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Re: Columbia EIP 2015

Postby smaug » Thu Jun 25, 2015 8:47 pm

jbagelboy wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:So if you got the best grade in a class, when does that show up on your transcript?


Never? Unless your professor lept for the A+


This is false.

It'll show up as a "Best in Class" award.

Annoyingly you can get Best in Class without getting the A+, and someone else in your section can still get the named award. (I think the named awards are given by a group, whereas a single professor can give you the Best in Class designation.)

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Re: Columbia EIP 2015

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jun 25, 2015 9:15 pm

jbagelboy wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:So if you got the best grade in a class, when does that show up on your transcript?


Never? Unless your professor lept for the A+

I managed to get one in the fall with just an A, and the professor didn't say anything about it so I didn't notice until I was checking grades for spring a few weeks ago.

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Re: Columbia EIP 2015

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jun 25, 2015 11:20 pm

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Re: Columbia EIP 2015

Postby jbagelboy » Thu Jun 25, 2015 11:25 pm

I guess I just outed myself as never receiving "best in class" on my transcript, nor knowing anyone who ever had

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Re: Columbia EIP 2015

Postby Tiago Splitter » Thu Jun 25, 2015 11:29 pm

jbagelboy wrote:I guess I just outed myself as never receiving "best in class" on my transcript, nor knowing anyone who ever had

Same here. Learn something new every day.

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Re: Columbia EIP 2015

Postby smaug » Thu Jun 25, 2015 11:31 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:-Teemo


Teemo is a shitty champ.


LoL is a shitty game.

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Re: Columbia EIP 2015

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jun 26, 2015 12:08 pm

No one can help teemo out?

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Re: Columbia EIP 2015

Postby Tiago Splitter » Fri Jun 26, 2015 12:12 pm

Anonymous User wrote:No one can help teemo out?

It would help if Teemo gave some more information about ties and areas of interest. Without knowing anything else it looks reasonable.

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Re: Columbia EIP 2015

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jun 26, 2015 12:14 pm

No ties to CA, but would ideally like to work in LA or NYC. Interest in lit - but open to transactional.

-Teemo

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Re: Columbia EIP 2015

Postby Tiago Splitter » Fri Jun 26, 2015 12:27 pm

Anonymous User wrote:No ties to CA, but would ideally like to work in LA or NYC. Interest in lit - but open to transactional.

-Teemo

In that case I might swap out Paul Hastings LA for another NYC firm.

How high do you have to bid Skadden NYC to get it? That's a pretty good option with your GPA and potential desire to head west. Certainly offers more geographic flexibility than Debevoise.

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Re: Columbia EIP 2015

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jun 26, 2015 1:04 pm

Last year Skadden LA failed at 18, so I might have to try and bump it up higher, but I don't really love Skadden.

I like Paul Hastings a lot, and they had a high FFB for LA last year (and FFB of 1 for NY). The strange thing is, that it looks like more people ended up interviewing for them than bid them, so I am debating if I can drop them lower and just mail.

- Teemo

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Re: Columbia EIP 2015

Postby ph5354a » Fri Jun 26, 2015 3:10 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Last year Skadden LA failed at 18, so I might have to try and bump it up higher, but I don't really love Skadden.

I like Paul Hastings a lot, and they had a high FFB for LA last year (and FFB of 1 for NY). The strange thing is, that it looks like more people ended up interviewing for them than bid them, so I am debating if I can drop them lower and just mail.

- Teemo


PH is pretty open to pre-EIP callbacks, especially if you can get in touch with someone there and have them put your name into recruiting. You might not get an offer until after EIP, but at least it's a screener you don't have to worry about.

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Re: Columbia EIP 2015

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jun 28, 2015 2:29 am

B+ average
3 years of relevant WE
Looking for either corporate or healthcare in either CA or TX - moderate ties to both
I have really strong feelings against NY so my bidlist is riskier than my grades probably allow for and I am also less risk-averse in general

1 Kirkland & Ellis (2)
2 Sidley Austin (2)
3 Skadden (4)
4 Hogan Lovells (6)
5 Debevoise & Plimpton (6)
6 Kaye Scholer (8)
7 Clifford Chance (9)
8 Allen & Overy (10)
9 Milbank (11)
10 Willkie Farr & Gallagher (14)
11 Ropes & Gray (14)
12 Schulte (15)
13 Cahill Gordon & Reindel (16)
14 Cadwalader (17)
15 Greenberg Traurig (18)
16 Fried Frank (19)
17 Wilson Sonsini - Palo Alto (22)
18 Goodwin Procter (21)
19 Hughes Hubbard & Reed (24)
20 Dechert (26)
21 Sidley Austin - LA (27)
22 Proskauer Rose - LA (28)
23 Manatt Phelps & Phillips - LA (29)
24 Vinson & Elkins - Houston (*)
25 Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman - SF (*)
26 Baker Botts - Houston (*)
27 K&L Gates - LA (*)
28 Haynes and Boone - Dallas (*)
29 Kirkland & Ellis - Houston (*)
30 King & Spalding - Houston (*)

Let me know your thoughts and thank you in advance!

- Cake

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Re: Columbia EIP 2015

Postby jbagelboy » Sun Jun 28, 2015 9:25 am

Cake : I actually think your list is okay, I suggest knocking one higher bid firm like Kaye so you don't miss all the others. And I'd add Orrick. While only their NY office comes to EIP, they're a CA based firm and might be a good springboard for a coast switch.

I also suggest mass mailing all the TX and CA firms not on this list that are within reach to broaden your chances; you've only got a handful of each here. Mail once you find out about journals and use any networking you've done to set up phone interviews ect

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Re: Columbia EIP 2015

Postby Tiago Splitter » Sun Jun 28, 2015 12:21 pm

Cake one firm you should interview with is Sheppard Mullin. They've got a transactional healthcare practice out of one of their LA offices that they're pretty big about. Also if you really want to be in TX or CA I'd put a priority on NYC firms that have offices in those places. Depending on where it needs to be bid a firm like Weil would be a good one to add, perhaps instead of one like Debevoise. Other firms to think about would be ones like MoFo, Paul Hastings, Jones Day, Akin Gump, etc.

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Re: Columbia EIP 2015

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jun 28, 2015 1:26 pm

3.5-3.6 with DC ties but want NY for the most part. Interested in Lit. Is this a bit too aggressive?

1. Boies Schiller (1)
2. Skadden (4)
3. Gibson Dunn (4)
4. Debevoise (6)
5. Weil Goshel (8)
6. JonesDay (9)
7. Clifford Chance (9)
8. Milbank Tweed (11)
9. Paul Weiss (14)
10. Sullivan and Cromwell (14)
11. Wilkie Farr (14)
12. Ropes & Gray (14)
13. Cleary (17)
14. Cahill (16)
15. Cadwalader (17)
16. Davis Polk (19)
17. Covington & Burling (20)
18. Latham (20)
19. K&L Gates (21)
20. Hughes Hubbard (24)
21. Covington & Burling (25) (DC)
22. Cravath (26)
23. Dechert (26)
24. Wachtell (28)
25. Boies (DC) (27)
26. Simpson Thatcher (30)
27. Cleary (DC) *
28. Paul Weiss (DC)*
29. WilmerHale (DC)*
30. Winston Strawn *

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Re: Columbia EIP 2015

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jun 28, 2015 10:44 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Has anyone received offers to become Moot Court Editor? Results are coming out in June right?


anyone?

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Re: Columbia EIP 2015

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jun 29, 2015 2:31 am

Thank you, Tiago Splitter and jbagelboy!!!!!!

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Re: Columbia EIP 2015

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jun 29, 2015 11:09 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Has anyone received offers to become Moot Court Editor? Results are coming out in June right?


anyone?

i haven't heard anything

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Re: Columbia EIP 2015

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jun 30, 2015 8:35 am

First draft bidlist, tad over 3.3, mainly interested in NYC corporate:

1. Proskauer Rose (1)
2. Kirkland & Ellis (2)
3. Mayer Brown (5)
4. Hogan Lovells (6)
5. Debevoise & Plimpton (6)
6. Clifford Chance (9)
7. Millbank Tweed (11)
8. Ropes & Gray (14)
9. Wilkie Farr (14)
10. Schulte Roth (15)
11. Paul Weiss (14)
12. Cahill Gordon (16)
13. Cadwalader (17)
14. Cleary (17)
15. Greenburg Traurig (18)
16. Fried Frank (19)
17. Covington & Burling (20)
18. Latham & Watkins (20)
19. K&L Gates (21)
20. Kramer Levin (20)
21. O’Melveny & [deleted] (22)
22. Pillsbury Winthrop (23)
23. Dechert (26)
24. Kasowitz Benson (26)
25. Cravath (26)
26. Davis Polk (26)
27. Simpson Thatcher (30)
28. Clifford Chance (London) (30)
29. Kirkland & Ellis (London)(*)
30. Skadden (London) (*)

Notable Omissions: Akin Gump (17), Jenner & Block (12), Hughes Hubbard (24), Jones Day (9), White & Case (7), Weil Gotshal (8), Sidley Austin (2), Paul Hastings (2), Shearman & Sterling (2)

Did minimal research and tried to pick the firms that extended the most offers but weren't completely out of the question. There are some definite reaches but I'm not sure if replacing them with firms that gave only a few offers last year is worth it. Had the most trouble with bid #2 and the end of my list. Have interest in London so thought I'd finish with some London offices. Any addition/subtraction/rearranging suggestions are welcome.

-Four

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Re: Columbia EIP 2015

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jun 30, 2015 9:42 am

You are cutting it too close bidding 1 or 2 spots above FFB. Some firms jumped as many as 7 spots last year.

Also, Davis Polk's FFB was not 26.

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Re: Columbia EIP 2015

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jun 30, 2015 9:48 am

Anonymous User wrote:You are cutting it too close bidding 1 or 2 spots above FFB. Some firms jumped as many as 7 spots last year.

Also, Davis Polk's FFB was not 26.


Not OP, but I would not expect firms to jump over 7 spots this year, since that was mainly a side effect of the FFB becoming available to last year's class for the first time, and the information asymmetry leveling off. But I agree, 1-2 spots over FFB is risky.

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Re: Columbia EIP 2015

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jun 30, 2015 9:51 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:You are cutting it too close bidding 1 or 2 spots above FFB. Some firms jumped as many as 7 spots last year.

Also, Davis Polk's FFB was not 26.


Not OP, but I would not expect firms to jump over 7 spots this year, since that was mainly a side effect of the FFB becoming available to last year's class for the first time, and the information asymmetry leveling off. But I agree, 1-2 spots over FFB is risky.


OP here. Agree that it is a waste to hedge against a 7 spot climb, but would do at least 4-5 for firms that are of high value to you.

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Re: Columbia EIP 2015

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jun 30, 2015 10:58 am

Four -

don't love your list, as it includes some firms who don't have great corporate practices (Hogan NY, Greenburg NY, K&L Gates NY, Kasowitz)

As someone from the outside looking in, why does Proskauer have a FFB of 1? Its a fine firm but its not as big of a corporate player as places like Milbank, W&C, Sherman, Wilkie etc.

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Re: Columbia EIP 2015

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jun 30, 2015 11:15 am

Anonymous User wrote:Four -

don't love your list, as it includes some firms who don't have great corporate practices (Hogan NY, Greenburg NY, K&L Gates NY, Kasowitz)

As someone from the outside looking in, why does Proskauer have a FFB of 1? Its a fine firm but its not as big of a corporate player as places like Milbank, W&C, Sherman, Wilkie etc.


Not OP, but FFB for Proskauer at CLS has been very high/1 in the past 2 years, whereas Milbank, W&C, Sherman, Wilkie, etc. are farther down. Good bidding strategy ≠ put better firms/favorites at the top.




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