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Re: Northwestern 2010 OCI Callbacks Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 27, 2010 8:02 pm

Anonymous User wrote:allen and overy yet? anyone? anyone?

[crickets]


Heard of CBs going out from there, but did not personally interview with them.

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Re: Northwestern 2010 OCI Callbacks Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 27, 2010 9:28 pm

A&O confirmed

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Re: Northwestern 2010 OCI Callbacks Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 27, 2010 9:41 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:So what seems to be the norm on the average # of callbacks? I have received 15. I only discuss callbacks with a very small circle of friends. Of the ppl that I havespoken with, they seem to only have one or they have ten or more.


Most people I know have 0-2. It's kind of ridiculous.


I have 3, but all three were reaches for me, so I am not sure how much good it will do me. I've go no love so far from my supposed targets and safeties.


I am grateful to have a good number of cbs - everyone who doesn't should stay aggressive and optimistic - direct app and network as much as possible. Remember you go to a great school and are in a better position than 99% of law students. These places would be lucky to have any one of us on board so keep pushing and your effort will pay off.

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Re: Northwestern 2010 OCI Callbacks Thread

Postby rayiner » Fri Aug 27, 2010 10:06 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:So what seems to be the norm on the average # of callbacks? I have received 15. I only discuss callbacks with a very small circle of friends. Of the ppl that I havespoken with, they seem to only have one or they have ten or more.


Most people I know have 0-2. It's kind of ridiculous.


I have 3, but all three were reaches for me, so I am not sure how much good it will do me. I've go no love so far from my supposed targets and safeties.


The thing to realize is that ITE, it's not like everyone is scaling by hiring by 1/2. It's like the top firms are scaling back by 1/3 and the other firms aren't hiring anyone at all. So your reaches aren't necessarily reaches --- they're hiring people within a certain GPA band and it's pretty big (relatively speaking) and you're obviously within it.

That explains the whole "have and have not" issue. If you're in the big-firm GPA range and do a good interview, you get a ton of callbacks because you meet the criteria for the top firms and those firms are still hiring a bunch of people. If you're outside that range, you get just a couple here or there.

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Re: Northwestern 2010 OCI Callbacks Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 27, 2010 10:09 pm

Has anyone received dings from the following?

Hogan Lovells
Kirkland
Dechert
Weil Gotshal

(All in NYC)

Did anyone else's Paul Weiss come ding come in abnormally long and encourage them to apply for next year?

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Re: Northwestern 2010 OCI Callbacks Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 27, 2010 10:22 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Has anyone else heard from Foley Chicago yet?


I heard a rumor that Foley wasn't really planning on hiring anyone for their chicago office despite such recruiting efforts.

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Re: Northwestern 2010 OCI Callbacks Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 27, 2010 11:23 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Anyone heard back from Baker McKenzie? I can't seem to find anything on them here or elsewhere.


I just heard back from them tonight via email for a callback. Don't hate me, it's the only callback I got in Chicago out of 14 interviews.

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Re: Northwestern 2010 OCI Callbacks Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 27, 2010 11:41 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Has anyone else heard from Foley Chicago yet?


I heard a rumor that Foley wasn't really planning on hiring anyone for their chicago office despite such recruiting efforts.


That's an... odd... rumor

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Re: Northwestern 2010 OCI Callbacks Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 28, 2010 12:06 am

When did people hear from Fenwick?

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Re: Northwestern 2010 OCI Callbacks Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 28, 2010 10:21 am

Anyone heard back from Schiff Hardin?

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Re: Northwestern 2010 OCI Callbacks Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 28, 2010 11:20 am

Anonymous User wrote:Winston offer today


How many days in between your CB and the offer?

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Re: Northwestern 2010 OCI Callbacks Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 28, 2010 12:35 pm

just fyi - at one firm, each CB interviewer rates applicants on a scale of 1-5. A sufficiently high score gets an offer within a few days, sufficiently low score is a ding, in the middle they take a few weeks to decide.

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Re: Northwestern 2010 OCI Callbacks Thread

Postby Wildcats Anon » Sat Aug 28, 2010 1:25 pm

Anonymous User wrote:just fyi - at one firm, each CB interviewer rates applicants on a scale of 1-5. A sufficiently high score gets an offer within a few days, sufficiently low score is a ding, in the middle they take a few weeks to decide.


Can you tell us which firm does this? Does anyone else know of firms who typically work this way?

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Re: Northwestern 2010 OCI Callbacks Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 28, 2010 1:37 pm

Latham DC ding via snail mail.

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Re: Northwestern 2010 OCI Callbacks Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 28, 2010 1:38 pm

Paul Hastings (NY) ding via snail mail.

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Re: Northwestern 2010 OCI Callbacks Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 28, 2010 3:36 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Anyone heard back from Schiff Hardin?


No word from Schiff yet. They said it would take them a while.

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Re: Northwestern 2010 OCI Callbacks Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 28, 2010 3:36 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Winston offer today


How many days in between your CB and the offer?


One week. callback on 8/20. Offer on 8/27

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Re: Northwestern 2010 OCI Callbacks Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 28, 2010 4:26 pm

Ropes, Chicago ding today by mail

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Re: Northwestern 2010 OCI Callbacks Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 28, 2010 7:06 pm

10 NY OCI interviews, 10 NY callbacks (plus 1 NY resume drop CB)
9 CHI OCI interviews, 5 CHI callbacks (plus 1 CHI resume drop CB)

I only resume dropped for a few places.
I think it's either going really well or really poorly for people, based on the classic grades+good work experience+interviewing skills combo. Wishing good luck to those who are not finding the process as fruitful so far.

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Re: Northwestern 2010 OCI Callbacks Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 28, 2010 9:22 pm

It seems as though we have a lot of "collectors" out there. I have a few friends with 15+ CBs who continue to apply to firms that did not come to OCI with the hopes of getting their total CB # up to 20.

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Re: Northwestern 2010 OCI Callbacks Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 29, 2010 11:35 am

Anonymous User wrote:It seems as though we have a lot of "collectors" out there. I have a few friends with 15+ CBs who continue to apply to firms that did not come to OCI with the hopes of getting their total CB # up to 20.


i think you're friends with assholes. i don't know these people.

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Re: Northwestern 2010 OCI Callbacks Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 29, 2010 12:11 pm

Anonymous User wrote:It seems as though we have a lot of "collectors" out there. I have a few friends with 15+ CBs who continue to apply to firms that did not come to OCI with the hopes of getting their total CB # up to 20.


Are they just saying they want to pull 20 CBs for the sake of a round number?

I've got 10 CBs and I certainly don't feel safe. It is not unprecedented to have more and not pull anything.

I don't think you know their motives. Maybe they bid conservatively because they wanted to be safe, and now are trying to get reach firms they would love to work at but didn't feel comfortable spending an OCI slot on.

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Re: Northwestern 2010 OCI Callbacks Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 29, 2010 12:13 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Ropes, Chicago ding today by mail


Ditto.

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Re: Northwestern 2010 OCI Callbacks Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 29, 2010 12:36 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:It seems as though we have a lot of "collectors" out there. I have a few friends with 15+ CBs who continue to apply to firms that did not come to OCI with the hopes of getting their total CB # up to 20.


Are they just saying they want to pull 20 CBs for the sake of a round number?

I've got 10 CBs and I certainly don't feel safe. It is not unprecedented to have more and not pull anything.

I don't think you know their motives. Maybe they bid conservatively because they wanted to be safe, and now are trying to get reach firms they would love to work at but didn't feel comfortable spending an OCI slot on.


I concur with the above poster. I have 14 CBs and likewise do not feel safe. Overall, I bid very conservatively and a handful of my CBs are in a market where firms only offer a 6-week summer program and the historical offer rate is much lower (than say New York) and split summers are expected.

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Re: Northwestern 2010 OCI Callbacks Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 29, 2010 12:48 pm

Has anyone actually heard from firms that took part in the Northwestern Resume Drop program? I received an email from Stroock a couple of weeks ago requesting additional information, but have yet to hear from any other firms (despite having an overall successfull OCI campaign).




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