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DOJ Honors 2014 EOIR-OCIJ Finalists

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Dec 11, 2013 12:43 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:My status changed to finalist this morning too! I am the person who worked for EOIR and to my knowledge never had their refs checked. Is there any way they just aren't doing it?


I'm glad you brought this up. The terribly paranoid part of me wonders if they didn't contact references and are just naming everyone finalists and then taking their time to decide who they'll actually give offers to.

I obviously will of course let everyone here know if I get an offer. Would OCIJ people like to use pseudonyms/numbers or something so we can kind of keep track of each other in some way?

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Re: DOJ Honors 2014 EOIR-OCIJ Finalists

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Dec 11, 2013 12:50 pm

Hi all,

To my knowledge, my references weren't contacted, but this morning my status was changed to finalist. I interviewed in NY, and it was my first choice location.

Good luck to all, and I hope to hear some good news either from all of you or from OCIJ directly haha very soon!

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Re: DOJ Honors 2014 EOIR-OCIJ Finalists

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Dec 11, 2013 1:05 pm

Finalist C16 here; as far as I know, my references have not been contacted. I interviewed in San Diego and indicated I'd be willing to go to any location.

Seems like if we don't get a call within a few days, then we're alternates.

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Re: DOJ Honors 2014 EOIR-OCIJ Finalists

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Dec 11, 2013 1:09 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Finalist C16 here; as far as I know, my references have not been contacted. I interviewed in San Diego and indicated I'd be willing to go to any location.

Seems like if we don't get a call within a few days, then we're alternates.

A few days is way too long! Did any of you guys work for the DOJ or EOIR last summer?
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Re: DOJ Honors 2014 EOIR-OCIJ Finalists

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Dec 11, 2013 1:12 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Finalist C16 here; as far as I know, my references have not been contacted. I interviewed in San Diego and indicated I'd be willing to go to any location.

Seems like if we don't get a call within a few days, then we're alternates.

A few days is way too long! Did any of you guys work for the DOJ or EOIR last summer?
-A1


I know! I've been waiting for this day for long enough already. I did not work for either last summer or ever.
-SE49

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Re: DOJ Honors 2014 EOIR-OCIJ Finalists

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Dec 11, 2013 1:14 pm

Do you guys want to repost stats? I would be interested to see who else made it as finalists

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Re: DOJ Honors 2014 EOIR-OCIJ Finalists

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Dec 11, 2013 1:21 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Finalist C16 here; as far as I know, my references have not been contacted. I interviewed in San Diego and indicated I'd be willing to go to any location.

Seems like if we don't get a call within a few days, then we're alternates.

A few days is way too long! Did any of you guys work for the DOJ or EOIR last summer?
-A1


I know! I've been waiting for this day for long enough already. I did not work for either last summer or ever.
-SE49


Finalist over here! No call yet. As far as I know, my references were not contacted, and I'm pretty sure my mentor would have told me if he'd been contacted.

I have never worked for EOIR, but I did work at a USAO's office my 1L year.

-AF26

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Re: DOJ Honors 2014 EOIR-OCIJ Finalists

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Dec 11, 2013 1:40 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Do you guys want to repost stats? I would be interested to see who else made it as finalists


School: CCN
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Activities: Secondary Journal, Public Interest Nonprofit
Experience: 1L- direct legal services for immigrants, 2L- appellate criminal law. No work prior to law school, straight from college.

I probably only got this far because I have written on the area of law, have a deep and abiding passion for immigration law, and am not afraid to talk about it haha

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Re: DOJ Honors 2014 EOIR-OCIJ Finalists

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Dec 11, 2013 1:41 pm

I am really dying to know how they make location placements.

Also how many finalists do you think they designate compare to first round choices? There is a good chance most of us get it, right?

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Re: DOJ Honors 2014 EOIR-OCIJ Finalists

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Dec 11, 2013 1:47 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I am really dying to know how they make location placements.

Also how many finalists do you think they designate compare to first round choices? There is a good chance most of us get it, right?


I really hope so. I'm having trouble concentrating on finals!

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Re: DOJ Honors 2014 EOIR-OCIJ Finalists

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Dec 11, 2013 1:58 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Finalist C16 here; as far as I know, my references have not been contacted. I interviewed in San Diego and indicated I'd be willing to go to any location.

Seems like if we don't get a call within a few days, then we're alternates.

A few days is way too long! Did any of you guys work for the DOJ or EOIR last summer?
-A1

Agree that a few more days is agonizing: we've traded one anxiety for another. Hopefully they don't contact references before making offers, or we'll be waiting a while. I was not a SLIP intern, nor have I worked for DOJ or EOIR.
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Re: DOJ Honors 2014 EOIR-OCIJ Finalists

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Dec 11, 2013 3:31 pm

Did you guys get an email yet?

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Re: DOJ Honors 2014 EOIR-OCIJ Finalists

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Dec 11, 2013 3:35 pm

I interned for EOIR this summer. I am so excited! Hope the good news keep coming in!

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Re: DOJ Honors 2014 EOIR-OCIJ Finalists

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Dec 11, 2013 4:04 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Did you guys get an email yet?

Nope. However, Deana hasn't posted that OCIJ finalist selections are complete, so I'm not surprised.

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Re: DOJ Honors 2014 EOIR-OCIJ Finalists

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Dec 11, 2013 4:09 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Did you guys get an email yet?


Nope, but I mean all the email is going to say is what component selected us as a finalist, right?

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Re: DOJ Honors 2014 EOIR-OCIJ Finalists

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Dec 11, 2013 4:18 pm

If this year is like last year, you won't get an email telling you you're a finalist (it only shows up in avue), and you don't find out what component selected you as a finalist. You won't know until you get an offer.

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Re: DOJ Honors 2014 EOIR-OCIJ Finalists

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Dec 11, 2013 4:20 pm

No, just got the email that identified it as OCIJ :D

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Re: DOJ Honors 2014 EOIR-OCIJ Finalists

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Dec 11, 2013 4:22 pm

All, well, that's a change then. Congratulations!

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Re: DOJ Honors 2014 EOIR-OCIJ Finalists

Postby bsahni » Wed Dec 11, 2013 4:24 pm

So nobody has gotten a call yet? And the e-mail doesn't tell you if you're a first round pick or an alternate?

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Re: DOJ Honors 2014 EOIR-OCIJ Finalists

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Dec 11, 2013 4:26 pm

bsahni wrote:So nobody has gotten a call yet? And the e-mail doesn't tell you if you're a first round pick or an alternate?

Nope

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Re: DOJ Honors 2014 EOIR-OCIJ Finalists

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Dec 11, 2013 4:28 pm

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bsahni wrote:So nobody has gotten a call yet? And the e-mail doesn't tell you if you're a first round pick or an alternate?

Nope


Agreed, that's what Deana said on Avue. I got an email, too.

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Re: DOJ Honors 2014 EOIR-OCIJ Finalists

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Dec 11, 2013 4:31 pm

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bsahni wrote:So nobody has gotten a call yet? And the e-mail doesn't tell you if you're a first round pick or an alternate?

Nope



does anyone else think its risky to contact EOIR saying you have another offer - I mean, I have another offer but it's an awful offer and really my last resort. but - the email seemed to imply you could use that offer to get information about your status.

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Re: DOJ Honors 2014 EOIR-OCIJ Finalists

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Dec 11, 2013 4:44 pm

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bsahni wrote:So nobody has gotten a call yet? And the e-mail doesn't tell you if you're a first round pick or an alternate?

Nope



does anyone else think its risky to contact EOIR saying you have another offer - I mean, I have another offer but it's an awful offer and really my last resort. but - the email seemed to imply you could use that offer to get information about your status.


I don't think so, I did this last week and got a notice I'm a finalist today.

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Re: DOJ Honors 2014 EOIR-OCIJ Finalists

Postby bsahni » Wed Dec 11, 2013 4:45 pm

According to Ms. Willis' post… seems like the e-mail was generic and sent to all finalists no matter if you're an alternate or first round pick.
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Re: DOJ Honors 2014 EOIR-OCIJ Finalists

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Dec 11, 2013 4:47 pm

Anonymous User wrote:does anyone else think its risky to contact EOIR saying you have another offer - I mean, I have another offer but it's an awful offer and really my last resort. but - the email seemed to imply you could use that offer to get information about your status.


"If you have a deadline relating to another offer and need to ascertain your status with OCIJ, please contact EOIR directly." I can see it cutting both ways...

"[T]he hiring process for EOIR-OCIJ can be quite lengthy." :x




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