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Job Search / Re: Had Callback...Where's the Offer?
« on: September 13, 2007, 08:06:51 AM »
My V5 firm made me an offer on the spot at the end of the callback.

Job Search / Re: Freaking out
« on: September 13, 2007, 08:05:32 AM »
plus, salaries are going up to 190K according to a recruiting coordinator at a boston firm, so they are going to have to cut back on the number of new attorneys/summers... at least in my opinion...

That is just insane.  Absolutely insane.  I hope it's true.

I'll believe it when it happens. I've heard a few rumors myself of a salary increase, but it's mainly coming from unnamed sources through current students... wishful thinking? Time will tell.

Job Search / Re: So I had ten OCI interviews...
« on: September 10, 2007, 09:34:00 AM »
For those who wanted an update, here are how things turned out.

I received a slew of phone calls and e-mails just a day or two later; out of fourteen OCIs, I walked away with eleven call back requests... most of which I will not be accepting, as I've already attended one callback and received an offer from a V5 firm. Turns out all the worrying was for naught  :P

Hope everyone else has been as fortunate, especially those that kindly responded to my thread!

Job Search / Re: Is facial hair really a taboo for OCI?
« on: August 26, 2007, 04:30:01 PM »
Oh and for the record, I shaved everything off--thanks for the advice everyone ;)

Job Search / So I had ten OCI interviews...
« on: August 26, 2007, 02:46:35 PM »
Over the course of Wed, Thur, & Fri I had ten OCI interviews... I received one callback phone call late Friday, but nothing from the other nine. Is this normal??? Or did I manage to bat a measely 10% thus far in OCI? Or, is it simply too soon to have expected to hear back from most firms?

To give a little more background (and don't bother reading if you're one to bash people for giving specifics), I'm on LR and in the top 10% at a T10; the firms are exclusively in the V25.

Job Search / Is facial hair really a taboo for OCI?
« on: August 11, 2007, 09:54:32 AM »
I have a very small amount of facial hair, but am very fond of it--it genuinely makes me look a few years older, which is a good thing considering I'm an under age law student.


Current Law Students / Re: How long do class supplements last?
« on: August 07, 2007, 04:30:59 PM »
Almost every supplement I used 1L was outdated by at least a few years... didn't keep me from law review ;)

Seriously, you should be fine. From my experience, if there are any truly novel changes in the law, my professors would hammer them home anyway.

Current Law Students / Re: mediocre GPA/rank but on law review
« on: July 16, 2007, 09:21:01 AM »
If i have a mediocre GPA and rank (just outside of the top third) but i'm in at law review, what do my job prospects look like if i'm applying for biglaw?  i know a lot of these firms prefer law review/journal but they also want a high GPA/rank.  Is anyone in the same situation or know of anyone with a similar problem? 

Entirely depends upon your school. Law review at Harvard (or any of the top 10) will save almost any set of grades... at Cooley, not so much ;)

Transferring / Re: Where Should I Go? T10 choices...
« on: July 09, 2007, 03:43:28 AM »
First off, congrats! That's a major accomplishment.

Second, I would encourage you to make a decision (and withdraw from the other schools) as soon as possible... I'm already at a T10, but many people apply to them and it helps the entire world out (maybe a slight overstatement, but still) if schools know who is and who is not going to accept.

Third, all of those schools will give you nearly identical options, so the decision truly should come down to 1) which school you like the best and 2) practical reasons for your choice. As to the first, I'd encourage you to at least visit some of these schools if it's possible with your summer job; they all have merits, so it's really about where you'd like to spend two more years. UVA and Michigan have amazing facilities. Chicago and Michigan would bring you slightly closer towards your interest in practicing in the mid-west. Columbia and NYC apparently offer a huge cost savings.

My advice is to simply pick the school you like the most and only pick a different one if you truly feel that the practical concerns are really important. When I was picking between my initial batch of offers from the T10, I had a similarly dizzying array of considerations... in the end, I went with the school I fell in love with, and don't regret it for a moment.

I took notes entirely by hand my first semester--so many of my peers were horribly distracted by IM, online games, and such during class. I did not want to fall into the same trap. Second semester, I took notes via laptop, but had the discipline to next let myself get too distracted... and my grades were even better this go around. It's really personal preference, and knowing your strengths and weaknesses.

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