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Re: 2011 GW OCI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 10, 2011 9:53 am

blurbz wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Transfer student with no science background and am interested in IP. Only got 3 preselects at OCI and 1 alternate. Feeling helpless right about now.


Why IP if no science background? Do you have patent paralegal experience or anything else that would convey to a firm that you'll be able to hold your own in that field?




Well I majored in chemistry in undergrad but that's about it. I want to go into IP litigation not necessarily hard IP.

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Re: 2011 GW OCI Thread

Postby ResIpsa21 » Tue Aug 16, 2011 7:59 pm

So, how's everyone doing? Any good stories? Callbacks? Blunders?

Nothing interesting to report here, pretty typical interviews so far.

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Re: 2011 GW OCI Thread

Postby dudders » Tue Aug 16, 2011 8:13 pm

the most remarkable part of my day was someone wearing a skirt that was HILARIOUSLY too short.

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Re: 2011 GW OCI Thread

Postby anonymcoffee » Tue Aug 16, 2011 10:27 pm

what's up with the symplicity info about the firms walk-in policy? has anyone done this? has it worked? what about someone that didn't get preselected ...would it be awkward? not sure if it works or if people have tried it

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Re: 2011 GW OCI Thread

Postby ResIpsa21 » Tue Aug 16, 2011 11:17 pm

anonymcoffee wrote:what's up with the symplicity info about the firms walk-in policy? has anyone done this? has it worked? what about someone that didn't get preselected ...would it be awkward? not sure if it works or if people have tried it


I saw this twice today, once successful, once not:

(1) I had an interview immediately after the 10 minute morning break with a firm that was accepting walk-ins. Three people were lined up in the hallway waiting to give their resumes to the interviewer. There was an open interview slot later in the day, and before my interview started, the interviewer accepted the resume of the first girl in line and wrote her name into the schedule on the door. So, success for her!

(2) While waiting for an interview I saw a guy down the hall knock on a door, and when the interviewer opened up, the guy said "Hi, I'm an alternate and I wanted to drop my resume off in case you had a chance to interview me today." The interviewer stared at him, clearly uninterested / annoyed, and said "I think our schedule is full today but I'll pass it along to the firm" and took the resume as if he had just been handed a bag of dog crap. So, a slightly embarassing failure for him.

Moral of the story: if you're okay with the strong likelihood of an interviewer telling you to screw off, and at best having a screener with practically guaranteed auto-ding, then go for it.

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Re: 2011 GW OCI Thread

Postby jmin » Wed Aug 17, 2011 3:43 pm

I was wondering about the walk in policy as well. I called OCI and they suggested not trying to do a walk in for a firm that you alreadly bid on if they didn't preselect you. My question is when do you stop by? At the beginning of the day, during breaks? And how do you know when the breaks are, other than showing up every morning and checking out their schedule? And do you just stop by the GW hospitality suite, or do you go up to the specific rooms?
Thanks!

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Re: 2011 GW OCI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 18, 2011 10:01 am

any CBs?

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Re: 2011 GW OCI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 18, 2011 10:20 am

I think the CDO's response is a little off. When a firm only has 20'ish interview slots it they are likely turning down many qualified candidates. In the case the interviewer has the time to talk to a 21st person, I don't see why it matters that you were not selected previously, especially if you already know a lot about the firm. You might just be the one they were looking for.

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Re: 2011 GW OCI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 18, 2011 10:21 am

Anonymous User wrote:any CBs?


Got a callback from Cleary Gottlieb, heard rumors that Skadden called some people back as well.

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Re: 2011 GW OCI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 18, 2011 1:13 pm

I got a CB last night from a large California office of a firm that interviewed on Tuesday. I think (a.k.a. hope) that today's the day we will start hearing back from the majority of Tuesday's firms, since its 2 days after interviewing began.

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Re: 2011 GW OCI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 18, 2011 6:41 pm

crickets chirping...hopefully tomorrow is better.

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Re: 2011 GW OCI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 18, 2011 6:43 pm

Anonymous User wrote:crickets chirping...hopefully tomorrow is better.


Agreed.

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Re: 2011 GW OCI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 18, 2011 7:33 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I got a CB last night from a large California office of a firm that interviewed on Tuesday. I think (a.k.a. hope) that today's the day we will start hearing back from the majority of Tuesday's firms, since its 2 days after interviewing began.


Same poster as quoted.

Another callback today from the D.C. office of a major Philadelphia firm that interviewed yesterday. Still silent on most places, though. Also hoping tomorrow is better.

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Re: 2011 GW OCI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 18, 2011 7:42 pm

Got a CB from a large NY firm. Hoping for more news tomorrow.

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Re: 2011 GW OCI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 18, 2011 9:47 pm

Anyone heard of Latham, K&E or Paul Hastings giving CB's yet?

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Re: 2011 GW OCI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 18, 2011 9:55 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Anyone heard of Latham, K&E or Paul Hastings giving CB's yet?


Havent heard from Paul Hastings.

Anonymous User wrote:Got a CB from a large NY firm. Hoping for more news tomorrow.


You're anonymous. Why can;t you say the NY firm?

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Re: 2011 GW OCI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 18, 2011 9:57 pm

Any Baker Botts or Akin CB's? What NY firm did you hear from?

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Re: 2011 GW OCI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 18, 2011 10:00 pm

Anyone hear CB's from McKenna?

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Re: 2011 GW OCI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 18, 2011 10:03 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Got a CB from a large NY firm. Hoping for more news tomorrow.


You're anonymous. Why can;t you say the NY firm?


Previous poster here. Good point. CB is for Cleary NY. Haven't heard anything from Paul Hastings or Latham.

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Re: 2011 GW OCI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 18, 2011 10:05 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Anyone hear CB's from McKenna?


< still bitter about McKenna. The cake was a lie (and by cake I mean alternate slots).

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Re: 2011 GW OCI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 18, 2011 10:10 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Got a CB from a large NY firm. Hoping for more news tomorrow.


You're anonymous. Why can;t you say the NY firm?


Previous poster here. Good point. CB is for Cleary NY. Haven't heard anything from Paul Hastings or Latham.


Thanks. Cleary seemed to get back fast at other schools too. Hopefully the others follow suit tomorrow.

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Re: 2011 GW OCI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 19, 2011 1:56 am

Anonymous User wrote:Another callback today from the D.C. office of a major Philadelphia firm that interviewed yesterday. Still silent on most places, though. Also hoping tomorrow is better.


Same poster as quoted -- I have heard nothing from Baker Botts, Paul Hastings or McKenna. I think we just have to cross our fingers and hope Friday is a big day.
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Re: 2011 GW OCI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 19, 2011 6:46 am

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Anonymous User wrote:Another callback today from the D.C. office of a major Philadelphia firm that interviewed yesterday. Still silent on most places, though. Also hoping tomorrow is better.


Same poster as quoted -- I have heard nothing from Baker Botts, Paul Hastings or McKenna. I think we just have to cross our fingers and hope Friday is a big day.


Indeed. Here's hoping to some (many) callbacks for all of us today.

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Re: 2011 GW OCI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 19, 2011 11:06 am

Anyone hear back from WSGR?

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Re: 2011 GW OCI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 19, 2011 11:14 am

fingers crossed.




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