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Re: UVa OGI 2011 thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 01, 2011 7:49 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:First anon from pg 24.
GPA is 3.54 (~top 20%), straight from UG.

15 PS (13 NY, 1 DC, 1 secondary)
12 alts (8 NY, 3 DC, 1 secondary)

Bid 40 NYC, 7 DC, and 3 secondary. Still waiting on 4 NY, 2 DC, 1 secondary.


Updated with final totals:

18 PS (13 NY, 3 DC, 2 secondary)
14 alts (9 NY, 4 DC, 1 secondary)

Had much better luck with the highly selective firms in NY than the less selective ones


Same GPA. 17 preselects (14 NY, 3 CA). 7 alts (5 NYC, 2 CA). I bid 41 NYC, 8 CA, and 1 secondary.

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Re: UVa OGI 2011 thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 01, 2011 7:50 pm

6th anon from the bottom on page 25, update:

top 20%, law review, decent softs, bid NY/DC, 37 preselects and 6 alternates.

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Re: UVa OGI 2011 thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 01, 2011 7:54 pm

Anonymous User wrote:6th anon from the bottom on page 25, update:

top 20%, law review, decent softs, bid NY/DC, 37 preselects and 6 alternates.


Law Review is a serious boost.

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Re: UVa OGI 2011 thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 01, 2011 8:03 pm

Y I NO GET PRESELECTS WITH MY 3.5????

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Re: UVa OGI 2011 thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 01, 2011 8:20 pm

3.41, little WE, DC/NY and Secondary

5 Preselects:
2 NY
3 Secondary

10 Alternates:
3 DC
4 NY
3 Secondary

Been mailing my ass off since Thursday, and hoping that between trickle, lottery (my top 20 were all reasonable minus one reach and I ended up with 1 pre/1 alt), and hustle I'm not completely screwed.

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Re: UVa OGI 2011 thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 01, 2011 8:21 pm

For those with more than 20 preselect, how much strategy should play into picking the 20? Does it make sense to pick firms with larger class sizes? Mix more selective with less selective? Or is it enough about personality at this stage that numbers/strategy don't matter as much as with bid strategy?

Will be dumping a number of NYC slots that hopefully people can use.

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Re: UVa OGI 2011 thread

Postby showNprove » Mon Aug 01, 2011 8:46 pm

Anonymous User wrote:For those with more than 20 preselect, how much strategy should play into picking the 20? Does it make sense to pick firms with larger class sizes? Mix more selective with less selective? Or is it enough about personality at this stage that numbers/strategy don't matter as much as with bid strategy?

Will be dumping a number of NYC slots that hopefully people can use.

It's too much of a crapshoot since you have no idea how any interview will play out. My advice would be to pick the firms you like the most, along with 2 or 3 firms that you consider safeties.

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Re: UVa OGI 2011 thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 01, 2011 9:18 pm

3.59 (top 15%), straight from UG.

47 NYC, 3 DC, 1 Secondary

18 Preselects (16 NY, 1 DC, 1 Secondary)
13 Alternates (12 NY, 1 DC)

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Re: UVa OGI 2011 thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 01, 2011 10:45 pm

Bottom half.

A few years of work experience.

12 pre-selects (TX, DC, lots of secondary mrkts), 4 alternates.

There is a God.

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Re: UVa OGI 2011 thread

Postby Julio_El_Chavo » Mon Aug 01, 2011 10:47 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Bottom half.

A few years of work experience.

12 pre-selects (TX, DC, lots of secondary mrkts), 4 alternates.

There is a God.


Work experience can really make a HUGE difference, especially tech/IP-related experience.

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Re: UVa OGI 2011 thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 01, 2011 10:51 pm

Transfer. I'd say more about my old school, rank, etc. but I don't want to out myself.

Straight through from UG with no meaningful WE.

13 pre-selects
11 alternates

All secondary markets. Possibly still waiting on three firms, but who knows.

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Re: UVa OGI 2011 thread

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 02, 2011 12:04 am

3.42, lots of WE:
Texas: 18 bids, 8 P, 6 A
SoCal: 12 bids, 3 P, 2 A
Atlanta: 7 bids, 0 P, 1 A (Are we still waiting on Baker Donelson?)
Chicago: 5 bids, 0 P, 3 A
Western Secondaries: 7 bids, 2 P, 0 A

Also got four interviews (2 P, 2 muthatricklin' A) through the TIP.

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Re: UVa OGI 2011 thread

Postby showNprove » Tue Aug 02, 2011 12:06 am

Based on the responses in this thread, I estimate that 90% of the class is in the top third. And that's why the C/O 2013 is the most accomplished class in UVA history.

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Re: UVa OGI 2011 thread

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 02, 2011 1:39 am

Top 15%, 3.59, no WE

Bid, 4 local firms, 10 DC firms, 43 NYC firms

Preselects: 19 NYC, 1 DC, 2 local
Alternates: 2 DC, 7 NYC

I did go 1/5 for my to 5 bids. I'm hoping to pick them up in the lottery/get off some alternate lists.

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Re: UVa OGI 2011 thread

Postby Julio_El_Chavo » Tue Aug 02, 2011 1:59 am

There are only about 80 or so people above the 3.5 mark in the 1L class and I think most of them are TLS posters.

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Re: UVa OGI 2011 thread

Postby Doritos » Tue Aug 02, 2011 7:29 am

Julio_El_Chavo wrote:There are only about 80 or so people above the 3.5 mark in the 1L class and I think most of them are TLS posters.


I like shownprove's theory better

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Re: UVa OGI 2011 thread

Postby wackjickham » Tue Aug 02, 2011 8:28 am

Doritos wrote:
Julio_El_Chavo wrote:There are only about 80 or so people above the 3.5 mark in the 1L class and I think most of them are TLS posters.


I like shownprove's theory better


Unfortunately I have a feeling that 2014 will be more accomplished and diverse :(

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Re: UVa OGI 2011 thread

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 02, 2011 9:41 am

Smith Moore (Greensboro) is in.

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Re: UVa OGI 2011 thread

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 02, 2011 9:50 am

Picked up a Chadbourne & Parke (DC) preselect and Paul Weiss (DC) alternate this morning (3.66). I thought they were finished yesterday but there is still hope!

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Re: UVa OGI 2011 thread

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 02, 2011 12:20 pm

Anyone have a guess as to the total percentage of interviews that will have been accepted after this first round?

Considering that only 70% have been offered and the rates of people declining them I wouldn't be surprised if more than half the slots end up needing to be filled.

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Re: UVa OGI 2011 thread

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 02, 2011 12:21 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Picked up a Chadbourne & Parke (DC) preselect and Paul Weiss (DC) alternate this morning (3.66). I thought they were finished yesterday but there is still hope!


Weil preselect came in this afternoon. Declined 14 DC preselects that alternates should be picking up over the next few days.

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Re: UVa OGI 2011 thread

Postby 5ky » Tue Aug 02, 2011 12:23 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Anyone have a guess as to the total percentage of interviews that will have been accepted after this first round?

Considering that only 70% have been offered and the rates of people declining them I wouldn't be surprised if more than half the slots end up needing to be filled.


Nobody knows. But obviously 30% will remain held for the lottery, so your question is just "how many preselects will be declined?" It's impossible to say, really.

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Re: UVa OGI 2011 thread

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 02, 2011 12:25 pm

5ky wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Anyone have a guess as to the total percentage of interviews that will have been accepted after this first round?

Considering that only 70% have been offered and the rates of people declining them I wouldn't be surprised if more than half the slots end up needing to be filled.


Nobody knows. But obviously 30% will remain held for the lottery, so your question is just "how many preselects will be declined?" It's impossible to say, really.


Actually, its possible that through people declining preselects and alternates that more than 30% for lottery could be held open for some firms.

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Re: UVa OGI 2011 thread

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 02, 2011 12:26 pm

Do any upperclassman know how low is realistic for one to expect having a chance at a lottery in terms of bid number?

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Re: UVa OGI 2011 thread

Postby 5ky » Tue Aug 02, 2011 12:28 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
5ky wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Anyone have a guess as to the total percentage of interviews that will have been accepted after this first round?

Considering that only 70% have been offered and the rates of people declining them I wouldn't be surprised if more than half the slots end up needing to be filled.


Nobody knows. But obviously 30% will remain held for the lottery, so your question is just "how many preselects will be declined?" It's impossible to say, really.


Actually, its possible that through people declining preselects and alternates that more than 30% for lottery could be held open for some firms.


I think you might be hoping for too many preselects being declined.

edit: I mean it's possible, but the only way that could happen is if a firm horribly overreached, such that both its preselects AND alternates didn't want it.




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