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UChicago OCI 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 11, 2013 5:12 pm

Well, now that all of that nonsense is over, and the firm list for OCI is going to be released tomorrow, I guess it's about time to make one of these threads.

Relevant dates:
Bidding: July 25 - August 2
View Your Interview Schedule: August 8
OCI Interviews: August 20 - August 30

Here's last years thread for reference: http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... 3&t=190405

Good luck everyone!

It has been pointed out that it is probably useful if people:
a) Share bid lists/where people missed out on firms when interviewing schedules are released; and
b) Include GPA and office location in posts announcing callbacks.
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Re: UChicago OCI 2013

Postby skers » Thu Jul 11, 2013 5:30 pm

Good luck y'all.

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Re: UChicago OCI 2013

Postby HoratioHornblower » Thu Jul 11, 2013 5:34 pm

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Re: UChicago OCI 2013

Postby 2014 » Thu Jul 11, 2013 6:35 pm

Thanks for making this!!! Best of luck team

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Re: UChicago OCI 2013

Postby seanPtheB » Thu Jul 11, 2013 6:55 pm

Gl gl gl everyone!

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UChicago OCI 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 11, 2013 11:04 pm

Post bid lists for critiques, callbacks, offers, etc.
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Re: UChicago OCI 2013

Postby Neal Patrick Harris » Thu Jul 11, 2013 11:04 pm

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Re: UChicago OCI 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 11, 2013 11:18 pm

Finally - I've been waiting weeks for this thread. Rising 2L here as well.

1) I don't think Fried Frank requires a 178...

2) Did you not do writing comp? No chance at even a secondary?

3) Based on what I've seen on here, I'm pretty sure that they just look at averages, and won't start figuring out what your average would be with or without the bad grade. I know you kind of want to hear that the bad one will be written off as an aberration, but I don't think that's how it works; on the other hand, it won't be unproportionally counted against you either, so there's that. You will be considered with all the other just-below-178s. I don't think the 178 number is a hard cutoff, but it's getting into "risky bidding" territory for the grade-conscious firms. I don't know what "terrible" means, but if it's like a 174 or something I wouldn't worry about it. If you got Hammered with a 168 or the like, I would probably come up with a story for OCI just in case the interviewer isn't familiar with the legend.

Are we doing the nickname thing? If so...

-Steve Holt!

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Re: UChicago OCI 2013

Postby Neal Patrick Harris » Thu Jul 11, 2013 11:35 pm

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Re: UChicago OCI 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 11, 2013 11:52 pm

Yeah, FF is not selective at all. Definitely still within reach if you're comfortably below median.

Also, firms don't generally care about one terrible grade sinking your GPA. They care about your GPA, very good grades and very bad grades included.

-Recent UChi grad

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Re: UChicago OCI 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 12, 2013 1:41 am

Could someone give examples of target firms in Chicago for someone with a GPA slightly under 178?

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Re: UChicago OCI 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 12, 2013 1:55 am

Anonymous User wrote:Could someone give examples of target firms in Chicago for someone with a GPA slightly under 178?


For this poster as well others in the future, it would be good to know general info beyond your GPA to give input on this sort of thing. K-JD? Prior work experience? Diverse?

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Re: UChicago OCI 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 12, 2013 2:00 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Could someone give examples of target firms in Chicago for someone with a GPA slightly under 178?


For this poster as well others in the future, it would be good to know general info beyond your GPA to give input on this sort of thing. K-JD? Prior work experience? Diverse?


Sorry! I am new to this posting thing. K-JD, not diverse. Ties to the Chicago area.

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Re: UChicago OCI 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 12, 2013 2:07 am

Is it reasonable to shoot for Kirkland/Sidley/Mayer/Skadden Chicago with a 178.4, decent WE, a 1L SA, and not diverse? Or are those wasted bids? I'd say that I'm a solid interviewer with a demonstrable interest in certain practice areas.

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Re: UChicago OCI 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 12, 2013 9:11 am

Anonymous User wrote:Is it reasonable to shoot for Kirkland/Sidley/Mayer/Skadden Chicago with a 178.4, decent WE, a 1L SA, and not diverse? Or are those wasted bids? I'd say that I'm a solid interviewer with a demonstrable interest in certain practice areas.

You're above the cutoff and have a good background. Why would you think they are wasted bids?

-Steve Holt!

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Re: UChicago OCI 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 12, 2013 9:16 am

Anonymous User wrote:
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Anonymous User wrote:Could someone give examples of target firms in Chicago for someone with a GPA slightly under 178?


For this poster as well others in the future, it would be good to know general info beyond your GPA to give input on this sort of thing. K-JD? Prior work experience? Diverse?


Sorry! I am new to this posting thing. K-JD, not diverse. Ties to the Chicago area.

Probably the next tier of Chicago firms: Winston, Skadden, Latham, Proskauer, Baker McKenzie, Jones Day etc. The issue is that most of these firms have pretty small class sizes.

-Steve Holt!

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Re: UChicago OCI 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 12, 2013 9:22 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Could someone give examples of target firms in Chicago for someone with a GPA slightly under 178?


For this poster as well others in the future, it would be good to know general info beyond your GPA to give input on this sort of thing. K-JD? Prior work experience? Diverse?


Sorry! I am new to this posting thing. K-JD, not diverse. Ties to the Chicago area.

Probably the next tier of Chicago firms: Winston, Skadden, Latham, Proskauer, Baker McKenzie, Jones Day etc. The issue is that most of these firms have pretty small class sizes.

-Steve Holt!



You really think you need a 178 for Sidley/Kirkland? The OCI grades sheet is pretty consistently saying both hire at least down to a bit below 177..

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Re: UChicago OCI 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 12, 2013 9:27 am

Anonymous User wrote:You really think you need a 178 for Sidley/Kirkland? The OCI grades sheet is pretty consistently saying both hire at least down to a bit below 177..

That's why he wanted the K-JD info, WE, diversity, etc. I think it's safest to conservatively assume the person in the past who set the low bar for CBs or offers tends to have solid WE or diversity on their side. It's entirely possible that ~178 is the sweet spot for Sidley and Kirkland for people with an average resume.


I really doubt it's a wasted bid though. There are so few SA slots in Chicago, that not bidding those 2 would be unwise until you are like below 176.5 or so imo.

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Re: UChicago OCI 2013

Postby uchi2015 » Fri Jul 12, 2013 9:29 am

viewtopic.php?f=23&p=6921646#p6921646

Lol. Lets try to have these threads merged or something so we don't have to check two threads. OP - try to pay better attention! Hahah

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Re: UChicago OCI 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 12, 2013 11:09 am

Kirkland/Skadden/Sidley all have 84 slots. Do they all warrant a top-10 bid?
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Re: UChicago OCI 2013

Postby soj » Fri Jul 12, 2013 12:35 pm

I merged the two UChicago OCI 2013 threads.

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Re: UChicago OCI 2013

Postby Emma. » Fri Jul 12, 2013 3:26 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Kirkland/Skadden/Sidley all have 84 slots. Do they all warrant a top-10 bid?


Our year you definitely had to bid K&E and Sidley in the top 10 (and possibly higher) in order to get an interview. I think I remember folks bidding K&E at 8 and missing out...

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Re: UChicago OCI 2013

Postby gchatbrah » Fri Jul 12, 2013 3:50 pm

177.3 - 177.7. Only interested in NY/Philly (the latter being mostly mass-mailed). No post-college work experience but probably more in college than most. Can tell a quasi-convincing transactional story (solid 1L experience in this regard as well), and want to practice transactional law.

Clearly Wachtell/CSM/Sullcrom are out, and DPW is probably not worth pushing other firms out of the way for, despite being reportedly "fit-focused." Any other firms in NY out of my league grade-wise? Thanks.

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Re: UChicago OCI 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 12, 2013 3:57 pm

Anyone know if I should be emailing OCS to get answers to bidlist questions?

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Re: UChicago OCI 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 12, 2013 4:53 pm

Transferring in from USC/WUSTL/GW. Was top 1%. Any idea how aggressively I can bid/what GPA that may equate to at Chicago?




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