Anonymous User wrote:This might've been covered, but what's the general rule for which bid slots most/all people get? Meaning can we generally count on 1-5, 1-10, etc? I know the preselect kind of throws a wrench in things, but just wondering if there's been a general trend in past years.
It's gonna depend on the firms you picked, how many slots they have this year, and how popular they happen to be this time around. The school posted bid stats for the past two years which were pretty much crucial to putting these things in an order that made sense, but there's no guarantee this year will follow last year's trend. Based on last year, you could have probably bid a firm like Arnold and Porter quite a bit lower and still got the interview because their GPA demands scared off most of the class (rightfully), whereas something open to lower GPA's like Holland and Knight only had a 6% chance of having a bid land a spot. Who knows what that really means; if every bid for H&K was 20 or below, you could bid 18 and win, though that's almost certainly not the case. A lot of this is just making educated guesses and crossing your fingers.
Edited to add: none of that answered your actual question. OCS told me if you bid wisely (whatever that means), you can expect to land a significant chunk of your top 15, but almost definitely not all of them. Not sure if I trust that.