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OCI Strikeout Question

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 28, 2017 7:15 pm

2L at a T20, top 25% but no journal/moot court. Struck out at OCI and one interview that didn't result in a callback out of mass mailing. I have a corporate/bankruptcy interest. Thinking about applying for in-house jobs at banks or financial firms. I've seen people reference these jobs in other posts without going into too much detail. Any thoughts/advice? Thanks.

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Re: OCI Strikeout Question

Postby Roy McAvoy » Thu Sep 28, 2017 7:21 pm

Anonymous User wrote:2L at a T20, top 25% but no journal/moot court. Struck out at OCI and one interview that didn't result in a callback out of mass mailing. I have a corporate/bankruptcy interest. Thinking about applying for in-house jobs at banks or financial firms. I've seen people reference these jobs in other posts without going into too much detail. Any thoughts/advice? Thanks.


Yes, you should be applying to these jobs. As well as continuing to mass-mail firms in locations you wouldn't mind living in.

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Re: OCI Strikeout Question

Postby cron1834 » Thu Sep 28, 2017 9:45 pm

A good BK clerkship is an option worth thinking about here, depending on your level of interest in BK.

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Re: OCI Strikeout Question

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 29, 2017 5:13 pm

Was in same boat with same stats. If high BK interest, take BK (assuming you haven't), and do an externship with a BK judge, Duberstein, and then look for a clerkship. As for summer jobs, can also look into BK boutiques. Since you said corporate/BK, I assume you prefer Ch. 11 > consumer work so start there. Might not be SA but summer law clerk. Then, hopefully you can land a clerkship or the market heats up sufficiently 1 year from now and firms start hiring more 3Ls into restructuring.

Edit: I'm in no way advocating 3L OCI/MM but just a small/narrow possibility.

I'm all-in on BK so just purely BK advice.

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Re: OCI Strikeout Question

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 30, 2017 12:59 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Was in same boat with same stats. If high BK interest, take BK (assuming you haven't), and do an externship with a BK judge, Duberstein, and then look for a clerkship. As for summer jobs, can also look into BK boutiques. Since you said corporate/BK, I assume you prefer Ch. 11 > consumer work so start there. Might not be SA but summer law clerk. Then, hopefully you can land a clerkship or the market heats up sufficiently 1 year from now and firms start hiring more 3Ls into restructuring.

Edit: I'm in no way advocating 3L OCI/MM but just a small/narrow possibility.

I'm all-in on BK so just purely BK advice.


I found this advice really helpful. Mind if I shoot you a PM for more info?

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Re: OCI Strikeout Question

Postby njdevils2626 » Sat Sep 30, 2017 2:02 pm

Anonymous User wrote:2L at a T20, top 25% but no journal/moot court. Struck out at OCI and one interview that didn't result in a callback out of mass mailing. I have a corporate/bankruptcy interest. Thinking about applying for in-house jobs at banks or financial firms. I've seen people reference these jobs in other posts without going into too much detail. Any thoughts/advice? Thanks.


I was in exactly your position (except focused very specifically on bankruptcy) a couple years ago and am now a first year corporate restructuring associate. Feel free to PM with any questions

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Re: OCI Strikeout Question

Postby Throwaonetwothree » Sat Sep 30, 2017 2:21 pm

njdevils2626 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:2L at a T20, top 25% but no journal/moot court. Struck out at OCI and one interview that didn't result in a callback out of mass mailing. I have a corporate/bankruptcy interest. Thinking about applying for in-house jobs at banks or financial firms. I've seen people reference these jobs in other posts without going into too much detail. Any thoughts/advice? Thanks.


I was in exactly your position (except focused very specifically on bankruptcy) a couple years ago and am now a first year corporate restructuring associate. Feel free to PM with any questions

How'd you do it? PM me

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Re: OCI Strikeout Question

Postby pandora12 » Mon Oct 02, 2017 10:24 am

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