Anonymous User wrote:1. Does anyone know which of the Atlanta firms are more prone to taking 1L summer associates?
I'm from Atlanta and will be working in biglaw in Atlanta next year. I personally know people who did their 1L summer at A&B and Kilpatrick (and everyone I know who did their 1L summer at those firms were invited back for their 2L summer). Beyond that, I would look at the NALP website, which keep statistics of 1L summers.
2. Where would a T-14 student (think Boalt/Mich/NU/GTWN/Cornell) with significant ties (born and raised in ATL, worked in ATL legal market) have to land in their class to get with K&S/A&B/JD/Kilpatrick/and especially Bondurant
Although there have been exceptions in the firm's history, in general, Bondurant requires a Art. III or state supreme court clerkship for serious consideration. If you don't have one of those, the general rule is you're not going to get Bondurant unless you are exceptional in some other way other than pure academics.
As for the other Atlanta HQ firms (everyone on your list except JD), your strong Atlanta ties obviously helps. I think top 25% w/ journal probably starts giving you a good shot at any of the Atlanta firms. You're going to get screening interviews for all of them with top 25% from a T-14, and after that it comes down to how well you interview.
3. What firm is the best for litigation outside of Bondurant (in regards to career growth, hours, etc.)?
It depends. Outside of Bondurant I think you're going to get opinions all over the place.