Midwest T25s OCI discussion/results

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Re: Midwest T25s OCI discussion/results

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 23, 2011 5:32 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Ding from Taft. 10%/LR ND


Did you interview with the illustrious, well-spoken, one and only Ralph A. Caruso?

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Re: Midwest T25s OCI discussion/results

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 23, 2011 5:35 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Ding from Taft. 10%/LR ND


Did you interview with the illustrious, well-spoken, one and only Ralph A. Caruso?


Yes.

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Anonymous User wrote:Ding from Taft. 10%/LR ND


Indy only? I'm sort of shocked Taft can be so selective.


Yeah, just Indy. I know a couple of people from here got CBs though, just not sure how many.

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Re: Midwest T25s OCI discussion/results

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 23, 2011 5:41 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:At least one Chapman CB went out yesterday


When did the person who got a CB interview with them?

Chapman interviews at IUB were last Friday.

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Re: Midwest T25s OCI discussion/results

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 23, 2011 5:46 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Ding from Taft. 10%/LR ND


Did you interview with the illustrious, well-spoken, one and only Ralph A. Caruso?


Uh, I believe you forgot to mention Mr. Caruso's penetrating legal mind and vibrant energy

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Re: Midwest T25s OCI discussion/results

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 23, 2011 5:48 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Ding from Taft. 10%/LR ND


Did you interview with the illustrious, well-spoken, one and only Ralph A. Caruso?


Uh, I believe you forgot to mention Mr. Caruso's penetrating legal mind and vibrant energy


I may have had to clean myself up after our riveting discussion about the practice of law.

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Re: Midwest T25s OCI discussion/results

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 23, 2011 5:52 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Ding from Taft. 10%/LR ND


Did you interview with the illustrious, well-spoken, one and only Ralph A. Caruso?


Uh, I believe you forgot to mention Mr. Caruso's penetrating legal mind and vibrant energy


I may have had to clean myself up after our riveting discussion about the practice of law.


LOL he was not the worst interviewer I've had this OCI, that's for sure.

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Re: Midwest T25s OCI discussion/results

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 23, 2011 6:36 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Ding from Taft. 10%/LR ND


Did you interview with the illustrious, well-spoken, one and only Ralph A. Caruso?


Uh, I believe you forgot to mention Mr. Caruso's penetrating legal mind and vibrant energy


I may have had to clean myself up after our riveting discussion about the practice of law.




Oh come on guys...I interviewed with him at Illinois and had a meeting with him during my 1L year. I like the guy! I thought he was one of the better interviewers I've had. We were able to have a good conversation--it certainly wasn't awkward, the way some interviews are. Of course, I'm still waiting to hear from them, but I'm hoping for a CB.

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Re: Midwest T25s OCI discussion/results

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 23, 2011 9:09 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Did you interview with the illustrious, well-spoken, one and only Ralph A. Caruso?


Uh, I believe you forgot to mention Mr. Caruso's penetrating legal mind and vibrant energy


I may have had to clean myself up after our riveting discussion about the practice of law.

Someone elaborate on this for those of us not yet familiar with Mr. Caruso.

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Re: Midwest T25s OCI discussion/results

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 23, 2011 9:36 pm

WUSTL, top 20% + LR

16 screeners, 7 callbacks, 1 offer (v50).

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Re: Midwest T25s OCI discussion/results

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 23, 2011 10:33 pm

Anonymous User wrote:WUSTL, top 20% + LR

16 screeners, 7 callbacks, 1 offer (v50).


That's awesome! Congratulations!

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Re: Midwest T25s OCI discussion/results

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 23, 2011 10:56 pm

Anonymous User wrote:WUSTL, top 20% + LR

16 screeners, 7 callbacks, 1 offer (v50).

Impressive. What market?

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Re: Midwest T25s OCI discussion/results

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 23, 2011 11:02 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:WUSTL, top 20% + LR

16 screeners, 7 callbacks, 1 offer (v50).

Impressive. What market?


New York. All v100 including 1 v10 and 2 v25s. Still waiting to hear from the other 6 callbacks before accepting.

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Re: Midwest T25s OCI discussion/results

Postby dissonance1848 » Tue Aug 23, 2011 11:11 pm

Are you a URM? If not, seems like NYC is looking OK, Chicago is a bloodbath.

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Re: Midwest T25s OCI discussion/results

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 23, 2011 11:26 pm

WUSTL, top 50% + journal

14 screeners, 3 callbacks, 2 offers.
Never went on the 3d callback after the 2 offers since they were my top 2 choices.
SF IP market.

Turns out WUSTL does have national reach?

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Re: Midwest T25s OCI discussion/results

Postby dissonance1848 » Tue Aug 23, 2011 11:27 pm

No kidding, everyone knows IP is hot (especially right now with the tech wars).

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Re: Midwest T25s OCI discussion/results

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 23, 2011 11:38 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:WUSTL, top 20% + LR

16 screeners, 7 callbacks, 1 offer (v50).

Impressive. What market?


New York. All v100 including 1 v10 and 2 v25s. Still waiting to hear from the other 6 callbacks before accepting.

URM? IP? Impressive undergrad? WE? That seems like a lot more CBs than most with top 20% grades. I think we'd like to know more about what made you so successful rather than what Vault level the firms are at. Congrats on the success, would like to hear more.

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Re: Midwest T25s OCI discussion/results

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 24, 2011 1:03 am

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Anonymous User wrote:WUSTL, top 20% + LR

16 screeners, 7 callbacks, 1 offer (v50).

Impressive. What market?


New York. All v100 including 1 v10 and 2 v25s. Still waiting to hear from the other 6 callbacks before accepting.


New York is where to go, even for us midwest schools. I have three V100 (2 V50) CBs in NYC, none in the midwest yet.

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Re: Midwest T25s OCI discussion/results

Postby minnbills » Wed Aug 24, 2011 1:09 am

Anonymous User wrote:New York is where to go, even for us midwest schools. I have three V100 (2 V50) CBs in NYC, none in the midwest yet.


Do you have ties to New York?

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Re: Midwest T25s OCI discussion/results

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 24, 2011 1:10 am

minnbills wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:New York is where to go, even for us midwest schools. I have three V100 (2 V50) CBs in NYC, none in the midwest yet.


Do you have ties to New York?


Yeah, tons of them. But ties don't matter one bit.

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Re: Midwest T25s OCI discussion/results

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 24, 2011 1:12 am

Any updates on Cincinnati/Columbus/Cleveland/Detroit?

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Re: Midwest T25s OCI discussion/results

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 24, 2011 1:14 am

Anonymous User wrote:Any updates on Cincinnati/Columbus/Cleveland/Detroit?


A couple of people got callbacks from ND at Taft Cincy.

Honigman Detroit screeners were here today, I thought mine went reasonably well but they tend to hire mostly from Michigan.

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Re: Midwest T25s OCI discussion/results

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 24, 2011 1:16 am

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Anonymous User wrote:Any updates on Cincinnati/Columbus/Cleveland/Detroit?


A couple of people got callbacks from ND at Taft Cincy.

Honigman Detroit screeners were here today, I thought mine went reasonably well but they tend to hire mostly from Michigan.


Wait ND people got CBs at Taft Cincy or Taft Indy?

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Re: Midwest T25s OCI discussion/results

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 24, 2011 1:17 am

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Anonymous User wrote:Any updates on Cincinnati/Columbus/Cleveland/Detroit?


A couple of people got callbacks from ND at Taft Cincy.

Honigman Detroit screeners were here today, I thought mine went reasonably well but they tend to hire mostly from Michigan.


Wait ND people got CBs at Taft Cincy or Taft Indy?


Both. Caruso interviewed for both.

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Re: Midwest T25s OCI discussion/results

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 24, 2011 1:41 am

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Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:WUSTL, top 20% + LR

16 screeners, 7 callbacks, 1 offer (v50).

Impressive. What market?


New York. All v100 including 1 v10 and 2 v25s. Still waiting to hear from the other 6 callbacks before accepting.

URM? IP? Impressive undergrad? WE? That seems like a lot more CBs than most with top 20% grades. I think we'd like to know more about what made you so successful rather than what Vault level the firms are at. Congrats on the success, would like to hear more.



I have ok but not incredible WE and undergrad, not IP or URM.  

If I had to guess why I'm doing well, I'd say it's because I don't buy into the whole TLS idea that grades/urm/undergrad prestige are the end all be all of law firm hiring.  Those things may get you in the door of an interview room, but they will not get you a callback.  In my experience, success in this process requires the ability to show that you're charming, articulate and interesting in 20 minutes without making it look like work.  The people conducting interviews generally seem more willing to take a chance on someone they would like to work with rather than a kid who just happens to be good at law school exams.  

I guess the short answer is that I'm a good interviewer and I don't let the fact that others have better grades than I do affect my performance in this process

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Re: Midwest T25s OCI discussion/results

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 24, 2011 8:51 am

Anonymous User wrote:Any updates on Cincinnati/Columbus/Cleveland/Detroit?


Vorys, Dinsmore, Ulmer, and Taft have all started making calls. No word on Jones Day, Squire, or Baker




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