GULC transfer 2012 OCI Bid List HELP!

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GULC transfer 2012 OCI Bid List HELP!

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jul 14, 2012 5:03 pm

Alright I have tried to research extensively on TLS and I was hoping to put my GULC OCI bid list up to criticism (or for others to use i guess).
-Transferred from 65-75 TT top 5% (I am basically the cutoff to be within the top 5%)
two years W/E with a non profit (going to have to explain that to any potential employer)
Grew up in Manitoba so no ties anywhere (though I am a dual citizen and wish to remain in the U.S.)

-Final points...interested in lit or transactional, Want to work in DC (some family lives here) but want a job enough that I basically split with NY
-tried to find good summer class sizes
-Have a lot of interview experience so i anticipate at least not blowing any but you never know
without further ado, please laugh at me (and let me know) if any of the firms seem like jokes, mistakes or downright bizarre and what I could put in their place)
1. Vinson and Elkins NY
2. Cleary DC
3. Covington and burling DC
4. Gibson Dunn DC
5. Hogan Lovells DC
6. Jones Day DC
7. Latham and Watkins DC
8. Sidley Austin DC
9. Akin Gump DC
10. Kirkland and Ellis NY
11. Kasowitz NY
12. Dechert NY
13. Shearman and Sterling NY
14. WilmerHale DC
15. Gibson Dunn NY
16. Fried Frank NY
17. Davis Polk NY
18. Skadden NY
19. Choate Hall Boston
20. Venable DC
21. Seward and Kissell DC
22. Arent Fox DC
23. Baker Botts NY
24. Drinker Bidddle and Reath DC
25. Bingham Mcutchen NY
26. Strook and Strook NY
27. Leclair Ryan Boston
28. Caldawatter NY
29. Kaye Scholer NY
30. Wilson SOnishi DC
31. Ropes and gray DC
32. King and Spalding DC
33. Finnegan Henderson DC
34. Brown Rudnick NY
35. Bryan Cave NY
36. Cahill Gordon NY
37. Clifford Chance NY
38. Cozen O’connor DC
39. Foley Lardner NY
40. Foley Hoag Boston
41. Perkins Coie NY
42. Sutherland DC
43. Troutman sanders
44. Wiley Rein DC
45. Simpson Thatcher DC
46. O’melveny and [deleted] DC
47. Mintz Levin and Cohn Boston
48. Mcdermott will and emery DC
49. Linklatters NY
50. Williams connely DC
51. Finnegan Henderson DC

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Re: GULC transfer 2012 OCI Bid List HELP!

Postby drd » Sat Jul 14, 2012 5:33 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Alright I have tried to research extensively on TLS and I was hoping to put my GULC OCI bid list up to criticism (or for others to use i guess).
-Transferred from 65-75 TT top 5% (I am basically the cutoff to be within the top 5%)
two years W/E with a non profit (going to have to explain that to any potential employer)
Grew up in Manitoba so no ties anywhere (though I am a dual citizen and wish to remain in the U.S.)

-Final points...interested in lit or transactional, Want to work in DC (some family lives here) but want a job enough that I basically split with NY
-tried to find good summer class sizes
-Have a lot of interview experience so i anticipate at least not blowing any but you never know
without further ado, please laugh at me (and let me know) if any of the firms seem like jokes, mistakes or downright bizarre and what I could put in their place)
1. Vinson and Elkins NY
2. Cleary DC
3. Covington and burling DC
4. Gibson Dunn DC
5. Hogan Lovells DC
6. Jones Day DC
7. Latham and Watkins DC
8. Sidley Austin DC
9. Akin Gump DC
10. Kirkland and Ellis NY
11. Kasowitz NY
12. Dechert NY
13. Shearman and Sterling NY
14. WilmerHale DC
15. Gibson Dunn NY
16. Fried Frank NY
17. Davis Polk NY
18. Skadden NY
19. Choate Hall Boston
20. Venable DC
21. Seward and Kissell DC
22. Arent Fox DC
23. Baker Botts NY
24. Drinker Bidddle and Reath DC
25. Bingham Mcutchen NY
26. Strook and Strook NY
27. Leclair Ryan Boston
28. Caldawatter NY
29. Kaye Scholer NY
30. Wilson SOnishi DC
31. Ropes and gray DC
32. King and Spalding DC
33. Finnegan Henderson DC
34. Brown Rudnick NY
35. Bryan Cave NY
36. Cahill Gordon NY
37. Clifford Chance NY
38. Cozen O’connor DC
39. Foley Lardner NY
40. Foley Hoag Boston
41. Perkins Coie NY
42. Sutherland DC
43. Troutman sanders
44. Wiley Rein DC
45. Simpson Thatcher DC
46. O’melveny and [deleted] DC
47. Mintz Levin and Cohn Boston
48. Mcdermott will and emery DC
49. Linklatters NY
50. Williams connely DC
51. Finnegan Henderson DC

V&E NY is pretty small, only have 7 summers this year. seems odd as your first bid

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Re: GULC transfer 2012 OCI Bid List HELP!

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jul 14, 2012 5:45 pm

drd wrote:V&E NY is pretty small, only have 7 summers this year. seems odd as your first bid

OP here
Fairly interested in oil and gas stuff so I figured for my literal number one bid might be worth it but you make a good point

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Re: GULC transfer 2012 OCI Bid List HELP!

Postby XM3045 » Sat Jul 14, 2012 6:41 pm

I think you are aiming way too high. Firms like wilmer and cleary are not gonna happen. I would move a lot more safety type firms into your top 20 and pick one or two more selective firms to take a chance on.

Keep in mind that by transferring you are getting increased access but firms still will view you as a good student from a crappy school.

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Re: GULC transfer 2012 OCI Bid List HELP!

Postby jessuf » Sat Jul 14, 2012 7:30 pm

I don't think you'll get a bid at some of those firms in your top 20 based on the order you ranked them in.

Also, though everyone says to bid conservatively as a transfer, totally put some V10 reaches in your top 20. I've talked to several transfers who got V5 SAs through OCI.

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Re: GULC transfer 2012 OCI Bid List HELP!

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jul 14, 2012 8:20 pm

OP again appreciate the replies and the honesty

Xm are you mostly thinking that my DC top ten is off or do you think the NY is way too far as well and more safety across the board?

Jessuf I dont quite understand what you mean by the order I ranked them? you think too many reaches as well but keep a few V5/10?




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