I have had a dreadful OCI experience. 6 interviews, 2 callbacks, one rejection. I'm top 5%, CALI awards, Law Review, great work experience. The callback from whom I hadn't heard anything (other than a "we appreciate your patience" email) sent me this yesterday:
"We feel you are a very strong candidate and you are on our list to receive an offer should the numbers allow. We sincerely hope we will be able to include you in our program. If we are in a position to extend you an offer in the next week or two as the decisions come in, we hope that you will strongly consider XXX for your summer clerkship."
(I interviewed late in the process and a wave of offers went out before I interviewed.)
So what do you think my chances are? I started to get hopeful but a couple of my classmates have cautioned me that so far, it's nothing but a "it was great to meet you" email that could very well be followed by "but we can't offer you a job." Surely they wouldn't send something like this unless they were pretty sure that they would be able to make an offer? Anyone else had this?