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Re: UChicago OCI 2012

Postby a11 1n » Thu Aug 09, 2012 11:30 am

Anonymous User wrote:Does anyone else's symplicity OCI schedule page say "No records found"?


Log out and log back in...that worked for me.

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Re: UChicago OCI 2012

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 09, 2012 11:53 am

I used 40 bids on almost exclusively Chicago firms and ended up with 24 screeners. I got 1-18, 20, 23, 26 (large NY firm), 29, 30, 38.

Between 19-30 I missed out on the following firms:
Reed Smith
Perkins Cole
Morgan Lewis
DLA Piper
SNR Denton
Foley and Lardner
Goldberg Kohn Bell Black Rosenbloom & Moritz

Between 30-40 I landed the following firms:
Eimer Stahl
Faegre Baker Daniels

If others could make posts similar to this, I think the class of 2015 would be appreciative. It will help them next summer when they are poring over our posts for tips and tidbits.

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Re: UChicago OCI 2012

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 09, 2012 12:08 pm

I bid mainly Chicago and got 17 out of my 37 bids :( Plan on hustling like mad to try and get some more!

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Re: UChicago OCI 2012

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 09, 2012 12:13 pm

Bid mainly Chi and NYC, got 19.

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Re: UChicago OCI 2012

Postby Haymarket » Thu Aug 09, 2012 12:24 pm

You can definitely tell from the interview lists what firms people are really gunning for. Some of them are stacked with basically all of LR.

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Re: UChicago OCI 2012

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 09, 2012 12:28 pm

bid mainly chicago and ny
got 20 screeners out of 45

missed out on:
Paul Hastings NY at 9
MoFo NY at 15
Latham NY at 16
Kirkland NY at 18
Paul Weiss at 19
S&C at 21
Weil at 22

For below 30, i got:
Sheppard Mullin NY at 33
OMM LA at 36
Wilson Sonsini PA at 38
Boies Schiller NY at 40
and got Wachtell at 43...

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Re: UChicago OCI 2012

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 09, 2012 12:30 pm

Bid Chicago and a minor market.

Had to bid the minor market very high because it shared slots with major markets (hurt me big time).

Wound up with 19... biggest disappointments were missing Perkins (Chi) at 10 and Jenner at 14... although I had a feeling I'd miss out on Jenner.

Perkins and Jenner are both very late interviews (29th and 30th)... so hopefully Law Review kids will be happy with their # of callbacks by then and cancel... am I crazy to hope for that?

Good luck, all.

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Re: UChicago OCI 2012

Postby Haymarket » Thu Aug 09, 2012 12:35 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Bid Chicago and a minor market.

Had to bid the minor market very high because it shared slots with major markets (hurt me big time).

Wound up with 19... biggest disappointments were missing Perkins (Chi) at 10 and Jenner at 14... although I had a feeling I'd miss out on Jenner.

Perkins and Jenner are both very late interviews (29th and 30th)... so hopefully Law Review kids will be happy with their # of callbacks by then and cancel... am I crazy to hope for that?

Good luck, all.

Will call backs go out that quickly that people will still be within the time frame of cancelling? Maybe the very earlist interviews, but still...

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Re: UChicago OCI 2012

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 09, 2012 12:38 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Bid Chicago and a minor market.

Had to bid the minor market very high because it shared slots with major markets (hurt me big time).

Wound up with 19... biggest disappointments were missing Perkins (Chi) at 10 and Jenner at 14... although I had a feeling I'd miss out on Jenner.

Perkins and Jenner are both very late interviews (29th and 30th)... so hopefully Law Review kids will be happy with their # of callbacks by then and cancel... am I crazy to hope for that?

Good luck, all.


Also missed out on Perkins (at 10) and Jenner (at 12.)

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Re: UChicago OCI 2012

Postby JollyGreenGiant » Thu Aug 09, 2012 12:41 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Bid Chicago and a minor market.

Had to bid the minor market very high because it shared slots with major markets (hurt me big time).

Wound up with 19... biggest disappointments were missing Perkins (Chi) at 10 and Jenner at 14... although I had a feeling I'd miss out on Jenner.

Perkins and Jenner are both very late interviews (29th and 30th)... so hopefully Law Review kids will be happy with their # of callbacks by then and cancel... am I crazy to hope for that?

Good luck, all.

Jenner will almost certainly open up. A slot or two of Perkins probably will to. Make sure you're ready at lunch! Those slots go fast.

I picked up a good 7 or 8 interviews from the lunch time adds.

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Re: UChicago OCI 2012

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 09, 2012 12:56 pm

Bid Chicago/NYC. I missed Perkins at 11, Katten at 14, Shearman at 17, and Jones Day (Chicago) at 20. I didn't get anything past 25.

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Re: UChicago OCI 2012

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 09, 2012 1:05 pm

Emma. wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I am completely lost with OCI. If you have any tips on my bidlist, I would appreciate it. Ties to socal, only bidding socal/ny to minimize the number of markets (or should i be bidding chicago as well?).


Just above median:

Paul Hastings LLP (Los Angeles, CA)
Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP (Los Angeles, CA)
Jones Day (Los Angeles, CA)
Latham & Watkins (Los Angeles, CA)
Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison LLP (New York, NY)
Paul Hastings LLP (New York, NY)
Morrison & Foerster L.L.P. (Los Angeles, CA)
Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP (New York, NY)
Debevoise & Plimpton (New York, NY)
Sidley Austin LLP (Los Angeles, CA)
Sidley Austin LLP (New York, NY)
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett (Los Angeles, CA)
Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP (Orange County, CA)
O'Melveny & [deleted] LLP (Century City LA, CA)
O'Melveny & [deleted] LLP (Los Angeles, CA)
Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe L.L.P. (New York, NY)
Goodwin Procter LLP (Los Angeles, CA)
Cooley LLP (New York, NY)
Allen & Overy (New York, NY)
Baker & Hostetler LLP (Los Angeles, CA)
Hogan Lovells US LLP (New York, NY)
Kirkland & Ellis LLP (New York, NY)
Latham & Watkins (New York, NY)
Mayer Brown LLP (Los Angeles, CA)\
Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy LLP (New York, NY)
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP (New York, NY)
Davis Polk & Wardwell (New York, NY)
Mayer Brown LLP (New York, NY)
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP (New York, NY)
Holland & Knight LLP (Los Angeles, CA)
Holland & Knight LLP (New York, NY)
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett (New York, NY)
Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP (New York, NY)
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton (New York, NY)
Ropes & Gray LLP (New York, NY)
Baker & Hostetler LLP (New York, NY)
Jones Day (Irvine, CA)
Jones Day (New York, NY)
K&L Gates (Orange County, CA)
K&L Gates (New York, NY)
King & Spalding LLP (New York, NY)
Morrison & Foerster L.L.P. (New York, NY)
Susman Godfrey LLP (New York, NY)
Vinson & Elkins LLP (New York, NY)]
WilmerHale LLP (Los Angeles, CA)
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati (New York, NY)
WilmerHale LLP (New York, NY)
Susman Godfrey LLP (Los Angeles, CA)
Sullivan & Cromwell LLP (New York, NY)
Bryan Cave LLP (Irvine, CA)
Bryan Cave LLP (New York, NY)
Bryan Cave LLP (Santa Monica, CA)
Curtis Mallet-Prevost Colt & Mosle (New York, NY)
Dechert LLP (New York, NY)
Foley & Lardner LLP (Los Angeles, CA)
Foley & Lardner LLP (New York, NY)
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP (New York, NY)
Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP (New York, NY)
Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian L.L.P. (New York, NY)
Irell & Manella L.L.P. (Los Angeles, CA)
Irell & Manella L.L.P. (Newport Beach, CA)
Perkins Coie LLP (Los Angeles, CA)
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP (Los Angeles, CA)
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP (New York, NY)
Proskauer Rose LLP (New York, NY)
Schiff Hardin LLP (New York, NY)
Shearman & Sterling LLP (New York, NY)
Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP (New York, NY)


It'd be helpful to know how many interview slots each office has. Also, if you are anonymous, may as well tell us your actual GPA. Bidding is weird, and it shouldn't necessarily be in order of preference. You are just trying to maximize your screening interviews. Do you have any sense of how many people in your class are bidding SoCal?

As for NY v. Chi, it'll probably be easier to land NYC.. But if you'd prefer Chi over NY then I'd either pick up Chicago in addition, or drop NY altogether. Don't potentially lock yourself into NY if you don't want to live there.

Without knowing numbers of slots, your list looks OK. I suspect that Susman and Irell might be wasted bids, and people who know more about NYC might be able to suggest other firms to drop. You will generally get interviews with all your top three bids and 7-8 of your top 10, so fill those with firms that are not too selective & have good sized classes.


Hopefully this advice isn't too late, but I'll try anyway. You have a huge list, but seems to generally comport with where you're at in the class outside of the obvious reaches already mentioned. One thing to keep in mind is that a few of your firms like V&E New York only take 6-10 people per summer, and my impression is that they are more fit conscious than most. Have also heard that about WSGR NY. Make sure you bid on a fair number that have larger summer classes and aren't known for having a specific culture.

EDIT: Never mind, your bidding process is over.
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Re: UChicago OCI 2012

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 09, 2012 1:05 pm

3L, so haven't looked at the list. Is the V20 NYC firm that has confirmed stealth layoffs (made known here and elsewhere) doing OCI?

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Re: UChicago OCI 2012

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 09, 2012 1:25 pm

For future students:

Bid Chi and NYC.

Most of my bids were within 1-21. Worth noting is that:

Didn't get Weil at 14 nor Winston at 12.

I did get Barrack Ferrazano at 33. (surprised this happened)

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Re: UChicago OCI 2012

Postby badaboom61 » Thu Aug 09, 2012 1:29 pm

Anonymous User wrote:3L, so haven't looked at the list. Is the V20 NYC firm that has confirmed stealth layoffs (made known here and elsewhere) doing OCI?


I haven't heard of this. Why not name the firm?

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Re: UChicago OCI 2012

Postby wjs98 » Thu Aug 09, 2012 2:10 pm

badaboom61 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:3L, so haven't looked at the list. Is the V20 NYC firm that has confirmed stealth layoffs (made known here and elsewhere) doing OCI?


I haven't heard of this. Why not name the firm?


PM'd you.

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Re: UChicago OCI 2012

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 09, 2012 2:16 pm

for posterity:

Bid NYC plus two popular Chi firms. Used 24 bids, got 20 screeners.

Missed:
Paul Weiss at 16
Shearman at 18
MoFo at 22
Ropes at 23

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Re: UChicago OCI 2012

Postby gyarados » Thu Aug 09, 2012 2:18 pm

badaboom61 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:3L, so haven't looked at the list. Is the V20 NYC firm that has confirmed stealth layoffs (made known here and elsewhere) doing OCI?


I haven't heard of this. Why not name the firm?

They are only doing DC for our OCI.

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Re: UChicago OCI 2012

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 09, 2012 2:18 pm

Bleh I'm upset, ended up with only 18 interviews after using almost all my bids. I missed my #5, 10, 13, and 18 bids. wat wat wat

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Re: UChicago OCI 2012

Postby Xifeng » Thu Aug 09, 2012 2:20 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Bleh I'm upset, ended up with only 18 interviews after using almost all my bids. I missed my #5, 10, 13, and 18 bids. wat wat wat


Jeez what'd you miss at 5?

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Re: UChicago OCI 2012

Postby a11 1n » Thu Aug 09, 2012 2:22 pm

Xifeng wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Bleh I'm upset, ended up with only 18 interviews after using almost all my bids. I missed my #5, 10, 13, and 18 bids. wat wat wat


Jeez what'd you miss at 5?


I am wondering the same thing. Actually...while your at it, who did you miss at 10 and 13? I got all of my top 15.

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Re: UChicago OCI 2012

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 09, 2012 2:27 pm

Xifeng wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Bleh I'm upset, ended up with only 18 interviews after using almost all my bids. I missed my #5, 10, 13, and 18 bids. wat wat wat


Jeez what'd you miss at 5?


#5: Holland and Knight
#10: Baker and Mackenzie
#13: Bryan Cave

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Re: UChicago OCI 2012

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 09, 2012 2:34 pm

Got most of a secondary market, but missed out on some NY firms I really wanted: DPW, Cleary, Weil.

How easy is it to get interviews through open sign ups? Should I be hustling at hospitality suites?

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Re: UChicago OCI 2012

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 09, 2012 3:16 pm

PSA: If the firm information says that a journal is required, and you got a screener with them and you're not on a journal, please GTFO. Some of us want those spots. See, e.g., Weil.

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Re: UChicago OCI 2012

Postby tslothrop » Thu Aug 09, 2012 4:16 pm

Anonymous User wrote:PSA: If the firm information says that a journal is required, and you got a screener with them and you're not on a journal, please GTFO. Some of us want those spots. See, e.g., Weil.


Two things:

* My sense from last year is that those firms don't actually require a journal. If you had a 180 and didn't do the writing comp, Weil would likely take you in a heartbeat.

* If you're on a journal, you should know that the Maroon Book doesn't use abbreviations. See, for example, Don't Be A Prick on the Internet.




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