What do you do if you have to miss a day of OCI?

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What do you do if you have to miss a day of OCI?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed May 02, 2012 11:48 pm

This is a serious question.

I'm going to be a 1L this fall and I have something very important I have to go to on August 7, 2013. It only just hit me that this might interfere with OCI before my 2L year. I'm really worried...already.

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Re: What do you do if you have to miss a day of OCI?

Postby r6_philly » Wed May 02, 2012 11:52 pm

Anonymous User wrote:This is a serious question.

I'm going to be a 1L this fall and I have something very important I have to go to on August 7, 2013. It only just hit me that this might interfere with OCI before my 2L year. I'm really worried...already.


Bad flame.

Also, defer for a year so you can go to OCI in 2014.

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Re: What do you do if you have to miss a day of OCI?

Postby bdubs » Wed May 02, 2012 11:59 pm

Anonymous User wrote:This is a serious question.

I'm going to be a 1L this fall and I have something very important I have to go to on August 7, 2013. It only just hit me that this might interfere with OCI before my 2L year. I'm really worried...already.


August 7 is really early. Check your school's recruiting calendar if you're seriously worried.

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Re: What do you do if you have to miss a day of OCI?

Postby LawIdiot86 » Thu May 03, 2012 12:24 am

G. T. L. Rev. wrote:Easy. Cancel or move the event on August 7.


Yes, it's a Wednesday, so it can't be your wedding. Anything else can be moved. If it's during OCI (or even during a diversity fair, if you qualify), it's your one shot to get BigLaw, so it's worthy moving everything else in your life.

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Re: What do you do if you have to miss a day of OCI?

Postby Norwood » Thu May 03, 2012 3:26 am

haven't you heard, wednesday weddings are the new thing.

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Re: What do you do if you have to miss a day of OCI?

Postby Ludo! » Thu May 03, 2012 3:35 am

Even if its your own wedding you reschedule. Even if its a funeral, send flowers and hope they understand. You don't miss a day of OCI

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Re: What do you do if you have to miss a day of OCI?

Postby Glock » Thu May 03, 2012 3:40 am

Ludovico Technique wrote:Even if its your own wedding you reschedule. Even if its a funeral, send flowers and hope they understand. You don't miss a day of OCI



Planning a funeral > 3 months out. Must really hate the guy.


Obviously you don't miss OCI. There really isn't an excuse outside of emergency surgery... which you don't plan 3 months out.

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Re: What do you do if you have to miss a day of OCI?

Postby Ludo! » Thu May 03, 2012 3:47 am

It's actually a year and three months out. So I guess its not a funeral. Must be a wedding, but that's plenty of time to reschedule.

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Re: What do you do if you have to miss a day of OCI?

Postby wiseowl » Thu May 03, 2012 8:17 pm

G. T. L. Rev. wrote:Easy. Cancel or move the event on August 7.

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Re: What do you do if you have to miss a day of OCI?

Postby Wholigan » Thu May 03, 2012 8:47 pm

I mean, if this is not flame and you can't skip whatever the obligation is, assuming this is a bidding OCI just bid on all firms that come on the other days. It shouldn't reduce the number of screening interviews you get, although it will of course reduce the breadth of firms that you will have to choose from.

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Re: What do you do if you have to miss a day of OCI?

Postby azntwice » Thu May 03, 2012 9:33 pm

August 7 is really really REALLY early; CLS's EIP is the earliest one on the record and we don't start til Aug 10 or so. So i think you will be fine. However, if you really no choice but to miss OCI -- e.g. if it's your sister's/mom's/dad's wedding, and it can't be rescheduled, I would maximize your chances of interviewing with firms by attending a lot of other interviewing events. Diversity or IP fairs, if you qualify (and maybe even if you don't).




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