Help me out - bid list 3.51 (3.3 median) lower t-14

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Help me out - bid list 3.51 (3.3 median) lower t-14

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jun 19, 2012 8:27 pm

Kinda lost doing the bid list. Have done research but it hasn't given me a good feel for my odds at each firm and how that should affect my bidding. Some TLS help would be great. 3.51 w/ 3.3 median at a lower t-14 (~ top 1/3, maybe higher idk). K-JD. Goal: make sure I get an offer. Interested in litigation. All offices NYC (except the one I noted), looked at the size of the litigation department, expected SA class size and w/e info on selectivity I could find. Hoping to maximize the amount of interviews I can get (and generally odds of landing an offer). My list is one short. I threw in Hogan Lovells, Linklaters, Clifford Chance, and Hughes Hubbard but don't really have much of an idea about their selectivity. Any feed back would be great, I feel I may be overbidding especially in 6-10 range. Thanks.

Cahill
Proskauer
Milbank
Dechert
Cadwalader
Kasowitz
Shearman
Weil
Skadden
Cleary
White & Case
Fried Frank
Latham
Simpson Thatcher
Holland & Knight (FL, w/ strong FL ties)
Gibson Dunn
Ropes Gray
Jones Day
Wilmer Hale
Hughes Hubbard
Hogan Lovells
Davis Polk
Linklaters
Paul Hastings
Strook
Seward
Sidley Austin
Allen & Overy
Clifford Chance
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Re: Help me out - bid list 3.51 (3.3 median) lower t-14

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jun 19, 2012 8:30 pm

Take out S&C. They are extremely grade sensitive and even that low, it's probably a waste of a bid.

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Re: Help me out - bid list 3.51 (3.3 median) lower t-14

Postby Bildungsroman » Tue Jun 19, 2012 8:34 pm

You're already anonymous. Name your school.

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Re: Help me out - bid list 3.51 (3.3 median) lower t-14

Postby itbdvorm » Tue Jun 19, 2012 8:43 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Take out S&C. They are extremely grade sensitive and even that low, it's probably a waste of a bid.


Agree with this. Cravath, Cleary, Simpson, Latham, Skadden, Davis, Debevoise, maybe Weil should likely come off too.

Firms worth considering (this is a mostly-lit list, but generally firms w/good reputations that you seem to have missed):

Kramer Levin
Willkie
Kronish Lieb
Kaye Scholer
Schulte
Mayer Brown
Kasowitz Benson
Greenberg Traurig
O'Melveny (only if you're desperate)
Cooley
Chadbourne
Freshfields
Richards Kibbe
Bingham
Cadwalader
Hughes Hubbard

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Re: Help me out - bid list 3.51 (3.3 median) lower t-14

Postby jessuf » Tue Jun 19, 2012 8:45 pm

This is relevant to my interests.

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Re: Help me out - bid list 3.51 (3.3 median) lower t-14

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jun 19, 2012 8:48 pm

itbdvorm wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Take out S&C. They are extremely grade sensitive and even that low, it's probably a waste of a bid.


Agree with this. Cravath, Cleary, Simpson, Latham, Skadden, Davis, Debevoise, maybe Weil should likely come off too.

Firms worth considering (this is a mostly-lit list, but generally firms w/good reputations that you seem to have missed):

Kramer Levin
Willkie
Kronish Lieb
Kaye Scholer
Schulte
Mayer Brown
Kasowitz Benson
Greenberg Traurig
O'Melveny (only if you're desperate)
Cooley
Chadbourne
Freshfields
Richards Kibbe
Bingham
Cadwalader
Hughes Hubbard


OP school is duke.

Cooley is expecting 6 SAs so thought that wasn't a great use of a bid. Have Cadwalader. O'Melveny has only DC/CA offices coming. Where would you put Kasowitz and Hughes Hubbard? The rest aren't coming as far as I am aware.
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Re: Help me out - bid list 3.51 (3.3 median) lower t-14

Postby ajaxconstructions » Tue Jun 19, 2012 8:49 pm

Wouldn't 3.51 put you in the top quarter at Duke? Clearly, Weil, STB all seem worth a bid. S&C off, probably same with Cravath.

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Re: Help me out - bid list 3.51 (3.3 median) lower t-14

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jun 19, 2012 8:54 pm

ajaxconstructions wrote:Wouldn't 3.51 put you in the top quarter at Duke? Clearly, Weil, STB all seem worth a bid. S&C off, probably same with Cravath.


OP here. It could but I honestly don't know for sure. If not, I should be pretty close to it.

Gonna replace Cravath/S&C with Stroock and Sweard. Probably throw on Sutherland. Any ideas for location?

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Re: Help me out - bid list 3.51 (3.3 median) lower t-14

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jun 20, 2012 10:30 am

Updated the bid list based on suggestions here as well as the amount of interview slots available. Would still appreciate some feedback. :)

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Re: Help me out - bid list 3.51 (3.3 median) lower t-14

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jun 20, 2012 4:06 pm

itbdvorm wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Take out S&C. They are extremely grade sensitive and even that low, it's probably a waste of a bid.


Agree with this. Cravath, Cleary, Simpson, Latham, Skadden, Davis, Debevoise, maybe Weil should likely come off too.

Firms worth considering (this is a mostly-lit list, but generally firms w/good reputations that you seem to have missed):

Kramer Levin
Willkie
Kronish Lieb
Kaye Scholer
Schulte
Mayer Brown
Kasowitz Benson
Greenberg Traurig
O'Melveny (only if you're desperate)
Cooley
Chadbourne
Freshfields
Richards Kibbe
Bingham
Cadwalader
Hughes Hubbard


What's wrong with O'Melveny? I lived in Asia before law school and liked how much of their practice seems to deal with east Asia. Is there a problem with this firm? It was my #1 bid (3.70ish/3.3 median, just outside T14).

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Re: Help me out - bid list 3.51 (3.3 median) lower t-14

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jun 23, 2012 1:38 pm

bump!?




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