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Re: Pre-OCI 2020

Post by Anonymous User » Thu Oct 22, 2020 12:19 pm

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Have folks been emailing recruiters directly or applying online?
I did an informational interview last years, received an invitation for a callback interview recently (without having reached out myself) and received an offer yesterday. Others I've talked to have emailed recruiters directly. For the firms I've applied to online, I haven't heard anything and it's been a couple weeks.

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Re: Pre-OCI 2020

Post by covid2L » Thu Oct 22, 2020 12:20 pm

Has anyone heard of much movement in Boston or Chicago? I've heard of a little movement in Boston, but my schools not in either market so I don't have many contacts in either who can give me much intel.

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Re: Pre-OCI 2020

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Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:59 pm
I go to a T30. Multiple people in my class have begun interviewing at V20s in Chicago, NYC, and DC. Offers have also already gone out (some have posted on LinkedIn that they've accepted an offer).
Do you know what the typical timeline is for a pre-OCI screener to a callback invite?

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Re: Pre-OCI 2020

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covid2L wrote:
Thu Oct 22, 2020 12:20 pm
Has anyone heard of much movement in Boston or Chicago? I've heard of a little movement in Boston, but my schools not in either market so I don't have many contacts in either who can give me much intel.
I know of several interviews at the top Boston firms. Haven't heard of any offers yet.

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Re: Pre-OCI 2020

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becodalapa wrote:
Thu Oct 22, 2020 3:12 pm
covid2L wrote:
Thu Oct 22, 2020 12:20 pm
Has anyone heard of much movement in Boston or Chicago? I've heard of a little movement in Boston, but my schools not in either market so I don't have many contacts in either who can give me much intel.
I know of several interviews at the top Boston firms. Haven't heard of any offers yet.
Do you know if Goodwin is included in this "top Boston firms" category? Asking for a friend... literally, friend applied to Goodwin NY and BOS offices.

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Re: Pre-OCI 2020

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Anonymous User wrote:
Thu Oct 22, 2020 5:30 pm
becodalapa wrote:
Thu Oct 22, 2020 3:12 pm
covid2L wrote:
Thu Oct 22, 2020 12:20 pm
Has anyone heard of much movement in Boston or Chicago? I've heard of a little movement in Boston, but my schools not in either market so I don't have many contacts in either who can give me much intel.
I know of several interviews at the top Boston firms. Haven't heard of any offers yet.
Do you know if Goodwin is included in this "top Boston firms" category? Asking for a friend... literally, friend applied to Goodwin NY and BOS offices.
Yes, at least in Boston

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Re: Pre-OCI 2020

Post by Anonymous User » Sat Oct 24, 2020 9:25 am

Does anybody know if a pre-oci screener gives you a higher chance of getting callbacks as opposed to the OCI screeners? (assuming that your interview performance stays the same) Or does this depend on the firm?

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Re: Pre-OCI 2020

Post by aliciacflorrick » Fri Oct 30, 2020 9:40 am

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Does anybody know if a pre-oci screener gives you a higher chance of getting callbacks as opposed to the OCI screeners? (assuming that your interview performance stays the same) Or does this depend on the firm?
In my experience pre-COVID, there is no such thing as a pre-OCI screener. It’s straight-to-callback. If you land an interview by mass-mailing before OCI, most of the firms invite you to the office for a full round of interviews. About 2 out of 10 firms screened me on the phone first, and both led to callbacks.

Perhaps pre-OCI does include screeners now because of how easy it is to screen people virtually. If that’s the case, then I’m not sure there are any reliable statistics out there telling us the screener-to-callback ratio for pre-OCI since pre-OCI screeners are largely a pandemic-specific practice.

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Re: Pre-OCI 2020

Post by purplegoldtornado » Fri Oct 30, 2020 10:43 am

aliciacflorrick wrote:
Fri Oct 30, 2020 9:40 am
Anonymous User wrote:
Sat Oct 24, 2020 9:25 am
Does anybody know if a pre-oci screener gives you a higher chance of getting callbacks as opposed to the OCI screeners? (assuming that your interview performance stays the same) Or does this depend on the firm?
In my experience pre-COVID, there is no such thing as a pre-OCI screener. It’s straight-to-callback. If you land an interview by mass-mailing before OCI, most of the firms invite you to the office for a full round of interviews. About 2 out of 10 firms screened me on the phone first, and both led to callbacks.

Perhaps pre-OCI does include screeners now because of how easy it is to screen people virtually. If that’s the case, then I’m not sure there are any reliable statistics out there telling us the screener-to-callback ratio for pre-OCI since pre-OCI screeners are largely a pandemic-specific practice.
This is accurate.

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Re: Pre-OCI 2020

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Anyone hear about any movement from DC firms on interviews pre-OCI?

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Re: Pre-OCI 2020

Post by Anonymous User » Tue Nov 03, 2020 10:31 am

Offer at a V20, upcoming callback at a V10, both in NY. Forwarded my resume/transcript to alumni after networking call. Above median at T14. Hope this is helpful.

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Re: Pre-OCI 2020

Post by Anonymous User » Tue Nov 03, 2020 11:15 am

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Tue Nov 03, 2020 10:31 am
Offer at a V20, upcoming callback at a V10, both in NY. Forwarded my resume/transcript to alumni after networking call. Above median at T14. Hope this is helpful.
Thanks for the data point. Did you have screeners for both firms or did you go straight to callback after the alumni call?

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Re: Pre-OCI 2020

Post by Anonymous User » Tue Nov 03, 2020 3:09 pm

did a callback last Thursday V30 firm in LA market. Haven't heard anything. Does this mean I'm out?

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Re: Pre-OCI 2020

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did a callback last Thursday V30 firm in LA market. Haven't heard anything. Does this mean I'm out?

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Re: Pre-OCI 2020

Post by Anonymous User » Thu Nov 05, 2020 7:48 am

Any movement in the LA market?

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Re: Pre-OCI 2020

Post by Anonymous User » Thu Nov 05, 2020 11:06 pm

If a firm asks if I want to set up an "informational call" after I submitted my application online, is this a screener or purely just an informational interview for me to get to know the firm.

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Re: Pre-OCI 2020

Post by Anonymous User » Thu Nov 05, 2020 11:11 pm

purplegoldtornado wrote:
Fri Oct 30, 2020 10:43 am
aliciacflorrick wrote:
Fri Oct 30, 2020 9:40 am
Anonymous User wrote:
Sat Oct 24, 2020 9:25 am
Does anybody know if a pre-oci screener gives you a higher chance of getting callbacks as opposed to the OCI screeners? (assuming that your interview performance stays the same) Or does this depend on the firm?
In my experience pre-COVID, there is no such thing as a pre-OCI screener. It’s straight-to-callback. If you land an interview by mass-mailing before OCI, most of the firms invite you to the office for a full round of interviews. About 2 out of 10 firms screened me on the phone first, and both led to callbacks.

Perhaps pre-OCI does include screeners now because of how easy it is to screen people virtually. If that’s the case, then I’m not sure there are any reliable statistics out there telling us the screener-to-callback ratio for pre-OCI since pre-OCI screeners are largely a pandemic-specific practice.
This is accurate.
I recently had a screener with a v10 firm in Houston and a classmate of mine had a screener at a different v10 firm in Houston. So they're definitely doing screeners in Texas.

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Re: Pre-OCI 2020

Post by Anonymous User » Fri Nov 06, 2020 12:31 pm

Also above median at T14. Have offer at NY V10 firm, callback at another NY V10 firm (as in, both top 10 in NY, where I am pursuing, not necessarily overall). Also went through the informal process of networking turning into callbacks.

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Re: Pre-OCI 2020

Post by Wubbles » Fri Nov 06, 2020 12:50 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Thu Nov 05, 2020 11:06 pm
If a firm asks if I want to set up an "informational call" after I submitted my application online, is this a screener or purely just an informational interview for me to get to know the firm.
This is a screener

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Re: Pre-OCI 2020

Post by Reese1 » Fri Nov 06, 2020 2:17 pm

Wubbles wrote:
Fri Nov 06, 2020 12:50 pm
Anonymous User wrote:
Thu Nov 05, 2020 11:06 pm
If a firm asks if I want to set up an "informational call" after I submitted my application online, is this a screener or purely just an informational interview for me to get to know the firm.
This is a screener
I would prepare for it like a screener, but I had one of these that was an info session before by real interview.

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Re: Pre-OCI 2020

Post by covid2L » Fri Nov 06, 2020 2:19 pm

Has anyone heard of any movement from WilmerHale east coast offices?

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Re: Pre-OCI 2020

Post by MovingForward212 » Fri Nov 06, 2020 4:00 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Fri Nov 06, 2020 12:31 pm
Also above median at T14. Have offer at NY V10 firm, callback at another NY V10 firm (as in, both top 10 in NY, where I am pursuing, not necessarily overall). Also went through the informal process of networking turning into callbacks.
Can you give anymore info? Above median at T14 doesn’t really help others much

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Re: Pre-OCI 2020

Post by Anonymous User » Fri Nov 06, 2020 7:22 pm

MovingForward212 wrote:
Fri Nov 06, 2020 4:00 pm
Anonymous User wrote:
Fri Nov 06, 2020 12:31 pm
Also above median at T14. Have offer at NY V10 firm, callback at another NY V10 firm (as in, both top 10 in NY, where I am pursuing, not necessarily overall). Also went through the informal process of networking turning into callbacks.
Can you give anymore info? Above median at T14 doesn’t really help others much
For sure. I can say that it is considered a prestigious school with national firm placement. A significant number of alums work at the firm where I have an offer. As for that firm, they handle high-profile commercial and litigation matters, among other categories where they are among the best of the field. Currently they are WFH. Hope this helps.

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Re: Pre-OCI 2020

Post by becodalapa » Sat Nov 07, 2020 10:29 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Fri Nov 06, 2020 7:22 pm
MovingForward212 wrote:
Fri Nov 06, 2020 4:00 pm
Anonymous User wrote:
Fri Nov 06, 2020 12:31 pm
Also above median at T14. Have offer at NY V10 firm, callback at another NY V10 firm (as in, both top 10 in NY, where I am pursuing, not necessarily overall). Also went through the informal process of networking turning into callbacks.
Can you give anymore info? Above median at T14 doesn’t really help others much
For sure. I can say that it is considered a prestigious school with national firm placement. A significant number of alums work at the firm where I have an offer. As for that firm, they handle high-profile commercial and litigation matters, among other categories where they are among the best of the field. Currently they are WFH. Hope this helps.
You realize that this is just a longer way of saying "Above median at a T14. Have offer at NY V10 firm," right?

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Re: Pre-OCI 2020

Post by Anonymous User » Sat Nov 07, 2020 2:13 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Tue Nov 03, 2020 11:15 am
Anonymous User wrote:
Tue Nov 03, 2020 10:31 am
Offer at a V20, upcoming callback at a V10, both in NY. Forwarded my resume/transcript to alumni after networking call. Above median at T14. Hope this is helpful.
Thanks for the data point. Did you have screeners for both firms or did you go straight to callback after the alumni call?
Straight to callback after the alumni call. I will say my GPA (from 1 semester of grades lol) is above the median offer GPA for my school at each firm and I am URM in the law firm context. From what the hiring people at these firms are saying, they aren't very far along in the process at all.

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