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Re: Northwestern 2011 OCI Lottery Results/Call Backs thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 02, 2011 4:22 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I also received a Kirkland Chicago offer via phone yesterday. One week after the CB. It's tentatively #1 on my CB/offer list right now. Extremely happy!


Congrats! Hopefully more to come for NU.

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Re: Northwestern 2011 OCI Lottery Results/Call Backs thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 02, 2011 5:46 pm

Latham Chicago offer this morning - callback was last week.

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Re: Northwestern 2011 OCI Lottery Results/Call Backs thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 02, 2011 6:23 pm

Anymore DC Callbacks/Offers?

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Re: Northwestern 2011 OCI Lottery Results/Call Backs thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 02, 2011 6:25 pm

CB from Paul Hastings DC. Last week.

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Re: Northwestern 2011 OCI Lottery Results/Call Backs thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 03, 2011 4:56 pm

Sidley Chi snail mail ding.
I'm out of the Chicago biglaw game.
I am sure everything will turn out however it is supposed to turn out, but man is this process ever stressful.

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Re: Northwestern 2011 OCI Lottery Results/Call Backs thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 03, 2011 10:45 pm

Has anyone gotten an official ding from SullCrom yet? I did the OCI screener w/ them back on Tue., 8/16 and have heard radio silence since. I know I'm not in their 1st round, but am I still in the running?

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Re: Northwestern 2011 OCI Lottery Results/Call Backs thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 04, 2011 1:41 am

Has anyone heard from Baker & McKenzie (CHI) ding or CB? I've had radio silence since 8/12.

How about Bryan Cave Chi?

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Re: Northwestern 2011 OCI Lottery Results/Call Backs thread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 07, 2011 11:27 pm

Skadden Chicago ding by snail mail. :(

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Re: Northwestern 2011 OCI Lottery Results/Call Backs thread

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Milbank email ding

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Re: Northwestern 2011 OCI Lottery Results/Call Backs thread

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Re: Northwestern 2011 OCI Lottery Results/Call Backs thread

Postby Kring345 » Thu Sep 08, 2011 12:01 am

It's hard to discern from this thread the overall feeling of NU's OCI success. Obviously, that's a ridiculous question, since everyone is different and there is no "NU" success or failure. But if one were to generalize based on their friends, themselves, etc. Better or worse than last year? Better or worse than expected?

Just curious, since NU is my top choice... Sorry to interject in your guys' doings.

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Re: Northwestern 2011 OCI Lottery Results/Call Backs thread

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 08, 2011 12:05 am

Kring345 wrote:It's hard to discern from this thread the overall feeling of NU's OCI success. Obviously, that's a ridiculous question, since everyone is different and there is no "NU" success or failure. But if one were to generalize based on their friends, themselves, etc. Better or worse than last year? Better or worse than expected?

Just curious, since NU is my top choice... Sorry to interject in your guys' doings.


(3L) I feel like it's worse than last year. I think part of it is people thinking it would be better than last year and doing things like bidding in Chicago instead of panic-dly applying to NYC.

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Re: Northwestern 2011 OCI Lottery Results/Call Backs thread

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 08, 2011 12:07 am

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Kring345 wrote:It's hard to discern from this thread the overall feeling of NU's OCI success. Obviously, that's a ridiculous question, since everyone is different and there is no "NU" success or failure. But if one were to generalize based on their friends, themselves, etc. Better or worse than last year? Better or worse than expected?

Just curious, since NU is my top choice... Sorry to interject in your guys' doings.


(3L) I feel like it's worse than last year. I think part of it is people thinking it would be better than last year and doing things like bidding in Chicago instead of panic-dly applying to NYC.

NYC has been very, very hard. Chicago has been pretty brutal too. Most median-ish people I know who have CBs, have them in secondary markets.

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Re: Northwestern 2011 OCI Lottery Results/Call Backs thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 09, 2011 1:05 pm

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Kring345 wrote:It's hard to discern from this thread the overall feeling of NU's OCI success. Obviously, that's a ridiculous question, since everyone is different and there is no "NU" success or failure. But if one were to generalize based on their friends, themselves, etc. Better or worse than last year? Better or worse than expected?

Just curious, since NU is my top choice... Sorry to interject in your guys' doings.


(3L) I feel like it's worse than last year. I think part of it is people thinking it would be better than last year and doing things like bidding in Chicago instead of panic-dly applying to NYC.

NYC has been very, very hard. Chicago has been pretty brutal too. Most median-ish people I know who have CBs, have them in secondary markets.


I think the only conclusions I can draw from the limited information I have is that it's hard to generalize. I know a Person A with objectively lower credentials than Person B (same grades, worse journal) who has double digit CB while Person B has two or three. It seems to be that bidding strategy and, I guess, interview skills (?) are playing a significant role. People with non-elite grades who bid aggressively on non-elite firms seem to be cleaning up. Even in Chicago.

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Re: Northwestern 2011 OCI Lottery Results/Call Backs thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 12, 2011 7:30 pm

WLRK snail mail ding. Not sure whether to be sad or relieved...

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Re: Northwestern 2011 OCI Lottery Results/Call Backs thread

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 15, 2011 10:02 am

3.7, no journal, worked at an IP firm over the summer.

22 screeners, 14 dings, 8 waiting, but 0 callbacks so far. Given that and the already low callback-offer ratio, I'm in full panic mode.

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Re: Northwestern 2011 OCI Lottery Results/Call Backs thread

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 15, 2011 10:05 am

anyone who was at proskauer's big interview day last thursday (9/8) hear back yet? i heard offers went out last night but no movement on my end :?

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Re: Northwestern 2011 OCI Lottery Results/Call Backs thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 16, 2011 10:16 am

Anonymous User wrote:3.7, no journal, worked at an IP firm over the summer.

22 screeners, 14 dings, 8 waiting, but 0 callbacks so far. Given that and the already low callback-offer ratio, I'm in full panic mode.
Anonymous User wrote:3.7, no journal, worked at an IP firm over the summer.


wow I'm surprised. Median here, no journal as well ... 10 CBs + multiple offers. You should check with Career Services for a mock interview.

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Re: Northwestern 2011 OCI Lottery Results/Call Backs thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 16, 2011 1:43 pm

[/quote]wow I'm surprised. Median here, no journal as well ... 10 CBs + multiple offers. You should check with Career Services for a mock interview.[/quote]

I don't think getting mocked is what this person currently needs.

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Re: Northwestern 2011 OCI Lottery Results/Call Backs thread

Postby Lieut Kaffee » Fri Sep 16, 2011 1:45 pm

Pun intended?

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Re: Northwestern 2011 OCI Lottery Results/Call Backs thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 16, 2011 2:11 pm

Maslon ding via snail mail post cb. Expected.

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Re: Northwestern 2011 OCI Lottery Results/Call Backs thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 16, 2011 2:17 pm

Anonymous User wrote:3.7, no journal, worked at an IP firm over the summer.

22 screeners, 14 dings, 8 waiting, but 0 callbacks so far. Given that and the already low callback-offer ratio, I'm in full panic mode.


If you are looking at IP botiques. They may be moving slowly. Banner just emailed me looking for transcripts. It's been about a month.

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Re: Northwestern 2011 OCI Lottery Results/Call Backs thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 16, 2011 5:53 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Maslon ding via snail mail post cb. Expected.


Why expected? How strong were your ties?

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Re: Northwestern 2011 OCI Lottery Results/Call Backs thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 16, 2011 5:56 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
wow I'm surprised. Median here, no journal as well ... 10 CBs + multiple offers. You should check with Career Services for a mock interview.[/quote]

I don't think getting mocked is what this person currently needs.[/quote]

not trying to mock the person and sorry if I came across that way, but I'm just implying that there might be interview skill issues at hand. Clearly the poster did much better than I did during 1L year, interview skills may explain his/her lack of success

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Re: Northwestern 2011 OCI Lottery Results/Call Backs thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 16, 2011 5:56 pm

has anyone heard from Baker & McKenzie? Still nothing since oci.




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