Anonymous User wrote:I have a 3.26, got onto to a secondary journal, K-JD, URM.
Realistically, what are my chances of getting a CB at a Chicago firm?
Here's my bid list (I realize K&L & JB are huge reaches) in order of Vault rankings, NOT in the order that I will actually be bidding on them. I picked ones that had a median GPA from last year that is close to mine, like OCP told me (OCP actually told me I should add more reach firms).
Jenner & Block
Holland & Knight
Foley & Lardner
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
Katten Muchin Rosenman
Drinker Biddle & Reath
Chapman & Cutler
Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg
Faegre Baker Daniels
Taft Stettinius & Hollister
Quarles & Brady
Michael, Best, & Friedrich
I have Midwest ties and am also going to be bidding on Michigan firms (likely all of the ones coming to OCI). Are these Chicago firms impossible for me? I do not want to go to NYC, but am open to any other "easier" markets that you all might suggest.
Knock out Barack. They are highly prestigious/selective and not very big. Other than that...with your URM status, I think you can afford to be a bit more risky. Maybe knock out a few of the firms that have super small classes (e.g. Sheppard) and add ones that have massive classes (e.g. Mayer Brown).