Last But Not Least: SLS OCI 2013

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Re: Last But Not Least: SLS OCI 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 04, 2013 6:09 pm

Crowell DC ding via email. WilmerHale LA CB.

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Re: Last But Not Least: SLS OCI 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 04, 2013 6:18 pm

kaye scholer ding, email

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Re: Last But Not Least: SLS OCI 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 05, 2013 2:41 pm

Paul Hastings (SF) ding via email

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Re: Last But Not Least: SLS OCI 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 05, 2013 4:32 pm

Paul Hastings DC ding via email

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Re: Last But Not Least: SLS OCI 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 05, 2013 8:23 pm

L&W DC ding via snail mail

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Re: Last But Not Least: SLS OCI 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 05, 2013 8:43 pm

MTO callback, a mere seven days after the screener, and six days after the first round of CBs went out. Anything is possible.

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Re: Last But Not Least: SLS OCI 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 05, 2013 10:08 pm

Anonymous User wrote:MTO callback, a mere seven days after the screener, and six days after the first round of CBs went out. Anything is possible.


Lucky

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Re: Last But Not Least: SLS OCI 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 07, 2013 6:44 pm

Gibson (DC) and Munger dings via snail mail.

Also, OMM offer (one day after callback). California office (can't say more than that).

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Re: Last But Not Least: SLS OCI 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 07, 2013 6:50 pm

i know a&p dc has called people back weeks ago, but has it dinged anyone?

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Re: Last But Not Least: SLS OCI 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 07, 2013 8:10 pm

Anonymous User wrote:i know a&p dc has called people back weeks ago, but has it dinged anyone?

Yeah. Last week via email.

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Re: Last But Not Least: SLS OCI 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 08, 2013 2:03 am

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Anonymous User wrote:i know a&p dc has called people back weeks ago, but has it dinged anyone?

Yeah. Last week via email.

i guess i'm in limbo. turn those cbs down, people. :)

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Re: Last But Not Least: SLS OCI 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 08, 2013 1:15 pm

Anonymous User wrote:turn those cbs down, people.
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Re: Last But Not Least: SLS OCI 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 09, 2013 12:58 pm

How's everybody doing? Everybody got options?

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Re: Last But Not Least: SLS OCI 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 09, 2013 5:03 pm

Shockingly, King & Spalding callback today. Keep the faith friends.

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Re: Last But Not Least: SLS OCI 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 09, 2013 7:32 pm

I know there have been Sidley DC callbacks, but has anyone seen a ding yet?

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Re: Last But Not Least: SLS OCI 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 09, 2013 7:41 pm

Anonymous User wrote:How's everybody doing? Everybody got options?


One callback from 60+ screeners. My grades were probably slightly below median if you look at the number of H's, but I was hoping that would be offset by a book award. Maybe not. I thought the callback went well, but no offer yet. I'm mass mailing like crazy and starting to panic.

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Re: Last But Not Least: SLS OCI 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 09, 2013 8:26 pm

Anonymous User wrote:One callback from 60+ screeners. My grades were probably slightly below median if you look at the number of H's, but I was hoping that would be offset by a book award. Maybe not. I thought the callback went well, but no offer yet. I'm mass mailing like crazy and starting to panic.


Jeez... Sorry to hear that, and a little concerned. How common is that situation here at S? (1L).

Good luck!!!

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Re: Last But Not Least: SLS OCI 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 09, 2013 8:57 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:One callback from 60+ screeners. My grades were probably slightly below median if you look at the number of H's, but I was hoping that would be offset by a book award. Maybe not. I thought the callback went well, but no offer yet. I'm mass mailing like crazy and starting to panic.


Jeez... Sorry to hear that, and a little concerned. How common is that situation here at S? (1L).

Good luck!!!


This is probably not a great time to ask that question. OCS will be able to provide that info when it is time for you to worry about it. In the meantime, I would focus on getting the best grades you can during 1L and trying to find a good mentor to help you through the first year.

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Re: Last But Not Least: SLS OCI 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 09, 2013 11:36 pm

has anyone done their cb at gibson sf/pa/la and heard back yet? if so, when did you do the cb and when did you hear back?

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Re: Last But Not Least: SLS OCI 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 10, 2013 2:10 am

Anonymous User wrote:has anyone done their cb at gibson sf/pa/la and heard back yet? if so, when did you do the cb and when did you hear back?


I know some folks from LA and SF have heard back. Some were same day.

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Re: Last But Not Least: SLS OCI 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 10, 2013 4:17 am

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Anonymous User wrote:One callback from 60+ screeners. My grades were probably slightly below median if you look at the number of H's, but I was hoping that would be offset by a book award. Maybe not. I thought the callback went well, but no offer yet. I'm mass mailing like crazy and starting to panic.


Jeez... Sorry to hear that, and a little concerned. How common is that situation here at S? (1L).

Good luck!!!


This is probably not a great time to ask that question. OCS will be able to provide that info when it is time for you to worry about it. In the meantime, I would focus on getting the best grades you can during 1L and trying to find a good mentor to help you through the first year.


Based on my experience (admittedly small and anecdotal) striking out at OCI is not common but not at all unheard of. Most people do manage to find good jobs (paying market or near market) if they hussle enough even if they do strike out, but I know of a couple exceptions. I personally know 2-3 people who graduated in 2013 who either struck out or were no offered and currently have no job lined up, and I know a couple others who have jobs that would probably be considered "shitlaw." A year or two back someone estimated that about 10% of Stanford's class ends up in "undesirable" jobs (shitlaw, jobs not requiring a JD, low-level clerkships, etc.), and based on my anecdotal experience that sounds about right to me.

I don't want to cause panic; Stanford is probably as close as you can get to a "safe" law school in this day and age. However, even a Stanford degree does not guarantee you a good job, and there is a lot of randomness in the process. Those who have 10 H's will almost certainly be okay, but grades only matter up to a point. I have known people with all P's who got multiple offers at top-ranked firms and I have known people around median who struck out. My advice would be don't panic but also don't assume that a Stanford degree by itself will get you a job. Be prepared to mass mail, e-mail alumni, network, hussle, etc. until you have a job offer in hand. In most cases it won't be necessary, but I think it's better to be safe than sorry.

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Re: Last But Not Least: SLS OCI 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 10, 2013 3:46 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:One callback from 60+ screeners. My grades were probably slightly below median if you look at the number of H's, but I was hoping that would be offset by a book award. Maybe not. I thought the callback went well, but no offer yet. I'm mass mailing like crazy and starting to panic.


Jeez... Sorry to hear that, and a little concerned. How common is that situation here at S? (1L).

Good luck!!!


Update: I got an offer today from the firm where I had my callback. I feel like I can finally breathe again for the first time since OCI ended. It's a non-Vault firm that most SLS people would probably never even consider, but it sure beats debtor's prison.

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Re: Last But Not Least: SLS OCI 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 10, 2013 4:03 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:One callback from 60+ screeners. My grades were probably slightly below median if you look at the number of H's, but I was hoping that would be offset by a book award. Maybe not. I thought the callback went well, but no offer yet. I'm mass mailing like crazy and starting to panic.


Jeez... Sorry to hear that, and a little concerned. How common is that situation here at S? (1L).

Good luck!!!


Update: I got an offer today from the firm where I had my callback. I feel like I can finally breathe again for the first time since OCI ended. It's a non-Vault firm that most SLS people would probably never even consider, but it sure beats debtor's prison.

congrats! glad things worked out. i got an offer today, too. new york

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Re: Last But Not Least: SLS OCI 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 10, 2013 5:12 pm

anyone heard from Perkins Coie SF one way or the other?

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Re: Last But Not Least: SLS OCI 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 10, 2013 8:09 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I know there have been Sidley DC callbacks, but has anyone seen a ding yet?


No, also in limbo here.

Bingham LA ding (post-callback). Hope the offer went to a fellow SLSer!




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