How does Quinn's 3L OCI work?

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How does Quinn's 3L OCI work?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jul 24, 2016 9:19 pm

This is either the 1st or 2nd year (for my school, at least) where Quinn will be coming to OCI to interview 3Ls for FT positions but not 2Ls for SAs.

Unlike some other lit-heavy firms, they don't "require" LR membership, fed clerkships, etc. That said, how competitive will their FT positions be? Are their FT positions basically "reserved" for 2LSAs who did lit elsewhere for a summer but figure that Quinn does it better?

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Re: How does Quinn's 3L OCI work?

Postby gaddockteeg » Mon Jul 25, 2016 9:47 am

They scrapped most of their summer program to save money and are now poaching students at 3L OCI who have done their summer elsewhere. While Quinn won't require Williams and Connolly grades, you'll likely need grades/stats as good as it would have taken to get a 2L summer offer.

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Re: How does Quinn's 3L OCI work?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 25, 2016 9:55 am

Some classmates I've talked to (who did biglaw SAs coming from T-14) are going to give Quinn a look for the $35k signing bonus, so it's more than just thinking Quinn does it better.

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Re: How does Quinn's 3L OCI work?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 25, 2016 10:14 am

gaddockteeg wrote:They scrapped most of their summer program to save money and are now poaching students at 3L OCI who have done their summer elsewhere. While Quinn won't require Williams and Connolly grades, you'll likely need grades/stats as good as it would have taken to get a 2L summer offer.


And what grades would those be, coming out of HYS?

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Re: How does Quinn's 3L OCI work?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 25, 2016 11:44 am

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gaddockteeg wrote:They scrapped most of their summer program to save money and are now poaching students at 3L OCI who have done their summer elsewhere. While Quinn won't require Williams and Connolly grades, you'll likely need grades/stats as good as it would have taken to get a 2L summer offer.


And what grades would those be, coming out of HYS?

I'm at a V10 looking to switch, but I'm only top third-ish at MVB. Longshot?

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Re: How does Quinn's 3L OCI work?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 25, 2016 11:49 am

I know 1Ls who have gotten interviews for Quinn 2L SA through mass mailing... so it doesn't seem they've totally scrapped

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Re: How does Quinn's 3L OCI work?

Postby gaddockteeg » Mon Jul 25, 2016 1:16 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I know 1Ls who have gotten interviews for Quinn 2L SA through mass mailing... so it doesn't seem they've totally scrapped


They haven't. Each office gets 1 SA still. I said most in the above post.

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Re: How does Quinn's 3L OCI work?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 25, 2016 1:17 pm

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gaddockteeg wrote:They scrapped most of their summer program to save money and are now poaching students at 3L OCI who have done their summer elsewhere. While Quinn won't require Williams and Connolly grades, you'll likely need grades/stats as good as it would have taken to get a 2L summer offer.


And what grades would those be, coming out of HYS?

I'm at a V10 looking to switch, but I'm only top third-ish at MVB. Longshot?


I like your odds.

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Re: How does Quinn's 3L OCI work?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jul 30, 2016 10:33 am

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gaddockteeg wrote:They scrapped most of their summer program to save money and are now poaching students at 3L OCI who have done their summer elsewhere. While Quinn won't require Williams and Connolly grades, you'll likely need grades/stats as good as it would have taken to get a 2L summer offer.


And what grades would those be, coming out of HYS?

I'm at a V10 looking to switch, but I'm only top third-ish at MVB. Longshot?


I like your odds.

I don't.

Re: HYS, my impression is that it's easiest from Harvard. I don't know if they cut as much slack for S students for some reason. Also think there's a real preference for CLS/NYU over MVB. Not sure about Penn.

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Re: How does Quinn's 3L OCI work?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 01, 2016 10:39 am

FWIW, I work at Quinn and I went to V. Wasn't close to top third at OCI (may 40% ish). 1 year of WE between College and 1L.

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Re: How does Quinn's 3L OCI work?

Postby 1styearlateral » Mon Aug 01, 2016 10:55 am

Anonymous User wrote:FWIW, I work at Quinn and I went to V. Wasn't close to top third at OCI (may 40% ish). 1 year of WE between College and 1L.


Which office? What's the lateral situation look like?

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Re: How does Quinn's 3L OCI work?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 01, 2016 4:10 pm

1styearlateral wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:FWIW, I work at Quinn and I went to V. Wasn't close to top third at OCI (may 40% ish). 1 year of WE between College and 1L.


Which office? What's the lateral situation look like?


Sorry, I'm going to keep the office anon. People would pretty easily be able to figure out who I was if I told you. I'm a junior associate also, but I think the general sentiment is that lateral hiring is going to be up with our new recruiting model.

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Re: How does Quinn's 3L OCI work?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 02, 2016 4:18 pm

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Re: HYS, my impression is that it's easiest from Harvard. I don't know if they cut as much slack for S students for some reason. Also think there's a real preference for CLS/NYU over MVB. Not sure about Penn.


Why would it be easiest from Harvard, compared to Yale or Stanford?
And how easy is easy? LR + federal clerkship isn't exactly a walk in the park.

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Re: How does Quinn's 3L OCI work?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 02, 2016 5:18 pm

What's Quinn's schedule look like? Anyone interview/CB with them yet?

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Re: How does Quinn's 3L OCI work?

Postby hlsperson1111 » Tue Aug 02, 2016 5:20 pm

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Re: HYS, my impression is that it's easiest from Harvard. I don't know if they cut as much slack for S students for some reason. Also think there's a real preference for CLS/NYU over MVB. Not sure about Penn.


Why would it be easiest from Harvard, compared to Yale or Stanford?
And how easy is easy? LR + federal clerkship isn't exactly a walk in the park.


Because John Quinn, Kathleen Sullivan and a plurality of the attorneys at Quinn went to Harvard.

When I did OCI at Harvard five years ago, the common wisdom was that you needed 4ish H's to get a callback. Not sure if that's changed. I'd be shocked if you needed LR (from any school, honestly) or a federal clerkship. I know a guy who went to Georgetown and had top 5% grades and no LR who got an offer there.

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Re: How does Quinn's 3L OCI work?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 02, 2016 5:25 pm

hlsperson1111 wrote:
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Re: HYS, my impression is that it's easiest from Harvard. I don't know if they cut as much slack for S students for some reason. Also think there's a real preference for CLS/NYU over MVB. Not sure about Penn.


Why would it be easiest from Harvard, compared to Yale or Stanford?
And how easy is easy? LR + federal clerkship isn't exactly a walk in the park.


Because John Quinn, Kathleen Sullivan and a plurality of the attorneys at Quinn went to Harvard.

When I did OCI at Harvard five years ago, the common wisdom was that you needed 4ish H's to get a callback. Not sure if that's changed. I'd be shocked if you needed LR (from any school, honestly) or a federal clerkship. I know a guy who went to Georgetown and had top 5% grades and no LR who got an offer there.


Just do top 5% at a T14, nbd. Isn't 4H's a BFD in terms of grade cutoffs? After WLRK/Susman etc check in at 7+ H's, S&C at 6, GDC at 5, Quinn clocks in at 4? That's more competitive than any of the V10's not already mentioned.

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Re: How does Quinn's 3L OCI work?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 02, 2016 5:38 pm

You probably need to be in the top 40-45% of the class after 1L, yeah. The grade cutoff might actually be 3, but in any event, it's more grade-selective than most firms.

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Re: How does Quinn's 3L OCI work?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 03, 2016 5:03 pm

What's the timeline for Quinn callbacks?

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Re: How does Quinn's 3L OCI work?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 08, 2016 10:44 am

Anonymous User wrote:What's the timeline for Quinn callbacks?

Also curious about this.

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Re: How does Quinn's 3L OCI work?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 08, 2016 9:57 pm

Bumping this...has anyone heard anything?

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Re: How does Quinn's 3L OCI work?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 09, 2016 2:46 pm

Screener interview last week, but radio silence ever since. Is this typical?

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Re: How does Quinn's 3L OCI work?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 09, 2016 2:48 pm

Radio silence here as well. Anyone got callbacks?

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Re: How does Quinn's 3L OCI work?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 09, 2016 3:16 pm

What schools has Quinn been to thus far? Georgetown was yesterday.

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Re: How does Quinn's 3L OCI work?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 10, 2016 10:05 am

Anonymous User wrote:What schools has Quinn been to thus far? Georgetown was yesterday.


They went to Columbia last Friday (or so I heard).

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Re: How does Quinn's 3L OCI work?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 10, 2016 2:29 pm

They were at Berkeley last Tuesday.



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