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Vandy 2015 OCI (C/O 2017)

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jun 11, 2015 10:49 pm

A place to talk bids, interviews, callbacks, and generally freak out for us class of 2017ers.

I stole this from another thread, but it's a great idea:

I. Anonymous Handles

We all want to maintain some privacy during this process. That said, it is also nice to keep track of who is saying what. I recommend that everyone pick a handle with which to sign her anonymous posts (although you obviously don’t have to) so that we can keep track of one another.


Previous Vandy OCI threads:

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http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... p?t=190778
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... p?t=170238
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... p?t=232969


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Re: Vandy 2015 OCI (C/O 2017)

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jun 11, 2015 10:50 pm

Anyone complete bid lists for Chicago/Dallas/Houston/DC job fairs?

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Re: Vandy 2015 OCI (C/O 2017)

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jun 30, 2015 6:25 pm

DC job fair slots are out.

What about Chicago/Houston?

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Re: Vandy 2015 OCI (C/O 2017)

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 02, 2015 4:35 pm

Does anybody know what the median gpa is at Vandy? I keep seeing very different numbers.

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Re: Vandy 2015 OCI (C/O 2017)

Postby BearLaw » Thu Jul 02, 2015 8:31 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Does anybody know what the median gpa is at Vandy? I keep seeing very different numbers.


Median is somewhere around 3.4 now.

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Re: Vandy 2015 OCI (C/O 2017)

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 07, 2015 9:09 am

Anyone hear anything about journals? Getting a little antsy and want to start sending applications out.

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Re: Vandy 2015 OCI (C/O 2017)

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 08, 2015 2:58 pm

Hearing journal results are out..

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Re: Vandy 2015 OCI (C/O 2017)

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 08, 2015 5:10 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Hearing journal results are out..


Can confirm. I got an email from one of the secondary journals this afternoon.

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Re: Vandy 2015 OCI (C/O 2017)

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 09, 2015 11:15 am

Rising 3L here. 2Ls should feel free to post bidlists for critiquing. Preselects kind of make things weird, but maybe people can help.

Be sure to check out the c/o 2016 recruitment handbook if you haven't already. And the prior years as well. That will tell you which firms consistently take people.

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Re: Vandy 2015 OCI (C/O 2017)

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 09, 2015 9:39 pm

are journal results posted? have they all gone out?

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Re: Vandy 2015 OCI (C/O 2017)

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 09, 2015 11:36 pm

I believe they are all out

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Re: Vandy 2015 OCI (C/O 2017)

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 10, 2015 10:29 am

Email just went out that journal results are posted.

Now to work on that bid list

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Re: Vandy 2015 OCI (C/O 2017)

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 13, 2015 3:49 pm

If we want Biglaw is bidding on NYC a must?

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Re: Vandy 2015 OCI (C/O 2017)

Postby arklaw13 » Mon Jul 13, 2015 5:01 pm

Anonymous User wrote:If we want Biglaw is bidding on NYC a must?


Yes, but this is the case anywhere. Even if your grades are great, you should still throw in a bid at least to Skadden and Milbank, since they each offered a ton of people last year. But really you should bid as many NYC firms as you can.

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Re: Vandy 2015 OCI (C/O 2017)

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 13, 2015 6:36 pm

I have no idea what I'm doing with this bid list

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Re: Vandy 2015 OCI (C/O 2017)

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 13, 2015 7:23 pm

GPA: 3.550, URM.

I'm putting down top 10, will adjust as I complete my list. Any and all feedback would be greatly appreciated.

1. Skadden (NY)
2. Milbank (NY)
3. Latham (NY)
4. Alston Bird (NY)
5. Allen Overy (NY)
6. Simpson Thacher (NY)
7. Baker & McKenzie (Chicago)
8. Locke Lord (Dallas)
9. Baker Botts (NY)
10. Hogan Lovells (NY)

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Re: Vandy 2015 OCI (C/O 2017)

Postby arklaw13 » Mon Jul 13, 2015 8:19 pm

Anonymous User wrote:1. Skadden (NY)
2. Milbank (NY)
3. Latham (NY)
4. Alston Bird (NY)
5. Allen Overy (NY)
6. Simpson Thacher (NY)
7. Baker & McKenzie (Chicago)
8. Locke Lord (Dallas)
9. Baker Botts (NY)
10. Hogan Lovells (NY)


It would be helpful if everyone who posts a bidlist could put how many slots each firm has this year. 3Ls don't have access to this year's OCI page. You might also note if the slot is a multi-office one or just that city.

I would move A&O down and Hogan up just on the basis that we have someone going to Hogan NYC and no one at A&O. If the Latham slot is just NYC, I might move it down a bit. If multi-office, it's fine. I would move Simpson up a bit. I would think they would be more popular because they reliably take people. Probably at least 4 if they only have 19 slots.

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Re: Vandy 2015 OCI (C/O 2017)

Postby arklaw13 » Mon Jul 13, 2015 8:28 pm

Also regarding bidding generally, a lot of it is guesswork since CSO doesn't give out much data. But remember that if a firm has 19 slots, 9 or 10 of those will be pre-selects. This means that only 9 or 10 people will get a lottery spot with one of these firms. Bid accordingly.

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Re: Vandy 2015 OCI (C/O 2017)

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 13, 2015 8:52 pm

arklaw13 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:1. Skadden (NY) - 19
2. Milbank (NY) - 38
3. Latham (NY) - 28
4. Alston Bird (NY) - 38
5. Simpson Thacher (NY) - 19
6. Allen Overy (NY) - 19
7. Hogan Lovells (DC) - 19
8. Baker & McKenzie (Chicago) - 19
9. Locke Lord (Dallas) - 19
10. Baker Botts (NY) - 19


It would be helpful if everyone who posts a bidlist could put how many slots each firm has this year. 3Ls don't have access to this year's OCI page. You might also note if the slot is a multi-office one or just that city.

I would move A&O down and Hogan up just on the basis that we have someone going to Hogan NYC and no one at A&O. If the Latham slot is just NYC, I might move it down a bit. If multi-office, it's fine. I would move Simpson up a bit. I would think they would be more popular because they reliably take people. Probably at least 4 if they only have 19 slots.


Thanks so much for the help! I've edited my list with the slots for each. Trying to figure out the other half of my bidlist. Would it be correct to assume that Nashville firms should be bid 1-10 or not at all?
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Re: Vandy 2015 OCI (C/O 2017)

Postby GreenJay » Mon Jul 13, 2015 8:53 pm

arklaw13 wrote:Also regarding bidding generally, a lot of it is guesswork since CSO doesn't give out much data. But remember that if a firm has 19 slots, 9 or 10 of those will be pre-selects. This means that only 9 or 10 people will get a lottery spot with one of these firms. Bid accordingly.


Really don't understand why CSO does this when we hear about so many other schools, e.g. Cornell, giving very in depth data of cutoffs/offer GPAs.

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Re: Vandy 2015 OCI (C/O 2017)

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 13, 2015 9:33 pm

Anonymous User wrote:GPA: 3.550, URM.

I'm putting down top 10, will adjust as I complete my list. Any and all feedback would be greatly appreciated.

1. Skadden (NY)
2. Milbank (NY)
3. Latham (NY)
4. Alston Bird (NY)
5. Allen Overy (NY)
6. Simpson Thacher (NY)
7. Baker & McKenzie (Chicago)
8. Locke Lord (Dallas)
9. Baker Botts (NY)
10. Hogan Lovells (NY)

i'd for sure move milbank down.

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Re: Vandy 2015 OCI (C/O 2017)

Postby arklaw13 » Mon Jul 13, 2015 9:40 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
arklaw13 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:1. Skadden (NY) - 19
2. Milbank (NY) - 38
3. Latham (NY) - 28
4. Alston Bird (NY) - 38
5. Simpson Thacher (NY) - 19
6. Allen Overy (NY) - 19
7. Hogan Lovells (DC) - 19
8. Baker & McKenzie (Chicago) - 19
9. Locke Lord (Dallas) - 19
10. Baker Botts (NY) - 19


It would be helpful if everyone who posts a bidlist could put how many slots each firm has this year. 3Ls don't have access to this year's OCI page. You might also note if the slot is a multi-office one or just that city.

I would move A&O down and Hogan up just on the basis that we have someone going to Hogan NYC and no one at A&O. If the Latham slot is just NYC, I might move it down a bit. If multi-office, it's fine. I would move Simpson up a bit. I would think they would be more popular because they reliably take people. Probably at least 4 if they only have 19 slots.


Thanks so much for the help! I've edited my list with the slots for each. Trying to figure out the other half of my bidlist. Would it be correct to assume that Nashville firms should be bid 1-10 or not at all?


I might agree with above anon about moving Milbank down. My personal order would be: Skadden, Simpson, Hogan, Milbank, AB, AO.

And is Hogan DC or NY? Hogan DC with your GPA is a big stretch, even if you have LR.

And generally yeah Nashville is top 10 or not at all, with the exception of Baker if they still have their usual 57 slots.

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Re: Vandy 2015 OCI (C/O 2017)

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 13, 2015 9:48 pm

3.93 LR want Nashville but don't have ties. Are there any Nashville firms more likely to take people without significant ties?

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Re: Vandy 2015 OCI (C/O 2017)

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 13, 2015 10:03 pm

Anonymous User wrote:3.93 LR want Nashville but don't have ties. Are there any Nashville firms more likely to take people without significant ties?


I had > 4.0/LR and couldn't get Nashville. Don't underestimate how hard it is. Have a very good reason for wanting to stay.

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Re: Vandy 2015 OCI (C/O 2017)

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 13, 2015 10:06 pm

same 3.93 anon here. I know Nashville is super tough, but are there any Nashville firms that like to take people without ties? Do any?




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