Anonymous User wrote:thesealocust wrote:Big PSA: For every person I know who got fucked by bidding too aggressively, I know about 50 who got fucked because they attempted to 'bid conservatively' and wound up in the clusterfuck of students trying to get a tiny pool of jobs from firms who, while not extremely grade conscious, weren't hiring very many students.
It's not a license to bid the V10 with a 2.8, but watch your step if you think you're making a 'conservative' big list.
With top 1/4 grades from UVa is it too conservative to bid STB, Davis Polk, Skadden, Debevoise, and Cleary as your last 5 bids (while leaving off Paul Weiss all together)?
If I had a 3.48 / top 25%+ grades at UVA this year, I would bid each and every one of those firms. I'd use the list of how many interviews they were doing to determine order, and would feel no need to bid them dead last. If there were a few I wanted to work at for one reason or another, I would bid them in my top 10.