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Re: OCI callbacks thread

Posted: Tue Sep 22, 2009 10:06 pm
by Anonymous User
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Re: OCI callbacks thread

Posted: Tue Sep 22, 2009 10:09 pm
by Anonymous User
Redacted

Cuz the guy below me did.

Re: OCI callbacks thread

Posted: Tue Sep 22, 2009 10:34 pm
by Anonymous Loser
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
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I know who you are...


I know who YOU are.


edited to respect the fact the the quoted poster panicked and edited their post, for reasons I can't really understand.

Re: OCI callbacks thread

Posted: Wed Sep 23, 2009 7:52 pm
by Anonymous User
OCI Post-Mortem
3.387 @ MVP

Had Callbacks at the Following Firms (Vault Ranges):
(1) V5 (it wasn't Skadden)
(1) V10
(2) V30
(2) V40
(2) V60
(2) Non-Vault

All NYC.

Got an offer from two of the V30s; still waiting on the V10 (as it's tied for my top choice).

I'm not a URM, not on a journal, went straight in from a top UG. I guess I'm just a good interviewer?

Anyways, I'm pretty much done, and it feels great. Good luck to everyone else!

Re: OCI callbacks thread

Posted: Wed Sep 23, 2009 8:31 pm
by edcrane
Anonymous User wrote:OCI Post-Mortem
3.387 @ MVP

Had Callbacks at the Following Firms (Vault Ranges):
(1) V5 (it wasn't Skadden)
(1) V10
(2) V30
(2) V40
(2) V60
(2) Non-Vault

All NYC.

Got an offer from two of the V30s; still waiting on the V10 (as it's tied for my top choice).

I'm not a URM, not on a journal, went straight in from a top UG. I guess I'm just a good interviewer?

Anyways, I'm pretty much done, and it feels great. Good luck to everyone else!


You've done well for yourself. Congrats.

Re: OCI callbacks thread

Posted: Wed Sep 23, 2009 10:06 pm
by Anonymous User
edcrane wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:OCI Post-Mortem
3.387 @ MVP

Had Callbacks at the Following Firms (Vault Ranges):
(1) V5 (it wasn't Skadden)
(1) V10
(2) V30
(2) V40
(2) V60
(2) Non-Vault

All NYC.

Got an offer from two of the V30s; still waiting on the V10 (as it's tied for my top choice).

I'm not a URM, not on a journal, went straight in from a top UG. I guess I'm just a good interviewer?

Anyways, I'm pretty much done, and it feels great. Good luck to everyone else!


You've done well for yourself. Congrats.


Congrats. I'm not trying to take away anything from your accomplishments, but are you attractive by any chance? And a female? I have better stats than this and completely struck out (and all interviewers that got back told me said my interview skills were good).

Re: OCI callbacks thread

Posted: Wed Sep 23, 2009 10:39 pm
by Anonymous User
Thanks everyone.

I'm a dude.

I'm not sure whether I'm attractive, mostly because I'm unsure whether I can honestly answer that question. I will say I'm not ugly, though.

I'll post a more detailed list of the firms that called me back when I accept my offer. I also plan to post my bid list, so people can strategize accordingly. My general strategy was to put my target firms that I really wanted to work at toward the top, safety firms in the middle, and reach firms at the bottom. In the end, I got all my target firms (except Weil), all my safety firms, and one reach firm. I was genuinely pleased with how the lottery turned out.

Re: OCI callbacks thread

Posted: Wed Sep 23, 2009 10:50 pm
by Anonymous User
Anonymous User wrote:
edcrane wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:OCI Post-Mortem
3.387 @ MVP

Had Callbacks at the Following Firms (Vault Ranges):
(1) V5 (it wasn't Skadden)
(1) V10
(2) V30
(2) V40
(2) V60
(2) Non-Vault

All NYC.

Got an offer from two of the V30s; still waiting on the V10 (as it's tied for my top choice).

I'm not a URM, not on a journal, went straight in from a top UG. I guess I'm just a good interviewer?

Anyways, I'm pretty much done, and it feels great. Good luck to everyone else!


You've done well for yourself. Congrats.


Congrats. I'm not trying to take away anything from your accomplishments, but are you attractive by any chance? And a female? I have better stats than this and completely struck out (and all interviewers that got back told me said my interview skills were good).


Yeah, this is pretty incredible if true. Anecdotally, it does seem like NYC has been quite a bit easier than other markets ITE.

Re: OCI callbacks thread

Posted: Wed Sep 23, 2009 11:15 pm
by bwv812
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Re: OCI callbacks thread

Posted: Thu Sep 24, 2009 12:26 am
by Anonymous User
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
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.


How long from interview to phone call?



9 days? 10 days? I don't remember exactly what day I interviewed, but something like that.[/quote]

S&S was quick. 3 days

Re: OCI callbacks thread

Posted: Thu Sep 24, 2009 4:11 pm
by nativedelta
Got the death knoll today.

17 resumes to OCI firms/agencies
10 screening interviews
1 call back

All rejections.

I know DC is a tough market, but god, you just can't help feeling worthless at the end of it all. I'm going to spend the rest of today being depressed and then start figuring out what else to do about summer employment tomorrow.

Re: OCI callbacks thread

Posted: Thu Sep 24, 2009 4:20 pm
by Georgiana
I think I'm done with my OCI stuff now so I'll post non-anon...

Penn
Top 20-30%
Secondary Journal
RA for 1L summer
Pretty good interviewer but not so great at lunch (My opinion, not something I've heard from interviewers lol)
30+ total screening interviews
7 callbacks (DC/LA/NYC)
Have been on 4 of them so far.
Offer from top choice (V10) today.

Going to research some details but will likely accept the offer by Monday unless something crazy turns up.

Good luck to everyone still waiting. I know it sucks. I won't even say "It'll all be ok" because I hated when people said that to me. Just keep up the waiting game.

Re: OCI callbacks thread

Posted: Thu Sep 24, 2009 5:06 pm
by Anonymous User
T2
Top 5%, Law Review

21 OCI interviews (still waiting to hear from 5 of them re: callbacks)
7 callbacks:
1 NYC lower V-100
2 Philly lower V-100
4 non-Vault firms

I've completed five of the seven callbacks. No answers from any of them yet.

Re: OCI callbacks thread

Posted: Thu Sep 24, 2009 6:37 pm
by Anonymous User
Final Results:

T25
top 33%, LR
15 screening interviews
2 Callbacks (1 Chicago 1 NY - V50-70)
1 offer from my hands-down favorite out of the two (and haven't heard a peep from the other for 4 weeks so assuming it's a no)
Accepted today.
Still kind of in shock because I was prepared for the worst - beyond happy this is over.

Good luck to everybody. Hopefully this gives people hope that you don't have to be top 10% at a T14 to come out of this OCI bloodbath with a job!

Re: OCI callbacks thread

Posted: Thu Sep 24, 2009 6:53 pm
by Anonymous User
Anonymous User wrote:Final Results:

T25
top 33%, LR
15 screening interviews
2 Callbacks (1 Chicago 1 NY - V50-70)
1 offer from my hands-down favorite out of the two (and haven't heard a peep from the other for 4 weeks so assuming it's a no)
Accepted today.
Still kind of in shock because I was prepared for the worst - beyond happy this is over.

Good luck to everybody. Hopefully this gives people hope that you don't have to be top 10% at a T14 to come out of this OCI bloodbath with a job!


Where you going? Chicago or NY? What firm? Yo yo ma!

Re: OCI callbacks thread

Posted: Fri Sep 25, 2009 11:24 am
by Anonymous User
9 callbacks (withdrew 2 before cb)
3 dings
4 offers (withdrew 2 already)

Now comes the really hard part, making a decision.

Re: OCI callbacks thread

Posted: Fri Sep 25, 2009 12:22 pm
by Anonymous User
Anonymous User wrote:9 callbacks (withdrew 2 before cb)
3 dings
4 offers (withdrew 2 already)

Now comes the really hard part, making a decision.


I'm in the same boat. If you're looking at West Coast markets, maybe we can figure out a way to discuss anonymously or something. Don't know where you stand w/ your offers, but I really like several of my offers - all w/ some pros/cons. Do you have a clear favorite for yours and how long are you sitting on them while you decide?

Re: OCI callbacks thread

Posted: Fri Sep 25, 2009 2:17 pm
by Anonymous User
Anonymous User wrote:OCI Post-Mortem
3.387 @ MVP

Had Callbacks at the Following Firms (Vault Ranges):
(1) V5 (it wasn't Skadden)
(1) V10
(2) V30
(2) V40
(2) V60
(2) Non-Vault

All NYC.

Got an offer from two of the V30s; still waiting on the V10 (as it's tied for my top choice).

I'm not a URM, not on a journal, went straight in from a top UG. I guess I'm just a good interviewer?

Anyways, I'm pretty much done, and it feels great. Good luck to everyone else!


Update: Just got an offer from the V10. It's a pretty tough choice, but I think I'm going for the V10.

Re: OCI callbacks thread

Posted: Fri Sep 25, 2009 2:18 pm
by Anonymous User
CCN transfer
35 screenings
Many many direct applications and other means
18 call backs
Went on 14 call backs
5 offers
Not a good cb-->offer ratio, but I feel very fortunate and I think more people need to do work outside of OCI.

Re: OCI callbacks thread

Posted: Fri Sep 25, 2009 5:05 pm
by Anonymous User
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:9 callbacks (withdrew 2 before cb)
3 dings
4 offers (withdrew 2 already)

Now comes the really hard part, making a decision.


I'm in the same boat. If you're looking at West Coast markets, maybe we can figure out a way to discuss anonymously or something. Don't know where you stand w/ your offers, but I really like several of my offers - all w/ some pros/cons. Do you have a clear favorite for yours and how long are you sitting on them while you decide?


Of the two I'm considering, one is in LA. I'd like to discuss it because I haven't found that much info about it. Got a throwaway email?

Re: OCI callbacks thread

Posted: Fri Sep 25, 2009 5:10 pm
by Anonymous User
Anonymous User wrote:CCN transfer
35 screenings
Many many direct applications and other means
18 call backs
Went on 14 call backs
5 offers
Not a good cb-->offer ratio, but I feel very fortunate and I think more people need to do work outside of OCI.


Holy crap 18? Congrats! What were your stats?

I did like 30+ Screening interviews but only got 3, I cannot tell if it is my personality or that my grades (i was a transfer too) were simply not competitive in this economy.

Re: OCI callbacks thread

Posted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 1:46 pm
by Kompressor
T-30
Middle of class (.008 below median)
Strong interviewer
6 or 7 interviews scheduled (most [4-5] in secondary markets)
had 4 interviews so far
3 callbacks


Ended up with 4 callbacks, got rejections from the first 3 and, thank the Lord, an offer at the last (which happened to be my first choice). Got the call yesterday.

I feel very fortunate.

Re: OCI callbacks thread

Posted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 6:13 pm
by Anonymous User
OCI post-mortem:

CCN, transfer from T50, was in the top 5 people at my original school.
Secondary journal at new school
Non-URM
20 screening interviews, ~100 mailed resumes
2 callbacks via OCI: 1 V30; 1 "Best of Rest"
Nothing from any of the mailers
1 offer @ V30 firm after a really, really heart-wrenching stint on the wait list. Ironically, there is only 1 firm I might have taken over this firm, even if every single firm I interviewed with gave me an offer. It would have been a really tough decision, but I think I would have gone with this firm.

If I was a religious man, I'd say that I consider myself blessed. I'm not, so I'll just say that I consider myself incredibly lucky, to a degree that I can't even put in to words. 1 of the callback partners was an alum from my original school, and I'm absolutely convinced that I wouldn't have gotten the gig if not for that partner.

An old friend of mine from my high school also is a fashion designer/tailor in the area, and I'm almost positive I wouldn't have gotten the gig without her fashion advice/tailoring skills. Suffice it to say, if she ever needs any lawyering done (that I'm qualified to do,) she's getting it for free.

Re: OCI callbacks thread

Posted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 6:27 pm
by cranberry
i have a friend on law review at fordham. three callbacks from OCI, no offers so far. says there are a lot of other fordham students in a similar boat.

Re: OCI callbacks thread

Posted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 6:33 pm
by ToTransferOrNot
cranberry wrote:i have a friend on law review at fordham. three callbacks from OCI, no offers so far. says there are a lot of other fordham students in a similar boat.


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