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Re: 2012 NU OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 29, 2012 7:28 pm

Anonymous User wrote:DC has been spectacularly difficult.

True that. I'm 0/5 at the moment.

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Re: 2012 NU OCI

Postby IAFG » Wed Aug 29, 2012 7:31 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:DC has been spectacularly difficult.

True that. I'm 0/5 at the moment.

That's nothing unique to this year. Hope y'all bid heavily on a back-up market.

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Re: 2012 NU OCI

Postby rayiner » Wed Aug 29, 2012 7:33 pm

Anonymous User wrote:DC is and always has been spectacularly difficult.


Now you can pass this on to next year's batch of 1L's.

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Re: 2012 NU OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 29, 2012 7:33 pm

IAFG wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:DC has been spectacularly difficult.

True that. I'm 0/5 at the moment.

That's nothing unique to this year. Hope y'all bid heavily on a back-up market.

D.C. was the backup market. Just wish Career Services would've been upfront about DC being this tough.

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Re: 2012 NU OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 29, 2012 8:58 pm

Dings keep rolling in:

Greenberg Traurig Chicago - Snail mail ding (but expected)
Baker Hostetler Columbus - Snail mail ding
Honigman Detroit - email ding

This whole spreading out to secondary markets (yes I have some ties) is just going swimmingly so far!

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Re: 2012 NU OCI

Postby IAFG » Wed Aug 29, 2012 10:23 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Dings keep rolling in:

Greenberg Traurig Chicago - Snail mail ding (but expected)
Baker Hostetler Columbus - Snail mail ding
Honigman Detroit - email ding

This whole spreading out to secondary markets (yes I have some ties) is just going swimmingly so far!

Are you mass mailing them? One of the nice things about having ties to secondaries is that you can write a convincing cover letter and don't have to spend a bid on them.

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Re: 2012 NU OCI

Postby alphagirl » Thu Aug 30, 2012 9:30 am

IAFG wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Dings keep rolling in:

Greenberg Traurig Chicago - Snail mail ding (but expected)
Baker Hostetler Columbus - Snail mail ding
Honigman Detroit - email ding

This whole spreading out to secondary markets (yes I have some ties) is just going swimmingly so far!

Are you mass mailing them? One of the nice things about having ties to secondaries is that you can write a convincing cover letter and don't have to spend a bid on them.


==> Does the mass mailing really work? without pre-contact or networking????

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Re: 2012 NU OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 30, 2012 10:02 am

alphagirl wrote:
IAFG wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Dings keep rolling in:

Greenberg Traurig Chicago - Snail mail ding (but expected)
Baker Hostetler Columbus - Snail mail ding
Honigman Detroit - email ding

This whole spreading out to secondary markets (yes I have some ties) is just going swimmingly so far!

Are you mass mailing them? One of the nice things about having ties to secondaries is that you can write a convincing cover letter and don't have to spend a bid on them.


==> Does the mass mailing really work? without pre-contact or networking????


2 phone interviews and several rejections from mass mailing

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Re: 2012 NU OCI

Postby bjsesq » Thu Aug 30, 2012 11:00 am

alphagirl wrote:
IAFG wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Dings keep rolling in:

Greenberg Traurig Chicago - Snail mail ding (but expected)
Baker Hostetler Columbus - Snail mail ding
Honigman Detroit - email ding

This whole spreading out to secondary markets (yes I have some ties) is just going swimmingly so far!

Are you mass mailing them? One of the nice things about having ties to secondaries is that you can write a convincing cover letter and don't have to spend a bid on them.


==> Does the mass mailing really work? without pre-contact or networking????


I had 5 or so interviews that led to a couple callbacks from mass mailing. No pre-contact at all. Get grinding, asap.

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Re: 2012 NU OCI

Postby alphagirl » Thu Aug 30, 2012 11:34 am

bjsesq wrote:
alphagirl wrote:
IAFG wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Dings keep rolling in:

Greenberg Traurig Chicago - Snail mail ding (but expected)
Baker Hostetler Columbus - Snail mail ding
Honigman Detroit - email ding

This whole spreading out to secondary markets (yes I have some ties) is just going swimmingly so far!

Are you mass mailing them? One of the nice things about having ties to secondaries is that you can write a convincing cover letter and don't have to spend a bid on them.


==> Does the mass mailing really work? without pre-contact or networking????


I had 5 or so interviews that led to a couple callbacks from mass mailing. No pre-contact at all. Get grinding, asap.


Congrats!!! (I feel your OCI was not that bad, then...) Were the firms non-OCI?

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Re: 2012 NU OCI

Postby bjsesq » Thu Aug 30, 2012 11:37 am

alphagirl wrote:Congrats!!! (I feel your OCI was not that bad, then...) Were the firms non-OCI?


Well, I mass mailed them. Which means they weren't OCI.

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Re: 2012 NU OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 30, 2012 11:59 am

How many CBs do people have? How many would make you feel comfortable (or at least not freak out too much)?

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Re: 2012 NU OCI

Postby D-hops » Thu Aug 30, 2012 12:11 pm

Anonymous User wrote:How many CBs do people have? How many would make you feel comfortable (or at least not freak out too much)?


I don't care how many CBs you have, you shouldn't be "comfortable" until at least one of them turns into an offer. Do the best with what you've got.

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Re: 2012 NU OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 30, 2012 12:14 pm

Anonymous User wrote:How many CBs do people have? How many would make you feel comfortable (or at least not freak out too much)?


Way more than the 2 i currently have :(

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Re: 2012 NU OCI

Postby Snape » Thu Aug 30, 2012 1:16 pm

Don't worry about callbacks....worry about offers. 2 callbacks and 2 offers >>>>>>> 12 callbacks and 1 offer (depending on firm).

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Re: 2012 NU OCI

Postby IAFG » Thu Aug 30, 2012 3:02 pm

alphagirl wrote:
IAFG wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Dings keep rolling in:

Greenberg Traurig Chicago - Snail mail ding (but expected)
Baker Hostetler Columbus - Snail mail ding
Honigman Detroit - email ding

This whole spreading out to secondary markets (yes I have some ties) is just going swimmingly so far!

Are you mass mailing them? One of the nice things about having ties to secondaries is that you can write a convincing cover letter and don't have to spend a bid on them.


==> Does the mass mailing really work? without pre-contact or networking????

YES OMG WHY DO YOU THINK WE KEEP TELLING Y'ALL TO MASSMAIL

Right now, the only thing worth your time is job-searching. Which means you have a ton of time to spend on job-searching. Massmailing is a numbers game. You must mail tons to get any interviews. You're late. Get to work. If you don't know what you're doing, ask here on TLS for guidance. But for the love of God, don't dismiss massmailing as a waste of time because of a lack of "pre-contact" or whatever.

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Re: 2012 NU OCI

Postby rayiner » Thu Aug 30, 2012 3:42 pm

IAFG wrote:Right now, the only thing worth your time is job-searching. Which means you have a ton of time to spend on job-searching. Massmailing is a numbers game. You must mail tons to get any interviews. You're late. Get to work. If you don't know what you're doing, ask here on TLS for guidance. But for the love of God, don't dismiss massmailing as a waste of time because of a lack of "pre-contact" or whatever.


This bears repeating. The only thing that's worth your time until you get a job is job hunting. A lot of people get dejected by doing badly at OCI and double-down on school because that's at least something they understand. This is a bad idea. Obviously you do need to work in November, December during finals to keep up your grades, but you need to be devoting an inordinate amount of time to job searching, especially during September and October where nothing else important is going on. Journal, extracurriculars, classroom attendance, etc, all take a back-seat to the job search.

Re: classes, do not buy the bullshit the administration tells you about scheduling callbacks around classes. Schedule the earliest callbacks you can, even if that means blowing off classes. I didn't go to a single class the first two weeks of 2L because I was traveling for callbacks. The professors are totally understanding.

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Re: 2012 NU OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 30, 2012 4:35 pm

GPA: 3.6-3.7
Markets: Chicago, DC, London

Chicago CB: Baker McKenzie
Chicago Dings: Kirkland, Paul Hastings (just today), and Skadden
Chicago Crickets: Latham (since both dings and CBs went out a while ago, I'm thinking I must be in a pile for second round of CBs?)

DC CBs: Sidley, Hogan Lovells, Steptoe, Cadwalder
DC Dings: WilmerHale, Cleary Gottlieb

London CBs: Clifford Chance, Linklaters, Freshfields
London Dings: Allen & Overy

Hope this helps someone! Oh, and I went to undergrad in DC - so maybe that helped with the market? (or not bidding on the Arnold & Porters or Covington Burlings of the world)

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Re: 2012 NU OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 30, 2012 4:39 pm

rayiner wrote:
IAFG wrote:Right now, the only thing worth your time is job-searching. Which means you have a ton of time to spend on job-searching. Massmailing is a numbers game. You must mail tons to get any interviews. You're late. Get to work. If you don't know what you're doing, ask here on TLS for guidance. But for the love of God, don't dismiss massmailing as a waste of time because of a lack of "pre-contact" or whatever.


This bears repeating. The only thing that's worth your time until you get a job is job hunting. A lot of people get dejected by doing badly at OCI and double-down on school because that's at least something they understand. This is a bad idea. Obviously you do need to work in November, December during finals to keep up your grades, but you need to be devoting an inordinate amount of time to job searching, especially during September and October where nothing else important is going on. Journal, extracurriculars, classroom attendance, etc, all take a back-seat to the job search.

Re: classes, do not buy the bullshit the administration tells you about scheduling callbacks around classes. Schedule the earliest callbacks you can, even if that means blowing off classes. I didn't go to a single class the first two weeks of 2L because I was traveling for callbacks. The professors are totally understanding.


+1 to this. While I am a lowly rising 2L I am basically going to miss the first week + of classes b/c of travelling for callbacks. I emailed the professors and they were fine with it. One uncurved class I'm in I thought about dropping b/c it is participation heavy. The prof said to keep the class, we would work something out, and to go to my cb interviews.

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Re: 2012 NU OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 30, 2012 6:12 pm

Anybody hear from Goodwin Procter or Baker Botts (DC)?

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Re: 2012 NU OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 30, 2012 6:28 pm

What is the deal with Sidley Chicago? Anybody hear anything?

I seem to remember an earlier poster say they got a CB but haven't heard anything else.

Did anybody get a ding?

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Re: 2012 NU OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 30, 2012 6:34 pm

Anonymous User wrote:What is the deal with Sidley Chicago? Anybody hear anything?

I seem to remember an earlier poster say they got a CB but haven't heard anything else.

Did anybody get a ding?

I haven't heard from them, but i'm expecting a ding any day now even though I thought the screener went well.

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Re: 2012 NU OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 30, 2012 8:00 pm

DId anyone get a DPW ding?

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Re: 2012 NU OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 30, 2012 8:20 pm

Anyone heard ding from...
Mayer brown, Linklaters, sherman sterling, sidley,proskauer
Simpson, paul weiss, allen overy,
Cadwalader, cahill, Ropes gray, paul hastings
-All new york?

I am not hearing anything from the majority of the
Firms i have interviewed with!
I know some of the cbs happened but
I would also like to know yes or no as well!

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Re: 2012 NU OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 30, 2012 9:16 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Anyone heard ding from...
Mayer brown, Linklaters, sherman sterling, sidley,proskauer
Simpson, paul weiss, allen overy,
Cadwalader, cahill, Ropes gray, paul hastings
-All new york?

I am not hearing anything from the majority of the
Firms i have interviewed with!
I know some of the cbs happened but
I would also like to know yes or no as well!


Dings from Caddy, Paul Hazing and Prosky-poo.




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