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Compilation - OCI and Job Search Advice & Info

Postby bk1 » Sat Jun 12, 2010 5:10 pm

Significant credit goes to alyosha for starting this thread and compiling. The original OP can be seen below. I have taken over this OP to keep it updated.

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Re: Compilation of OCI and job search advice threads

Postby Alyosha » Sat Jun 12, 2010 5:16 pm

Original OP:

Alyosha wrote:I've been reading TLS almost 2 years now, and I have learned so much about the legal profession, 1L study strategies, and job prospects from this site. As a way to give back, I thought I would post a compilation of all the OCI/job search advice threads I have collected. There is a ton of great advice about OCI and other job search strategies (particularly for clerkships) on the site, but it seems very spread out in different threads, and sometimes buried in threads that are otherwise unhelpful.

So, with this post I am going to link to all the OCI or other job search threads I have found useful. When there is a helpful post that is buried in a thread, I will point out where in the thread it is located.

My disclaimer: I am a rising 2L, so I have not been through 2L OCI. I am no expert on bidding strategy (at my school we have a preselect system so I really don't know much about this), OCI generally, or anything else posted here.

If there are threads I am missing, please post them and I will update the original thread.

Fall 2009 OCI callbacks thread:

http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... ci+results

Anecdotal info for school offer rates (% of class with an SA offer for summer 2010). Mostly T14 schools with a few T30 (UNC and Notre Dame specifically). This is mostly just speculation based on rumors at different schools:

http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... 010+offers

OCI bidding strategy:

http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... 3&t=110974 (choosing markets, using bids)

http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... =3&t=75027 (TTT-LS's posts begin on the first page about halfway down, but he or she also gives great advice later in the thread as well)

http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... =3&t=73240 (TTT-LS recommends some good sites for researching firms about halfway down first pg)

OCI general tips:

http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... 3&t=100787

"Appropriate Bid list for top 1/3 at a top 10" targeting NY:

http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... =3&t=80122 (Career services told him or her it was an appropriate list).

Interviewing advice for OCI:

http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... 3&t=120103 (anonymous user about halfway down 1st page)

hiring partner blog

http://hiringpartneradvice.blogspot.com/ (not a TLS thread and I haven't read this extensively, but it looks super helpful)

Descriptions of law specialties, lawyer's taking questions threads:

Tax: http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... 3&t=117914 (NayBoer's post about halfway down 1st pg)

3rdyrLitigator's thread: http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... 23&t=82732 (lots of good advice here about firm life, work as an associate, etc)

securities/corporate law: http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... 3&t=116961 (see Kotchel's post about 2/3 of the way down pg 1)

Voyager's guide to finding a job beyond OCI:

http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... 3&t=117187 (it appears he is at a top school and was deferred after the 2L SA, so this advice may work mostly for people at top schools)

How to handle personal connections with biglaw lawyers ("my dad knows someone in biglaw..."):

http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... 3&t=116402

Clerkship advice threads

http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... 3&t=116350

http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... 3&t=111846 (discusses off plan hiring as well)

http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... 3&t=111786

http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... 3&t=109007

http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... =3&t=81852 (discusses federal district clerkships)

Networking advice

http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... 5&t=115562 (Bettercallsaul's advice about halfway down, and there are some book recommendations in this thread as well)

http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... r#p2868728 (matthies's advice on page 17. there is a part 1 and 2).

Discussion of the new NALP numbers on expected 2010 classes:

http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... 3&t=113076

Succeeding as a summer associate:

http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... 3&t=112916

Liberal law firms:

http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... 3&t=115283

Advice for T14 OCI strikeouts who are interested in finance or consulting:

http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... 23&t=86936

List of government jobs that hire JD's right out of school:

http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... 23&t=83433

Suit advice:
see pg 2 of this thread, Pufer's quoted post

Lifestyle of a lawyer (work/life balance discussion, also discusses job prospects ITE):

http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... =3&t=71439

2009 NLJ 250 data

http://www.law.com/jsp/nlj/PubArticleNL ... hbxlogin=1
Updates for 2012

Sealocust's OCI research thread:

http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... 3&t=157633

Pufer on Men's Suit (updated, and direct link):
see pg 2 of this thread for the quoted post. I can't get the link to copy and past properly.

Mass Mailing non-NLJ250 firms (extremely useful how-to guide for finding contact info and mailing firms that are not listed on NALP)

http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... 3&t=178520

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Re: Compilation of OCI and job search advice threads

Postby moonie » Sat Jun 12, 2010 9:31 pm

that is awesome. Thanks, OP!

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Re: Compilation of OCI and job search advice threads

Postby Grizz » Sat Jun 12, 2010 9:34 pm

Great post; thanks.

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Re: Compilation of OCI and job search advice threads

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jun 12, 2010 10:34 pm

thanks op! (and thanks others for bumping it!!)

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Re: Compilation of OCI and job search advice threads

Postby 98234872348 » Sat Jun 12, 2010 10:38 pm

Umm amazing thread thank you for being a great contributor I will surely be reading this entire thread.

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Re: Compilation of OCI and job search advice threads

Postby 06132010 » Sat Jun 12, 2010 10:54 pm

very nice. thanks OP.

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Re: Compilation of OCI and job search advice threads

Postby Scallywaggums » Sat Jun 12, 2010 10:55 pm

thank you

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Re: Compilation of OCI and job search advice threads

Postby Esc » Sun Jun 13, 2010 1:11 am

very nice

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Re: Compilation of OCI and job search advice threads

Postby XxSpyKEx » Sun Jun 13, 2010 1:14 pm

Wow, nice compilation.

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Re: Compilation of OCI and job search advice threads

Postby Richie Tenenbaum » Sun Jun 13, 2010 1:45 pm

Great post, thank you.

This should be stickied.

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Re: Compilation of OCI and job search advice threads

Postby theavrock » Sun Jun 13, 2010 2:01 pm

Awesome idea. This will definitely come in handy.

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Re: Compilation of OCI and job search advice threads

Postby Alyosha » Sun Jun 13, 2010 4:13 pm

Thanks for all the positive replies, and I'm glad this will be useful. If there are other threads that anyone wants me to add, feel free to post in the thread.

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Re: Compilation of OCI and job search advice threads

Postby let/them/eat/cake » Mon Jun 14, 2010 12:55 pm

.

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Re: Compilation of OCI and job search advice threads

Postby Matthies » Mon Jun 14, 2010 1:04 pm

Nice job OP!

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Re: Compilation of OCI and job search advice threads

Postby acdisagod » Mon Jun 14, 2010 1:07 pm

I love how nice post has become the new "tag". That being said: nice post!

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Re: Compilation of OCI and job search advice threads

Postby dk8 » Mon Jun 14, 2010 1:20 pm

thanks for this OP.

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Re: Compilation of OCI and job search advice threads

Postby 20160810 » Tue Aug 03, 2010 7:51 pm

Bumping for awesome post

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Re: Compilation of OCI and job search advice threads

Postby Person » Tue Aug 03, 2010 9:04 pm

acdisagod wrote:I love how nice post has become the new "tag". That being said: nice post!


Indeed. Nice post.

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Re: Compilation of OCI and job search advice threads

Postby Dead Ringer » Fri Aug 06, 2010 4:15 am

GP

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Re: Compilation of OCI and job search advice threads

Postby Total Litigator » Fri Aug 06, 2010 4:30 am

Sweet, this will come in handy.

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Re: Compilation of OCI and job search advice threads

Postby danidancer » Wed Jun 08, 2011 10:31 pm

Thanks, OP!

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Re: Compilation of OCI and job search advice threads

Postby NYC Law » Wed Jun 08, 2011 10:33 pm

danidancer wrote:Thanks, OP!


And thank you for reviving this. Never would have seen it.

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Re: Compilation of OCI and job search advice threads

Postby dabomb75 » Wed Jun 08, 2011 10:53 pm

NYC Law wrote:
danidancer wrote:Thanks, OP!


And thank you for reviving this. Never would have seen it.


agreed, nice bump

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Re: Compilation of OCI and job search advice threads

Postby 20121109 » Wed Jun 08, 2011 11:49 pm

NYC Law wrote:
danidancer wrote:Thanks, OP!


And thank you for reviving this. Never would have seen it.




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