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Top 1/4 at VP

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jan 21, 2016 12:09 am

So I'm sitting at -3.55ish (A, B+, B+). Curious about where that would put me 2l summer hunting. Hoping/expecting to improve second semester (shit went down fall semester) but mylsn says I'm around top 25%. Anyone know what firms are def ruled out, good to shoot for? Thx in advance. Not KJD

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Re: Top 1/4 at VP

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jan 21, 2016 12:13 am

Anonymous User wrote:So I'm sitting at -3.55ish (A, B+, B+). Curious about where that would put me OCI. Hoping/expecting to improve second semester (shit went down fall semester) but mylsn says I'm around top 25%. Anyone know what firms are def ruled out, good to shoot for? Thx in advance. Not KJD


You're in good shape. Just remember not to coast this semester because everyone is going to be trying that much harder. Despite what you read on TLS, most firms don't have strict GPA cutoffs.

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Re: Top 1/4 at VP

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jan 21, 2016 12:21 am

Thanks! Thats helpful. Any thoughts on these? I'm asking bc theyre probably tricky -

Covnginton
Williams & Connolly
Paul Weiss
Boies

Guessing I'd need to kill second semester.

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Re: Top 1/4 at VP

Postby stretchedtoothin » Thu Jan 21, 2016 12:25 am

Anonymous User wrote:Thanks! Thats helpful. Any thoughts on these? I'm asking bc theyre probably tricky -

Covnginton
Williams & Connolly

Paul Weiss
Boies

Guessing I'd need to kill second semester.

don't know about the others, but yeah, you're going to need to kill this next semester for those two

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Re: Top 1/4 at VP

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jan 21, 2016 12:31 am

Figured;) Thanks

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Re: Top 1/4 at VP

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jan 21, 2016 1:41 am

Anonymous User wrote:So I'm sitting at -3.55ish (A, B+, B+). Curious about where that would put me 2l summer hunting. Hoping/expecting to improve second semester (shit went down fall semester) but mylsn says I'm around top 25%. Anyone know what firms are def ruled out, good to shoot for? Thx in advance. Not KJD


Just say you are at Penn. Anyways, you are in good shape numbers wise. Still a long way to go, however.

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Re: Top 1/4 at VP

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jan 21, 2016 1:48 am

Would be tough to get any of those 4 from V, don't know about P.

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Re: Top 1/4 at VP

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jan 21, 2016 2:14 am

This is a terrible list of firms to be interested in if you're from Penn. Other than Paul Weiss, it's like you couldn't pick 3 firms with weaker to ties to Penn.

Anyways, this is probably true from either school:

Covington - need to be top ~8-9%
Boies - need to be top ~5%
Williams & Connolly - need to be top ~5%
Paul Weiss - top 25% is probably OK, as long as you interview well

Seems like you're interested in lit. I would also look into Cravath (grades might need to go a bit), Gibson Dunn (interview well), Kirkland & Ellis, Skadden (interview well). If you keep your GPA up, which is unlikely, you are probably a semi-lock for Jones Day and Sidley Austin, two firms with impressive lit groups but not the true elite. D

Anon because 2L at Penn.

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Re: Top 1/4 at VP

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jan 21, 2016 7:56 am

Thanks so much! Thats exactly what I was looking for. And just so I don't sound delusional, was asking about those bc I know that even know I did "ok/well" there are always constraints. Hope things worked out for you!

And yes, I'm lit all the way

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Re: Top 1/4 at VP

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jan 21, 2016 9:11 am

3L at Penn. If you are going for DC then the rule of thumb is that you need an A- average to avoid hustling

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Re: Top 1/4 at VP

Postby juliuscasear90 » Thu Jan 21, 2016 9:43 am

Covington/K&LGates/W&C/Deb FTW

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Re: Top 1/4 at VP

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jan 21, 2016 1:09 pm

juliuscasear90 wrote:Covington/K&LGates/W&C/Deb FTW



Previous poster from Penn here. The above poster was trolling with his reference to K&L Gates (a hilarious troll I might add, but it'd be pretty fucked up to convince a 1L to to spend his summer at the Titanic of BigLaw). Deb does have great dispute resolution/litigation groups tho


If OP is interested in DC and gets his grades up a liiiiittle bit, he's probably in at WilmerHale and Arnold & Porter (need to be a good interviewer though for A&P though). All of this is more feasible if you start networking early, and keep up with your contacts. Top quarter at Penn in your first semester is pretty impressive, but the playing field is much more even this semester. Just don't let your GPA slip too much, practice interviewing, and you're in at New York V10 or DC V30. Whatever that means.

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Re: Top 1/4 at VP

Postby WheninLaw » Thu Jan 21, 2016 1:39 pm

Anonymous User wrote:So I'm sitting at -3.55ish (A, B+, B+). Curious about where that would put me 2l summer hunting. Hoping/expecting to improve second semester (shit went down fall semester) but mylsn says I'm around top 25%. Anyone know what firms are def ruled out, good to shoot for? Thx in advance. Not KJD


These posts are so self-indulgent. Why would you ask before having all your grades? If I tell you "W&C requires a 3.6" are you going to work 10% harder? Come on.

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Re: Top 1/4 at VP

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jan 21, 2016 6:22 pm

Thanks P people. That was hugely helpful.

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Re: Top 1/4 at VP

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jan 21, 2016 11:22 pm

If Penn: P, W is very gettable around median

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Re: Top 1/4 at VP

Postby star fox » Thu Jan 21, 2016 11:47 pm

get good 2nd semester grades




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