We probably did half our interviewing before the formal OCI process.
— A partner at Simpson Thacher, commenting in an interview with Business Insider on the firm’s early law student recruiting for summer 2023, which came ahead of law schools’ formal on-campus interviews. “Now, it’s just like the Wild West,” said another Biglaw partner, who mentioned that some summer associate prospects are entering interviews with “three or four offers” already in hand. Sources at Latham & Watkins say that the firm will likely conduct fewer OCI interviews this year because it’s already made 2023 offers to many students.
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