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Re: NYU bidlist 3.2

Postby koalatriste » Mon Jul 01, 2013 6:08 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:update:

1 Sidley
2 Kirkland
3 Proskauer Rose
4 Skadden Arps
5 Shearman and Sterling
6 Weil
7 Linklaters
8 Schulte Roth and Zabel
9 Clifford Chance
10 Latham
11 Gibson Dunn
12 Paul Hastings
13 Cadwalader
14 Milbank Tweed
15 White and Case
16 Willkie Farr
17 Fried Frank
18 Cahill Gordon
19 Akin Gump
20 Dechert
21 Hogan Lovells
22 Hughes Hubbard
23 McDermott
24 Stroock Stroock
25 Morgan Lewis
26 Kramer Levin
27 Orrick
28 Goodwin Proctor
29 Seward & Kissel
30 Katten
31 Greenberg Traurig
32 DLA Piper
33 Allen & Overy
34 Freshfields
35 Bingham McCutcheon
36 K&L Gates
37 Simpson
38 Davis Polk
39 Chadbourne and Park
40 Cleary

Removed the Chicago firms, and I may move Cleary off. If this is too strong, should I throw on Mayer NY instead of Latham or Gibson (which is less selective?)



Simpson, Davis Polk, Cleary, Latham, Gibson, Kirkland and Skadden should come off your list yesterday. These firms all have hard grade cutoffs that you are below. They literally will take one look at your transcript and zone out for the rest of the interview. You are seriously running the risk of not getting an offer by wasting bids like this. As another poster said, you don't want to be that idiot in October without a job because you got greedy. You are not a slam dunk at any firm on your list, so you better interview at as many places as possible that you actually have a chance with. A slight increase in prestige is not worth the significant risk you are taking of being unemployed. As a former NYU student, I know plenty of people with your grades who struck out at EIW. And I don't know anyone with your grades working at Simpson, Davis Polk, Cleary, Latham, Gibson, Kirkland or Skadden. Do not make a huge financial mistake.


I could not agree with this more. NYU alum here as well.

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Re: NYU bidlist 3.2

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 01, 2013 6:36 pm

koalatriste wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:update:

1 Sidley
2 Kirkland
3 Proskauer Rose
4 Skadden Arps
5 Shearman and Sterling
6 Weil
7 Linklaters
8 Schulte Roth and Zabel
9 Clifford Chance
10 Latham
11 Gibson Dunn
12 Paul Hastings
13 Cadwalader
14 Milbank Tweed
15 White and Case
16 Willkie Farr
17 Fried Frank
18 Cahill Gordon
19 Akin Gump
20 Dechert
21 Hogan Lovells
22 Hughes Hubbard
23 McDermott
24 Stroock Stroock
25 Morgan Lewis
26 Kramer Levin
27 Orrick
28 Goodwin Proctor
29 Seward & Kissel
30 Katten
31 Greenberg Traurig
32 DLA Piper
33 Allen & Overy
34 Freshfields
35 Bingham McCutcheon
36 K&L Gates
37 Simpson
38 Davis Polk
39 Chadbourne and Park
40 Cleary

Removed the Chicago firms, and I may move Cleary off. If this is too strong, should I throw on Mayer NY instead of Latham or Gibson (which is less selective?)



Simpson, Davis Polk, Cleary, Latham, Gibson, Kirkland and Skadden should come off your list yesterday. These firms all have hard grade cutoffs that you are below. They literally will take one look at your transcript and zone out for the rest of the interview. You are seriously running the risk of not getting an offer by wasting bids like this. As another poster said, you don't want to be that idiot in October without a job because you got greedy. You are not a slam dunk at any firm on your list, so you better interview at as many places as possible that you actually have a chance with. A slight increase in prestige is not worth the significant risk you are taking of being unemployed. As a former NYU student, I know plenty of people with your grades who struck out at EIW. And I don't know anyone with your grades working at Simpson, Davis Polk, Cleary, Latham, Gibson, Kirkland or Skadden. Do not make a huge financial mistake.


I could not agree with this more. NYU alum here as well.


Also an NYU alum and very curious what thoughts on Skadden GPA cut off might be. I have heard mixed things, and though a 3.2 is low, is it much above a 3.3? My understanding is that Skadden is not quite as grades-oriented as the others listed. I am personally interested in this bc I am thinking of trying to lateral there and my grades are above a 3.2 now, but were about a 3.2 after 1L. Thanks!

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Re: NYU bidlist 3.2

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 01, 2013 6:54 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
koalatriste wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:update:

1 Sidley
2 Kirkland
3 Proskauer Rose
4 Skadden Arps
5 Shearman and Sterling
6 Weil
7 Linklaters
8 Schulte Roth and Zabel
9 Clifford Chance
10 Latham
11 Gibson Dunn
12 Paul Hastings
13 Cadwalader
14 Milbank Tweed
15 White and Case
16 Willkie Farr
17 Fried Frank
18 Cahill Gordon
19 Akin Gump
20 Dechert
21 Hogan Lovells
22 Hughes Hubbard
23 McDermott
24 Stroock Stroock
25 Morgan Lewis
26 Kramer Levin
27 Orrick
28 Goodwin Proctor
29 Seward & Kissel
30 Katten
31 Greenberg Traurig
32 DLA Piper
33 Allen & Overy
34 Freshfields
35 Bingham McCutcheon
36 K&L Gates
37 Simpson
38 Davis Polk
39 Chadbourne and Park
40 Cleary

Removed the Chicago firms, and I may move Cleary off. If this is too strong, should I throw on Mayer NY instead of Latham or Gibson (which is less selective?)



Simpson, Davis Polk, Cleary, Latham, Gibson, Kirkland and Skadden should come off your list yesterday. These firms all have hard grade cutoffs that you are below. They literally will take one look at your transcript and zone out for the rest of the interview. You are seriously running the risk of not getting an offer by wasting bids like this. As another poster said, you don't want to be that idiot in October without a job because you got greedy. You are not a slam dunk at any firm on your list, so you better interview at as many places as possible that you actually have a chance with. A slight increase in prestige is not worth the significant risk you are taking of being unemployed. As a former NYU student, I know plenty of people with your grades who struck out at EIW. And I don't know anyone with your grades working at Simpson, Davis Polk, Cleary, Latham, Gibson, Kirkland or Skadden. Do not make a huge financial mistake.


I could not agree with this more. NYU alum here as well.


Also an NYU alum and very curious what thoughts on Skadden GPA cut off might be. I have heard mixed things, and though a 3.2 is low, is it much above a 3.3? My understanding is that Skadden is not quite as grades-oriented as the others listed. I am personally interested in this bc I am thinking of trying to lateral there and my grades are above a 3.2 now, but were about a 3.2 after 1L. Thanks!


As a current NYU student, we were specifically asked not to share grade cutoffs, so I'll honor that. But I will say this: Skadden was listed among the top firms, with the same cutoff as, say, WLRK, Cravath, and S&C.

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Re: NYU bidlist 3.2

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 01, 2013 8:38 pm

Anonymous User wrote:As a current NYU student, we were specifically asked not to share grade cutoffs, so I'll honor that. But I will say this: Skadden was listed among the top firms, with the same cutoff as, say, WLRK, Cravath, and S&C.

Don't confuse median with cutoff. They're very much not the same.

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Re: NYU bidlist 3.2

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 01, 2013 8:41 pm

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Re: NYU bidlist 3.2

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 02, 2013 10:26 am

OP-

Does it really make sense to get rid of DPW and STB given that they're literally the bottom of the list and there aren't firms that might still be open at those spots?




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