Anonymous User wrote:1) Don't waste bids on DC unless you're really sure you know what you're doing. Otherwise, they're not going to call you back.
2) Don't waste bids on LA/SF unless you're really sure you know what you're doing and you have ties to CA. Otherwise, they're not going to call you back.
(None of the above applies to hard sciences IP, because in that case, you know what you're doing.)
How dangerous is it to bid on a lot of DC firms in my situation: 3.72 (top 10%, I think) at NYU, lived/worked/went to college in DC for 7 years prior to law school. I applied to a bunch of mid-range firms in DC like Arnold & Porter, Akin Gump, Jenner Block, Dickstein Shapiro, and the DC offices of some of the top NY firms. I also bid on a bunch of NY firms to be safe, but I put the DC ones toward the top due to smaller # of interview slots. Bad idea?