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Re: OCI callbacks thread

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 18, 2009 10:59 pm

T14
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7 call backs (oci ended already), two V5.
Mostly targeted NY, LA firms in the top half of the vault rankings. I think number one for me is CGSH, I'd take them over the V5's. I just get a good feeling that they are legit about their diversity initiatives and really are about inclusion. We'll see though.

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Re: OCI callbacks thread

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 18, 2009 11:09 pm

Anonymous User wrote:If anonymous, maybe post the school? Is the last CCN a N?


Sorry, I meant to write CLS.

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Re: OCI callbacks thread

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 18, 2009 11:18 pm

CCN
b/w 10% and 33%, secondary journal
26 Interviews
5 callbacks
2 dings
the rest... unknown
Interviewed DC and NY, doing much better in NY so far, hoping that is just a DC delay.

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Re: OCI callbacks thread

Postby Mark71121 » Tue Aug 18, 2009 11:53 pm

Anonymous User wrote:CCN
b/w 10% and 33%, secondary journal
26 Interviews
5 callbacks
2 dings
the rest... unknown
Interviewed DC and NY, doing much better in NY so far, hoping that is just a DC delay.



can you give vault range for the callbacks

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Re: OCI callbacks thread

Postby gollymolly » Tue Aug 18, 2009 11:59 pm

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Re: OCI callbacks thread

Postby underdawg » Wed Aug 19, 2009 12:29 am

can people post how much time has passed?

tell me it's silly to worry after day 2 of OCI

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Re: OCI callbacks thread

Postby silveri » Wed Aug 19, 2009 12:37 am

underdawg wrote:can people post how much time has passed?

tell me it's silly to worry after day 2 of OCI


My callbacks came between 3 and 4 business days after I interviewed. No reason to panic yet.

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Re: OCI callbacks thread

Postby underdawg » Wed Aug 19, 2009 12:38 am

i should try not to listen to the "so and so got a callback at x" talk so much. none of them have been the actual interviewers i've had, so i guess the separate interviewers for a firm might be doing things a little differently...

MIRITE?

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Re: OCI callbacks thread

Postby Mark71121 » Wed Aug 19, 2009 12:45 am

underdawg wrote:i should try not to listen to the "so and so got a callback at x" talk so much. none of them have been the actual interviewers i've had, so i guess the separate interviewers for a firm might be doing things a little differently...

MIRITE?



i'd prob start worrying if i didn't hear anything after 2 days. i'm pretty irrational though. it is very possible that firms are just going to take their take in offering callbacks.

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Re: OCI callbacks thread

Postby underdawg » Wed Aug 19, 2009 12:53 am

i did get one but that was one of my better interviews and now makes me wonder why others haven't gotten back to me

being neurotic sucks

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Re: OCI callbacks thread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 19, 2009 5:34 am

T20, bottom half, secondary journal
10 interviews
2 rejections
1 callback



I feel ridiculously lucky to have that one. I have no technical background or any other particularly desirable resume trait. Generally feeling pretty fucked.


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Re: OCI callbacks thread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 19, 2009 6:01 am

Just very worried because I've only received a callback from a super-selective V5, which was/is wayyy out of my reach (GPA-wise), and I have no special "softs." Of course, it's great to have a callback, but I wish my more target/safety firms would call me back, just so I don't pin my OCI hopes on a firm where my callback competition will probably be extremely talented.

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Re: OCI callbacks thread

Postby edcrane » Wed Aug 19, 2009 6:42 am

Anonymous User wrote:Just very worried because I've only received a callback from a super-selective V5, which was/is wayyy out of my reach (GPA-wise), and I have no special "softs." Of course, it's great to have a callback, but I wish my more target/safety firms would call me back, just so I don't pin my OCI hopes on a firm where my callback competition will probably be extremely talented.


If you got the callback, your grades are obviously not a limiting factor. Unless this is WLRK, there's no need to be pessimistic about your chances.

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Re: OCI callbacks thread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 19, 2009 6:54 am

edcrane wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Just very worried because I've only received a callback from a super-selective V5, which was/is wayyy out of my reach (GPA-wise), and I have no special "softs." Of course, it's great to have a callback, but I wish my more target/safety firms would call me back, just so I don't pin my OCI hopes on a firm where my callback competition will probably be extremely talented.


If you got the callback, your grades are obviously not a limiting factor. Unless this is WLRK, there's no need to be pessimistic about your chances.


Haha thanks man. I hope you're right. I'll just stop being a moron and actually be happy with what I have. I really needed some perspective:)

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Re: OCI callbacks thread

Postby NewHere » Wed Aug 19, 2009 7:43 am

tell me it's silly to worry after day 2 of OCI


It is, dawg. I did OCI last year (I'm a rising 3L now), and I got callbacks anywhere from the day of the interview to about 10 days later. Calls may come in even later this year, because I imagine firms might want to visit several schools before making any decisions.

i should try not to listen to the "so and so got a callback at x" talk so much. none of them have been the actual interviewers i've had, so i guess the separate interviewers for a firm might be doing things a little differently...

MIRITE?


URITE. Last year, the firm I ended up with this summer called me after about 10 days; several others had been called back before they called me. It turned out to be exactly the issue that you describe: my interviewer was out of town for a few days, and was only able to call upon return.

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Re: OCI callbacks thread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 19, 2009 8:17 am

I actually think calls may come quickly this year, because the OCIs at top schools are so closely packed together. There will be waves, though, as firms don't want to over-recruit and will be conservative in the beginning.

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Re: OCI callbacks thread

Postby Dick Whitman » Wed Aug 19, 2009 8:25 am

Didn't Harvard move up their OCI this year? That should speed up the process.

The conventional wisdom is the NYC firms have the quickest turnaround and the CA firms the slowest. I haven't heard anything yet from the firms I interviewed with (all non-NYC/CA).

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Re: OCI callbacks thread

Postby Merrill » Wed Aug 19, 2009 8:51 am

I thought most T14 didn't rank students, so how do T14 students know they're in the "top 10%" or whatever?

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Re: OCI callbacks thread

Postby barrierreef » Wed Aug 19, 2009 9:09 am

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Top third, but barely. Secondary journal.
21 interviews, 19 DC and 2 NYC
6 callbacks, 4 DC, 2 NYC
4 dings, all DC
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Re: OCI callbacks thread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 19, 2009 9:33 am

Merrill wrote:I thought most T14 didn't rank students, so how do T14 students know they're in the "top 10%" or whatever?


Educated guess and awards. Historical/clerkship data.

i.e. CLS: stone scholar, etc.
nyu: pomeroy.

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Re: OCI callbacks thread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 19, 2009 9:56 am

This is a great thread.

Can any of the other T20s narrow down the region that their school is in?

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Re: OCI callbacks thread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 19, 2009 9:58 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Merrill wrote:I thought most T14 didn't rank students, so how do T14 students know they're in the "top 10%" or whatever?


Educated guess and awards. Historical/clerkship data.

i.e. CLS: stone scholar, etc.
nyu: pomeroy.

i just asked career services and they told me

also i just call backed at the place i got a callback offer from and they had a message saying to call to schedule interviews starting tomorrow. so you'd think they haven't even finished their first rd of invites yet = no pt in freaking out just yet

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Re: OCI callbacks thread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 19, 2009 12:04 pm

I was at Davis Polk this summer and can confirm that they like transfers. A lot of the Harvard, CLS, and NYU people in our summer class were transfers.

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Re: OCI callbacks thread

Postby kurama20 » Wed Aug 19, 2009 12:23 pm

Could people please please just say what school they go to since this is an anonymous forum. It would help greatly in determining if the small gradations or differences in various schools actually matter, or if a lot of people are just being ridiculous with the fine gradations between the schools. (I.E is going to Stanford really going to guarantee you a job while going to Chicago means you "are not safe"). It would also help show whether or not hypotheses like small class sizes helps hiring etc( ie Duke is going to do better than GULC because GULC is massive). Is there any harm in revealing what school you go to if the post is anonymous? Am I missing something?

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Re: OCI callbacks thread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 19, 2009 12:26 pm

kurama20 wrote:Could people please please just say what school they go to since this is an anonymous forum. It would help greatly in determining if the small gradations or differences in various schools actually matter, or if a lot of people are just being ridiculous with the fine gradations between the schools. (I.E is going to Stanford really going to guarantee you a job while going to Chicago means you "are not safe"). It would also help show whether or not hypotheses like small class sizes helps hiring etc( ie Duke is going to do better than GULC because GULC is massive). Is there any harm in revealing what school you go to if the post is anonymous? Am I missing something?


Yes. Since callbacks don't happen at the same time and are fewer this year, it's quite easy to out yourself.




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