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stutterstep
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top 20%-where to bid?

Postby stutterstep » Wed Jul 13, 2011 1:58 pm

I want biglaw. My school is ranked 40-50. Apply to every NLJ 250 firm--which ones do I have a shot at (maybe dla piper)?

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IrwinM.Fletcher
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Re: top 20%-where to bid?

Postby IrwinM.Fletcher » Wed Jul 13, 2011 2:06 pm

I'm guessing your school placed anywhere from 8-13% in biglaw last year, so it's not looking good. Apply broadly to non-OCI firms and follow up persistently.

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Re: top 20%-where to bid?

Postby stutterstep » Wed Jul 13, 2011 2:10 pm

there's hardly any firms coming to my school's oci--just apply to every nlj 250 out there? Which ones do you think i'll land a job at?

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Re: top 20%-where to bid?

Postby IrwinM.Fletcher » Wed Jul 13, 2011 2:23 pm

stutterstep wrote:there's hardly any firms coming to my school's oci--just apply to every nlj 250 out there? Which ones do you think i'll land a job at?


Not to be a dick, but probably none? No one can give you the name of a firm looking to hire top 20% from schools ranked in the 40s. Your odds are the highest at those who are coming to your OCI and go down dramatically from there.

Apply to firms in markets you want to work in/have ties to. If you were born in Florida, go to school in Virginia, and have no family in CA, then applying to LA/SF/SD NLJ 250 firms is a waste of time.

stutterstep
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Re: top 20%-where to bid?

Postby stutterstep » Wed Jul 13, 2011 5:16 pm

anyone else? maybe someone who's gone through oci/mass mailing at a lower tier 1? Like I said, my school is having a real lolci for the rising 2ls, so it will all come down to mass mailing to get a sa position. no chance-not even at lower ranked biglaw firm?

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Re: top 20%-where to bid?

Postby Geist13 » Wed Jul 13, 2011 5:50 pm

I know two people in the last three years land BigLaw SA from schools ranked in that range. Here's how they did it: They had better grades than you.

edit: I'm not sure what you are looking for. If a firm isn't coming to OCI, there is only one other way to get a job there: mail them an application.




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