Top 3% - 1 CB, no offers at OCI

(On Campus Interviews, Summer Associate positions, Firm Reviews, Tips, ...)
Forum rules
Anonymous Posting

Anonymous posting is only appropriate when you are revealing sensitive employment related information about a firm, job, etc. You may anonymously respond on topic to these threads. Unacceptable uses include: harassing another user, joking around, testing the feature, or other things that are more appropriate in the lounge.

Failure to follow these rules will get you outed, warned, or banned.
Anonymous User
Posts: 273588
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Top 3% - 1 CB, no offers at OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Oct 04, 2010 8:24 pm

I am top 3% of my class at a t60 school. Law Review and President of a student organization. I have had 1 callback and just received my rejection from that. Anyone have any ideas on how to proceed? I'm starting to think law school is a bad idea. FYI, I know maybe 10-15 at my school with offers out of a class of 500+.

User avatar
Kohinoor
Posts: 2756
Joined: Sat Oct 25, 2008 5:51 pm

Re: Top 3% - 1 CB, no offers at OCI

Postby Kohinoor » Mon Oct 04, 2010 8:35 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I am top 3% of my class at a t60 school. Law Review and President of a student organization. I have had 1 callback and just received my rejection from that. Anyone have any ideas on how to proceed? I'm starting to think law school is a bad idea. FYI, I know maybe 10-15 at my school with offers out of a class of 500+.

This is pretty late in the game to start this but I imagine that a mass mail campaign might have been quite fruitful for biglaw.

Anonymous User
Posts: 273588
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: Top 3% - 1 CB, no offers at OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Oct 04, 2010 9:47 pm

buddy in a similar situation T5% T50 school 2L... 1CB at a 15 person lit firm that pays 1st year associates 35k.

User avatar
MrKappus
Posts: 1685
Joined: Tue Mar 31, 2009 2:46 am

Re: Top 3% - 1 CB, no offers at OCI

Postby MrKappus » Mon Oct 04, 2010 9:57 pm

If they pay their first-year associates $35k, what do they pay paralegals???

Anonymous User
Posts: 273588
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: Top 3% - 1 CB, no offers at OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Oct 04, 2010 9:59 pm

MrKappus wrote:If they pay their first-year associates $35k, what do they pay paralegals???



i dont want to know.............

Canez
Posts: 2
Joined: Sun Oct 03, 2010 9:15 am

Re: Top 3% - 1 CB, no offers at OCI

Postby Canez » Mon Oct 04, 2010 10:01 pm

Let me help: YOU ARE AN ASPE.

User avatar
MrKappus
Posts: 1685
Joined: Tue Mar 31, 2009 2:46 am

Re: Top 3% - 1 CB, no offers at OCI

Postby MrKappus » Mon Oct 04, 2010 10:09 pm

Canez wrote:Let me help: YOU ARE AN ASPE.


You're the socially adept one who calls people names in caps on the interwebz. :roll:

User avatar
20160810
Posts: 19648
Joined: Fri May 02, 2008 1:18 pm

Re: Top 3% - 1 CB, no offers at OCI

Postby 20160810 » Tue Oct 05, 2010 11:28 am

Canez wrote:Let me help: YOU ARE AN ASPE.

No let me help: I BANNED YOU.


OP, I'm guessing your school is 'Dozo, Loyola or Pepperdine. No need to confirm or deny, but if so I'd encourage you to start mass-mailing RIGHT NOW. A lot of the NYC/LA firms that would have looked at you are just completely impacted, and can, due to the bad economy and more people from higher-ranked schools accepting fewer offers, afford to pass over schools ranked in the '60s this year. That said, there are firms in secondary markets that would jump at the chance to hire someone with your grades and credentials.

Get on NALP and Martindale immediately and begin emailing resumes and cover letters to every firm in every secondary market where you have ties, and just hope for the best.

JustBelieve
Posts: 84
Joined: Sun Apr 04, 2010 4:08 pm

Re: Top 3% - 1 CB, no offers at OCI

Postby JustBelieve » Tue Oct 05, 2010 3:51 pm

The law school you went to has nothing with how many callbacks you will get. However, since you were in the top 3% it shows that you worked hard so you will get something because grades matter (100%).

Just be patient and the calls will come your way. Just have faith. In the meantime, maybe you can work on your resume or try to reach out to other firms to seek employment. Good things are coming your way my friend, just believe in them.


Anonymous User wrote:I am top 3% of my class at a t60 school. Law Review and President of a student organization. I have had 1 callback and just received my rejection from that. Anyone have any ideas on how to proceed? I'm starting to think law school is a bad idea. FYI, I know maybe 10-15 at my school with offers out of a class of 500+.




Return to “Legal Employment”

Who is online

The online users are hidden on this forum.