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Re: OCI callbacks thread

Postby spanktheduck » Thu Nov 19, 2009 2:15 am

Hitachi wrote:Nope, 2012 should be considerably better even if the economy is just as bad - they won't have nearly the deferral problem, or nearly as big a class behind them. 2012 might even be pretty good, if there is any economic improvement, since firms were very cautious this year. It's not like the legal market is much smaller than it used to be, it's just that for new hiring, the change in size is more important than the stock size, to a large degree.


If the economy is just as bad, then I don't think there is a need for substantially more people are many firms. It seems as if there are many firms that still don't have enough work for anyone. 2012 probably won't be as bad as 2011 but baring a complete economic reversal I imagine it won't be very good. The legal market at biglaw levels is a lot smaller than it used to be. The reason why firms laid off so many people was b/c there was NO work. Some work has come back at some firms but I don't think this is the case everywhere.

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Re: OCI callbacks thread

Postby Mr. T6 » Thu Nov 19, 2009 5:47 pm

Hitachi wrote:Nope, 2012 should be considerably better even if the economy is just as bad - they won't have nearly the deferral problem, or nearly as big a class behind them. 2012 might even be pretty good, if there is any economic improvement, since firms were very cautious this year. It's not like the legal market is much smaller than it used to be, it's just that for new hiring, the change in size is more important than the stock size, to a large degree.


It is MUCH smaller than it used to be, genius. For instance, some types of securitization will never return. Try talking about things you actually understand next time.

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Re: OCI callbacks thread

Postby jchoggan » Mon Nov 30, 2009 2:43 pm

Is anyone still going on CB interviews, or is everything done? I heard a few folks from GULC were still doing interviews, and a bunch of offers/dings were still pending. Is this accurate for any other schools? Seems like a long-ass process.

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Re: OCI callbacks thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Nov 30, 2009 4:08 pm

I received a call from a recruiter at Littler Mendelson the other day, who was calling to see if I would be interested in an interview (I blanketed them back in August). I turned them down since I already accepted an offer months ago... but that goes to show that some firms in some offices are still looking for summers.

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Re: OCI callbacks thread

Postby toaster2 » Mon Nov 30, 2009 4:11 pm

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Re: OCI callbacks thread

Postby IStillPlayVideoGames » Mon Nov 30, 2009 7:17 pm

I know first hand that some people at Iowa and Illinois are still getting callbacks.

That seems weird to me. It's December, cut that shit out.

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Re: OCI callbacks thread

Postby Hitachi » Mon Nov 30, 2009 9:59 pm

There are 14% more lawyers at NLJ 250 firms now than in 2004, when the market was good, even after the large reductions of this year. No doubt firms are carrying more dead weight now, but there's no way the market is significantly smaller now. Sure, some types of securitization may become less prominent, but others will arise, and legal work is incredibly diverse.

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Re: OCI callbacks thread

Postby underdawg » Tue Dec 01, 2009 2:23 am

IStillPlayVideoGames wrote:I know first hand that some people at Iowa and Illinois are still getting callbacks.

That seems weird to me. It's December, cut that shit out.

:roll:

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Re: OCI callbacks thread

Postby neskerdoo » Tue Dec 01, 2009 9:39 am

underdawg wrote:
IStillPlayVideoGames wrote:I know first hand that some people at Iowa and Illinois are still getting callbacks.

That seems weird to me. It's December, cut that shit out.

:roll:



yeah, what the hell was that?

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Re: OCI callbacks thread

Postby IStillPlayVideoGames » Tue Dec 01, 2009 11:59 pm

jchoggan wrote:Is anyone still going on CB interviews, or is everything done? I heard a few folks from GULC were still doing interviews, and a bunch of offers/dings were still pending. Is this accurate for any other schools? Seems like a long-ass process.



I was responding to that.

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Re: OCI callbacks thread

Postby underdawg » Wed Dec 02, 2009 12:06 am

i think they'd have a longer process than not get a job

though yeah, it's kinda mean to do this during finals. but what did you expect?

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Re: OCI callbacks thread

Postby jchoggan » Wed Dec 09, 2009 3:56 pm

Encouraging anecdote - A 2L friend of mine at GULC landed 4 callbacks and (at least) one offer at V25 firms in DC, with slightly-above-median grades and no journal/moot court experience. He had some good job experience and a good personality, which apparently trumped the average grades. I guess there's hope after all...

Any more encouraging stories lingering out there?

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Re: OCI callbacks thread

Postby democrattotheend » Thu Apr 01, 2010 11:15 am

I know it's been a while, but anyone care to update this with final stats for a 0L still trying to decide where to go?

If anyone struck out at OCI, I am curious whether you ended up finding something else for the summer.

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Re: OCI callbacks thread

Postby thedogship » Thu Apr 01, 2010 11:43 pm

democrattotheend wrote:I know it's been a while, but anyone care to update this with final stats for a noel still trying to decide where to go?

If anyone struck out at OCI, I am curious whether you ended up finding something else for the summer.



I know a number of kids at my school (Gtown) that got offers in the "second wave" of recruiting the happened in like December/January. There were a number of firms that had frozen their recruiting for the fall, but then decided to recruit from a few schools, and it was actually some very reputable firms (Orrick comes to mind, forgetting the others), and kids that got iced out in the fall OCI process actually got interviews and some got offers.

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Re: OCI callbacks thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Apr 02, 2010 3:04 am

thedogship wrote:
democrattotheend wrote:I know it's been a while, but anyone care to update this with final stats for a noel still trying to decide where to go?

If anyone struck out at OCI, I am curious whether you ended up finding something else for the summer.



I know a number of kids at my school (Gtown) that got offers in the "second wave" of recruiting the happened in like December/January. There were a number of firms that had frozen their recruiting for the fall, but then decided to recruit from a few schools, and it was actually some very reputable firms (Orrick comes to mind, forgetting the others), and kids that got iced out in the fall OCI process actually got interviews and some got offers.


Proskauer (and a few others) came back again in the past two months for USC kids

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Re: OCI callbacks thread

Postby BunkMoreland » Wed Aug 11, 2010 7:19 pm

bump?

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Re: OCI callbacks thread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 11, 2010 7:30 pm

Just got dinged from Sullivan and Cromwell!

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Re: OCI callbacks thread

Postby 1ferret! » Wed Aug 11, 2010 7:40 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Just got dinged from Sullivan and Cromwell!

Without context, I will assume this ding was dished out on a median student at Cooley.

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Re: OCI callbacks thread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 11, 2010 7:59 pm

1ferret! wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Just got dinged from Sullivan and Cromwell!

Without context, I will assume this ding was dished out on a median student at Cooley.

Nope, good grades at a T-10. It was just a bad interview.

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Re: OCI callbacks thread

Postby Bosque » Wed Aug 11, 2010 9:28 pm

Isn't this thread a little early? Who has already gone through their first round of OCI?

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Re: OCI callbacks thread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 11, 2010 9:37 pm

I've had 7 interviews, 2 callbacks thus far. AFAIK, OCI is underway

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Re: OCI callbacks thread

Postby Bosque » Wed Aug 11, 2010 9:44 pm

Guess I didn't realize how late Duke's OCI starts. Our first round is not until next week.

Thank God for PLIP.

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Re: OCI callbacks thread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 11, 2010 10:49 pm

SullCrom callback today. Thunderdome stlye: they told everyone they were interviewing the callback would come tonight by 6:15 and would come with a dinner invitation. It made for an extremely awkward evening for those interviewing with the firm. Looking around the room at dinner + speaking with people it was pretty clear you needed stellar grades and to pass their stress-test interview. Be forewarned is S&C is interviewing you later on.

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Re: OCI callbacks thread

Postby legends159 » Thu Aug 12, 2010 12:31 am

Anonymous User wrote:SullCrom callback today. Thunderdome stlye: they told everyone they were interviewing the callback would come tonight by 6:15 and would come with a dinner invitation. It made for an extremely awkward evening for those interviewing with the firm. Looking around the room at dinner + speaking with people it was pretty clear you needed stellar grades and to pass their stress-test interview. Be forewarned is S&C is interviewing you later on.


stress test interview? Any examples?

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Re: OCI callbacks thread

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 12, 2010 1:10 am

got notice of a Latham CB today




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