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Re: OCI callbacks thread

Postby IStillPlayVideoGames » Wed Oct 21, 2009 7:08 pm

Well, it's finally over.

T30, Top 15%, LR, slight work experience.

15 Screening interview

8 Callbacks, only 4 in my major market of choice.

Of those 4 in the primary market: 2 rejections, 1 offer, 1 pending. I accepted the offer yesterday and I'm withdrawing from the final outstanding firm tomorrow.

I consider myself insanely fortunate right now.

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Re: OCI callbacks thread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Oct 21, 2009 7:41 pm

Top 10% + LR @ CCN. 27 screening interviews, 14 CBs, 9 interviews taken, 4 offers, 4 rejections, and one "pending."

Observations: I'm an abysmal interviewee. I only managed to get offers from grade-whore firms, where I had far less competition (most of my socially adept colleagues were screened out based on grades), and where I didn't have to convince partners and associates of my interest--they just assumed anyone who interviewed was interested. Conversely, I did poorly with regional/less selective firms, where the competition for "fit" was much fiercer.

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Re: OCI callbacks thread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Oct 21, 2009 7:46 pm

CCN
substantially below median
secondary journal

29 OCI interviews
2 callbacks (both V100), rejected from both.

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Re: OCI callbacks thread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Oct 21, 2009 8:30 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
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.


Ended up doing ~38 total screening interviews
Went on 13 of 27 CBs
After CBs: 3 rejections, 6 offers, and 4 pending that I declined after accepting an offer.

Now time to focus on school...

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Re: OCI callbacks thread

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Oct 22, 2009 1:14 am

I've posted before, but just to avoid the long quotes:

T10 school
Top 5-10%
LR
13 screening
7 cbs
5 offers (2 V10)

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Re: OCI callbacks thread

Postby IStillPlayVideoGames » Thu Oct 22, 2009 1:31 am

Anyone else afraid they'll have their offer rescinded? How often does that actually happen?

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Re: OCI callbacks thread

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Oct 22, 2009 9:17 am

MVPB
Top 10%, secondary journal

29 screening interviews (including OCI and pre-OCI spam)
12 CB's (went on 10)
5 offers
5 dings

Got offers at what were my top two choices since before interviews started, wavered over which to take, ended up taking the original #1.

I don't think it's a coincidence that among people who are getting an offer or two, it ends up having been their top choice. It is much easier to be (very) successful in an interview with a firm that you are genuinely excited about and have been able, in your own mind, to distinguish from others all along.
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Re: OCI callbacks thread

Postby CE2JD » Thu Oct 22, 2009 11:46 am

It seems like there's an overrepresentation of people in the top 10% of t10s in this thread.

Also, how do you know you're in the top 10% of the a t10? I thought all t10s didn't rank people?

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Re: OCI callbacks thread

Postby adamlippes » Thu Oct 22, 2009 1:47 pm

CE2JD wrote:It seems like there's an overrepresentation of people in the top 10% of t10s in this thread.

Also, how do you know you're in the top 10% of the a t10? I thought all t10s didn't rank people?


Historical clerkship data, best guess.

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Re: OCI callbacks thread

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Oct 22, 2009 5:17 pm

Top 40 school, top 1/3, secondary journal, good work experience

16 screening interviews
6 callbacks
3 offers
2 rejections
Still waiting on one

Feel really lucky, and glad this is almost over!

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Re: OCI callbacks thread

Postby rayiner » Thu Oct 22, 2009 5:22 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Top 40 school, top 1/3, secondary journal, good work experience

16 screening interviews
6 callbacks
3 offers
2 rejections
Still waiting on one

Feel really lucky, and glad this is almost over!


lol wut?

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Re: OCI callbacks thread

Postby ToTransferOrNot » Thu Oct 22, 2009 5:58 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Top 40 school, top 1/3, secondary journal, good work experience

16 screening interviews
6 callbacks
3 offers
2 rejections
Still waiting on one

Feel really lucky, and glad this is almost over!


What the hell?

Did you cure cancer or something before you came to law school?

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Re: OCI callbacks thread

Postby Anonymous Loser » Thu Oct 22, 2009 6:06 pm

ToTransferOrNot wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Top 40 school, top 1/3, secondary journal, good work experience

16 screening interviews
6 callbacks
3 offers
2 rejections
Still waiting on one

Feel really lucky, and glad this is almost over!


What the hell?

Did you cure cancer or something before you came to law school?


Based on what I've read here, what I've learned from friends and colleagues, and my own experiences, solid work experience is making a big difference this year.

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Re: OCI callbacks thread

Postby awesomepossum » Thu Oct 22, 2009 6:11 pm

CE2JD wrote:It seems like there's an overrepresentation of people in the top 10% of t10s in this thread.

Also, how do you know you're in the top 10% of the a t10? I thought all t10s didn't rank people?



I was top 25%. Career services told me that was their guess.

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Re: OCI callbacks thread

Postby ToTransferOrNot » Thu Oct 22, 2009 6:15 pm

Anonymous Loser wrote:
ToTransferOrNot wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Top 40 school, top 1/3, secondary journal, good work experience

16 screening interviews
6 callbacks
3 offers
2 rejections
Still waiting on one

Feel really lucky, and glad this is almost over!


What the hell?

Did you cure cancer or something before you came to law school?


Based on what I've read here, what I've learned from friends and colleagues, and my own experiences, solid work experience is making a big difference this year.


I agree. But still... 3 offers at a top 1/3 from a T40 would have been decent in a good economy. Absolutely crazy this year. Seriously, congrats; must have amazing work experience and be a ridiculously good interviewer.

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Re: OCI callbacks thread

Postby edcrane » Thu Oct 22, 2009 6:57 pm

CE2JD wrote:It seems like there's an overrepresentation of people in the top 10% of t10s in this thread.

Also, how do you know you're in the top 10% of the a t10? I thought all t10s didn't rank people?


You can derive a rough ranking from class rank awards given out at CLS and NYU or LR grade on cutoffs at UVA. I assume you can do the same at many other schools.

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Re: OCI callbacks thread

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Oct 22, 2009 7:06 pm

ToTransferOrNot wrote:
Anonymous Loser wrote:
ToTransferOrNot wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Top 40 school, top 1/3, secondary journal, good work experience

16 screening interviews
6 callbacks
3 offers
2 rejections
Still waiting on one

Feel really lucky, and glad this is almost over!


What the hell?

Did you cure cancer or something before you came to law school?


Based on what I've read here, what I've learned from friends and colleagues, and my own experiences, solid work experience is making a big difference this year.


I agree. But still... 3 offers at a top 1/3 from a T40 would have been decent in a good economy. Absolutely crazy this year. Seriously, congrats; must have amazing work experience and be a ridiculously good interviewer.


No, I didn't quite cure cancer, but, without giving it away, my work experience was really unique, and I think I am a really good interviewer.

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Re: OCI callbacks thread

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Oct 22, 2009 7:32 pm

I'll throw my hat in...

Academics: MVP, Median
Extras: URM, secondary journal, interesting work experience + graduate degree in business discipline

40 Screening interviews (including diversity job fairs)
16 callbacks
9 offers (3 V10, 2 Top 25, 4 V50)
accepted offer with one of the V10s

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Re: OCI callbacks thread

Postby 06072010 » Thu Oct 22, 2009 10:05 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I'll throw my hat in...

Academics: MVP, Median
Extras: URM, secondary journal, interesting work experience + graduate degree in business discipline

40 Screening interviews (including diversity job fairs)
16 callbacks
9 offers (3 V10, 2 Top 25, 4 V50)
accepted offer with one of the V10s


good job! congrats!

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Re: OCI callbacks thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Oct 23, 2009 8:41 am

T2, Chicago, Top 25%

1 Screening Interview
1 Call Back
1 Offer

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Re: OCI callbacks thread

Postby CE2JD » Fri Oct 23, 2009 4:22 pm

Anonymous User wrote:T2, Chicago, Top 25%

1 Screening Interview
1 Call Back
1 Offer


That's awesome. Congrats dood.

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Re: OCI callbacks thread

Postby edcrane » Fri Oct 23, 2009 4:33 pm

Anonymous User wrote:T2, Chicago, Top 25%

1 Screening Interview
1 Call Back
1 Offer


Clutch. Well done.

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Re: OCI callbacks thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Oct 24, 2009 2:31 am

CCN
Slightly above median (maybe top 40%)
37 screening interviews
2 callbacks (rejection from one, no answer from other)

3 callbacks via networking/brilliant mass-mailing strategy
1 offer through that

Six figures in a crap economy.

Very fortunate.

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Re: OCI callbacks thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Oct 24, 2009 12:58 pm

DCNG, top 25%, didn't do write-on competition.

18 OCI interviews, 2 callbacks, 2 rejections.

Time to consider dropping out or taking some time off.

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Re: OCI callbacks thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Oct 24, 2009 1:29 pm

DCNG

Not sure approximate rank. Maybe top 20%. Secondary journal.

OCI screening interviews - 12
Callbacks from OCI - 2
Offers -1
Post-OCI screening interviews obtained by targeting alums - 4
Callbacks - 3
Offers - 2

Feel very very lucky. Many peers with similar stats struck out or are still waiting with no offers in hand.




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