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Critique my Bidlist: Penn

Postby anon_stars » Mon Jun 17, 2013 2:48 pm

Am I being careful enough? Should I be putting more "safeties" up top?

1 Kirkland & Ellis
2 Allen & Overy LLP
3 Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
4 Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
5 Latham & Watkins LLP
6 Linklaters
7 Sidley Austin
8 Arnold & Porter LLP
9 Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
10 Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
11 Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
12 Greenberg Traurig LLP
13 Morrison & Foerster
14 Ropes & Gray
15 WilmerHale
16 Hogan Lovells
17 Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
18 Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
19 Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
20 Goodwin Procter LLP
21 Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
22 Kasowitz Benson Torres & Friedman LLP
23 DLA Piper LLP (US)
24 Clifford Chance
25 Jones Day
26 Davis Polk & Wardwell
27 Shearman & Sterling LLP
28 Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
29 Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP
30 Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
31 Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
32 Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
32 Proskauer LLP
33 Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP
34 Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP
35 Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP
36 Cadwalader, Wickersham and Taft LLP
37 Chadbourne & Parke LLP
38 Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
39 Dechert LLP
40 Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
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Re: Critique my Bidlist: Penn 3.75

Postby anon_stars » Mon Jun 17, 2013 4:17 pm

crickets...

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Re: Critique my Bidlist: Penn 3.75

Postby worldwithoutend » Mon Jun 17, 2013 4:28 pm

I'm not a Penn student, but at Duke a few years ago, very little would have been out of reach with these grades. I think you can be as aggressive as you want. I wouldn't hesitate to load up on the big V-10ish firms if that's where you want to work.

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Re: Critique my Bidlist: Penn 3.75

Postby justicefishy » Mon Jun 17, 2013 4:46 pm

Yours looks really good. I posted mine a few hours ago and have a bit lower of a GPA and am looking at about those firms (though you've got a lot more safeties than I do).

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Re: Critique my Bidlist: Penn 3.75

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jun 17, 2013 4:48 pm

Fellow penn rising 2L here. Seems conservative in terms of grade selectiveness of firms. Are these all NYC?

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Re: Critique my Bidlist: Penn 3.75

Postby Lincoln » Mon Jun 17, 2013 4:53 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Seems conservative in terms of grade selectiveness of firms.

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Re: Critique my Bidlist: Penn 3.75

Postby imchuckbass58 » Mon Jun 17, 2013 6:23 pm

I was at CLS, but I think it's close enough to be relevant. I'm assuming 3.75 is top 10%-15%. If so, you current bidlist is quite conservative. You can be more aggressive if you want.

You can basically but the V15 or so as your top 15 (assuming you think you would like them from a fit perspective).

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Re: Critique my Bidlist: Penn 3.75

Postby thesealocust » Mon Jun 17, 2013 9:49 pm

There is no such thing as a safety firm, but your grades won't be an obstacle to getting a callback or an offer anywhere, so just bid wherever you want to work.

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Re: Critique my Bidlist: Penn 3.75

Postby WhirledWorld » Wed Jun 19, 2013 12:37 am

Penn rising 3L here. Are you targeting multiple cities? If not, this list doesn't make much sense. I can't tell if you want Magic Circle in NYC or DC

Otherwise, I'd recommend moving DPW, Simpson & S&C up in the 11-20 range, and I'd throw Wachtell in the 20-30 range where you might pick it up (unless you're completely disinterested in Wachtell's culture).

With your grades, you should have your pick of firms in NYC. DC is trickier, but I would recommend moving more selective firms up.

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Re: Critique my Bidlist: Penn 3.75

Postby PennBull » Wed Jun 19, 2013 10:27 am

You have a very good chance of NOT getting Skadden at slot 3. Just an FYI. Very popular firm with only 40 spots.

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Re: Critique my Bidlist: Penn

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jun 23, 2013 10:10 pm

is this only nyc?




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