2015 University of Virginia OGI Thread

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Which market(s) are you bidding?

DC
25
29%
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
9
11%
 
Total votes: 85

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Re: 2015 University of Virginia OGI Thread

Postby McGruff » Wed Jul 22, 2015 10:18 am

Anonymous User wrote:
McGruff wrote:
whats an updog wrote:i don't really know what i would talk or ask about here. maybe once ogi starts rolling around?

Yeah probably on Saturday it'll kick up, I guess I'm just curious if people are doing early CBs and going to receptions and whatnot... I'm ready to stop twiddling my thumbs and look at those preselects :|


I think this is very region specific, because my target market is far from Virginia and firms probably figure it's cheaper to just have me come in while I'm around, but I have 3 callbacks so far. I only did one reception, but I called alumni pretty much every day, following the networking/hustling guide in the stickied thread here. I actually have my first one tomorrow and I'm a bit freaked since I haven't even had a single screener yet. Did a lot of mock interviewing though.


Sweet, sounds like you're killing it! Great job and good luck!

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Re: 2015 University of Virginia OGI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 23, 2015 12:55 pm

So were pre-selects supposed to come out today?

There was this line in an email: "After the supplemental bid deadline, you will not have access until the Interview Acceptance Period opens (July 23)."

But I don't really know what the schedule is.

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Re: 2015 University of Virginia OGI Thread

Postby swampman » Thu Jul 23, 2015 1:09 pm

Anonymous User wrote:So were pre-selects supposed to come out today?

There was this line in an email: "After the supplemental bid deadline, you will not have access until the Interview Acceptance Period opens (July 23)."

But I don't really know what the schedule is.

The handbook says they're released the 25th, with the deadline to accept on the 28th.

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Re: 2015 University of Virginia OGI Thread

Postby cornerstone » Thu Jul 23, 2015 1:14 pm

Anonymous User wrote:So were pre-selects supposed to come out today?

There was this line in an email: "After the supplemental bid deadline, you will not have access until the Interview Acceptance Period opens (July 23)."

But I don't really know what the schedule is.


http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=170603

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Re: 2015 University of Virginia OGI Thread

Postby swampman » Thu Jul 23, 2015 1:26 pm

cornerstone wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:So were pre-selects supposed to come out today?

There was this line in an email: "After the supplemental bid deadline, you will not have access until the Interview Acceptance Period opens (July 23)."

But I don't really know what the schedule is.


http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=170603

Are you referring to this part: "If you see a comment that you believe is misuse or abuse of the anon feature, please report it using the Report button on the lower-right corner of each post ... Do NOT post in the thread itself about whether or not something violates the anon abuse policy; this is considered thread derailment and may get you banned as well."

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Re: 2015 University of Virginia OGI Thread

Postby cornerstone » Thu Jul 23, 2015 1:32 pm

swampman wrote:
cornerstone wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:So were pre-selects supposed to come out today?

There was this line in an email: "After the supplemental bid deadline, you will not have access until the Interview Acceptance Period opens (July 23)."

But I don't really know what the schedule is.


http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=170603

Are you referring to this part: "If you see a comment that you believe is misuse or abuse of the anon feature, please report it using the Report button on the lower-right corner of each post ... Do NOT post in the thread itself about whether or not something violates the anon abuse policy; this is considered thread derailment and may get you banned as well."


Thanks for clarifying - I will try my best to stick to the rules myself as well.

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Re: 2015 University of Virginia OGI Thread

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Thu Jul 23, 2015 1:45 pm

To the person reporting all the anon posts - people are allowed to post here anon even if they're just asking questions because otherwise they out themselves as going to UVA, which they may not want to do.

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Re: 2015 University of Virginia OGI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jul 25, 2015 12:34 am

Preselects are up. Anyone from last year know what kinda conversion rate alternates usually have or are there too many variables to say anything concrete?

edit: From reading last year's thread, it seems like a good amount of alternates will turn into interviews.

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Re: 2015 University of Virginia OGI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jul 25, 2015 1:23 am

So, if I'm an alternate for a firm, and I accept 23 pre-selects:

1) there's no way that alternate will become an interview, but
2) the firm won't know that I didn't try to get off the alternate list, and
3) I can special request them and make them a 24th screener,

is all that right?

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Re: 2015 University of Virginia OGI Thread

Postby First Offense » Sat Jul 25, 2015 7:12 am

Anonymous User wrote:So, if I'm an alternate for a firm, and I accept 23 pre-selects:

1) there's no way that alternate will become an interview, but
2) the firm won't know that I didn't try to get off the alternate list, and
3) I can special request them and make them a 24th screener,

is all that right?

Special requests depend on grades I believe, and if you have 23 pre selects I'm guessing you won't qualify.

Check with CS but I think that is how it goes.

Also PSA: don't freak out if you didn't get pre selected for some of your top choices. First, you know shit all about these firms right now so it's not a big deal. Second, you can still get them through the lottery. I ended up at a firm through the lottery, as do many others.

Good luck.

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Re: 2015 University of Virginia OGI Thread

Postby cornerstone » Sat Jul 25, 2015 7:33 am

Thoughts on a new poll for post-preselects?

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Re: 2015 University of Virginia OGI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jul 25, 2015 8:52 am

got a couple surprises out of my pre-selects, then I realized I somehow did not bid on two firms I really wanted, and to which I have some ties through networking that would have helped. is this something special requests can remedy? or am I SOL?

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Re: 2015 University of Virginia OGI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jul 25, 2015 10:18 am

To give people some context on pre-selects, last year I went: 15 pre selects, 11 alternates, 2 lotto picks, and 12 callbacks. Don't freak about about not getting a bunch of pre-selects if you have a good amount of alternates. Target primarily DC last year

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Re: 2015 University of Virginia OGI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jul 25, 2015 11:21 am

Anonymous User wrote:To give people some context on pre-selects, last year I went: 15 pre selects, 11 alternates, 2 lotto picks, and 12 callbacks. Don't freak about about not getting a bunch of pre-selects if you have a good amount of alternates. Target primarily DC last year


Not sure that's super helpful without knowing what your gpa was. I'm guessing relatively high.

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Re: 2015 University of Virginia OGI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jul 25, 2015 11:30 am

Can we get a poll going with a range of preselects/alts offered?

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Re: 2015 University of Virginia OGI Thread

Postby First Offense » Sat Jul 25, 2015 12:12 pm

Anonymous User wrote:got a couple surprises out of my pre-selects, then I realized I somehow did not bid on two firms I really wanted, and to which I have some ties through networking that would have helped. is this something special requests can remedy? or am I SOL?

Get in touch with your connections. They may be able to go to bat for you.

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Re: 2015 University of Virginia OGI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 28, 2015 2:12 pm

I'm sure this varies significantly, but what is a typical amount of preselects for a person right at the median? I have 15 preselects without alternates right now and I guess I'd like to see how average that is

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Re: 2015 University of Virginia OGI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 28, 2015 2:30 pm

Which cities did you bid?

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Re: 2015 University of Virginia OGI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 28, 2015 2:44 pm

i got five of the preselects from my hometown, one to which i have ties, and then the rest in new york and dc

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Re: 2015 University of Virginia OGI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 01, 2015 4:05 am

Interview schedules are up

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Re: 2015 University of Virginia OGI Thread

Postby swampman » Sat Aug 01, 2015 8:06 am

KDon is a champ. Surprised and incredibly happy with the final results. Based on his email I'm guessing most people are feeling the same

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Re: 2015 University of Virginia OGI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 02, 2015 5:22 pm

so I have a 3.1 but I have 24 interviews (that mysterious 24) but there's a firm that I reallllly liked and didn't get in the lottery. likelihood cs will let me get a special request for them?

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Re: 2015 University of Virginia OGI Thread

Postby codeandcodes » Wed Aug 05, 2015 11:59 am

Hi UVA Law students! I'm a 2012 SLS alum and (uva undergrad!) and just want to send a friendly 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 with your classmates. Help your fellow classmates out and encourage others to share! You can also add interview with your job applications (like on campus interview, callback, etc), so you can share that information as well.

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

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Re: 2015 University of Virginia OGI Thread

Postby cornerstone » Wed Aug 05, 2015 5:19 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Can we get a poll going with a range of preselects/alts offered?


How about number of interviews now that the lottery has finished? KDon seemed pumped about how everything went so this would be a good way to confirm.

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Re: 2015 University of Virginia OGI Thread

Postby sprezz » Thu Aug 06, 2015 1:36 am

i know it's early, but from the tidbits i read here or hear in other ways it sounds like the recalibrated class size just might pay the dividends some of us anticipated. here's hoping that's the case for y'all - good luck! don't do stupid shit!




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