2015 University of Virginia OGI Thread

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Which market(s) are you bidding?

DC
25
30%
NY
17
20%
SF/LA/Other West
10
12%
ATL
2
2%
TX
7
8%
CHI/Other Midwest
2
2%
BOS/Other Northeast
4
5%
Other South
4
5%
Other Mid Atlantic
5
6%
Anywhere that will take me bro
8
10%
 
Total votes: 84

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Re: 2015 University of Virginia OGI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 26, 2015 7:39 am

anyone know if HP does late callbacks or if they've already gone out?

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Re: 2015 University of Virginia OGI Thread

Postby wahoowaa2017 » Wed Aug 26, 2015 3:32 pm

Anonymous User wrote:anyone for locke lord houston?


I haven't heard from their Dallas office, if that provides any point of reference

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Re: 2015 University of Virginia OGI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 28, 2015 7:21 am

Callbacks I've heard of: Sidley Austin, Alston Bird, Haynes & Boone (all TX)

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Re: 2015 University of Virginia OGI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 28, 2015 4:31 pm

are second round of cbs a thing? or all the fitms that havent gotten back to me are going to be dings?

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Re: 2015 University of Virginia OGI Thread

Postby wahoowaa2017 » Fri Aug 28, 2015 4:40 pm

Anonymous User wrote:are second round of cbs a thing? or all the fitms that havent gotten back to me are going to be dings?


+1

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Re: 2015 University of Virginia OGI Thread

Postby 5ky » Fri Aug 28, 2015 7:31 pm

they are a thing but the odds are not great. i was all NY back in the day, and if i didnt hear within 48 hours i never got a callback. i know of some who did but it wasn't super common. in secondary/tertiary markets, it might be a little more likely, not sure.

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Re: 2015 University of Virginia OGI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 28, 2015 8:02 pm

alternative question, what's the longest between a screener and a cb in secondary markets? 3 of my cbs have been 8-9 days after the screener.

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Re: 2015 University of Virginia OGI Thread

Postby sprezz » Sun Aug 30, 2015 1:44 am

the secondary market i targeted doesn't (well, didn't) interview at UVA's OGI, but at schools they do screen at i've heard of 2 weeks or more between screener and CB. i just went into my gmail account to check some dates and i had a phone screener with one firm on 8/28 and they didn't say a damn thing about a callback before 9/9, when i bugged them into giving me one. one of the firms i didn't screen with but got a CB from also didn't say a damn thing until 9/9. who knows how long either firm would have waited - the only reason the ball moved on 9/9 is because i called them both when a different firm booked me for a callback in the market and they squeezed me in.

(by the way, part of the delay might just be that you're not dealing with quite so well oiled machines at some firms in secondaries. the recruiter of the original firm that booked me for the CB that led me to make those calls cancelled that CB after i had booked that flight but before the other two firms got back to me, although the recruiter "wanted to reschedule it whenever i could fly out again soon - we just can't interview on that day". that was not one of the top 20,000 hours i spent as a law student. the other firms there largely had their shit together, though, by all appearances.)

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Re: 2015 University of Virginia OGI Thread

Postby thundercat90 » Mon Aug 31, 2015 9:34 am

Anonymous User wrote:has anyone heard from drinker biddle dc?


I had a CB last week - haven't heard anything yet, hbu

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Re: 2015 University of Virginia OGI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 01, 2015 1:02 pm

I feel pretty misled with the no news is good news refrain. because yeah, no news is good news up until a point, but after awhile all it means is no news is you haven't gotten the rejection yet, but it is increasingly likely as time goes on. I don't think that was made explicit.

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Re: 2015 University of Virginia OGI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 01, 2015 1:06 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I feel pretty misled with the no news is good news refrain. because yeah, no news is good news up until a point, but after awhile all it means is no news is you haven't gotten the rejection yet, but it is increasingly likely as time goes on. I don't think that was made explicit.


I mean, if knowing that no news probably means a ding is coming, would that really have changed your strategy?

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Re: 2015 University of Virginia OGI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 02, 2015 6:01 pm

This is awfully quiet

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Re: 2015 University of Virginia OGI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 02, 2015 6:07 pm

yeah there has not been much action ITT. id love to know how everyone feels about OGIs as we close in towards the end of it...

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Re: 2015 University of Virginia OGI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 02, 2015 7:38 pm

Anonymous User wrote:yeah there has not been much action ITT. id love to know how everyone feels about OGIs as we close in towards the end of it...


Tough time for major markets when you're in the bottom 20%, especially when the rest is all pretty average too. A lot of luck involved as the firms where you aren't below the grade cutoff usually have tiny SA classes.

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Re: 2015 University of Virginia OGI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 02, 2015 8:07 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:yeah there has not been much action ITT. id love to know how everyone feels about OGIs as we close in towards the end of it...


Tough time for major markets when you're in the bottom 20%, especially when the rest is all pretty average too. A lot of luck involved as the firms where you aren't below the grade cutoff usually have tiny SA classes.


Can't really tell--are you speaking about yourself or just what is the likely general outcome for students?

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Re: 2015 University of Virginia OGI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 02, 2015 9:15 pm

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Re: 2015 University of Virginia OGI Thread

Postby thundercat90 » Wed Sep 02, 2015 9:18 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Whelp... Above 3.5 GPA, In-house summer position, and otherwise pretty normal person trying to get to DC..

1 DC call back, 1 NOVA callback, 1 Richmond callback, and 1 DE callback...

Its not all that sunny for those above median either.


Which DC?

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Re: 2015 University of Virginia OGI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 02, 2015 10:05 pm

holy hell DC is brutal...

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Re: 2015 University of Virginia OGI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 02, 2015 11:21 pm

yep. 3.5 here, about to strike out on DC. Had 2 CB--both approaching/more than 2 weeks ago... Silence

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Re: 2015 University of Virginia OGI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 02, 2015 11:28 pm

I guess UVA employment is not as strong as you would think.. or at least as strong as they sell their student on.

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Re: 2015 University of Virginia OGI Thread

Postby 5ky » Wed Sep 02, 2015 11:36 pm

DC is a really tough market, it's just really, really competitive.

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Re: 2015 University of Virginia OGI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 03, 2015 12:43 am

Anonymous User wrote:I guess UVA employment is not as strong as you would think.. or at least as strong as they sell their student on.


I think overall, we will see statistics bear out that this year was better than the last, but yes, I know some people who are hurting and there are no guarantees. Anyway, I think the game is far from over, keep hustling.

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Re: 2015 University of Virginia OGI Thread

Postby North » Thu Sep 03, 2015 1:11 am

DC is the most brutal, that's why you've got to diversify.

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Re: 2015 University of Virginia OGI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 03, 2015 6:10 am

DC is not the only place that's rough. 3.36 here struggling with only 4 CBs as well (think East Coast and South). One call to a firm in my home market, though, and was almost offered on the spot (it's a little late in the game, and they have already extended offers).

Point: for anyone struggling, maybe time to hit the home market.

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Re: 2015 University of Virginia OGI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 03, 2015 10:21 am

That moment when DC is your home market




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