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Fordham Top 20% Bidlist

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 10, 2012 5:01 pm

Any input on my bidlist would be massively appreciated. Top 20% at Fordham (3.47), looking like secondary journal. No patent, no significant WE, federal judicial extern over the summer. Trying to bid as conservatively as I can to maximize interviews. Leaning toward litigation, but am definitely open to M&A and have good answers for both. All NYC. Based ranks on prestige of firms and class size coupled with the ratio of offers for pre-selected candidates to those selected through the lottery system.


1. Shearman & Sterling
2. Mayer Brown
3. Fried Frank Harrish Shriver & Jacobson
4. Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe
5. Proskauer Rose
6. Morgan Lewis & Bockus
7. Dechert
8. Cahill Gordon & Reindel
9. Kaye Scholer
10. DLA Piper
11. Goodwin Procter
12. Hogan Lovells
13. Baker Botts
14. Winston & Strawn
15. Linklaters
16. Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft
17. Willkie Farr & Gallagher
18. Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld
19. Bingham McCutchen
20. Allen & Overy
21. K&L Gates
22.Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCoy
23. Stroock & Stroock & Lavan
24. Kramer, Levin, Naftalis & Frankel
25. Kasowitz Benson Torres & Friedman
26. Pilsbury Winthrop
27. Chadbourne & Parke
28. Hughes Hubbard & Reed
29. Alston & Bird
30. Greenberg Traurig
31. Kelley Drye & Warren
32. Katten Muchin Rosenman
33. Curtis Mallet-Prevost Colt & Mosle
34. Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
35. Schulte Roth & Zabel

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Re: Fordham Top 20% Bidlist

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 10, 2012 7:43 pm

Looks really good, although I might put Orrick lower. You'd still have a very good chance at getting a lottery if you make it ur 8th or 9th pick, or even lower, since they're pretty under the radar even though they are a great firm and (although its anecdotal) I dont many people bidding on them. Otherwise it looks great though.
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Re: Fordham Top 20% Bidlist

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 10, 2012 7:59 pm

I agree, it looks good. But if you aren't at least bilingual it makes getting an interview at linklaters harder, and getting an interview at curtis mallet much harder, so I would suggest at least getting rid of curtis mallet. Look at Nixon Peabody, Wilson Sonsini, Seward and Kissel, etc.... they all seem to take a fair amt of fordham students

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Re: Fordham Top 20% Bidlist

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 11, 2012 2:17 am

Will having a Spanish major and being fluent in Spanish with some study abroad experience make me marketable to firms like those, or are they looking more for native speakers with strong ties to the areas in which they practice?

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Re: Fordham Top 20% Bidlist

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 11, 2012 10:29 am

I might drop Allen & Overy out unless you have a specific reason for including them.




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