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Re: OCI - Duke Class 2014 - here we go

Postby quakeroats » Fri Aug 03, 2012 11:40 am

Anonymous User wrote:interested - I dont much about dinner invites. Which firms do that?


GDC, SullCrom are two.

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Re: OCI - Duke Class 2014 - here we go

Postby beachbum » Fri Aug 03, 2012 10:08 pm

Anyone else feel like hiring this year is slightly down from last year? Seems like most firms are planning to hold steady or reduce their summer programs.

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Re: OCI - Duke Class 2014 - here we go

Postby lawyerwannabe » Sat Aug 04, 2012 10:04 am

Looking at the NALP directory for expected class size, it seems that, for NYC at least, hiring is remaining pretty steady (definitely no noticeable increase but also no noticeable decrease either).

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Re: OCI - Duke Class 2014 - here we go

Postby lawyerwannabe » Sat Aug 04, 2012 10:12 am

V10 expected hiring (just NYC office):

Wachtell: +6
Cravath: +37
Skadden: +29
SullCrom: -26 (firmwide)
DPW: +30
Weil: +26
Simpson: +6
Clearly: +23
Kirkland: +17
Latham: -21

So, V10 actually looks pretty solid.

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Re: OCI - Duke Class 2014 - here we go

Postby beachbum » Sat Aug 04, 2012 10:18 am

Nah, I mean hiring for next summer. The NALP numbers reflect hiring for the summer program that just concluded. Of course, my data comes mostly from Midwestern firms, so things might look different for NYC.

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Re: OCI - Duke Class 2014 - here we go

Postby lawyerwannabe » Sat Aug 04, 2012 10:22 am

No; you are correct. It says "began work in" above the year. I was assuming that it was a prediction for this upcoming OCI because, clearly, there is no need for estimates for this past summer's hiring because those numbers are already concrete.

It should be interesting.

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Re: OCI - Duke Class 2014 - here we go

Postby WannabeBlueDevil » Sat Aug 04, 2012 10:43 am

The NYC firms that I have spoken to at least expect to hire the same about of SA as last year. Many expect to return to their "normal" levels of years past.

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Re: OCI - Duke Class 2014 - here we go

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 04, 2012 10:46 am

v10 hiring partner I spoke to said they overhired last summer and will hire less this summer.

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Re: OCI - Duke Class 2014 - here we go

Postby WannabeBlueDevil » Sat Aug 04, 2012 10:51 am

/\ bummer.

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Re: OCI - Duke Class 2014 - here we go

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 04, 2012 11:02 am

WannabeBlueDevil wrote:/\ bummer.

Weird thing is the firm's expected hiring size shows a + in the data posted above, but that firm's NYC hiring partner said they are hiring less. I guess one isn't accurate.

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Re: OCI - Duke Class 2014 - here we go

Postby lawyerwannabe » Sat Aug 04, 2012 11:12 am

Re-read the two posts below the projections I posted. Those were predictions were actually for this past OCI hiring.

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Re: OCI - Duke Class 2014 - here we go

Postby WannabeBlueDevil » Sat Aug 04, 2012 11:23 am

lawyerwannabe wrote:Re-read the two posts below the projections I posted. Those were predictions were actually for this past OCI hiring.


that lines up with what I've been told about NYC market

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Re: OCI - Duke Class 2014 - here we go

Postby WearyCartographer » Sat Aug 04, 2012 6:26 pm

Does anyone know where the "Hospitality Suite Announcement" is on Symplicity? A few of the posting on the home page of symplicity have referenced it but I can't seem to find it.

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Re: OCI - Duke Class 2014 - here we go

Postby lawyerwannabe » Sat Aug 04, 2012 7:17 pm

WearyCartographer wrote:Does anyone know where the "Hospitality Suite Announcement" is on Symplicity? A few of the posting on the home page of symplicity have referenced it but I can't seem to find it.


Don't even think its been created yet because I could not find it earlier either when I looked.

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Re: OCI - Duke Class 2014 - here we go

Postby lawyerwannabe » Sat Aug 04, 2012 7:22 pm

quakeroats wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:interested - I dont much about dinner invites. Which firms do that?


GDC, SullCrom are two.


Williams & Connolly do them as well.

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Re: OCI - Duke Class 2014 - here we go

Postby quakeroats » Sun Aug 05, 2012 11:18 am

WearyCartographer wrote:Does anyone know where the "Hospitality Suite Announcement" is on Symplicity? A few of the posting on the home page of symplicity have referenced it but I can't seem to find it.


At last year's OCI, there was a big list on a board at the front of the hotel. It had all the firms for the day and what rooms they were in. There was a list of which firms had suites in the same room too.

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Re: OCI - Duke Class 2014 - here we go

Postby WearyCartographer » Sun Aug 05, 2012 10:06 pm

FYI - The listing of firms holding hospitality suites is now up on Symplicity

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Re: OCI - Duke Class 2014 - here we go

Postby lawyerwannabe » Tue Aug 07, 2012 1:17 pm

Good luck to everyone! Ended up with 22 total interviews (20 in NYC from the two segments).

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Re: OCI - Duke Class 2014 - here we go

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 09, 2012 10:21 am

any other 3Ls doing OCI on this thread? :'(

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Re: OCI - Duke Class 2014 - here we go

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 09, 2012 10:24 am

Did anybody have success picking up Dewey NY through WL???? I keep getting snubbed for some reason.

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Re: OCI - Duke Class 2014 - here we go

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 10, 2012 3:09 pm

Has anyone tried/had any success dropping interviews after the last day to drop, this year or in the past? There are a few that I'd like to drop, and I'm sure there are people who'd like to take them. Unfortunately the rules don't seem too conducive to this. Thoughts?

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Re: OCI - Duke Class 2014 - here we go

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 10, 2012 4:00 pm

^^ curious as well

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Re: OCI - Duke Class 2014 - here we go

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 10, 2012 9:15 pm

Anyone else hear back from any of the resume collect firms? I got a few surprising email dings already, which makes me worry that there's some mistake in my resume/writing sample I failed to catch...

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Re: OCI - Duke Class 2014 - here we go

Postby lawyerwannabe » Sat Aug 11, 2012 11:31 am

Got dla piper dinged by email yesterday.

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Re: OCI - Duke Class 2014 - here we go

Postby beachbum » Sat Aug 11, 2012 11:38 am

Haven't heard anything from resume collect firms yet, though I applied almost exclusively to Chicago.




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