dabigchina wrote:jbagelboy wrote:I think you can get LA firms from median at CLS. The only firms that are very picky for grades and that would look for someone with at least top 20% are Gibson Dunn, Irell (& Hueston Hennigan), Munger Tolles, and probably S&C. Latham is selective but not that selective.
Latham LA has a 100% honors to offer ratio. I would call them selective. I would also include OMM, although I admit their grade threshold is lower than I thought. The problem is these are the biggest summer classes in LA. I think outside of these firms it's really only Sidley and Skadden that have sizeable summer programs?
I agree that Latham is selective (I think I said that verbatim) but I don't think they require more than Stone, which for 1Ls is more like 35-40%, not 20%. Same with O'Melveny. Top 20% is like a 3.6.
Honestly I don't know the relative size of all of the summer programs; I think Sheppard Mullin also has a fairly large class and firms like Orrick/Akin Gump/Jones Day/Morrison Foerster are all non-grade-selective at CLS and take a number of summers. Quinn, K&E, Proskauer, Wilson Sonsini, all of these firms take summers in LA and probably look for honors but not top 20%. I agree that class size is an issue and that presents certain advantages to UCLA and USC students since the firms want to maintain relationships with those schools.