The Official OCI Megathread: Drama Welcome!

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Re: The Official OCI Megathread: Drama Welcome!

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 23, 2015 7:18 pm

Any DC Advice would be appreciated:

Top 1/3rd at MVPB, LR, good WE. Any shot for DC? Looking for good lit. Backup is NY.

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Re: The Official OCI Megathread: Drama Welcome!

Postby swampman » Thu Jul 23, 2015 7:31 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Any DC Advice would be appreciated:

Top 1/3rd at MVPB, LR, good WE. Any shot for DC? Looking for good lit. Backup is NY.

I think it makes a pretty big difference which of those four schools you're at. Still, the answer will be some variation of "you're in the running for the less selective firms but it's far from guaranteed, and you better hustle."

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Re: The Official OCI Megathread: Drama Welcome!

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 23, 2015 8:11 pm

Above DC poster. I go to Penn. LR doesn't help out? I thought that's the position I was in before LR.

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Re: The Official OCI Megathread: Drama Welcome!

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 23, 2015 8:22 pm

Hm. I didn't think anyone at P heard about journals

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Re: The Official OCI Megathread: Drama Welcome!

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 24, 2015 10:33 am

If your callback invitation says something like "four interviews from 10:00 - 12:00," does that mean you're having lunch at noon, or no lunch, generally? Same question with afternoon CBs that end at 4:30.

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Re: The Official OCI Megathread: Drama Welcome!

Postby BigZuck » Fri Jul 24, 2015 11:11 am

Anonymous User wrote:If your callback invitation says something like "four interviews from 10:00 - 12:00," does that mean you're having lunch at noon, or no lunch, generally? Same question with afternoon CBs that end at 4:30.

I've had both lunch and no lunch with that kind of schedule. The CBs where I had lunch they told me I would be having lunch beforehand.

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Re: The Official OCI Megathread: Drama Welcome!

Postby trebekismyhero » Fri Jul 24, 2015 11:35 am

BigZuck wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:If your callback invitation says something like "four interviews from 10:00 - 12:00," does that mean you're having lunch at noon, or no lunch, generally? Same question with afternoon CBs that end at 4:30.

I've had both lunch and no lunch with that kind of schedule. The CBs where I had lunch they told me I would be having lunch beforehand.


Generally I had lunch with morning CBs and no meal for afternoon ones. But as Zuck said they always said in the schedule if there was lunch

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Re: The Official OCI Megathread: Drama Welcome!

Postby First Offense » Fri Jul 24, 2015 11:46 am

trebekismyhero wrote:
BigZuck wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:If your callback invitation says something like "four interviews from 10:00 - 12:00," does that mean you're having lunch at noon, or no lunch, generally? Same question with afternoon CBs that end at 4:30.

I've had both lunch and no lunch with that kind of schedule. The CBs where I had lunch they told me I would be having lunch beforehand.


Generally I had lunch with morning CBs and no meal for afternoon ones. But as Zuck said they always said in the schedule if there was lunch

Also I know of at least one of large firm that doesn't do lunch for CBs.

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Re: The Official OCI Megathread: Drama Welcome!

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 24, 2015 6:35 pm

How should you feel if you only have 5 big law firms coming to your OCI .... and you know two of them already have full classes in your market?

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Re: The Official OCI Megathread: Drama Welcome!

Postby swampman » Fri Jul 24, 2015 6:39 pm

Anonymous User wrote:How should you feel if you only have 5 big law firms coming to your OCI .... and you know two of them already have full classes in your market?

Relieved that you took TLS advice, aren't relying on OCI, and have already mass-mailed all the firms in your market and every other market. That, or panicked.

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Re: The Official OCI Megathread: Drama Welcome!

Postby Slytherpuff » Mon Jul 27, 2015 2:00 pm

Whose OCI is coming up first? Are you doing rain dances for callbacks yet?

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Re: The Official OCI Megathread: Drama Welcome!

Postby Serett » Mon Jul 27, 2015 2:29 pm

fkt18 wrote:Whose OCI is coming up first? Are you doing rain dances for callbacks yet?


I don't know if it's first, but Duke's begins two weeks from today.

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Re: The Official OCI Megathread: Drama Welcome!

Postby BourneAgain » Mon Jul 27, 2015 2:31 pm

fkt18 wrote:Whose OCI is coming up first? Are you doing rain dances for callbacks yet?


Cornell's AJF starts a week from today

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Re: The Official OCI Megathread: Drama Welcome!

Postby whats an updog » Mon Jul 27, 2015 3:21 pm

Serett wrote:
fkt18 wrote:Whose OCI is coming up first? Are you doing rain dances for callbacks yet?


I don't know if it's first, but Duke's begins two weeks from today.


UVA starts OGI on the 10th

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Re: The Official OCI Megathread: Drama Welcome!

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 28, 2015 11:47 am

I've been having a lot of luck the past couple of days setting up phone calls with alumni at the firms I'm interviewing with - 8 calls scheduled for the next week or so. After a long dry spell of not getting responses from attorneys, I was sure I was out of luck.

In other words, keep hustling! It will pay off!

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Re: The Official OCI Megathread: Drama Welcome!

Postby pancakes3 » Tue Jul 28, 2015 11:50 am

Anonymous User wrote:I've been having a lot of luck the past couple of days setting up phone calls with alumni at the firms I'm interviewing with - 8 calls scheduled for the next week or so. After a long dry spell of not getting responses from attorneys, I was sure I was out of luck.

In other words, keep hustling! It will pay off!


Calls with attorneys at firms that you are already got interviews with?

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Re: The Official OCI Megathread: Drama Welcome!

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 28, 2015 12:11 pm

pancakes3 wrote:Calls with attorneys at firms that you are already got interviews with?

Yeah, places that I already had screeners lined up through OCI. Just looking to learn more about the firm and how it is for my target practice area(s).

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Re: The Official OCI Megathread: Drama Welcome!

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 29, 2015 11:11 pm

I'm still waiting on a grade that could (if good) significantly impact my transcript. Also just the way my transcript is laid out the grade looks really weird to be missing. It's a class very relevant to what I'm bidding on (this isn't what I'm doing but--like it's essentially white collar crime and I'm going into interviews saying I want to do white collar crime). Last year this professor apparently didn't get grades out until after OCI.

what would people do in this situation. I already emailed her Monday to ask if we should expect grades before OCI. OCI is in two weeks but apparently she is going away for all of august.

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Re: The Official OCI Megathread: Drama Welcome!

Postby BigZuck » Thu Jul 30, 2015 1:09 am

I'm not sure I understand the question. What do you mean by "What would people do in this situation?"

Like, what are the options?

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Re: The Official OCI Megathread: Drama Welcome!

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 30, 2015 10:45 pm

How much of a boost is law review? Assuming you're median at one of VPD.
I'm guessing not much.

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Re: The Official OCI Megathread: Drama Welcome!

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 31, 2015 12:05 pm

^also wondering that for Y/S. slightly above median (I think)

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Re: The Official OCI Megathread: Drama Welcome!

Postby SplitMyPants » Fri Jul 31, 2015 1:29 pm

Why do some firms insist on focusing on behavioral questions? I hate that shit. It makes the interview so rigid and stiff.

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Re: The Official OCI Megathread: Drama Welcome!

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 31, 2015 1:55 pm

How many screeners is too many screeners?
I'm at around bottom 1/3 and so far I'm scheduled for 35+ screen interviews and looking to add more. Is this a good or bad idea?
Note: The screeners do not include firms with hard grade cutoffs (e.g. MTO, GDC, S&C).

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Re: The Official OCI Megathread: Drama Welcome!

Postby BigZuck » Fri Jul 31, 2015 2:01 pm

Anonymous User wrote:How many screeners is too many screeners?
I'm at around bottom 1/3 and so far I'm scheduled for 35+ screen interviews and looking to add more. Is this a good or bad idea?
Note: The screeners do not include firms with hard grade cutoffs (e.g. MTO, GDC, S&C).

I had around that many screeners (maybe a little more) and ended up with 4 CBs and 2 offers

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Re: The Official OCI Megathread: Drama Welcome!

Postby wiz » Fri Jul 31, 2015 2:10 pm

Anonymous User wrote:How many screeners is too many screeners?
I'm at around bottom 1/3 and so far I'm scheduled for 35+ screen interviews and looking to add more. Is this a good or bad idea?
Note: The screeners do not include firms with hard grade cutoffs (e.g. MTO, GDC, S&C).

It's a good idea. It's a numbers game, especially if you're bottom 1/3, and the more interviews you get, the better your chances. Don't stop hustling until you have an offer in hand.




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