SMU Class of 2013/2014

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Re: SMU Class of 2013/2014

Postby kalvano » Fri Jun 17, 2011 12:27 am

You have way too much free time.

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Re: SMU Class of 2013/2014

Postby NE1410S » Fri Jun 17, 2011 10:53 am

Now we wait for law review/journal selections.... Any thoughts as to when we get those?

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Re: SMU Class of 2013/2014

Postby kalvano » Fri Jun 17, 2011 12:49 pm

NE1410S wrote:Now we wait for law review/journal selections.... Any thoughts as to when we get those?



Before you have to start bidding for OCI.

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Re: SMU Class of 2013/2014

Postby kalvano » Fri Jun 17, 2011 6:10 pm

Adding to the list of OCI people -

Jones-Day (interviewing for a ton of offices) - top 15% and LR preferred
SNR Denton - top 10% required; include in cover letter why you want to work in Dallas; prefer advanced degrees in life science and mechanical / electrical engineering.

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Re: SMU Class of 2013/2014

Postby wellington » Mon Jun 20, 2011 8:39 pm

Boy was it fun reading six pages of you folks flipping the fuck out. Thanks SMU Law!

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Re: SMU Class of 2013/2014

Postby kalvano » Wed Jun 22, 2011 6:18 pm

More firms added for OCI -


Griffith Nixon Davison P.C. - no requirements listed
Texas General Land Office (Austin) - no requirements listed



That means 51 employers so far.


Edit - damn, Griffith Nixon has a lot of Baylor people.

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Re: SMU Class of 2013/2014

Postby kalvano » Thu Jun 23, 2011 11:53 pm

Also, I feel very sure that LR and journal write-ons are graded and now they are just screwing with us.

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Re: SMU Class of 2013/2014

Postby chrisokc » Fri Jun 24, 2011 11:53 am

Boy, I sure would like to be on LR. I would always give it 100% and bust my ass.

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Re: SMU Class of 2013/2014

Postby fathergoose » Fri Jun 24, 2011 12:57 pm

chrisokc wrote:Boy, I sure would like to be on LR. I would always give it 100% and bust my ass.

I couldn't agree more. I would love to be selected by that awesome group of people so that I can work tirelessly to ensure they produce another stellar journal.

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Re: SMU Class of 2013/2014

Postby chrisokc » Fri Jun 24, 2011 1:16 pm

fathergoose wrote:
chrisokc wrote:Boy, I sure would like to be on LR. I would always give it 100% and bust my ass.

I couldn't agree more. I would love to be selected by that awesome group of people so that I can work tirelessly to ensure they produce another stellar journal.

I recently overheard some of our classmates discussing how you and I would be the perfect choices for LR. They seem to think that we are not only gifted writers and editors, but consummate professionals and genuinely nice guys.

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Re: SMU Class of 2013/2014

Postby fathergoose » Fri Jun 24, 2011 2:02 pm

chrisokc wrote:
fathergoose wrote:
chrisokc wrote:Boy, I sure would like to be on LR. I would always give it 100% and bust my ass.

I couldn't agree more. I would love to be selected by that awesome group of people so that I can work tirelessly to ensure they produce another stellar journal.

I recently overheard some of our classmates discussing how you and I would be the perfect choices for LR. They seem to think that we are not only gifted writers and editors, but consummate professionals and genuinely nice guys.

Then that must be true as I overheard several professors saying the same thing.

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Re: SMU Class of 2013/2014

Postby Thirteen » Fri Jun 24, 2011 2:06 pm

fathergoose wrote:
chrisokc wrote:
fathergoose wrote:
chrisokc wrote:Boy, I sure would like to be on LR. I would always give it 100% and bust my ass.

I couldn't agree more. I would love to be selected by that awesome group of people so that I can work tirelessly to ensure they produce another stellar journal.

I recently overheard some of our classmates discussing how you and I would be the perfect choices for LR. They seem to think that we are not only gifted writers and editors, but consummate professionals and genuinely nice guys.

Then that must be true as I overheard several professors saying the same thing.


I was talking about it with Crespi the other day at the gym. Y'all are held in high regard by the entire faculty and staff.

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Re: SMU Class of 2013/2014

Postby kalvano » Mon Jun 27, 2011 10:36 pm

Some other OCI info -

Will be 35 bids for August program. No limit on Resume Collection or Houston Program. Some interviews are 20 minutes, some 30. If you get a callback, expect to spend at least half the day at the office. Bad to bid on all offices with a potential firm, so pick one or two.

Historic data -

2009:

Top 10% - bid for as few as 13 (8 interviews) up to 33 (27 interviews). Average number of bids was 20 ad they received 75% of their screening interviews.

Top 25% - most bid 20 - 25 and received 50% interviews. Even at 25th percentile, bid for the full 35 received half or more.

Top 33% - most bid 30-35, received less than half. Some quite a bit less if they bid firms with strict hiring criteria.

Top 50% - bid 35, received about 25% interviews.

Below top 50% - bid 35, received less than 5 interviews.



All students in the top 10%, 25%, and 33% participated. All but 3 in the top 50%. Below top 50%, 70% of student participated. Only 9 students who participated in the August and Phase II programs did not receive interviews.

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Re: SMU Class of 2013/2014

Postby Thirteen » Wed Jun 29, 2011 12:50 am

betasteve wrote:
kalvano wrote:Also, I feel very sure that LR and journal write-ons are graded and now they are just screwing with us.

I bet they aren't completely graded yet.


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Re: SMU Class of 2013/2014

Postby chrisokc » Wed Jun 29, 2011 8:16 am

betasteve wrote:
kalvano wrote:Also, I feel very sure that LR and journal write-ons are graded and now they are just screwing with us.

I bet they aren't completely graded yet.

Eh, what does he know...

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Re: SMU Class of 2013/2014

Postby bonnieblue » Wed Jun 29, 2011 9:30 am

So looking at the OCI list kal posted a few pages back, how does top 25% much less top 33% and so on find 35 firms to place bids at? Or do you bid at a few firms whose criteria is a bit above you?

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Re: SMU Class of 2013/2014

Postby chrisokc » Wed Jun 29, 2011 11:48 am

I'm confused as to whether we may or may not bid on more than one office of the same firm. Like Fulbright is listed twice, once for Dallas and once for San Antonio. Can we only bid on one of those?

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Re: SMU Class of 2013/2014

Postby kalvano » Wed Jun 29, 2011 12:19 pm

bonnieblue wrote:So looking at the OCI list kal posted a few pages back, how does top 25% much less top 33% and so on find 35 firms to place bids at? Or do you bid at a few firms whose criteria is a bit above you?



Bid on whoever you wish, regardless of criteria. Firms tend to, by all accounts, exaggerate their preferences.

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Re: SMU Class of 2013/2014

Postby kalvano » Wed Jun 29, 2011 12:20 pm

betasteve wrote:
kalvano wrote:Also, I feel very sure that LR and journal write-ons are graded and now they are just screwing with us.

I bet they aren't completely graded yet.


Then why are you taking time to post on here?!

Giddyup!!

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Re: SMU Class of 2013/2014

Postby bartleby » Thu Jun 30, 2011 12:29 am

SMU has the most active and most helpful school-specific TLSers. ridiculous.

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Re: SMU Class of 2013/2014

Postby kalvano » Thu Jun 30, 2011 7:51 am

So how exactly does bidding work? Are there only a certain number of interview spots for each firm? Or can every student bid on a firm, and the firm just decides who to interview?

I guess my question is should a bid list be in any specific order in terms of preference, or does that not matter?

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Re: SMU Class of 2013/2014

Postby kalvano » Thu Jun 30, 2011 7:54 am

Also, Sir Beta, the interview / bidding info I posted is from OCS. In your wisdom, does it look vaguely accurate? Or are they overinflating the numbers?

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Re: SMU Class of 2013/2014

Postby bonnieblue » Thu Jun 30, 2011 8:50 am

Thanks beta! Also for like the Southeastern Career "Fair" and the Houston one, do those bids count against your 35?

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Re: SMU Class of 2013/2014

Postby nouseforaname123 » Thu Jun 30, 2011 9:25 am

kalvano wrote:So how exactly does bidding work? Are there only a certain number of interview spots for each firm? Or can every student bid on a firm, and the firm just decides who to interview?

I guess my question is should a bid list be in any specific order in terms of preference, or does that not matter?


Under the OCI tab, I believe the "total slots" column on the right is the number of interviews each employer will conduct at OCI.

This is what makes me skeptical of the idea that many firms dip below their posted grade cutoffs. Most firms have 19 or less slots and six firms have 38. 19 slots doesn't even cover 10% of the student body and 38 barely covers 15% (without counting transfers).

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Re: SMU Class of 2013/2014

Postby chrisokc » Thu Jun 30, 2011 9:26 am

bonnieblue wrote:Thanks beta! Also for like the Southeastern Career "Fair" and the Houston one, do those bids count against your 35?

I don't believe the Houston/resume collection bids count against the 35. And Kal, I think the entire class could bid on a particular firm, and the firm will then choose which 18 or however many to interview. Thus, it wouldn't matter in what order you bid or on which day you bid. I think the best way to pick which firms to exclude is to go to their websites and see what kind of attorneys they have. If it's a bunch of HLS grads and a few SMU grads who are all Coif, and you are top 50%, you might be wasting a bid on that one. Of course, if you have a rock-solid connection and/or are a super hot chick who can convey that fact on your resume, the cutoff becomes meaningless.




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