What do you regret about your bidding strategy?

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What do you regret about your bidding strategy?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jun 29, 2011 3:33 pm

Lets focus on the DOs and the DON'Ts (mostly the don'ts....What do all you rising 3Ls regret the most about OCI????

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Re: What do you regret about your bidding strategy?

Postby somewhatwayward » Wed Jun 29, 2011 3:45 pm

not a 3L but this thread is helpful......

viewtopic.php?f=23&t=135739&start=150

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Re: What do you regret about your bidding strategy?

Postby Aberzombie1892 » Wed Jun 29, 2011 3:49 pm

Not bidding on every last NYC firm that did off campus oci.

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Re: What do you regret about your bidding strategy?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jun 29, 2011 4:00 pm

Aberzombie1892 wrote:Not bidding on every last NYC firm that did off campus oci.



If they were off campus how could u have bid on them?

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Re: What do you regret about your bidding strategy?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jun 29, 2011 4:00 pm

somewhatwayward wrote:not a 3L but this thread is helpful......

viewtopic.php?f=23&t=135739&start=150



Thanks!

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Re: What do you regret about your bidding strategy?

Postby ruski » Wed Jun 29, 2011 4:11 pm

bidding too conservatively. oci scared all the (top) students into bidding way too conservatively

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Re: What do you regret about your bidding strategy?

Postby Cavalier » Wed Jun 29, 2011 4:17 pm

Bidding exclusively DC and mostly ignoring NY was riskier than I expected.

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Re: What do you regret about your bidding strategy?

Postby Aston2412 » Wed Jun 29, 2011 4:17 pm

ruski wrote:bidding too conservatively. oci scared all the (top) students into bidding way too conservatively


So there were openings at the top and firms that you considered safeties were blood baths to get screening interviews?

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Re: What do you regret about your bidding strategy?

Postby Aberzombie1892 » Wed Jun 29, 2011 5:33 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Aberzombie1892 wrote:Not bidding on every last NYC firm that did off campus oci.



If they were off campus how could u have bid on them?


Some schools have off-campus interview programs.

(Vanderbilt, WashU, Emory, Tulane, UMiami, etc.)

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Re: What do you regret about your bidding strategy?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jun 29, 2011 5:44 pm

How serious are GPA cutoffs?

Will Skadden take a median from GULC??

What about the ninja-bidding technique...(Vault T-15 with HUGE classes...worth your final 5 bids?

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Re: What do you regret about your bidding strategy?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jun 29, 2011 5:51 pm

Ninjaaaaaa Bidding!

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Re: What do you regret about your bidding strategy?

Postby de5igual » Wed Jun 29, 2011 5:59 pm

Aberzombie1892 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Aberzombie1892 wrote:Not bidding on every last NYC firm that did off campus oci.



If they were off campus how could u have bid on them?


Some schools have off-campus interview programs.

(Vanderbilt, WashU, Emory, Tulane, UMiami, etc.)


those bids don't count toward your OCI ones though...at least at UT they don't.

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Re: What do you regret about your bidding strategy?

Postby danidancer » Wed Jun 29, 2011 6:01 pm

Anonymous User wrote:How serious are GPA cutoffs?

Will Skadden take a median from GULC??

What about the ninja-bidding technique...(Vault T-15 with HUGE classes...worth your final 5 bids?


What do you have to lose? Worst case scenario, you get an interview and waste 20-30 minutes of your time. If they're firms at the bottom of your list, you didn't waste any bids, and you probably didn't take an interview slot away from someone who really wanted it (b/c, presumably, if they really wanted it they would have bid it higher than you).




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