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Re: OCI callbacks thread

Postby edcrane » Thu Aug 20, 2009 11:00 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Top 10% CCN

16 interviews
13 callbacks
1 rejection
waiting 2 DC firms

Things aren't so bad among the top 1/3rd crowd. most i know have 6+ callbacks. medianish people i nkow have about 3.


That is seriously impressive. Good work. You must be a very good interviewee.

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Re: OCI callbacks thread

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 20, 2009 11:46 pm

Top 1/3 T10, 17 interviews total, have had 13 so far.

Two dings (V25, V75), one callback (V50), ten various Vault and non-Vault firms pending.

It's a real weight off your shoulders when that first callback comes in.

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Re: OCI callbacks thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 21, 2009 8:57 am

rayiner wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:top 5% LR, MVP.

15 interviews, 1 callback. this sucks.


Overreach with your bids?


all my bids were with firms whose median gpa were at least .2 below mine (with the exception of jenner dc and w&c, which had medians of 3.8 and i am at 3.825). i don't know what happened. i'm not a great interviewer but i'm not terrible either, i thought that would be good enough for at least 3 callbacks.

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Re: OCI callbacks thread

Postby r973 » Fri Aug 21, 2009 1:01 pm

How did you find the median GPA of law firms??

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Re: OCI callbacks thread

Postby 06072010 » Fri Aug 21, 2009 1:21 pm

Some schools collect and release median GPA's for firms. They keep a pretty tight lock on this info.

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Re: OCI callbacks thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 21, 2009 3:50 pm

apparently if you aren't top 15-20% at a T-14 you're f-ed...

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Re: OCI callbacks thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 21, 2009 4:14 pm

Top 1/3 MVPB. 23 interviews (20 done), 4 callbacks (V20, V50, V50, BoR), no official dings yet but not invited to GDC's invitation-only dinner, so at least one ding forthcoming.

edit: non-NY/DC markets
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Re: OCI callbacks thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 21, 2009 4:23 pm

Anonymous User wrote:apparently if you aren't top 15-20% at a T-14 you're f-ed...


Well, at least if you weren't at a t14 you knew you were f-ed BEFORE grades came out.

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Re: OCI callbacks thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 21, 2009 6:19 pm

MVPB
Top 20%, no LR
~15 interviews, ~10 done, DC market
0 OCI callbacks, 2 rejections

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Re: OCI callbacks thread

Postby Mark71121 » Fri Aug 21, 2009 6:36 pm

Anonymous User wrote:MVPB
Top 20%, no LR
~15 interviews, ~10 done, DC market
0 OCI callbacks, 2 rejections


this seems worse than usual. are you a bad interviewer or fat/ugly (serious question)? it might also be the fact you're trying for a tough market.

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Re: OCI callbacks thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 21, 2009 6:51 pm

Mark71121 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:MVPB
Top 20%, no LR
~15 interviews, ~10 done, DC market
0 OCI callbacks, 2 rejections


this seems worse than usual. are you a bad interviewer or fat/ugly (serious question)? it might also be the fact you're trying for a tough market.


So far it's been a perfect storm of a number of factors. We'll see how the next week or so goes.

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Re: OCI callbacks thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 21, 2009 7:09 pm

UVA
Top 5% / >3.7, LR and Moot Court
30 OCI interviews
11 callbacks so far (declined 1)
Waiting on 2 that haven't extended callbacks to any UVA students yet and 5 others that said it would take one week to two weeks.
3 rejections
Only DC

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Re: OCI callbacks thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 21, 2009 7:18 pm

i am VERY nervous.
T25, Top 10%, LR, foreign language capability

14 interviews ( only bid on Chi market, but preferencing NY)
1 call back, 1 ding, 1 follow up email asking more questions, and 1 email asking for transcript and writing sample.

i am FREAKING. i am just waiting for all of the dings to come in the mail. FML

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Re: OCI callbacks thread

Postby 06072010 » Fri Aug 21, 2009 8:10 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:apparently if you aren't top 15-20% at a T-14 you're f-ed...


Well, at least if you weren't at a t14 you knew you were f-ed BEFORE grades came out.


Over the line, anonymous user. This is NOT what the anonymous feature is about.

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Re: OCI callbacks thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 21, 2009 8:15 pm

Anonymous User wrote:i am VERY nervous.
T25, Top 10%, LR, foreign language capability

14 interviews ( only bid on Chi market, but preferencing NY)
1 call back, 1 ding, 1 follow up email asking more questions, and 1 email asking for transcript and writing sample.

i am FREAKING. i am just waiting for all of the dings to come in the mail. FML


asking for your transcript? they didn't have that/you didn't give it to them during the interview?

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Re: OCI callbacks thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 21, 2009 8:17 pm

CCN, ~bottom 1/3.

1 callback, too many rejections to count.

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Re: OCI callbacks thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 21, 2009 8:29 pm

Top 3% or so at Northwestern.

I interviewed at 14 firms from Monday, Aug 10 to Wednesday, Aug 19. All the firms were V50 or better in northern California. So far I've gotten 6 callbacks, 1 ding, 1 email saying they're interested but won't be making callback decisions until next week. Two other firms told me during the interview that they wouldn't be making decisions until early September. So that leaves four firms where it's been long enough that I'm guessing there's a sad letter in the mail for me.

All 6 callbacks were a phone call from my interviewer followed by an email from the legal recruiter.

The calls came 1-4 days after being interviewed. The mode was probably 2 days.

I had two interviews that I would describe as "really horrible" that I still got callbacks from. Therefore, based on this overwhelming anecdotal evidence, I'd say grades are still the most important thing, no matter what, in the OCI process.

Hope that helps!

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Re: OCI callbacks thread

Postby Hitachi » Fri Aug 21, 2009 8:38 pm

Are you on law review?

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Re: OCI callbacks thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 21, 2009 8:55 pm

No.

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Re: OCI callbacks thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 21, 2009 9:54 pm

bottom 1/3 CCN

27 Interviews
0 Callbacks
8 dings

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Re: OCI callbacks thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 21, 2009 10:33 pm

Anonymous User wrote:bottom 1/3 CCN

27 Interviews
0 Callbacks
8 dings


pretty much in the same boat as you. do you think you interview well? or did the grades just trump everything?

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Re: OCI callbacks thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 21, 2009 11:03 pm

I believe for most of the interviews, I interviewed fine. It was the grades, although they are far from rock bottom. Also, my previous WE is perfect for something not in demand right now... but was it was in demand when I entered law school!. So w/my resume it was hard to say I was interested in litigation with a straight face. For some of the firms I did try though.

edited for clarity

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Re: OCI callbacks thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 21, 2009 11:47 pm

top 25% at T10
22 interviews
2 callbacks
2 email dings (probably more coming since some firm CBs have gone out that i haven't gotten)
3 post-interview dinner/reception invites

i went to a GDC-invite dinner. i've heard before that dinner invite doesn't translate into a callback, and GDC is one of those firms where this is true. i've heard the dinner is a giant mind game. does anyone know about this? based on some of the conversation starters by the partners, i wouldn't be surprised if it's true. i didn't throw up my food or anything but did let a few bad (like, wtf did i say that?!) statements slip out. i was also exhausted after a long day of interviews...believe me i tried to put on a good face but i looked spaced out == bad impression. did i fuck up?

to an above anony: i know that no GDC-dinner nvite doesn't mean no callback.

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Re: OCI callbacks thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 22, 2009 12:05 am

I went to a GDC dinner as well and didn't get that feeling at all. Everyone was very very fun and it was a great night. That being said, I don't have a callback in hand either, so we'll see if my mind really did get played.

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Re: OCI callbacks thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 22, 2009 12:12 am

Anonymous User wrote:I went to a GDC dinner as well and didn't get that feeling at all. Everyone was very very fun and it was a great night. That being said, I don't have a callback in hand either, so we'll see if my mind really did get played.


please update if you get the CB.




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