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You and I are law firm buddies, Hipcat. Different cities though.

Seeing the gaggle of 1Ls today reminded me of what I once was. Innocence, youth, and paradise: all lost!

When people say "shitstorm" I'm not sure they're bemoaning the fate of the top 10%. Yes, people who graded on LR have opportunities, but it seems that people with averages above 177 do not. Wouldn't you all guess that most students have heard positively or negatively from every OCI firm? I'd say the possibility of a second round of CB anywhere is very, very slight. 

I do agree that people will be hearing into November as a results of firms' more conservative approach to hiring. The fear of oversubscription will leave a lot of people in limbo unless those with offers move on them fairly quickly.

Fair enough. If you don't have a single callback by now, you're probably in trouble. Still, if you're around median with 2-3 CBs and haven't heard anything, I wouldn't assume that you struck out.

The difference between this OCI being bad and absolutely dreadful will be the number of those types of people that actually get offers. I don't know what the answer to that is.

I have no idea who you're talking about, but I know a girl with the same statistics (minus the suit, I suppose) who had around that same number of CBs, and definiely has at least two offers thus far.

No one can evaluate OCI until we discover whether that second round of CBs and offers actually materializes when people start actually rejecting offers. The people at Skadden told me they were only offering ~100 people firmwide, which was exactly the number of slots they planned on having, and that they'd move down the waitlist one by one as they got rejections. If that's true, some people might not be getting offers until November.

Unclear. Things seem to be very backloaded. Every Chicago firm I CBed with said that the earliest I'd hear would be this week. Anyone that looked primarily Chicago is still probably sweating (I think Kirkland's offers all go out the end of next week, Skadden is tomorrow. MBs are rolling, and I don't know what Sidley is doing. The smaller ones should start coming in this week or next week.)

Most people I've spoken to have an offer in NY or DC, but then again, that's a very, very skewed sample, because I tend to only ask people who I know will tell me they have an offer.

So what do we know about the new dean?

I'm thinking I'll take:

Con Law I (Huq)
FedRegSec (Henderson)
Trademarks (Landes)
Antitrust (Picker)

Any advice is welcome, but I'm 85% set on that lineup.

Current Law Students / Re: How Many Call-Backs Have You Received?
« on: August 26, 2009, 10:32:16 AM »
Well, if you're the breadwinner your SO's opinion on where s/he wants to live isn't outcome-determinative.


I don't think we know it will be worse (or just how bad it will be) until it's all over. It's certainly more stressful because of the delays.

It's still early in the game. I just got my first one this morning.

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