Anonymous User wrote:179.4. No WE. Non-URM. Looking in NY/Chi. Which firms are feasible, and which firms should I
not waste bids on?
You are unlikely to grade onto LR. I would rule out WLRK and probably Boies (both worth a bid but don't count on it, WLRK doesn't fill so bid them 49th). Everything in Chicago at OCI should be in play but don't count on any single firm, it;s still a shit show.
Anonymous User wrote:For someone who wants litigation, some good excuses for not being on a journal (besides the truth)?
Unlikely to come up but if it does just bring it back to the awesome experience you had this summer that solidified your research capabilities or the awesome 1L classes you took that were lit focused and inspired you. Selling lit isn't hard, no one second guesses that like they do corp.
Anonymous User wrote:179.5 with no interest in NYC
How risky would it be to bid only Chicago? I also have very strong ties to a secondary market that I intend to mail.
You are in a very good spot but like I said above, don't count on any single firm because it's a limited and competitive market. You should do fine at a number of firms though assuming even average interview skills.
Crowing wrote:If we contacted firms in our secondary market during 1L, how should we modify our cover letters we send to them this summer? Should they be totally rewritten, or is mostly the same alright? Should we mention our interactions with them during 1L recruiting?
I used largely the same cover letter and was unsuccessful but I think that was more a product of me not proactively flying myself to the secondary to show interest. I don't really know what you can substantively change, I'm not convinced that they read cover letters anyway when they get some impractically high number of applications a day.
Anonymous User wrote:180.6, so I guess I'm on the edge for LR? Pretty much no pre-law school WE.
I'm mostly thinking about NY and Chicago.
Thanks for any input!
You will grade onto LR and can bid everything. I assume you knew that but good work baiting me into validation, I aim to serve.