Choosing between 2L firms?

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Which firm for 2L Summer?

Davis Polk
14
27%
Sullivan & Cromwell
13
25%
Cravath
13
25%
Boies Corporate
3
6%
Simpson
9
17%
 
Total votes: 52

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Choosing between 2L firms?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 07, 2011 3:11 pm

Please help...? Interested in Corporate (but no idea what sub-practice), NYC, exit opportunities.

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Re: Choosing between 2L firms?

Postby eliekedourie » Wed Sep 07, 2011 3:26 pm

No Wachtell? Loser...

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Re: Choosing between 2L firms?

Postby Grizz » Wed Sep 07, 2011 3:51 pm

Wat is a Boies corporate

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Re: Choosing between 2L firms?

Postby JusticeHarlan » Wed Sep 07, 2011 4:21 pm

Grizz wrote:Wat is a Boies corporate

Yeah, knock off Boies and pick between the rest on fit and feel (and what you think about the rotation system at CSM).

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Re: Choosing between 2L firms?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 07, 2011 9:54 pm

JusticeHarlan wrote:
Grizz wrote:Wat is a Boies corporate

Yeah, knock off Boies and pick between the rest on fit and feel (and what you think about the rotation system at CSM).


OP here - thanks. Yeah, I think the rotation system is what makes CSM very different, but the rest are all starting to feel the same...

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Re: Choosing between 2L firms?

Postby rayiner » Wed Sep 07, 2011 10:09 pm

1) Knock out Boies.
2) Decide whether you like the rotation system. If you think it will yield better training and partner mentorship, go to Cravath. If you fear it will chain you to a terrible partner for a year and a half, knock out Cravath.
3) Choose amongst S&C, DPW, and STB based on downtown versus midtown and fit.

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Re: Choosing between 2L firms?

Postby imchuckbass58 » Wed Sep 07, 2011 10:27 pm

rayiner wrote:1) Knock out Boies.
2) Decide whether you like the rotation system. If you think it will yield better training and partner mentorship, go to Cravath. If you fear it will chain you to a terrible partner for a year and a half, knock out Cravath.
3) Choose amongst S&C, DPW, and STB based on downtown versus midtown and fit.


To add to point 3, DPW/STB and S&C/DPW have very, very different cultures. I'd be surprised if you weren't attracted to one type over the other.

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Re: Choosing between 2L firms?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 07, 2011 11:16 pm

rayiner wrote:1) Knock out Boies.
2) Decide whether you like the rotation system. If you think it will yield better training and partner mentorship, go to Cravath. If you fear it will chain you to a terrible partner for a year and a half, knock out Cravath.
3) Choose amongst S&C, DPW, and STB based on downtown versus midtown and fit.


Also realize you'll be working 200-300 more billable hours a year at CSM with no greater compensation.

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Re: Choosing between 2L firms?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 08, 2011 10:50 am

Anonymous User wrote:
rayiner wrote:1) Knock out Boies.
2) Decide whether you like the rotation system. If you think it will yield better training and partner mentorship, go to Cravath. If you fear it will chain you to a terrible partner for a year and a half, knock out Cravath.
3) Choose amongst S&C, DPW, and STB based on downtown versus midtown and fit.


Also realize you'll be working 200-300 more billable hours a year at CSM with no greater compensation.


200-300 more at CSM as compared to S&C too? I thought S&C/CSM were pretty comparable, with DPW/STB a step down in amount of work.

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Re: Choosing between 2L firms?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 13, 2011 11:04 pm

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