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Re: Duke Law OCI 2015 (C/O 2017)

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 27, 2015 2:44 pm

Writing sample Q: I used my case note, because my appellate brief would've gotten me zero interviews, for OTIP, and every firm that requested a writing sample gave me a pre-select spot except a mid-size firm.

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Re: Duke Law OCI 2015 (C/O 2017)

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 27, 2015 6:20 pm

Is there anything to be gleaned from the fluctuation in estimated 2L slots? If a firm you bid on still has remaining slots does that mean you got that firm for sure?

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Re: Duke Law OCI 2015 (C/O 2017)

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 27, 2015 6:41 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Is there anything to be gleaned from the fluctuation in estimated 2L slots? If a firm you bid on still has remaining slots does that mean you got that firm for sure?


literally praying this is the case. i have 9 guaranteed interviews if this is true

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Re: Duke Law OCI 2015 (C/O 2017)

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 27, 2015 6:45 pm

It looks to make sense for some firms, like Williams and Connolly having some extra slots, but Symplicity is also showing Latham with tons of open slots. I can't imagine that being that case, but I guess we'll see.

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Re: Duke Law OCI 2015 (C/O 2017)

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 28, 2015 2:19 pm

No idea what the above posters are talking about re: simplicity. We'll find out soon enough.

None of my friends are on DLJ. Lol. We r all dumb.

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Re: Duke Law OCI 2015 (C/O 2017)

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 28, 2015 2:33 pm

if you look on symplicity right now, many (if not most) of the firms now have zero "estimated 2l slots." that would suggest their schedules have been filled with people who bid the firm. some firms, though, have slots remaining. that would suggest that those firms have not filled their interview list, which - if true - would necessarily mean that everyone that submitted a bid for that firm got an interview slot.

not really sure what dlj has to do with anything.

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Re: Duke Law OCI 2015 (C/O 2017)

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

Anonymous User wrote:if you look on symplicity right now, many (if not most) of the firms now have zero "estimated 2l slots." that would suggest their schedules have been filled with people who bid the firm. some firms, though, have slots remaining. that would suggest that those firms have not filled their interview list, which - if true - would necessarily mean that everyone that submitted a bid for that firm got an interview slot.

not really sure what dlj has to do with anything.


Haha same. God I wish there was a way to match people's anonymous TLS posts w/ their real life identities....

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Re: Duke Law OCI 2015 (C/O 2017)

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 28, 2015 4:07 pm

Anybody get any pre-OCI interviews? I've been networking my little bum off.

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Re: Duke Law OCI 2015 (C/O 2017)

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 28, 2015 4:09 pm

Just jerb fair stuff.

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Re: Duke Law OCI 2015 (C/O 2017)

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 28, 2015 4:11 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Anybody get any pre-OCI interviews? I've been networking my little bum off.


I have one callback set up through mailing my home regional market and will hopefully hear back from others this week.

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Re: Duke Law OCI 2015 (C/O 2017)

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 28, 2015 4:12 pm

One DC callback already. Oh yes oh yes. Give me job!

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Re: Duke Law OCI 2015 (C/O 2017)

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 28, 2015 4:36 pm

ugh im so jealous of everyone with pre-OCI callbacks

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Re: Duke Law OCI 2015 (C/O 2017)

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 28, 2015 4:44 pm

ugh im so jealous of everyone with pre-OCI callbacks


I feel like you have to just make connections and work them. Partners and associates at firms that are in some way connected to you- Duke, undergrad school, etc.- are usually very responsive and more than willing to talk about their experience at the firm and their practice. Sometimes, they ask for your resume; sometimes, they don't.

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Re: Duke Law OCI 2015 (C/O 2017)

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 28, 2015 6:07 pm

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ugh im so jealous of everyone with pre-OCI callbacks


I feel like you have to just make connections and work them. Partners and associates at firms that are in some way connected to you- Duke, undergrad school, etc.- are usually very responsive and more than willing to talk about their experience at the firm and their practice. Sometimes, they ask for your resume; sometimes, they don't.


I've been doing this, but no luck speeding up the interviewing process.

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Re: Duke Law OCI 2015 (C/O 2017)

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 29, 2015 12:43 pm

Got 23 interviews, almost all NYC.....why was it so weird this year?

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Re: Duke Law OCI 2015 (C/O 2017)

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 29, 2015 12:51 pm

18, most of them NYC, myself.

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Re: Duke Law OCI 2015 (C/O 2017)

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 29, 2015 1:12 pm

20, but missed a couple in my top 10

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Re: Duke Law OCI 2015 (C/O 2017)

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 29, 2015 1:15 pm

Anonymous User wrote:why was it so weird this year?

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Re: Duke Law OCI 2015 (C/O 2017)

Postby J9ofDiamonds » Wed Jul 29, 2015 2:19 pm

Anonymous User wrote:ugh im so jealous of everyone with pre-OCI callbacks


Don't sweat it. This thread made me nervous last year when I saw what seemed to be everyone getting pre-oci callbacks while I had none, but most of the class is not getting callbacks yet.

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Re: Duke Law OCI 2015 (C/O 2017)

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 29, 2015 4:27 pm

18, most of them NYC, myself.


what does this mean?

I got 12 of my top 15. I'm below median for most, but.....LETS DO IT LIVE

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Re: Duke Law OCI 2015 (C/O 2017)

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 29, 2015 4:31 pm

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18, most of them NYC, myself.


what does this mean?

I got 12 of my top 15. I'm below median for most, but.....LETS DO IT LIVE


18 screeners, most for NYC offices.

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Re: Duke Law OCI 2015 (C/O 2017)

Postby PrideandGlory1776 » Wed Jul 29, 2015 4:51 pm

23 screeners dropped one because it was back-to-back with my #1 choice, so down to 22.

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Re: Duke Law OCI 2015 (C/O 2017)

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 29, 2015 5:10 pm

23 screeners dropped one because it was back-to-back with my #1 choice, so down to 22.


Which one.....?

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Re: Duke Law OCI 2015 (C/O 2017)

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 29, 2015 5:40 pm

PrideandGlory1776 wrote:23 screeners dropped one because it was back-to-back with my #1 choice, so down to 22.


You don't need to (and shouldn't) drop back to back interviews. There's apparently a protocol for consecutive interviews that everyone's aware of. I have 3 interviews in a row, which blows, but I'm trying to get all the screeners I can

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Re: Duke Law OCI 2015 (C/O 2017)

Postby J9ofDiamonds » Wed Jul 29, 2015 10:38 pm

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PrideandGlory1776 wrote:23 screeners dropped one because it was back-to-back with my #1 choice, so down to 22.


You don't need to (and shouldn't) drop back to back interviews. There's apparently a protocol for consecutive interviews that everyone's aware of. I have 3 interviews in a row, which blows, but I'm trying to get all the screeners I can


Yup, Don't drop back to backs




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