UVA bid list, top 25%

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UVA bid list, top 25%

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jun 22, 2012 4:48 pm

I am right at/above top quarter cutoff (3.48-3.50). I want corp in NYC and have some secondary markets that I will throw bids at in the bottom 15 of my list. Anything I should take off (I've already left out S&C, Cravath, Cleary, Paul Weiss, Debevoise because they seem to be stretches)? Any glaring omissions? How is the order? Thanks.


Skadden
Willkie
Weil
White & Case
Linklaters
Cadwalader
Simpson Thacher
Sidley Austin
Schulte
Gibson Dunn
Morgan Lewis
Latham
Shearman
Paul Hastings
Dechert
Proskauer Rose
Cahill Gordon
Akin Gump
Clifford Chance
Stroock
Fried Frank
Jones Day
Kasowitz Benson
Mayer Brown
Orrick
Katten Muchin
Chadbourne & Parke
Curtis, Mallet-Prevost
Freshfields
Davis Polk
Brown Rudnick
Allen & Overy

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Re: UVA bid list, top 25%

Postby xcountryjunkie » Sat Jun 23, 2012 9:12 am

Kasowitz doesn't really have corporate work. They're 99% lit, with real estate being their only real corporate work. So I'd leave them off your list given your interests.

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Re: UVA bid list, top 25%

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jun 23, 2012 9:32 am

xcountryjunkie wrote:Kasowitz doesn't really have corporate work. They're 99% lit, with real estate being their only real corporate work. So I'd leave them off your list given your interests.

Ok thanks. What about selectivity of firms? Not aiming too high?

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Re: UVA bid list, top 25%

Postby Morgan12Oak » Sat Jun 23, 2012 6:16 pm

Why is Skadden and Weil so high and DPW so low?

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Re: UVA bid list, top 25%

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jun 23, 2012 7:39 pm

Morgan12Oak wrote:Why is Skadden and Weil so high and DPW so low?

I guess hoping they preselect me since they have 60 interview slots. bad idea?

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Re: UVA bid list, top 25%

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jun 24, 2012 2:22 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Morgan12Oak wrote:Why is Skadden and Weil so high and DPW so low?

I guess hoping they preselect me since they have 60 interview slots. bad idea?

bump- any thoughts?

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Re: UVA bid list, top 25%

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jun 24, 2012 7:24 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Morgan12Oak wrote:Why is Skadden and Weil so high and DPW so low?

I guess hoping they preselect me since they have 60 interview slots. bad idea?

bump- any thoughts?

sorry to keep bumping, but i know there are some knowledgeable uva 3Ls/grads out there who know what they're talking about

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Re: UVA bid list, top 25%

Postby RVP11 » Sun Jun 24, 2012 7:39 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Morgan12Oak wrote:Why is Skadden and Weil so high and DPW so low?

I guess hoping they preselect me since they have 60 interview slots. bad idea?


Not a bad idea. They'll probably preselect you.

I had almost identical grades and bid list two years ago and did fine. If your resume is decent you will get the maximum number of interviews.

Consider Debevoise and Cleary if you think you are a strong interviewer. Paul Weiss seems to have a hard cutoff around 3.55-3.60 and their strong suit is litigation, anyway.

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Re: UVA bid list, top 25%

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jun 24, 2012 7:53 pm

RVP11 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Morgan12Oak wrote:Why is Skadden and Weil so high and DPW so low?

I guess hoping they preselect me since they have 60 interview slots. bad idea?


Not a bad idea. They'll probably preselect you.

I had almost identical grades and bid list two years ago and did fine. If your resume is decent you will get the maximum number of interviews.

Consider Debevoise and Cleary if you think you are a strong interviewer. Paul Weiss seems to have a hard cutoff around 3.55-3.60 and their strong suit is litigation, anyway.

Thanks. Would it be stupid to put a firm like DPW at the bottom of my list (as I did) with the hopes that they will PS me? I only ask this because they are one of the firms that has 60 interview slots, I think tied for the most of any office, so it seems like even if people bid these heavily I'd still have a decent shot at a PS.

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Re: UVA bid list, top 25%

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jun 25, 2012 11:05 am

Anonymous User wrote:
RVP11 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Morgan12Oak wrote:Why is Skadden and Weil so high and DPW so low?

I guess hoping they preselect me since they have 60 interview slots. bad idea?


Not a bad idea. They'll probably preselect you.

I had almost identical grades and bid list two years ago and did fine. If your resume is decent you will get the maximum number of interviews.

Consider Debevoise and Cleary if you think you are a strong interviewer. Paul Weiss seems to have a hard cutoff around 3.55-3.60 and their strong suit is litigation, anyway.

Thanks. Would it be stupid to put a firm like DPW at the bottom of my list (as I did) with the hopes that they will PS me? I only ask this because they are one of the firms that has 60 interview slots, I think tied for the most of any office, so it seems like even if people bid these heavily I'd still have a decent shot at a PS.

Whoops, didn't realize you already answered this above. I think I am a strong interviewer, or at least above average, but I'm sure everyone thinks that. Guess I'll give Cleary/Debevoise a shot if they don't have a hard cutoff.

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Re: UVA bid list, top 25%

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 02, 2012 1:34 pm

Figured I'd give this one last bump...




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