OCI Bust at GULC

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zan895
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OCI Bust at GULC

Postby zan895 » Thu Sep 26, 2013 5:19 pm

I transferred to Georgetown this year from New York Law School with the hope of landing a job through Georgetown's OCI program. OCI was a total bust. Even with my 3.91 gpa from NYLS, legal work experience and federal judicial internship, I did not receive any callbacks. I've done some mass mailing, but that seems like a total crapshoot. Does anyone have any good advice for me, other than drop out now? In the interviews that I have had, the interviewers see that I transferred from NYLS, and act like I'm too stupid to work at their law firm. Also, is there a list of New York firms that I can mass mail? Is big law out of the picture? I appreciate your input.

Ruffian Wizard
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Re: OCI Bust at GULC

Postby Ruffian Wizard » Thu Sep 26, 2013 5:44 pm

NYLS puts people with similar numbers into BigLaw and fed government every year, and grade/school elitism is generally a pre-screener problem. Reach out to OCS and work on your interviewing.

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bk1
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Re: OCI Bust at GULC

Postby bk1 » Thu Sep 26, 2013 5:45 pm

You need to be mass mailing every firm in every market you would conceivably work and you need to do it yesterday.

Use NALP to find large firms: http://www.nalpdirectory.com/
Use Resume Launchpad to find smaller firms: viewtopic.php?f=23&t=178520

To be brutally honest, big law is unlikely but it was fairly unlikely prior to you going through OCI (being a transfer at GULC is just okay, and having NYLS as your 1L school can definitely hurt even with your high grades).

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bk1
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Re: OCI Bust at GULC

Postby bk1 » Thu Sep 26, 2013 5:48 pm

Ruffian Wizard wrote:NYLS puts people with similar numbers into BigLaw and fed government every year, and grade/school elitism is generally a pre-screener problem. Reach out to OCS and work on your interviewing.

Considering that GULC is lottery, "grade/school elitism" can be definitely be a problem at the screener stage.

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lgleye
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Re: OCI Bust at GULC

Postby lgleye » Sun Sep 29, 2013 7:36 pm

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