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Re: Georgetown 2011 OCI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 22, 2011 6:35 pm

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terribleperson wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Does Covington check everyones references or is this a sign that you made it past some sort of preliminary screening? (like your writing sample/interview wasn't awful)


Efficiency demands that they only check those they might be interested in.


untrue. if the information costs are less than the added benefit of the referral, then efficiency would demand them to always check references.


Um, no. If they are checking your references it means they are still interested in you.


im sitting next to a covington partner. he says they check all references

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Re: Georgetown 2011 OCI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 22, 2011 6:45 pm

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EIW or in-office interview?

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Re: Georgetown 2011 OCI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 22, 2011 6:45 pm

ding via email just now for mcdermott chicago. first response of any kind that i've gotten.

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Re: Georgetown 2011 OCI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 22, 2011 6:48 pm

email ding from MoFo NY

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Re: Georgetown 2011 OCI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 22, 2011 7:10 pm

Just signed up because I'm freaking out about callbacks and wanted other people to freak out with.

One so far with Clifford Chance NY (got it Thursday night last week), no dings yet. Top third, secondary journal, weak WE but decent international experience which I think might have helped. Most of the firms I interviewed with haven't been mentioned in here, so that's good.

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Re: Georgetown 2011 OCI Thread

Postby terribleperson » Mon Aug 22, 2011 7:16 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
terribleperson wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Does Covington check everyones references or is this a sign that you made it past some sort of preliminary screening? (like your writing sample/interview wasn't awful)


Efficiency demands that they only check those they might be interested in.


untrue. if the information costs are less than the added benefit of the referral, then efficiency would demand them to always check references.


Look up the word "might."

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Re: Georgetown 2011 OCI Thread

Postby terribleperson » Mon Aug 22, 2011 7:18 pm

Anonymous User wrote:im sitting next to a covington partner. he says they check all references


I'm sitting next to logic. He says Covington doesn't call references for every applicant with a 2.9 GPA that they hated in the screening interview.

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Re: Georgetown 2011 OCI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 22, 2011 7:34 pm

Wiley CB DC was from an in-office screener.

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Re: Georgetown 2011 OCI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 22, 2011 7:57 pm

Snail mail ding from Fried Frank.

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Re: Georgetown 2011 OCI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 22, 2011 11:11 pm

Wilkie Farr (DC) ding via snail mail.
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Re: Georgetown 2011 OCI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 22, 2011 11:36 pm

honestly. i have good grades both in law and undergrad. i'm likeable. and i'm getting iced. i dont understand. i dont even wanna start school anymore.

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Re: Georgetown 2011 OCI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 22, 2011 11:41 pm

Anonymous User wrote:honestly. i have good grades both in law and undergrad. i'm likeable. and i'm getting iced. i dont understand. i dont even wanna start school anymore.


What are good grades? Rank wise I mean. Did you do a journal, moot court, or any of those.

i assumed "getting iced" means no callbacks? If so, call your counselor tomorrow and see what they can say. Maybe get some feedback from a screener you thought you clicked with to see what the problem is. This only matters if grades were good enough in the first place. And I'm sorry for bad results so far, hopefully it gets better.
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Re: Georgetown 2011 OCI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 22, 2011 11:42 pm

Anyone heard from Skadden's in office screeners today?

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Re: Georgetown 2011 OCI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 22, 2011 11:48 pm

Anonymous User wrote:honestly. i have good grades both in law and undergrad. i'm likeable. and i'm getting iced. i dont understand. i dont even wanna start school anymore.


First of all, you got this. You have good grades, you're likeable, and you're most likely a good person. If you can't do this, no one can.

Secondly, EIW is not the end-all be-all. Trying to impress through 20 minute interviews and numbers is no fun and no reflection of anything, except perhaps the extent you've practiced making 20 minute pitches

Thirdly, perhaps the problem lies in trying to be "likeable." At the screening stage, showing that you're driven, committed to private practice, and thoughtful about why you want to go into private practice are more impt than being likeable, IMHO.

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Re: Georgetown 2011 OCI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 22, 2011 11:49 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:honestly. i have good grades both in law and undergrad. i'm likeable. and i'm getting iced. i dont understand. i dont even wanna start school anymore.


First of all, you got this. You have good grades, you're likeable, and you're most likely a good person. If you can't do this, no one can.

Secondly, EIW is not the end-all be-all. Trying to impress through 20 minute interviews and numbers is no fun and no reflection of anything, except perhaps the extent you've practiced making 20 minute pitches

Thirdly, perhaps the problem lies in trying to be "likeable." At the screening stage, showing that you're driven, committed to private practice, and thoughtful about why you want to go into private practice are more impt than being likeable, IMHO.


I think this is dead on but definitely not stressed by OCS at all.

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Re: Georgetown 2011 OCI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 23, 2011 12:17 am

Anonymous User wrote: At the screening stage, showing that you're driven, committed to private practice, and thoughtful about why you want to go into private practice are more impt than being likeable, IMHO.


This. Very much this.

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Re: Georgetown 2011 OCI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 23, 2011 7:32 am

Is today the day our phones ring off the hook? Good luck everyone!

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Re: Georgetown 2011 OCI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 23, 2011 8:38 am

Any words (dings or CBs) from

Ropes NY
Dickstein DC
Hollingsworth DC
McKenna DC

yet?

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Re: Georgetown 2011 OCI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 23, 2011 11:19 am

MoFo DC

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Re: Georgetown 2011 OCI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 23, 2011 12:11 pm

Cleary NY email ding

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Re: Georgetown 2011 OCI Thread

Postby PeanutHead » Tue Aug 23, 2011 12:15 pm

Calling all lurkers. Today is the day to start posting your CBs and rejections. Firms really could care less and we also have an anon feature. This is a great place to share info. but it only works if everyone participates!

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Re: Georgetown 2011 OCI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 23, 2011 12:16 pm

PeanutHead wrote:Calling all lurkers. Today is the day to start posting your CBs and rejections. Firms really could care less and we also have an anon feature. This is a great place to share info. but it only works if everyone participates!


+1, I've listed all of mine.

Anyone hear from Dewey at all?

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Re: Georgetown 2011 OCI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 23, 2011 12:22 pm

Fried Frank NYC ding via snail mail.

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Re: Georgetown 2011 OCI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 23, 2011 1:48 pm

Ding from Chadbourne last week by email, nothing since.

Has anybody heard from Linklaters at all?

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Re: Georgetown 2011 OCI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 23, 2011 1:50 pm

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