Things You Wish You Would Have Known Before OCI

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Re: Things You Wish You Would Have Known Before OCI

Postby 20160810 » Tue Nov 09, 2010 4:18 pm

JazzOne wrote:
SBL wrote:
JazzOne wrote:Depends on the market.

For Cleveland I'd recommend 0 minutes. In Miami you could go as high as 12.

For the Dallas market, I preferred to get it out there a little sooner. Usually dropped the LeBron reference around five minutes in.

BUT HE'S NO MICHAEL FINLEY AMIRITE HIRING PARTNER????

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Re: Things You Wish You Would Have Known Before OCI

Postby JusticeHarlan » Tue Nov 09, 2010 5:54 pm

rad law wrote:Thanks for this thread yall. It has been duly bookmarked and I've been lurking hard.

+1, thank you guys for all this.

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Re: Things You Wish You Would Have Known Before OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Nov 09, 2010 6:39 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:echoing nyc here.

i bid entirely chicago....post-bidding, an attorney friend at a top chicago firm told me to run the fuck away, it's going to be slashed so badly. i hustled to pick up 5 or 6 extra NYC interviews, got 2 callbacks in NYC, and an offer. if i would have been cool with chicago, i'd be jumping off a bridge.


Firm? Care to elaborate?


just that c/o 2011 hiring was going to be awful compared to c/o 2010, and chicago was fucked.

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Re: Things You Wish You Would Have Known Before OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Nov 09, 2010 6:51 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:echoing nyc here.

i bid entirely chicago....post-bidding, an attorney friend at a top chicago firm told me to run the fuck away, it's going to be slashed so badly. i hustled to pick up 5 or 6 extra NYC interviews, got 2 callbacks in NYC, and an offer. if i would have been cool with chicago, i'd be jumping off a bridge.


Firm? Care to elaborate?


just that c/o 2011 hiring was going to be awful compared to c/o 2010, and chicago was fucked.


Are you referring to SA hiring, or that offer rates for summer class of 2011 would be low?

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Re: Things You Wish You Would Have Known Before OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Nov 09, 2010 11:17 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:echoing nyc here.

i bid entirely chicago....post-bidding, an attorney friend at a top chicago firm told me to run the fuck away, it's going to be slashed so badly. i hustled to pick up 5 or 6 extra NYC interviews, got 2 callbacks in NYC, and an offer. if i would have been cool with chicago, i'd be jumping off a bridge.


Firm? Care to elaborate?


just that c/o 2011 hiring was going to be awful compared to c/o 2010, and chicago was fucked.


Are you referring to SA hiring, or that offer rates for summer class of 2011 would be low?

SA Hiring

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Re: Things You Wish You Would Have Known Before OCI

Postby mths » Wed Jun 29, 2011 3:46 pm

bumping for ussefulness

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Re: Things You Wish You Would Have Known Before OCI

Postby Aston2412 » Wed Jun 29, 2011 4:22 pm

If Boston interviewers ask me about the Bruins I'm golden.

If they ask me about the Red Sox, or baseball in general, I'm effed. Because I hate baseball so much that I couldn't even fake it for a 20 minute screening interview.
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Re: Things You Wish You Would Have Known Before OCI

Postby kehoema2 » Wed Jun 29, 2011 4:27 pm

Thanks for the info.

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Re: Things You Wish You Would Have Known Before OCI

Postby Cade McNown » Wed Jun 29, 2011 4:29 pm

Can a n**** get a Tag-ledance?, shake it up shake it up woo!, Shake that thang!

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Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jun 29, 2011 6:36 pm

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Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jun 29, 2011 6:44 pm

Cade McNown wrote:Can a n**** get a Tag-ledance?, shake it up shake it up woo!, Shake that thang!


uh, wut?

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Re: Things You Wish You Would Have Known Before OCI

Postby Cade McNown » Wed Jun 29, 2011 6:53 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Cade McNown wrote:Can a n**** get a Tag-ledance?, shake it up shake it up woo!, Shake that thang!


uh, wut?


Just spicing up a thread tag (2 live crew style)--> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-Rnl7Orxdk

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Re: Things You Wish You Would Have Known Before OCI

Postby billbrasky » Wed Jun 29, 2011 7:32 pm

bid heavily on nyc

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Re: Things You Wish You Would Have Known Before OCI

Postby MBeezy11 » Wed Jun 29, 2011 10:38 pm

Have a credible response to the question you will get asked in an every interview: So, why this firm?

It is important that you make it clear to the interviewer that the firm's prestige and the fact that the firm is in the market you want to live in post graduation are not the only reasons you are interviewing with them. The firms make it very difficult because they all sell themselves as legal supermarkets and its hard because you are doing close to 30 interviews in 3-4 days. However, you need to do your research on Chambers and NALP to ensure the practice you are interested in not only an important part of the firm but that it is of a size and scope that allows first years to start their careers in that practice group. It is not enough to only use the firm's website for your research.

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Re: Things You Wish You Would Have Known Before OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 05, 2011 5:12 pm

Anonymous User wrote:1) Don't waste bids on DC unless you're really sure you know what you're doing. Otherwise, they're not going to call you back.

2) Don't waste bids on LA/SF unless you're really sure you know what you're doing and you have ties to CA. Otherwise, they're not going to call you back.

(None of the above applies to hard sciences IP, because in that case, you know what you're doing.)


How dangerous is it to bid on a lot of DC firms in my situation: 3.72 (top 10%, I think) at NYU, lived/worked/went to college in DC for 7 years prior to law school. I applied to a bunch of mid-range firms in DC like Arnold & Porter, Akin Gump, Jenner Block, Dickstein Shapiro, and the DC offices of some of the top NY firms. I also bid on a bunch of NY firms to be safe, but I put the DC ones toward the top due to smaller # of interview slots. Bad idea?

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Re: Things You Wish You Would Have Known Before OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 31, 2012 4:35 pm

Bid realistically.

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Re: Things You Wish You Would Have Known Before OCI

Postby 20130312 » Tue Jan 31, 2012 4:44 pm

Oh, tag.

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Re: Things You Wish You Would Have Known Before OCI

Postby Guchster » Tue Jan 31, 2012 4:52 pm

Tagging the fuck out of this thread.

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Re: Things You Wish You Would Have Known Before OCI

Postby keg411 » Tue Jan 31, 2012 6:46 pm

OCI sucks.

Advice: DO MOCK INTERVIEWS. DO NOT GO INTO OCI IF YOU HAVEN'T DONE AT LEAST THREE AND AT LEAST ONE IS WITH A PRACTICING BIGLAW ATTORNEY. AND YES, I AM YELLING.

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Re: Things You Wish You Would Have Known Before OCI

Postby Grizz » Tue Jan 31, 2012 6:49 pm

Do fun shit occasionally because the whole process is very stressful for most people, and it will make you want to jump off a ledge.

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Re: Things You Wish You Would Have Known Before OCI

Postby Veyron » Tue Jan 31, 2012 7:13 pm

keg411 wrote:OCI sucks.

Advice: DO MOCK INTERVIEWS. DO NOT GO INTO OCI IF YOU HAVEN'T DONE AT LEAST THREE AND AT LEAST ONE IS WITH A PRACTICING BIGLAW ATTORNEY. AND YES, I AM YELLING.


Really? I found them to be fairly worthless.

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Re: Things You Wish You Would Have Known Before OCI

Postby Detrox » Tue Jan 31, 2012 7:14 pm

The most important info is missing from this thread. Practice your knock 100x a day. You'll be sitting outside the door and boom, it's time to knock. Gotta get it just right, not too loud, not too soft. No more then 4, no less then 2. Always double and triple knock if they don't answer the door immediately, it will show what an eager worker you are. Knock even if the door is open and you're the first to be interviewed, it will intimidate the other people around you and should generate a nice "buzz" across the entire hotel about that mysterious 9:00 am knocker.

Protip: if your OCI isn't in a hotel, transfer. Jobs are only given out in private suites, generally where your chair will be a foot lower to the ground then your interviewer's.

Edit: Protip #2: The 100% job lockdown knock can be completely erased if you have a crappy folder for your prestigious documents. Shell out a few hundred bucks for a nice briefcase for each day of OCI, every $20 dollar spent more then your competitors (classmates) pushes you up .3 Vault rankings. In it, only bring your resume, it has everything they need to know about you. Your grades should obviously be memorized and recited upon the request of a transcript.

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Re: Things You Wish You Would Have Known Before OCI

Postby keg411 » Tue Jan 31, 2012 7:40 pm

Veyron wrote:
keg411 wrote:OCI sucks.

Advice: DO MOCK INTERVIEWS. DO NOT GO INTO OCI IF YOU HAVEN'T DONE AT LEAST THREE AND AT LEAST ONE IS WITH A PRACTICING BIGLAW ATTORNEY. AND YES, I AM YELLING.


Really? I found them to be fairly worthless.


Yes. You don't want to realize you're a shitty interviewer halfway into OCI.

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Re: Things You Wish You Would Have Known Before OCI

Postby Grizz » Tue Jan 31, 2012 8:41 pm

Veyron wrote:
keg411 wrote:OCI sucks.

Advice: DO MOCK INTERVIEWS. DO NOT GO INTO OCI IF YOU HAVEN'T DONE AT LEAST THREE AND AT LEAST ONE IS WITH A PRACTICING BIGLAW ATTORNEY. AND YES, I AM YELLING.


Really? I found them to be fairly worthless.

My mock I interviewer told me "Don't take this the wrong way, but you should be more interesting." I'll be at his firm this summer.

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Re: Things You Wish You Would Have Known Before OCI

Postby Lil Kev » Tue Jan 31, 2012 8:44 pm

This thread is relevant to my interests.




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