcamp one of the Hiring Partners said 50% and all the other hiring partners nodded in agreement so I suspect that's common. I believe it was V&E, Akin, Gardere, and Bracewell represented there.

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Re: 2017 Texas OCI (UT/SMU/Baylor/UH + Others)

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 11, 2017 5:24 pm

CB Dallas Sidley and Polsinelli

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Re: 2017 Texas OCI (UT/SMU/Baylor/UH + Others)

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:29 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Heard through the grapevine.
Baker Hostetler Houston CB
V&E Houston offers
Norton Dallas CBs

Wait, how are there offers being given out already? It's still the first week. Was this based on the screener or pre-oci interviews?

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Re: 2017 Texas OCI (UT/SMU/Baylor/UH + Others)

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 11, 2017 8:59 pm

Not at a Texas school, but I interviewed with several Dallas screeners at my OCI. How quickly does Dallas generally do things?

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Re: 2017 Texas OCI (UT/SMU/Baylor/UH + Others)

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:26 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Not at a Texas school, but I interviewed with several Dallas screeners at my OCI. How quickly does Dallas generally do things?


Depends on the firm. Also not at a Texas school (at MPVD), but was offered a callback from a non-native Dallas firm the day after my OCI screener.

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Re: 2017 Texas OCI (UT/SMU/Baylor/UH + Others)

Postby Lawyer54321 » Fri Aug 11, 2017 11:07 pm

Does anyone know if others are getting a CB that means a definite no. I'm an average competitor with 2 CBs so far and most firms I did have no known CBs. But for the ones that have does that mean a ding or just that I'm not a first choice.

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Re: 2017 Texas OCI (UT/SMU/Baylor/UH + Others)

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 11, 2017 11:52 pm

From what I heard (admittedly through people in another section) the V&E offers were made as a strong exception & by partners.
More from the grapevine:
Andrews Kurth Kenyon CB
Sullivan & Cromwell CB

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Anonymous User wrote:Heard through the grapevine.
Baker Hostetler Houston CB
V&E Houston offers
Norton Dallas CBs

Wait, how are there offers being given out already? It's still the first week. Was this based on the screener or pre-oci interviews?

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Re: 2017 Texas OCI (UT/SMU/Baylor/UH + Others)

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 11, 2017 11:58 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Heard through the grapevine.
Baker Hostetler Houston CB
V&E Houston offers
Norton Dallas CBs

Wait, how are there offers being given out already? It's still the first week. Was this based on the screener or pre-oci interviews?


Lots of offers went out before OCI after pre-OCI callbacks. Not really callbacks because the firm just skipped the screener and did the in-office as a first interview. Not a big deal though because those are the star candidates who are getting offers at every major firm, who knows where they will end up.

The VE offer is not a strong exception. Maybe for Houston but VE Dallas had at least three offers out pre-OCI.
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Re: 2017 Texas OCI (UT/SMU/Baylor/UH + Others)

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 12, 2017 12:00 am

Houston?

Anonymous User wrote:From what I heard (admittedly through people in another section) the V&E offers were made as a strong exception & by partners.
More from the grapevine:
Andrews Kurth Kenyon CB
Sullivan & Cromwell CB

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Heard through the grapevine.
Baker Hostetler Houston CB
V&E Houston offers
Norton Dallas CBs

Wait, how are there offers being given out already? It's still the first week. Was this based on the screener or pre-oci interviews?

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Re: 2017 Texas OCI (UT/SMU/Baylor/UH + Others)

Postby Anonymous User 22 » Sat Aug 12, 2017 4:17 am

Did Baker Hostetler Houston CBs go out for all schools?

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Re: 2017 Texas OCI (UT/SMU/Baylor/UH + Others)

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:02 am

Ive heard of a Latham callback but not sure what office


Also, Akin Gump has made calls

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Re: 2017 Texas OCI (UT/SMU/Baylor/UH + Others)

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 12, 2017 12:37 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Ive heard of a Latham callback but not sure what office


Also, Akin Gump has made calls


If we're talking Texas markets the Latham callback would have to be Houston

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Re: 2017 Texas OCI (UT/SMU/Baylor/UH + Others)

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 12, 2017 12:58 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Ive heard of a Latham callback but not sure what office


Also, Akin Gump has made calls


Latham callbacks go out the evening of your OCI screener.

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Re: 2017 Texas OCI (UT/SMU/Baylor/UH + Others)

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 12, 2017 2:15 pm

Anyone have an idea of how CB waves work? Not a top student, so wondering when screener to CB timelines have been like in previous years.

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Re: 2017 Texas OCI (UT/SMU/Baylor/UH + Others)

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 12, 2017 2:50 pm

UT OCI, Houston firm callbacks I'm aware of:

Andrews Kurth, Baker Botts, Baker & Hostetler, Bracewell, Gardere, Gibbs & Bruns, Jackson Walker, Jones Day, King & Spalding, Kirkland & Ellis, Locke Lord, Meyer Brown, Norton Rose Fullbright, Orrick, Paul Hastings, Porter Hedges, and Thompson & Knight.

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Re: 2017 Texas OCI (UT/SMU/Baylor/UH + Others)

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 12, 2017 3:08 pm

Also interested about waves. So does not hearing from one of the above firms mean no CB?

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Re: 2017 Texas OCI (UT/SMU/Baylor/UH + Others)

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 12, 2017 3:39 pm

Has anyone heard from any of the smaller firms that participate in OCI?

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Re: 2017 Texas OCI (UT/SMU/Baylor/UH + Others)

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 12, 2017 4:38 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Also interested about waves. So does not hearing from one of the above firms mean no CB?


Definitely not. Callbacks can go out as late as mid-October. They go in waves until their summer class is filled. Many many people I know didn't even get their callbacks for the firms they now work at until three or four weeks after OCI. Don't lose hope any time soon.

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Re: 2017 Texas OCI (UT/SMU/Baylor/UH + Others)

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:35 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Also interested about waves. So does not hearing from one of the above firms mean no CB?


My firm - which is one of the big Texas firms - does not give callbacks in waves. We decide on who gets a callback the evening of the interview which then needs to be approved by the hiring partner. We then send the invites out. We never go back and give more callbacks based on how many people accept their callback invite, etc.

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Re: 2017 Texas OCI (UT/SMU/Baylor/UH + Others)

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 12, 2017 11:51 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Also interested about waves. So does not hearing from one of the above firms mean no CB?


My firm - which is one of the big Texas firms - does not give callbacks in waves. We decide on who gets a callback the evening of the interview which then needs to be approved by the hiring partner. We then send the invites out. We never go back and give more callbacks based on how many people accept their callback invite, etc.


Can I ask if you work at one of V&E/Baker Botts?

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Re: 2017 Texas OCI (UT/SMU/Baylor/UH + Others)

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:00 am

Is that pretty standard?

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Anonymous User wrote:Also interested about waves. So does not hearing from one of the above firms mean no CB?


My firm - which is one of the big Texas firms - does not give callbacks in waves. We decide on who gets a callback the evening of the interview which then needs to be approved by the hiring partner. We then send the invites out. We never go back and give more callbacks based on how many people accept their callback invite, etc.

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Re: 2017 Texas OCI (UT/SMU/Baylor/UH + Others)

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:28 am

Anonymous User wrote:Is that pretty standard?

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Also interested about waves. So does not hearing from one of the above firms mean no CB?


My firm - which is one of the big Texas firms - does not give callbacks in waves. We decide on who gets a callback the evening of the interview which then needs to be approved by the hiring partner. We then send the invites out. We never go back and give more callbacks based on how many people accept their callback invite, etc.


IME no. I got a callback from BB two weeks after my screener which I know meant I was a second choice but a CB is a CB. Maybe this is VE policy though?

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Re: 2017 Texas OCI (UT/SMU/Baylor/UH + Others)

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 13, 2017 10:20 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Also interested about waves. So does not hearing from one of the above firms mean no CB?


My firm - which is one of the big Texas firms - does not give callbacks in waves. We decide on who gets a callback the evening of the interview which then needs to be approved by the hiring partner. We then send the invites out. We never go back and give more callbacks based on how many people accept their callback invite, etc.


Can I ask if you work at one of V&E/Baker Botts?


This sounds like Latham. not the second poster quoted so I am not sure and this may be multiple firms, but Latham handles call backs in this manner.




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