Anonymous User wrote: Anonymous User wrote:
Jessuf wrote:Did not see this post before I responded, sorry. I got Skadden SV via preselect (was rejected by DPW), but I do NOT have high grades/impressive resume. Not sure if this was a fluke or what. Is it mostly Stanford/Berkeley people at this office?
Also, what are the less selective firms in either SF or SV?
(Not OP) Skadden SV takes around 3 summers. Not sure who, though they are a decent bit selective (but it's hard to tell since the data for them comes from only a few people).
The SV native firms are probably your best bet for being least selective coupled with having the largest class sizes, imo. There's not a lot of lower selectivity SF firms. Maybe Orrick? The ones that are least selective also seem to take only a handful of people.
This. The less selective firms have very small classes, and the bigger firms are snobbier when it comes to grades and school rank.
I think that should be nuanced a bit. Different anon, studying for bar & SF-bound for IP lit. In experience, the NY-based SV offices will actually be less grade-sensitive at T14's than their NYC offices will be. They are also far less likely to look at local law schools than the Cal-based firms. On the other hand, they tend to be smaller classes, so it can be a bit more random to get an offer (but might actually be easier if you are a T6 & struggling over the "ties" question, for example).
In terms of frattiest firm, it has to be Latham, but then again, it's sort of relative to the city, and SF's law scene just doesn't seem very fratty. The finance guys & people on the business-side of tech firms are pretty fratty though, especially with the influence of all the transplants coming in.