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Bid Critique! Duke OCI!! Help!

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 24, 2012 12:02 pm

Have a 3.35 at Duke Law with a secondary journal. Interned with a federal judge this summer, but no significant w/e as I went straight to law school.
Looking at mostly corporate transactional work, but also semi-interested in Labor and Employment law.
I went to undergrad in DC and have connections to NY

Would appreciate any thoughts, critiques, etc., thanks! (order from highest to lowest bids)

Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP (New York, NY)
Hunton & Williams, LLP (NY and) DC
Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle, LLP (New York, NY)
Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP (New York, NY)
Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson, LLP (Washington, DC)
Jones Day (New York, NY)
Vinson & Elkins LLP (NY and DC)
Venable, LLP (Washington, DC)
Fulbright & Jaworski, L.L.P. (Washington, DC)
Lowenstein Sandler PC (Roseland, NJ)
Winston & Strawn LLP (NY)
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP (Washington, DC)
Holland & Knight, LLP (NY and DC)
Alston & Bird, LLP (NY and DC)
Baker Botts, LLP (Washington, DC)
Dechert, LLP (New York, NY)
Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton, LLP (Washington, DC)
McDermott Will & Emery (New York)
K&L Gates, LLP (Washington, DC)
White & Case LLP (New York, NY)
Weil, Gotshal & Manges, LLP (New York, NY)
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP (New York, NY)
Proskauer Rose LLP (New York, NY)
Cooley LLP (NY)

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Re: Bid Critique! Duke OCI!! Help!

Postby gmr189 » Tue Jul 24, 2012 2:59 pm

Bumping. Anyone?

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Re: Bid Critique! Duke OCI!! Help!

Postby somewhatwayward » Tue Jul 24, 2012 5:34 pm

if i were you, i would forget about DC and focus on NY and secondary markets where you have ties. it is too easy to strike out in DC when you have good grades, and you don't really have good grades. i'm assuming 3.35 is about median. also, i would not bid two different offices of the same firm. how did you go about making this list? you should be focusing on firms that have large class sizes.

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Re: Bid Critique! Duke OCI!! Help!

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 24, 2012 7:15 pm

I concentrated on firms within my gpa range, which most of those are besides reaches towards the bottom like Simpson, Weil, etc.

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Re: Bid Critique! Duke OCI!! Help!

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jul 28, 2012 1:38 pm

lemme compare my list

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Re: Bid Critique! Duke OCI!! Help!

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jul 28, 2012 1:40 pm

Take out DC if you want to be safe. Your gpa is median for Duke, DC is a bit ambitious.

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Re: Bid Critique! Duke OCI!! Help!

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jul 28, 2012 1:46 pm

I took all 30 bids, my spots are on the right of yours.

1 Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP (New York, NY) - 4
Hunton & Williams, LLP (NY and) DC - towards bottom
Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle, LLP (New York, NY) - towards bottom
Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP (New York, NY) - middle
5 Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson, LLP (Washington, DC) - n/a
Jones Day (New York, NY) - middle
Vinson & Elkins LLP (NY and DC) - top 10
Venable, LLP (Washington, DC) - n/a
Fulbright & Jaworski, L.L.P. (Washington, DC) - n/a
10 Lowenstein Sandler PC (Roseland, NJ) - towards bottom
Winston & Strawn LLP (NY) - n/a
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP (Washington, DC) bottom third
Holland & Knight, LLP (NY and DC) - bottom third
Alston & Bird, LLP (NY and DC) - top ten
15 Baker Botts, LLP (Washington, DC) - n/a
Dechert, LLP (New York, NY) - toward middle
Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton, LLP (Washington, DC) - n/a
McDermott Will & Emery (New York) - toward middle
K&L Gates, LLP (Washington, DC) - n/a
20 White & Case LLP (New York, NY) - n/a
Weil, Gotshal & Manges, LLP (New York, NY) - top 10
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP (New York, NY) - n/a
Proskauer Rose LLP (New York, NY) - n/a
Cooley LLP (NY) - n/a




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