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Davis/Hastings OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 02, 2011 12:08 pm

This thread was interesting last year, so lets get it going again. Post where you went to school, class rank, number of bids, and number of interviews. If you get a callback, post that too. Other Northern California schools also feel free to post.

I'll start. Davis top 1/3. 25 bids, 4 interviews-3 midsize, 1 biglaw. Pretty much what I expected for round one, but I'm hoping the next rounds are better.

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Re: Davis/Hastings OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 02, 2011 5:33 pm

Interested in this...anyone have moar stats?

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Re: Davis/Hastings OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 03, 2011 12:01 am

Anonymous User wrote:I'll start. Davis top 1/3. 25 bids, 4 interviews-3 midsize, 1 biglaw. Pretty much what I expected for round one, but I'm hoping the next rounds are better.


You also need to answer how many were "lottery" for the info the be useful at all.

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Re: Davis/Hastings OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 03, 2011 3:08 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I'll start. Davis top 1/3. 25 bids, 4 interviews-3 midsize, 1 biglaw. Pretty much what I expected for round one, but I'm hoping the next rounds are better.


You also need to answer how many were "lottery" for the info the be useful at all.


none lottery, all preselects

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Re: Davis/Hastings OCI

Postby Borhas » Thu Aug 04, 2011 12:15 pm

probably not very helpful to anyone

top 30% UCH, no journal or moot court

6 bids
3 PD Offices (Alameda PD, NDCAL Fed PD at San Jose and SF), 2 DA offices (SF and Alameda), 1 Firm (King & Spalding)
4 Interviews (PD offices and Alameda DA)

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Re: Davis/Hastings OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 04, 2011 1:44 pm

Top 10% UCH, on Journal

35 bids
12 Interviews - some biglaw, some medium-sized firms

(75% pre-select, 25% lottery)
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Re: Davis/Hastings OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 04, 2011 2:29 pm

Hastings

Top 35%
Moot Court
Secondary Journal
Extensive WE

Original Preselects/Lottery
40 Bids, 11 Interviews (6 Big Law, 4 mid law, PwC)

Also got 7 open sign ups, so 18 total now which makes for 12 Big Law, 5 Mid Law, and PwC
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Re: Davis/Hastings OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 04, 2011 5:29 pm

davis, bottom quarter, 9 bids, 2 preselects at big law firms

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Re: Davis/Hastings OCI

Postby FireNextTime » Thu Aug 04, 2011 5:51 pm

School: Hastings
Rank: 8%
Review/moot: HLJ
Other: Several years' WE

Bids: 40
Interviews: 26
Firm breakdown: 3 SF/Sacto midlaws, 2 of which pay market. All the rest are BigLaw.

OCS refuses to tell us which are lottery and which are pre-select. But I did not get my No. 1-ranked firm, which I suspect was not a hugely popular one. And I know that they take your # of pre-select interviews into account before giving you any lotto slots.

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Re: Davis/Hastings OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 04, 2011 8:59 pm

Was top 1/3-ish last year around OCI time (betta now) and ended up with excellent firm job. Keep the faith, Davis kiddos, and do those practice interviews.

Also, don't be a noxious gunners. 3Ls can and do tell their firms which Davis rising 2Ls are worth a second look and which are toxic. It pays to be nice, always.

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Re: Davis/Hastings OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 04, 2011 11:19 pm

Anonymous User wrote:davis, bottom quarter, 9 bids, 2 preselects at big law firms


no offense, but how did you pull this off?

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Re: Davis/Hastings OCI

Postby stonepeep » Fri Aug 05, 2011 1:26 am

FireNextTime wrote:School: Hastings
Rank: 8%
Review/moot: HLJ
Other: Several years' WE

Bids: 40
Interviews: 26
Firm breakdown: 3 SF/Sacto midlaws, 2 of which pay market. All the rest are BigLaw.

OCS refuses to tell us which are lottery and which are pre-select. But I did not get my No. 1-ranked firm, which I suspect was not a hugely popular one. And I know that they take your # of pre-select interviews into account before giving you any lotto slots.


I had 26 screening interviews last year as well and at one point asked career services how many they thought were lottery. They said that with that many interviews it's unlikely any were lottery, because the point of the lottery system is to "even out" the number of interviews everyone gets. Hope that helps!

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Re: Davis/Hastings OCI

Postby 20160810 » Fri Aug 05, 2011 2:44 pm

stonepeep wrote:
FireNextTime wrote:School: Hastings
Rank: 8%
Review/moot: HLJ
Other: Several years' WE

Bids: 40
Interviews: 26
Firm breakdown: 3 SF/Sacto midlaws, 2 of which pay market. All the rest are BigLaw.

OCS refuses to tell us which are lottery and which are pre-select. But I did not get my No. 1-ranked firm, which I suspect was not a hugely popular one. And I know that they take your # of pre-select interviews into account before giving you any lotto slots.


I had 26 screening interviews last year as well and at one point asked career services how many they thought were lottery. They said that with that many interviews it's unlikely any were lottery, because the point of the lottery system is to "even out" the number of interviews everyone gets. Hope that helps!

Also, top-10% at UCH + LR makes you competitive for every single firm that interviews there. Even if one was lottery, it wouldn't matter.

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Re: Davis/Hastings OCI

Postby Borhas » Tue Aug 09, 2011 3:37 pm

Alameda DA interview wasn't my best, I don't think I left them feeling that I would be a DA over a PD, even though I would for sure be an DA at Alameda if I had the opportunity.

Anyway, for those that interviewed w/ Alameda DA, did they also give you a line about getting back to you in October? I can't tell if that's a way of saying sorry don't expect a call back or if they are actually that slow with call backs.

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Re: Davis/Hastings OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 16, 2011 7:51 pm

Updates anyone?

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Re: Davis/Hastings OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 17, 2011 2:30 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Updates anyone?


This was me from above:

"Hastings

Top 35%
Moot Court
Secondary Journal
Extensive WE

Original Preselects/Lottery
40 Bids, 12 Interviews (6 Big Law, 5 mid law, PwC)

Also got 7 open sign ups, so 18 total interviews which makes for 12 Big Law, 6 Mid Law, and PwC"

So far I have 5 callbacks: V20(2), V50(1), Mid size(2). 4 dings from V100s. Silence on the rest.

Update: Offer from one of the V20s, accepting once I physically have the letter. Good luck everyone.
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Re: Davis/Hastings OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 17, 2011 3:40 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Updates anyone?


OP here:

1 callback (midsize). Also, I got a really nice email from the associate who assisted on my only biglaw interview. She actually mentioned specific things that we talked about, so I was very impressed that it wasn't just the standard boilerplate that firms send out. Regardless of whether I get a callback, it was a classy move on her part. Silence on the others.

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Re: Davis/Hastings OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 17, 2011 8:36 pm

Hastings. Graded on to HLJ. Good WE.

I had 25-30 OCI interviews. 15 callbacks, 9 rejections.

Callbacks at 2 V10s, 2 V20s, 6 V50s, 2 V100s and at 3 local/regional firms. Dings run similar range, with most V50-100.
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Re: Davis/Hastings OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 19, 2011 9:19 pm

Any Hastings peeps hear back from Reed Smith or Sedgwick?

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Re: Davis/Hastings OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 21, 2011 9:29 pm

Hastings, just outside top 10%, extensive WE. Had about 20 OCI screeners, 10+ CB

Email ding from Wilmer Hale. Snail mail ding from Howard Rice and Gibson Dunn.

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Re: Davis/Hastings OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 22, 2011 5:09 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Any Hastings peeps hear back from Reed Smith or Sedgwick?


+1, except I'm wondering if anyone from Davis has heard from them.

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Re: Davis/Hastings OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 24, 2011 1:35 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Any Hastings peeps hear back from Reed Smith or Sedgwick?


+1, except I'm wondering if anyone from Davis has heard from them.


Seems like Reed Smith has already dinged a few via email for the LA office.

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Re: Davis/Hastings OCI

Postby MrMcNulty » Wed Aug 24, 2011 10:33 pm

Hastings:

Top 25%
Grade on to LR
Good WE

1 Callback, 5 dings so far. No word from the rest.

I've been hearing that this year firms are placing an even heavier emphasis on grades. GL everyone.

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Re: Davis/Hastings OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 24, 2011 11:03 pm

Hastings: Snail dinged by Reed Smith.

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Re: Davis/Hastings OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 25, 2011 1:24 am

MrMcNulty wrote:Hastings:

Top 25%
Grade on to LR
Good WE

1 Callback, 5 dings so far. No word from the rest.

I've been hearing that this year firms are placing an even heavier emphasis on grades. GL everyone.

You sure you graded on at Top 25%? I *barely* graded on and I was Top 10%.




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