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Lower T14 Advice for Chicago

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 05, 2010 7:16 pm

I have a 3.7 from a lower T14 school (not Georgetown). I have decided not to try NYC or DC because of the competition, and I grew up in Illinois which will probably make moving back there plausible in the eyes of interviewers. Are Sidley, Jenna, Meyer reasonable prospects? If not what other large firms should I focus on? Or maybe I should try for smaller firms like Bartlet Beck.

Want to work in litigation. Any insight appreciated.

And, yes, I was joking about Bartlet Beck.

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Re: Lower T14 Advice for Chicago

Postby NYAssociate » Mon Jul 05, 2010 7:48 pm

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Re: Lower T14 Advice for Chicago

Postby markymark » Mon Jul 05, 2010 8:56 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I have a 3.7 from a lower T14 school (not Georgetown). I have decided not to try NYC or DC because of the competition, and I grew up in Illinois which will probably make moving back there plausible in the eyes of interviewers. Are Sidley, Jenna, Meyer reasonable prospects? If not what other large firms should I focus on? Or maybe I should try for smaller firms like Bartlet Beck.

Want to work in litigation. Any insight appreciated.

And, yes, I was joking about Bartlet Beck.




NYC is MUCH easier to get than Chicago. The class sizes were tiny this past summer.

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Re: Lower T14 Advice for Chicago

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 05, 2010 10:03 pm

With his GPA at any lower t-14, I think OP is fine for Chicago.

I have a feeling that this year NYC is going to be flooded with apps...making it a lot more competitive than last year when people avoided NYC.

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Re: Lower T14 Advice for Chicago

Postby mallard » Mon Jul 05, 2010 10:05 pm

Bartlit Beck is much harder to get than the other firms you mentioned.

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Re: Lower T14 Advice for Chicago

Postby NYAssociate » Mon Jul 05, 2010 10:08 pm

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Re: Lower T14 Advice for Chicago

Postby mallard » Mon Jul 05, 2010 10:08 pm

Oh, I can't read.

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Re: Lower T14 Advice for Chicago

Postby ToTransferOrNot » Tue Jul 06, 2010 12:09 am

Yeah, focusing on Chicago as "safer" than NYC = baad idea. Might be fewer people applying, but a lot of the Chicago firms have small enough class sizes right now that they can take their pick of UChicago/Northwestern/Michigan kids, with a few HYSCCN for flavor. As I've mentioned before, for example, Mayer has people from UChicago, Northwestern, and Michigan this year, and 1 Harvard student--that's it. And you're talking top of the class types, too.

So... good luck?

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Re: Lower T14 Advice for Chicago

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 06, 2010 1:20 am

I summered at Reed Smith (formerly Sachnoff and Weaver) a couple years ago and loved it. Good solid firm, not the best in the city but plenty of interesting work and smart people. Best of all: they're nice people. And they don't work themselves to death. I'd definitely bid for an interview.




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