OCI 101

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FunkyJD
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OCI 101

Postby FunkyJD » Thu Feb 18, 2010 2:45 am

I'm trying to learn more about the OCI process at different law schools.

During OCI, does one representative from a law firm show up, representing all of a firm's regional offices; or, do different hiring managers for different regional offices within one firm show up?

Also, when law schools say, x firms showed up at OCI last year, do they mean, x separate firms showed up (Jones Day, Vinson & Elkins, etc); or, do they count the different regional offices of the same law firm as different "firms"?

(i.e., do the Dallas and DC offices of Jones Day count as 1 whole firm, or 2 separate "firms" for purposes of reporting OCI stats?)

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Re: OCI 101

Postby TTT-LS » Sun Feb 21, 2010 1:00 pm

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Re: OCI 101

Postby FunkyJD » Sun Feb 21, 2010 4:09 pm

Thank you for your fantastic response. The warning about pre-screening is especially helpful.

If a moderator is reading this: Can this thread be moved to the Legal Employment forum?

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Re: OCI 101

Postby 270910 » Sun Feb 21, 2010 11:34 pm

TTT-LS wrote:Thus, if you think your interview skills are impressive and you can snag Covington from below their typical hiring GPA, at a school that doesn’t pre-screen, you’ll have a shot. Alternatively, at schools that pre-screen for OCI, some students are barred from even interviewing with certain firms in the first place. For example, Cleary might refuse to interview Cardozo students outside the top 5% or something like that.


We should have a pre-screening discussion sometime in the employment forum, it'd be interesting. For now I'll just point out that annecdotal evidence suggests that pre-screening yields to very 'feast or famine' results. I think the fewest interviews the folks who graded onto LR at UVA had was in the 30 neighborhood, with most closer to 40+. Median were lucky to get 10. (At UVA last year, 50% of every employer's slots are pre-select, the other 50% are a lottery based on student preference).

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Re: OCI 101

Postby Kohinoor » Sun Feb 21, 2010 11:38 pm

You walk into a room. The first thing you notice is the bass speakers in the corners. Then the music begins playing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VY_I6doz6Qk




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