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Re: NEW final 2010 OCI results thread that are ACTUALLY FINAL

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Oct 23, 2010 11:06 am

School range: Texas
Market(s): Texas, NYC
Approx. class rank: Top 20%
Law review: Secondary Journal
Work experience: No
IP background: No
Anything else that might have an impact?: N/A
Self-assessed interview ability (1-10): 9
Screening Interviews: 20
Mass mails: 0
Callbacks received: 9
Callbacks accepted: 7
Offers w/vault ranges: 5 (1 V10 + 3 V50 + 1 V100)
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Re: NEW final 2010 OCI results thread that are ACTUALLY FINAL

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Oct 23, 2010 11:07 am

sperry wrote:
markymark wrote:[For median people targeting NYC at Penn this year, I'd say the average # of callbacks was probably around 7-9. I know below median kids with more than that for NYC too.



I don't think that's even remotely close to true. Some median folks might have gotten 7-9 callbacks but average would have been significantly lower.



Really? I'm saying solely targeting NYC. 7-9 seemed to be accurate (I was going to originally say 8-10). Firms like Weil and Skadden were willing to callback down to median.

Edit: Should not be anonymous. Sorry.

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Re: NEW final 2010 OCI results thread that are ACTUALLY FINAL

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Oct 23, 2010 3:13 pm

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Veyron wrote:
What is considered relevant work experience?


I also go to Penn and agree that the OCI was not good for those at or above median, but without work experience or LR. I don't think the type of work experience matters that much - some of the big firms probably like corporate experience since those are their clients.

I was just outside the top 1/3 (no WE or LR) and only got 2 CB's from OCI firms and 2 CB's outside of OCI. I didn't even bid for the most prestigious firms. Of all that, I was able to get 1 offer (smaller firm in a practice area that I like), but not from OCI.


I have "top half but not top quarter" grades at a T14 and got zip in SF (despite mega-ties). I am having trouble recovering, and I am starting to wonder if the lack of a journal is my issue. It seems stupid to me: if it's not just a coincidental indicator of grades...are they really choosing it for the experience? You just cite-check. I'm using the 10-15 hours a week to do internships that are all research/writing and otherwise piling on the experience. I think it's going to do a lot more for me than law review would. But I could see BigLaw automatically deciding that it's not as "prestigious".


That could be a factor. However, if you want me to be frank, you shouldn't take it as a blow to your personality or whatever because I don't think your grades are that competitive for SF biglaw. (Just to put it into context, my friend who got offers from Mofo, OMM, etc. is top 15-20% at MVP and originally from SF. My other friend who bid on SF (not sure what her results are) is top 10% at DCNG and on LR.)

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Re: NEW final 2010 OCI results thread that are ACTUALLY FINAL

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Oct 23, 2010 9:28 pm

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Approx. class rank: Top 10%
Law review: Law Review
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IP background: No
Anything else that might have an impact?: N/A
Self-assessed interview ability (1-10): 6.5
Screening Interviews: 15
Mass mails: 0
Callbacks received: 10
Callbacks accepted: 8
Offers w/vault ranges: 2 (1 V100)... withdrew from consideration at 4 firms post-callback, after receiving offer from top choice firm-- a non-Vault, Boston-only firm.

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Postby Anonymous User » Sat Oct 23, 2010 9:59 pm

School range: D/V
Market(s): DC with a side of Texas, and a dash of New York, California, Denver, and Atlanta
Approx. class rank: B/W Top Half and Top Third.
Law review: Nope, no journals here
Work experience: No
IP background: Electrical Engineer
Anything else that might have an impact?: Military Brat, so I have no strong connection anywhere.
Self-assessed interview ability (1-10): 7
Screening Interviews: 37ish Might be forgetting some
Mass mails: Oh, I have no idea... 20-30?
Callbacks received: 7
Callbacks accepted: 6
Offers w/vault ranges: 2, both in DC. Both IP Boutiques, so Vault ranges don't really count for much (although 1 I know is in the V100 somewhere). Withdrew from 2 firms after first offer.

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Postby Anonymous User » Sat Oct 23, 2010 10:34 pm

School range: T20
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Approx. class rank: Top 5 students
Law review: Yes
Work experience: No
IP background: No
Anything else that might have an impact?: went to a shitty undergrad?
Self-assessed interview ability (1-10): 4
Screening Interviews: 40
Mass mails: 5-10
Callbacks received: 15
Callbacks accepted: 15
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Re: NEW final 2010 OCI results thread that are ACTUALLY FINAL

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Oct 24, 2010 1:53 am

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Veyron wrote:
What is considered relevant work experience?


I also go to Penn and agree that the OCI was not good for those at or above median, but without work experience or LR. I don't think the type of work experience matters that much - some of the big firms probably like corporate experience since those are their clients.

I was just outside the top 1/3 (no WE or LR) and only got 2 CB's from OCI firms and 2 CB's outside of OCI. I didn't even bid for the most prestigious firms. Of all that, I was able to get 1 offer (smaller firm in a practice area that I like), but not from OCI.


Agreed. I think 7-9 is unusual for median or slightly above median.

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Re: NEW final 2010 OCI results thread that are ACTUALLY FINAL

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Oct 24, 2010 10:48 am

What do most Penn students who strike out at OCI end up doing? If mid/small firms, do they generally make permanent offers to their 2L summers as well? I'm a 1L and it's pretty worrisome. CPP acts like the economy hasn't hit Penn at all.

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Re: NEW final 2010 OCI results thread that are ACTUALLY FINAL

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Oct 24, 2010 11:03 am

Anonymous User wrote:What do most Penn students who strike out at OCI end up doing? If mid/small firms, do they generally make permanent offers to their 2L summers as well? I'm a 1L and it's pretty worrisome. CPP acts like the economy hasn't hit Penn at all.



I wouldn't worry about it right now. Just focus on doing well. And if you don't do so well, I know 3 people who are below median working at V50 firms next summer (myself included - no work experience or LR).

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Re: NEW final 2010 OCI results thread that are ACTUALLY FINAL

Postby Veyron » Sun Oct 24, 2010 12:19 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:What do most Penn students who strike out at OCI end up doing? If mid/small firms, do they generally make permanent offers to their 2L summers as well? I'm a 1L and it's pretty worrisome. CPP acts like the economy hasn't hit Penn at all.



I wouldn't worry about it right now. Just focus on doing well. And if you don't do so well, I know 3 people who are below median working at V50 firms next summer (myself included - no work experience or LR).


You give me comfort FRIEND.

Is it normal at this part of the year not to understand a single fucking thing? I feel as if I'm going to rank well below median and end up asking "do you want fries with that?"

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Re: NEW final 2010 OCI results thread that are ACTUALLY FINAL

Postby Aqualibrium » Sun Oct 24, 2010 12:28 pm

Veyron wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:What do most Penn students who strike out at OCI end up doing? If mid/small firms, do they generally make permanent offers to their 2L summers as well? I'm a 1L and it's pretty worrisome. CPP acts like the economy hasn't hit Penn at all.



I wouldn't worry about it right now. Just focus on doing well. And if you don't do so well, I know 3 people who are below median working at V50 firms next summer (myself included - no work experience or LR).


You give me comfort FRIEND.

Is it normal at this part of the year not to understand a single fucking thing? I feel as if I'm going to rank well below median and end up asking "do you want fries with that?"



At this point things should really be clicking in your head, and coming together. If you are having trouble seeing the forest at this stage in the game, you need to sit down with your profs.

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Postby Anonymous User » Sun Oct 24, 2010 12:33 pm

Veyron wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:What do most Penn students who strike out at OCI end up doing? If mid/small firms, do they generally make permanent offers to their 2L summers as well? I'm a 1L and it's pretty worrisome. CPP acts like the economy hasn't hit Penn at all.



I wouldn't worry about it right now. Just focus on doing well. And if you don't do so well, I know 3 people who are below median working at V50 firms next summer (myself included - no work experience or LR).


You give me comfort FRIEND.

Is it normal at this part of the year not to understand a single fucking thing? I feel as if I'm going to rank well below median and end up asking "do you want fries with that?"



At this point last year, I was still under the impression that I didn't need to know the rules for civil procedure. I got a B+ in that class.

I started outlining at thanksgiving and had to teach myself every subject. I would give yourself a little bit more time (I gave myself an extra two weeks second semester and did much better. I still knew nothing until the month before exams though).

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Re: NEW final 2010 OCI results thread that are ACTUALLY FINAL

Postby Veyron » Sun Oct 24, 2010 1:22 pm

Aqualibrium wrote:
Veyron wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:What do most Penn students who strike out at OCI end up doing? If mid/small firms, do they generally make permanent offers to their 2L summers as well? I'm a 1L and it's pretty worrisome. CPP acts like the economy hasn't hit Penn at all.



I wouldn't worry about it right now. Just focus on doing well. And if you don't do so well, I know 3 people who are below median working at V50 firms next summer (myself included - no work experience or LR).


You give me comfort FRIEND.

Is it normal at this part of the year not to understand a single fucking thing? I feel as if I'm going to rank well below median and end up asking "do you want fries with that?"



At this point things should really be clicking in your head, and coming together. If you are having trouble seeing the forest at this stage in the game, you need to sit down with your profs.


DEFINE forest.

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Postby rayiner » Sun Oct 24, 2010 1:44 pm

I knew nothing about K's as of a few days before the exam. Some quality time with Emmanuels -> A.

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Re: NEW final 2010 OCI results thread that are ACTUALLY FINAL

Postby Aqualibrium » Sun Oct 24, 2010 1:47 pm

Veyron wrote:DEFINE forest.




Well I think pretty much every first year student grapples with a lot of individual topics for most of first semester; they have a difficult time seeing how things fit together, and a lot of times end up focusing on one topic or one nuance in a topic. That's normal in my opinion.

What you hope is that shortly after the midterm (or about a month and a half before exams in the law school world), things start to come together for you, and you begin to understand why things were taught in a certain order, how they fit together, and what is really testable material. That is what I call the forest.

If you aren't at that point right now, you need to read some supplements, and consult with your professors. Also, if you don't already have this, beg upperclassmen for old outlines, read through them a couple times. That should give you a good zoomed out picture of the information in the course.

I probably should point out that my perspective on this is a bit obscured. You go to Penn, and Rayiner goes to Northwestern; I'm not sure of the curve at those schools, but I'd venture to say that about 30% of the people on a given test gets a grade in the A range.

My advice is given from the perspective of someone who attended a school where, in a section of 60-65, only 6-8 of us could get a grade in the A range. On a curve like that, if you want an A, you can't afford to arrive to the party that late.

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Postby Veyron » Sun Oct 24, 2010 1:57 pm

Aqualibrium wrote:
Veyron wrote:DEFINE forest.




Well I think pretty much every first year student grapples with a lot of individual topics for most of first semester; they have a difficult time seeing how things fit together, and a lot of times end up focusing on one topic or one nuance in a topic. That's normal in my opinion.

What you hope is that shortly after the midterm (or about a month and a half before exams in the law school world), things start to come together for you, and you begin to understand why things were taught in a certain order, how they fit together, and what is really testable material. That is what I call the forest.

If you aren't at that point right now, you need to read some supplements, and consult with your professors. Also, if you don't already have this, beg upperclassmen for old outlines, read through them a couple times. That should give you a good zoomed out picture of the information in the course.

I probably should point out that my perspective on this is a bit obscured. You go to Penn, and Rayiner goes to Northwestern; I'm not sure of the curve at those schools, but I'd venture to say that about 30% of the people on a given test gets a grade in the A range.

My advice is given from the perspective of someone who attended a school where, in a section of 60-65, only 6-8 of us could get a grade in the A range. On a curve like that, if you want an A, you can't afford to arrive to the party that late.


Meh, my competition is stiffer. Probably works out the same. Honestly, I don't even know how most people at lower ranked schools are able to handle this material. It bemuses even my classmates who are fucking brilliant. Outlining begins today, we shall see what comes of it.

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Postby MrKappus » Sun Oct 24, 2010 1:59 pm

Veyron wrote:Meh, my competition is stiffer. Probably works out the same. Honestly, I don't even know how most people at lower ranked schools are able to handle this material. It bemuses even my classmates who are fucking brilliant. Outlining begins today, we shall see what comes of it.


God, you're just awful.

P.S. Nice misuse of "bemuse."
P.P.S. (edit) Alright apparently I don't know what bemuse means. Guy's still a supercilious punk, but his diction's spotless.
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Postby Aqualibrium » Sun Oct 24, 2010 2:01 pm

Veyron wrote:
Aqualibrium wrote:
Veyron wrote:DEFINE forest.




Well I think pretty much every first year student grapples with a lot of individual topics for most of first semester; they have a difficult time seeing how things fit together, and a lot of times end up focusing on one topic or one nuance in a topic. That's normal in my opinion.

What you hope is that shortly after the midterm (or about a month and a half before exams in the law school world), things start to come together for you, and you begin to understand why things were taught in a certain order, how they fit together, and what is really testable material. That is what I call the forest.

If you aren't at that point right now, you need to read some supplements, and consult with your professors. Also, if you don't already have this, beg upperclassmen for old outlines, read through them a couple times. That should give you a good zoomed out picture of the information in the course.

I probably should point out that my perspective on this is a bit obscured. You go to Penn, and Rayiner goes to Northwestern; I'm not sure of the curve at those schools, but I'd venture to say that about 30% of the people on a given test gets a grade in the A range.

My advice is given from the perspective of someone who attended a school where, in a section of 60-65, only 6-8 of us could get a grade in the A range. On a curve like that, if you want an A, you can't afford to arrive to the party that late.


Meh, my competition is stiffer. Probably works out the same. Honestly, I don't even know how most people at lower ranked schools are able to handle this material. It bemuses even my classmates who are fucking brilliant. Outlining begins today, we shall see what comes of it.



My school has a 166 lsat median; the people here aren't exactly dolts, but I do get your point.

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School range: H
Market(s): DC, ATL
Approx. class rank: not very many Hs but no LPs
Law review: No
Work experience: No
IP background: No
Anything else that might have an impact?: very focused practice interest
Self-assessed interview ability (1-10): 5-6
Screening Interviews: 27
Mass mails: 4
Callbacks received: 13
Callbacks accepted: 13
Offers: 2. Accepted at V60ish firm.

3 rejections; withdrew from being on hold at 8 places (ridiculous, I know). I only wanted to do a specific practice area which is smaller than I originally thought, so I think I'm lucky to have ended up at a firm I really liked.

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MrKappus wrote:
Veyron wrote:Meh, my competition is stiffer. Probably works out the same. Honestly, I don't even know how most people at lower ranked schools are able to handle this material. It bemuses even my classmates who are fucking brilliant. Outlining begins today, we shall see what comes of it.


God, you're just awful.

P.S. Nice misuse of "bemuse."
P.P.S. (edit) Alright apparently I don't know what bemuse means. Guy's still a supercilious punk, but his diction's spotless.


Quoted for posterity.

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Postby Anonymous User » Sun Oct 24, 2010 4:46 pm

School range: T25
Market(s): Chicago, Michigan, Midwest
Approx. class rank: Unranked, but approximately top 25%
Law review: secondary journal
Work experience: Significant internship & part time work in ugrad, no full time
IP background: No
Anything else that might have an impact?: Background in finance, connection to all markets that I got callbacks
Self-assessed interview ability (1-10): 7.5
Screening Interviews: 25
Mass mails: <50
Callbacks received: 5
Callbacks accepted: 5
Offers w/vault ranges: 2 (1 NLJ250 market paying boutique, 1 large regional), 2 dings (1 V100, 1 medium regional), 1 decline before notification (large regional).

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Postby concurrent fork » Sun Oct 24, 2010 7:47 pm

Veyron wrote:Meh, my competition is stiffer. Probably works out the same. Honestly, I don't even know how most people at lower ranked schools are able to handle this material. It bemuses even my classmates who are fucking brilliant. Outlining begins today, we shall see what comes of it.


Are you really that ignorant or just terrible at sarcasm?

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Postby rayiner » Sun Oct 24, 2010 8:11 pm

Veyron wrote:Meh, my competition is stiffer. Probably works out the same. Honestly, I don't even know how most people at lower ranked schools are able to handle this material. It bemuses even my classmates who are fucking brilliant. Outlining begins today, we shall see what comes of it.


LOL WUT.

Law skool material is cake what are you talking about? Everyone understands the material, that's the baseline. What differentiates people on the exam is how quickly and precisely they can apply it.
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Postby Veyron » Sun Oct 24, 2010 8:11 pm

concurrent fork wrote:
Veyron wrote:Meh, my competition is stiffer. Probably works out the same. Honestly, I don't even know how most people at lower ranked schools are able to handle this material. It bemuses even my classmates who are fucking brilliant. Outlining begins today, we shall see what comes of it.


Are you really that ignorant or just terrible at sarcasm?


I'm bitter, ignorant, and cling to my guns and religion. I also have antipathy and malice towards those who aren't like me. Couldn't you tell?

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Postby Veyron » Sun Oct 24, 2010 8:14 pm

rayiner wrote:
Veyron wrote:Meh, my competition is stiffer. Probably works out the same. Honestly, I don't even know how most people at lower ranked schools are able to handle this material. It bemuses even my classmates who are fucking brilliant. Outlining begins today, we shall see what comes of it.


LOL WUT.

Law skool material is cake what are you talking about? Everyone understands the material, that's the baseline. What differentiates people on the exam is how quickly and precisely they can apply it.


I guess it depends on what you mean by "understands" the material. I'm sure that I've got the basics but then I run into shit, like I try to do a RAP problem and get the wrong sort of estate and future interest 3 times in a row. Then I feel stupid. I'm sure I could explain the "basics" of property to anyone but that seems besides the point.




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