Anonymous User wrote:School Range: Chicago or Northwestern
Market(s): Chi, NYC (contingency plan)
Approx. class rank: Top 5%
Law Review: Y
Work experience: 2+ years paralegal; political work in college came up a lot in my interviews
Anything else that might have an impact: Had scheduling issues that made me not get interviews until very late (or at all) with some top firms that were good targets for my stats (Kirkland/Sidley Chi and the V5 in NYC). DO NOT MISS ANY PART OF OCI. I'm also interested only in transactional work.
Self-assessed interview capability: 5. My interviewing and speaking is nothing special.
Screening interviews: 25 (22 Chi, 3 NYC)
Mass mails: 6 (NYC) led to 2 additional screenings and callbacks.
Callbacks received: 12 (7 Chi, 5 NYC)
Callbacks accepted: 10 (5 Chi, 5 NYC).
Offers: 3 NYC (V10, V15, V50); 2 Chi (V30, V50)
Comments: Still debating between the two Chicago offers, and leaning toward the V30. Concerned about whether or not there's enough transactional work to go around there, but if there is, it's a great firm for me. If not, I should be competitive at 3L OCI.
Enjoy Mayer. I'll be there too!