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Re: 2018 Pre-OCI Interviews

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:08 pm

LBJ's Hair wrote:1. CCN
2. Top 3-5%
3. Paul, Weiss. Applied like Thurs/Fri last week, just contacted for "callback." But never did screener, looks like it's just one round at their NY offices.


What email did you use to apply to PW?

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Re: 2018 Pre-OCI Interviews

Postby LBJ's Hair » Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:18 pm

the one for NY under "legal recruitment contacts" - dunno if we can post links and email addresses on TLS boards but if you google it, should pop up as the first hit

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Re: 2018 Pre-OCI Interviews

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:24 pm

LBJ's Hair wrote:the one for NY under "legal recruitment contacts" - dunno if we can post links and email addresses on TLS boards but if you google it, should pop up as the first hit


Have you applied anywhere else and been contacted?

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Re: 2018 Pre-OCI Interviews

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:26 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:I have two interviews lined up with V15 firms that I reached out to. One of the responses came the same day that I emailed them


Mind giving school/grade range?

Lower T14, not too sure about grade range but if I had to guess I'd say around Top 20-25%


What city?

NY

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Re: 2018 Pre-OCI Interviews

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Anonymous User wrote:
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BrainsyK wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I have two interviews lined up with V15 firms that I reached out to. One of the responses came the same day that I emailed them


Mind giving school/grade range?

Lower T14, not too sure about grade range but if I had to guess I'd say around Top 20-25%


What city?

NY


I had heard from a lot of people that New York hadn't done much pre-OCI. Guess that's wrong.

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Re: 2018 Pre-OCI Interviews

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:42 pm

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LBJ's Hair wrote:the one for NY under "legal recruitment contacts" - dunno if we can post links and email addresses on TLS boards but if you google it, should pop up as the first hit


Have you applied anywhere else and been contacted?


Applied to SullCrom, Simpson, Cleary, Skadden, Cravath, all mid/late last week. Nothing yet, but know people who do have interviews scheduled at those firms via personal contacts (paralegal-ing) or interviewing unsuccessfully for 1L SA (if they like you they'll ask you to interview pre-EIP for 2L SA). And FWIW Cravath blasted people who went to this infosession like a week or two ago to send in applications.

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Re: 2018 Pre-OCI Interviews

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:55 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
BrainsyK wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I have two interviews lined up with V15 firms that I reached out to. One of the responses came the same day that I emailed them


Mind giving school/grade range?

Lower T14, not too sure about grade range but if I had to guess I'd say around Top 20-25%


What city?

NY


I had heard from a lot of people that New York hadn't done much pre-OCI. Guess that's wrong.

I've reached out to a fair amount of other firms and haven't gotten much. They usually just say to let them know if I don't happen to get an interview through the lottery process

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Re: 2018 Pre-OCI Interviews

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:06 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
BrainsyK wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I have two interviews lined up with V15 firms that I reached out to. One of the responses came the same day that I emailed them


Mind giving school/grade range?

Lower T14, not too sure about grade range but if I had to guess I'd say around Top 20-25%


What city?

NY


I had heard from a lot of people that New York hadn't done much pre-OCI. Guess that's wrong.

I've reached out to a fair amount of other firms and haven't gotten much. They usually just say to let them know if I don't happen to get an interview through the lottery process

yeah I think pre-OCI is way overblown on TLS. sure, there are no downsides to trying, but I think the majority of it is with top Vault firms and with people with top grades.

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Re: 2018 Pre-OCI Interviews

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:06 pm

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LBJ's Hair wrote:the one for NY under "legal recruitment contacts" - dunno if we can post links and email addresses on TLS boards but if you google it, should pop up as the first hit


Have you applied anywhere else and been contacted?


Applied to SullCrom, Simpson, Cleary, Skadden, Cravath, all mid/late last week. Nothing yet, but know people who do have interviews scheduled at those firms via personal contacts (paralegal-ing) or interviewing unsuccessfully for 1L SA (if they like you they'll ask you to interview pre-EIP for 2L SA). And FWIW Cravath blasted people who went to this infosession like a week or two ago to send in applications.


Thanks!

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Re: 2018 Pre-OCI Interviews

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:10 am

Does anyone know if it’s worth bidding a firm that’s invited you for an early interview? If you don’t get an early offer would OCI be a legitimate second chance or will they just ding you?

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Re: 2018 Pre-OCI Interviews

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:21 am

Anonymous User wrote:Does anyone know if it’s worth bidding a firm that’s invited you for an early interview? If you don’t get an early offer would OCI be a legitimate second chance or will they just ding you?

I am also going through this process, so by no means an expert, but I have a hard time imaging a firm hiring you after they decided not to hire you after you already did a callback.

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Re: 2018 Pre-OCI Interviews

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Anonymous User wrote:Does anyone know if it’s worth bidding a firm that’s invited you for an early interview? If you don’t get an early offer would OCI be a legitimate second chance or will they just ding you?


This would be a complete waste of a bid

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Re: 2018 Pre-OCI Interviews

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:16 am

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Anonymous User wrote:Does anyone know if it’s worth bidding a firm that’s invited you for an early interview? If you don’t get an early offer would OCI be a legitimate second chance or will they just ding you?

I am also going through this process, so by no means an expert, but I have a hard time imaging a firm hiring you after they decided not to hire you after you already did a callback.

That's what I was thinking but I figured I would ask

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Re: 2018 Pre-OCI Interviews

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:33 am

Lower T14, top 15-20%, secured early interviews so far with two V10 firms and one V15 firm, all in NY

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Re: 2018 Pre-OCI Interviews

Postby LBJ's Hair » Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:02 am

Anonymous User wrote:
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Anonymous User wrote:Does anyone know if it’s worth bidding a firm that’s invited you for an early interview? If you don’t get an early offer would OCI be a legitimate second chance or will they just ding you?

I am also going through this process, so by no means an expert, but I have a hard time imaging a firm hiring you after they decided not to hire you after you already did a callback.

That's what I was thinking but I figured I would ask


If you interview and don't get an offer, waste of time to try to re-interview. But if they just never respond to your pre-OCI application, I'd 100% still bid em. Also can take a shot at a different office; like say you interview pre-OCI for Gibson DC and flame out, no reason not to bid Gibson NY.

Also -- heard back from Simpson. Like Paul, Weiss, no screener, just the multi-interview thing at their offices.

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Re: 2018 Pre-OCI Interviews

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LBJ's Hair wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Does anyone know if it’s worth bidding a firm that’s invited you for an early interview? If you don’t get an early offer would OCI be a legitimate second chance or will they just ding you?

I am also going through this process, so by no means an expert, but I have a hard time imaging a firm hiring you after they decided not to hire you after you already did a callback.

That's what I was thinking but I figured I would ask


If you interview and don't get an offer, waste of time to try to re-interview. But if they just never respond to your pre-OCI application, I'd 100% still bid em. Also can take a shot at a different office; like say you interview pre-OCI for Gibson DC and flame out, no reason not to bid Gibson NY.

Also -- heard back from Simpson. Like Paul, Weiss, no screener, just the multi-interview thing at their offices.

Heard back from Simpson too for the same multi-interview format. I only got a generic response from Paul Weiss sadly saying that they'll be at my school's OCI

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Re: 2018 Pre-OCI Interviews

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:07 am

Any DC firm movement?

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Re: 2018 Pre-OCI Interviews

Postby LBJ's Hair » Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:22 am

Anonymous User wrote:
LBJ's Hair wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Does anyone know if it’s worth bidding a firm that’s invited you for an early interview? If you don’t get an early offer would OCI be a legitimate second chance or will they just ding you?

I am also going through this process, so by no means an expert, but I have a hard time imaging a firm hiring you after they decided not to hire you after you already did a callback.

That's what I was thinking but I figured I would ask


If you interview and don't get an offer, waste of time to try to re-interview. But if they just never respond to your pre-OCI application, I'd 100% still bid em. Also can take a shot at a different office; like say you interview pre-OCI for Gibson DC and flame out, no reason not to bid Gibson NY.

Also -- heard back from Simpson. Like Paul, Weiss, no screener, just the multi-interview thing at their offices.

Heard back from Simpson too for the same multi-interview format. I only got a generic response from Paul Weiss sadly saying that they'll be at my school's OCI


Nice, good luck!

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Re: 2018 Pre-OCI Interviews

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:25 am

also a lot of firms have a “one interview policy” so definitely check on that

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Re: 2018 Pre-OCI Interviews

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:54 am

Anonymous User wrote:Lower T14, top 15-20%, secured early interviews so far with two V10 firms and one V15 firm, all in NY


Same stats, similar results so far.

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Re: 2018 Pre-OCI Interviews

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jun 22, 2018 12:15 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Any DC firm movement?


Skadden has started doing screeners but I'm not sure about any other firms.

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Re: 2018 Pre-OCI Interviews

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jun 22, 2018 12:43 pm

LBJ's Hair wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Does anyone know if it’s worth bidding a firm that’s invited you for an early interview? If you don’t get an early offer would OCI be a legitimate second chance or will they just ding you?

I am also going through this process, so by no means an expert, but I have a hard time imaging a firm hiring you after they decided not to hire you after you already did a callback.

That's what I was thinking but I figured I would ask


If you interview and don't get an offer, waste of time to try to re-interview. But if they just never respond to your pre-OCI application, I'd 100% still bid em. Also can take a shot at a different office; like say you interview pre-OCI for Gibson DC and flame out, no reason not to bid Gibson NY.

Also -- heard back from Simpson. Like Paul, Weiss, no screener, just the multi-interview thing at their offices.



when did you submit the application for Simpson and Paul Weiss?

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Re: 2018 Pre-OCI Interviews

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jun 22, 2018 1:22 pm

I'm top 1/3 at a T50 school. I got callbacks from two V100 firms. This might be too TTT for some of you, but I thought it was pertinent to the topic. As a disclaimer, I have a good contact at one of the firms. Also, my resume is the exclusive talking point of all interviews I have been part of (to the point that I have never been asked nor answered a law school related questions when interviewing for internships/SA). So that helps offset my underwhelming "legal pedigree."

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Re: 2018 Pre-OCI Interviews

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jun 22, 2018 1:56 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I'm top 1/3 at a T50 school. I got callbacks from two V100 firms. This might be too TTT for some of you, but I thought it was pertinent to the topic. As a disclaimer, I have a good contact at one of the firms. Also, my resume is the exclusive talking point of all interviews I have been part of (to the point that I have never been asked nor answered a law school related questions when interviewing for internships/SA). So that helps offset my underwhelming "legal pedigree."

Your input is definitely still great here. Also, most interviews are like that aside from asking how you like law school and what your favorite class is

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Re: 2018 Pre-OCI Interviews

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:02 pm

Anonymous User wrote:This might be too TTT for some of you, but I thought it was pertinent to the topic.


you're getting the same interviews and same paycheck as everyone else. This just comes off weird. Congrats on the interviews! and you're providing some helpful info here: know your resume backwards and forwards.



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