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Re: Pre-OCI 2018

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:39 pm

Skadden NY ding - should I even bid them at OCI? T1/top 15%
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Re: Pre-OCI 2018

Postby yyyuppp » Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:46 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Skadden NY ding - should I even bid at them at OCI? T1/top 15%


Yes, bid them if people with your GPA are competitive for them during oci

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Re: Pre-OCI 2018

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Anonymous User wrote:Skadden NY ding - should I even bid them at OCI? T1/top 15%


If you're talking about Fordham, top 15% + a strong interviewer would be good enough to snag a callback. You may however have to rely on the lottery to get the initial screener.

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Re: Pre-OCI 2018

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:46 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Skadden NY ding - should I even bid them at OCI? T1/top 15%


If you're talking about Fordham, top 15% + a strong interviewer would be good enough to snag a callback. You may however have to rely on the lottery to get the initial screener.


yes I am...was a bit surprised it's a complete ding :/ but thanks for this info!!

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Re: Pre-OCI 2018

Postby yyyuppp » Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:48 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Skadden NY ding - should I even bid them at OCI? T1/top 15%


If you're talking about Fordham, top 15% + a strong interviewer would be good enough to snag a callback. You may however have to rely on the lottery to get the initial screener.


yes I am...was a bit surprised it's a complete ding :/ but thanks for this info!!


I got the same thing form the Chicago skadden office pre OCI last year and then got a CB during OCI

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Re: Pre-OCI 2018

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:14 am

probably just outside top 25% at T14. CB at Weil NYC 4 hours after MM. I'm in a secondary market this summer. No previous networking.

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Re: Pre-OCI 2018

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:34 am

Anonymous User wrote:probably just outside top 25% at T14. CB at Weil NYC 4 hours after MM. I'm in a secondary market this summer. No previous networking.


When did you receive CB from Weil and is Weil coming to OCI at your school? Thanks.

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Re: Pre-OCI 2018

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:45 am

From friends there this summer, im gathering that NY is especially aggressive this summer.

Any LA, Chi, DC movement anyone knows of?

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Re: Pre-OCI 2018

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:59 am

Anonymous User wrote:From friends there this summer, im gathering that NY is especially aggressive this summer.

Any LA, Chi, DC movement anyone knows of?


Do you know which firms have been moving aggressively?

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Re: Pre-OCI 2018

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:48 am

Is there any consensus as to where your GPA should fall in relation to successful GPAs at OCI for that particular firm in order to be competitive for a pre-OCI interview? Should your GPA be much higher than their avg callback GPA? (I'm top 30-40% at T14).

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Re: Pre-OCI 2018

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Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:From friends there this summer, im gathering that NY is especially aggressive this summer.

Any LA, Chi, DC movement anyone knows of?


Do you know which firms have been moving aggressively?


Tbh all of them. Only haven’t heard of people interviewing early at cravath/wachtell

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Re: Pre-OCI 2018

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:23 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:probably just outside top 25% at T14. CB at Weil NYC 4 hours after MM. I'm in a secondary market this summer. No previous networking.


When did you receive CB from Weil and is Weil coming to OCI at your school? Thanks.


Received CB this week. Weil is coming to our OCI, yes.

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Re: Pre-OCI 2018

Postby datflashyguy » Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:57 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:From friends there this summer, im gathering that NY is especially aggressive this summer.

Any LA, Chi, DC movement anyone knows of?


Do you know which firms have been moving aggressively?


Tbh all of them. Only haven’t heard of people interviewing early at cravath/wachtell


Shit. You can't do pre-OCI in NY if you're not there for the summer, right?

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Re: Pre-OCI 2018

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:03 am

datflashyguy wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:From friends there this summer, im gathering that NY is especially aggressive this summer.

Any LA, Chi, DC movement anyone knows of?


Do you know which firms have been moving aggressively?


Tbh all of them. Only haven’t heard of people interviewing early at cravath/wachtell


Shit. You can't do pre-OCI in NY if you're not there for the summer, right?


You can. I'm the anon poster above with Weil NYC CB, and I'm in a secondary market this summer.

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Re: Pre-OCI 2018

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:05 am

Anonymous User wrote:
datflashyguy wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:From friends there this summer, im gathering that NY is especially aggressive this summer.

Any LA, Chi, DC movement anyone knows of?


Do you know which firms have been moving aggressively?


Tbh all of them. Only haven’t heard of people interviewing early at cravath/wachtell


Shit. You can't do pre-OCI in NY if you're not there for the summer, right?


You can. I'm the anon poster above with Weil NYC CB, and I'm in a secondary market this summer.

I'm assuming they're only gonna fly you out if you look good on paper aka have high grades, and since you're top 25% at a T14, that isn't surprising at all.

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Re: Pre-OCI 2018

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:26 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
datflashyguy wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:From friends there this summer, im gathering that NY is especially aggressive this summer.

Any LA, Chi, DC movement anyone knows of?


Do you know which firms have been moving aggressively?


Tbh all of them. Only haven’t heard of people interviewing early at cravath/wachtell


Shit. You can't do pre-OCI in NY if you're not there for the summer, right?


You can. I'm the anon poster above with Weil NYC CB, and I'm in a secondary market this summer.

I'm assuming they're only gonna fly you out if you look good on paper aka have high grades, and since you're top 25% at a T14, that isn't surprising at all.


I guess you're right, but I'm certainly nowhere near even remotely approaching 4.0. I was under the impression that some NYC offices were looking at T14 median students or comparables outside T14 ahead of OCI, as well.

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Re: Pre-OCI 2018

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:30 am

doesn't matter if you're near 4.0 or not since it's all relative to your school's median. Weil is one of the less selective V10s so top 25% at a T14 is exactly who I'd expect to get a CB before OCI.

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Re: Pre-OCI 2018

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:31 pm

Which DC firms do pre-OCI recruiting?

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Re: Pre-OCI 2018

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:36 pm

Anyone have a sense of which Bay Area firms do pre-OCI recruiting, if any? I’ve started mass mailing but haven’t gotten any bites yet. Wondering if it’s still too early.

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Re: Pre-OCI 2018

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:50 pm

how long to wait for an offer after a callback for pre-OCI? I know normal OCI usually anywhere between 2 days and a week is normal. Do the same rules apply for pre-OCI?

Has anyone received an offer yet and how long did it take to get it?

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Re: Pre-OCI 2018

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:50 pm

how long to wait for an offer after a callback for pre-OCI? I know normal OCI usually anywhere between 2 days and a week is normal. Do the same rules apply for pre-OCI?

Has anyone received an offer yet and how long did it take to get it?

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Re: Pre-OCI 2018

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:51 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Which DC firms do pre-OCI recruiting?


Almost all of them. The only one I know doesn’t is W&C. Jones Day DC has an offer out already. A bunch of other dc offices has callbacks already.

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Re: Pre-OCI 2018

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:53 pm

If you've blanketed NYC v100 already, what is there to do? I'm above median, lower t13, and haven't gotten any bites. Not trying for DC/don't think I'm competitive for it.

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Re: Pre-OCI 2018

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:57 pm

Anonymous User wrote:If you've blanketed NYC v100 already, what is there to do? I'm above median, lower t13, and haven't gotten any bites. Not trying for DC/don't think I'm competitive for it.


Start doing the nyc amlaw 200. Then move to other plausible markets. I knew people who mailed say Boston or Chicago with no ties and got lucky. Not the highest likelihood of success, but worth the shot. I would still mail dc, boston, chicago, Texas, and west coast. Never know who might bite

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Re: Pre-OCI 2018

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:04 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Which DC firms do pre-OCI recruiting?


Almost all of them. The only one I know doesn’t is W&C. Jones Day DC has an offer out already. A bunch of other dc offices has callbacks already.


Name "a bunch"



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