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Re: Top 10-15%, at GW Law, 3.689 GPA, What do I do for OCI?!!!

Postby thesealocust » Thu Jul 14, 2011 6:25 pm

Sure, no problem. We love helping people out by doing all of their work for them. I'd start with these firms:

Davis & Cannon
Holland & Hart LLP
Williams, Porter, Day & Neville PC
Gifford & Brinkerhoff
Hickey & Evans LLP
Lathrop & Rutledge
Rothgerber Johnson & Lyons LLP
Sundahl, Powers, Kapp & Martin LLC

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Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 14, 2011 6:29 pm

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Re: Top 10-15%, at GW Law, 3.689 GPA, What do I do for OCI?!!!

Postby thesealocust » Thu Jul 14, 2011 6:30 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Thanks-- although none of these firms are participating in GW's OCI


Holy shit, they aren't? I knew GW was struggling but I had no idea it was that bad. Those aren't even the best, just around where you should be applying.

I know people with your creds who struck out, so if you want to be safe, I'd send applications to all of the above firms anyway.

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Re: Top 10-15%, at GW Law, 3.689 GPA, What do I do for OCI?!!!

Postby cahesu » Thu Jul 14, 2011 6:31 pm

Davis & Cannon is TTT. The rest are good suggestions.

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Postby thesealocust » Thu Jul 14, 2011 6:34 pm

cahesu wrote:Davis & Cannon is TTT. The rest are good suggestions.


You can shit on firms after you get a job. You might think it's TTT but it's at least worth a bid at this stage.

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Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 14, 2011 6:38 pm

Also, how much worse is it to be on ILR than LR

I am starting to freak out a bit, not sure if it is warranted or not.

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Re: Top 10-15%, at GW Law, 3.689 GPA, What do I do for OCI?!!!

Postby thesealocust » Thu Jul 14, 2011 6:42 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Also, how much worse is it to be on ILR than LR

I am starting to freak out a bit, not sure if it is warranted or not.


It's 17% worse.

As for the fact that those firms aren't going to your OCI, that's a problem. It's not "can you get a job through OCI" it's "can you get a job worth getting" - you want to work at the places I listed given your creds. The firms showing up at your OCI either (1) won't hire you or (2) aren't places you want to work. Focus on my list.

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Re: Top 10-15%, at GW Law, 3.689 GPA, What do I do for OCI?!!!

Postby IrwinM.Fletcher » Thu Jul 14, 2011 6:47 pm

Quality lulz.

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Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 14, 2011 6:49 pm

IrwinM.Fletcher wrote:Quality lulz.



What are NONE of these possibilities? If that is so why would ANYONE outside of top 15% apply ANYWHERE...?

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Re: Top 10-15%, at GW Law, 3.689 GPA, What do I do for OCI?!!!

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 14, 2011 7:02 pm

Not OP:

GW isn't really struggling. Are there fewer firms coming than there were three years ago? Yes. It still has 186 employers coming to OCI, 75% of those are probably market or near-market paying firms (I might even be understating that a bit).

Your list doesn't look bad, though Williams & Connolly might be a reach. Also, in the past, Wilmer has only interviewed LR members, so you might want to nix them (or at least check with CDO on get their thoughts).

Also, and maybe I miscounted, but I only counted 32 or 33 bids for you. You should use those extra two, unless you've reserved them for gov't or PI.

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Re: Top 10-15%, at GW Law, 3.689 GPA, What do I do for OCI?!!!

Postby Grizz » Thu Jul 14, 2011 7:07 pm

See if Heller or Thatcher Proffit are coming to your OCI. They are good targets if they are.

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Postby thesealocust » Thu Jul 14, 2011 7:09 pm

rad law wrote:See if Heller or Thatcher Proffit are coming to your OCI. They are good targets if they are.


I would also bid on Howrey, I think they've been badly underbid at my school at least.

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Re: Top 10-15%, at GW Law, 3.689 GPA, What do I do for OCI?!!!

Postby ndirish2010 » Thu Jul 14, 2011 7:20 pm

I normally respect your posts...was it really necessary to be a douche on this thread?

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Re: Top 10-15%, at GW Law, 3.689 GPA, What do I do for OCI?!!!

Postby scribelaw » Thu Jul 14, 2011 7:23 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Not OP:

GW isn't really struggling. Are there fewer firms coming than there were three years ago? Yes. It still has 186 employers coming to OCI, 75% of those are probably market or near-market paying firms (I might even be understating that a bit).

Your list doesn't look bad, though Williams & Connolly might be a reach. Also, in the past, Wilmer has only interviewed LR members, so you might want to nix them (or at least check with CDO on get their thoughts).

Also, and maybe I miscounted, but I only counted 32 or 33 bids for you. You should use those extra two, unless you've reserved them for gov't or PI.


I think OP has no chance at a good number of the firms in the list, including the two you name plus Covington, A+P, Sidley, Kirkland, SullCrom, Simpson Thatcher, and Gibson Dunn. None of those are smart bids.

I'd go a lot more conservative.

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Re: Top 10-15%, at GW Law, 3.689 GPA, What do I do for OCI?!!!

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 14, 2011 7:23 pm

Anyone else have any thoughts on my list given my cred's?

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Re: Top 10-15%, at GW Law, 3.689 GPA, What do I do for OCI?!!!

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 14, 2011 7:24 pm

scribelaw wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Not OP:

GW isn't really struggling. Are there fewer firms coming than there were three years ago? Yes. It still has 186 employers coming to OCI, 75% of those are probably market or near-market paying firms (I might even be understating that a bit).

Your list doesn't look bad, though Williams & Connolly might be a reach. Also, in the past, Wilmer has only interviewed LR members, so you might want to nix them (or at least check with CDO on get their thoughts).

Also, and maybe I miscounted, but I only counted 32 or 33 bids for you. You should use those extra two, unless you've reserved them for gov't or PI.


I think OP has no chance at a good number of the firms in the list, including the two you name plus Covington, A+P, Sidley, Kirkland, SullCrom, Simpson Thatcher, and Gibson Dunn. None of those are smart bids.

I'd go a lot more conservative.



Those are my reaches, but what about Drinker Biddle and all the rest? they are V50-100

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Re: Top 10-15%, at GW Law, 3.689 GPA, What do I do for OCI?!!!

Postby scribelaw » Thu Jul 14, 2011 7:27 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
scribelaw wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Not OP:

GW isn't really struggling. Are there fewer firms coming than there were three years ago? Yes. It still has 186 employers coming to OCI, 75% of those are probably market or near-market paying firms (I might even be understating that a bit).

Your list doesn't look bad, though Williams & Connolly might be a reach. Also, in the past, Wilmer has only interviewed LR members, so you might want to nix them (or at least check with CDO on get their thoughts).

Also, and maybe I miscounted, but I only counted 32 or 33 bids for you. You should use those extra two, unless you've reserved them for gov't or PI.


I think OP has no chance at a good number of the firms in the list, including the two you name plus Covington, A+P, Sidley, Kirkland, SullCrom, Simpson Thatcher, and Gibson Dunn. None of those are smart bids.

I'd go a lot more conservative.



Those are my reaches, but what about Drinker Biddle and all the rest? they are V50-100


I think V50-100 is where I'd focus, if I were you.

I think your reaches are more in the Akin Gump range (which I think is a great bid with your stats). For V5 firms and Covington/W&C types, you'd need a higher GPA or law review to be competitive.

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Re: Top 10-15%, at GW Law, 3.689 GPA, What do I do for OCI?!!!

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 14, 2011 7:31 pm

OP here,

Thanks ScribeLaw. I really appreciate it. If you have anymore suggestions that would be great.

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Re: Top 10-15%, at GW Law, 3.689 GPA, What do I do for OCI?!!!

Postby thesealocust » Thu Jul 14, 2011 7:33 pm

ndirish2010 wrote:[W]as it really necessary to be a douche on this thread?


Yes.

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Re: Top 10-15%, at GW Law, 3.689 GPA, What do I do for OCI?!!!

Postby Eco » Thu Jul 14, 2011 9:32 pm

You know, Symplicity actually lists the stuff each employer is looking for. GPA cut offs, journal, etc..., and you can use NALP to get any other information you need.

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Re: Top 10-15%, at GW Law, 3.689 GPA, What do I do for OCI?!!!

Postby 5ky » Thu Jul 14, 2011 9:53 pm

Eco wrote:You know, Symplicity actually lists the stuff each employer is looking for. GPA cut offs, journal, etc.


No. Do not use that.




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