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URM with 3.24 GPA from lower t-14. What LA firms should I target

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jun 20, 2017 2:30 pm

Non-california school. Had all B+’s and 1 B so I think im slightly below median. I have a 1L SA in LA and should have an offer back for next summer. Happy where I am but looking for a chance at some firms with bigger summer classes. Interested in LA only but I don’t have ties other than the fact that im spending the summer here. What firms should I be looking at? Open to any and all advice

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Re: URM with 3.24 GPA from lower t-14. What LA firms should I target

Postby pml87 » Tue Jun 20, 2017 2:53 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Non-california school. Had all B+’s and 1 B so I think im slightly below median. I have a 1L SA in LA and should have an offer back for next summer. Happy where I am but looking for a chance at some firms with bigger summer classes. Interested in LA only but I don’t have ties other than the fact that im spending the summer here. What firms should I be looking at? Open to any and all advice


You are below median so the top LA firms are probably out. How is your interviewing skill? Rank of current firm? Practice area?

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Re: URM with 3.24 GPA from lower t-14. What LA firms should I target

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jun 20, 2017 2:55 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Non-california school. Had all B+’s and 1 B so I think im slightly below median. I have a 1L SA in LA and should have an offer back for next summer. Happy where I am but looking for a chance at some firms with bigger summer classes. Interested in LA only but I don’t have ties other than the fact that im spending the summer here. What firms should I be looking at? Open to any and all advice


You are below median so the top LA firms are probably out. How is your interviewing skill? Rank of current firm? Practice area?


Really good interviewer. Sattelite office of a v30. Transactional.

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Re: URM with 3.24 GPA from lower t-14. What LA firms should I target

Postby malibustacy » Tue Jun 20, 2017 5:22 pm

The ones with big LA classes are firms I believe are out of your range such as Gibson or Paul Hastings.

Apply to all of them. You already have an offer to return from your current firm, so what do you have to lose?

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Re: URM with 3.24 GPA from lower t-14. What LA firms should I target

Postby BulletTooth » Tue Jun 20, 2017 5:32 pm

malibustacy wrote:The ones with big LA classes are firms I believe are out of your range such as Gibson or Paul Hastings.

Apply to all of them. You already have an offer to return from your current firm, so what do you have to lose?


Yes, Gibson, Paul Hastings, O'Melveny, Skadden, S&C, Jones Day, Sidley, and Latham likely won't hire below 3.5/3.4, but it's worth a shot. You should have a fair chance at any other LA firm.

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Re: URM with 3.24 GPA from lower t-14. What LA firms should I target

Postby IExistedOnceBefore » Tue Jun 20, 2017 5:43 pm

BulletTooth wrote:
malibustacy wrote:The ones with big LA classes are firms I believe are out of your range such as Gibson or Paul Hastings.

Apply to all of them. You already have an offer to return from your current firm, so what do you have to lose?


Yes, Gibson, Paul Hastings, O'Melveny, Skadden, S&C, Jones Day, Sidley, and Latham likely won't hire below 3.5/3.4, but it's worth a shot. You should have a fair chance at any other LA firm.


Depends on the T13. Op ask your career services for data if they have it. Some t13s will place into those firms in LA with GPAs down around 3.1-3.2. Super school specific and by no means a gaurentee. But not totally impossible.

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Re: URM with 3.24 GPA from lower t-14. What LA firms should I target

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jun 21, 2017 11:10 am

IExistedOnceBefore wrote:
BulletTooth wrote:
malibustacy wrote:The ones with big LA classes are firms I believe are out of your range such as Gibson or Paul Hastings.

Apply to all of them. You already have an offer to return from your current firm, so what do you have to lose?


Yes, Gibson, Paul Hastings, O'Melveny, Skadden, S&C, Jones Day, Sidley, and Latham likely won't hire below 3.5/3.4, but it's worth a shot. You should have a fair chance at any other LA firm.


Depends on the T13. Op ask your career services for data if they have it. Some t13s will place into those firms in LA with GPAs down around 3.1-3.2. Super school specific and by no means a gaurentee. But not totally impossible.


Thanks. Is it worth massmaiing now or should I wait till oci as to not get written off before I get a chance to speak to them?

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Re: URM with 3.24 GPA from lower t-14. What LA firms should I target

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jun 21, 2017 11:12 am

BulletTooth wrote:
malibustacy wrote:The ones with big LA classes are firms I believe are out of your range such as Gibson or Paul Hastings.

Apply to all of them. You already have an offer to return from your current firm, so what do you have to lose?


Yes, Gibson, Paul Hastings, O'Melveny, Skadden, S&C, Jones Day, Sidley, and Latham likely won't hire below 3.5/3.4, but it's worth a shot. You should have a fair chance at any other LA firm.


I have an URM friend whom was hired by Skadden with a 3.2

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Re: URM with 3.24 GPA from lower t-14. What LA firms should I target

Postby IExistedOnceBefore » Wed Jun 21, 2017 11:31 am

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IExistedOnceBefore wrote:
BulletTooth wrote:
malibustacy wrote:The ones with big LA classes are firms I believe are out of your range such as Gibson or Paul Hastings.

Apply to all of them. You already have an offer to return from your current firm, so what do you have to lose?


Yes, Gibson, Paul Hastings, O'Melveny, Skadden, S&C, Jones Day, Sidley, and Latham likely won't hire below 3.5/3.4, but it's worth a shot. You should have a fair chance at any other LA firm.


Depends on the T13. Op ask your career services for data if they have it. Some t13s will place into those firms in LA with GPAs down around 3.1-3.2. Super school specific and by no means a gaurentee. But not totally impossible.


Thanks. Is it worth massmaiing now or should I wait till oci as to not get written off before I get a chance to speak to them?


Depends. This is something to look at data for. If they're coming to OCI and your OCI is lottery I would almost wait until then to bid on them so they don't knock you out. I would absolutely start networking with alumni at the firms though, talking to them over the phone or having coffee if you're local to pick their brain and get your name out there.

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Re: URM with 3.24 GPA from lower t-14. What LA firms should I target

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jun 21, 2017 1:43 pm

IExistedOnceBefore wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
IExistedOnceBefore wrote:
BulletTooth wrote:
malibustacy wrote:The ones with big LA classes are firms I believe are out of your range such as Gibson or Paul Hastings.

Apply to all of them. You already have an offer to return from your current firm, so what do you have to lose?


Yes, Gibson, Paul Hastings, O'Melveny, Skadden, S&C, Jones Day, Sidley, and Latham likely won't hire below 3.5/3.4, but it's worth a shot. You should have a fair chance at any other LA firm.


Depends on the T13. Op ask your career services for data if they have it. Some t13s will place into those firms in LA with GPAs down around 3.1-3.2. Super school specific and by no means a gaurentee. But not totally impossible.


Thanks. Is it worth massmaiing now or should I wait till oci as to not get written off before I get a chance to speak to them?


Depends. This is something to look at data for. If they're coming to OCI and your OCI is lottery I would almost wait until then to bid on them so they don't knock you out. I would absolutely start networking with alumni at the firms though, talking to them over the phone or having coffee if you're local to pick their brain and get your name out there.



Thanks. I figured mailing ahead of time would give me two cracks at it but I guess that's not the case. My oci is pure lottery so I should be able to secure bids with all the la firms that come. Once my current firm (knock on wood) gives me an offer, I'll only bid LA

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Re: URM with 3.24 GPA from lower t-14. What LA firms should I target

Postby NoChainz » Wed Jun 21, 2017 2:51 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
IExistedOnceBefore wrote:
BulletTooth wrote:
malibustacy wrote:The ones with big LA classes are firms I believe are out of your range such as Gibson or Paul Hastings.

Apply to all of them. You already have an offer to return from your current firm, so what do you have to lose?


Yes, Gibson, Paul Hastings, O'Melveny, Skadden, S&C, Jones Day, Sidley, and Latham likely won't hire below 3.5/3.4, but it's worth a shot. You should have a fair chance at any other LA firm.


Depends on the T13. Op ask your career services for data if they have it. Some t13s will place into those firms in LA with GPAs down around 3.1-3.2. Super school specific and by no means a gaurentee. But not totally impossible.


Thanks. Is it worth massmaiing now or should I wait till oci as to not get written off before I get a chance to speak to them?


I would massmail firms in LA now. You aren't at a California school so you may as well try and interview in person while you are out there, then you could use those OCI bids on other locations.

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Re: URM with 3.24 GPA from lower t-14. What LA firms should I target

Postby spiritniffler189 » Tue Jun 27, 2017 1:57 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Non-california school. Had all B+’s and 1 B so I think im slightly below median. I have a 1L SA in LA and should have an offer back for next summer. Happy where I am but looking for a chance at some firms with bigger summer classes. Interested in LA only but I don’t have ties other than the fact that im spending the summer here. What firms should I be looking at? Open to any and all advice


I'm not sure how similar LA is, but I know a number of URM's at T14's who got top firms with your gpa or less in NYC. It really depends on your interviewing skills and how much you hustle - I suggest informational interviews/coffee with people at any firm you're interested while you're out there for the summer.

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Re: URM with 3.24 GPA from lower t-14. What LA firms should I target

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