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Re: 2012 UVA OGI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 06, 2012 9:12 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Six interviews on the first day. Absolutely doable or total hell?

- Don Draper


Also have 6 on the first day. Kind of stinks to have it on the first day, but I figure it won't be too bad.

THRILLED with how my schedule worked out. Hit the prior max (23) and actually got all the firms I wanted most. Very happy right now. Planning to special request for one more.

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Re: 2012 UVA OGI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 06, 2012 9:13 pm

Thanks guys. By the way, does anyone know if parking will be open to people w/o permits next week? I'm thinking of leaving my car in the parking lot right in front of the main entrance with a change of clothes/shoes and some Cliff bars so I don't have to keep running back and forth to my apartment.

- Don Draper

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Re: 2012 UVA OGI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 06, 2012 9:14 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Thanks guys. By the way, does anyone know if parking will be open to people w/o permits next week? I'm thinking of leaving my car in the parking lot right in front of the main entrance with a change of clothes/shoes and some Cliff bars so I don't have to keep running back and forth to my apartment.

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It was last year

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Re: 2012 UVA OGI Thread

Postby thesealocust » Mon Aug 06, 2012 9:15 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I have one 30 min interview scheduled. Is this normal?


Yep.

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Re: 2012 UVA OGI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 06, 2012 9:33 pm

I had 8 interviews my first day, got 7 callbacks. I know someone that had 10 interviews that same day.

6 is definitely doable bc all the questions are generally the same.

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Re: 2012 UVA OGI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 06, 2012 9:34 pm

Is it typical not to get a single lottery interview? I had 20 pre-selects and 10 alternates, and two of the alternates turned into interviews.

- Just Curious

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Re: 2012 UVA OGI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 06, 2012 9:53 pm

Pleasantly surprised here. I went from 10 to 21 interviews. All of my alternates turned into interviews, and I snagged a few more from the lottery.

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Re: 2012 UVA OGI Thread

Postby 5ky » Mon Aug 06, 2012 10:10 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Is it typical not to get a single lottery interview? I had 20 pre-selects and 10 alternates, and two of the alternates turned into interviews.

- Just Curious


What firm did you have number 1?

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Re: 2012 UVA OGI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 06, 2012 10:15 pm

5ky wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Is it typical not to get a single lottery interview? I had 20 pre-selects and 10 alternates, and two of the alternates turned into interviews.

- Just Curious


What firm did you have number 1?


Cleary. No pre-select or alternate from them.

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Re: 2012 UVA OGI Thread

Postby 5ky » Mon Aug 06, 2012 10:20 pm

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5ky wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Is it typical not to get a single lottery interview? I had 20 pre-selects and 10 alternates, and two of the alternates turned into interviews.

- Just Curious


What firm did you have number 1?


Cleary. No pre-select or alternate from them.


Cleary's a tough cookie to get, it wouldn't surprise me if more than 6 had them as number 1 and you were the odd man out. But it is mildly curious that you didn't get one of the ones that followed, unless they were super popular as well/you had preselects or alternates with them.

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Re: 2012 UVA OGI Thread

Postby joeshmo39 » Mon Aug 06, 2012 10:24 pm

I had a good screening interview with Cleary after getting them in the lottery last year, but they still kicked me like a bad habit. I think of all the big NYC firms, Cleary is deceptively grade selective. You have Cravath, you have Wachtell, but after that, I think Cleary is pickier than Skadden, DPW, Debevoise, Weil, uh, whoever else is in the V10.

I'm glad to see people are getting a good number of interviews and that the cap was raised a bit. Good luck to everyone.

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Re: 2012 UVA OGI Thread

Postby thesealocust » Mon Aug 06, 2012 10:37 pm

thesealocust presents: How Not To Interview With Cleary

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Re: 2012 UVA OGI Thread

Postby albanach » Mon Aug 06, 2012 11:37 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Thanks guys. By the way, does anyone know if parking will be open to people w/o permits next week? I'm thinking of leaving my car in the parking lot right in front of the main entrance with a change of clothes/shoes and some Cliff bars so I don't have to keep running back and forth to my apartment.

- Don Draper


It was last year


Wouldn't it be easier to use your locker?

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Re: 2012 UVA OGI Thread

Postby desertlaw » Tue Aug 07, 2012 12:47 am

joeshmo39 wrote:I had a good screening interview with Cleary after getting them in the lottery last year, but they still kicked me like a bad habit. I think of all the big NYC firms, Cleary is deceptively grade selective. You have Cravath, you have Wachtell, but after that, I think Cleary is pickier than Skadden, DPW, Debevoise, Weil, uh, whoever else is in the V10.

I'm glad to see people are getting a good number of interviews and that the cap was raised a bit. Good luck to everyone.


Agreed. Also, SullCrom is V10 and grade-picky. Kirkland/Latham/Simpson probably on par with the others you mentioned.

In more serious news, is KDon just killing it now that he's a few years into his job? Everyone on here seems to have a ton more interviews than what I remember last year. Maybe it's just that the BigLaw market needs more summer associates. More likely it seems like KD is just out-hustlin' everyone (I heard he was out on the west coast for part of the summer talking about UVa to a bunch of law firms).

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Re: 2012 UVA OGI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 07, 2012 12:48 am

8 interviews the first day... gotta do what ya gotta do

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Re: 2012 UVA OGI Thread

Postby sundance95 » Tue Aug 07, 2012 2:28 am

Anonymous User wrote:8 interviews the first day... gotta do what ya gotta do

#firstworldproblems

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Re: 2012 UVA OGI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 07, 2012 8:09 am

Median, K-JD, 23 interviews. Really amazed/pleased.

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Re: 2012 UVA OGI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 07, 2012 8:52 am

Anyone below median want to chime in on distribution of interviews they got?

Bottom 10-15% here, got 1-6PS, 5-14 Lottery Slots.
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Re: 2012 UVA OGI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 07, 2012 9:12 am

Anonymous User wrote:Median, K-JD, 23 interviews. Really amazed/pleased.

Nice! Mind sharing market and/or the number of preselects?

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Re: 2012 UVA OGI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 07, 2012 9:33 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Median, K-JD, 23 interviews. Really amazed/pleased.

Nice! Mind sharing market and/or the number of preselects?


DC and another non-NY major market. 11 preselects.

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Re: 2012 UVA OGI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 07, 2012 10:24 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Median, K-JD, 23 interviews. Really amazed/pleased.

Nice! Mind sharing market and/or the number of preselects?


Also Bottom 10-15%

4-8 Preselects, 4-6 Alts, and 20 interviews.

Non Urm if that matters.

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Re: 2012 UVA OGI Thread

Postby thesealocust » Tue Aug 07, 2012 11:58 am

Looks like there are way more interviews to go around this year. Thank your lucky stars / deity of choice / kevin donovan (who may, to many, be the deity of choice) class of 2014.

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Re: 2012 UVA OGI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 07, 2012 12:35 pm

I got the impression that firms did a better job of giving PS and Alts to people who were more likely to take them. From personal experience, I'm in the top 10% and had a much higher rate of getting chosen by top firms than some lower ones I bid. I think that helped people along the gpa distribution to get more interviews with firms they're likely to land offers with.

Also, at least a few people with decent offers coming into OGI chose not to take the full 23 when they could have. Know of at least one who took less than 10. That might have opened up a few more interviews for folks just under top 10% (and then subsequently bumped a few more down, and so on).

And yes, Donovan is the shit.

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Re: 2012 UVA OGI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 07, 2012 12:50 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I got the impression that firms did a better job of giving PS and Alts to people who were more likely to take them. From personal experience, I'm in the top 10% and had a much higher rate of getting chosen by top firms than some lower ones I bid. I think that helped people along the gpa distribution to get more interviews with firms they're likely to land offers with.

Also, at least a few people with decent offers coming into OGI chose not to take the full 23 when they could have. Know of at least one who took less than 10. That might have opened up a few more interviews for folks just under top 10% (and then subsequently bumped a few more down, and so on).

And yes, Donovan is the shit.


I'll second that I know several people who declined most (or all) of their OGI interviews because they had already received an offer they wanted to take.

Of course, I'm not sure how that will translate to the rest of us getting CBs and offers even if we have lots of screeners. I've heard some talk about the ratio of conversion from screener to CB... any thoughts on the difference between PS/alt and lottery conversion rates?

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Re: 2012 UVA OGI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 07, 2012 1:15 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I got the impression that firms did a better job of giving PS and Alts to people who were more likely to take them. From personal experience, I'm in the top 10% and had a much higher rate of getting chosen by top firms than some lower ones I bid. I think that helped people along the gpa distribution to get more interviews with firms they're likely to land offers with.

Also, at least a few people with decent offers coming into OGI chose not to take the full 23 when they could have. Know of at least one who took less than 10. That might have opened up a few more interviews for folks just under top 10% (and then subsequently bumped a few more down, and so on).

And yes, Donovan is the shit.


I'll second that I know several people who declined most (or all) of their OGI interviews because they had already received an offer they wanted to take.

Of course, I'm not sure how that will translate to the rest of us getting CBs and offers even if we have lots of screeners. I've heard some talk about the ratio of conversion from screener to CB... any thoughts on the difference between PS/alt and lottery conversion rates?


Thank you Quinn.

and all of the firms giving early offers.




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