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Current Law Students / Re: OCI = disheartening
« on: September 10, 2008, 05:07:08 PM »
I think OCI is actually a waste of time. Firms interview people they have no real interest in, just to fill out their schedule. Wasting the student's time as well as their own. Maybe there is an outside chance left to "wow" the firm, but very few law students are all that impressive.

Firms are far more honest about their interest when you get an interview via a mailing. Hence why everyone seems to suggest doing these huge mailings.

And I say that after receiving a rejection email 2 minutes ago from a firm I had an OCI interview with yesterday.

Current Law Students / Re: OCI = disheartening
« on: September 09, 2008, 11:45:13 AM »
I've had 2 callbacks via screening interviews so far. I've had 22 screening interviews, on-campus and at regional events.

Job Search / Least Favorite Questions:
« on: September 08, 2008, 05:13:03 PM »
What are your least favorite interview questions?

I'll start:

What are your greatest strengths and weaknesses? (or worse yet, "3 strengths and 3 weaknesses")

Job Search / Re: Lowenstein Sandler, Roseland NJ
« on: September 07, 2008, 08:29:05 PM »
Just wondering, man.  Good luck.  I'm hoping to land there or at Wolff Samson or even McCarter or English next summer.


It's a solid NJ firm.

Thanks, you too. I've got Lowenstein at the top of my list right now. So it will be extra-heartbreaking when the ding letter arrives.

Job Search / Re: Lowenstein Sandler, Roseland NJ
« on: September 07, 2008, 06:37:47 PM »
Where do you folks go to school?


Job Search / Re: Lowenstein Sandler, Roseland NJ
« on: September 03, 2008, 08:42:46 PM »
Has anyone gotten an offer from Lowenstein yet, or are they just taking their time?

I had the same thing happen to me this week and I am a 3L. I thought it was interesting too.

Question - If the firm isn't doing OCI but calls me in for a 1 hour interview, it's still a screening interview right?

Eh, yeah, 1 hour is probably too short to be a callback. You never know, though. Why don't you ask if there will be a "follow-up" interview when you meet the recruiting director?

Law School Admissions / Re: Majors
« on: August 29, 2008, 06:47:52 AM »
Most law schools want to have a couple kids every year that will go on the lucrative IP track. Those kids need to be engineers/physicists/Biochem/other technical. With the exception that a lower GPA in those subjects MAY be accepted, the schools don't really seem to care what your major is at all. If anything, there is a general trend toward accepting diverse majors.

Anyway, this question is generally annoying and comes up repeatedly throughout the application cycle.

Technical degrees are hard because they are graded by examination, lend themselves to the curve and engineering/science professors tend to make difficult exams. Everything else is pretty much equal. Even your econ/finance degree.

The best major-selection advice: Pick a major that you enjoy, because you are more-likely to do well in those classes, and maybe end up as a reasonably well-adjusted person in the process.

Job Search / Re: Offer After Callback
« on: August 22, 2008, 09:03:21 PM »
i got a letter with an offer from one firm without a call.

Are letters common for this sort of thing? I assumed that an offer would normally come by phone or email.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: LSAT/IQ Conversion Table
« on: August 21, 2008, 12:35:15 PM »
where do you go to law school or for which firm do you work?

C'mon Galt... you know I can't answer that...

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