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Gibson, Ropes & Latham from Fordham

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jun 14, 2012 10:13 pm

Approximately top 15% from Fordham. I'm trying to be relatively conservative in my bidding. Should I bother bidding on Gibson, Ropes or Latham? Thanks.

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Re: Gibson, Ropes & Latham from Fordham

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jun 14, 2012 10:16 pm

Gibson and Ropes require very high grades. Latham is a very reasonable bid though.

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Re: Gibson, Ropes & Latham from Fordham

Postby monkey85 » Thu Jun 14, 2012 10:18 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Gibson and Ropes require very high grades. Latham is a very reasonable bid though.


You will be fine at Ropes for at least the first round interview.

Although they like good grades, they are a huge "fit" firm. Good personality will go a long way.

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Re: Gibson, Ropes & Latham from Fordham

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jun 14, 2012 10:21 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Gibson and Ropes require very high grades. Latham is a very reasonable bid though.


Really? My understanding was that Latham's grade cuts, if anything, were higher than Gibson and Ropes

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Re: Gibson, Ropes & Latham from Fordham

Postby dixiecupdrinking » Thu Jun 14, 2012 10:29 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Gibson and Ropes require very high grades. Latham is a very reasonable bid though.


Really? My understanding was that Latham's grade cuts, if anything, were higher than Gibson and Ropes

At least from NYU I'd think they're all about the same (maybe Gibson a bit lower than Ropes/Latham, if anything).

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Re: Gibson, Ropes & Latham from Fordham

Postby Arbiter213 » Thu Jun 14, 2012 10:32 pm

At Cornell Gibson is by far the highest of those three. I would say Gibson no way.

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Re: Gibson, Ropes & Latham from Fordham

Postby kwais » Thu Jun 14, 2012 10:34 pm

GRL is a powerhouse firm. The merger was sneaky.

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Re: Gibson, Ropes & Latham from Fordham

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jun 14, 2012 10:44 pm

kwais wrote:GRL is a powerhouse firm. The merger was sneaky.


I would love if law firms actually used "or" instead of the "and" or "&" in their names, ha ha.

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Re: Gibson, Ropes & Latham from Fordham

Postby Julio_El_Chavo » Thu Jun 14, 2012 11:01 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
kwais wrote:GRL is a powerhouse firm. The merger was sneaky.


I would love if law firms actually used "or" instead of the "and" or "&" in their names, ha ha.


It would actually be more accurate in light of how firms are more like collections of individuals these days rather than collectives like they used to be.

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Re: Gibson, Ropes & Latham from Fordham

Postby horseradish » Thu Jun 14, 2012 11:07 pm

Probably none of them.

Not sure where top 15% is, but if you are below a 3.5, definitely don't bid on any of them.

If you have above a 3.5, Latham might be possible, but still a big stretch. Wouldn't bid on the other two if outside the top 10%.

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Re: Gibson, Ropes & Latham from Fordham

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jun 14, 2012 11:19 pm

Thanks for the feedback. Any thoughts on O'Melveny and Meyers and Mayer Brown? I'm at a 3.5 btw.

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Re: Gibson, Ropes & Latham from Fordham

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jun 14, 2012 11:29 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Thanks for the feedback. Any thoughts on O'Melveny and Meyers and Mayer Brown? I'm at a 3.5 btw.


Friend of mine at Fordham was top 10% and LR (I don't know where a 3.5 puts you) got offers at O'Melveny and Orrick.

Mayer, I think they are a little grade snooty? But that could just be the DC office.

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Re: Gibson, Ropes & Latham from Fordham

Postby DallasCowboy » Fri Jun 15, 2012 1:21 am

Ok this thread is going to confuse you.

high gpa:
Gibson
Latham

median and up t14 has a chance (not sure how to translate this to Fordham)
all others mentioned

mayer & OMM probably the easiest




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