The remaining OCIP related research reports have now been posted to the Fall 2009 OCIP website. They include:
a. Spreadsheet of 2009 OCIP Employers By Schedule — a snapshot — as of 7-01-09 — of the OCIP information contained in the b-Line. It contains interview date, employer name, phase, number of interview slots, office locations for which the employer is interviewing, and hiring contact information. This spreadsheet will not include any additions/cancellations that occur after July 1st — the b-Line itself will always be your most up-to-the-minute source of OCIP information. You can sort the Spreadsheet however you like and print it to use as a reference for those occasions when you do not have internet connectivity and therefore cannot access the b-Line. (NOTE: The organizing principle of this spreadsheet is an employer’s individual interview schedule, which may include more than one office location for that employer.)
b. Spreadsheet of 2009 OCIP Employers By Location — this list breaks out the schedules according to the locations of the various offices for which the employers are interviewing. Like the Schedule Spreadsheet, the information contained on this spreadsheet is a snapshot of the information contained in b-Line as of July 1st. Unfortunately, we lack the resources to update it each time an employer changes its schedule. b-Line, on the other hand, is continually updated. Accordingly, the b-Line ought to “govern” if you find it is in conflict with the information on this or any other of the more static spreadsheets.
c. Bidding, Callback, and Offer Data from OCIP 2008 — this table contains information about the number of bids employers received in 2008 as well as the numbers of callbacks and offers they extended (if an employer chose to provide us with that information). Obviously, this year is much different from last year and this year’s outcomes will look much different than 2008’s. We know that firms are planning to further reduce the size of their summer programs — some quite dramatically — and that there will be many fewer callbacks — some have speculated 50% fewer — than last year. Nevertheless, we thought this information would have some limited usefulness to you as some kind of rough proxy for firms’ relative likely “popularity” (the number of students who bid on a firm obviously has an effect on the bidding for interviews for that firm) and relative “selectivity” (the ratio of screening interviews to callbacks). For more information about the bidding process and bidding strategy, consult the OCIP Details page.
We have also included on this table information about the size of the summer class for the last three years. Note that information about the size of the 2009 summer class is based on an estimate that firms submitted to NALP in February 2009 (which is why the column is entitled “2009 Expected”) — this is the most recent information available for the Summer of 2009.
d. List of Participating Public Interest and Public Sector Employers.
e. Link to the Shark Blog’s List of Law Firm Actions In Response To The Economic Downturn — The CDO has not confirmed the information contained in this list, but we wanted to make you aware of it, so you can critically evaluate it for yourselves and judge its usefulness in connection with your employer research.
One last thing, which we might have mentioned before. Several of the firms that have decided not to come to campus this Fall have instead chosen to post job positions in the jobs section of b-Line. Announcements for such positions will continue to be posted there from now through the remainder of the year (and even beyond), so be sure to check regularly (at least weekly) for new listings.