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ZXCVBNM
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OCI at Columbia

Postby ZXCVBNM » Sun Jun 27, 2010 9:53 pm

Just curious. How does OCI at Columbia work? How many bids? Is it 100% student selected? How many interviews do students typically get?

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Re: OCI at Columbia

Postby Veyron » Sun Jun 27, 2010 9:58 pm

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Re: OCI at Columbia

Postby addicted » Sun Jun 27, 2010 9:58 pm

I take it from the question you decided to apply as a transfer... Good luck!

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Re: OCI at Columbia

Postby imchuckbass58 » Sun Jun 27, 2010 10:11 pm

ZXCVBNM wrote:Just curious. How does OCI at Columbia work? How many bids? Is it 100% student selected? How many interviews do students typically get?


30 bids. Complete lottery (i.e., no pre-screening). Four days, but not consecutive - I think it's the 11th, 12th, 16th and 17th.

Career services said that on average you can expect 15-20 interviews from 30 bids. Less if you bid for firms that are in high demand but have relatively few slots.

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Re: OCI at Columbia

Postby Voyager » Mon Jun 28, 2010 5:27 pm

Things may have changed, but back in 2008 you could add your name to a ton of firm interview rosters the day of. I did something like 38 interviews total.

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Re: OCI at Columbia

Postby deneuve39 » Mon Jun 28, 2010 9:46 pm

Voyager wrote:Things may have changed, but back in 2008 you could add your name to a ton of firm interview rosters the day of. I did something like 38 interviews total.


I'm pretty sure you can still do this, and also go to firms' hospitality suites to get interviews as well.

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Re: OCI at Columbia

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 20, 2010 3:24 pm

When is the actually lottery and when do you get to bid on firms? What month?

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Re: OCI at Columbia

Postby Antipodean » Tue Jul 20, 2010 3:38 pm

Anonymous User wrote:When is the actually lottery and when do you get to bid on firms? What month?

Bids for non-transfer students concluded last week - July 15. However, interview schedules won't be released until August 2. I assume that transfers will bid at some time during that window, though I suppose that Columbia might use a system of set-asides for transfers.

From the Admitted Transfer Student Website (apparently current JDs can see it too):
Congratulations on your acceptance to Columbia Law School's J.D. program. The staff of the Career Services Office looks forward to providing you with a broad range of programs and services. We will be contacting you immediately following your acceptance letter from the Admissions Office in order to explain our recruitment programs and career counseling services. In addition, you will be eligible to participate in our extensive Early Interview Program. Information concerning this program and the name and contact information of your assigned Career Services counselor will be provided to you in the introductory email that you will receive. We work with each student individually to be certain that you have an understanding of our processes and procedures and to make your transition to Columbia as smooth as possible.

If you have any questions, please contact Katie Brethel, Director of JD Career Advising and the coordinator of the transfer student program at <edited to avoid spambots>.




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