Anonymous User wrote:Anonymous User wrote:Anonymous User wrote:Maybe it's because s&c offers socially awkward people who have high grades but can't get offers at peer firms. I say this as someone who has interviewed with these peer firms recently and so far has only an offer from s&c from those firms. As you said yourself, skadden offered fewer people at your school than s&c despite lower grade cutoffs.
My impression was that Skadden had a lot of socially awkward people as well (2/4 interviewers at CB). If you have the grades (top 15% at HYS), you will be getting an offer not only from S&C but also from most of its peer firms. S&C (though filled with law review nerds) isn't desperate for people with high grades. It offers less than a third of the people who met their grade cut-offs (HYS). I'm sure most of the other 2/3 did screeners with them as well.
last year s&c offered all but two of the people that accepted their callbacks from one of hys. their yield was ~30% at that same hys. also, you don't need 15% at any of hys to sweep the v5. median puts you in contention at all but possibly wachtell.
also, at one of hys, s&c offered over half of interviewers. you appear not to know what you're talking about.
At my HYS, S&C offered everyone who accepted a CB interview last year. They're obviously not screening for personality. In contrast, the other V5 firms reject at least 1/3 or so at the CB stage. In fact, the only guy I know at my school who would fail every test for personality was an SA at S&C this summer.