A possibly futile attempt to get this thread back on topic...
Did OCI over or underperform the expectations of those who were informed and realistic heading into it, or was it about what was expected? About what % of the class would you say biglaw dipped into? Still about 20?
Just trying to figure out what to possibly expect for next year (although the Dean says it's gonna be worse... awesome).
Pretty much exactly as expected IMO, always a couple of outliers but the majority fell in line with conventional wisdom from what I've heard. I know a median-or-just-below non-IP white dude who got V100.
Obviously this isn't going to happen to more than 1 or 2 people in the class. I feel like we've got a shot at doing better than 20% for NLJ250 after graduation but who the eff knows, given the way midwestern offer rates go. Positive that at least 20% have NLJ250 SAs. Could very well be 25-33% with summer NLJ spots but a bunch get no-offered, since that's evidently the way it works once you get past the V100. IMO, if you're a straight white male (maybe female too?)... 10% you're golden for a big market and have a very good shot at cracking a tough small market if you want, top 15% should
be good for some biglaw or approximation thereof, it's a tossup around top 20% and top quarter, top 1/3 your chances get pretty scarce, below that... best of luck.
IP changes absolutely everything... seriously, everything. URM can (maybe?) do the same to a lesser extent, I've heard that being female can be a difference-maker, but that's just what I've heard. No idea whether that's just grousing by d00ds or actually true.
can you post or PM me which market this was in? I don't want you to out that person or anything, but did they have stellar work experience or some other thing going for them? do you know, was that job secured via OCI or independently?