Anonymous User wrote:jbagelboy wrote:Very few if any cravath summers will clerk for SCOTUS
It's a great firm, but I am not sure why Cravath is so mythologized and idealized among law students. It's no different than other premier wall street firms in new york
Few people will clerk for SCOTUS at all, especially summers from any equivalent big shop in NYC generally.
To throw out a few reasons Cravath is idealized - comparatively small shop (~200 corporate lawyers total); therefore lean staffing; "top deals" in all practices; market leader on comp; no laterals; uniqueness in rotations/system; many of the foregoing has been the case for many years leads to developing that heir of prestige
Personally, I think the other top firms in NYC/otherwise are equally "good" for training, attorney exits, work quality, etc., but I do understand why Cravath stands out in terms of prestige amongst peers
They should stand out with pay if they want to stand out for real.