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Re: Chicago OCI 2017

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 28, 2017 12:02 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:White & Case NY offer
CB 8/24


What time of day was your cb? I had a cb that day too, but in the evening. Not sure if that matters.


OP here — mine was also in the evening.

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Re: Chicago OCI 2017

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 30, 2017 9:31 am

Baker Botts DC offer
CB 8/29

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Re: Chicago OCI 2017

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:45 am

Cadwalader offer 8/25/17, Callback 8/22/17

Anyone know the timeline for Debevoise NY or Cleary NY?

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Re: Chicago OCI 2017

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 30, 2017 12:02 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Cadwalader offer 8/25/17, Callback 8/22/17

Anyone know the timeline for Debevoise NY or Cleary NY?


Friend of mine heard back from Cleary NY within two days. Not sure about Debevoise.

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Re: Chicago OCI 2017

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 30, 2017 12:33 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Cadwalader offer 8/25/17, Callback 8/22/17

Anyone know the timeline for Debevoise NY or Cleary NY?


Debevoise NY Callback on a Friday, offer Monday.

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Re: Chicago OCI 2017

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 30, 2017 5:32 pm

Drinker Biddle first day screener - ding

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Re: Chicago OCI 2017

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 31, 2017 3:11 pm

Ropes and Gray (Chi) Offer 8/30/17. Callback 8/28/17. Intend to accept.

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Re: Chicago OCI 2017

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 31, 2017 11:10 pm

Debevoise NYC Offer 8/31/17. CB 8/24/17

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Re: Chicago OCI 2017

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 01, 2017 10:21 am

has anyone received an offer from Sidley (Chi)?

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Re: Chicago OCI 2017

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 01, 2017 11:23 am

Skadden (Chi) Offer today. CB 8/29.

Also anon above, Sidley has multiple offers out

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Re: Chicago OCI 2017

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 09, 2017 2:49 pm

Any Locke lord chi offers?

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Re: Chicago OCI 2017

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 09, 2017 2:55 pm

Well my oci is over. Going to post stats here for future reference:
Transfer from T25
Screeners: 28
Callbacks: 6 (declined 1) (Vault 15, 20, 25, 35 (declined) 50, and unranked)
Offers: 3 (Vault 20, 25, and 50)
Accepted: Vault 25

Good luck to everyone still going through the process!

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Re: Chicago OCI 2017

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 09, 2017 4:40 pm

DPW DC offer CB 8/28

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Re: Chicago OCI 2017

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:31 pm

Contributing as well for future generations:

Grades a bit above 180
URM
Good prior corporate experience
25 screeners
14 callbacks (cancelled 3-4 before interviewing)
8 offers

All good stuff, only real recommendations for future participants is to give yourself a couple of days to see how callbacks develop before scheduling them, since I definitely did a few more callbacks then I should have because of the way scheduling worked out (and when offers started rolling).

Hope everyone's OCI has gone well, and good luck and good thoughts to anyone who's still waiting!

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Re: Chicago OCI 2017

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:32 pm

My experience for future OCI sufferers:

Grades 181+, plus COA clerkship
Female, non-URM
KJD
16 screeners
15 callbacks, of which I did 11
10 offers (and haven't heard back from the last callback I did)

Upon reflection, I'm happy with how things are shaping up. I sort of wish I'd done fewer interviews and sunk less time into this process, but I also became a much more polished interviewer and more comfortable with legal profession norms. I also didn't know anything about legal markets, how law firms work, what the differences are, etc. In those dimensions, doing lots of interviews was an effective use of my time and investment in my career. (A caveat: I didn't do any callbacks or screeners that I wasn't actively interested in, and wouldn't recommend doing them for practice.)




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