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by UVA2B
Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: What is Biglaw and how do I get it?
Replies: 29
Views: 1523

Re: What is Biglaw and how do I get it?

Just wanted to add one last idea that probably isn't that big of a deal, but a young associate or law student may not consciously think about it: the other stuff about legal practice to consider (reciprocity in bar associations, conflict check clearing and the other hidden dangers of tipping your ha...
by UVA2B
Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: What is Biglaw and how do I get it?
Replies: 29
Views: 1523

Re: What is Biglaw and how do I get it?

When are you going to do the "Oh so that's Biglaw, how do I get out of it?" thread? Navigating the second job search (legal recruiters, timing, conflict considerations, new market and bar applications/reciprocity concerns, etc.) sounds like a pretty awesome topic for someone who has lateraled. lega...
by UVA2B
Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Are firm receptions worthwhile?
Replies: 6
Views: 125

Re: Are firm receptions worthwhile?

Resoundingly yes, it’s worth it. Bring your materials, make decent conversation with attorneys, and at minimum you’ll be able to talk about the people you spoke to (remember their names and practice groups btw) when OCI rolls around. If you’re otherwise qualified, it will only help in the long run.
by UVA2B
Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: What is Biglaw and how do I get it?
Replies: 29
Views: 1523

Re: What is Biglaw and how do I get it?

When are you going to do the "Oh so that's Biglaw, how do I get out of it?" thread? Navigating the second job search (legal recruiters, timing, conflict considerations, new market and bar applications/reciprocity concerns, etc.) sounds like a pretty awesome topic for someone who has lateraled. lega...
by UVA2B
Wed Jun 20, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: What is Biglaw and how do I get it?
Replies: 29
Views: 1523

Re: What is Biglaw and how do I get it?

BigZuck wrote:
Wed Jun 20, 2018 4:15 pm
When are you going to do the "Oh so that's Biglaw, how do I get out of it?" thread?
Navigating the second job search (legal recruiters, timing, conflict considerations, new market and bar applications/reciprocity concerns, etc.) sounds like a pretty awesome topic for someone who has lateraled.
by UVA2B
Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Mass Mailing General Questions
Replies: 35
Views: 938

Re: Mass Mailing General Questions

From Skadden: "Thank you for your letter and impressive resume expressing an interest in our Firm. I regret that due to the large number of inquiries we are receiving this year, we are unable to schedule an interview with you. Thank you again for your interest in Skadden, Arps, and I wish you every...
by UVA2B
Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Mass Mailing General Questions
Replies: 35
Views: 938

Re: Mass Mailing General Questions

From Skadden: "Thank you for your letter and impressive resume expressing an interest in our Firm. I regret that due to the large number of inquiries we are receiving this year, we are unable to schedule an interview with you. Thank you again for your interest in Skadden, Arps, and I wish you every...
by UVA2B
Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: Other Pre-Law Questions
Topic: Books To Help With Policy Analysis
Replies: 3
Views: 109

Re: Books To Help With Policy Analysis

Respectfully, policy arguments and any discussion thereof will be colored by that particular author’s ideological leanings. Policy arguments are usually the “this doesn’t seem/feel right to me, and here’s why” types of argumentation. It’s not based on case law, not based on black letter law, and not...
by UVA2B
Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: White & Case Chicago
Replies: 2
Views: 173

Re: White & Case Chicago

It sometimes depends on the nature of how they're opening an office. White & Case is starting from scratch with their Chicago office, so it'll likely be a bit before they do any summer program (could be as early as next summer, but considering this is brand new now, I'm skeptical they would stand up...
by UVA2B
Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: THE Sacred LSL Admissions Decision Ashram
Replies: 96
Views: 6648

Re: THE Sacred LSL Admissions Decision Ashram

There has been a lot of really good, valid discussion on the choice here, and I've thought a decent amount about it before answering, so hopefully my opinion will be just another data point worth considering. Stranger is more or less spot on above with the analysis. And I think you have some competi...
by UVA2B
Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: THE Sacred LSL Admissions Decision Ashram
Replies: 96
Views: 6648

Re: THE Sacred LSL Admissions Decision Ashram

Can you break down likely loan amounts? With a working spouse in support, I feel like this is a more relevant figure. Maybe that plus the hit to savings. I have additional thoughts on your plan, but this is a really good baseline question. Until we know actual debt amounts considering your SO's inc...
by UVA2B
Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Mass Mailing General Questions
Replies: 35
Views: 938

Re: Mass Mailing General Questions

I was invited to do a "preliminary interview" with Skadden if I am in NYC anytime soon. How useful would it be to make my way to NYC prior to OCI? Useful if you want a job at Skadden NYC. you are a wealth of knowledge I try. Since you seem unhappy with my initial answer, here it is more drawn out f...
by UVA2B
Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Legal News and Law Firm Gossip
Topic: Skadden and peer firms Baker McKenzie and Schulte Roth to hours contingent bonus!
Replies: 1520
Views: 50449

Re: paul weiss ninth years to 350!

JohnnieSockran wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:51 pm
BigZuck wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:45 pm
Smokeythebear and his friend are both craven cowards mods please
Good luck taking on Smokey with the mods. Lol.

Smokey, I've always found your posts helpful and informative.
(it was sarcasm)
by UVA2B
Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Mass Mailing General Questions
Replies: 35
Views: 938

Re: Mass Mailing General Questions

I was invited to do a "preliminary interview" with Skadden if I am in NYC anytime soon. How useful would it be to make my way to NYC prior to OCI? Useful if you want a job at Skadden NYC. you are a wealth of knowledge I try. Since you seem unhappy with my initial answer, here it is more drawn out f...
by UVA2B
Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Of Weed & Security Clearances
Replies: 33
Views: 643

Re: Of Weed & Security Clearances

Something that can/should be appreciated in this discussion about DZ's problem (and I'm not commenting on whether DZ should've or would've been eligible for a security clearance), but when you're talking about unpaid positions like the one he applied for, it may have been as simple as not wanting to...
by UVA2B
Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Mass Mailing General Questions
Replies: 35
Views: 938

Re: Mass Mailing General Questions

I was invited to do a "preliminary interview" with Skadden if I am in NYC anytime soon. How useful would it be to make my way to NYC prior to OCI? Useful if you want a job at Skadden NYC. you are a wealth of knowledge I try. Since you seem unhappy with my initial answer, here it is more drawn out f...
by UVA2B
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Mass Mailing General Questions
Replies: 35
Views: 938

Re: Mass Mailing General Questions

guest wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:28 am
I was invited to do a "preliminary interview" with Skadden if I am in NYC anytime soon. How useful would it be to make my way to NYC prior to OCI?
Useful if you want a job at Skadden NYC.
by UVA2B
Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: THE Sacred LSL Admissions Decision Ashram
Replies: 96
Views: 6648

Re: THE Sacred LSL Admissions Decision Ashram

Hi! I wanted to get your thoughts on the Harvard Junior Deferral program. I know there’s not information out currently about stats for getting in, but I just would like some general feedback. I’m a rising Junior at a large state flagship university considered a pretty top public school. I’m interes...
by UVA2B
Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Smokey’s Guide to Biglaw Summer Associate
Replies: 67
Views: 2637

Re: Smokey’s Guide to Biglaw Summer Associate

Touching on the "not making a big deal about not drinking", what do people who have dietary restrictions do? I've never been able to navigate this well. I do NOT want anyone to make special arrangements, I'm fine eating before/after and just nursing a drink, but at food events it can be really awkw...
by UVA2B
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Smokey’s Guide to Biglaw Summer Associate
Replies: 67
Views: 2637

Re: Smokey’s Guide to Biglaw Summer Associate

Touching on the "not making a big deal about not drinking", what do people who have dietary restrictions do? I've never been able to navigate this well. I do NOT want anyone to make special arrangements, I'm fine eating before/after and just nursing a drink, but at food events it can be really awkw...
by UVA2B
Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Is it OCI, OGI, or EIW?
Replies: 7
Views: 313

Re: Is it OCI, OGI, or EIW?

What is there to discuss? Some schools that do interviews on campus should call them "on campus interviews." UVA is a weird outlier because the school is doggishly committed to referring to their campus as "grounds" instead of "campus," giving you OGI. And for some schools that may not do their inte...
by UVA2B
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Mass Mailing General Questions
Replies: 35
Views: 938

Re: Mass Mailing General Questions

Guest wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:37 am
do firms fly people out pre-OCI if they're not in that city?
If they want to do a CB interview, yes.
by UVA2B
Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: Legal News and Law Firm Gossip
Topic: Skadden and peer firms Baker McKenzie and Schulte Roth to hours contingent bonus!
Replies: 1520
Views: 50449

Re: go home show’s over - Debevoise matches Cravath

I'm curious how above market firms will respond. Non have yet right? Any news from Kellogg and co? They all raised when we went to 180k right. Curious like how we're all curious how Wachtell shatters comp. through bonuses, or curious if they'll stand pat because Kellogg, KVN, etc. could potentially...
by UVA2B
Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: UVA OGI 2018
Replies: 0
Views: 129

UVA OGI 2018

Hello Wahoo 2Ls, welcome to your new home. Historical Thread Rules: ~Only current/former UVA students can post. ~Keep advice and information specific to UVA. ~Confidential information from CS should be kept confidential. ~Shame anyone that calls it "OCI" If you want to bounce your bid list off the c...
by UVA2B
Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Legal News and Law Firm Gossip
Topic: Skadden and peer firms Baker McKenzie and Schulte Roth to hours contingent bonus!
Replies: 1520
Views: 50449

Re: tetelestai — cravath to 190 and boneus

other thread wrote:
Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:24 pm
TLS thread had it first
Yup.

And it was mostly ignored for a discussion of what constitutes UMC apparently.