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Re: OCI callbacks thread

Postby ubik23 » Sun Aug 16, 2009 11:41 am

Do you go to CLS? I've had 10 interviews and only one callback. I'm freaking out. What firms did you hear from?

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Re: OCI callbacks thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 16, 2009 11:47 am

ubik23 wrote:Do you go to CLS? I've had 10 interviews and only one callback. I'm freaking out. What firms did you hear from?

CLS people never ever refer to their school as "T14". It's almost always "T5" actually...

What are your #'s if you don't mind me asking?

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Re: OCI callbacks thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 16, 2009 1:19 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
ubik23 wrote:Do you go to CLS? I've had 10 interviews and only one callback. I'm freaking out. What firms did you hear from?

CLS people never ever refer to their school as "T14". It's almost always "T5" actually...

What are your #'s if you don't mind me asking?


(This is the Anonymous User with 3.9/LR btw)

It's not Columbia.
Two of the three firms I've heard from are smaller firms with offices in this city only. The third is a bigger firm, but has HQ here. The three firms I haven't heard from are national firms with multiple offices; all three said they'd start making calls at the end of the month. So if you're worried about the bigger firms, it's not time to panic just yet.

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Re: OCI callbacks thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 16, 2009 3:23 pm

ubik23 wrote:Do you go to CLS? I've had 10 interviews and only one callback. I'm freaking out. What firms did you hear from?


ubik23, what is your rank at CLS?

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Re: OCI callbacks thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 16, 2009 3:28 pm

ubik23 wrote:Do you go to CLS? I've had 10 interviews and only one callback. I'm freaking out. What firms did you hear from?


Not the poster you were addressing, but wanted to comment on this. Unfortunately, your experience is, I think, going to be a repeating story this fall. A TON of top students from Emory are having lots of interviews and 0-1 callbacks.

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Re: OCI callbacks thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 16, 2009 3:36 pm

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ubik23 wrote:Do you go to CLS? I've had 10 interviews and only one callback. I'm freaking out. What firms did you hear from?


Not the poster you were addressing, but wanted to comment on this. Unfortunately, your experience is, I think, going to be a repeating story this fall. A TON of top students from Emory are having lots of interviews and 0-1 callbacks.

there is a big dif b/w CLS and Emory

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Re: OCI callbacks thread

Postby ubik23 » Sun Aug 16, 2009 4:51 pm

transfer, I finished #1 where I am coming from though, >4.00 and now I am having some severe second thoughts about it. My buddy from my old school (who made out like a bandit because of transfers) already had callbacks from interviews from the same firms I've interviewed with.

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Re: OCI callbacks thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 16, 2009 4:55 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:
ubik23 wrote:Do you go to CLS? I've had 10 interviews and only one callback. I'm freaking out. What firms did you hear from?


Not the poster you were addressing, but wanted to comment on this. Unfortunately, your experience is, I think, going to be a repeating story this fall. A TON of top students from Emory are having lots of interviews and 0-1 callbacks.

there is a big dif b/w CLS and Emory


Absolutely, but I suppose my point was that normally, these top students would have no problem getting tons of callbacks. I just wanted to sympathize.

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Re: OCI callbacks thread

Postby ---why--- » Sun Aug 16, 2009 5:01 pm

CLS - transfer (gf is transfer as well)

30 or so interviews, 2 callbacks, a few rejections. One callback was a small firm, the other GT in New York.

I have heard of a few students getting callbacks from the more prestigious firms, but I think some firms are waiting and others are just brining only the very top kids for the time being.

I worked at a recruiting department (not that I'm an expert on this) and my gut is that there are about 1/3 of the summer jobs that there were before. Between firms cutting programs entirely and the others bringing back FAR less people. Stemming from that, I would not want to be in bottom half of CLS and be counting on a big market, market rate firm job. Of course, for a transfer like me, any job is better than what I would have had.

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Re: OCI callbacks thread

Postby ubik23 » Sun Aug 16, 2009 5:04 pm

My friend at Sullivan and Cromwell said that they were only giving a 1/4 of the callbacks this year to CLS kids because they are pretty confident that the top students from CLS will accept their offer immediately because they are one of the few firms doing well. I think the last two posters have really valid points if you extend this thinking to all law firms. It is conceivable that all law firms are only going to give offers to the top students (vain as it is) because they all think they will accept. Thus, leaving everyone who isn't in the top 20% f-ed in the a.

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Re: OCI callbacks thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 16, 2009 5:12 pm

lower t14
.14 above median
secondary journal
slightly awkward
targeting nyc and a regional market where i have local ties

already had a job fair (ended friday); no callbacks yet.
worried

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Re: OCI callbacks thread

Postby Hitachi » Sun Aug 16, 2009 6:07 pm

I doubt they do much over the weekend, so I wouldn't panic yet (or maybe we should already have panicked even before OCI).

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Re: OCI callbacks thread

Postby Da Stain » Sun Aug 16, 2009 6:08 pm

Much like law school apps, no news is good news as far as I'm concerned right now.

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Re: OCI callbacks thread

Postby ---why--- » Sun Aug 16, 2009 6:11 pm

As one Big Firm recruiter told me: "in the past we pretty much hired people we liked (70 or so people a year), but now it's different."

I think the whole process will be slow for most students. The top (and by top, I mean, t-5 law review) students will get callbacks and offers and then the firms will see how things are going. Why would they do anything differently?

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Re: OCI callbacks thread

Postby ubik23 » Sun Aug 16, 2009 6:20 pm

Agreed. It just sucks that were have to be 2L gunner d-bags this year.

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Re: OCI callbacks thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 16, 2009 8:50 pm

---why---

You've had 30 interviews already? CLS has only had 2 days of interviews. The most I've heard of peple doing over those 2 days is 15. How'd you get 30?

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Re: OCI callbacks thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 16, 2009 11:15 pm

Anonymous User wrote:---why---

You've had 30 interviews already? CLS has only had 2 days of interviews. The most I've heard of peple doing over those 2 days is 15. How'd you get 30?


Ya, this doesn't make sense to me either.

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Re: OCI callbacks thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 16, 2009 11:31 pm

17 interviews, 0 callbacks / 1 rejection @ t14. top 1/3. pretty scared.. hopefully firms are just taking longer to do callbacks because most people i know have 0-1 callbacks right now w/ the exception of a few of the top, top students who have a handful.

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Re: OCI callbacks thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 16, 2009 11:41 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I'll update this as callbacks start.

T14
~4.0, Secondary Journal
~15 interviews
0 callbacks
West Coast.

Edit: 10 interviews so far, 1 callback.


This was me. I've now had 11 interviews (all last week) and three callbacks. Each of the CBs were phone calls from my interviewer followed by emails with details. The calls came between one and three days after the interview.

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Re: OCI callbacks thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 16, 2009 11:45 pm

T14, top 10%, LR

9 interviews
7 callbacks

NY+DC.

I feel very fortunate, but my situation is not that unusual. i know a few top 1/2 people who have 3 or 4 callbacks already.

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Re: OCI callbacks thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 17, 2009 6:52 am

Anonymous User wrote:T14, top 10%, LR

9 interviews
7 callbacks

NY+DC.

I feel very fortunate, but my situation is not that unusual. i know a few top 1/2 people who have 3 or 4 callbacks already.


How long did it take you to find out about your callbacks after the interviews?

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Re: OCI callbacks thread

Postby jaudette » Mon Aug 17, 2009 8:37 am

Has anyone heard interviewed with any of the large Michigan firms, in particular Varnum, Dykema, Dickinson, Honigman, Miller?

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Re: OCI callbacks thread

Postby ---why--- » Mon Aug 17, 2009 9:00 am

30 interviews including my girlfriend - 15 each. Two callbacks total - one each. Sorry if that wasn't clear. More today. Interviews are way more fun when you get offered job.

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Re: OCI callbacks thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 17, 2009 9:59 am

What are things looking like for people only interviewing in their local market? Enough of this Vault crap.

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Re: OCI callbacks thread

Postby Da Stain » Mon Aug 17, 2009 10:22 am

--LinkRemoved-- has a nice thread going keeping track of which firms have offered callbacks already after the first week of interviews. Look at your own peril....




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