The OFFICIAL Fordham 2014 OCI Season

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Re: The OFFICIAL Fordham 2014 OCI Season

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 07, 2012 2:41 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:What slots did you guys get? I think the lottery line was around 10


what makes you say that?


Me and a friend still got fairly competitive firms up til 10 but then it was no man's land after that except the obvious pre-selects. And he has a lower GPA and got a [good] firm he ranked 9, I ranked them 12 and didn't get them. Obviously very dependent on the firms - we both did all firms with >21 spots for top 10.

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Re: The OFFICIAL Fordham 2014 OCI Season

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 07, 2012 2:53 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Out of the top ten bids, I only got 2.... not a lot, pretty disappointing.

word. i got 3. also disappointed

ETA: 3 of my top 10 is what i mean


kreay for you <3

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Re: The OFFICIAL Fordham 2014 OCI Season

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 07, 2012 3:32 pm

Does anyone know the deal with firm receptions ? Do most firms have them? Is it just like a reception where they invite everyone they are interviewing?

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Re: The OFFICIAL Fordham 2014 OCI Season

Postby DrGuano » Tue Aug 07, 2012 7:37 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Does anyone know the deal with firm receptions ? Do most firms have them? Is it just like a reception where they invite everyone they are interviewing?


I had 29 screeners and only 2 receptions. Quinn had a reception the night after their screeners and only invited people they were giving callbacks to (basically, law review only, as it seemed entirely predetermined). Sherman & Stearling did one after their screeners, but was for everyone, not just people who got callbacks. Only went to the Quinn one. Was fun for a few minutes, but left after 30 minutes or so. Jockeying for face time with certain people is not my cup of tea. I'd rather wait til my interview.

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Re: The OFFICIAL Fordham 2014 OCI Season

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 07, 2012 8:57 pm

3.0 - 3.05, secondary journal : 6 EIW interviews, more than pleased!

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Re: The OFFICIAL Fordham 2014 OCI Season

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 07, 2012 9:53 pm

anyone know around how many interviews people get on avg. from the lottery? also, does the # of lottery interviews we get depend on how many firms pre-select us or does that have no influence on the lottery?

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Re: The OFFICIAL Fordham 2014 OCI Season

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 07, 2012 11:24 pm

is Patton Boggs not showing up on anyone else's list of employers coming to oci on symplicity anymore?

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Re: The OFFICIAL Fordham 2014 OCI Season

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 07, 2012 11:47 pm

thoughts on mass mailing firms that you bid on that you didn't get an interview with?

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Re: The OFFICIAL Fordham 2014 OCI Season

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 08, 2012 12:04 am

Anonymous User wrote:thoughts on mass mailing firms that you bid on that you didn't get an interview with?


I've been encouraged to do it. I don't see why not.

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Re: The OFFICIAL Fordham 2014 OCI Season

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 08, 2012 12:15 am

before or after EIW? Also, perhaps it would be better just to go to the hospitality suites?

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Re: The OFFICIAL Fordham 2014 OCI Season

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 08, 2012 11:17 am

Anonymous User wrote:3.0 - 3.05, secondary journal : 6 EIW interviews, more than pleased!

were some of them patent?

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Re: The OFFICIAL Fordham 2014 OCI Season

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 08, 2012 12:42 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:3.0 - 3.05, secondary journal : 6 EIW interviews, more than pleased!

were some of them patent?

Yea, even with lottery this seems very high for those numbers. I have friends in the top 25% that have fewer interviews.

Edit: I'm not the poster with the 3.0-3.05, so I wasn't confirming they were patent, just agreeing that it would make sense if they were.
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Re: The OFFICIAL Fordham 2014 OCI Season

Postby Gemini » Wed Aug 08, 2012 1:03 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:3.0 - 3.05, secondary journal : 6 EIW interviews, more than pleased!

were some of them patent?

Yea, even with lottery this seems very high for those numbers. I have friends in the top 25% that have fewer interviews.


Yeah, I'm seeing a lot of mixed numbers. People with higher ranks getting fewer interviews and vice versa. I suppose strategy and luck just work for some and not for others.

But the fact that the 3.05 dude has 6 interviews with patent makes me feel better. :lol:

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Re: The OFFICIAL Fordham 2014 OCI Season

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 08, 2012 1:25 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
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Anonymous User wrote:3.0 - 3.05, secondary journal : 6 EIW interviews, more than pleased!

were some of them patent?

Yea, even with lottery this seems very high for those numbers. I have friends in the top 25% that have fewer interviews.

Edit: I'm not the poster with the 3.0-3.05, so I wasn't confirming they were patent, just agreeing that it would make sense if they were.


Are you serious? Was it simply due to poor bidding?

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Re: The OFFICIAL Fordham 2014 OCI Season

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 08, 2012 1:33 pm

Yeah that sounds crazy. I'm at like 15%-20% with 10 and I thought that was really low

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Re: The OFFICIAL Fordham 2014 OCI Season

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 08, 2012 1:35 pm

things are really all over the place here. my friend who is top 20 has 8. i know people with top third grades who got 9, etc.

shitshow.

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Re: The OFFICIAL Fordham 2014 OCI Season

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 08, 2012 4:02 pm

Anonymous User wrote:things are really all over the place here. my friend who is top 20 has 8. i know people with top third grades who got 9, etc.

shitshow.


Top 20 people? or Top 20%? Because the difference between top 20% and top 33% isn't huge if they're both on secondary journals. Both are tough positions to be in.

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Re: The OFFICIAL Fordham 2014 OCI Season

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 08, 2012 4:40 pm

10 interviews here.

Between median and top 1/3... no journal or moot court.

I'm not complaining about the number of interviews I got but what gets me is that all of the 10 interviews were from my top 13 bids. (No interviews from the remaining bids.)

I don't know how the lottery system works but is there a possibility that most (if not all) of these interviews came from the lotto?

I'm worried because I see that classmates with better grades with journal/moot court experience got similar or less number of interviews.... and all of the firms that I used my top bids were definitely a reach for me.

Anyway, good luck to us all!

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Re: The OFFICIAL Fordham 2014 OCI Season

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 08, 2012 4:46 pm

Anonymous User wrote:10 interviews here.

Between median and top 1/3... no journal or moot court.

I'm not complaining about the number of interviews I got but what gets me is that all of the 10 interviews were from my top 13 bids. (No interviews from the remaining bids.)

I don't know how the lottery system works but is there a possibility that most (if not all) of these interviews came from the lotto?

I'm worried because I see that classmates with better grades with journal/moot court experience got similar or less number of interviews.... and all of the firms that I used my top bids were definitely a reach for me.

Anyway, good luck to us all!


If its all or mostly from the lottery system then that is REALLY unfair. I don't think most of us got that many lottery picks.

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Re: The OFFICIAL Fordham 2014 OCI Season

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 08, 2012 4:48 pm

so no one has any idea how many picks people usually get via lottery?

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Re: The OFFICIAL Fordham 2014 OCI Season

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 08, 2012 4:53 pm

Anonymous User wrote:so no one has any idea how many picks people usually get via lottery?


Entirely depends on the bidlist. The anon above probably got all 10 through lottery. I got 8 that I'm pretty sure were all lottery. Some people are just shitty bidders and got 2-4 through lottery.

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Re: The OFFICIAL Fordham 2014 OCI Season

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 08, 2012 4:55 pm

Anonymous User wrote:so no one has any idea how many picks people usually get via lottery?

I got 1 interview and I am above median, but below top 33%, and on a secondary journal. I only bid for firms with a lot of interview slots in my top 15, and I did include a few reaches in there. I thought I bid well and had a few people look at my bid list and agree, but clearly it didn't work out.
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Re: The OFFICIAL Fordham 2014 OCI Season

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 08, 2012 4:57 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:so no one has any idea how many picks people usually get via lottery?

I got 1 interview and I am above median, but below top 33%. I only bid for firms with a lot of interview slots in my top 15, and I did include a few reaches in there. I thought I bid well and had a few people look at my bid list and agree, but clearly it didn't work out.


what was your top 10? You're anon so it's cool.

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Re: The OFFICIAL Fordham 2014 OCI Season

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 08, 2012 4:57 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:so no one has any idea how many picks people usually get via lottery?


Entirely depends on the bidlist. The anon above probably got all 10 through lottery. I got 8 that I'm pretty sure were all lottery. Some people are just shitty bidders and got 2-4 through lottery.


But what in the world is a "good" bid?

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Re: The OFFICIAL Fordham 2014 OCI Season

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 08, 2012 4:57 pm

Anonymous User wrote:10 interviews here.

Between median and top 1/3... no journal or moot court.

I'm not complaining about the number of interviews I got but what gets me is that all of the 10 interviews were from my top 13 bids. (No interviews from the remaining bids.)

I don't know how the lottery system works but is there a possibility that most (if not all) of these interviews came from the lotto?

I'm worried because I see that classmates with better grades with journal/moot court experience got similar or less number of interviews.... and all of the firms that I used my top bids were definitely a reach for me.

Anyway, good luck to us all!


If you're out of top 1/3 and no journal, it's pretty safe to assume it's all lottery (unless you have some URM status you've conveyed through your resume). I don't know what you mean it "gets you." That's the exact point of the lottery -- it gets you an opportunity you probably wouldn't have gotten otherwise. It's a good thing it exists and you bid excellently to get that many screeners with your grades. Go take advantage and kill it in the interviews!




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