GW 2L going through OCI...ask away...

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GW 2L going through OCI...ask away...

Postby GW2L3 » Mon Aug 12, 2013 7:24 pm

If you have any interest in OCI and Big Law and are thinking about going to GW, now's a good time to ask a question...

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Re: GW 2L going through OCI...ask away...

Postby AllTheLawz » Mon Aug 12, 2013 7:35 pm

Wait.. like you are going through OCI right now??

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Re: GW 2L going through OCI...ask away...

Postby GW2L3 » Mon Aug 12, 2013 7:38 pm

AllTheLawz wrote:Wait.. like you are going through OCI right now??


Indeed.

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Re: GW 2L going through OCI...ask away...

Postby PBateman1 » Mon Aug 12, 2013 8:59 pm

GW2L3 wrote:If you have any interest in OCI and Big Law and are thinking about going to GW, now's a good time to ask a question...


Hows it going

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Re: GW 2L going through OCI...ask away...

Postby GW2L3 » Mon Aug 12, 2013 9:17 pm

PBateman1 wrote:
GW2L3 wrote:If you have any interest in OCI and Big Law and are thinking about going to GW, now's a good time to ask a question...


Hows it going


For about three or four students, fantastic. For the rest, as far as I can tell, it's a grind.

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Re: GW 2L going through OCI...ask away...

Postby NYC2012 » Mon Aug 12, 2013 9:26 pm

GW2L3 wrote:
PBateman1 wrote:
GW2L3 wrote:If you have any interest in OCI and Big Law and are thinking about going to GW, now's a good time to ask a question...


Hows it going


For about three or four students, fantastic. For the rest, as far as I can tell, it's a grind.


Sounds brutal... :?

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Re: GW 2L going through OCI...ask away...

Postby GW2L3 » Mon Aug 12, 2013 9:43 pm

NYC2012 wrote:
GW2L3 wrote:
PBateman1 wrote:
GW2L3 wrote:If you have any interest in OCI and Big Law and are thinking about going to GW, now's a good time to ask a question...


Hows it going


For about three or four students, fantastic. For the rest, as far as I can tell, it's a grind.


Sounds brutal... :?


There is a clear preference for the top students. The top 10% could probably pull 40 interviews if they wanted to. For the top 50%, that number drops to maybe 8 if they're lucky. And grades seem to play a role in the callback and offer stage.

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Re: GW 2L going through OCI...ask away...

Postby PRgradBYU » Mon Aug 12, 2013 11:12 pm

GW2L3 wrote:There is a clear preference for the top students. The top 10% could probably pull 40 interviews if they wanted to. For the top 50%, that number drops to maybe 8 if they're lucky. And grades seem to play a role in the callback and offer stage.


Do you know of anyone who doesn't interview particularly well but has had callbacks solely because of great grades? (Usually you can tell if someone is decent at interviewing or not just by talking to them.)

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Re: GW 2L going through OCI...ask away...

Postby GW2L3 » Mon Aug 12, 2013 11:15 pm

PRgradBYU wrote:
GW2L3 wrote:There is a clear preference for the top students. The top 10% could probably pull 40 interviews if they wanted to. For the top 50%, that number drops to maybe 8 if they're lucky. And grades seem to play a role in the callback and offer stage.


Do you know of anyone who doesn't interview particularly well but has had callbacks solely because of great grades? (Usually you can tell if someone is decent at interviewing or not just by talking to them.)


It's hard to tell. You'd be surprised how well some of your classmates can interview, even the quite ones. I'll have more information as the process goes on. Although, in general, it seems that there are several frustrated students and they're not all just low-ranking students. The interviewers can be incredibly picky.

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Re: GW 2L going through OCI...ask away...

Postby TheSpanishMain » Tue Aug 13, 2013 6:50 am

Any sense of whether or not non-traditional students/people with a few years of professional work experience post-undergrad are faring differently than k-jd types?

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Re: GW 2L going through OCI...ask away...

Postby jarofsoup » Tue Aug 13, 2013 7:36 am

Shouldn't you be at the St. Gregory right now?

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Re: GW 2L going through OCI...ask away...

Postby GW2L3 » Tue Aug 13, 2013 10:58 am

TheSpanishMain wrote:Any sense of whether or not non-traditional students/people with a few years of professional work experience post-undergrad are faring differently than k-jd types?


My sense is WE isn't making a big impact. It might at the resume/pre-select stage but not at the callback or offer stage.

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Re: GW 2L going through OCI...ask away...

Postby jbs040 » Tue Aug 13, 2013 11:16 am

I am an incoming 1L at GW. Other than getting good grades, do you see any patterns among the students who are having success at OCI? Are most students targeting DC?

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Re: GW 2L going through OCI...ask away...

Postby GW2L3 » Tue Aug 13, 2013 1:33 pm

jbs040 wrote:I am an incoming 1L at GW. Other than getting good grades, do you see any patterns among the students who are having success at OCI? Are most students targeting DC?


Other than getting good grades? No.

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Re: GW 2L going through OCI...ask away...

Postby ArtistOfManliness » Tue Aug 13, 2013 1:35 pm

PRgradBYU wrote:
GW2L3 wrote:There is a clear preference for the top students. The top 10% could probably pull 40 interviews if they wanted to. For the top 50%, that number drops to maybe 8 if they're lucky. And grades seem to play a role in the callback and offer stage.


Do you know of anyone who doesn't interview particularly well but has had callbacks solely because of great grades? (Usually you can tell if someone is decent at interviewing or not just by talking to them.)


I didn't realize you'd be gunning at SLS...

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Re: GW 2L going through OCI...ask away...

Postby PRgradBYU » Tue Aug 13, 2013 2:09 pm

ArtistOfManliness wrote:
PRgradBYU wrote:
GW2L3 wrote:There is a clear preference for the top students. The top 10% could probably pull 40 interviews if they wanted to. For the top 50%, that number drops to maybe 8 if they're lucky. And grades seem to play a role in the callback and offer stage.


Do you know of anyone who doesn't interview particularly well but has had callbacks solely because of great grades? (Usually you can tell if someone is decent at interviewing or not just by talking to them.)


I didn't realize you'd be gunning at SLS...


'Til the day I die.

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Re: GW 2L going through OCI...ask away...

Postby jarofsoup » Fri Aug 16, 2013 1:45 pm

GW2L3 wrote:
jbs040 wrote:I am an incoming 1L at GW. Other than getting good grades, do you see any patterns among the students who are having success at OCI? Are most students targeting DC?


Other than getting good grades? No.



A BS/MS/PHD in a hard science tends to help or significant work experience. Application materials without any typos is also key.

Besides that good grades.




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