doyleoil wrote:SuichiKurama wrote:doyleoil wrote:Grippo & Elden and Eimer Stahl are supposed to be very good. But they're also really small so getting an offer would be kinda random. Bartlit is probably the most selective (as far as I know) but I don't think they hire 2L's. I think last year there was someone from law review at Barack Ferrazzano. Last year we also had a 1L, public-interest type at Loevy & Loevy (it's a smaller plaintiff-side civil rights firm).
I don't know enough to say if there's anything else out there. It doesn't seem like Chicago has any Munger/W&C-type places, though (medium-sized, ultra-selective litigation firms).
Not that this is that important but Chicago definitely does have a Munger/W&C type firm---in a way it's even more of that vein in terms of their business model than those two firms. I don't know if I've ever seen a firm more selective than Bartlitt Beck--the profiles of their attorneys are amazing.
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I'm fairly sure I mentioned Bartlit in my post, but the relevant point is that Munger and W&C are bigger, and hence take more people every year, than Bartlit. I don't even know if Bartlit hires 2L's anymore (my recollection from perusing their website is that they only look at you post-clerkship, but I could be wrong). Thus, Bartlit is almost certainly more selective in its entry-level hiring than Munger and W&C, which is probably what you were getting at. I definitely agree that it's a fantastic firm. It's just not AS within reach (or realistic, as far as OCI strategy goes) for a 2L as the other two.
Yeah they only hire about 2-3 summers a year who are in between 3L and a clerkship---that's ridiculous.