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Re: Bay Area Diversity Fair 2012

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 02, 2012 3:06 am

Top 20%, Davis/Hastings.

20 bids; 2 pre-selects. About what I was expecting.

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Re: Bay Area Diversity Fair 2012

Postby Perseus_I » Mon Jul 02, 2012 3:07 am

top 20% UT, SF ties, and only 2 preselects. I'm online now with someone from my school who's top 10% and truly diverse, and she only got 2 as well.

WTF? I'm not going for sure.
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Re: Bay Area Diversity Fair 2012

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 02, 2012 3:08 am

Slightly below median, CCN. No ties listed on resume, but mentioned in cover letter.

1 alternate, and that's it. Yeesh. Doesn't inspire much confidence for OCI.

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Re: Bay Area Diversity Fair 2012

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 02, 2012 3:09 am

Anonymous User wrote:Slightly below median, CCN. No ties listed on resume, but mentioned in cover letter.

1 alternate, and that's it. Yeesh. Doesn't inspire much confidence for OCI.

same stats at V. No invites.

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Re: Bay Area Diversity Fair 2012

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 02, 2012 3:17 am

i wouldn't stress too much about these results; most people only get 1-3 interviews and the top candidates will get 10+. plus, i think there's a lottery right? most people should expect to get 1 more interview through that.

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Re: Bay Area Diversity Fair 2012

Postby Perseus_I » Mon Jul 02, 2012 3:20 am

Anonymous User wrote:i wouldn't stress too much about these results; most people only get 1-3 interviews and the top candidates will get 10+. plus, i think there's a lottery right? most people should expect to get 1 more interview through that.


Is it worth flying halfway across the country for 3 interviews? I would tend to think not since interviews can turn on so little.

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Re: Bay Area Diversity Fair 2012

Postby Lasers » Mon Jul 02, 2012 3:27 am

Perseus_I wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:i wouldn't stress too much about these results; most people only get 1-3 interviews and the top candidates will get 10+. plus, i think there's a lottery right? most people should expect to get 1 more interview through that.


Is it worth flying halfway across the country for 3 interviews? I would tend to think not since interviews can turn on so little.

i'd say maybe. are you really interested in the firms you will get interviews with? do you really want the bay area?

if yes to those questions, i'd probably say it could be worth it to go if there's not too much of a financial/scheduling burden. you said it yourself that interviews can turn on so little; you only need one to get a callback and maybe an offer. not saying it'll happen, or it's likely to, but hey, who knows.

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Re: Bay Area Diversity Fair 2012

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 02, 2012 3:28 am

Perseus_I wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:i wouldn't stress too much about these results; most people only get 1-3 interviews and the top candidates will get 10+. plus, i think there's a lottery right? most people should expect to get 1 more interview through that.


Is it worth flying halfway across the country for 3 interviews? I would tend to think not since interviews can turn on so little.


(different anon) imo it depends. I think 3 preselected screeners are worth $700 (or whatever airfare+hotel+food is) if it's an area you want to work in. It probably depends on your chances at biglaw generally. If you're in a position where you should get multiple offers then you can afford to ignore 3 interviews, but if biglaw is in no way assured I think it would be foolish to turn down 3 screeners.

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Re: Bay Area Diversity Fair 2012

Postby darkarmour » Mon Jul 02, 2012 3:29 am

good luck to everyone in this thread. I remember when I was in your shoes. Tough it out and you'll make it!

And when you find yourself in a dark place, where all other lights go out, remember... you aren't recruiting in 2009 or 2010.

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Re: Bay Area Diversity Fair 2012

Postby Perseus_I » Mon Jul 02, 2012 3:34 am

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Perseus_I wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:i wouldn't stress too much about these results; most people only get 1-3 interviews and the top candidates will get 10+. plus, i think there's a lottery right? most people should expect to get 1 more interview through that.


Is it worth flying halfway across the country for 3 interviews? I would tend to think not since interviews can turn on so little.


(different anon) imo it depends. I think 3 preselected screeners are worth $700 (or whatever airfare+hotel+food is) if it's an area you want to work in. It probably depends on your chances at biglaw generally. If you're in a position where you should get multiple offers then you can afford to ignore 3 interviews, but if biglaw is in no way assured I think it would be foolish to turn down 3 screeners.


No idea regarding my chances at Big Law generally. I ought to get something NLJ 250 based on lawschooltransparency.com, but who knows? I have no debt, so I either get Big Law or something equivalent, or I walk away from law with nothing lost but time.

It is an area where I want to work; however, there's about 4-5 firms from SF who come to my school's OCI. Would mass mailing be a good way to add a few more interviews? How should I go about compiling a list for this? I can't believe someone top 10% from my school only got 2 preselects, like me. Someone median at CCN gets none. So are there that many H's at Stanford and Berkeley who snap up all the preselects?
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Re: Bay Area Diversity Fair 2012

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 02, 2012 3:39 am

Perseus_I wrote:No idea regarding my chances at Big Law generally. I ought to get something NLJ 250 based on lawschooltransparency.com, but who knows? I have no debt, so I either get Big Law or something equivalent, or I walk away from law with nothing lost but time.

It is an area where I want to work; however, there's about 4-5 firms from SF who come to my school's OCI. Would mass mailing be a good way to add a few more interviews? How should I go about compiling a list for this?


To me, under $1000 for 3 interviews with firms who preselected you (and pay 160k or close to it) is worth it for a place you want to live. But that's me.

Definitely mass mail. Tally up all the SF and SV firms on NALP to get a list (though I hear the recent NALP overhaul is lacking some firms).

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Re: Bay Area Diversity Fair 2012

Postby piccolittle » Mon Jul 02, 2012 3:43 am

How common is it to get the interview with a firm for which you're listed as an alternate? Also, would anyone be comfortable listing the firms they got pre selects or alternates for or is that generally a bad idea (doing it anon of course)? Would be interested to see which firms tend to choose the same people.

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Re: Bay Area Diversity Fair 2012

Postby Lasers » Mon Jul 02, 2012 3:48 am

piccolittle wrote:How common is it to get the interview with a firm for which you're listed as an alternate?

also interested in this.

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Re: Bay Area Diversity Fair 2012

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 02, 2012 6:17 am

CCN top 1/3 or so, SF ties, 1L SA. 25 bids, 5 preselects, 1 alternate.

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Re: Bay Area Diversity Fair 2012

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 02, 2012 6:45 am

T14 25% SF ties 25 bids 3 selects 2 alts

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Re: Bay Area Diversity Fair 2012

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 02, 2012 8:14 am

MVP top 20-25%, heavy ties to both SoCal and NorCal, 1L SA

7 bids, 1 pre-select, 1 alternate :?. Maybe I messed something up changing my resume for this thing...

Probably not going to go. Not worth the $500-600 in airfare for 1 screener

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Re: Bay Area Diversity Fair 2012

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 02, 2012 8:34 am

Lower T14, top 10%, decent ties to the area, 8 preselects, 3 alts

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Re: Bay Area Diversity Fair 2012

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 02, 2012 8:49 am

T2 --> T10 Transfer

20 Bids, 2 Preselects and 1 Alternate. Seriously debating going with these stupidly high airfares.

Also, after not getting an interview for their diversity fellowship, failed at Munger again. That firm is really selective.

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Re: Bay Area Diversity Fair 2012

Postby piccolittle » Mon Jul 02, 2012 12:33 pm

So, are we generally thinking that not being preselected isn't necessarily a bad sign for regular OCI? I know this is a super competitive fair, but would this "feedback" on your application in the form of a rejection be useful for formulating a bid list later? If so, that's kind of depressing for me.

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Re: Bay Area Diversity Fair 2012

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 02, 2012 12:40 pm

Maybe I miss counted earlier, but I think I just got an another pre-select which I didn't have this morning. I don't want to get ppl's hopes up but is anyone else seeing more pre-selects than when they first looked last night or this morning?

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Re: Bay Area Diversity Fair 2012

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 02, 2012 1:06 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Maybe I miss counted earlier, but I think I just got an another pre-select which I didn't have this morning. I don't want to get ppl's hopes up but is anyone else seeing more pre-selects than when they first looked last night or this morning?

Nope :( But now you've gotten me checking every 2 minutes!

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Re: Bay Area Diversity Fair 2012

Postby Perseus_I » Mon Jul 02, 2012 1:51 pm

So when did the firms receive our materials? The bidding deadline was when I only had 1 grade (a mediocre one) so my gpa was barely top third at UT. I updated everything around the 20th when my other grades came out (all A or A-). Maybe the firms never got this? I wonder If this explains my crappy results. Could I mass mail a bunch of firms including ones who didn't preselect me like MoFo?
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Re: Bay Area Diversity Fair 2012

Postby WonkyPanda » Mon Jul 02, 2012 1:51 pm

i DEFINITELY got a new select today. Not sure what time, but it definitely changed from when I looked at it last night around 1am.

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Re: Bay Area Diversity Fair 2012

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 02, 2012 3:35 pm

Anonymous User wrote:CCN top 1/3 or so, SF ties, 1L SA. 25 bids, 5 preselects, 1 alternate.


This was me. I definitely got a new preselect since I checked this morning around 6:30 a.m. EDT. Now 6 preselects.

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Re: Bay Area Diversity Fair 2012

Postby piccolittle » Mon Jul 02, 2012 3:46 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:CCN top 1/3 or so, SF ties, 1L SA. 25 bids, 5 preselects, 1 alternate.


This was me. I definitely got a new preselect since I checked this morning around 6:30 a.m. EDT. Now 6 preselects.

Was your status previously for that firm "not invited" or "alternate"?




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