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WHERE TO BID!!!!??? CONSOLIDATED

Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 9:18 am
by Huluba
Since there are so many threads asking where to bid, figured anyone with questions about their bidlist can post here for all to see.

Re: WHERE TO BID!!!!??? CONSOLIDATED

Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 9:20 am
by Dr. Review
Honestly, for most threads, you could sticky a response that says "NYC firms with large summer classes" and be done with it.

Re: WHERE TO BID!!!!??? CONSOLIDATED

Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 9:22 am
by Huluba
Probably true for T14 but what about below, say T50 median.....

Re: WHERE TO BID!!!!??? CONSOLIDATED

Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 9:22 am
by dpk711
This is relevant to my interests, tagged.

Re: WHERE TO BID!!!!??? CONSOLIDATED

Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 9:28 am
by Dr. Review
Huluba wrote:Probably true for T14 but what about below, say T50 median.....


Do you have too few bids to put one in for each employer that interests you?

Re: WHERE TO BID!!!!??? CONSOLIDATED

Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 9:29 am
by rad lulz
Huluba wrote:Probably true for T14 but what about below, say T50 median.....

Since your OCI is probably 100% preselect, bid on all the firms, and don't be surprised when you don't get any interviews.

Re: WHERE TO BID!!!!??? CONSOLIDATED

Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 12:59 pm
by Huluba
rad lulz wrote:
Huluba wrote:Probably true for T14 but what about below, say T50 median.....

Since your OCI is probably 100% preselect, bid on all the firms, and don't be surprised when you don't get any interviews.



Done. Thanks

Re: WHERE TO BID!!!!??? CONSOLIDATED

Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 1:24 pm
by rad lulz
Huluba wrote:
rad lulz wrote:
Huluba wrote:Probably true for T14 but what about below, say T50 median.....

Since your OCI is probably 100% preselect, bid on all the firms, and don't be surprised when you don't get any interviews.



Done. Thanks

Since you can't rely on OCI, make a list of firms to mail ASAP.

Re: WHERE TO BID!!!!??? CONSOLIDATED

Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 1:29 pm
by Huluba
rad lulz wrote:
Huluba wrote:
rad lulz wrote:
Huluba wrote:Probably true for T14 but what about below, say T50 median.....

Since your OCI is probably 100% preselect, bid on all the firms, and don't be surprised when you don't get any interviews.



Done. Thanks

Since you can't rely on OCI, make a list of firms to mail ASAP.


Should this list contain big firms, mid-size firms, or small firms? If I won't be able to rely on OCI then why would mass mailing big firms help? Do I have any hope of getting payed to work next summer?

Edit: Mail now or is it too early?

Re: WHERE TO BID!!!!??? CONSOLIDATED

Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 1:32 pm
by Anonymous User
Just out of curiosity, what would some of you more seasoned vets do if were top of your class at a lower T14 (beside clerk)? Wachtell, W&C, litigation boutique? What's the dream scenario for most folks?

-Walter White

Re: WHERE TO BID!!!!??? CONSOLIDATED

Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 1:34 pm
by rad lulz
Mail as much shit as you can bro come mid July.

How the hell am I supposed to know what your chances are. I don't know your school or anything about you. Furthermore, if I told you your chances were shit, would it change your behavior? Would you drop out? No. So it's a worthless inquiry.

Re: WHERE TO BID!!!!??? CONSOLIDATED

Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 1:35 pm
by rad lulz
Anonymous User wrote:Just out of curiosity, what would some of you more seasoned vets do if were top of your class at a lower T14 (beside clerk)? Wachtell, W&C, litigation boutique? What's the dream scenario for most folks?

-Walter White

Be employed at graduation.

Re: WHERE TO BID!!!!??? CONSOLIDATED

Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 5:28 pm
by Anonymous User
i am going to do OCI/Mass Mail - butttt for peace of mind i have to ask, i was resisting until now. im at a TI ~mid 40s school. im top 40%, butttt this is only because this semester i got my first bad grade, C+. so now my grades are (A,A,B+,B+,B+,B,C+). i screwed up, it happened, if i get an interview i'll sake it was an anomaly. will firms give this any sort of different treatment? or will they not even look at the transcript, but just see the gpa and toss it. i'm still going to apply because its stupid not to, but im just curious.

Re: WHERE TO BID!!!!??? CONSOLIDATED

Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 5:35 pm
by Anonymous User
Top 20% at T20 school. Want Biglaw.

Re: WHERE TO BID!!!!??? CONSOLIDATED

Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 6:01 pm
by rad lulz
Anonymous User wrote:Top 20% at T20 school. Want Biglaw.

Well I know nothing about you, so all I can suggest is that you participate in OCI.

Re: WHERE TO BID!!!!??? CONSOLIDATED

Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 7:22 pm
by fatduck
rad lulz wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Top 20% at T20 school. Want Biglaw.

Well I know nothing about you, so all I can suggest is that you participate in OCI.

typical TLS echo chamber response

Re: WHERE TO BID!!!!??? CONSOLIDATED

Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 7:26 pm
by Anonymous User
Anonymous User wrote:Just out of curiosity, what would some of you more seasoned vets do if were top of your class at a lower T14 (beside clerk)? Wachtell, W&C, litigation boutique? What's the dream scenario for most folks?

-Walter White


More realistically - top of the class at a lower T14 ends up at GDC DC, Cov DC, Wilmer DC, maybe Kellogg or Robbins Russell, etc.

Re: WHERE TO BID!!!!??? CONSOLIDATED

Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 7:43 pm
by 094320
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Re: WHERE TO BID!!!!??? CONSOLIDATED

Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 7:52 pm
by rad lulz
This thread is stupid.

Re: WHERE TO BID!!!!??? CONSOLIDATED

Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 9:16 pm
by sparty99
rad lulz wrote:This thread is stupid.


+1,000.

Stop asking stupid questions. I am bottom half at a T50 and landed a 1L summer gig. If you want a job, then you apply to it and hustle like shoog knight and don't stop until you land that job. This is ALL you need to know......

Re: WHERE TO BID!!!!??? CONSOLIDATED

Posted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 9:05 am
by Anonymous User
sparty99 wrote:
rad lulz wrote:This thread is stupid.


+1,000.

Stop asking stupid questions. I am bottom half at a T50 and landed a 1L summer gig. If you want a job, then you apply to it and hustle like shoog knight and don't stop until you land that job. This is ALL you need to know......

Definitely an outlier... in nearly every single case, bottom half at a T50 doesn't stand a chance getting BigLaw. Because selections for 1L SAs are made with only one semester of grades, they aren't at all comparable to OCI selections. Congrats on the 1L SA, hopefully it turns into an invitation to return next year...

Re: WHERE TO BID!!!!??? CONSOLIDATED

Posted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 9:15 am
by rad lulz
Anonymous User wrote:
sparty99 wrote:
rad lulz wrote:This thread is stupid.


+1,000.

Stop asking stupid questions. I am bottom half at a T50 and landed a 1L summer gig. If you want a job, then you apply to it and hustle like shoog knight and don't stop until you land that job. This is ALL you need to know......

Definitely an outlier... in nearly every single case, bottom half at a T50 doesn't stand a chance getting BigLaw. Because selections for 1L SAs are made with only one semester of grades, they aren't at all comparable to OCI selections. Congrats on the 1L SA, hopefully it turns into an invitation to return next year...

His point was don't ask "do I have a chance??" questions. Which I agree with. Just apply, and if you don't get something, you don't get something.

Re: WHERE TO BID!!!!??? CONSOLIDATED

Posted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 9:24 am
by fish52
rad lulz wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
sparty99 wrote:
rad lulz wrote:This thread is stupid.


+1,000.

Stop asking stupid questions. I am bottom half at a T50 and landed a 1L summer gig. If you want a job, then you apply to it and hustle like shoog knight and don't stop until you land that job. This is ALL you need to know......

Definitely an outlier... in nearly every single case, bottom half at a T50 doesn't stand a chance getting BigLaw. Because selections for 1L SAs are made with only one semester of grades, they aren't at all comparable to OCI selections. Congrats on the 1L SA, hopefully it turns into an invitation to return next year...

His point was don't ask "do I have a chance??" questions. Which I agree with. Just apply, and if you don't get something, you don't get something.

Not to belabor the point, but I think asking "do I have a chance?" is perfectly reasonable. If someone doesn't have a shot at a V10 then they need to know this before they waste a bid on Latham (lulz). When people reach too far, they not only waste one of their bids but they take an interview slot from other potentially more viable candidates.

Re: WHERE TO BID!!!!??? CONSOLIDATED

Posted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 10:18 am
by rad lulz
Except that as of late, what I have REALLY been seeing around here is "do I have a chance at OCI," which is a different (moronic) inquiry then asking about specific firms' hiring practices.

Re: WHERE TO BID!!!!??? CONSOLIDATED

Posted: Sat Jun 23, 2012 9:18 am
by xcountryjunkie
Agreed. Too many people are posting lists of firms without saying if they want even corp or lit. Without personal details, lists are useless.