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How many pre-selects do you have so far?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 11, 2010 5:05 pm

Out of 75 something bids I have 6. Im pretty much in the 50% in terms of class rank. Given my mediocre class rank, is this good or bad?

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Re: How many pre-selects do you have so far?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 11, 2010 5:08 pm

Depends on what school (or level of school) you attend.

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Re: How many pre-selects do you have so far?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 11, 2010 5:10 pm

Howard.

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Re: How many pre-selects do you have so far?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 11, 2010 5:11 pm

Have you spoken to other classmates who are fairly close in rank to you? That would seem like a good way to assess whether or not your numbers are the norm for someone at your school and with about your rank.

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Re: How many pre-selects do you have so far?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 11, 2010 5:20 pm

Top-25-40 student here. For round one, I placed 2 bids and got 1 preselect. I bid on like 10 each for the next 2 rounds, and dropped about 10 more for resume collection, so I'll post results.

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Re: How many pre-selects do you have so far?

Postby 270910 » Wed Aug 11, 2010 5:24 pm

1) It depends on your rank / school.

2) It depends on the firm.

3) It depends on the timing of the process.

4) Many schools don't have pre-selects or else release all results at the same time.

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Re: How many pre-selects do you have so far?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 11, 2010 7:36 pm

Top 5%, school somewhere between T40-T50.

Bid on about 24 firms, got 18 prescreens so far, ranging from V5 to regional firms.

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Re: How many pre-selects do you have so far?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 11, 2010 7:48 pm

6 only....top 10 at a t40-50/secondary journal. No idea what went wrong =/

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Re: How many pre-selects do you have so far?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 11, 2010 7:54 pm

Out of ~20 bids for SAs got 3 so far. T48-52 (ha). top 40% no journal

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Re: How many pre-selects do you have so far?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 12, 2010 7:19 am

NYU 2L: 50 bids, 30 screening interviews.

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Re: How many pre-selects do you have so far?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 12, 2010 7:35 am

t40-50, top 25%, secondary journal - 35 bids, zero interviews

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Re: How many pre-selects do you have so far?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 12, 2010 8:30 am

T20 transfer student - 21 screening interviews :D .

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Re: How many pre-selects do you have so far?

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Re: How many pre-selects do you have so far?

Postby 20160810 » Thu Aug 12, 2010 3:50 pm

dood wrote:at loyola patent interview i was asked "why GW?"

i replied "best school i got into and all my lawyer family friends unanimously told me to a) go to the best law school u get into and b) if u dont get into top 20, dont go" <- note this advice does not apply to everybody, but in my circumstance where i was giving up $100K salary it was right.

back to interview story - so then i said something to the effect that i was looking at X, Y, Z schools b/c they offered me a big scholly but my family friends really talked me out of it. to which the interviewer replied, "yea, to be honest, if you're not literally top 1,2 maybe 3 at X, Y, Z school we wouldnt even give u a screener interview ITE"

true story. talk to many people and think long and hard before committing to law school if big law schmaww is ur only exit option.

Good thing you didn't apply last year when GW was ranked 28th, then you wouldn't have gone.

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Re: How many pre-selects do you have so far?

Postby Blindmelon » Thu Aug 12, 2010 3:53 pm

SBL wrote:
dood wrote:at loyola patent interview i was asked "why GW?"

i replied "best school i got into and all my lawyer family friends unanimously told me to a) go to the best law school u get into and b) if u dont get into top 20, dont go" <- note this advice does not apply to everybody, but in my circumstance where i was giving up $100K salary it was right.

back to interview story - so then i said something to the effect that i was looking at X, Y, Z schools b/c they offered me a big scholly but my family friends really talked me out of it. to which the interviewer replied, "yea, to be honest, if you're not literally top 1,2 maybe 3 at X, Y, Z school we wouldnt even give u a screener interview ITE"

true story. talk to many people and think long and hard before committing to law school if big law schmaww is ur only exit option.

Good thing you didn't apply last year when GW was ranked 28th, then you wouldn't have gone.


You better hope it doesn't fall again... or they may no-offer you and take UIUC students instead.

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Re: How many pre-selects do you have so far?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 12, 2010 4:42 pm

dood wrote: to which the interviewer replied, "yea, to be honest, if you're not literally top 1,2 maybe 3 at X, Y, Z school we wouldnt even give u a screener interview ITE"

true story. talk to many people and think long and hard before committing to law school if big law schmaww is ur only exit option.


T20 transfer poster from above. I've spoken to about ten attorneys this summer from different biglaw firms (most of whom are hiring partners). This advice is spot on.

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Re: How many pre-selects do you have so far?

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