Helmholtz wrote: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
DLA Piper NY
Arnold & Porter DC
Sidley Austin NY
Davis Polk NY
Paul Weiss NY
Simpson Thatcher NY
-->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.
Thank you very much. Will revamp and post again. P.S. I have ties to the west coast and wouldnt mind being there, but I am not IP and I am a transfer, seems like a waste applying to SF. Correct?