UChicago 2011 OCI Discussion and Results

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Re: UChicago 2011 OCI Discussion and Results

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 11, 2011 3:11 pm

bid fairly conservative, NY. pretty happy with 22 total

1-20: all except Freshfields at #18
20-50: KL Gates at #31, Sheppard Mullin at #32, Wilson Sonsini at #45

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Re: UChicago 2011 OCI Discussion and Results

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 11, 2011 3:56 pm

Happy with my results:

I was pretty strategic and it paid off.

I got 33 bids out of 53.

Missed out on Cooley at 6, Jones Day at 16, Winston at 17, Davis Polk at 21, and Paul Weiss at 22, Foley at 24.

I got almost half of my last 25 (I wanted some of them higher, but figured they'd still be around), including O'Melveny at 40 and Perkins Coie at 44, and Allen & Overy after 50.

Irell, Wachtell, and Munger all still have bids open (but not Cravath??)

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Re: UChicago 2011 OCI Discussion and Results

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 11, 2011 4:36 pm

Wow, how did you get that many interviews? Props

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Re: UChicago 2011 OCI Discussion and Results

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 11, 2011 4:37 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Props


+1

Although it's difficult for me to think of 33 firms I even want.

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Re: UChicago 2011 OCI Discussion and Results

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 11, 2011 4:44 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Props


+1

Although it's difficult for me to think of 33 firms I even want.


I think its because I was just pretty strategic about bid placement. I didn't bid any grade selective firms before 30. I also made sure the bid the multi-office interviews with a NY or Chicago office and other niche areas really high, and bid firms in smaller markets with only that office coming lower because I didn't think they'd fill up.

It might also be because I am more-corporate focused and it seems like a lot of people are more litigation-focused or indifferent.

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Re: UChicago 2011 OCI Discussion and Results

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 11, 2011 6:45 pm

Bid straight NYC and received 20 interviews. Got firms #1-11, and 16 interviews overall out of my top 20. Missed out on Latham at 12, Sidley at 15, MoFo at 16, and Dewey & LeBoeuf at 18. Outside of the top 20 I got Mayer Brown at 21, Mintz Levin at 28, King & Spalding at 32, and Wachtell at 42 (ha). Got all of the firms I really wanted so I'm happy enough.

Anyone know how much movement there is after the interview schedules are out? As in, is there any chance that an employer with zero remaining interview slots will have one open up?

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Re: UChicago 2011 OCI Discussion and Results

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 11, 2011 9:28 pm

If the firm asks for a cover letter, we just bring those with us... correct? Or do we submit ahead of time?

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Re: UChicago 2011 OCI Discussion and Results

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 11, 2011 9:58 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Props


+1

Although it's difficult for me to think of 33 firms I even want.


I think its because I was just pretty strategic about bid placement. I didn't bid any grade selective firms before 30. I also made sure the bid the multi-office interviews with a NY or Chicago office and other niche areas really high, and bid firms in smaller markets with only that office coming lower because I didn't think they'd fill up.

It might also be because I am more-corporate focused and it seems like a lot of people are more litigation-focused or indifferent.


Very interesting approach. 33 firms is amazing. I wanted the big NYC firms and was concerned about missing them, so I bid them pretty high and ended up with ~20

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Re: UChicago 2011 OCI Discussion and Results

Postby Whatisthis » Thu Aug 11, 2011 10:00 pm

Anonymous User wrote:If the firm asks for a cover letter, we just bring those with us... correct? Or do we submit ahead of time?


I asked this to career services and they said just bring the cover letter/writing sample/transcript to the interview. But because some of the firms asked us to actually "submit" other documents aside from our resume, I am a little concerned.

Also, looking at the interview schedules, it looks like some firms are interviewing multiple people at once. Does this mean the firm is going to have multiple interviewers, or does it mean that we will be interviewed together with multiple students?

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Re: UChicago 2011 OCI Discussion and Results

Postby Ghost » Thu Aug 11, 2011 11:16 pm

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Re: UChicago 2011 OCI Discussion and Results

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 12, 2011 6:37 pm

Does anyone know which regions are fast and slow on CBs? Would markets like Seattle, Houston, or Orange County be slower than LA, NYC, Chicago?

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Re: UChicago 2011 OCI Discussion and Results

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 19, 2011 5:08 pm

It is only kind-of OCI, but McKinsey gave their second-round call backs out via email twenty minutes ago.

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Re: UChicago 2011 OCI Discussion and Results

Postby California Babe » Tue Aug 23, 2011 5:58 pm

Good luck to everyone.

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Re: UChicago 2011 OCI Discussion and Results

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 23, 2011 6:05 pm

Done with Day 1!

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Re: UChicago 2011 OCI Discussion and Results

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 23, 2011 8:06 pm

Any news re: callbacks/rejections/offers on the spot?

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Re: UChicago 2011 OCI Discussion and Results

Postby Emma. » Tue Aug 23, 2011 8:07 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Any news re: callbacks/rejections/offers on the spot?


Don't think anyone is making offers without a callback first. :lol:

And, damn, it would be cold to reject someone at a screening interview.

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Re: UChicago 2011 OCI Discussion and Results

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 23, 2011 9:56 pm

Did everybody else get the Cleary e-mail?

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Re: UChicago 2011 OCI Discussion and Results

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 23, 2011 10:04 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Did everybody else get the Cleary e-mail?

I am interviewing with them but got no email... What was it?

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Re: UChicago 2011 OCI Discussion and Results

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 23, 2011 10:06 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Did everybody else get the Cleary e-mail?

I am interviewing with them but got no email... What was it?


Dear Xxxxxxx:


We very much look forward to seeing you at the University of Chicago Law School's on-campus interviews on August 24, 2011. You will be meeting with Xxxxxxxxx Xxxxxxxx. We wish you the best of luck and much success in all of your interviews.

Best regards,
Donna Harris
Director of Legal Recruiting
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
One Liberty Plaza
New York, NY 10006

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Re: UChicago 2011 OCI Discussion and Results

Postby TaipeiMort » Tue Aug 23, 2011 10:31 pm

I am beat. Interviewed with some really entertaining and interesting people today. OCI wasn't so bad-- at least on day one. Interviews were a lot easier when the interviewer was excited to see you-- I think one of the worst slots is probably the pre-lunch slot because you are standing in between the interviewer and their lunch.

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Re: UChicago 2011 OCI Discussion and Results

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 23, 2011 10:34 pm

Apparently Cleary isn't excited to meet with everyone..

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Re: UChicago 2011 OCI Discussion and Results

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 24, 2011 6:51 pm

Is only Quinn LA doing the dinner tonight? Or will NYC be in attendance as well?

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Re: UChicago 2011 OCI Discussion and Results

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 24, 2011 6:58 pm

Any news from Milbank or Fried Frank?

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Re: UChicago 2011 OCI Discussion and Results

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 24, 2011 7:42 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Is only Quinn LA doing the dinner tonight? Or will NYC be in attendance as well?


I had what I thought was a good interview with Quinn SF and heard nothing about a dinner tonight. :|

Also, I hear Mayer and KVN callbacks went out today.

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Re: UChicago 2011 OCI Discussion and Results

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 24, 2011 7:44 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Is only Quinn LA doing the dinner tonight? Or will NYC be in attendance as well?


I had what I thought was a good interview with Quinn SF and heard nothing about a dinner tonight. :|

Also, I hear Mayer and KVN callbacks went out today.


Can confirm Mayer CBs




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