What is 3L OCI and how do I avoid blowing it?

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Re: What is 3L OCI and how do I avoid blowing it?

Postby meshtdagn » Thu Sep 29, 2011 1:45 am

OP, your questions strongly imply that you still "can't believe" what people ITT are saying. It's time to wake up.

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Re: What is 3L OCI and how do I avoid blowing it?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 29, 2011 7:57 am

prawnstar wrote:3L at a lower ranked V10. Did 3L ocip and got 2 big law offers and accepted 1. As far as I know I am the only 3L from my school who got a big law offer from 3L ocip. I worked at a high end boutique that has a national reputation my 2L summer and specialized in a practice area that is in demand now. Everything in my resume is also geared toward that practice area.

Hope that helps.


A boutique is probably one of the only non-SAs that wouldn't leave you dead in the water. Although I wouldn't even characterize it as a non-SA, really.

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Re: What is 3L OCI and how do I avoid blowing it?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Oct 10, 2011 10:52 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
prawnstar wrote:3L at a lower ranked V10. Did 3L ocip and got 2 big law offers and accepted 1. As far as I know I am the only 3L from my school who got a big law offer from 3L ocip. I worked at a high end boutique that has a national reputation my 2L summer and specialized in a practice area that is in demand now. Everything in my resume is also geared toward that practice area.

Hope that helps.


A boutique is probably one of the only non-SAs that wouldn't leave you dead in the water. Although I wouldn't even characterize it as a non-SA, really.


i'm confused here...are you implying that the only "real" SA positions that will make an applicant competitive for 3L OCI are those with vault-ranked firms? that strikes me as a little ridiculous, frankly..

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Re: What is 3L OCI and how do I avoid blowing it?

Postby romothesavior » Mon Oct 10, 2011 11:01 pm

With all due respect to lawfirmrecruiter (who is one of the most valuable resources on all of TLS), I don't think his/her firm's strategy is very common, and I have not seen any firms moving towards it. As someone already mentioned ITT, I don't think any v100s are adopting the 3L hiring model, and I don't know of a single firm in any of the markets I applied to who are doing so.

OP, if you strike out this fall, you either need to hope to go the clerkship --> biglaw route or just come to grips with the fact that you aren't getting biglaw. You can always try 3L OCI, but the odds are almost nil. I talked to a few folks in our CSO and a few 3Ls and none of them suggested that 3L OCI is really a possibility without a 2L SA, which seems to be the experience of every 3L and graduate on TLS.




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