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Re: UChicago OCI 2016

Postby Eldon Tyrell » Sat Aug 20, 2016 2:18 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:So from OCI I have 3 CBs, several rejections and 10 firms that I haven't heard back from either way. Does this mean I'm on some sort of waiting list for all 10 of these firms? Some interviewed the first/second day of OCI.

I also have several offers from pre-OCI interviewing but some of my potential "top choices" are in the pending group. The offers from pre-OCI expire pretty soon (right before/during Labor Day weekend) so just wondering how long I should wait before I reach out to these pending firms and ask for an update - as well as how to go about that.


I would not wait long. Callback schedules are packed; some of mine aren't until the week before Labor Day.


Then I'm even more confused because a NALP firm has to keep an offer open until Octoberish.

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Re: UChicago OCI 2016

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 20, 2016 2:20 pm

There are different rules for pre-OCI offers, I think. Something like 28 days past the start of OCI.

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Re: UChicago OCI 2016

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 20, 2016 2:24 pm

From NALP:

If an employer makes an offer to a law student candidate not previously employed by that employer before the beginning of the law school's on-campus interview program, that offer should not expire until at least 28 days following the first day of the law school's on-campus interview program. Employers should contact the appropriate law school(s) to determine these dates. See Part IV F above.

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Re: UChicago OCI 2016

Postby Eldon Tyrell » Sat Aug 20, 2016 2:26 pm

Then contact recruiting to reaffirm your interest and inform them about your expiring offers. You should give them at least a few days or maybe a week so they can at least consider your candidacy. If you haven't done a callback there yet then try to accelerate your callbacks.

Otherwise you'll either have to accept or risk not getting offered at one of your pending firms.

Or you can ask one of your offered firms to extend your offer.

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Re: UChicago OCI 2016

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 20, 2016 3:28 pm

What's the typical time between CB and offer?

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Re: UChicago OCI 2016

Postby 2014 » Sat Aug 20, 2016 3:38 pm

If you haven't heard from a NY firm in 2 business days or a Chi/Cali/DC firm by the end of the week following your screener you can consider your odds of getting a callback <<<<10%. It's totally possible you are on a waiting list but its unlikely and certainly important to proceed as though you are dinged.

CB to Offer time varies wildly - in NY I'd give it 4-5 business days before getting antsy, in other big markets as much as 2 weeks, and in secondaries they often do all or a large portion of their callbacks before extending offers to anyone so it can take several weeks.

To the person with pre-OCI offers you should choose the one of those you prefer (there's absolutely no reason to keep 3+ offers open for 4 weeks now, you have enough info to whittle those down) and then be up front with the one that you keep open that they are one of very few firms you are considering but you would like until [X] date to allow for you to finish callbacks from OCI firms. They should be willing to accommodate. If you are totally ambivalent between two pre-OCI firms, maybe deliver that message to both in case one is accommodating and one sticks to the 28 days - you can then decline the latter.

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Re: UChicago OCI 2016

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 21, 2016 5:13 pm

To cancel cbs should I email the firm or call them? i want to cancel asap to let them open up their schedule but i wont call them on a sunday

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Re: UChicago OCI 2016

Postby 2014 » Sun Aug 21, 2016 5:24 pm

Email unless it's a CB you got by networking, then the courtesy of a call is probably better. More likely to get the news to them on a Sunday by email anyway, they won't be at their desks.

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Re: UChicago OCI 2016

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 21, 2016 5:27 pm

2014 wrote:Email unless it's a CB you got by networking, then the courtesy of a call is probably better. More likely to get the news to them on a Sunday by email anyway, they won't be at their desks.

Thank you very much

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Re: UChicago OCI 2016

Postby titusandronicus » Sun Aug 21, 2016 5:30 pm

OCS also has instructions on the 2L Summer Job Search Website

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Re: UChicago OCI 2016

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 21, 2016 5:38 pm

titusandronicus wrote:OCS also has instructions on the 2L Summer Job Search Website

just checked their site and, for all future ppl interested, it says to call and leave a voicemail if they don't pick up

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Re: UChicago OCI 2016

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 21, 2016 6:11 pm

Anybody have any idea whether more callbacks will be going out for Sidley, Kirkland, or Jenner (all CHI)?

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Re: UChicago OCI 2016

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 22, 2016 8:12 pm

Jenner & Block ding via email

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Re: UChicago OCI 2016

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 22, 2016 8:24 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Jenner & Block ding via email


I'm sorry to hear that. Was it a post-CB ding? If so, when was your CB?

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Re: UChicago OCI 2016

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 22, 2016 8:44 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Jenner & Block ding via email


I'm sorry to hear that. Was it a post-CB ding? If so, when was your CB?

Post-screener. You still have hope if you did your callback. Thanks for the condolences good friend/best of luck to you and im sure your callback went well!

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Re: UChicago OCI 2016

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 22, 2016 10:53 pm

Latham Chicago ding

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Re: UChicago OCI 2016

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 22, 2016 11:32 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Latham Chicago ding

interviewer initials?

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Re: UChicago OCI 2016

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 23, 2016 12:36 am

Not completely sure, maybe CH? Middle-aged transactional guy, not an alum.

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Re: UChicago OCI 2016

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 23, 2016 12:42 pm

Do you cancel callbacks when you have accepted an offer only or do you also cancel if you have received an offer you would take over the place you still have a callback scheduled for?

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Re: UChicago OCI 2016

Postby Eldon Tyrell » Tue Aug 23, 2016 12:45 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Do you cancel callbacks when you have accepted an offer only or do you also cancel if you have received an offer you would take over the place you still have a callback scheduled for?


Both. Why the hell would you hoard callbacks when you know you won't be going there? You realize other people are affected by your waiting?

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Re: UChicago OCI 2016

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 23, 2016 12:46 pm

Eldon Tyrell wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Do you cancel callbacks when you have accepted an offer only or do you also cancel if you have received an offer you would take over the place you still have a callback scheduled for?


Both. Why the hell would you hoard callbacks when you know you won't be going there? You realize other people are affected by your waiting?

This. If you know you won't take a place, for whatever reason, cancel your CB and hope it goes to someone else from UofC so others can get jobs as well :).

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Re: UChicago OCI 2016

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 23, 2016 1:18 pm

Great, thanks! That's what I was thinking but didn't know if they would want to know where you accepted or anything if you technically hadn't yet

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Re: UChicago OCI 2016

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 23, 2016 1:20 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Great, thanks! That's what I was thinking but didn't know if they would want to know where you accepted or anything if you technically hadn't yet

I just said sorry but I have an offer at another firm and no longer will be seeking a callback with them, then I thanked them for their consideration and we both went on our way. It'll be easy. It's business, they are used to it. Thanks for clearing up CBs for your fellow students!

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Re: UChicago OCI 2016

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 23, 2016 1:23 pm

Not a UChi student but wondering if anybody has any Sidley Chi movement from CBs late last week?

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Re: UChicago OCI 2016

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 23, 2016 1:47 pm

STB CB Monday -> Offer Tuesday



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