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Re: UChicago OCI 2016

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 13, 2016 4:57 pm

Got a Gibson LA Callback on Friday (8/12)

Got a Skadden LA Callback this morning Saturday (8/13)

I told employers that I'm interested in litigation fwiw

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Re: UChicago OCI 2016

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 13, 2016 9:26 pm

Ropes SF call back

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Re: UChicago OCI 2016

Postby Emma. » Sat Aug 13, 2016 9:32 pm

Eldon Tyrell wrote:Writing thank you notes for screeners is insane. You have too many and it's not going to make the difference. I still thinkthey are unnecessary at the callback stage, but there isn't 100% agreement on this point.

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Re: UChicago OCI 2016

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 13, 2016 9:53 pm

Anything from Norton Rose Fulbright?

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Re: UChicago OCI 2016

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 13, 2016 10:59 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Anything from Norton Rose Fulbright?


Screener & invited for dinner, no CB no ding

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Re: UChicago OCI 2016

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 14, 2016 6:56 am

A&O NY CB via email.

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Re: UChicago OCI 2016

Postby skers » Sun Aug 14, 2016 8:44 am

Emma. wrote:
Eldon Tyrell wrote:Writing thank you notes for screeners is insane. You have too many and it's not going to make the difference. I still thinkthey are unnecessary at the callback stage, but there isn't 100% agreement on this point.


The decision on a candidate is usually made before the thank you note even arrives, or often even mailed. I got a thank you note last week from an interviewee a couple hours after I got the email she'd received her offer.

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Re: UChicago OCI 2016

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 14, 2016 1:29 pm

Hey everyone, I'm wondering if I should be worried yet.

I'm primarily targeting LA, I have a 179 GPA, leaning litigation, I've felt that the screeners have all gone well, but I haven't gotten any LA callbacks yet. Besides one ding at Mayer Brown, it's been total radio silence.

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Re: UChicago OCI 2016

Postby Eldon Tyrell » Sun Aug 14, 2016 1:34 pm

No dings is better than dings. Plus you're still in the normal range of callback response time for California firms, especially for your Thursday and Friday interviews. Just keep chugging.

Do you have any feel for how your interviews are going? Have the attorneys responded better or worse to some of your answers? Do you have ties to California? Have you been selling why you want to be there and why the practice areas you're interested in work with that firm?

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Re: UChicago OCI 2016

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 14, 2016 3:00 pm

Ropes & Gray New York CB this afternoon (phone call, then email)
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Re: UChicago OCI 2016

Postby titusandronicus » Sun Aug 14, 2016 3:17 pm

skers wrote:
Emma. wrote:
Eldon Tyrell wrote:Writing thank you notes for screeners is insane. You have too many and it's not going to make the difference. I still thinkthey are unnecessary at the callback stage, but there isn't 100% agreement on this point.


The decision on a candidate is usually made before the thank you note even arrives, or often even mailed. I got a thank you note last week from an interviewee a couple hours after I got the email she'd received her offer.


I think we can agree that a thank you note is unlikely to be the difference between a callback and a ding. Nevertheless, it isn't "only for your own edification." It's just a nice thing to do. Sometimes it's ok to do things that are nice even when you get no tangible benefit from doing so.

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Re: UChicago OCI 2016

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 14, 2016 3:26 pm

Anything from Skadden LA?

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Re: UChicago OCI 2016

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 14, 2016 3:43 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Ropes & Gray CB this afternoon (phone call, then email)

Which office?

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Re: UChicago OCI 2016

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 14, 2016 3:56 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Ropes & Gray CB this afternoon (phone call, then email)

Which office?


New York

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Re: UChicago OCI 2016

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 14, 2016 4:02 pm

anyone heard from Shearman NY?

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Re: UChicago OCI 2016

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 14, 2016 8:42 pm

Still too early to be worried about not hearing back from Chi offices for last week's interviews? I didn't think Chi took this long

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Re: UChicago OCI 2016

Postby WheninLaw » Sun Aug 14, 2016 8:49 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Hey everyone, I'm wondering if I should be worried yet.

I'm primarily targeting LA, I have a 179 GPA, leaning litigation, I've felt that the screeners have all gone well, but I haven't gotten any LA callbacks yet. Besides one ding at Mayer Brown, it's been total radio silence.


I would start to feel some concern, but not panic. Your GPA is good, but not good enough that you'll get on-the-spot CB offers. I think you'll get a few bites soon.

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Re: UChicago OCI 2016

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 14, 2016 10:45 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Ropes & Gray CB this afternoon (phone call, then email)

Which office?


New York


Got a Ropes & Gray CB for Chicago in this same way

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Re: UChicago OCI 2016

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 15, 2016 10:24 am

Skadden Chi. CB this am (SR) initials.

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Re: UChicago OCI 2016

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 15, 2016 10:44 am

Anonymous User wrote:Skadden Chi. CB this am (SR) initials.

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Re: UChicago OCI 2016

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 15, 2016 11:47 am

Skadden Chicago CB +1
Interviewer: FP

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Re: UChicago OCI 2016

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 15, 2016 12:50 pm

Shearman ding via email

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Re: UChicago OCI 2016

Postby daedalus2309 » Mon Aug 15, 2016 1:00 pm

Is taking a CB on a Saturday in any way bad or worse than taking a weekday? I can do a Saturday this weekend or a weekday two weeks from now and I'd rather move quickly than slowly.

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Re: UChicago OCI 2016

Postby Eldon Tyrell » Mon Aug 15, 2016 1:27 pm

100% do Saturday.

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Re: UChicago OCI 2016

Postby daedalus2309 » Mon Aug 15, 2016 1:34 pm

Eldon Tyrell wrote:100% do Saturday.


Thanks for this and for all your help generally on this thread.



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