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Does 1L Oci work the same as 2L OCI

Posted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 10:32 am
by Anonymous User
wanted to know how similar they are as with callbacks and the like

Do you get a callback or are offers given normally off the bat...I ask because I had a friend recieve an offer after jus the original OCI interview last week but it was for a mid-size firm not big law

Re: Does 1L Oci work the same as 2L OCI

Posted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 10:41 am
by Bumi
Depends on the firm. Some firms give callbacks. 1L OCI and 1L SA positions are more advertisement for the firm than a real job interview, so they aren't going to want to invest as much time vetting you.

Re: Does 1L Oci work the same as 2L OCI

Posted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 3:41 pm
by aces
1L OCI is much less formally structured than 2L OCI, at least at most schools. The nature of 2L OCI makes it basically a sprint where firms want to see as many students as soon as possible and then extend callbacks/offers to the best candidates as soon as possible. 1L OCI drags on over a longer period of time and different firms hire at different paces. Most firms do include some sort of second interview-- often but not always identical to the "come to our office and have four to six 20-minute interviews" format of callbacks.

Re: Does 1L Oci work the same as 2L OCI

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 4:06 pm
by Anonymous User
aces wrote:1L OCI is much less formally structured than 2L OCI, at least at most schools. The nature of 2L OCI makes it basically a sprint where firms want to see as many students as soon as possible and then extend callbacks/offers to the best candidates as soon as possible. 1L OCI drags on over a longer period of time and different firms hire at different paces. Most firms do include some sort of second interview-- often but not always identical to the "come to our office and have four to six 20-minute interviews" format of callbacks.



struck out at 3 firms in 1L OCI thats not indicative of 2L oci? 1L is much harder correct? (Obviously im getting nervous)

States: around top 30 -40% in a t6

Re: Does 1L Oci work the same as 2L OCI

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 4:09 pm
by 09042014
Anonymous User wrote:
aces wrote:1L OCI is much less formally structured than 2L OCI, at least at most schools. The nature of 2L OCI makes it basically a sprint where firms want to see as many students as soon as possible and then extend callbacks/offers to the best candidates as soon as possible. 1L OCI drags on over a longer period of time and different firms hire at different paces. Most firms do include some sort of second interview-- often but not always identical to the "come to our office and have four to six 20-minute interviews" format of callbacks.



struck out at 3 firms in 1L OCI thats not indicative of 2L oci? 1L is much harder correct? (Obviously im getting nervous)

States: around top 30 -40% in a t6


Struck out at 3 firms you got an screener interview? No problem at all. Virtually nobody gets a 1L SA without something special.

Struck out at 3 firms after you got a callback, I'd be a little worried.

Re: Does 1L Oci work the same as 2L OCI

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 4:23 pm
by Anonymous User
Desert Fox wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
aces wrote:1L OCI is much less formally structured than 2L OCI, at least at most schools. The nature of 2L OCI makes it basically a sprint where firms want to see as many students as soon as possible and then extend callbacks/offers to the best candidates as soon as possible. 1L OCI drags on over a longer period of time and different firms hire at different paces. Most firms do include some sort of second interview-- often but not always identical to the "come to our office and have four to six 20-minute interviews" format of callbacks.



struck out at 3 firms in 1L OCI thats not indicative of 2L oci? 1L is much harder correct? (Obviously im getting nervous)

States: around top 30 -40% in a t6


Struck out at 3 firms you got an screener interview? No problem at all. Virtually nobody gets a 1L SA without something special.

Struck out at 3 firms after you got a callback, I'd be a little worried.


it was screeners, feel much better. thank you