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Re: Pre-OCI 2018

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:55 am

Anonymous User wrote:Debevoise CB. Median MVP. They come to our oci

When did you apply?

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Re: Pre-OCI 2018

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:58 am

Anonymous User wrote:Is anyone else surprised how slow things have been this week? I was expecting recruiting to pick up after the holidays, but there's been silence


I kind of expected it to be the other way around. As in, if I have not heard back from someone yet, I probably won't. OCI starts pretty soon for a lot of schools (I know a few T14s have already submitted their bids or even received the results of bidding).

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Re: Pre-OCI 2018

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:15 am

Below-median URM at NU. Mass mailed every market paying Chicago firm. 2 dings, 3 firms telling me they'll be at OCI, 0 screeners. OCI is going to be rough.

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Re: Pre-OCI 2018

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:16 am

Anonymous User wrote:Below-median at NU. Mass mailed every market paying Chicago firm. 2 dings, 3 firms telling me they'll be at OCI, 0 screeners. OCI is going to be rough.

uhh what happens pre-OCI is not at all reflective of how OCI will go

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Re: Pre-OCI 2018

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:18 am

[quote="Anonymous User"][quote="Anonymous User"]Is anyone else surprised how slow things have been this week? I was expecting recruiting to pick up after the holidays, but there's been silence[/quote]

I kind of expected it to be the other way around. As in, if I have not heard back from someone yet, I probably won't. OCI starts pretty soon for a lot of schools (I know a few T14s have already submitted their bids or even received the results of bidding).[/quote]

Yea that is true, but most schools that have received the results of bidding haven't even let firms know of the results, so I doubt firms would start focusing on preparing already

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Re: Pre-OCI 2018

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:02 am

Anonymous User wrote:Below-median URM at NU. Mass mailed every market paying Chicago firm. 2 dings, 3 firms telling me they'll be at OCI, 0 screeners. OCI is going to be rough.

What about NYC?

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Re: Pre-OCI 2018

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:17 am

Has anyone heard of any movement by Baker McKenzie DC?

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Re: Pre-OCI 2018

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Anonymous User wrote:Below-median URM at NU. Mass mailed every market paying Chicago firm. 2 dings, 3 firms telling me they'll be at OCI, 0 screeners. OCI is going to be rough.

What about NYC?


i'm from Chicago and married so leaving Chicago isn't an option.

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Re: Pre-OCI 2018

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:32 am

Any movement from A&P DC?

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Re: Pre-OCI 2018

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:40 am

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Anonymous User wrote:Is anyone else surprised how slow things have been this week? I was expecting recruiting to pick up after the holidays, but there's been silence


I kind of expected it to be the other way around. As in, if I have not heard back from someone yet, I probably won't. OCI starts pretty soon for a lot of schools (I know a few T14s have already submitted their bids or even received the results of bidding).


I’d thought that too, but just yesterday I got a response from a firm I’d sent my resume too in June asking for a CB pre-OCI. So I think different firms are moving at different paces.

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Re: Pre-OCI 2018

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:30 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Anyone hearing anything in California (since the earlier posts)? Applied places but haven't heard much... and, naturally, am a paranoid lawyer type


Straight to a CB with V20 in LA
East coast school, so probably to avoid costs


Are they flying you out?


Not the poster, but sounds like they go to an east coast school but are in LA for the summer (hence how the firm would cut costs)

good to hear there's movement in la and im not just emailing into the void...

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Re: Pre-OCI 2018

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:05 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Below-median URM at NU. Mass mailed every market paying Chicago firm. 2 dings, 3 firms telling me they'll be at OCI, 0 screeners. OCI is going to be rough.

What about NYC?


i'm from Chicago and married so leaving Chicago isn't an option.

Perhaps consider below market?

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Re: Pre-OCI 2018

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:45 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Below-median URM at NU. Mass mailed every market paying Chicago firm. 2 dings, 3 firms telling me they'll be at OCI, 0 screeners. OCI is going to be rough.

What about NYC?


i'm from Chicago and married so leaving Chicago isn't an option.

Married people move all the time. Anyway, if you want to stay that's fine and all. My advice would be:
When putting together your bid list, the fact that a firm did not respond to your MMing shouldn't really be a consideration.
MM NYC. A job is better than no job. You will likely have a better chance finding something in Chicago for after graduation if you had something 2L summer than not.
When you say you received 2 dings, did they say don't bid us or just no thank you? If the latter, bid them too.
Considering below market firms.
NETWORK. Mass mailing 25 firms in Chicago and sitting back is not even close to enough. You need to be hustling right now.
Good luck.

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Re: Pre-OCI 2018

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:51 pm

Anybody got a CB from L&W DC?

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Re: Pre-OCI 2018

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:26 am

So are firms basically done giving out pre-OCI interviews?

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Re: Pre-OCI 2018

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:29 am

Anonymous User wrote:So are firms basically done giving out pre-OCI interviews?


Not at all. Have a CB next week.

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Re: Pre-OCI 2018

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:31 am

Anonymous User wrote:Anybody got a CB from L&W DC?


They have made offers as far back as almost a month ago

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Re: Pre-OCI 2018

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:35 am

Anonymous User wrote:So are firms basically done giving out pre-OCI interviews?


At least in DC it appears to be slowing down - some job fairs start as early as next week so it's not exactly "pre-OCI" anymore...

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Re: Pre-OCI 2018

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:37 am

Anyone hear anything from Cleary or Davis Polk (NY)?

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Re: Pre-OCI 2018

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:40 am

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Anonymous User wrote:So are firms basically done giving out pre-OCI interviews?


Not at all. Have a CB next week.


Yes, but when did you schedule the CB?

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Re: Pre-OCI 2018

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:47 am

Anonymous User wrote:Anyone hear anything from Cleary or Davis Polk (NY)?


Friend of mine (top 10% at a T25) did a screener with both, but haven't heard about CBs

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Re: Pre-OCI 2018

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:49 am

Anonymous User wrote:Anyone hear anything from Cleary or Davis Polk (NY)?


I have CBs with both. Or are you asking about offers being made?

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Re: Pre-OCI 2018

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:49 am

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Anonymous User wrote:Anyone hear anything from Cleary or Davis Polk (NY)?


Friend of mine (top 10% at a T25) did a screener with both, but haven't heard about CBs


Oh good for him! I think I just applied too late. Didn't submit my stuff until end of June but I'm top 10% at T14. Guess I have to bank on OCI

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Re: Pre-OCI 2018

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:33 am

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Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Anyone hear anything from Cleary or Davis Polk (NY)?


Friend of mine (top 10% at a T25) did a screener with both, but haven't heard about CBs


Oh good for him! I think I just applied too late. Didn't submit my stuff until end of June but I'm top 10% at T14. Guess I have to bank on OCI


I'm the second quoted anon - that friend of mine is a her ;)

On another note: law students will find any possible way to make themselves feel like a failure. To reiterate for people in this thread: if you don't get anything through pre-OCI, THAT IS OKAY. Yes, there are some firms that fill some part of their summer class through pre-OCI interviews, but that is NOT the predominant hiring method at the vast majority of firms. If you have good grades, go to a good school, and have a decent personality, you'll probably end up somewhere.

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Re: Pre-OCI 2018

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:41 am

Just a quick question, but for firms that will not be attending my schools OCI program, it is still recommended to MM/apply online through out the rest of July and August (and beyond), correct?



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