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3L OCI Thread

Postby grrm09 » Mon Jul 29, 2013 2:29 pm

So what's the deal with 3L OCI? I just got a few invites but what are the odds like compared to 2L OCI?

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Re: 3L OCI Thread

Postby kwais » Mon Jul 29, 2013 2:40 pm

School range? Grades? 2L SA? Reason for switching?

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Re: 3L OCI Thread

Postby grrm09 » Mon Jul 29, 2013 2:51 pm

kwais wrote:School range? Grades? 2L SA? Reason for switching?


T20, about middle of the class, sort of had 2L SAs (1 was an in house gig at a F500 so immediate offer unlikely; the other is at a small firm I really have no interest in working at due to type of practice)

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Re: 3L OCI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 29, 2013 3:34 pm

grrm09 wrote:So what's the deal with 3L OCI? I just got a few invites but what are the odds like compared to 2L OCI?


Also curious.

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Re: 3L OCI Thread

Postby kwais » Mon Jul 29, 2013 3:40 pm

grrm09 wrote:
kwais wrote:School range? Grades? 2L SA? Reason for switching?


T20, about middle of the class, sort of had 2L SAs (1 was an in house gig at a F500 so immediate offer unlikely; the other is at a small firm I really have no interest in working at due to type of practice)


I only know what I've read on here, but it seems that 3L Oci is most likely for those who had bona fide SAs, perhaps had a grade increase (or had the grades in the first place) and have a practice-group related reason for switching up. You don't seem to fit this bill, but of course you should give it a go.

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Re: 3L OCI Thread

Postby grrm09 » Mon Jul 29, 2013 3:51 pm

kwais wrote:
grrm09 wrote:
kwais wrote:School range? Grades? 2L SA? Reason for switching?


T20, about middle of the class, sort of had 2L SAs (1 was an in house gig at a F500 so immediate offer unlikely; the other is at a small firm I really have no interest in working at due to type of practice)


I only know what I've read on here, but it seems that 3L Oci is most likely for those who had bona fide SAs, perhaps had a grade increase (or had the grades in the first place) and have a practice-group related reason for switching up. You don't seem to fit this bill, but of course you should give it a go.


Well I have had a pretty significant GPA bump since 2L OCI, and like I said, I got a few preselects for this round. I guess we'll see...

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Re: 3L OCI Thread

Postby blsingindisguise » Mon Jul 29, 2013 3:53 pm

Something about this thread reminds me of that Simpsons episode where Homer calls the 1-900 "Party Line" where you're supposed to be able to call in to talk to hot girls, but then there's a split screen and it's just Homer and Moe and Apu and Barney going "Hello? Hot girls? Where are the hot girls?"

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Re: 3L OCI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 30, 2013 12:56 pm

I'm also planning to take part in my school's OCI (no full-time possibility at my current firm).

Quick question, when NALP reports 80~ 3Ls getting offers - how do people with offers (from summer) switching firms impact that number? Does the firm they leave simply not hire a replacement? Or does it include them as well?

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Re: 3L OCI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 30, 2013 2:34 pm

A friend who graduated from Brooklyn this year got offers from S & C and Skadden after 3L OCI after striking out entirely at 2L OCI. Being 100, not trolling, although I don't know all of the details of his situation.

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Re: 3L OCI Thread

Postby grrm09 » Wed Jul 31, 2013 3:33 pm

Anonymous User wrote:A friend who graduated from Brooklyn this year got offers from S & C and Skadden after 3L OCI after striking out entirely at 2L OCI. Being 100, not trolling, although I don't know all of the details of his situation.


Being 100?

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Re: 3L OCI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 31, 2013 3:51 pm

Anonymous User wrote:A friend who graduated from Brooklyn this year got offers from S & C and Skadden after 3L OCI after striking out entirely at 2L OCI. Being 100, not trolling, although I don't know all of the details of his situation.


Sounds like a flame but I'm just gonna be an idiot and believe it because it makes me happy.

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Re: 3L OCI Thread

Postby blsingindisguise » Wed Jul 31, 2013 3:56 pm

Anonymous User wrote:A friend who graduated from Brooklyn this year got offers from S & C and Skadden after 3L OCI after striking out entirely at 2L OCI. Being 100, not trolling, although I don't know all of the details of his situation.


While I have heard of 3Ls getting biglaw even from Brooklyn, there is no way it happened through "3L OCI" -- firms of that caliber don't even bother to do 3L OCI at schools like BLS.

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Re: 3L OCI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 31, 2013 7:18 pm

Let's list firms either coming for 3L OCI or doing resume drops for 3Ls

Latham (all offices)
Cooley (all offices)
Cleary DC
Cravath NY
Skadden NY
Paul Weiss NY
Debevoise DC
Bickell & Brewer - DC, NY

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Re: 3L OCI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 01, 2013 1:15 pm

I'm curious to know if anybody who has recruiting experience for 3L hiring, or who is at a firm that frequently does routine hiring, can chime in and let us know what exactly it is 3L hiring firms are looking for? I understand some want specific practices, but others seem to be coming to 3L OCI generally. In those cases, are they basically just looking for people with 3.7+ GPAs who want to trade up from their SA? Or would someone who didn't have a big firm SA but had an in-house gig at a bulge bracket investment bank have any shot?

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Re: 3L OCI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 01, 2013 1:21 pm

W&C, too.

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Re: 3L OCI Thread

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Anonymous User wrote:Let's list firms either coming for 3L OCI or doing resume drops for 3Ls

Latham (all offices)
Cooley (all offices)
Cleary DC
Cravath NY
Skadden NY
Paul Weiss NY
Debevoise DC
Bickell & Brewer - DC, NY


Bickel & Brewer Dallas too.

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Re: 3L OCI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 01, 2013 8:50 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Let's list firms either coming for 3L OCI or doing resume drops for 3Ls

Latham (all offices)
Cooley (all offices)
Cleary DC
Cravath NY
Skadden NY
Paul Weiss NY
Debevoise DC
Bickell & Brewer - DC, NY


Bickel & Brewer Dallas too.


Anyone know what practice area, if any, these firms are looking for??

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Re: 3L OCI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 01, 2013 9:15 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Let's list firms either coming for 3L OCI or doing resume drops for 3Ls

Latham (all offices)
Cooley (all offices)
Cleary DC
Cravath NY
Skadden NY
Paul Weiss NY
Debevoise DC
Bickell & Brewer - DC, NY


Bickel & Brewer Dallas too.


Anyone know what practice area, if any, these firms are looking for??


Paul Weiss - Corporate

Skadden - Corporate (not M&A), Litigation or Patent Litigation

Kirkland LA - Corporate

Debevoise DC posted for 2014 SAs on my board, T6, but not for 3Ls. What practice area if they do want 3Ls?

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Re: 3L OCI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 02, 2013 12:29 am

I haven't noticed Skadden NY.

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Re: 3L OCI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 02, 2013 5:37 pm

Skadden is soliciting resumes at my school.

Any tips for mass mail? I had an SA, got an offer, but want to switch cities. How can I distinguish my email from the thousands of others that pour into recruiting inboxes this time of year? I worked mostly on a specific area (M&A) over the summer, got good reviews, my classes have all been corporate-focused, and my grades, (previously above median @T6) have improved slightly since last year (slightly more above median @T6).

Should I indicate any of this in the subject line? In the email body? Or am I just keeping my fingers crossed that someone actually reads the cover letter, resume, and transcript?

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Re: 3L OCI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 02, 2013 10:50 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Skadden is soliciting resumes at my school.

Any tips for mass mail? I had an SA, got an offer, but want to switch cities. How can I distinguish my email from the thousands of others that pour into recruiting inboxes this time of year? I worked mostly on a specific area (M&A) over the summer, got good reviews, my classes have all been corporate-focused, and my grades, (previously above median @T6) have improved slightly since last year (slightly more above median @T6).

Should I indicate any of this in the subject line? In the email body? Or am I just keeping my fingers crossed that someone actually reads the cover letter, resume, and transcript?

Would you mind listing the contact info for the skadden person

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Re: 3L OCI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 04, 2013 12:02 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Skadden is soliciting resumes at my school.

Any tips for mass mail? I had an SA, got an offer, but want to switch cities. How can I distinguish my email from the thousands of others that pour into recruiting inboxes this time of year? I worked mostly on a specific area (M&A) over the summer, got good reviews, my classes have all been corporate-focused, and my grades, (previously above median @T6) have improved slightly since last year (slightly more above median @T6).

Should I indicate any of this in the subject line? In the email body? Or am I just keeping my fingers crossed that someone actually reads the cover letter, resume, and transcript?


Curious about this as well. I also have an offer but would like to change cities. I'd really hate to leave my current firm hanging for too long.

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Re: 3L OCI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 04, 2013 11:52 pm

Has anyone had success with 3L applications outside of OCI? I have a few OCI interviews, but no success with direct applications or resume collects as of yet. I am curious how others are faring.

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Re: 3L OCI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 05, 2013 12:22 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Has anyone had success with 3L applications outside of OCI? I have a few OCI interviews, but no success with direct applications or resume collects as of yet. I am curious how others are faring.
0/1 so far. I'll try to keep you posted. :).

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Re: 3L OCI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 05, 2013 3:48 pm

Only 2 interviews, but both were pre-selects. Let's see how this goes...




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