Many a law student has forwarded along an e-mail from his or her law school career services office announcing that this or that law firm has dropped out of on campus interviewing schedules (a.k.a. OCI). Here’s a recent sample from Columbia announcing that Sullivan & Cromwell will not be interviewing 3Ls:
From: COLUMBIA CAREER SERVICES OFFICE
Date: Tue, Jul 28, 2009 at 7:09 AM
Subject: EIP 2009 UPDATE: Sullivan & Cromwell 3L Schedules
Unfortunately, Sullivan & Cromwell will no longer be interviewing 3L students on their EIP schedules. We will be happy to accept one additional bid – to be entered in either the same slot as you had placed the firm in your bid list, or in the last slot on your list. Please email me your selection by 12 pm tomorrow, July 29. If you will not be able to do so, please let me know as soon as possible. If you do not select an additional firm to add to your bid list, all of your bids will simply move up one place in your list.
Again, we apologize for the inconvenience, and please let me know if you have any questions.
We are happy to get these e-mails but we’re not likely to do an “X-firm-has-dropped-from-X-law school schedule” play by play on fall recruiting. So here is an open thread for law school students from across the country to discuss which firms have dropped out of recruiting at which law schools. Also, feel free to make use of the ATL Community Section.
It may not necessarily reassure you, but this happened last year too. See this 2008 vintage post: Fall Recruiting Open Thread: Some OCIs are DOA.
Earlier: Some Top Law Firms Will Not Interview At Yale