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Re: University of Texas 2015 OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 04, 2015 5:44 pm

There are AK Houston offers out

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Re: University of Texas 2015 OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 04, 2015 5:44 pm

K&S Houston cb -> offer in 1 week.

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Re: University of Texas 2015 OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 04, 2015 6:12 pm

NRF (Austin) offer today

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Re: University of Texas 2015 OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 04, 2015 6:18 pm

Anonymous User wrote:NRF (Austin) offer today

For what group?

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Re: University of Texas 2015 OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 06, 2015 5:17 pm

How do people seem to be faring this year? I realize it's a little early to tell but did most people seem to get CBs or at least 1 offer from mid-to-big? Asking around it seems that a lot of people I knew had at least a few CBs, but that is a small selection obviously.

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Re: University of Texas 2015 OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 06, 2015 5:22 pm

Top third, 6 CBs with mid to big firms, no offers yet.

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Re: University of Texas 2015 OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 06, 2015 5:24 pm

Top 1/3, 2 biglaw CBs.

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Re: University of Texas 2015 OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 06, 2015 5:37 pm

just above median, 2 Cbs, 1 ding, 1 offer mid-sized firm

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Re: University of Texas 2015 OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 06, 2015 5:39 pm

What exactly does everyone mean when they say mid-size firm or big law/big tex? I don't remember what was considered big law

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Re: University of Texas 2015 OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 06, 2015 5:43 pm

Does anyone know of any offers given out by Holland & Knight Dallas or Gardere Dallas?

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Re: University of Texas 2015 OCI

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Anonymous User wrote:What exactly does everyone mean when they say mid-size firm or big law/big tex? I don't remember what was considered big law


Take Jackson walker, which I would say is big tex, pays market, 350~ attorneys, but only has offices in texas as far as I know, vs. V&E, which I would say is big law, pays market but has offices in several states/other countries. This isn't a hard line and probably some blurriness around edges.

I would say mid-sized firms are probably firms with 75-250 attorneys, usually more than one office, but not anywhere out of state. These aren't necessarily inferior to biglaw as many boutiques can fall into this, might pay anywhere from market (160) to 120 or so, and usually have better chances at partnership. Biglaw/big tex will usually have better exit and lateral opportunities I would assume though.

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Re: University of Texas 2015 OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 06, 2015 6:34 pm

Transfer (top 10%), about 10 CBs, 1 offer

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Re: University of Texas 2015 OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 06, 2015 10:30 pm

Slightly below median. 4 CBs - 2 rejs 1 pending 1 offer

But my situation is little different than most people's so..

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Re: University of Texas 2015 OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 06, 2015 11:05 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Slightly below median. 4 CBs - 2 rejs 1 pending 1 offer

But my situation is little different than most people's so..


How is your situation different?

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Re: University of Texas 2015 OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 06, 2015 11:18 pm

top 10%-ish (I think?). 13 callbacks, did 9, 6 offers, 1 ding, 2 withdrawals, infinite humblebrags

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Re: University of Texas 2015 OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 06, 2015 11:21 pm

Cadwaladar - Houston ding post-cb the other day. 5 other TX biglaw callbacks (non-TX school) and no other responses yet.

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Re: University of Texas 2015 OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 06, 2015 11:22 pm

^^^ Mind sharing where you have offers from?

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Re: University of Texas 2015 OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 06, 2015 11:50 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Slightly below median. 4 CBs - 2 rejs 1 pending 1 offer

But my situation is little different than most people's so..


How is your situation different?


i thought this "anonymous" feature is for people who don't like to expose their true identity.
if i could share w/o being exposed i would have done it already. so

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Re: University of Texas 2015 OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 07, 2015 1:42 am

FWIW, I'm UT '15 and for comparison's sake I'd guess maybe as much as 40% got something out of OCI (mid or big law) and another 30% got SOMETHING decent (as in, private practice or government or clerkship) on their own before graduation. Obviously this is a VERY rough guess based on 1) people I personally know, 2) classmates' Linkedin profiles. I know a bunch of median/below median folks with big law offers (myself included). Contrary to what anyone else says, OCI is just the first inning of the ballgame (at least for a school like UT). Keep your chin up if you haven't landed something yet. I know people who kept hustling and landed awesome mid/big law gigs halfway through 3L or even later.

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Re: University of Texas 2015 OCI

Postby Neff » Mon Sep 07, 2015 1:55 am

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Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Slightly below median. 4 CBs - 2 rejs 1 pending 1 offer

But my situation is little different than most people's so..


How is your situation different?


i thought this "anonymous" feature is for people who don't like to expose their true identity.
if i could share w/o being exposed i would have done it already. so


Various reasons for "overachieving" your GPA at OCI include: 1) URM status, 2) prestigious undergrad, 3) previous legal experience (e.g. paralegal at big firm), 4) valuable undergrad degree (e.g. finance/business from McCombs), 5) law review (write on, obviously), 6) hard IP, 7) language ability, 8 ) exceptionally attractive, 9) moot/mock trial achievements, 10) charm-their-pants-off interviewing skills.

Sorry if this is all entirely obviously, but the point is you are more than your GPA/rank.

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Re: University of Texas 2015 OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 07, 2015 9:04 am

Those with offers: timeline to hear back? Mainly from Dallas, Houston, both?

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Re: University of Texas 2015 OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 07, 2015 11:41 am

Not a UT student, but I either got offers on the spot or within a week for Houston.

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Re: University of Texas 2015 OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 07, 2015 11:43 am

Anonymous User wrote:Does anyone know of any offers given out by Holland & Knight Dallas or Gardere Dallas?


Yep, at least 1 offer from Gardere Dallas.

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Re: University of Texas 2015 OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 07, 2015 3:26 pm

Neff wrote:
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Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Slightly below median. 4 CBs - 2 rejs 1 pending 1 offer

But my situation is little different than most people's so..


How is your situation different?


i thought this "anonymous" feature is for people who don't like to expose their true identity.
if i could share w/o being exposed i would have done it already. so


Various reasons for "overachieving" your GPA at OCI include: 1) URM status, 2) prestigious undergrad, 3) previous legal experience (e.g. paralegal at big firm), 4) valuable undergrad degree (e.g. finance/business from McCombs), 5) law review (write on, obviously), 6) hard IP, 7) language ability, 8 ) exceptionally attractive, 9) moot/mock trial achievements, 10) charm-their-pants-off interviewing skills.

Sorry if this is all entirely obviously, but the point is you are more than your GPA/rank.


TCR. WE ARE MORE THAN OUR GPA/RANK.

keep up the hardwork guys, everything will be fine

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Re: University of Texas 2015 OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 07, 2015 4:07 pm

Neff wrote:
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Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Slightly below median. 4 CBs - 2 rejs 1 pending 1 offer

But my situation is little different than most people's so..


How is your situation different?


i thought this "anonymous" feature is for people who don't like to expose their true identity.
if i could share w/o being exposed i would have done it already. so


Various reasons for "overachieving" your GPA at OCI include: 1) URM status, 2) prestigious undergrad, 3) previous legal experience (e.g. paralegal at big firm), 4) valuable undergrad degree (e.g. finance/business from McCombs), 5) law review (write on, obviously), 6) hard IP, 7) language ability, 8 ) exceptionally attractive, 9) moot/mock trial achievements, 10) charm-their-pants-off interviewing skills.

Sorry if this is all entirely obviously, but the point is you are more than your GPA/rank.


"exceptionally attractive" ha. I could see being unattractive a definite hindrance but does being really really ridiculously good looking actually help overcome grades?




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