is it worth bidding on firms with tiny class sizes?

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shmoo597
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is it worth bidding on firms with tiny class sizes?

Postby shmoo597 » Fri Aug 13, 2010 10:14 am

I know the obvious answer he is probably "no," but I'm looking at a regional market (not DC, NYC, Chicago, or LA) where the vast majority of firms coming to my OCI have small class sizes. A handful are above 10, but many are under 5, and none come even close to the sizes of some of NYC's monster firms. I'm willing to bid on firms with class sizes in the 5-10 range, but am hesitant to bid on any firm or office that takes only 2 people, even if the firm looks like a place I'd really love to work. At the same time, it's obvious these offices are interested in students at my school, as they are coming a long way to conduct interviews here, and some of these firms look appealing. ITE is it worth it to bid at these smaller firms? Thanks

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Re: is it worth bidding on firms with tiny class sizes?

Postby jayn3 » Fri Aug 13, 2010 10:20 am

if a firm looks like a place you'd really love to work, you have a much better shot of impressing them at the interview.

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Re: is it worth bidding on firms with tiny class sizes?

Postby dood » Fri Aug 13, 2010 10:28 am

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Re: is it worth bidding on firms with tiny class sizes?

Postby bwv812 » Fri Aug 13, 2010 2:58 pm

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Re: is it worth bidding on firms with tiny class sizes?

Postby Aberzombie1892 » Fri Aug 13, 2010 3:06 pm

shmoo597 wrote:I know the obvious answer he is probably "no," but I'm looking at a regional market (not DC, NYC, Chicago, or LA) where the vast majority of firms coming to my OCI have small class sizes. A handful are above 10, but many are under 5, and none come even close to the sizes of some of NYC's monster firms. I'm willing to bid on firms with class sizes in the 5-10 range, but am hesitant to bid on any firm or office that takes only 2 people, even if the firm looks like a place I'd really love to work. At the same time, it's obvious these offices are interested in students at my school, as they are coming a long way to conduct interviews here, and some of these firms look appealing. ITE is it worth it to bid at these smaller firms? Thanks


If the firm is in a regional market, the interviewers will be looking for ties to the city (this is true at many NLJ250 firm offices that are not in DC, NYC, Chicago, Atlanta, Houston, Dallas, or LA).

if you have ties to the region/market, go for it. If not, you bids may see better use on some V100/NLJ250 NYC firms.

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Re: is it worth bidding on firms with tiny class sizes?

Postby dood » Sat Aug 14, 2010 10:06 am

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