OCI for 2 markets: DC and CHI

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Re: OCI for 2 markets: DC and CHI

Postby ChiefPresidentTaft » Mon Sep 03, 2012 10:29 pm

Anonymous User wrote:In a year, OCI will be over.


Alright dipshit, how about repost in ten months. Happy now?

Agree to disagree on Chicago. I think a median T6 student that wants Chicago should be able to get Chicago.

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Re: OCI for 2 markets: DC and CHI

Postby IAFG » Mon Sep 03, 2012 10:32 pm

ChiefPresidentTaft wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:In a year, OCI will be over.


Alright dipshit, how about repost in ten months. Happy now?

Agree to disagree on Chicago. I think a median T6 student that wants Chicago should be able to get Chicago.

Depends on ties.

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Re: OCI for 2 markets: DC and CHI

Postby 09042014 » Mon Sep 03, 2012 10:35 pm

ChiefPresidentTaft wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:In a year, OCI will be over.


Alright dipshit, how about repost in ten months. Happy now?

Agree to disagree on Chicago. I think a median T6 student that wants Chicago should be able to get Chicago.


I'm sure most would get one, but a bunch wouldn't. Once you fall below the grade level for KE, Sidley, or MB, the class sizes are small and the firms are fairly selective.

U of C students would do significantly better.

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Re: OCI for 2 markets: DC and CHI

Postby ChiefPresidentTaft » Mon Sep 03, 2012 10:38 pm

IAFG wrote:
ChiefPresidentTaft wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:In a year, OCI will be over.


Alright dipshit, how about repost in ten months. Happy now?

Agree to disagree on Chicago. I think a median T6 student that wants Chicago should be able to get Chicago.

Depends on ties.


Ties to a market might be the most overhyped advice on TLS. Do they matter? Sure, maybe. But just figure out what market you want and be able to tell a convincing story why you want it. The people that get in trouble are the ones that bid 4 markets and then tell their Chicago interviewer that they want to work in Chicago because they want to practice international law in a big city. Having real and convincing reasons why you want a particular market is ten times better than having a great aunt that lives in Lincoln Park.

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Re: OCI for 2 markets: DC and CHI

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 04, 2012 12:31 am

OP here. Thanks Taft, point taken. Let's just say that I have an "in" to the Chicago market, and it involves a degree from the University of Chicago.

Re: the prematurity of this thread, I'd rather figure this out now than I would when things kick into gear for finals in December and for legal writing memos/summer employment in the spring. The beef of prematurity shouldn't make your advice any different, especially given that the legal landscape wont change much over the course of 6 or 8 or 10 months. Thanks for the honest opinions, and,for the record, I am having my fifth drink of the night :)

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Re: OCI for 2 markets: DC and CHI

Postby 09042014 » Tue Sep 04, 2012 12:33 am

Anonymous User wrote:OP here. Thanks Taft, point taken. Let's just say that I have an "in" to the Chicago market, and it involves a degree from the University of Chicago.

Re: the prematurity of this thread, I'd rather figure this out now than I would when things kick into gear for finals in December and for legal writing memos/summer employment in the spring. The beef of prematurity shouldn't make your advice any different, especially given that the legal landscape wont change much over the course of 6 or 8 or 10 months. Thanks for the honest opinions, and,for the record, I am having my fifth drink of the night :)


I'd go all in for Chicago. If you have good grades and want DC, go all in for DC.

Splitting your bids isn't hedging your bets, it's more risky.

Sidenote: sometimes it's possible to get extra bids in different markets by manipulating bidding. That helps your chances.

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Re: OCI for 2 markets: DC and CHI

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 04, 2012 12:39 am

OP here. Thanks for the advice desert fox. Splitting between Chicago and D.C. seems to be roundly considered a bad idea. The alternatives of going all-in for Chicago or going Chicago/NYC seem to have some support.

To the Anon poster earlier, it might help to know what law school you attended and what your grades were (be as specific or vague as you like). Striking out is clearly not something I want to experience, and I hope you landed (or will land) something via mass mailing.

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Re: OCI for 2 markets: DC and CHI

Postby rayiner » Tue Sep 04, 2012 1:09 am

DallasCowboy wrote:You go to a T6. Go get a job in the markets you want. Nothing will stop you from getting one if you get OK grades and do everything else right.


LOL no. Striking out in DC from T6 with well above median grades happens all the time.

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Re: OCI for 2 markets: DC and CHI

Postby thenaj88 » Mon Sep 17, 2012 5:29 pm

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Re: OCI for 2 markets: DC and CHI

Postby thelaststraw05 » Mon Sep 17, 2012 6:22 pm

The most underrated advice on TLS is networking. I am median at Michigan and have an offer in Chicago and 6 CBs in DC largely because I did a few dozen informational interviews during 1L.

Is that being a "striver" or an "OCI gunner?" yes. But it got me an offer, so I don't regret it at all.

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Re: OCI for 2 markets: DC and CHI

Postby keg411 » Mon Sep 17, 2012 6:46 pm

thelaststraw05 wrote:The most underrated advice on TLS is networking. I am median at Michigan and have an offer in Chicago and 6 CBs in DC largely because I did a few dozen informational interviews during 1L.

Is that being a "striver" or an "OCI gunner?" yes. But it got me an offer, so I don't regret it at all.


Nah, doing information interviews is extremely smart and I wish I had done that. But I'd say second semester is probably the better time to do so than like a couple of weeks into classes.




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