Anonymous User wrote:Hey all,
I'm still pretty confused about this process and was wondering approximately where the following grades would put me: A+ (BS elective), A, B+, B+, B+, B+, B, and H in LPS. 3 yrs WE, decent undergrad, and I'm from CA but am targeting NY (I have some ties to the area). Interested in litigation. What kinds of firms would be considered reaches, and what are some target firms?
Thanks so much!
You're above median and sound like you have a pretty good profile for getting several offers if you bid smart. I would probably load up the top of your bidlist with popular firms like Milbank, Fried Frank, White and Case, Skadden, Kaye Scholer, and so forth. Kirkland, Weil, Jones Day, Allen and Overy probably fall into that group. I think Paul Weiss (and probably Skadden) would be a reach but you should definitely bid it, and places like Simpson, Debevoise, and Cleary are certainly not sure things either. But these are all easily worth interviewing with. (If you make Law Review and are a decent interviewer, I'd be surprised if you didn't get a couple offers from those 5 firms.) Except for Skadden, these can go lower because I imagine these firms still have a lot of interview slots and are a little less popular than the first grouping because they're more selective. Really, I imagine you're in fine shape for NYC generally and should just try to organize your list so as to nab interviews with basically everything outside the V5 and Boies.