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Re: Michigan 2010 OCI Callbacks

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 02, 2010 4:01 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Any word from Gunderson Dettmer?
I go to NYU, and I heard from them yesterday. They interviewed on Thursday here.

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Re: Michigan 2010 OCI Callbacks

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 02, 2010 4:15 pm

Mayer Brown NYC and Cadwalader NYC

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Re: Michigan 2010 OCI Callbacks

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 02, 2010 4:15 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Any word from Gunderson Dettmer?
I go to NYU, and I heard from them yesterday. They interviewed on Thursday here.


my friend got a cb a couple of days ago.

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Re: Michigan 2010 OCI Callbacks

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 02, 2010 4:15 pm

Cooley ding via snail mail.

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Re: Michigan 2010 OCI Callbacks

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 02, 2010 4:16 pm

Has anyone heard from any Pacific Northwest firms in the Seattle/Portland area? (Perkins Coie, Davis Wright, etc.)

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Re: Michigan 2010 OCI Callbacks

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 02, 2010 4:22 pm

Still nothing from Covington???? 3 of my friends and I interviewed last week and none of us have heard.

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Re: Michigan 2010 OCI Callbacks

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 02, 2010 4:28 pm

Anyone heard from Simpson yet?

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Re: Michigan 2010 OCI Callbacks

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 02, 2010 4:29 pm

Orrick "CB" via snail mail (it was very unusual).
I opened the letter thinking it was definitely a rejection.

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Re: Michigan 2010 OCI Callbacks

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 02, 2010 4:32 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Anyone heard from Simpson yet?



I got a Simpson cb a few days ago; call from the interviewer at OCI.

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Re: Michigan 2010 OCI Callbacks

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 02, 2010 4:44 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Cooley ding via snail mail.


Which office?

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Re: Michigan 2010 OCI Callbacks

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 02, 2010 5:03 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Mayer Brown NYC and Cadwalader NYC


Congrats! From individual interviewers or from the recruiting department?

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Re: Michigan 2010 OCI Callbacks

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 02, 2010 5:31 pm

I have a 3.3X GPA and had interviews with northern California firms in the 3.2X-3.5X band. (Because there weren't really any less-selective firms around.) I think I have a good resume and interview reasonably well. So far, 25% ding rate all over the spectrum with no CBs. If the rest of the T16 outside of HYS aren't having this kind of trouble, I am going to be ...

... ineffectually angry.

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Re: Michigan 2010 OCI Callbacks

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 02, 2010 5:39 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I have a 3.3X GPA and had interviews with northern California firms in the 3.2X-3.5X band. (Because there weren't really any less-selective firms around.) I think I have a good resume and interview reasonably well. So far, 25% ding rate all over the spectrum with no CBs. If the rest of the T16 outside of HYS aren't having this kind of trouble, I am going to be ...

... ineffectually angry.


What firms are in the 3.2-3.5 band? I'm at another T14 and so far no CBs too.

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Re: Michigan 2010 OCI Callbacks

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 02, 2010 5:44 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:I have a 3.3X GPA and had interviews with northern California firms in the 3.2X-3.5X band. (Because there weren't really any less-selective firms around.) I think I have a good resume and interview reasonably well. So far, 25% ding rate all over the spectrum with no CBs. If the rest of the T16 outside of HYS aren't having this kind of trouble, I am going to be ...

... ineffectually angry.


What firms are in the 3.2-3.5 band? I'm at another T14 and so far no CBs too.


As irrelevant as these selectivity estimates might be ITE, OCS has asked us to keep them under wraps, and I'd like to respect that. (Otherwise, I would be more than happy to share this info with you.) Bottom line is: I am not talking about Munger Tolles.

"No news is good news" and all that, but until CBs start trickling in to complement the dings, I'm not feeling great.

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Re: Michigan 2010 OCI Callbacks

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 02, 2010 6:00 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I have a 3.3X GPA and had interviews with northern California firms in the 3.2X-3.5X band. (Because there weren't really any less-selective firms around.) I think I have a good resume and interview reasonably well. So far, 25% ding rate all over the spectrum with no CBs. If the rest of the T16 outside of HYS aren't having this kind of trouble, I am going to be ...

... ineffectually angry.


What firms are in the 3.2-3.5 band? I'm at another T14 and so far no CBs too.


As irrelevant as these selectivity estimates might be ITE, OCS has asked us to keep them under wraps, and I'd like to respect that. (Otherwise, I would be more than happy to share this info with you.) Bottom line is: I am not talking about Munger Tolles.

"No news is good news" and all that, but until CBs start trickling in to complement the dings, I'm not feeling great.



That's understandable. Goodluck.

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Re: Michigan 2010 OCI Callbacks

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 02, 2010 6:17 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Mayer Brown NYC and Cadwalader NYC


Congrats! From individual interviewers or from the recruiting department?


Mayer Brown was from the recruiting department (didn't interview individually) and Cadwalader was the individual interviewer.

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Re: Michigan 2010 OCI Callbacks

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 02, 2010 6:18 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Mayer Brown NYC and Cadwalader NYC


Congrats! From individual interviewers or from the recruiting department?


Mayer Brown was from the recruiting department (didn't interview individually) and Cadwalader was the individual interviewer.


GPA?

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Re: Michigan 2010 OCI Callbacks

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 02, 2010 6:26 pm

around 3.5

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Re: Michigan 2010 OCI Callbacks

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 02, 2010 6:28 pm

Anyone medianish want to share an overview of their results so far?

I've heard that GPA doesn't totally determine results, but it sounds like it has some kind of influence...all my friends with super-high GPAs are swimming in dinner invites and callbacks. My slightly optimistic working theory is that firms are working through the super-qualified types now, and based on how many offers to that group get accepted, they'll decide how far down to go for the next round.

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Re: Michigan 2010 OCI Callbacks

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Re: Michigan 2010 OCI Callbacks

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Re: Michigan 2010 OCI Callbacks

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Re: Michigan 2010 OCI Callbacks

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 02, 2010 6:45 pm

Anonymous User wrote:(I'm the poster who got the Mayer Brown and Cadwalader earlier)-- I think personality really is playing a much larger role than my GPA in getting callbacks.


I agree with personality playing a larger role. As a transfer, I expected less than spectacular results. However, I'm 8-3 in cb v. rejections. I think I have a good personality and the results speak for themselves. Also, people that applied to all DC/NY/CHI firms probably screwed themselves -- this is not the economy to make a bid for your favorite place.
As someone mentioned in another thread, firms are looking for people who fit and not just GPAs.
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Re: Michigan 2010 OCI Callbacks

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 02, 2010 6:48 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:(I'm the poster who got the Mayer Brown and Cadwalader earlier)-- I think personality really is playing a much larger role than my GPA in getting callbacks. I've had a fairly inconsistent run in law school, but I've gotten callbacks at firms my GPA would have no business getting me a callback at (Davis Polk, in particular). I think that this year is definitely better than last year was, and so personality is playing a role that it didn't have the chance to earlier this year.


Yeah, but a 3.5 is still at least top 20%, if not higher...just wondering why you bid on certain firms in the first place.


I was playing it fairly conservative and wanted to maximize my chances at getting callbacks.

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Re: Michigan 2010 OCI Callbacks

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 02, 2010 6:51 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:(I'm the poster who got the Mayer Brown and Cadwalader earlier)-- I think personality really is playing a much larger role than my GPA in getting callbacks. I've had a fairly inconsistent run in law school, but I've gotten callbacks at firms my GPA would have no business getting me a callback at (Davis Polk, in particular). I think that this year is definitely better than last year was, and so personality is playing a role that it didn't have the chance to earlier this year.


Yeah, but a 3.5 is still at least top 20%, if not higher...just wondering why you bid on certain firms in the first place.


I was playing it fairly conservative and wanted to maximize my chances at getting callbacks.


Putting it bluntly, with a 3.5 you're probably going to end up getting an offer at a higher ranked firm and end up rejecting lower ranked callbacks/offers. However, this strategy screws your classmates over because interviewers only callback a certain few from each batch and most don't go back to re-callback people. But it is what it is, since it's every person for him or herself.




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