Top quarter at MVPB, transfer to UChicago: Bidding Strategy?

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Top quarter at MVPB, transfer to UChicago: Bidding Strategy?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jun 03, 2011 12:26 pm

Top quarter is a rough guesstimate. Transferred for personal reasons. Want to end up in either Chicago or New York City.

Is it worth even trying for: Cravath, Davis Polk, Sidley (Chicago), or Kirkland (Chicago)?

Thoughts on Latham (NY or Chicago), White & Case, Gibson Dunn, Simpson Thatcher, Paul Weiss, Skadden (NY or Chicago), or Sidley (NY)?

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Re: Top quarter at MVPB, transfer to UChicago: Bidding Strategy?

Postby RVP11 » Fri Jun 03, 2011 1:08 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Is it worth even trying for: Cravath, Davis Polk, Sidley (Chicago), or Kirkland (Chicago)?


If you were at one of MVP you would have had a shot at DPW, Sidley, and Kirkland even before your transfer. So yes, still worth trying for them.


Anonymous User wrote:Thoughts on Latham (NY or Chicago), White & Case, Gibson Dunn, Simpson Thatcher, Paul Weiss, Skadden (NY or Chicago), or Sidley (NY)?


These are all firms you should be aiming for.

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Re: Top quarter at MVPB, transfer to UChicago: Bidding Strategy?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jun 03, 2011 1:13 pm

RVP11 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Is it worth even trying for: Cravath, Davis Polk, Sidley (Chicago), or Kirkland (Chicago)?


If you were at one of MVP you would have had a shot at DPW, Sidley, and Kirkland even before your transfer. So yes, still worth trying for them.


Anonymous User wrote:Thoughts on Latham (NY or Chicago), White & Case, Gibson Dunn, Simpson Thatcher, Paul Weiss, Skadden (NY or Chicago), or Sidley (NY)?


These are all firms you should be aiming for.


Thanks!

So do you think Cravath is a no then?

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Re: Top quarter at MVPB, transfer to UChicago: Bidding Strategy?

Postby RVP11 » Fri Jun 03, 2011 3:31 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
RVP11 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Is it worth even trying for: Cravath, Davis Polk, Sidley (Chicago), or Kirkland (Chicago)?


If you were at one of MVP you would have had a shot at DPW, Sidley, and Kirkland even before your transfer. So yes, still worth trying for them.


Anonymous User wrote:Thoughts on Latham (NY or Chicago), White & Case, Gibson Dunn, Simpson Thatcher, Paul Weiss, Skadden (NY or Chicago), or Sidley (NY)?


These are all firms you should be aiming for.


Thanks!

So do you think Cravath is a no then?


If you just top quarter at MVP it would be a no. I don't know how much being at Chicago will help you, and I think only a Chicago person could answer that.

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Re: Top quarter at MVPB, transfer to UChicago: Bidding Strategy?

Postby dresden doll » Fri Jun 03, 2011 3:35 pm

I think Cravath is worth a try although I wouldn't get my hopes up. You should certainly bid on all other firms you've listed.

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Re: Top quarter at MVPB, transfer to UChicago: Bidding Strategy?

Postby thesealocust » Fri Jun 03, 2011 5:16 pm

You'll be in a weird position w/r/t Cravath. As far as I can tell, they're not THAT grade snobby at schools like HYSCCN, but much 'below' that and they appear extraordinarily grade conscious. Worth a bid, since it's just one firm.




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