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NYU OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jun 09, 2017 1:50 pm

I have a little above a 3.1 GPA and am making a bid list for OCI. I want to work for a firm with a strong international group (arbitration, economic sanctions, trade, etc.). So, I am prioritizing that over all else. Prestige does not matter to me beyond the firm receiving interesting cases. International substantive work experience and work culture are my top factors. I would appreciate comments on my list below. I am prioritizing NY and DC (would prefer equal options in both cities).

Freshfields - NY
Sidley Austin - DC
Foley Hoag - DC (International Arbitration Only)
Akin Gump - DC
White & Case - DC
Herbert Smith Freehills - NY (Global Disputes/Lit Only)
Curtis, Mallet - NY
Vinson & Elkins DC
Linklaters - NY
King & Spalding - NY
Convington - DC
Hogan Lovells- NY
Clifford Chance - NY
Sidley Austin - NY
Hughes Hubbard - NY
Hughes Hubbard - DC
Steptoe & Johnson - DC
WilmerHale - DC
Arnold and Porter - DC
Dechert - NY
WilmerHale - NY
Debevoise - NY
Cleary -NY (only 1)
Norton Rose - DC
Covington - NY
Bilzin Sumberg - MIA
Greenberg Traurig - MIA
Latham Watkins - NY
Reed Smith - NY
Willkie Farr - DC
Orrick - NY
Arnold and Porter - NY
Proskauer - NY
Cooley - NY (Litigation Only)
Milbank - NY
DLA Piper - NY
Baker & McKenzie - NY
Kirkland & Ellis - NY
Baker Botts -DC
Baker Botts - NY
Kirkland & Ellis - DC
Troutman Sanders - NY
Alston & Bird - NY
Brown Rudnick - DC
Venable - DC
Hunton & Williams MIA
Hunton & Williams DC
Boies Schiller - MIA
Willkie Farr - NY

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Re: NYU OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jun 09, 2017 2:18 pm

This list is too aggressive for someone with a 3.1 GPA. You should cut many of the DC firms and add more NY firms (you can always do open sign-ups for DC firms and/or network with them at OCI). I am 100% positive you should cut K&E DC, Wilmer DC, A&P DC, and Covington DC. I would personally also cut Debevoise NY, Cleary NY, K&E NY, Wilmer NY, A&P NY, Latham NY, Covington NY, and Boies Miami.

Is there a risk of bidding too conservatively? Of course there is. But the result of that risk is going to a slightly less appealing firm, while making the same money. The consequence of bidding too aggressively is striking out. I had a friend with a similar GPA who struck out because of overly-aggressive bidding, couldn't line up anything 3L, and is now off the biglaw track.

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Re: NYU OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jun 09, 2017 2:27 pm

If the solution is as simple as deleting the firms you mentioned and moving up some NY firms, I can fairly painlessly live with that. However, I am pretty partial to my top 20 or so beyond the suggested deletions (still keeping Debevoise and Cleary). Do the other firms (DC ones in particular) need to be reranked/deleted?

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Re: NYU OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jun 09, 2017 2:43 pm

FYI Foley Hoag DC didn't give out any offers last summer, so be careful putting all your eggs in that basket.

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Re: NYU OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jun 09, 2017 2:45 pm

Have you run the list by OCS?

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Re: NYU OCI

Postby RaceJudicata » Fri Jun 09, 2017 2:54 pm

Anonymous User wrote:If the solution is as simple as deleting the firms you mentioned and moving up some NY firms, I can fairly painlessly live with that. However, I am pretty partial to my top 20 or so beyond the suggested deletions (still keeping Debevoise and Cleary). Do the other firms (DC ones in particular) need to be reranked/deleted?


"Partiality" to specific firms really shouldn't be your mindset (particularly w/ your gpa). Should be all about maximizing chances of landing a job. Practice group can be considered but should be secondary -- IMO -- to making a bid list that ensures a solid number of interviews (and ultimately an offer).



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