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3.1-3.2 M, Chances at OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jun 01, 2012 2:43 pm

Hi,

I am just wondering if anyone could shoot out some generic advice or give their perspective on my chances at OCI. I want biglaw, but am ok working in a secondary market. Beyond bidding on my home market (secondary market) in the midwest, I am thinking of mass mailing VA firms in secondary markets (as I have some connections to VA). Beyond this, I will still have some bids left for probably one or two major markets-any advice?

Thanks.

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Re: 3.1-3.2 M, Chances at OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jun 02, 2012 10:55 am

anyone?

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Re: 3.1-3.2 M, Chances at OCI

Postby Tree » Sat Jun 02, 2012 12:26 pm

Your grades are on the low end, but you should have a shot even if you're a little below median. If you're dead-set on a firm job, interview with New York firms. Those have the largest class sizes and are least-selective (besides smaller secondary markets like Philly).

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Re: 3.1-3.2 M, Chances at OCI

Postby Tree » Sat Jun 02, 2012 12:29 pm

I should also mention that you should bid on as many markets as possible (still targeting the non-premier New York firms as well). Ignore OCP's advice if they suggest targeting only one geographic region or city. Cast a wide net.

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Re: 3.1-3.2 M, Chances at OCI

Postby buckilaw » Sat Jun 02, 2012 12:49 pm

Tree wrote:I should also mention that you should bid on as many markets as possible (still targeting the non-premier New York firms as well). Ignore OCP's advice if they suggest targeting only one geographic region or city. Cast a wide net.


Why should OP cast a wide net? If OP is asked what markets he is applying to and he rattles of 1/2 the country it isn't going to look to good.

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Re: 3.1-3.2 M, Chances at OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jun 02, 2012 8:15 pm

Thanks, my plan right now is to mass mail and try to setup connections with firms in two states that I may want to live in, and that I have ties to. These firms will not be coming to OCI. Then, my OCI strategy is to bid on my home market and NY and possibly one other. Honestly, in the end, I just want to make sure I have a legal job in the private sector, as I want to be able to service my $70,000 in debt.

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Re: 3.1-3.2 M, Chances at OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jun 10, 2012 10:28 pm

Where does a 3.16 stand, and will what should I be doing if I want a biglaw job?




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