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Re: Berkeley OCIP

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 13, 2010 12:37 am

Transfer here, done with cb season unless someone has heard back from the one's I'm silent on; presuming dings at this point.

8 cbs, 5 dings, rest silent.

cbs @ sidley-dc, hogan-dc, weil-sv, irell-la, mofo-sf, quinn-sf, simpson-thacher-pa, ropes-ny
dings @ latham, gibson, arnold, cov-dc, keker-sf
silent (pvt sector) @ cadwalader-ny, finnegan-dc, king & spalding-dc, steptoe-dc,
silent (public sector) @ alameda, sf, riverside DA; disability rights advocates, wash dc public defender office.

P.S. - someone on the blog has Alameda +, is this legit? The DA told me they wouldn't make decisions till early October, which makes me wonder whether I should even look at Nuts & Boalts in the future.

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Re: Berkeley OCIP

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 13, 2010 2:14 am

What were your stats?

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Re: Berkeley OCIP

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 13, 2010 2:17 am

Anonymous User wrote:What were your stats?

around the top of my class at another t14, had to move out west for boring reasons.

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Re: Berkeley OCIP

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 13, 2010 2:52 am

Thank you. That makes you a little bit more special than the average transfer. Congrats, and good luck with your CBs!

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Re: Berkeley OCIP

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 13, 2010 2:59 am

thanks, boalt's been a great school to transfer into, amazing vibe, i love the neighborhood surrounding the law school, this place rocks.

I can say this one thing; I love the shit out of my old school, amazing people, etc. - but you guys are so much more laid back and mellow, I feel like I'm back in college or something.

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Re: Berkeley OCIP

Postby worldtraveler » Mon Sep 13, 2010 3:05 am

Anonymous User wrote:thanks, boalt's been a great school to transfer into, amazing vibe, i love the neighborhood surrounding the law school, this place rocks.

I can say this one thing; I love the shit out of my old school, amazing people, etc. - but you guys are so much more laid back and mellow, I feel like I'm back in college or something.


If we're laid back, I'm scared of what other law schools are like. :?

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Re: Berkeley OCIP

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 13, 2010 3:11 am

worldtraveler wrote:If we're laid back, I'm scared of what other law schools are like. :?

I dunno, everyone here seems either high or really content with life compared to where I came from, where btw nobody pursued public interest as a "choice"

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Re: Berkeley OCIP

Postby worldtraveler » Mon Sep 13, 2010 3:13 am

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worldtraveler wrote:If we're laid back, I'm scared of what other law schools are like. :?

I dunno, everyone here seems either high or really content with life compared to where I came from.


You either 1) haven't met many of us yet, 2) it's really scary at other law schools, 3) I'm really jaded right now, or 4) it's too early in the semester to notice all the crazy. Maybe it's all 4.

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Re: Berkeley OCIP

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 13, 2010 3:15 am

#2 is huge, but you're probably right, law students are law students are law students.

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Re: Berkeley OCIP

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 13, 2010 4:54 pm

anyone do the DLA Piper last minute thing? Any callbacks from that one?

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Re: Berkeley OCIP

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 14, 2010 1:33 am

Pillsbury DC CB by phone today

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Re: Berkeley OCIP

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 14, 2010 2:35 am

Pillsbury, damnit, should've interviewed.
Good job on the cb - I prolly wudn't've gotten it anyway.

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Re: Berkeley OCIP

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 15, 2010 2:15 am

Do you guys know anyone who got a Wilson Sonsini Palo Alto offer and how many days after the callback that was? I'm at a ccn and it doesn't seem like anyone from my school knows.

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Re: Berkeley OCIP

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 15, 2010 2:53 am

Anonymous User wrote:Do you guys know anyone who got a Wilson Sonsini Palo Alto offer and how many days after the callback that was? I'm at a ccn and it doesn't seem like anyone from my school knows.


2 days.

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Re: Berkeley OCIP

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 15, 2010 7:32 pm

anyone been on these callbacks and heard back already (ding/offer)?

MoFo SF
Weil Redwood Shores
Irell LA
Quinn SF
Kirkland Palo Alto

If so, if you can please state your callback->offer/ding time lapse, I would greatly appreciate it.

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Re: Berkeley OCIP

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 15, 2010 8:51 pm

Bad day in the mail today: DING DING DING

One from a firm I actually met with in Phase II; one from a firm I resume dropped at Hotel Durant; and . . . [drum roll please] one I didn't even apply to!

In the interest of highlighting the absurdity of that last one, I'll just post my mock response letter:

Dear & Cromwell:

Thank you for sending me a letter telling me that I didn't get a callback that I hadn't even applied for. No wonder you have so many qualified applicants you are not able to offer call backs to-- anyone who ranked your firm 35th on b-Line still counts as an applicant.

Just to put your mind at ease, it is unlikely that I would have joined your firm even if I had been offered a screening interview, a callback or a job offer. I would prefer to work with a firm who can properly operate a mailmerge so that the first name appears in the salutation (see above), or alternatively, including the more formal "Mr." before the surname. Plus, your letter structure looks like your firm is getting paid by the tab: one tab before street name in my address? two before the city name/state/ZIP? Interesting. I could have sworn left justified was the industry standard. And three or four tabs before each paragraph? Bold style choice. I have adopted it here; thanks for the tip. [edit: rather, I tried. TLS takes out the extra spaces....]

Very, very truly yours,

Me.
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Re: Berkeley OCIP

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 15, 2010 10:52 pm

Anonymous User wrote:anyone been on these callbacks and heard back already (ding/offer)?

Quinn SF

If so, if you can please state your callback->offer/ding time lapse, I would greatly appreciate it.


Got the offer the same day as the CB at Quinn.

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Re: Berkeley OCIP

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 16, 2010 12:57 pm

cadwalader nyc callback

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Re: Berkeley OCIP

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 16, 2010 3:50 pm

offers @ morgan lewis, orrick

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Re: Berkeley OCIP

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 16, 2010 8:00 pm

Anonymous User wrote:offers @ morgan lewis, orrick

Congrats! If offers are going out at ML, maybe I'll finally hear about whether I get a callback. :)

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Re: Berkeley OCIP

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 19, 2010 7:17 pm

anybody else got a quinn cb->offer situation?

If so, what was your timeline?

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Re: Berkeley OCIP

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 20, 2010 5:04 pm

final ding in today, that wraps up phase1/phase2/ocip.

Looks like all firms are covered on Nuts & Boalts.

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Re: Berkeley OCIP

Postby prawnstar » Mon Sep 20, 2010 10:35 pm

Anonymous User wrote:offers @ morgan lewis, orrick


If you don't mind me asking, which Morgan Lewis office and when did you interview? I am trying to figure out whether I got dinged.

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Re: Berkeley OCIP

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 21, 2010 7:08 pm

MoFo post-callback ding via email.

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Re: Berkeley OCIP

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 21, 2010 7:57 pm

offer @ irell




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