All the people who have posted with grades in the range of 3-5 H's and are interested in NY, you should bid every firm you are interested in except maybe Wachtell. People get V5 and V10 from that range every year.
Anonymous User wrote:Thoughts on 2DS, 6H (both LRWs), and 2P, and bidding primarily DC?
Your grades are more than enough for any top DC firm. You should bid all of them.
Anonymous User wrote:3H/7P, ties to Boston, 3 years as a V5 paralegal, and diverse. Can I bid only DC and Boston and avoid NY? My sense is DC will be tough, while Boston will be more doable. Is that inaccurate?
I suspect you will be fine in Boston, given your ties, but it's a small and somewhat finicky market. DC could happen but your grades might hold you back a bit, i.e., they are probably too low for many of the DC firms with big classes like Covington, W&C, and Wilmer. I might add a few NY firms with big classes to be safe. (Note that I'm unsure of how big the diversity boost is. It may well be enough to make my advice pessimistic.)
Anonymous User wrote:3DS/4H (including both LRWs)/3P. Bidding NYC and DC with good work experience.
Are there any firms (ex. Wachtell/selective DC firms) that would be wasted bids or reaches?