Michigan OCI 2015

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Re: Michigan OCI 2015

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 30, 2015 10:16 pm

How often will we be asked for a writing sample? Very few of the firms I'm interviewing with require one, at least according to their Symplicity profiles. Is it generally the case that a writing sample will be requested even if it's not specified on a firm's Symplicity profile?

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Re: Michigan OCI 2015

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 31, 2015 7:22 am

No, most firms don't want them. They don't have the time to read them. And most probably recognize that if they ask, they'll get some hyper polished result of a legal writing professor's edits.

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Re: Michigan OCI 2015

Postby CTT » Fri Jul 31, 2015 7:30 am

Anonymous User wrote:Mostly for older students. Let's say interview with Chicago and Detroit firms on Tuesday. In general what do time lines look like to hear if you got a cb?

It varies from the afternoon on the day you interview to several day later (and far longer in odd cases). Most will offer cbs within 72 hours.

Some firms do dinners for everyone who makes their GPA minimum, and you're basically still interviewing at the dinner. Other firms do dinners for those they're giving CBs to.

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Re: Michigan OCI 2015

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 04, 2015 12:42 am

Bump. The meeting today was boring. Good luck tomorrow everyone

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Re: Michigan OCI 2015

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 04, 2015 4:32 pm

Word is that dinner offers are circulating, at least for NYC.

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Re: Michigan OCI 2015

Postby umichman » Tue Aug 04, 2015 4:41 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Word is that dinner offers are circulating, at least for NYC.

This is definitley happening for NYC. Any info on whether any chicago firms have dinners?

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Re: Michigan OCI 2015

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 04, 2015 5:57 pm

Schulte dinner offers out?

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Re: Michigan OCI 2015

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 04, 2015 6:33 pm

What is a dinner offer? Like...an intermediate stage between the screener and callback?

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Re: Michigan OCI 2015

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 04, 2015 7:02 pm

GDC and Schulte are what I've heard so far.

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Re: Michigan OCI 2015

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 04, 2015 8:54 pm

Still complete radio silence?

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Re: Michigan OCI 2015

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 04, 2015 10:48 pm

Latham, Milbank, and Schulte CBs. All NY offices.

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Re: Michigan OCI 2015

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 04, 2015 11:20 pm

Gibson Dunn had a dinner reception tonight for select candidates – they are also planning on hosting one for students who interview tomorrow.

Latham CBs have also gone out (for NYC).

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Re: Michigan OCI 2015

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 04, 2015 11:26 pm

Anyone heard back from Davis Polk or K&E NY?

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Re: Michigan OCI 2015

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 04, 2015 11:39 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Anyone heard back from Davis Polk or K&E NY?


+1 on this.

Also, any S+C? They are supposed to be notoriously fast, but so far silence...

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Re: Michigan OCI 2015

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 04, 2015 11:57 pm

Jenner started CBs.

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Re: Michigan OCI 2015

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 05, 2015 12:41 am

What does it mean when an interviewer says "You're going to have some nice options at the end of this process." or something similar? Is that like a consolation type thing saying 'well we're not interested but you'll have a shot elsewhere', or is it more saying that they are interested? Sorry, overthinking shit like this comes with being a law student.

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Re: Michigan OCI 2015

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 05, 2015 12:55 am

To the best of my knowledge, DPW and K&E don't do same day CBs. So, tomorrow morning should probably be the earliest you start worrying about it.

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Re: Michigan OCI 2015

Postby codeandcodes » Wed Aug 05, 2015 2:46 am

Good luck everyone on OCI and congrats to those with callbacks/cb dinners.

Just a reminder that you can put this info into http://www.biglawrefuge.com. If you haven't heard of it yet, it's a platform for sharing anonymous job statistics. Help your fellow classmates out and encourage others to share! You can also associate interviews with your job applications, so you can share that information as well.

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Re: Michigan OCI 2015

Postby UnamSanctam » Wed Aug 05, 2015 8:43 am

Anonymous User wrote:What does it mean when an interviewer says "You're going to have some nice options at the end of this process." or something similar? Is that like a consolation type thing saying 'well we're not interested but you'll have a shot elsewhere', or is it more saying that they are interested? Sorry, overthinking shit like this comes with being a law student.


It could be either, but we won't know because we didn't hear the tone. Most likely, it's just a conversational compliment and means nothing. That's especially the case if it was an associate that said it, but even interviewing partners don't make the decision who to CB alone.

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Re: Michigan OCI 2015

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 05, 2015 11:57 am

Any Chicago cbs rolling in yet?

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Re: Michigan OCI 2015

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 05, 2015 12:20 pm

K&E and Skadden started CBs (both NY)

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Re: Michigan OCI 2015

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 05, 2015 12:44 pm

Anonymous User wrote:K&E and Skadden started CBs (both NY)


Wait, did Skadden also interview yesterday? Doesn't the NY office still have a bunch of interviews left for today?

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Re: Michigan OCI 2015

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 05, 2015 5:48 pm

any updates?

Another round of Gibson Dunn dinner invites out.

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Re: Michigan OCI 2015

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 05, 2015 5:50 pm

Anonymous User wrote:any updates?

Another round of Gibson Dunn dinner invites out.


Are these "you're getting a callback" dinner invites or "we're on the fence about you" dinner invites?

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Re: Michigan OCI 2015

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 05, 2015 6:10 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:any updates?

Another round of Gibson Dunn dinner invites out.


Are these "you're getting a callback" dinner invites or "we're on the fence about you" dinner invites?


Quite sure they're "you're 80%+ likely to get a callback" invites. But GDC have been known to offer CBs to people who were not invited to the dinners and vice versa.

Also Greenberg Traurig (NY) CBs are out.




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