Least grade selective firms with large corporate practices?

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Least grade selective firms with large corporate practices?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jun 13, 2015 11:34 am

1. 1L here I'm in the borderline any biglaw candidacy range (3.65-3.75 at a T32). K-JD.

2. I know the common advice is to look at QOL and other metrics for law firms rather than vault rankings. However, I want to cross-recruit with unicorn business jobs my 3L year and I think having a large corporate practice (and other high recognition firms) on my resume vs. less name recognition firm would be beneficial(and if I stay in law it wouldn't be terribly difficult to lateral). I will note, I'm doing non-legal work(T2 consulting/F500 corp dev/strat/Lower MM ibanking) this summer that I most likely will receive a return offer to, so I'm specifically trying to "trade up" for 3L non-legal recruiting.

Where should I be looking/networking at?
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Re: Least grade selective firms with large corporate practices?

Postby cron1834 » Sun Jun 14, 2015 8:17 pm

T32? Seriously?

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Re: Least grade selective firms with large corporate practices?

Postby BigZuck » Sun Jun 14, 2015 8:25 pm

I think if you were at a T27 you'd be at least V61 secure. But being at only a T32 might be insurmountable.

I would bid brilliantly at OCI and mass mail literally every other big firm in the country if I were in your shoes. Prioritize the best firms to mass mail (probably starting in NYC) and then go down the list from there.

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Re: Least grade selective firms with large corporate practices?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jun 15, 2015 12:42 am

OP here, I checked, I'm actually T25. In theory I'm looking for very specific firms to massmail/recruit into. Looking for firms with large corporate practices, yet not super super grade selective. For example my list has like Cadwalader, Wilkie, Fried Frank, Greenberg Traurig, Paul Hastings, and Ropes and Gray all on it. I'm searching for more firms similarly situated. Good strong corporate practices, but not V10 level grade selective.

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Re: Least grade selective firms with large corporate practices?

Postby BigZuck » Mon Jun 15, 2015 1:25 am

Anonymous User wrote:OP here, I checked, I'm actually T25. In theory I'm looking for very specific firms to massmail/recruit into. Looking for firms with large corporate practices, yet not super super grade selective. For example my list has like Cadwalader, Wilkie, Fried Frank, Greenberg Traurig, Paul Hastings, and Ropes and Gray all on it. I'm searching for more firms similarly situated. Good strong corporate practices, but not V10 level grade selective.

I'd apply to all those and literally every other big firm. Mass blast those apps. Prioritize if you must but don't let the prioritizing get in the way of your mass blastings. If you have to then maybe just grab the NLJ250 or something and start from there? Shouldn't take too long to get through that list.

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Re: Least grade selective firms with large corporate practices?

Postby PoopNpants » Mon Jun 15, 2015 3:54 am

Lmao dude really said T32

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Re: Least grade selective firms with large corporate practices?

Postby lawschoolftw » Mon Jun 15, 2015 8:02 am

Anonymous User wrote:1. 1L here I'm in the borderline any biglaw candidacy range (3.65-3.75 at a T32). K-JD.

2. I know the common advice is to look at QOL and other metrics for law firms rather than vault rankings. However, I want to cross-recruit with unicorn business jobs my 3L year and I think having a large corporate practice (and other high recognition firms) on my resume vs. less name recognition firm would be beneficial(and if I stay in law it wouldn't be terribly difficult to lateral). I will note, I'm doing non-legal work(T2 consulting/F500 corp dev/strat/Lower MM ibanking) this summer that I most likely will receive a return offer to, so I'm specifically trying to "trade up" for 3L non-legal recruiting.

Where should I be looking/networking at?


Someone with more recent OCI experience can correct me if I'm wrong, but 3.7 doesn't feel like borderline for big law. With that GPA (unless grades are super inflated) I would say that you're in a great position to land a big-law position somewhere.

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Re: Least grade selective firms with large corporate practices?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jun 16, 2015 9:28 pm

OP here,

I'm not top 10% and with the way TLS makes things sound, I'm by no means a lock once you take into account, URM candidates, patent candidates. I also don't have a legal summer, (though I think TLS's recommendations on this might be the opposite of reality).

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Re: Least grade selective firms with large corporate practices?

Postby BigZuck » Tue Jun 16, 2015 9:35 pm

Anonymous User wrote:OP here,

I'm not top 10% and with the way TLS makes things sound, I'm by no means a lock once you take into account, URM candidates, patent candidates. I also don't have a legal summer, (though I think TLS's recommendations on this might be the opposite of reality).

Yeah, nothing is a lock for T25 bros

Mass blast those apps. All of them.




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