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Leave of absence/Dropping out

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 18, 2012 8:32 pm

I struck out OCI and mass mailing, at t14 with top quarter grades, I have no excuse for taking a year off but at this point I have zero motivation. Any advice?

no backup plan, maybe I could say I just had personal issues during year off, but Im sure law school would look terribly upon that during my re-2L oci.

Edit: A lot of debt 200k+, yes I'm retarded etc, no real backup plan from undergrad degrees.

Edit2:Was biglaw or bust, now that it's bust, wondering if LOA would feasibly give me a shot at biglaw second time around, doesn't seem realistic.
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Re: Leave of absence/Dropping out

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 18, 2012 8:35 pm

How many firms did you mass mail, and how do you figure you've "struck out" of it?

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Re: Leave of absence/Dropping out

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 18, 2012 8:36 pm

Anonymous User wrote:How many firms did you mass mail, and how do you figure you've "struck out" of it?

I didn't mass mail early, I have a lot of debt, something wrong with my resume or interviewing even though people I've talked to have said it's fine. Had a lot of screeners but very few CBs and my grades were ok.

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Re: Leave of absence/Dropping out

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 18, 2012 8:41 pm

what school range (ccn, mvp, etc.)?

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Re: Leave of absence/Dropping out

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 18, 2012 8:42 pm

Dude, I am in a similar position, top 1/3 at t-14. Be aware that mass mailing can still work, especially with your stats. Start as soon as possible. Firms always have empty spots. Apply broadly. You would be surprised by how many firms miscalculate their acceptance rates.
Does you school allow you to do again OCI? Seems to good to be true, and an incentive for all high-gpa strike outs to call it quit for a year.

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Re: Leave of absence/Dropping out

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 18, 2012 8:42 pm

Anonymous User wrote:what school range (ccn, mvp, etc.)?

DNCG, safely top 25%, NYC only bidded

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Re: Leave of absence/Dropping out

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 18, 2012 8:43 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Dude, I am in a similar position, top 1/3 at t-14. Be aware that mass mailing can still work, especially with your stats. Start as soon as possible. Firms always have empty spots. Apply broadly. You would be surprised by how many firms miscalculate their acceptance rates.
Does you school allow you to do again OCI? Seems to good to be true, and an incentive for all high-gpa strike outs to call it quit for a year.

Yes I asked and if you take a LOA you can do 2LOCI again as if you didn't participate in it, but I have no idea wtf I will do for a year or explain it to law firms.

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Re: Leave of absence/Dropping out

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 18, 2012 8:45 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:what school range (ccn, mvp, etc.)?

DNCG, safely top 25%, NYC only bidded


Above poster, shit was NYC a bloodbath this year? Supposed to be easiest market, but I got nothing.

First, mass mail, mass mail. There are firms who get surprised and cannot fill classes. It happens. You are at an advantage because of your grades.
If not, who cares about how you explain it to firms? They will hire you if the market pick ups, and not if market stays the same. It is not like you lose anything by taking a year off.
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Re: Leave of absence/Dropping out

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 18, 2012 8:46 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:what school range (ccn, mvp, etc.)?

DNCG, safely top 25%, NYC only bidded


Above poster, shit was NYC a bloodbath this year? Supposed to be easiest market, but I got nothing.

No I'm just bad interviewer or bad resume most people did well with medianish grades

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Re: Leave of absence/Dropping out

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 18, 2012 8:48 pm

i think maybe you should try to get more advice about your interviewing skills and/ or resume. i know someone from USC who got NYC biglaw. at median.

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Re: Leave of absence/Dropping out

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 18, 2012 8:48 pm

I'm unhappy with how I've done so far this OCI season, so I sent out some resumes over the weekend to most of the V50 firms. Got a callback today for an NYC firm. Firms are still looking!

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Re: Leave of absence/Dropping out

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 18, 2012 8:49 pm

Anonymous User wrote:i think maybe you should try to get more advice about your interviewing skills and/ or resume. i know someone from USC who got NYC biglaw. at median.

NYC biglaw boat has sailed at this point for me, most firms ask me why I didn't get them during OCI or why I didn't bid on their secondary market during OCI.

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Re: Leave of absence/Dropping out

Postby Pokemon » Tue Sep 18, 2012 8:50 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I'm unhappy with how I've done so far this OCI season, so I sent out some resumes over the weekend to most of the V50 firms. Got a callback today for an NYC firm. Firms are still looking!


Direct callback? Stats?

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Re: Leave of absence/Dropping out

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 18, 2012 8:55 pm

Pokemon wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I'm unhappy with how I've done so far this OCI season, so I sent out some resumes over the weekend to most of the V50 firms. Got a callback today for an NYC firm. Firms are still looking!


Direct callback? Stats?


Yes, direct callback, T14 with lower grades than OP's

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Re: Leave of absence/Dropping out

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 18, 2012 11:09 pm

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Pokemon wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I'm unhappy with how I've done so far this OCI season, so I sent out some resumes over the weekend to most of the V50 firms. Got a callback today for an NYC firm. Firms are still looking!


Direct callback? Stats?


Yes, direct callback, T14 with lower grades than OP's


Fucking fuck why cant i have some luck

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Re: Leave of absence/Dropping out

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 18, 2012 11:12 pm

anyone know if this would be a good idea?

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Re: Leave of absence/Dropping out

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 18, 2012 11:27 pm

when you look at last years and the year before's call back threads for different firms a lot of them definitely went deeper into september than now.

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Re: Leave of absence/Dropping out

Postby clintonius » Tue Sep 18, 2012 11:28 pm

OP, PM me.

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Re: Leave of absence/Dropping out

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 19, 2012 12:37 am

don't want to PM it would too easily out me sorry.

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Re: Leave of absence/Dropping out

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 19, 2012 4:23 pm

no real opinions?

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Re: Leave of absence/Dropping out

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 19, 2012 4:45 pm

OP you seem set on dropping out/leave of absence..if that's not what you actually want to do, then take all the great advice that's being offered! keep mass mailing! read keg's thread on how to get biglaw post OCI! you still have a shot as of now but you've got to get moving ASAP.




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