LaziestPeople wrote:jbagelboy wrote:as a very rough outline the below applies to the major market for grade selectivity, obviously the DC and SF offices of these firms are tougher (places like Jones Day and Hogan DC aren't easy) and it doesn't take into account personality (some firms like Cooley or Proskauer drill more for fit). People can (and during bid list season do) argue all day about minor gradations, e.g. sullivan is more selective than simpson, blah blah, but this is the gist.LaziestPeople wrote:hlsperson1111 wrote:Let's make such information available! Below is a list of T40 firms by vault ranking for 2016. It would be very helpful if people could share thoughts about how selective/grade-sensitive these firms are. I am happy to compile new information provided to the list. My understanding is that grades don't matter after T30, but let me know if I missed any firms that are not on the list but worth mentioning. Any kind of input is highly appreciated!
Lots of amazing and more selective firms aren't on this list. Also, being grade selective doesn't make a firm better. Lots of great firms dont care about grades at somewhere like HLS but they look for other qualities and shouldn't be dismissed.
Could you please quantify "selective", "somewhat selective" and "not selective" by the number of Hs? Thanks!
My take on it is, in terms of selectiveness as a floor,
Unselective = 1-3
Somewhat selective = 3-5
Selective = 6-8
(After factoring in "soft" Hs like work experience, ethnicity, etc. Others may disagree.)