Final OCI results: 2011 Version

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Final OCI results: 2011 Version

Postby Helmholtz » Tue Sep 13, 2011 3:39 pm

This will be a thread for those of us who have completed OCI (i.e. an offer in hand and accepting that offer or people who have completely struck out thus far).

School*:
Market(s):
Approximate class rank:
Law review:
Work experience:
IP background:
Anything else that might have an impact? (diversity, etc. or whatever, really):
Screening Interviews:
Mass mails:
Callbacks received:
Callbacks accepted:
Offers w/vault ranges:
How many firms just didn't get back with you with a rejection/callback?
Thank-you notes sent:

*an actual school name would be best—you are anonymous after all, and it would be the most helpful—but at the very least, try to give a range of a few schools (e.g. "MVP" or "CCN")

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Re: Final OCI results: 2011 Version

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 13, 2011 3:44 pm

CCN

Market(s): NYC
Approximate class rank: median
Law review: secondary
Work experience: one year of lame WE
IP background: no
Anything else that might have an impact?: HYP undergrad
Screening Interviews: 20
Mass mails:
Callbacks received: 7
Callbacks accepted: 7
Offers w/vault ranges: 2 V50 and 1 V100, cancelled remaining two CBs
How many firms just didn't get back with you with a rejection/callback? right now I'm only waiting on a couple

ETA i am a terrible interviewer, so i am thrilled

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Re: Final OCI results: 2011 Version

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 13, 2011 3:49 pm

Lower T1

Market(s): NY
Approximate class rank: top 5%
Law review: flagship journal
Work experience: 10 year WE including military
IP background: no
Anything else that might have an impact?:
Screening Interviews: 17 (+1 cancelled)
Mass mails: 1 ding, 1 screener
Callbacks received: 7
Callbacks accepted: 7
Offers w/vault ranges: 1 lit boutique accepted, withdrew from V10, V50 and V100 still pending (others were dings)
How many firms just didn't get back with you with a rejection/callback? 3 hadn't as of offer -- i called and 2 of the 3 were dings dragging their heels

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Re: Final OCI results: 2011 Version

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 13, 2011 3:50 pm

School Range: CCN
Markets: SV/SF, Chicago, NY, DC, Southeast
Approximate class rank: slightly below median
Law Review: no
Work Experience: straight from undergrad (significant engineering research experience in undergrad)
IP background: top 5 EE
Anything else that might have an impact: Average interviewer at best. Personality type that might play better in Silicon Valley than anywhere else. Also, URM.
Screening Interviews: approx. 30 (All job fairs, did not attend OCI)
Mass Mails: 50+
Callbacks received: 14
Callbacks accepted: 14 initially, cancelled all but 1 after receiving offer from 1L firm.
Offers w/ vault ranges: As high as v20; Can't say which two firms without outing self.
How many firms just didn't get back with you: Countless; especially mass mails

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Re: Final OCI results: 2011 Version

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 13, 2011 4:43 pm

School Range: CLS
Markets: NY only
Approximate class rank: ~top 40% (midway between median and stone)
Law Review: good secondary journal
Work Experience: 2-3 years of finance-related work
IP background: No
Anything else that might have an impact: No minority boost; good interviewer, been through many, many interviews prior to this; had a very competitive summer internship
Screening Interviews: 29
Mass Mails: 0
Callbacks received: 22
Callbacks accepted: scheduled 15, attended 6, cancelled everything after getting my top choice.
Offers w/ vault ranges: 1 V5, 1 V10, 1 V15, 1 V30, 1 V60, accepted V5
How many firms just didn't get back with you: 5/6 of my CBs responded within 2-3 days with offers. the one that rejected me took several weeks.
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Re: Final OCI results: 2011 Version

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 13, 2011 4:46 pm

School: GULC
Market(s): NYC, DC
Approximate class rank: Top 10%
Law review: Secondary
Work experience: 1 year
IP background: No
Anything else that might have an impact?: No
Screening Interviews: 18
Mass mails: 0
Callbacks received: 7
Callbacks accepted: 7; cancelled 2 after getting top choice
Offers w/vault ranges: 1 V5, 1 V10, 1 V50
How many firms just didn't get back with you with a rejection/callback? 1

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Re: Final OCI results: 2011 Version

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 13, 2011 4:52 pm

School: MVPB
Race/Gender: Male, Non-URM
Market(s): DC, SF/SV
Approximate class rank: Top 1/3
Law review: Secondary
Work experience: 3 years
IP background: Yes
Anything else that might have an impact?: International Experience
Screening Interviews: 40 (OCI + Other Career Fairs)
Mass mails: 0
Callbacks received: 19
Callbacks accepted: 8; cancelled 11
Offers w/vault ranges: 2 V10, 1 V50, 1 non-vault
How many firms just didn't get back with you with a rejection/callback? 4 of 8 CBs
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Re: Final OCI results: 2011 Version

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 13, 2011 4:56 pm

Cornell

Market(s): NYC
Approximate class rank: top 40%
Law review: yes
Work experience: none
IP background: none
Anything else that might have an impact?:
Screening Interviews: 19
Mass mails: none
Callbacks received: 5
Callbacks accepted: 5
Offers w/vault ranges: 2 V30, 1 V100, cancelled remaining two decisions
How many firms just didn't get back with you with a rejection/callback?

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Re: Final OCI results: 2011 Version

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 13, 2011 5:04 pm

Can we add race and gender into this? Its more than a little misleading for a white male to see the stats of a pretty black female.

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Re: Final OCI results: 2011 Version

Postby mths » Tue Sep 13, 2011 5:16 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Can we add race and gender into this? Its more than a little misleading for a white male to see the stats of a pretty black female.

the white males really do lose out in the legal market

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Re: Final OCI results: 2011 Version

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 13, 2011 5:31 pm

UVA

Market(s): NYC
Approximate class rank: Top 40%
Law review: No
Work experience: 3 Years
IP background: No
Anything else that might have an impact?: Stone Cold Interview Killer
Screening Interviews: <20
Mass mails: 0
Callbacks received: 13
Callbacks accepted: 9
Offers w/vault ranges: 8 (1 v10, 1 v20, 6 v50)
How many firms just didn't get back with you with a rejection/callback? 1(CB)

Not a single thank you card/e-mail.
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Re: Final OCI results: 2011 Version

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 13, 2011 5:32 pm

School: CCN
Market(s): NY/LA
Approximate class rank: Slightly above median
Law review: Secondary
Work experience: 1 year whatevs w/e
IP background: No
Anything else that might have an impact?: pretty good interviewer
Screening Interviews: 30
Mass mails: 0
Callbacks received: 12
Callbacks accepted: 8
Offers w/vault ranges: 1 V15, 1V30, 1V50, 2V100
How many firms just didn't get back with you with a rejection/callback? 1 (CB)

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Re: Final OCI results: 2011 Version

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 13, 2011 5:39 pm

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Market(s): NYC/SF/SV
Approximate class rank: Median
Law review: No
Work experience: Yes
IP background: Yes
Anything else that might have an impact?: T5 UG
Screening Interviews: 2
Mass mails: Yes, dozens (got 1 CB and 1 we want to screen you)
Callbacks received: 2
Callbacks accepted: 2
Offers w/vault ranges: 1 V75 accepted, cancelling another that hasn't gotten back to me yet
How many firms just didn't get back with you with a rejection/callback? countless

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Re: Final OCI results: 2011 Version

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 13, 2011 5:44 pm

Lower T14

Market(s): NYC
Approximate class rank: Top 40%
Law review: Yes
Work experience: No
IP background: No
Anything else that might have an impact?: No
Screening Interviews: 22
Mass mails: 0
Callbacks received: 4
Callbacks accepted: 4
Offers w/vault ranges: 1 V50; 1 V100 (1 rejection from lit boutique; withdrew from last V100)
How many firms just didn't get back with you with a rejection/callback?

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Re: Final OCI results: 2011 Version

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 13, 2011 6:08 pm

Law School: Virginia

Market(s): 3 or 4 different ones ---- Home smaller market (Phx, only mass-mailings, not OCI), Orange County/Los Angeles, NYC
Approximate class rank: Top Quarter
Law review: Nope
Work experience: Interesting/unique stuff during college that lead to great conversation during interviews and I could spin it for being prepared for BigLaw. This really helped my interviews.

IP background: No

Anything else that might have an impact?: I'm a pretty quiet person, but I practiced interview answers over and over and over again and did plenty of mock interviews. I think this process actually turned me into a likable or somewhat social person. I mass-mailed during summer to my home market and in LA/OC where I was spending the summer (this ended up being fruitful and giving me a few screenings & callbacks before OCI). I also had an offer in my pocket pre-OCI that I told most firms about during OCI, so maybe that made me more attractive and made them want to act quicker. Also see above about work experience. Also, I turned my alternates into callbacks and offers, so don't stress out if you are an alternate during OCI.

Screening Interviews: 16 (6 through mass-mail, 10 at OCI. Had about 17 screenings scheduled for OCI but I had an offer before OCI. So I dropped some screenings that they could trickle down to other people. Hurricane also screwed up plans and prevented me from interviewing with some V10 firms).
Mass mails: Yes, probably about 25 between Cali & AZ. Turned into 6 screenings.
Callbacks received: 12 (4 NYC, 5 Cali, 3 AZ)
Callbacks accepted: 9
Offers w/vault ranges: 4 within the V15, also top firm in home market. Once I accepted my offer, I told all the other firms that hadn't gotten back to me that I accepted another offer.

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Re: Final OCI results: 2011 Version

Postby Bronte » Tue Sep 13, 2011 6:25 pm

Shouldn't we also encourage those who struck out to post so that the results are less upwardly biased?

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Re: Final OCI results: 2011 Version

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 13, 2011 6:29 pm

School range: MVP
Market(s): New York, Chicago, secondary market
Approximate class rank: Top 5%
Law review: Yes
Work experience: No
IP background: No
Anything else that might have an impact?:
Screening Interviews: 18
Mass mails: 3 targeted submissions resulting in one screener
Callbacks received: 13
Callbacks accepted: 1 (canceled last 12 after offer from first choice)
Offers w/vault ranges: 1 at first choice V10, see above
How many firms just didn't get back with you with a rejection/callback?: 0

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Re: Final OCI results: 2011 Version

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 13, 2011 6:32 pm

DCNG

Market(s): NY
Approximate class rank: Unranked. Approx. 10%
Law review: No.
Work experience: Yes. More than average.
IP background: No.
Anything else that might have an impact?: Particularly interesting WE. I consider myself to be a good interviewer.
Screening Interviews: 20
Mass mails: 0
Callbacks received: 17
Callbacks accepted: 6
Offers w/vault ranges: 6 total. 2 V5s. 1 V10. 1 V20. 2 V30.
How many firms just didn't get back with you with a rejection/callback? 1 V50.

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Re: Final OCI results: 2011 Version

Postby minnbills » Tue Sep 13, 2011 6:36 pm

Thanks for posting people! Would love to see more non-T14 people in here though.

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Re: Final OCI results: 2011 Version

Postby Blessedassurance » Tue Sep 13, 2011 6:39 pm

Sorry to interrupt, I wish there was a less conspicuous way to tag. carry on, please.

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Re: Final OCI results: 2011 Version

Postby Glock » Tue Sep 13, 2011 6:42 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Law School: Virginia

Market(s): 3 or 4 different ones ---- Home smaller market (Phx, only mass-mailings, not OCI), Orange County/Los Angeles, NYC
Approximate class rank: Top Quarter
Law review: Nope
Work experience: Interesting/unique stuff during college that lead to great conversation during interviews and I could spin it for being prepared for BigLaw. This really helped my interviews.

IP background: No

Anything else that might have an impact?: I'm a pretty quiet person, but I practiced interview answers over and over and over again and did plenty of mock interviews. I think this process actually turned me into a likable or somewhat social person. I mass-mailed during summer to my home market and in LA/OC where I was spending the summer (this ended up being fruitful and giving me a few screenings & callbacks before OCI). I also had an offer in my pocket pre-OCI that I told most firms about during OCI, so maybe that made me more attractive and made them want to act quicker. Also see above about work experience. Also, I turned my alternates into callbacks and offers, so don't stress out if you are an alternate during OCI.

Screening Interviews: 16 (6 through mass-mail, 10 at OCI. Had about 17 screenings scheduled for OCI but I had an offer before OCI. So I dropped some screenings that they could trickle down to other people. Hurricane also screwed up plans and prevented me from interviewing with some V10 firms).
Mass mails: Yes, probably about 25 between Cali & AZ. Turned into 6 screenings.
Callbacks received: 12 (4 NYC, 5 Cali, 3 AZ)
Callbacks accepted: 9
Offers w/vault ranges: 4 within the V15, also top firm in home market. Once I accepted my offer, I told all the other firms that hadn't gotten back to me that I accepted another offer.


I didn't know Lerner and Rowe was making offers already. :mrgreen: Congrats.

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Re: Final OCI results: 2011 Version

Postby GeePee » Tue Sep 13, 2011 6:54 pm

I'm going to break the chain of anonymous replies, mostly because my OCI season was a tale of two cities and I was afraid it might not be credible anonymous.

School: HLS
Markets: NY, DC
Approx. Class Rank: Top 20%-ish?
LR: Negative.
WE: Straight from undergrad, although I worked full time through most of college and held 2 jobs most summers.
IP Background: Non-IP technical background.
Anything else that might have an impact? I grew up in NYC. I found out the hard way that this is, unfortunately, a huge strike against you if you plan on practicing in another market (even one where you have significant ties) that is not NY, and this doesn't even really help you in NY.
Screening Interviews: 29 (17 NYC, 12 DC)
Mass Mails: 0
Callbacks: 14 (14 NYC, 0 DC. I had great reasons for wanting to practice in DC and a pretty good idea of what my practice would look like based off of significant work in undergrad. This seemed not to be enough for most interviewers.
Callbacks Accepted: 7
Offers: 7 (2 V5, 1 V10, 3 V20, 1 V100). Yes, I stayed in compliance with NALP guidelines.

It's hard to say exactly what was responsible for my lack of success in DC, but it seems unlikely that I just sucked as an interviewee because of the contrast in NY, even with the highly selective firms. You can strike out in DC from anywhere in any class, so I highly recommend bidding smartly.

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Re: Final OCI results: 2011 Version

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 13, 2011 8:46 pm

School: NDCG
Market(s): NYC litigation
Approximate class rank: top 20%
Law review: Yes
Work experience: N/A.
IP background: N/A.
Anything else that might have an impact?: Did detailed research about each firm and had a very targeted strategy for every screening interview. Have been told I interview well.
Screening Interviews: 20 (3 V5, 8 V6-15, 9 V16-50).
Mass mails: N/A.
Callbacks received: 14 (3 V5, 7 V6-15, 4 V16-50).
Callbacks accepted: 4
Offers w/vault ranges: 1 V5, 2 V10, cancelled outstanding V50 application.
How many firms just didn't get back with you with a rejection/callback?: 1

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Re: Final OCI results: 2011 Version

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 13, 2011 9:08 pm

I am very close to striking out, so I may as well temper the enthusiasm here a little.
School: T20-25
Market(s): All secondary, no apps to NY/DC/Chi/LA
Approximate class rank: top 5%
Law review: Secondary
Work experience: N/A
IP background: N/A
Anything else that might have an impact?: Have been told I'm a good interviewer; did a number of mock interviews through career services. On the downside, my cover letters were extremely bland. I hate writing them. I was a LS splitter, so my undergrad GPA isn't very good either.
Screening Interviews: 13 through OCI, 8 through mass mailing.
Mass mails: roughly 70, though I started later than most
Callbacks received: 16 (3 from OCI, 9 from mass mailing)
Callbacks accepted: 15 (11 dings, waiting on 4). Declined one because they wanted me to pay for my own flight and fly down on very short notice; I wasn't that into them.
Offers w/vault ranges: zero!
How many firms just didn't get back with you with a rejection/callback?: Still haven't heard from 3 OCI screeners, gotten a few mass mail rejections.

Ah, the difference between zero and one. Very seriously evaluating whether I should drop out or not.
edited for updated numbers (second time)
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Re: Final OCI results: 2011 Version

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 13, 2011 9:27 pm

School: CLS
Market(s): NY
Approximate class rank: top 35-40%
Law review: no
Work experience: no
IP background: no
Anything else that might have an impact? (diversity, etc.): no
Screening Interviews: 20
Mass mails: 0
Callbacks received: 9
Callbacks accepted: 5 (cancelled 4 after offer)
Offers w/vault ranges: 4 (2 V20, 1 V30, 1 V40)
How many firms just didn't get back with you with a rejection/callback? 0




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