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Re: Hastings/Davis OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 13, 2010 12:49 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Hastings: I've received a few rejections (firms already mentioned in this thread) and mostly silence from the rest. A few asked for some additional information via email (writing samples, transcripts, etc. that they did not request during the OCI bidding process) but nothing since then.

Some firms told me that I shouldn't expect to hear back from them until the end of September. I suppose we're backups.

-D-

I think the part about us hearing later because we're backups is, sadly, often TCR. Although the Sacramento firms tend to be pretty down to hire Davis students as a first choice, all of the SF/LA/OC/SD options seem to be waiting to see how the offers they made to Berkeley/Stanford/UCLA students pan out before they get around to us. At least that could explain why people with good (let's say top-third) grades from both schools are still waiting.

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Re: Hastings/Davis OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 14, 2010 12:07 am

D: Just curious, is CIA doing OCI at Hastings as well?

No idea how to prep for this interview

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Re: Hastings/Davis OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 14, 2010 1:35 am

Anonymous User wrote:D: Just curious, is CIA doing OCI at Hastings as well?

No idea how to prep for this interview

Rent/watch the 1996 documentary "True Lies." Take notes.

You're welcome.

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Re: Hastings/Davis OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 15, 2010 4:55 pm

Anyone heard back from Porter Scott or Downey Brand yet?

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Re: Hastings/Davis OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 15, 2010 5:51 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Anyone heard back from Porter Scott or Downey Brand yet?


nothing here from Downey Brand... I love that firm, top choice

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Re: Hastings/Davis OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 15, 2010 7:25 pm

Hastings - dinged at Finnegan (Palo Alto)

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Re: Hastings/Davis OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 15, 2010 9:56 pm

Orrick offer out at H.

Lots of people in the CB stage and post CB wait.

Very few people getting offers from what I've heard. Pretty much a bloodbath.

Seems like if you had less than 10 interviews, you were unlikely to get a CB, much less an offer.

Obviously, these are generalizations, but pretty accurate based on the people I know.

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Re: Hastings/Davis OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 15, 2010 10:02 pm

Hanson Bridgett sent out some rejections today.

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Re: Hastings/Davis OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 15, 2010 10:06 pm

(D)

I wouldn't say it's been a bloodbath at all. I know people getting biglaw callbacks as low as top third. However I also know of a couple people who are top-10% and getting screwed, so I think that we can't over-stress the importance of interview skills.

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Re: Hastings/Davis OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 15, 2010 10:38 pm

Have any IP folks received callbacks at Hastings?

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Re: Hastings/Davis OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 17, 2010 7:30 pm

dinged at Downey Brand...this one hurts

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Re: Hastings/Davis OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 17, 2010 7:33 pm

Anonymous User wrote:dinged at Downey Brand...this one hurts

Snail mail? When did you interview with them? You know anyone who's gotten CBs/their grades?

I'm at Davis and just interviewed with them last week/would really like to get a job there...

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Re: Hastings/Davis OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 17, 2010 9:14 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:dinged at Downey Brand...this one hurts

Snail mail? When did you interview with them? You know anyone who's gotten CBs/their grades?

I'm at Davis and just interviewed with them last week/would really like to get a job there...


it was at Hastings a few weeks ago

dinged by snail mail today. I don't know anyone with any CBs period at Hastings. I am top 25%, secondary journal. I thought it was one of my best interview performances.

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Re: Hastings/Davis OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 20, 2010 5:57 pm

Hastings:

Ding at Downey Brand today. Top 25%, no journal. The only people I know with callbacks at Hastings are the highly-ranked IP kids.

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Re: Hastings/Davis OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 21, 2010 1:10 am

Hastings seems to have been f-ing brutal this year. Here at Davis, I have 4 callbacks (but no offers... yet *fingers crossed*) and am top third-ish, no journals, not IP. It seems like everyone I know who is top-30% has had at least one CB so far.

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Re: Hastings/Davis OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 21, 2010 1:11 am

Anonymous User wrote:Hastings:

Ding at Downey Brand today. Top 25%, no journal. The only people I know with callbacks at Hastings are the highly-ranked IP kids.

I think Downey is big on ties to Sac and will hire lower class ranked people who grew up in the 916. At least that's the word on the street. Unless you're from the area, I wouldn't take that ding personally.

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Re: Hastings/Davis OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 21, 2010 1:18 am

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Anonymous User wrote:Hastings:

Ding at Downey Brand today. Top 25%, no journal. The only people I know with callbacks at Hastings are the highly-ranked IP kids.

I think Downey is big on ties to Sac and will hire lower class ranked people who grew up in the 916. At least that's the word on the street. Unless you're from the area, I wouldn't take that ding personally.


They probably saw the dearth of Hastings applicants for their firm and decided that they weren't getting to look at the "cream of the crop". Hastings students' insistence on S.F. jobs is working to our detriment.

and yes, a bloodbath

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Re: Hastings/Davis OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 22, 2010 8:32 pm

Has anyone heard from Rutan and Tucker?

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Re: Hastings/Davis OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 26, 2010 4:11 am

H:
more rejects - Best Best & Krieger, Cades Schutte

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Re: Hastings/Davis OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 27, 2010 10:45 pm

Any stradling yocca rejections? Ive heard nothing from them.

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Re: Hastings/Davis OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 27, 2010 10:53 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Any stradling yocca rejections? Ive heard nothing from them.


same...total silence

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Re: Hastings/Davis OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 28, 2010 12:10 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Any stradling yocca rejections? Ive heard nothing from them.


same...total silence

I called them up a couple of weeks ago. No one answered. I left a message. No one contacted me afterwards.

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Re: Hastings/Davis OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 30, 2010 3:33 pm

any news? total silence this week here (H)

time to hammer the final nail in this coffin?

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Re: Hastings/Davis OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 30, 2010 5:05 pm

Anonymous User wrote:any news? total silence this week here (H)

time to hammer the final nail in this coffin?


Hastings -- Dinged at stradling yocca via snail mail

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Re: Hastings/Davis OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 30, 2010 5:09 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:any news? total silence this week here (H)

time to hammer the final nail in this coffin?


Hastings -- Dinged at stradling yocca via snail mail


Great! Now I have a reason to run home and check the mail. :D




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