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Re: 2012 Penn OCI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 12, 2012 9:06 pm

This goes without saying but if anyone has offers that they know they definitely won't accept please turn them down asap so other people have a fighting chance.

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Re: 2012 Penn OCI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 12, 2012 11:06 pm

Has anyone heard of Cbs or dings for Arent Fox NY?[/quote]

Yes (CB)

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Re: 2012 Penn OCI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 13, 2012 4:30 pm

Akin Gump offer. Callback 9/5

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Re: 2012 Penn OCI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 13, 2012 10:48 pm

Anonymous User wrote:This goes without saying but if anyone has offers that they know they definitely won't accept please turn them down asap so other people have a fighting chance.


Agreed. And good luck to everyone still waiting/thinking/considering/hoping!

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Re: 2012 Penn OCI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 14, 2012 12:48 pm

Anybody else sitting on 0 offers? Sigh.

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Re: 2012 Penn OCI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 14, 2012 12:51 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Anybody else sitting on 0 offers? Sigh.


Right here with ya.

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Re: 2012 Penn OCI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 14, 2012 1:03 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Akin Gump offer. Callback 9/5


which office?

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Re: 2012 Penn OCI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 14, 2012 1:15 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Akin Gump offer. Callback 9/5


which office?


New York

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Re: 2012 Penn OCI Thread

Postby HeavenWood » Fri Sep 14, 2012 1:21 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Anybody else sitting on 0 offers? Sigh.


Right here with ya.

That's not at all unusual at this stage if you're targeting secondary markets, and even a lot of NYC/DC firms have been slow-moving this year.

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Re: 2012 Penn OCI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 14, 2012 1:42 pm

HeavenWood wrote:
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Anonymous User wrote:Anybody else sitting on 0 offers? Sigh.


Right here with ya.

That's not at all unusual at this stage if you're targeting secondary markets, and even a lot of NYC/DC firms have been slow-moving this year.


Had three callbacks in NYC. Haven't heard either way from all three.

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Re: 2012 Penn OCI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 14, 2012 1:49 pm

0 offers from secondary markets from 10+ CBS done. 1 NYC cb 1 offer.

Secondary market firms told me they callback 70 people for ~10 spots. Also penn OCI is super late. There are only 2-3 spots left at some firms I visited.

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Re: 2012 Penn OCI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 14, 2012 5:06 pm

Any news today?

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Re: 2012 Penn OCI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 14, 2012 5:12 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Any news today?


Finally got denied from Mayer Brown NYC, interviewer PL.

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Re: 2012 Penn OCI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 14, 2012 5:14 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Any news today?


finally got a snail mail ding from my dechert screener

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Re: 2012 Penn OCI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 16, 2012 1:17 pm

Good luck this week to everyone who is still waiting for an offer! Chin up. Things will work out!

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Re: 2012 Penn OCI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 17, 2012 4:04 pm

Anything today?

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Re: 2012 Penn OCI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 17, 2012 4:10 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Anything today?

Finally got a Reed Smith screener ding via email LOL.

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Re: 2012 Penn OCI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 18, 2012 5:01 am

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Finally got a Reed Smith screener ding via email LOL.


+1

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Re: 2012 Penn OCI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 18, 2012 12:30 pm

Anyone attend a Kaye Scholer CB?

Any news from them?

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Re: 2012 Penn OCI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 18, 2012 12:32 pm

Philly or NYC?

I have a NYC offer but (without going into detail) I believe I will have a Philly offer this week for $20K less. Focusing 90% on $$$ (COL, taxes, etc.), which would you choose? The other 10% is that Philly could turn into a long-term proposition whereas NYC jobs are rumored to short circuit within a few years.

FWIW: My grades are OK, nothing to write home about.

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Re: 2012 Penn OCI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 18, 2012 12:44 pm

Go where you'll be happy; you're not going to starve to death with either job.

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Re: 2012 Penn OCI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 18, 2012 12:44 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Anyone attend a Kaye Scholer CB?

Any news from them?


Went on one last week. Haven't heard yet either way.

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Re: 2012 Penn OCI Thread

Postby HeavenWood » Tue Sep 18, 2012 12:45 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Philly or NYC?

I have a NYC offer but (without going into detail) I believe I will have a Philly offer this week for $15K less. Focusing 90% on $$$ (COL, taxes, etc.), which would you choose? The other 10% is that Philly could turn into a long-term proposition whereas NYC jobs are rumored to short circuit within a few years.

FWIW: My grades are OK, nothing to write home about.

It's really a no-brainer that $145k in Philadelphia >>>>> $160k in NYC as far as COL goes. The advantages NYC has to offer (besides the "NYC experience") are increased geographic/job flexibility if/when you're ready to lateral out. If your goal is to stay in Philadelphia for the long term and you're not gung-ho about the NYC lifestyle, I'd take Duane/Morgan/Dechert over any NYC V50. But if you're not wedded to Philly, the NYC cost premium may be worth the additional job options you'd have down the line.

Also, what makes you so sure the Philly firm would turn into a long-term proposition? You're certainly more likely to make partner at a large Philly biglaw, but the odds are still far from in your favor.

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Re: 2012 Penn OCI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 18, 2012 1:04 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Philly or NYC?

I have a NYC offer but (without going into detail) I believe I will have a Philly offer this week for $20K less. Focusing 90% on $$$ (COL, taxes, etc.), which would you choose? The other 10% is that Philly could turn into a long-term proposition whereas NYC jobs are rumored to short circuit within a few years.

FWIW: My grades are OK, nothing to write home about.


Do you care to give the name of the Philly firm? Pepper Hamilton? Drinker Biddle? Blank Rome?
Long term prospects in Philly could depend on the firm, possibly. Anyone else have thoughts on this?
You make a good point. Do both firms have 100% offer rates?

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Re: 2012 Penn OCI Thread

Postby HeavenWood » Tue Sep 18, 2012 1:07 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Philly or NYC?

I have a NYC offer but (without going into detail) I believe I will have a Philly offer this week for $20K less. Focusing 90% on $$$ (COL, taxes, etc.), which would you choose? The other 10% is that Philly could turn into a long-term proposition whereas NYC jobs are rumored to short circuit within a few years.

FWIW: My grades are OK, nothing to write home about.


Do you care to give the name of the Philly firm? Pepper Hamilton? Drinker Biddle? Blank Rome?
Long term prospects in Philly could depend on the firm, possibly. Anyone else have thoughts on this?
You make a good point. Do both firms have 100% offer rates?

If it pays $145k and it's a Philly-based firm, it's either Duane, Morgan, or Dechert.




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