Is it common to get only 1/4 of your oci preselect bids?

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LowToMidT1
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Is it common to get only 1/4 of your oci preselect bids?

Postby LowToMidT1 » Wed Aug 01, 2012 11:50 pm

I got to a low-mid t1 using mainly preselects. Of the maybe 20 or so preselects, i only got about 6 screeners. Im within the top 10%, LR, and these firms would all be considered "home" market. What gives?

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Re: Is it common to get only 1/4 of your oci preselect bids?

Postby ajaxconstructions » Wed Aug 01, 2012 11:53 pm

LowToMidT1 wrote:I got to a low-mid t1 using mainly preselects. Of the maybe 20 or so preselects, i only got about 6 screeners. Im within the top 10%, LR, and these firms would all be considered "home" market. What gives?

That's what gives?

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Re: Is it common to get only 1/4 of your oci preselect bids?

Postby LeDique » Wed Aug 01, 2012 11:53 pm

14 firms didn't like your resume/cover letter/writing sample. HTH.

ETA: are they all preselects? how many was it? why are you being so vague about this?

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Re: Is it common to get only 1/4 of your oci preselect bids?

Postby LowToMidT1 » Wed Aug 01, 2012 11:54 pm

None of them took cover letters. Resume seemed pretty standard. Writing sample was academic and scored high marks. Is it really that bad in the lower half of the t1?

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Re: Is it common to get only 1/4 of your oci preselect bids?

Postby LowToMidT1 » Wed Aug 01, 2012 11:55 pm

LeDique wrote:14 firms didn't like your resume/cover letter/writing sample. HTH.

ETA: are they all preselects? how many was it? why are you being so vague about this?


Yea the 20 firms were preselects, not lottery

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Re: Is it common to get only 1/4 of your oci preselect bids?

Postby LeDique » Wed Aug 01, 2012 11:58 pm

I mean, how many slots were available? How big is your class? Since it's OCI they're interviewing these people at your school anyway, so it's not like "it's that bad at a T1." The measure of it being bad at a T1 that's relevant here is only having 20 firms to apply to, not how many screeners you got.

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Re: Is it common to get only 1/4 of your oci preselect bids?

Postby WannabeBlueDevil » Wed Aug 01, 2012 11:59 pm

hard to say. depends on the firms u bid on.

markets tough. tougher for some than others. - I know that GW preselects are feast or famine.

but, it only takes one. One job. Nas style.

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Re: Is it common to get only 1/4 of your oci preselect bids?

Postby thesealocust » Thu Aug 02, 2012 12:01 am

At your school, it's common to not get any interviews at OCI.

Getting interviews at OCI is uncommon.

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Re: Is it common to get only 1/4 of your oci preselect bids?

Postby memo2partner » Thu Aug 02, 2012 3:49 am

How low is your school ranked (40-50)? That would explain it.

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Re: Is it common to get only 1/4 of your oci preselect bids?

Postby rouser » Thu Aug 02, 2012 3:54 am

memo2partner wrote:How low is your school ranked (40-50)? That would explain it.

low to mid T1 means like 30-35 I assume.

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Re: Is it common to get only 1/4 of your oci preselect bids?

Postby Aberzombie1892 » Thu Aug 02, 2012 5:57 am

The exact ranking of the school doesn't matter for the purposes of OCI. The top 10% isn't necessarily safe at any school that uses 25%+ preselect.

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Re: Is it common to get only 1/4 of your oci preselect bids?

Postby rad lulz » Thu Aug 02, 2012 2:17 pm

thesealocust wrote:At your school, it's common to not get any interviews at OCI.

Getting interviews at OCI is uncommon.

Credited.

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Re: Is it common to get only 1/4 of your oci preselect bids?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 02, 2012 2:36 pm

rad lulz wrote:
thesealocust wrote:At your school, it's common to not get any interviews at OCI.

Getting interviews at OCI is uncommon.

Credited.


OCI at lower T1 last year. ~25 screeners on 35 bids, pure preselect. Outside of the T14, the regional legal market is infinently more important than the school rank. For example, I would attend Houston over Iowa/IUB.

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Re: Is it common to get only 1/4 of your oci preselect bids?

Postby L’Étranger » Thu Aug 02, 2012 2:45 pm

Maybe a more optimistic view is that while being in the top 10% is a great place to be at any school, at a typical average sized law school (assuming about 300 students) it means there are around 30ish students who did even better academically (i.e. the top 9%). So I think looking at it that way, going 6 for 20 seems pretty good.




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