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Re: Northwestern OCI 2017

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 18, 2017 5:29 pm

Anonymous User wrote:3.66, lit, Chicago only. Totally unsure what to do with my last 16 bids. Comments also welcome on my top 24:

  1. Jenner & Block LLP (60)
  2. Latham & Watkins LLP (60)
  3. Dentons (11)
  4. Sidley Austin LLP (80)
  5. Mayer Brown LLP (20)
  6. Kirkland & Ellis LLP (80)
  7. Winston & Strawn LLP (60)
  8. Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP (60)
  9. McGuireWoods LLP (20)
  10. McDermott Will & Emery LLP (80)
  11. Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP (20)
  12. Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP (20)
  13. Nixon Peabody LLP (20)
  14. Dykema Gosset PLLC (9)
  15. Barnes & Thornburg LLP (9)
  16. Greenberg Traurig, LLP (20)
  17. Thompson Coburn LLP (20)
  18. Vedder Price Kaufman & Kammholz PC (20)
  19. Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP (17)
  20. Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP (40)
  21. Perkins Coie LLP (20)
  22. Schiff Hardin LLP (40)
  23. K&L Gates (20)
  24. Seyfarth Shaw LLP (20)


Is there a reason no Jones Day on this list?

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Re: Northwestern OCI 2017

Postby urbanist11 » Tue Jul 18, 2017 5:36 pm

with 3.66 only lit, only Chicago maybe you should bid some NYC backups

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Re: Northwestern OCI 2017

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:34 pm

Ok, last try at this. 3.89 GPA, moot court.

1 Sidley Austin LLP (Chi)(80)
2 Mayer Brown LLP (Chi)(60 (20 lit., 40 transact.))
3 Jones Day (Chi)(40)
4 Sullivan & Cromwell LLP (NYC)(40)
5 Kirkland & Ellis LLP (Chi)(80)
6 Latham & Watkins LLP (Chi)(60)
7 Jenner & Block LLP (Chi)(60)
8 Baker Botts LLP (DC)(20)
9 Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP (NYC)(40)
10 Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Affiliates (Chi)(60)
11 Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP (NYC)(60)
12 O'Melveny & Myers LLP (DC)(20)
13 Latham & Watkins LLP (DC)(20)
14 Covington & Burling LLP (DC)(20)
15 Jenner & Block LLP (NYC)(20)
16 Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP (DC)(20)
17 Sidley Austin LLP (DC)(20)
18 WilmerHale (DC)(20)
19 Jones Day (DC)(20)
20 Hogan Lovells US LLP (DC)(20)
21 Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP (Chi)(17)
22 Williams & Connolly LLP (DC)(20)
23 Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP (NYC)(40)
24 Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP (NYC)(40)
25 Paul Hastings LLP (NYC)(20)
26 Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP (NYC)(20)
27 Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg LLP (Chi)(40)
28 Baker McKenzie (Chi)(20)

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Re: Northwestern OCI 2017

Postby Mullens » Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:43 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Ok, last try at this. 3.89 GPA, moot court.

1 Sidley Austin LLP (Chi)(80)
2 Mayer Brown LLP (Chi)(60 (20 lit., 40 transact.))
3 Jones Day (Chi)(40)
4 Sullivan & Cromwell LLP (NYC)(40)
5 Kirkland & Ellis LLP (Chi)(80)
6 Latham & Watkins LLP (Chi)(60)
7 Jenner & Block LLP (Chi)(60)
8 Baker Botts LLP (DC)(20)
9 Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP (NYC)(40)
10 Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Affiliates (Chi)(60)
11 Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP (NYC)(60)
12 O'Melveny & Myers LLP (DC)(20)
13 Latham & Watkins LLP (DC)(20)
14 Covington & Burling LLP (DC)(20)
15 Jenner & Block LLP (NYC)(20)
16 Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP (DC)(20)
17 Sidley Austin LLP (DC)(20)
18 WilmerHale (DC)(20)
19 Jones Day (DC)(20)
20 Hogan Lovells US LLP (DC)(20)
21 Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP (Chi)(17)
22 Williams & Connolly LLP (DC)(20)
23 Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP (NYC)(40)
24 Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP (NYC)(40)
25 Paul Hastings LLP (NYC)(20)
26 Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP (NYC)(20)
27 Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg LLP (Chi)(40)
28 Baker McKenzie (Chi)(20)


You'll get a decent number of interviews with this bidlist but I don't understand why you're bidding S&C so high and Davis Polk so low. You won't get a screener at Davis Polk and S&C could be a lot lower. I would swap it with Skadden Chi at 10 since Skadden could conceivably go before then.

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Re: Northwestern OCI 2017

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 18, 2017 11:20 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Ok, last try at this. 3.89 GPA, moot court.

1 Sidley Austin LLP (Chi)(80)
2 Mayer Brown LLP (Chi)(60 (20 lit., 40 transact.))
3 Jones Day (Chi)(40)
4 Sullivan & Cromwell LLP (NYC)(40)
5 Kirkland & Ellis LLP (Chi)(80)
6 Latham & Watkins LLP (Chi)(60)
7 Jenner & Block LLP (Chi)(60)
8 Baker Botts LLP (DC)(20)
9 Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP (NYC)(40)
10 Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Affiliates (Chi)(60)
11 Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP (NYC)(60)
12 O'Melveny & Myers LLP (DC)(20)
13 Latham & Watkins LLP (DC)(20)
14 Covington & Burling LLP (DC)(20)
15 Jenner & Block LLP (NYC)(20)
16 Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP (DC)(20)
17 Sidley Austin LLP (DC)(20)
18 WilmerHale (DC)(20)
19 Jones Day (DC)(20)
20 Hogan Lovells US LLP (DC)(20)
21 Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP (Chi)(17)
22 Williams & Connolly LLP (DC)(20)
23 Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP (NYC)(40)
24 Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP (NYC)(40)
25 Paul Hastings LLP (NYC)(20)
26 Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP (NYC)(20)
27 Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg LLP (Chi)(40)
28 Baker McKenzie (Chi)(20)


You'll get a decent number of interviews with this bidlist but I don't understand why you're bidding S&C so high and Davis Polk so low. You won't get a screener at Davis Polk and S&C could be a lot lower. I would swap it with Skadden Chi at 10 since Skadden could conceivably go before then.


Thanks for the rapid feedback. Davis Polk is low because they were going pretty early according to my advisor, and I didn't want to use up an early spot on them, so they became a "networking" bid and I'll email my materials afterwards. Your advice re S&C and Skadden being swapped is sound, so I did. Thanks!

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Re: Northwestern OCI 2017

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 19, 2017 10:36 am

Is there any reason why no employers are listed as interviewing on August 4th?

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Re: Northwestern OCI 2017

Postby urbanist11 » Wed Jul 19, 2017 10:41 am

Anonymous User wrote:Is there any reason why no employers are listed as interviewing on August 4th?


Because OCI is Aug 1-3 and 7-10

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Re: Northwestern OCI 2017

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 19, 2017 12:04 pm

I am finalizing my bid list and would appreciate any suggestions. I am interested in corporate work--M&A, finance, IP transactions, healthcare, trusts and estates, restructuring, etc. I am looking forward to my SA to hone into a practice group. So, a SA with a rotating or free market system would be best. I am bidding Chicago, but I will also bid NY since my grades were not stellar. I have a 3.84, secondary journal, and moot court. I am also Native American if that helps any. Thanks in advance for all of your help! I wish I would have found this forum sooner and used it to make my bid list. If a top firm is not listed, I either already had a screener or I have one for the diversity fair. How far down my list do you think I will get screeners? I'm trying to get the most screeners possible in a lot of markets.

1. Baker CHI (20)
2. Foley (20)
3. Cahill (20)
4. Simpson NY (40)
5. Paul Hastings CHI (20)
6. Davis Polk (20)
7. Kirkland CHI (80)
8. Jenner (60)
9. Greenberg (20)
10. Skadden (60)
11. Latham CHI (60)
12. Weil NY (60)
13. Cleary (40)
14. Fried Frank (40)
15. Steptoe (20)
16. Milbank (40)
17. Shearman (40)
18. Baker Botts TX (20)
19. Cravath (40)
20. Willkie (20)
21. Seward (20)
22. Cadwalader (40)
23. Morgan Lewis (20)
24. Perkins (20)
25. White & Case (40)
26. Bracewell (20)
27. Wilson Sonsini (40)
28. Drinker (20)
29. Dechert (20)
30. Winston Houston (20)
31. Proskauer (20)
32. Katten (40)
33. Dentons (11)
34. Schiff (40)
35. WilmerHale (20)
36. Cooley (40)
37. Goodwin (20)
38. Sullivan (40)
39. Nixon (20)
40. Ropes (40)

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Re: Northwestern OCI 2017

Postby urbanist11 » Wed Jul 19, 2017 12:13 pm

A 3.84 is definitely better than "not stellar". You are probably in the top 10% of the class. In terms of the bidlist you are definitely risking not getting Skadden, Latham Chicago. If you are truly leaning Chicago all of the firms at the bottom - Katten, Schiff, Ropes, Proskauer, etc. are wasted. Not sure why those are at the bottom and you'd prefer Baker & Foley but that's a preference thing I guess.

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Re: Northwestern OCI 2017

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 24, 2017 1:21 pm

Interviews are out. What does opt-in mean?

Edit: I read the email, opt in is for waitlist. Alright everyone post what you got for future classes.

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Re: Northwestern OCI 2017

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 24, 2017 1:40 pm

i got everything i wanted, figured i'd miss all the 20 slot firms after 17

also, for future reference, i know someone missed Baker McKenzie at #1, which is nuts.

all chicago unless noted

1. Mayer brown (Litigation) (20)
2. Katten (40)
3. Sidley Austin (80)
4. Jones day (40)
5. Kirkland (80)
6. Skadden (60)
7. Latham
8. Jenner (60)
9. Winston (60)
10. Mcdermott Will & Emory (80)
11. Sull Crom NYC (40)
12. Cleary DC (20)
13. Wilmer Hale DC (20)
14. Barak ferrazano (40)
15. Covington DC (20)
16. Hogan and Lovells DC (20)
17. Williams and Connelly DC (20)
18. DLA (60?)
19. Drinker Biddle (20)
20. K&L Gates (20)
21. Locke Lorde (20)
22. Nixon Peabody (20)
23. Paul Hastings (20)
24. Bryan Cave (20)
25. Ropes and Gray (20)
26. Seyfarth (20)
27. Morgan Lewis (20)
28. Perkins Coie (20)


also, why does law review have 48 people from the 1L class? i thought they only took like 35-36 people.

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Re: Northwestern OCI 2017

Postby 0r0me » Mon Jul 24, 2017 1:46 pm

15 screeners - not bad, not great. Chicago unless otherwise noted. Underestimated how competitive some of the NY firms would be.

  1. Katten
  2. Dentons
  3. DLA Piper
  4. Sidley
  5. Mayer Brown (lit)
  6. Jenner
  7. Kirkland
  8. Winston & Strawn
  9. Jones Day
  10. Skadden
  11. Latham
  12. McGuireWoods
  13. McDermott
  14. Drinker Biddle
  15. Morgan Lewis
  16. Nixon Peabody
  17. Dykema Gosset
  18. Barnes & Thornburg
  19. Greenberg Traurig
  20. Donohue Brown
  21. Cravath (NY)
  22. Davis Polk (NY)
  23. Skadden (NY)
  24. Paul Weiss (NY)
  25. Paul Hastings (NY)
  26. Weil Gotshal (NY)
  27. Jenner (NY)
  28. Thompson Coburn
  29. Vedder PRice
  30. Shook Hardy & Bacon
  31. Perkins Coie
  32. Schiff Hardin
  33. K&L Gates
  34. Reed Smith
  35. Seyfarth Shaw

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Re: Northwestern OCI 2017

Postby Mullens » Mon Jul 24, 2017 2:04 pm

Anonymous User wrote:i got everything i wanted, figured i'd miss all the 20 slot firms after 17

also, for future reference, i know someone missed Baker McKenzie at #1, which is nuts.

all chicago unless noted

1. Mayer brown (Litigation) (20)
2. Katten (40)
3. Sidley Austin (80)
4. Jones day (40)
5. Kirkland (80)
6. Skadden (60)
7. Latham
8. Jenner (60)
9. Winston (60)
10. Mcdermott Will & Emory (80)
11. Sull Crom NYC (40)
12. Cleary DC (20)
13. Wilmer Hale DC (20)
14. Barak ferrazano (40)
15. Covington DC (20)
16. Hogan and Lovells DC (20)
17. Williams and Connelly DC (20)
18. DLA (60?)
19. Drinker Biddle (20)
20. K&L Gates (20)
21. Locke Lorde (20)
22. Nixon Peabody (20)
23. Paul Hastings (20)
24. Bryan Cave (20)
25. Ropes and Gray (20)
26. Seyfarth (20)
27. Morgan Lewis (20)
28. Perkins Coie (20)


also, why does law review have 48 people from the 1L class? i thought they only took like 35-36 people.


The outgoing EIC made a big push to increase the amount of people on law review to speed up the production schedule and spread the work out a little more. It's a good thing because it gives more people the credential and it helps with the push for more diversity on law review. The class that just graduated was the last class that was that small.

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Re: Northwestern OCI 2017

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 24, 2017 2:06 pm

24 screeners. Bid multiple markets because of pre-OCI interviews in preferred market.

1. Proskauer Rose New York
2. Kirkland & Ellis New York
3. Sullivan & Cromwell New York
4. Kirkland & Ellis Chicago
5. Latham & Watkins New York
6. Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom New York
7. Cravath Swaine & Moore New York
8. Paul Hastings New York
9. Morrison & Foerster New York
10. Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson New York
11. Shearman & Sterling New York
12. Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer New York
13. Willkie Farr & Gallagher New York
14. Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy New York
15. Hogan Lovells DC
16. Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg Chicago
17. Goodwin Procter New York
18. Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft New York
19. Perkins Coie San Francisco
20. Goodwin Procter Boston
21. WilmerHale Boston
22. Ropes & Gray Boston
23. Holland & Knight Boston
24. Cooley San Francisco
25. Wilson Sonsini Goodrich Rosati San Francisco
26. Fenwick & West San Francisco

27. O'Melveny & Myers San Francisco
28. Jones Day New York
29. Allen & Overy New York
30. White & Case New York

31. Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer New York
32. Cahill Gordon & Reindel New York
33. Dechert New York
34. Mayer Brown Chicago
35. Greenberg Traurig Chicago
36. Katten Muchin Rosenman Chicago
37. Winston & Strawn Chicago

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Re: Northwestern OCI 2017

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 24, 2017 2:32 pm

(Friends are going to know who I am based on my bid list. Hi.)

Only bid on 20, 15 screeners, I'm pretty content.

1. Paul Hastings LA
2. Proskauer LA
3. Seyfarth Chi (I bid this to high but I didn't care.)
4. MoFo LA
5. Perkins Coie LA
6. Jenner and Block Chi
7. Morgan Lewis Chi
8. Jones Day LA
9. Proskauer Chi (I think I have to drop this. Edit: Dropped this interview.)
10. Vedder Price Chi
11. Winston Strawn Chi
12. Paul Hastings Chi
13. Jones Day Chi
14. Baker Hostetler LA
15. Greenberg Chi
16. O'Melveny CA
17. Baker McKenzie Chi
18. Foley LA
19. Sidley LA
20. Wilson Sonsini LA

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Re: Northwestern OCI 2017

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 24, 2017 3:58 pm

For posterity (all Chi):

1 Jenner
2 Foley
3 Sidley
4 Ropes
5 Kirkland
6 Mayer Brown (lit)
7 Reed
8 Quarles
9 Winston
10 Latham
11 Skadden
12 Schiff
13 McDermott
14 Shook
15 Greenberg
16 Perkins
17 Vedder
18 Thompson
19 Eimer
20 Holland

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Re: Northwestern OCI 2017

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 24, 2017 5:09 pm

For posterity:

(1) Sidley (Chi)
(2) Mayer Bron (lit only) (Chi)
(3) K&E (Chi)
(4) Jones Day (Chi)
(5) Skadden (Chi)
(6) Latham (Chi)
(7) Jenner & Block (Chi)
(8) Baker Botts (DC)
(9) Cravath (NYC)
(10) Sullivan and Cromwell (NYC)
(11) Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP (NYC)
(12) O'Melveny & Myers (DC)
(13) Latham (DC)
(14) Covington (DC)
(15) Cleary (DC)
(16) Sidley (DC)
(17) Wilmerhale (DC)
(18) Jones Day (DC)
(19) Hogan Lovells (DC)
(20) Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP (Chi)
(21) Williams & Connolly (DC)
(22) Cleary (NYC)
(23) Paul Weiss (NYC)
(24) Paul Hastings (NYC)
(25) Davis Polk (NYC)
(26) Barack Ferrazzano (Chi)
(27) Baker & McKenzie (Chi)
(28) Skadden (NYC)
(29) White & Case (NYC)
(30) Winston & Strawn (Chi)

(31) Jenner & Block (NYC)
(32) Allen & Overy (NYC)
(33) Arnold & Porter (NYC)

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Re: Northwestern OCI 2017

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 27, 2017 3:16 pm

I have a pre-OCI offer from a firm's NY office and have a screener with their DC office during OCI. Will the DC office know/find out and would it be an issue? (It's not Latham, as I've read they do have problems with stuff like that.)

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Re: Northwestern OCI 2017

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 31, 2017 3:21 pm

If I didn't get an interview with a firm, should I send them my materials now or wait to see if I can get a day of/ waitlist interview?

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Re: Northwestern OCI 2017

Postby urbanist11 » Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:19 am

Good luck today fellow wildcats!! :D

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Re: Northwestern OCI 2017

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 01, 2017 6:07 pm

How did/do Milbank callbacks come?

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Re: Northwestern OCI 2017

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 01, 2017 6:12 pm

Anonymous User wrote:How did/do Milbank callbacks come?

Recruiter calls you. Got my call ~40 mins after interview. I think they make decisions on the spot and email it off to the recruiter before the next interviewee goes in.

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Re: Northwestern OCI 2017

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 01, 2017 6:25 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:How did/do Milbank callbacks come?

Recruiter calls you. Got my call ~40 mins after interview. I think they make decisions on the spot and email it off to the recruiter before the next interviewee goes in.


not op, but man thats fast. have other people had such quick turn arounds in NY or other markets?

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Re: Northwestern OCI 2017

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 01, 2017 6:32 pm

Any Davis Polk callbacks?

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Re: Northwestern OCI 2017

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 01, 2017 6:39 pm

does anyone else know more about Milbank? If we didn't receive a phone call soon after our interview does that mean no callback?



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