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Re: Penn OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 14, 2013 7:27 pm

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No WE other than grad degree. Not a URM. I think I have fairly uncommon and diverse experiences listed on my resume. I also think I interview pretty well. But, I'm still very surprised.

Edit: White dude.

Curious if it's practice area related -- how have you been answering the "which area of law are you interested in" question? and way to go.

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Re: Penn OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 14, 2013 7:30 pm

Just curious, why did someone ask if he was a woman? Do women typically do better at OCI?

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Re: Penn OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 14, 2013 7:31 pm

'That guy anon':

I'll try to give an answer to everything. I'm happy to answer any questions. I hope things work out for everyone, really! Keep at it! :

I did have 7 after the first 3 days, although I don't know if I'm 'that guy.'

My CBs are mainly NYC, but some DC.


Also, another thing that helped me immensely was informational interviews. I did at least 30 of them on the phone before OCI. I ended up with 2 interviewers that I had already met via this process and in most of my interviews I was able to mention someone the interviewer knew. Those interviewers I knew from before nearly told me when I walked in that I had a cb. That definitely helped.

I'm aiming for litigation, but I have a particular interest in Antitrust, white collar, and labor/employment. I have fairly significant experience in one of these and experiences on my resume that make the other two very understandable career paths.

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Re: Penn OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 14, 2013 7:34 pm

12 CBs mostly NYC

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Re: Penn OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 14, 2013 7:57 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Also, another thing that helped me immensely was informational interviews. I did at least 30 of them on the phone before OCI. I ended up with 2 interviewers that I had already met via this process and in most of my interviews I was able to mention someone the interviewer knew. Those interviewers I knew from before nearly told me when I walked in that I had a cb. That definitely helped.


I wish I had read this two months ago somehow.

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Re: Penn OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 14, 2013 8:08 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Also, another thing that helped me immensely was informational interviews. I did at least 30 of them on the phone before OCI. I ended up with 2 interviewers that I had already met via this process and in most of my interviews I was able to mention someone the interviewer knew. Those interviewers I knew from before nearly told me when I walked in that I had a cb. That definitely helped.


I wish I had read this two months ago somehow.


I spoke to lawyers at most of the firms i interviewed at. Name dropped and everything but no dice

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Re: Penn OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 14, 2013 8:36 pm

Brown Rudnik?

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Re: Penn OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 14, 2013 10:14 pm

Kramer Levin?

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Re: Penn OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 14, 2013 10:31 pm

Orrick NYC CB

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Re: Penn OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 14, 2013 10:33 pm

Skadden Wilmington CB

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Re: Penn OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 14, 2013 11:23 pm

Mayer Brown? Kaye Scholer? Reed Smith?

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Re: Penn OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 14, 2013 11:50 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Orrick NYC CB


Balls, I thought I rocked that interview. Congrats.

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Re: Penn OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 15, 2013 10:17 am

Median, finished OCI with 2 CB's. I'm hoping to get 1 or 2 more from OCI though because a lot of the firms I interviewed with over the last 3 days don't seem to have given any CB's yet.

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Re: Penn OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 15, 2013 10:54 am

Has anyone heard from Goodwin NYC initials LT?

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Re: Penn OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 15, 2013 11:51 am

Bottom third. Looking at NYC and Philly. 2 callbacks. 4 rejections. Waiting to hear on the majority. Hoping I eventually get a couple more callbacks, but I feel lucky to have 2 given my grade situation.

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Re: Penn OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 15, 2013 11:54 am

5 call backs so far, waiting to hear back from more than half.

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Re: Penn OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 15, 2013 12:49 pm

Anonymous User wrote:5 call backs so far, waiting to hear back from more than half.


Basically in this boat too. What markets were you targeting? While I haven't been dinged by many firms, the number of firms that I interviewed with and haven't heard from is much larger than the number of firms that I interviewed with and nobody has heard from - is this your situation too?

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Re: Penn OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 15, 2013 12:53 pm

NYC only - Median with no call backs

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Re: Penn OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 15, 2013 12:56 pm

below median, no callbacks

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Re: Penn OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 15, 2013 1:04 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:5 call backs so far, waiting to hear back from more than half.


Basically in this boat too. What markets were you targeting? While I haven't been dinged by many firms, the number of firms that I interviewed with and haven't heard from is much larger than the number of firms that I interviewed with and nobody has heard from - is this your situation too?

Approximately class rank? I'm also waiting to hear back from ~20 interviews, but out of those, I think only 7 or 8 haven't gotten back to anyone (AFAIK, anyway).

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Re: Penn OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 15, 2013 1:27 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:5 call backs so far, waiting to hear back from more than half.


Basically in this boat too. What markets were you targeting? While I haven't been dinged by many firms, the number of firms that I interviewed with and haven't heard from is much larger than the number of firms that I interviewed with and nobody has heard from - is this your situation too?

Approximately class rank? I'm also waiting to hear back from ~20 interviews, but out of those, I think only 7 or 8 haven't gotten back to anyone (AFAIK, anyway).


I'm not the root OP, I'm the quoted poster. I'm pretty median, targeting NYC. I only had 19 interviews to begin with - I got 3 CBs, 5 rejections, and am waiting on the rest. Of the ones I'm waiting on, there are 8 that I have not heard of extending callbacks yet. I don't know much outside of this thread and very few conversations at OCI though, so it's likely that some of those 8 (if not all/most) have already extended callbacks.

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Re: Penn OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 15, 2013 1:33 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:5 call backs so far, waiting to hear back from more than half.


Basically in this boat too. What markets were you targeting? While I haven't been dinged by many firms, the number of firms that I interviewed with and haven't heard from is much larger than the number of firms that I interviewed with and nobody has heard from - is this your situation too?

Approximately class rank? I'm also waiting to hear back from ~20 interviews, but out of those, I think only 7 or 8 haven't gotten back to anyone (AFAIK, anyway).


I'm not the root OP, I'm the quoted poster. I'm pretty median, targeting NYC. I only had 19 interviews to begin with - I got 3 CBs, 5 rejections, and am waiting on the rest. Of the ones I'm waiting on, there are 8 that I have not heard of extending callbacks yet. I don't know much outside of this thread and very few conversations at OCI though, so it's likely that some of those 8 (if not all/most) have already extended callbacks.

Ah ok, thanks. Same on the bolded, though for me, thats because every conversation I had that mentioned CB's was with people who had one or none. :|

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Re: Penn OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 15, 2013 1:47 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:5 call backs so far, waiting to hear back from more than half.


Basically in this boat too. What markets were you targeting? While I haven't been dinged by many firms, the number of firms that I interviewed with and haven't heard from is much larger than the number of firms that I interviewed with and nobody has heard from - is this your situation too?

Approximately class rank? I'm also waiting to hear back from ~20 interviews, but out of those, I think only 7 or 8 haven't gotten back to anyone (AFAIK, anyway).


Top 10-15%. I targeted NYC lightly (some of the V10 really plus 2 Magic Circle), DC heavily, and quite a bit of Palo Alto (plus a few other markets....which means people probably know who I am now :D). Right now I've got 1 NYC V10, 2 large regional V5 offices and the DC offices of 2 V25s. A lot of places I've not heard from have gotten back to people, but have also cut large numbers (but not me; I'm looking at you Davis Polk!). Of the firms I think haven't gotten back to people yet, I'm waiting on Gibson DC, Latham DC, Skadden DC, Fried Frank DC, W&C (plus some other small offices), and a number of firms in Palo Alto (Gunderson and Cooley mainly).

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Re: Penn OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 15, 2013 2:37 pm

Brown Rudnick Ding by email.

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Re: Penn OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 15, 2013 2:41 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Brown Rudnick Ding by email.


ditto




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