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Job Search / not picked for screening interviews
« on: July 30, 2007, 07:16:15 AM »
My resume looks pretty good.  Top 10%, law review, solid work experience, leadership roles in organizations etc.  However, a few firms doing OCI that I never thought were the most selective, have not picked me for screening interviews while most of the top firms have.  Has anyone else had a similar experience so far?

Current Law Students / Re: 12 Hours A DAY?
« on: July 24, 2007, 09:05:09 AM »
12 hours a day when you include class time doesn't seem way off.   

Job Search / Re: Email or Snail-Mail SA Application materials
« on: July 24, 2007, 09:01:03 AM »
emailing would certainly be easier and cheaper.
Are you all waiting until after OCI interviews are over before mailing out applications to not OCI firms?

Current Law Students / Re: 12 Hours A DAY?
« on: July 23, 2007, 07:14:51 AM »
I found that the key to studying was having a consistent schedule.  You'll need to study a lot more than undergrad, but it won't be overwhelming if you just make sure you are doing a little bit everyday.  I don't think I took a day off from studying the entire year, but I never had a cram session either.
  I remember during our first week of school, one guy talked about how he was studying until 2:00 or 3:00 in the morning.  He ended up near the bottom of the class, so I'm assuming he didn't keep up that pace.   

Job Search / Re: OCI Chances
« on: July 17, 2007, 06:06:50 AM »
If they are coming to your school for OCI, then isn't it safe to assume that they would be willing to hire someone in the top 1% of the class?  The fact that you go to a T3 school likely limits the number of firms that will come to your school and will limit the number of offers they give out at your school, but since you are ranked so high, you are one of the few people that will probably get a shot. 

As to your second question I can't help you.  I went through the OCI and call back BS in the winter and still have no idea what the firms are really looking for.

I got a B in LRW and made law review.  I was top 10% though

I read PLS before I started.  It was mainly BS.  The only pieces of advice I actually took were to do LEEWS before school started and to read some of the E&E's.  I ended up not following the LEEWS approach at all.  I did think the E&Es were quite valuable though and are a great way to learn some of the BLL before starting school.     

Job Search / Re: law job guides
« on: July 14, 2007, 09:05:17 AM »
She came to speak at our school and talked a lot about going out of your way to make connections.  I'm not sure how many people in law school can really afford to take all that time to be doing the things she recommends.

Job Search / Should I apply to all the OCI firms?
« on: July 14, 2007, 09:03:24 AM »
I'm sick of trying to figure out which OCI firms I want to interview with and the resume drop is fast approaching.  Is there any harm in applying to all the firms and then turning down OCI screening interviews after researching some more.  Do firms get offended by this, or is it expected?  Should I care if they do get offended?   ???

Job Search / Cover letters for OCI
« on: July 14, 2007, 07:28:47 AM »
We submit our resumes for OCI through a computer system.  Most employers request just a resume and grade report.  Assuming I don't have any special reason for a cover letter, should I attach one anyway?  The career services people say no, but some students have mentioned that they include cover letters anyway.

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