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BU OCI Bid List - Need Help

Posted: Sat Jul 14, 2012 9:14 pm
by Anonymous User
Median (~3.3), secondary journal, good internship this summer, work experience, top undergrad. 30% lottery. What firms should I move up/down on my list? Thanks!

Choate, Hall & Stewart
Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
Nutter, McClennen & Fish, LLP
Nixon Peabody LLP
Brown Rudnick Berlack Israels LLP
Sullivan & Worcester LLP
Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
K&L Gates LLP
Riemer & Braunstein LLP
Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigan, LLP
Bingham McCutchen LLP
Foley & Lardner
ZELLE HOFMANN VOELBEL & MASON LLP
Holland & Knight LLP
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Ropes & Gray LLP
Goodwin Procter LLP
Foley Hoag LLP
Goulston & Storrs, P.C.
McDermott, Will & Emery
Jones Day
Dechert LLP
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Cooley LLP
Latham & Watkins
Weil Gotshal & Manges, LLP
Mirick O'Connell, DeMallie & Lougee, LLP

Re: BU OCI Bid List - Need Help

Posted: Sat Jul 14, 2012 9:16 pm
by Anonymous User
What's the WE like? Wilmer might be a wasted lottery bid at median without LR.

Re: BU OCI Bid List - Need Help

Posted: Sat Jul 14, 2012 9:21 pm
by Anonymous User
3-4 yrs, management consulting

Re: BU OCI Bid List - Need Help

Posted: Sat Jul 14, 2012 9:32 pm
by Anonymous User
Anonymous User wrote:3-4 yrs, management consulting


Prestigious WE seems to help with WH, but they also tend to be real grade snobbish, just FYI

Re: BU OCI Bid List - Need Help

Posted: Sat Jul 14, 2012 9:49 pm
by Anonymous User
Thanks. Any sense of which firms are the least grade focused or dip into the class for good WE or fit?

Re: BU OCI Bid List - Need Help

Posted: Sat Jul 14, 2012 11:50 pm
by Anonymous User
Not to get you down, brother, but you have a slim chance of getting anything through OCI with those stats. Do it anyway, but start networking immediately if you really want a biglaw SA.

Re: BU OCI Bid List - Need Help

Posted: Sun Jul 15, 2012 12:03 am
by Anonymous User
i don't think it looks too bad.
I went to BC. medianish people in my class got into sullivan worcester and reimer ... etc. because of their pre-law experience in accounting/banking.

Re: BU OCI Bid List - Need Help

Posted: Sun Jul 15, 2012 11:35 am
by Anonymous User
Thanks for looking. I realize landing something through OCI is a longshot. I'll move Wilmer down, play around with the list a bit more, and let you all know how things turn out. Any other feedback would be great!

Re: BU OCI Bid List - Need Help

Posted: Sun Jul 15, 2012 11:57 am
by Anonymous User
Not to overly boost your thinking but I have heard anecdotal evidence of people closer to median still getting a position through BU OCI.

My advice: Ignore the big three in Boston, focus on everyone else, make sure to do the NY off-campus interviewing program, and most importantly CRUSH THE INTERVIEW.

Seriously. With your WE I think your biggest gains will come from nailing your interviews. As another BU rising 2L, good luck man.

Re: BU OCI Bid List - Need Help

Posted: Sun Jul 15, 2012 7:35 pm
by Anonymous User
Good luck to you too

Re: BU OCI Bid List - Need Help

Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 8:27 am
by Anonymous User
Another BU rising 2L looking for last minute advice- top 15%, LR, WE between undergrad and LS. Want Boston, but would go to NY. Too ambitious?

1. Foley Hoag
2. Goodwin Procter
3. Cadwalader (NY)
4. Wilmer Hale
5. Weil
6. Bingham
7. Ropes and Gray
8. Dechert (NY)
9. Latham & Watkins
10. Choate
11. Nutter McClennen
12. Mintz Levin
13. Arnold & Porter (NY)
14. Epstein, Becker & Green
15. Sullivan & Worcester
16. Edwards Wildman
17. Bressler Amery & Ross
18. Holland & Knight
19. K&L Gates
20. Gunderson Dettmer
21. Foley & Lardner
22. Jones Day
23. Skadden
24. Morgan, Lewis & Bockius
25. Cooley
26. Proskauer
27. Nixon Peabody
28. Riemer & Braunstein

Re: BU OCI Bid List - Need Help

Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 9:45 am
by Anonymous User
Median at BU no LR going to Latham, Jones day, or Weil seems like too big of a reach.

Re: BU OCI Bid List - Need Help

Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 9:57 am
by Anonymous User
Skadden, Ropes, Jones Day, Latham, and Weil seem like huge reaches...especially that low on the list (if this is in bidding order). You're not going to get a lottery interview with any of those firms if they're at the bottom of the list. Even if you happened to get a lottery interview, I think it would be a waste at median, even with your strong WE. Also, I'd move Dechert and Cooley up (again, if this list is in bidding order).