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Penn OCI 2018

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:39 pm

Other schools have OCI threads starting up and bidding is open so it seems like a perfect time to have one for the next running of the interviews. Post here about bidding, pre-OCI, callbacks, etc.

Past threads:
2017 viewtopic.php?f=23&t=278322
2016 viewtopic.php?f=23&t=265486
2015 viewtopic.php?f=23&t=248911

Some remaining important dates, via the CP&P page:

Bid List Review: May 30 - June 20
Bidding: 12:00 noon June 12 - 11:59 p.m. July 2
Preliminary Schedules Released: 5:00 p.m. July 10
Open Cancellation Period: 5:00 p.m. July 10 - 5:00 p.m. July 17
Final Schedules Released: 5:00 p.m. July 23
Mandatory Kick-off Meeting: July 31
On-Campus Interviews: August 1 - 7

Good luck to all.

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Re: Penn OCI 2018

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jun 17, 2018 4:41 pm

Anyone doing pre—OCI? Is it only for the top of the class?

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Re: Penn OCI 2018

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:28 am

To that question, not sure, hearing lots of conflicting info.

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Re: Penn OCI 2018

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:33 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Anyone doing pre—OCI? Is it only for the top of the class?


The group most likely to succeed with it are those at the top--but there is almost no reason not to put some effort in anyways. Just spend a couple hours for 2-3 days this week and send out like 50 apps. All it does is increase your options.

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Re: Penn OCI 2018

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jun 20, 2018 4:59 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Anyone doing pre—OCI? Is it only for the top of the class?


Are you referring to Regional OCI? I'm a recent alum, so it's possible things have changed, but I have never heard of an official "pre-OCI" program. Unless you're referring to people that get interviews from mass mailing firms before the OCI season starts.

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Re: Penn OCI 2018

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:29 pm

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Re: Penn OCI 2018

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:38 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I have a 3.33 and wanted v50 litigation in NYC or CA. How screwed am I?


0% screwed. You're probably right around median, and most people end up within the v50/v30 in that range.

FWIW, I am just one data point, but I was sub 3.0 and landed at a v50 in LA (without strong ties). I am certainly not the norm and could've easily missed the biglaw boat, but this just goes to show that at Penn, no one is fully closed off from biglaw, some just have better odds than others and/or more firms to pick from.

With a 3.33, you should do fine. Just do some practice interviews with CPP/COP and make sure you're interviewing well, and you should be all set.
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Re: Penn OCI 2018

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:40 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I have a 3.33 and wanted v50 litigation in NYC or CA. How screwed am I?


Anon above.

For CA, firms look for strong ties. I'd definitely do the Regional OCI program for SF, SV, LA and CC and also mass mail. Probably best to save a lot of OCI bids for NY firms, because they have bigger class sizes, so much easier to get offers there.

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Re: Penn OCI 2018

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:35 am

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Re: Penn OCI 2018

Postby MarkmanPapers » Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:33 pm

OCI screener schedules out today, journals notification email reproduced below:


Dear Rising 2Ls,

On Friday, July 20, 2018 at 6:00 P.M. EST, journals will be contacting you about membership. Students will have until Saturday, July 21, 2018 6:00 P.M. EST to accept the offer.

All journals will send new members an acceptance email. Some journals may also call new members after emails have been sent. Please be sure that you have access to email and/or your phone during this time. You will only get one chance to accept or decline an offer by the deadline.

If you know that you will not have internet access between Friday, July 20, 2018 at 6:00 pm through Saturday, July 21, 2018 at 6:00 pm, you must contact Student Affairs at stuaffairs@law.upenn.edu by July 18, 2018 at 5:00 pm to say that you will not be able to check your email during that time.

Best,
Monica

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Re: Penn OCI 2018

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:32 pm

The Penn thread is so dead compared to the others. How many screeners did y’all get? Are you happy with the amount?

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Re: Penn OCI 2018

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:37 pm

Anonymous User wrote:The Penn thread is so dead compared to the others. How many screeners did y’all get? Are you happy with the amount?


13, not sure whether I should be happy that I got the firms I really wanted or sad that I didn't get a ton of screeners. How many did you get?

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Re: Penn OCI 2018

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:23 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:The Penn thread is so dead compared to the others. How many screeners did y’all get? Are you happy with the amount?


13, not sure whether I should be happy that I got the firms I really wanted or sad that I didn't get a ton of screeners. How many did you get?


I got 22. I'm sure you can pick some up off the waitlist or at the hospitality suites. That's what 2Ls have told me.

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Re: Penn OCI 2018

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:40 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:The Penn thread is so dead compared to the others. How many screeners did y’all get? Are you happy with the amount?


13, not sure whether I should be happy that I got the firms I really wanted or sad that I didn't get a ton of screeners. How many did you get?


I got 22. I'm sure you can pick some up off the waitlist or at the hospitality suites. That's what 2Ls have told me.


I'm at 19 with 14 regionals. I have not started reaching out to anyone from any of these offices so the stress is real.

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Re: Penn OCI 2018

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 20, 2018 6:39 pm

Journal announcements are out



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