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BobSacamano
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OCI bidding, law review, and confusion.

Postby BobSacamano » Sat May 29, 2010 10:29 am

Bidding for my school begins about half a month before I'll find out if I made LR or a secondary journal. It ends about 10 days after I find out. I'm still sort of a noob when it comes to the OCI process (if someone wanted to write an Arrow-esque guide...) but I'm not entirely sure what this means or if other schools have this problem. I'm going to ask Career Services, but is it standard operating procedure to upload a resume, submit all your bids, then update your resume once you find out if you made a journal? Which resume do firms see?

I guess my overarching question is... how does bidding work? There's about a month to submit bids, but does it matter if you bid on a firm first? Or does it just matter that you have all your bids in before the deadline? If I waited until August 1st, when I get my journal results, am I put at a disadvantage?

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Re: OCI bidding, law review, and confusion.

Postby 98234872348 » Sat May 29, 2010 10:37 am

BobSacamano wrote:Bidding for my school begins about half a month before I'll find out if I made LR or a secondary journal. It ends about 10 days after I find out. I'm still sort of a noob when it comes to the OCI process (if someone wanted to write an Arrow-esque guide...) but I'm not entirely sure what this means or if other schools have this problem. I'm going to ask Career Services, but is it standard operating procedure to upload a resume, submit all your bids, then update your resume once you find out if you made a journal? Which resume do firms see?

I guess my overarching question is... how does bidding work? There's about a month to submit bids, but does it matter if you bid on a firm first? Or does it just matter that you have all your bids in before the deadline? If I waited until August 1st, when I get my journal results, am I put at a disadvantage?

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BobSacamano
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Re: OCI bidding, law review, and confusion.

Postby BobSacamano » Sat May 29, 2010 10:46 am

Oh, heh... I should have probably just checked my school's website before pleading with TLS to edumacate me. The website says that employers will not be able to see uploaded materials until the OCI deadline (which SHOULD be after I know about journals).

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Georgiana
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Re: OCI bidding, law review, and confusion.

Postby Georgiana » Sat May 29, 2010 11:54 am

There's no reward to bidding early. Wait to officially bid until you have your final resume. Get a preliminary spreadsheet ordering the firms (maybe separate ones for if you get LR v. if you don't get LR) so that you don't have to wait to do all of the planning and research.




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