Why you should completely ignore Vault rankings

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Re: Why you should completely ignore Vault rankings

Postby Old Gregg » Wed Sep 14, 2011 12:01 pm

Schulte Roth has prestigious hedge firm clients, but it's still a TTT at the end of the day...

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Re: Why you should completely ignore Vault rankings

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 14, 2011 12:09 pm

Fresh Prince wrote:
BioEBear2010 wrote:For litigation, the problem is that Vault "undervalues" some non-national, boutique-ish firms which are wonderful to work for. Munger Tolles and Irell & Manella, to take two examples, are both small, highly respected west coast firms which many students pick over V10 firms. And Vault doesn't even rank tiny rockstar firms like Howard Rice, Keker & Van Nest, Susman Godfrey, Bartlit Beck, etc.


Kind of weird "Howard Rice" trolling.

That aside, Vault is ranking national prestige. To that extent, the exclusion and underrating of the above firms is logical.


Howard Rice is definitely a rockstar firm, at least in the Bay area. I know of more than one person who has gone HR instead of Susman/Keker/Munger. Almost all fed clerks, too.

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Re: Why you should completely ignore Vault rankings

Postby Kronk » Wed Sep 14, 2011 12:24 pm

ITT, OP had to settle for NLJ250.

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Re: Why you should completely ignore Vault rankings

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 14, 2011 10:27 pm

Howard Rice is a tremendously good firm, and is probably as good as it gets in a couple of niche practice areas (attorney malpractice, IP appellate, etc.) People are wonderful and brilliant too. I did not get an offer after my CB with them, but was singularly impressed with the people I met there and I would have accepted an offer on the spot had I received one.




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