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Re: Post Your Bidlists Here for Critique, Consolation & Caveats

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 18, 2011 12:42 am

UT, top 10%, law review. Want NYC, would take DC. Leaning lit. Lots of top NYC firms doing a separate job fair. The ones that have (NY, DC) are firms that allow ranking of offices within a single bid. Thinking I might have to go back and mess with that a bit.

Cravath (NY)
Weil (NY)
Gibson Dunn (NY, DC)
Jones Day (NY, DC)
SullCrom (NY)
Latham (NY)
Simpson Thacher (NY)
Morrison & Foerster (NY)
Baker Botts (NY)
Alston & Bird (NY, DC)
Bracewell (NY)
Dechert (NY, DC)
Akin Gump (DC)
Williams & Connolly (DC)
Cadwalader (DC)
Arnold & Porter (DC)
Baker & Hostetler (NY, DC)
Kilpatrick (NY, DC)
Pillsbury (NY, DC)
Sutherland (DC)
Scott, Douglass & McConnico (Austin)
King & Spalding (DC)
Morgan Lewis (NY, DC)
Hunton & Williams (DC)
Susman Godfrey (NY)
Vinson & Elkins (NY, DC)
Baker Botts (Austin)

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Re: Post Your Bidlists Here for Critique, Consolation & Caveats

Postby GeePee » Mon Jul 18, 2011 12:59 am

You're at UT and you're bidding Susman's NY office? That seems like a tactical error.

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Re: Post Your Bidlists Here for Critique, Consolation & Caveats

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 18, 2011 1:03 am

No interest in Dallas or Houston.

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Re: Post Your Bidlists Here for Critique, Consolation & Caveats

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 18, 2011 1:05 pm

I'm scared that I might be over bidding. I'm leaning strongly towards litigation (not absolutely certain what area of lit yet).

This info will probably reveal my identity to some .... but no big deal.

GULC
Top Third
Moot Court
Waiting for journals (I'm almost certain I'll make at least one of the secondary journals)
URM (black male)

Bid list so far (in alphabetical order and all in DC except one):
Akin Gump
Arnold & Porter
Baker Hostetler
Boies, Schiller (probably a reach)
Crowell & Moring
Fried Frank
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher
Hogan Lovells
Hollingsworth
Jones Day
K&L Gates
Kirkland & Ellis
Latham & Watkins
Miles & Stockbridge (Baltmore)
Nixon Peabody
Patton Boggs
Paul Hastings
Paul Weiss
Sidley Austin
Skadden
Weil

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Re: Post Your Bidlists Here for Critique, Consolation & Caveats

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 18, 2011 1:45 pm

t20 (LA), top 15%, moot court

Morrison & Foerster LLP (Los Angeles, CA)
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Arnold & Porter LLP (Los Angeles, CA)
Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP (Los Angeles)
Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP (Los Angeles, CA)
Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP (Century City, CA)
Kirkland & Ellis (Los Angeles, CA)
Goodwin Procter LLP (Los Angeles, CA)
Baker & Hostetler LLP (Los Angeles, CA)
Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP (Los Angeles, CA)
Alston & Bird LLP (Los Angeles, CA)
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP (Los Angeles, CA)
White & Case LLP (Los Angeles, CA)
WilmerHale (Los Angeles)
Foley & Lardner LLP (Los Angeles, CA)
Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP (Los Angeles, CA)

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Re: Post Your Bidlists Here for Critique, Consolation & Caveats

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 18, 2011 2:15 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I'm scared that I might be over bidding. I'm leaning strongly towards litigation (not absolutely certain what area of lit yet).

This info will probably reveal my identity to some .... but no big deal.

GULC
Top Third
Moot Court
Waiting for journals (I'm almost certain I'll make at least one of the secondary journals)
URM (black male)

Bid list so far (in alphabetical order and all in DC except one):
Akin Gump
Arnold & Porter
Baker Hostetler
Boies, Schiller (probably a reach)
Crowell & Moring
Fried Frank
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher
Hogan Lovells
Hollingsworth
Jones Day
K&L Gates
Kirkland & Ellis
Latham & Watkins
Miles & Stockbridge (Baltmore)
Nixon Peabody
Patton Boggs
Paul Hastings
Paul Weiss
Sidley Austin
Skadden
Weil



This looks okay, but beware that many of these firms have small class sizes and are way overbid. One that sticks out is Hogan--last year their median/max was 3.8 or so.

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Re: Post Your Bidlists Here for Critique, Consolation & Caveats

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 18, 2011 6:52 pm

I've been trying to follow this thread religiously, but has anybody posted what a bidlist should probably look like for someone top quarter HYSCCN bidding on Chicago firms looking for corporate? I'm lost here. I know the main ones but I do not know what to spend my lower bids on.

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Re: Post Your Bidlists Here for Critique, Consolation & Caveats

Postby thesealocust » Mon Jul 18, 2011 6:57 pm

Anonymous User wrote: what a bidlist should probably look like for someone top quarter HYSCCN bidding on Chicago firms looking for corporate?


Off the top of my head, something like:

Kirkland (Chicago)
Cravath (NYC)
S&C (NYC)
Skadden (NYC)
DPW (NYC)
STB (NYC)
Cleary (NYC)
Weil (NYC)
Debevoise (NYC)
Paul Weiss (NYC)
Gibson Dunn (NYC)
Covington (NYC)
Latham (NYC)
White & Case (NYC)
Shearman (NYC)
Cadwalader (NYC)
Paul Hastings (NYC)
Wilkie (NYC)
Linklaters (NYC)
A&O (NYC)

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Re: Post Your Bidlists Here for Critique, Consolation & Caveats

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 18, 2011 7:00 pm

Fair enough, I probably deserved that. But I really do not want to live in NYC. Is it basically K&E/Sidley or bust?

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Re: Post Your Bidlists Here for Critique, Consolation & Caveats

Postby thesealocust » Mon Jul 18, 2011 7:05 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Fair enough, I probably deserved that. But I really do not want to live in NYC. Is it basically K&E/Sidley or bust?


I don't recall suggesting you bid on Sidley? (mostly kidding, I really don't know much about the Chicago market)

In seriousness, corporate law is majorly focused in NYC. There's no getting around it. Yeah, you could theoretically get some cool corporate work from Jones Day in Ohio, and if you really want to live in Ohio then you should bid on it, but that doesn't mean you'd be missing out on the big leagues. The legal world is spread out the way it's spread out regardless of your geographic interests. If you want to do DC political work but would rather live in Nevada, then I'm sorry for you because you can't. You'll find a firm in Chicago that does corporate, but the reason you have trouble finding places to bid or send letters is not because you're bad at looking.

This conversation comes up all the time... not all 50 states are equal in terms of distribution of legal work, and neither are all major cities. You can go where the jobs are or take a gamble and try to get a job in your favorite location the odds be damned, but you have to make that choice.

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Re: Post Your Bidlists Here for Critique, Consolation & Caveats

Postby imchuckbass58 » Mon Jul 18, 2011 9:01 pm

Anonymous User wrote:UT, top 10%, law review. Want NYC, would take DC. Leaning lit. Lots of top NYC firms doing a separate job fair. The ones that have (NY, DC) are firms that allow ranking of offices within a single bid. Thinking I might have to go back and mess with that a bit.

Cravath (NY)
Weil (NY)
Gibson Dunn (NY, DC)
Jones Day (NY, DC)
SullCrom (NY)
Latham (NY)
Simpson Thacher (NY)
Morrison & Foerster (NY)
Baker Botts (NY)
Alston & Bird (NY, DC)
Bracewell (NY)
Dechert (NY, DC)
Akin Gump (DC)
Williams & Connolly (DC)
Cadwalader (DC)
Arnold & Porter (DC)
Baker & Hostetler (NY, DC)
Kilpatrick (NY, DC)
Pillsbury (NY, DC)
Sutherland (DC)
Scott, Douglass & McConnico (Austin)
King & Spalding (DC)
Morgan Lewis (NY, DC)
Hunton & Williams (DC)
Susman Godfrey (NY)
Vinson & Elkins (NY, DC)
Baker Botts (Austin)


Why not:

Debevoise
Paul Weiss
DPW
Cleary

Those places are better places to do lit than many of the other NY firms listed (Latham, MoFo, Baker Botts, Bracewell, etc).

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Re: Post Your Bidlists Here for Critique, Consolation & Caveats

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 19, 2011 10:44 am

Top 30% at UCLA. Looking for litigation or white collar crime.
Is this too aggressive?

1. Manatt, Phelps (LA)
2. Alston & Bird (LA)
3. Greenberg Traurig (LA)
4. Paul Hastings (OC)
5. Mckenna Long (LA)
6. Akin Gump (LA)
7. Sidley Austin (LA)
8. Sheppard Mullin (LA)
9. K&L Gates (LA)
10. Latham (OC)
11. Orrick Harrington (LA)
12. DLA Piper (LA)
13. Perkins Coie (LA)
14. Katten Muchen (LA)
15. Dewey Lebouef (LA)
16. Cooley (SD)
17. Venable (LA)
18. Latham (LA)
19. Mitchell SIlberg (LA)
20. Baker & Hoesteller (LA)
21. Gibson (Irvine)
22. O’Melveney (OC)
23. Hooper (LA)
24. Morrison Forrester (LA)
25. Gresham Savage (SB)
26. Proskauer (LA)
27. Rutan Tucker (LA)
28. Fulbright (LA)
29. Fennemore Craig (Phx)
30. Brownstein Hyatt (Denver)
31. Hahn & Hahn
32. Haynes
33. Troutman Sanders (Irvine)
34. Keesal & Long
35. Morgan & Lewis
36. White & Case (LA)
37. Fenwick & West (SF)
38. Stroock & Stroock
39. Bryan Cave
40. McDermott, Will & Emory

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Re: Post Your Bidlists Here for Critique, Consolation & Caveats

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 19, 2011 12:08 pm

question - just got back our bid results .. did not get as many as I wanted. Do we email our materials to the firms we want to get an interview with right now or after the period to sign up for waitlists is over? I know it seems intuitive to wait for the waitlist results, but we will not have them until around August 5th.. and I am worried that will be too late for positive outcomes.

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Re: Post Your Bidlists Here for Critique, Consolation & Caveats

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 19, 2011 12:45 pm

Attending Cornell. On Law Review and barely top 1/3. Strong ties to NYC (i kno nobody cares) and somewhat strong ties to Boston.

I get the feeling career services doesn't want to hurt my feelings so I was hoping you guys could chance me. These are the firms I am scheduled to interview with in alphabetical order (firms in bold being the ones i am really interested in).

Allen & Overy (New York City, NY)
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP (New York City, NY)
Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP (New York City, NY)
Clifford Chance US LLP (New York City, NY)
Dechert LLP (New York, NY)
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP (New York City)
Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP (New York, NY)
Hogan Lovells LLP (New York City, NY)
Linklaters (New York City, NY)
Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP (New York City, NY)
Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker (New York City, NY)
Proskauer Rose LLP (New York City, NY)
Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP (New York City, NY)
Shearman & Sterling (New York City, NY)
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP (New York, NY)


Bingham McCutchen LLP (Boston, MA)
Foley Hoag LLP (Boston, MA)
Nutter, McClennen & Fish LLP (Boston, MA)
Proskauer Rose LLP (Boston, MA)


Thanks.

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Re: Post Your Bidlists Here for Critique, Consolation & Caveats

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 19, 2011 7:20 pm

T30 transfer to NU. Chicago is my first choice but since the Chicago market is still hurting I plan to use 10-15 bids on NYC since they are hiring so many more SAs (no significant ties to NYC, but would certainly love to work there obviously). Just not sure where to sprinkle those NYC bids in yet, but how does this look? Too conservative? Too aggressive? Appropriately all over the place for a transfer (would love to hear more advice on wtf transfers are supposed to do)? I figure I'll probably throw 5-7 NYC firms in the 15-25 bid range. Number in parenthesis is the class size (if available).

CHICAGO
1. Winston Strawn LLP (22)
2. Sidley LLP (41)
3. Katten Muchin Roseman LLP (18)
4. Chapman & Cutler LLP (8)
5. Schiff Hardin LLP (11)
6. Jenner & Block LLP (16)
7. SNR Denton (6)
8. Latham Watkins LLP (10)
9. Jones Day (11)
10. McGuireWoods LLP (5)
11. McDermott Will & Emery LLP (12)
12. Vedder Price PC (5)
13. K&L Gates LLP (4)
14. Baker & McKenzie (3)
15. Reed Smith LLP (4)
16. Drinker Biddle LLP (4)
17. DLA Piper LLP (4)
18. Kirkland & Ellis LLP (54)
19. Foley & Lardner (2)
20. Mayer Brown LLP (12)
21. Dykema Gossett PLLC (3)
22. Perkin Coie LLP (3)
23. Holland & Knife LLP (2)
24. Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP
25. Quarles & Brady LLP
26. Edelson McGuire
27. Morgan Lewis LLP
28. Brian Cave LLP (2)
29. Goldberg Kohn LTD (2)
30. Greenberg Traurig LLP (5)
31. Ropes & Gray LLP (7)
32. Skadden LLP (9)
33. Paul Hastings LLP (6)
34. Wildman Harrold LLP (4)
35. Neal Gerber & Eisenberg LLP (4)
36. Swanson Martin & Bell LLP

NEW YORK
37.Milbank Tweed LLP (38)
38. White & Case LLP (35)
39. Fried Frank LLP (33)
40. Dechert LLP (20)
41. Dewey & LeBoeuf (21)
42. Proskauer Rose LLP (20)
43. Cahill Gordon & Reindel (37)
44. Linklater LLP (24)
45. Allen & Overy (26)
46. Kramer Leven LLP (15)
47. Hogan Lovells LLP (11)
48. Kaye Sholer LLP (15)
49. Shearman & Sterling LLP (37)
50. Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft LLP (2)

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Re: Post Your Bidlists Here for Critique, Consolation & Caveats

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 19, 2011 10:08 pm

Hey gang, top 3% at Georgetown. Need to get this mother done soon. Here's what I've got so far, of fifty. If no city mentioned, it's NY. I'm interested in SF, DC, NY litigation. I think I should add some safeties - ideas? I really want to at least interview at W&C and Cravath, so I have them up top. Boies might be too high - I couldn't tell how heavily they are bid, as it was aggregate for whole firm, which is quite heavily-bid:


1. W&C DC
2. Cravath NY
3. MoFo SF
4. Boies - Oakland
5. Cleary - NY
6. SulCrom NY
7. Cov&B DC
8. Quinn - SF
9. Gibson - SF
10. Paul Weiss NY
11. DPW NY
12. Skadden - NY
13. Latham - SF
14. Morgan Lewis SF
15. SimpThatch NY
16. Kirkland SF. NY
17. OMM - SF
18. paul hastings
19. irell & Manella (low)
20. Boies - NY
21. Debevoise -NY
22. Weil - NY
23. Jones Day - NY
24. Latham - NY
25. Baker Botts - DC
26. Arnold and Porter - DC
27. K & L Gates
28. Sidley Austin
29. Quinn - NY


Thanks for comments!

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Re: Post Your Bidlists Here for Critique, Consolation & Caveats

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 20, 2011 1:40 am

Anonymous User wrote:Hey gang, top 3% at Georgetown. Need to get this mother done soon. Here's what I've got so far, of fifty. If no city mentioned, it's NY. I'm interested in SF, DC, NY litigation. I think I should add some safeties - ideas? I really want to at least interview at W&C and Cravath, so I have them up top. Boies might be too high - I couldn't tell how heavily they are bid, as it was aggregate for whole firm, which is quite heavily-bid:


1. W&C DC
2. Cravath NY
3. MoFo SF
4. Boies - Oakland
5. Cleary - NY
6. SulCrom NY
7. Cov&B DC
8. Quinn - SF
9. Gibson - SF
10. Paul Weiss NY
11. DPW NY
12. Skadden - NY
13. Latham - SF
14. Morgan Lewis SF
15. SimpThatch NY
16. Kirkland SF. NY
17. OMM - SF
18. paul hastings
19. irell & Manella (low)
20. Boies - NY
21. Debevoise -NY
22. Weil - NY
23. Jones Day - NY
24. Latham - NY
25. Baker Botts - DC
26. Arnold and Porter - DC
27. K & L Gates
28. Sidley Austin
29. Quinn - NY


Thanks for comments!


Congrats on doing so well. This is just a thought from someone who didn't do quite as well, but who has been talking to a lot of people about cali biglaw ... SF is pretty insular, and will want you to have some strong ties or good reason to work there, besides the fact that you like the city.

If you don't have ties, then your top bids basically consist of incredibly risky firms like cravath and Wachtell and a market (SF) which you may be at a disadvantage for.

Just a thought. It might be that your grades are so high that no one really cares... so there's that too. Does anyone else with more experience have an opinion?

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Re: Post Your Bidlists Here for Critique, Consolation & Caveats

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 20, 2011 9:14 am

Top 20% at GULC- we get median grades for offers from OCS, but not sure if that's useful at all. Would anyone mind assessing my chances at:

Cleary DC
Cleary NY
DPW NY
STB NY
GDC DC
GDC NY
Weil NY
Weil DC
Skadden NY
Skadden DC
Paul Weiss NY
K&E DC
K&E NY
Debevoise

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Re: Post Your Bidlists Here for Critique, Consolation & Caveats

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 20, 2011 10:16 am

T2 ---> T10 transfer. Absolutely no idea what I am doing. Pure lottery system. Top 10 choices have smaller SA classes and are strong in my desired practice area, after that its kind of hodgepodge guesswork at best. ANY advice is very appreciated.

Drinker Biddle DC
King and Spalding DC
Duane Morris Philly
Reed Smith Philly
Pepper Hamilton Philly
Patton Boggs DC
Crowell DC
DLA Piper NY
Arnold & Porter DC
Cadwalader NY
Sidley Austin NY
Ropes DC
Davis Polk NY
Debevois NY
Paul Weiss NY
Cleary NY
Milbank NY
Latham NY
Skadden NY
Simpson Thatcher NY
Cravath NY
Sull/Crom NY
Gibson NY
Fried NY
Wilmerhale DC

-->assuming this order isnt terrible, what do I do with the rest of the list? targets? safeties?

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Re: Post Your Bidlists Here for Critique, Consolation & Caveats

Postby Helmholtz » Wed Jul 20, 2011 10:21 am

Anonymous User wrote:T2 ---> T10 transfer. Absolutely no idea what I am doing. Pure lottery system. Top 10 choices have smaller SA classes and are strong in my desired practice area, after that its kind of hodgepodge guesswork at best. ANY advice is very appreciated.

Drinker Biddle DC
King and Spalding DC
Duane Morris Philly
Reed Smith Philly
Pepper Hamilton Philly
Patton Boggs DC
Crowell DC
DLA Piper NY
Arnold & Porter DC
Cadwalader NY
Sidley Austin NY
Ropes DC
Davis Polk NY
Debevois NY
Paul Weiss NY
Cleary NY
Milbank NY
Latham NY
Skadden NY
Simpson Thatcher NY
Cravath NY
Sull/Crom NY
Gibson NY
Fried NY
Wilmerhale DC

-->assuming this order isnt terrible, what do I do with the rest of the list? targets? safeties?


Generally speaking, I would be scared to death to try to split three different markets, especially if one of them is DC. It also seems like your choice of NYC firms is kind of weird.

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Re: Post Your Bidlists Here for Critique, Consolation & Caveats

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 20, 2011 10:24 am

Helmholtz wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:T2 ---> T10 transfer. Absolutely no idea what I am doing. Pure lottery system. Top 10 choices have smaller SA classes and are strong in my desired practice area, after that its kind of hodgepodge guesswork at best. ANY advice is very appreciated.

Drinker Biddle DC
King and Spalding DC
Duane Morris Philly
Reed Smith Philly
Pepper Hamilton Philly
Patton Boggs DC
Crowell DC
DLA Piper NY
Arnold & Porter DC
Cadwalader NY
Sidley Austin NY
Ropes DC
Davis Polk NY
Debevois NY
Paul Weiss NY
Cleary NY
Milbank NY
Latham NY
Skadden NY
Simpson Thatcher NY
Cravath NY
Sull/Crom NY
Gibson NY
Fried NY
Wilmerhale DC

-->assuming this order isnt terrible, what do I do with the rest of the list? targets? safeties?


Generally speaking, I would be scared to death to try to split three different markets, especially if one of them is DC. It also seems like your choice of NYC firms is kind of weird.



Yeah, like I said. I have no idea what I am doing. Perhaps I should get rid of DC altogether and focus on the Philly/NYC. As for the NY firms, can you give some advice as to how I should be ordering my list? More interested in transactional work than lit, terrified of striking out. Hard to predict due to transfer status. Thanks in advance.

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Re: Post Your Bidlists Here for Critique, Consolation & Caveats

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 20, 2011 10:32 am

Anonymous User wrote:Top 20% at GULC- we get median grades for offers from OCS, but not sure if that's useful at all. Would anyone mind assessing my chances at:

Cleary DC
Cleary NY
DPW NY
STB NY
GDC DC
GDC NY
Weil NY
Weil DC
Skadden NY
Skadden DC
Paul Weiss NY
K&E DC
K&E NY
Debevoise


This is due today... sorry to be pushy, but anyone have any ideas? GULC gives median GPA lists for hires, but I'm not sure how useful it is, given that their "median GPA" for us matches the GPA consensus on here for Columbia/NYU...

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Re: Post Your Bidlists Here for Critique, Consolation & Caveats

Postby Helmholtz » Wed Jul 20, 2011 10:39 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Helmholtz wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:T2 ---> T10 transfer. Absolutely no idea what I am doing. Pure lottery system. Top 10 choices have smaller SA classes and are strong in my desired practice area, after that its kind of hodgepodge guesswork at best. ANY advice is very appreciated.

Drinker Biddle DC
King and Spalding DC
Duane Morris Philly
Reed Smith Philly
Pepper Hamilton Philly
Patton Boggs DC
Crowell DC
DLA Piper NY
Arnold & Porter DC
Cadwalader NY
Sidley Austin NY
Ropes DC
Davis Polk NY
Debevois NY
Paul Weiss NY
Cleary NY
Milbank NY
Latham NY
Skadden NY
Simpson Thatcher NY
Cravath NY
Sull/Crom NY
Gibson NY
Fried NY
Wilmerhale DC

-->assuming this order isnt terrible, what do I do with the rest of the list? targets? safeties?


Generally speaking, I would be scared to death to try to split three different markets, especially if one of them is DC. It also seems like your choice of NYC firms is kind of weird.



Yeah, like I said. I have no idea what I am doing. Perhaps I should get rid of DC altogether and focus on the Philly/NYC. As for the NY firms, can you give some advice as to how I should be ordering my list? More interested in transactional work than lit, terrified of striking out. Hard to predict due to transfer status. Thanks in advance.


Yeah, I would drop DC, especially if you want transactional instead of lit.

I would either not bother with DLA Piper or put them really low. Some firms you should probably think about bidding on: Weil, Shearman, Kirkland, White & Case, Dewey, Jones Day, Dechert, Proskauer, Willkie Farr, Kramer Levin, Paul Hastings, Ropes NY. Fried Frank, Simpson Thacher, and Latham should be higher -- large summer classes, good corporate departments, and not nearly as grade selective as the SullCroms or Cravaths.

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Re: Post Your Bidlists Here for Critique, Consolation & Caveats

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 20, 2011 10:41 am

Top 20% grades at GULC aren't going to keep you out of anywhere (except probably GDC DC, and maybe Debevoise), so it'll really come down to fit/how the interview goes. Cleary DC is very heavily antitrust focused, so if you don't fit that, you're probably out there. IIRC, PW DC is also very small so chances are anyone's guess there. Also, I would do some research on any firms that are hostile to interviewing for both offices (your OCS would probably know this). Those firms are all extremely selective, so it's tough to predict chances for anyone beyond the grade threshold. I assume you have target firms on your list as well? Also, why no Jones Day, S&C?

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Re: Post Your Bidlists Here for Critique, Consolation & Caveats

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 20, 2011 10:43 am

Top 33% at GULC. I have family in Chicago and Seattle but beyond that I don't care much where I end up. Interested in litigation. I've included the ratio of interviews to bids from last year. Basically every firm gets overbid. I'm tempted to just punt on the really low ratio firms and stack the better ratios up top. Would that make sense? I have no idea what I'm doing.

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[*]Mayer Brown - Chicago - 0.13
[*]Sidley - Chicago - 0.51
[*]Skadden - Chicago
[*]Baker & McKenzie - Chicago
[*]Perkins Coie - Seattle - 0.28
[*]K&L Gates - Seattle - 0.12
[*]Davis Wright Tremaine - Seattle - 0.51
[*]Gibson Dunn - LA - 0.44
[*]Gibson Dunn - NY - 0.44
[*]Skadden - NY - 0.47
[*]Paul Weiss - NY - 0.45
[*]Weil - NY - 0.42
[*]Jones Day - DC - 0.21
[*]Skadden - DC - 0.29
[*]Morrison & Foerster - SF - 0.51
[*]Latham - NY - 0.22
[*]O'Melveny - LA - 0.65
[*]Akin Gump - DC - 0.19
[*]Jones Day - LA - 0.43
[*]Patton Boggs - DC - 0.09
[*]Ropes & Gray - DC - 0.12
[*]Dewey & LeBoeuf - NY - 0.23
[*]Kirkland & Ellis - DC - 0.31
[*]Wiley Rein - DC - 0.26
[*]Milbank Tweed - NY - 0.32
[*]Latham - DC - 0.52
[*]White & Case - NY - 0.46
[*]Kirkland & Ellis - NY - 0.17
[*]Fried Frank - NY - 0.43
[*]Latham - SF - 0.63
[*]Proskauer - NY - 0.31
[*]Wilson Sonsini - Palo Alto - 0.30
[*]Cahill - NY - 0.34
[*]Shearman - NY - 0.54
[*]Cooley - Palo Alto - 0.17
[*]White & Case - DC - 0.12
[*]Sidley - DC - 0.14
[*]Sidley - NY - 0.17
[*]Wilkie - NY - 0.46
[*]Kirkland & Ellis - LA - 1.43
[*]Paul Hastings - LA - 0.26
[*]Steptoe - DC - 0.30
[*]Winston & Strawn - DC - 0.12
[*]Pillsbury - SF - 0.21
[*]Clifford Chance - NY - 0.26
[*]Crowell & Moring - DC - 0.29
[*]McDermott - DC - 0.16
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