What exactly is OCI?

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redsox421
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What exactly is OCI?

Postby redsox421 » Sat Aug 28, 2010 12:51 am

Forgive my 0L ignorance, but I was wondering how this OCI thing works exactly. Namely, are students who are doing OCI in August/September interviewing for SA gigs, or for fulltime positions? And if they're primarily interviewing for SA's, then it is assumed/implied that, barring a disaster, they will be hired fulltime? Thanks in advance for any responses.

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General Tso
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Re: What exactly is OCI?

Postby General Tso » Sat Aug 28, 2010 1:01 am

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Re: What exactly is OCI?

Postby romothesavior » Sat Aug 28, 2010 1:03 am

redsox421 wrote:Forgive my 0L ignorance, but I was wondering how this OCI thing works exactly. Namely, are students who are doing OCI in August/September interviewing for SA gigs, or for fulltime positions? And if they're primarily interviewing for SA's, then it is assumed/implied that, barring a disaster, they will be hired fulltime? Thanks in advance for any responses.


Sounds like you've pretty much got it. OCI = On-campus interviewing. You do an interview, then hopefully get a callback to interview with more people at the firm, and then you hopefully get a 2L SA for the next summer. If that goes well, you should get hired.

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Re: What exactly is OCI?

Postby Zugzwang » Sat Aug 28, 2010 1:06 am

There is no such thing as OCI, only LOLCI.

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Re: What exactly is OCI?

Postby redsox421 » Sat Aug 28, 2010 1:09 am

So the vast majority of 1st year associates at biglaw firms were SA's at the firm the year before?
(Again, sorry if I sound ignorant, just trying to glean some information.)

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Re: What exactly is OCI?

Postby romothesavior » Sat Aug 28, 2010 1:11 am

redsox421 wrote:So the vast majority of 1st year associates at biglaw firms were SA's at the firm the year before?
(Again, sorry if I sound ignorant, just trying to glean some information.)


Yes. 2L OCI and the subsequent SA is the primary means of obtaining a biglaw firm job.

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Re: What exactly is OCI?

Postby redsox421 » Sat Aug 28, 2010 1:16 am

Gotcha. After seeing all the angst around here regarding OCI, I figured that the interviews were for fulltime jobs, which conflicted with I thought previously....makes sense now though, thanks.

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Re: What exactly is OCI?

Postby traehekat » Sat Aug 28, 2010 1:32 am

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