blackhawkfan wrote:UnamSanctam wrote:You're better off knocking out those NYC bids with low interview rates (e.g. Paul Weiss) and putting a secondary market around Chicago there, provided you have the ties. You're not getting those bids and clearly you want to be around Chicago. If you're deadset on going to a big market like NYC if you don't get Chicago, then you either need to put the ones with low interview rates near the top, or you need to replace them with firms that interview as close to 100% of bids as you can.
no ties to any secondary, grew up in chicago, went to school in Illinois, interned every summer in Chicago, and worked in Chicago. honestly, I just really want to be in Chicago but can't come up with thirty Chicago firms to bid. Thus, just threw some easy to get interviews with New York on to round out the bid list. OCP told me to put Paul Weiss on, I hadn't checked their bid to interview ration. All the other New York Firms had fairly high bid to interview ratios I think. Or am I dreaming by bidding them after 20?
Grain of salt, but probably keep White & Case and Debevoise. No go on the others, and Gibson might be doable at 20 or 22, but even then I think you're getting risky.
ETA: Sorry, I meant Debevoise, not Milbank, and my text above correctly reflects the edit.