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Re: OCI callbacks thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 28, 2009 9:41 pm

Anonymous User wrote:has anyone heard from gibson SF?


anyone? is that office not hiring? i haven't heard of anyone getting news from there

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Re: OCI callbacks thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 28, 2009 10:00 pm

transfer

24 interviews -- (mostly ca, some ny).

3 callbacks so far - 1 CA (V50), 2NY (V5, V100).

also, missed a call from NY with no voicemail, maybe another cb.

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Re: OCI callbacks thread

Postby edcrane » Fri Aug 28, 2009 10:07 pm

Anonymous User wrote:transfer

24 interviews -- (mostly ca, some ny).

3 callbacks so far - 1 CA (V50), 2NY (V5, V100).

also, missed a call from NY with no voicemail, maybe another cb.


Transfer to?

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Re: OCI callbacks thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 28, 2009 10:11 pm

^ h.

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Re: OCI callbacks thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 28, 2009 10:32 pm

Anonymous User wrote:MVP school, a hair above median (I think), ~20 screening interviews (deep in a secondary market, a few in another, bigger market).

Thus far:
3 dings, 0 callbacks, the remainder pending.

Here's to hoping the respectable but not eye-watering candidates will get a wave of callbacks after the rock stars commit.


Now 2 callbacks. Thank God.

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Re: OCI callbacks thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 29, 2009 11:28 am

T14
3.67-4.0
Midwest/South
OCI: 4 callbacks, 7 dings, 1 pending
non-OCI: 3 screening interviews, 1 callback (w/out a screening interview), 9 dings, 9 pending

Midwest: 1-4 (callbacks-dings)
South: 4-12

AmLaw 50: 4-5
AmLaw 51-100: 0-3
non-AmLaw 100: 1-8

No word back on any of the office visits yet.
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Re: OCI callbacks thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 29, 2009 11:45 am

CCN Transfer (from T2)

26 interviews

16 call-backs, 6 dings, 4 still outstanding
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Re: OCI callbacks thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 29, 2009 11:46 am

Anonymous User wrote:Patent Law Interview Program

T20
Top 10%/Secondary Journal
~20 Interviews
~8 Callbacks
A few markets, but don't want to name them right now (not NY or DC)


Now that OCI has been over for a bit, I'll update PLIP info and give OCI info.

PLIP:
~20 Interviews
>8 Callbacks

OCI:
~20 Interviews
>8 Callbacks

I've started to decline a few (without any offers, but I couldn't possibly do that many CBs). Narrowing down markets and types of firms. I honestly don't understand why the response has been so good. The mix of applying broadly, my background (will just say it's a BS in an engineering discipline), and grades could be it, but I thought no LR would really hurt me. I'd guess I'm an above average interviewee, but nothing spectacular. I'd really like to finish this up soon so I can try and throw these CBs back into the pool (if firms are really doing that) for my classmates to take advantage of.

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Re: OCI callbacks thread

Postby Leeroy Jenkins » Sat Aug 29, 2009 11:49 am

Anonymous User wrote:PLIP:
~20 Interviews
>8 Callbacks

OCI:
~20 Interviews
>8 Callbacks

I've started to decline a few (without any offers, but I couldn't possibly do that many CBs). Narrowing down markets and types of firms. I honestly don't understand why the response has been so good. The mix of applying broadly, my background (will just say it's a BS in an engineering discipline), and grades could be it, but I thought no LR would really hurt me. I'd guess I'm an above average interviewee, but nothing spectacular. I'd really like to finish this up soon so I can try and throw these CBs back into the pool (if firms are really doing that) for my classmates to take advantage of.

You deserve a large round of applause for ripping it.

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Re: OCI callbacks thread

Postby 98234872348 » Sat Aug 29, 2009 11:53 am

Anonymous User wrote:CCN Transfer (from T2)

~25 interviews

16 call-backs, 6 dings, 4 still outstanding

Impressive.

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Re: OCI callbacks thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 29, 2009 11:56 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:regarding the Cleary cb from Penn...do you know the person's grades?


Yes, but no need to share. They were good.


cb's from cleary seemed to span a range of grades... seems like they put a lot of emphasis on softs as well

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Re: OCI callbacks thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 29, 2009 1:31 pm

School: Top 50
Rank: Top 1/3
Journal: Secondary
Markets: NYC and secondary
Interviews: 16
Callbacks: 3 (2 NYC, 1 secondary)
Rejections: 7
Still waiting: 6
Also waiting to hear from the firm where I worked this summer

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Re: OCI callbacks thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 29, 2009 2:11 pm

Anonymous User wrote:School: Top 50
Rank: Top 1/3
Journal: Secondary
Markets: NYC and secondary
Interviews: 16
Callbacks: 3 (2 NYC, 1 secondary)
Rejections: 7
Still waiting: 6
Also waiting to hear from the firm where I worked this summer


Wow, this is pretty amazing considering the economy. Do you have some resume credential we don't know about or do you speak a foreign language or something else that would help explain the results? Are you a really good interviewer?

Congrats man. I'm also pretty impressed you got 16 interviews to begin with. Is your school located in NYC?

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Re: OCI callbacks thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 29, 2009 2:24 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Has anyone gotten a callback from Milbank NY, Hughes Hubbard NY, or Shearman & Sterling NY? If so, school/grades, and how long from screening interview to when you got the call inviting you for a callback?


I have a friend who got a call back via email a couple days after the interview. T2 school, top 5%

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Re: OCI callbacks thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 29, 2009 2:46 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Has anyone gotten a callback from Milbank NY, Hughes Hubbard NY, or Shearman & Sterling NY? If so, school/grades, and how long from screening interview to when you got the call inviting you for a callback?


I have a friend who got a call back via email a couple days after the interview. T2 school, top 5%



Just heard from Milbank yesterday. Apparently they just started their first round callback announcements.

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Re: OCI callbacks thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 29, 2009 2:53 pm

School: Top 50
Rank: Top 1/3
Journal: Secondary
Markets: NYC and secondary
Interviews: 16
Callbacks: 3 (2 NYC, 1 secondary)
Rejections: 7
Still waiting: 6
Also waiting to hear from the firm where I worked this summer


Wow, this is pretty amazing considering the economy. Do you have some resume credential we don't know about or do you speak a foreign language or something else that would help explain the results? Are you a really good interviewer?

Congrats man. I'm also pretty impressed you got 16 interviews to begin with. Is your school located in NYC?


Very good work to the Top 50 man. I hope you nail those callbacks!

Me:
School: t2/TTT
Journal: Yes
Rank: 1/4ish
Interviews: >10
Salary Range: six figures->market pay
Callbacks: 4
Rejections: inevitable I'm sure
Special Credentials/Foreign Language: No, but good interview personality and looks good in suit

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Re: OCI callbacks thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 29, 2009 3:03 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Keep it anonymous for now...

MVP school
~top 25%
Secondary Journal
Interviews: 6 Regional, 25 OCI
Callbacks: Haven't done interviews yet, will update later
Markets: LA and DC
Oh, and I am patent bar eligible but not focusing on patent firms

35 interviews total, 4 callbacks, about 10 dings (lost count lol)
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Re: OCI callbacks thread

Postby Georgiana » Sat Aug 29, 2009 3:05 pm

Georgiana wrote:
Georgiana wrote:Hi all! Just a quick update from Penn OCI!

We have had two days so far with most people having 3-6 interviews total so far. There were calls that went out last night and this morning.

Firms making early calls have all been NYC. The DC and LA firms stress that it'll be a week or two before we hear anything.

Firms that have called (nyc offices only):
Jones Day
Debevois
Winston Strawn
Davis Polk

The people I know who were called are pretty much all top 30%

Ill update as more happens :)

Updates from today:
WilmerHale is making calls (I don't think it is city specific)
Jones Day Pittsburgh
Ropes & Gray also made calls, not sure the offices
Cravath

Also: In the past hour... Simpson Thacher NYC

Update: Weil Boston

Updates I remember:
Cleary NY and DC
Proskauer
Perkins Coie
Cozen O'Connor
Hunton & Williams

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Re: OCI callbacks thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 29, 2009 4:21 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:School: Top 50
Rank: Top 1/3
Journal: Secondary
Markets: NYC and secondary
Interviews: 16
Callbacks: 3 (2 NYC, 1 secondary)
Rejections: 7
Still waiting: 6
Also waiting to hear from the firm where I worked this summer


Wow, this is pretty amazing considering the economy. Do you have some resume credential we don't know about or do you speak a foreign language or something else that would help explain the results? Are you a really good interviewer?

Congrats man. I'm also pretty impressed you got 16 interviews to begin with. Is your school located in NYC?


Thanks! I am feeling really fortunate right now and just hope one of the call backs will turn into an offer. I think I am a good interviewer, and my resume has some unique things on it but I don't want to say what they are right now. My school is not in NYC.

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Re: OCI callbacks thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 29, 2009 6:34 pm

T14: top 2-3%
2 callbacks (1 non-Skadden V5, 1 V20)
2 dings (1 V30, 1 V60)
16: heard nothing for over a week

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Re: OCI callbacks thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 29, 2009 6:55 pm

hughes hubb gave me a cb yesterday. 2 days after interview.

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Re: OCI callbacks thread

Postby amped » Sat Aug 29, 2009 7:55 pm

Anonymous User wrote:hughes hubb gave me a cb yesterday. 2 days after interview.


school rank? grades? what office did you interview for?

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Re: OCI callbacks thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 29, 2009 7:55 pm

Anonymous User wrote:T14: top 2-3%
2 callbacks (1 non-Skadden V5, 1 V20)
2 dings (1 V30, 1 V60)
16: heard nothing for over a week


Are you by chance focusing primarily on CA (or some other non-NYC market)? I've heard CA, in particular, is taking longer. Would makes sense given Stanford's late OCI.

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Re: OCI callbacks thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 29, 2009 8:14 pm

I posted this on another thread just a minute ago, but I'll add it here as well-

So far my experience had been bad:
23 interviews
0 CBs
8/11 dings in the market I want (particularly because the remaining 3 are firms I have no shot at).
Haven't heard from other markets yet (which is odd because I interviewed at a couple firms in NYC and those were quick for most people).

Mass mailed every single NALP firm in my target market (major market) and rejected at every single one

Mass mailed every single NALP firm in a state that connects to the one I am from and was either rejected or haven't heard from every single one.

Mass mailed every single small to mid size firm on martindale's (50 attorneys and above) in the market I want and got nothing but rejects with the exception of one firm that says they want to do a screening interview, but the recruiting coordinator wouldn't call me back.

So a total mass mailings are well over 500 firms, with a total of 0 interviews (1 that said they want to interview me but never returned my phone call).

I'm a t3 to t10 transfer. Top 2% at my old school but not much else because journal write-on results aren't here. I also didn't work last summer (did summer school). Also, looking at an extra $130K in debt as a result of the transfer (gave up a free-ride).

In all fairness, though, I should mention I was an incredibly bad interviewee at most of OCI because I was nervous. But even then, it seemed like a lot of firms didn't really ask me much of anything besides maybe one or two questions to clarify things on my resume (such as what did you do in summer of 07'), and after that simply just asked me if I had questions for them, which is where the other 15-18 minutes of the interview went. That seemed like a complete waste of time because WTF good does it do me to learn a ton about a firm when they don't give me a callback. I think the time would've been better spent if firms would actually have asked me questions.

Also, being a bad interviewer doesn't do much justice for explaning the 500+ dings I got from mass mailings.

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Re: OCI callbacks thread

Postby gollymolly » Sat Aug 29, 2009 8:18 pm

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