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Vandy Bidlist Critique

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 17, 2012 12:49 pm

Vandy student who is somewhere in the top 20% (mid to high 3.5 range). Law Review. Interested in DC and ATL, DC is my first choice. Any input is appreciated.

1. Hogan Lovells-DC
2. Alston & Bird-ATL
3. Troutman Sanders-ATL
4. King & Spalding-DC
5. Arent Fox-DC
6. Arnall Golden Gregory-ATL
7. Hunton & Williams-DC
8. Venable-DC
9. Sutherland-ATL
10. Foley-DC
11. Paul Hastings-ATL
12. Parker Hudson Rainer & Dobbs-ATL
13. Winston & Strawn-DC
14. Vinson & Elkins-DC
15. Dechert-DC
16. DLA Piper-ATL
17. Smith, Gambrell & Russell-ATL
18. Burr & Forman-ATL
19. Jones Day-ATL
20. Latham & Watkins-DC

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Re: Vandy Bidlist Critique

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 17, 2012 1:50 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Vandy student who is somewhere in the top 20% (mid to high 3.5 range). Law Review. Interested in DC and ATL, DC is my first choice. Any input is appreciated.

1. Hogan Lovells-DC
2. Alston & Bird-ATL
3. Troutman Sanders-ATL
4. King & Spalding-DC
5. Arent Fox-DC
6. Arnall Golden Gregory-ATL
7. Hunton & Williams-DC
8. Venable-DC
9. Sutherland-ATL
10. Foley-DC
11. Paul Hastings-ATL
12. Parker Hudson Rainer & Dobbs-ATL
13. Winston & Strawn-DC
14. Vinson & Elkins-DC
15. Dechert-DC
16. DLA Piper-ATL
17. Smith, Gambrell & Russell-ATL
18. Burr & Forman-ATL
19. Jones Day-ATL
20. Latham & Watkins-DC



Do you have any relevant ties? Where did you spend this summer?

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Re: Vandy Bidlist Critique

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 17, 2012 1:55 pm

Anonymous User wrote: Do you have any relevant ties? Where did you spend this summer?


Family lives in Virginia. I have substantial work/internship related ties to DC.

I have lots of extended family in ATL.

This summer I'm not working in ATL or DC.

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Re: Vandy Bidlist Critique

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 17, 2012 3:19 pm

Looks pretty good ATL wise (don't know anything about DC)... you should have a realistic shot at any firm except Bondurant ...

That being said... any reason why Troutman is so high? and any reason why Jones Day is so low? I'd consider them better than most of the ATL firms above them. Those seem odd to me. Especially Troutman at #2.

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Re: Vandy Bidlist Critique

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 17, 2012 3:42 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Looks pretty good ATL wise (don't know anything about DC)... you should have a realistic shot at any firm except Bondurant ...

That being said... any reason why Troutman is so high? and any reason why Jones Day is so low? I'd consider them better than most of the ATL firms above them. Those seem odd to me. Especially Troutman at #2.


I probably prefer the culture/lifestyle at Troutman to that of Jones Day.

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Re: Vandy Bidlist Critique

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 17, 2012 5:04 pm

For ATL: You have Paul Hastings, which is a very sweaty and very specialized satellite office, ranked too high IMO. You also hit all the big firms and mysteriously left out Kilpatrick Stockton. I think Vault has them in the top 5 in Atlanta, if you value opinions like that.

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Re: Vandy Bidlist Critique

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 17, 2012 5:17 pm

Anonymous User wrote:For ATL: You have Paul Hastings, which is a very sweaty and very specialized satellite office, ranked too high IMO. You also hit all the big firms and mysteriously left out Kilpatrick Stockton. I think Vault has them in the top 5 in Atlanta, if you value opinions like that.


Good to know about Paul Hastings, definitely not looking for firms that sweaty. Kilpatrick isn't coming to our OCI...neither is Mckenna.

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Re: Vandy Bidlist Critique

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 17, 2012 5:39 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Looks pretty good ATL wise (don't know anything about DC)... you should have a realistic shot at any firm except Bondurant ...

That being said... any reason why Troutman is so high? and any reason why Jones Day is so low? I'd consider them better than most of the ATL firms above them. Those seem odd to me. Especially Troutman at #2.


I probably prefer the culture/lifestyle at Troutman to that of Jones Day.


Vandy has a 3L and a class of 2012 grad that have worked in Jones Day's ATL office. You should reach out to them to get their perspective on the culture. I worked in a different Jones Day office and loved it, but don't have any personal experience with their ATL office.

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Re: Vandy Bidlist Critique

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 17, 2012 8:34 pm

anyone with any DC tips?




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