Relative Selectivity of DC Firms

(On Campus Interviews, Summer Associate positions, Firm Reviews, Tips, ...)
Forum rules
Anonymous Posting

Anonymous posting is only appropriate when you are revealing sensitive employment related information about a firm, job, etc. You may anonymously respond on topic to these threads. Unacceptable uses include: harassing another user, joking around, testing the feature, or other things that are more appropriate in the lounge.

Failure to follow these rules will get you outed, warned, or banned.
Anonymous User
Posts: 273186
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Relative Selectivity of DC Firms

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 02, 2012 10:50 pm

So I'm trying to gauge my chances at several DC firms since DC is my first choice. I understand class rank requirements are different for each school, I'm just trying to figure out generally which firms I should bid high so that I don't waste a bid.

I'm right inside the top 20% cutoff at Vandy if that helps.

Here are the firms coming to OCI:
Alston + Bird
Arent Fox
Dechert
Foley
Hunton & Williams
Hogan Lovalls
Jones Day
King & Spalding
Sutherland
Paul Hastings
Vinson & Elkins
Latham
Winston & Strawn
Nelson, Mullins, Scarborough

Also looking for some guidance as to which firms not on this list might be fruitful for mass-mailing.

Thanks for any insight

Anonymous User
Posts: 273186
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: Relative Selectivity of DC Firms

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 02, 2012 11:15 pm

Based on my experience at a similar school ranked 15-20, you have a decent shot at most of the firms listed. I know that Foley & Larder and Alston took students ranked between 20-25%. Latham, Jones Day, and Hogan are more selective. Latham DC seems to take mostly T14 students in the top 10-15%.




Return to “Legal Employment”

Who is online

The online users are hidden on this forum.