1L OCI - applying to law firm I did not bid on

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T30JD2015
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1L OCI - applying to law firm I did not bid on

Postby T30JD2015 » Wed Jan 30, 2013 11:22 pm

Hello all.

If a law firm came to my school for OCI and I failed to make a bid, should I just avoid applying to that firm completely (at least for my 1L summer)?

Firm #1 - Based on the description on Symplicity, the firm wanted students within the top 20-25% of the class. Sadly, I'm at about 50%. I mentioned this to another student and he thought I should have applied. Because of my technical background (PhD in Biochemistry), he thought the firm could make an exception.

Firm #2 - I just somehow completely missed that this firm was coming to my school. I did not realize this until after the deadline expired.

If I do apply, I'm guessing both firms would ask why I did not make a bid when they came to my school. Any suggestion on how I might be able to answer this without coming off looking completely incompetent?

Thanks.

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Re: 1L OCI - applying to law firm I did not bid on

Postby cinephile » Thu Jan 31, 2013 12:56 am

Just apply and don't worry about it.

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Re: 1L OCI - applying to law firm I did not bid on

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jan 31, 2013 9:25 am

cinephile wrote:Just apply and don't worry about it.


Definitely agree, I go my 2L position from a firm that came to OCI that I didn't bid on.




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