Anonymous User wrote:timbs4339 wrote:Anonymous User wrote:timbs4339 wrote: Firms like Akin, Dewey, Fried Frank, Ropes, Paul Hastings, White and Case, Shearman, all hire down to median or below and have bigger summer classes than V75s. Mass mail, definitely.
OP here. Regarding Akin, I didn't include them because i noticed that they gave out 19 offers last year but only one person accepted, which made me think that they only gave offers to people with really high GPAs who then turned them down for better firms. Do you think it's still worth including them?
Yes, those are the firms you should be on the lookout not to include or to bid low. But don't feel trapped by the Vault rankings, I know firms as high as V20-V10 gave callbacks and offers to non-Stone scholars.
Curious about this too. Like Akin, there is a number of firms that accepted a good/decent number of students w/ barely any, maybe no, takers, and low % of Honors (i.e. Kaye Scholer, Hughes NY, Shearman, Clifford, Baker, Pillsbury). Were they overreacting to a perceive upturn in the economy or thought that they could be more selective in the current market, and how do you think they will react at this year's EIP.
Somewhat side question, I am interested in Haynes and Boone, but the numbers provided are not specific for which office accepted students. Any info would be helpful, even though prolly won't bid them.
I know one of those firms actually went back to OCS and asked to see more resumes. I guess they weren't as in-demand as they thought. I do think the firms got greedy, and seemed to have missed the memo that some of the top firms were bumping summer classes and this would mean less scholars were in play. Will they do this again, who knows? I don't think so because these firms tend to have hiring targets out of CLS.
Why they really care about such fine GPA distinctions in the first place still astounds me. You'd think no firm would be unable to hit their hiring targets in this market, but lo and behold, some of them manage to do it. Too bad JD Match is a scam, because it would be a much better system that what we have now.