Cornell 2018 AJF

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Cornell 2018 AJF

Postby uncle_rico » Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:34 pm

This is where you can discuss all things related to the job hunt: bidding, number of screener interviews, success with mass mailing, etc. This also includes discussion of pre-OCI interviews since they have become much more common. Use the anon feature if you want to discuss sensitive information (such as your own GPA range) without having anybody figure out who you are from your regular username. Elder Cornellians will (hopefully) check in to give advice. You can post your bidlists here and receive feedback, or you can PM those who volunteer to review them. Pros of posting them publicly are that anyone can jump in and help + respond to each other; cons are that there's a chance other students may steal your ideas or arrange their bid list if they see trends in how firms are being ranked. That's up to you. But whatever you do, I highly recommend that you run your bidlist by someone who has been through AJF recently and not to rely solely on career services.

When AJF begins, you can use the anon feature to report any callbacks, offers and rejections you get so that other neurotic folks can know what to expect and freak out accordingly. And when you report a CB, note that including the initials of the screener you had can be helpful; different screeners for the same firm may make decisions at different times.

All firms participating in AJF are listed below with the offices they are interviewing for in parenthesis. There are some repeats with firms to indicate that there are more than one ranking slot for these firms. Typically firms that have separate interview slots (i.e. Latham) have separate recruiters for those offices and typically lead to better outcomes than firms that are listed with several cities but only one slot (i.e. Foley Lardner) because the recruiters that come tend to be from the NY office in these cases and have less influence in other offices.

Wednesday Firms (Offices)
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP (New York, NY)
Allen & Overy (New York, NY)
Baker Botts (Austin, TX; Dallas, TX; Houston, TX; Palo Alto, CA; San Francisco, CA; Washington, DC)
Baker Botts (New York, NY)
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP (New York, NY)
Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP (New York, NY)
Clifford Chance US LLP (New York, NY)
Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP (New York, NY)
Davis Polk & Wardwell (New York, NY)
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP (New York, NY)
Dechert (New York, NY)
Dechert (Boston, MA; Charlotte, NC; Philadelphia, PA; Washington, DC)
Fenwick & West (New York, NY)
Foley & Lardner (Boston, MA; Chicago, IL; Dallas, TX; Detroit, MI; Houston, TX; Jacksonville, FL; Los Angeles, CA; Madison, WI; Miami, FL; Milwaukee, WI; New York, NY; Orlando, FL; San Diego, CA; San Francisco, CA; Silicon Valley, CA; Tallahassee, FL; Tampa, FL; Washington, DC)
Greenberg Traurig (New York, NY)
Kasowitz Benson Torres (New York, NY)
Latham & Watkins (Hong Kong, China; Singapore)
Latham & Watkins (Century City, CA; Los Angeles, CA; Orange County, CA; San Diego, CA)
Latham & Watkins (San Francisco, CA; Silicon Valley, CA)
Latham & Watkins (London)
Latham & Watkins (Boston, MA; New York, NY)
Latham & Watkins (Chicago, IL; Houston, TX; Washington, DC)
Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP (New York, NY)
Morrison & Foerster LLP (New York, NY)
Paul Hastings (Atlanta, GA; Chicago, IL; Costa Mesa, CA; Houston, TX; Los Angeles, CA; New York, NY; Palo Alto, CA; San Diego, CA; San Francisco, CA; Washington, DC)
Perkins Coie (Phoenix, AZ; Portland, OR; Seattle, WA)
Perkins Coie (Chicago, IL; Palo Alto, CA; San Francisco, CA; Washington, DC)
Reed Smith LLP (New York, NY)
Seward & Kissel LLP (New York, NY)
Shearman & Sterling LLP (New York, NY)
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP (Houston, TX; Los Angeles, CA; New York, NY; Palo Alto, CA; Washington, DC)
Sullivan & Cromwell LLP (New York, NY)
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati (Boston, MA; New York, NY; Washington, DC; Wilmington, DE)
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati (Austin, TX; Los Angeles, CA; Palo Alto, CA; San Diego, CA; San Francisco, CA; Seattle, WA)


Thursday Firms (Offices)
Alston & Bird LLP (Dallas, TX; Atlanta, GA; Charlotte, NC; Los Angeles, CA; New York, NY; Raleigh, NC; San Francisco, CA; Silicon Valley, CA; Washington, DC)
Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP (Armonk, NY)
Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC (Syracuse, NY)
Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton (Washington, DC)
Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton LLP (New York, NY)
Cooley LLP (Boston, MA; Broomfield, CO; Los Angeles, CA; New York, NY; Palo Alto, CA; Reston, VA; San Diego, CA; San Francisco, CA; Seattle, WA; Washington, DC)
Crowell & Moring LLP (New York, NY)
Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto (New York, NY; Washington, DC)
Fox Rothschild LLP (Atlantic City, NJ; Blue Bell, PA; Dallas, TX; Denver, CO; Exton, PA; Los Angeles, CA; Minneapolis, MN; Morristown, NJ; New York, NY; Philadelphia, PA; Princeton, NJ; Seattle, WA; Warrington, PA; Wilmington, DE)
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP (London, England; New York, NY; Washington, DC)
Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP (New York, NY)
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP (New York, NY)
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP (Dallas, TX; Denver, CO; Houston, TX; Los Angeles, CA; Orange County, CA; Palo Alto, CA; San Francisco, CA; Washington, DC)
Hogan Lovells LLP (New York, NY)
Holland & Knight (New York, NY)
Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP (New York, NY)
Hunton & Williams LLP (Dallas, TX; Miami, FL; New York, NY; Richmond, VA; Washington, DC)
Kirkland & Ellis LLP (New York, NY)
Linklaters (Frankfurt; Hong Kong; London, England; New York, NY; Singapore; Washington, DC)
Lowenstein Sandler, PC (New York, NY; Roseland, NJ)
McDermott Will & Emery (New York, NY)
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP (New York, NY)
Pepper Hamilton LLP (New York, NY; Philadelphia, PA)
Proskauer Rose LLP (New York, NY)
Richards, Layton & Finger, P.A. (Wilmington, DE)
Ropes & Gray LLP (Boston, MA; New York, NY)
Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP (New York, NY)
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP (New York, NY)
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP (Wilmington, DE)
Vedder Price (New York, NY)
Vinson & Elkins (Austin, TX; Dallas, TX; Houston, TX; New York, NY; Richmond, VA; San Francisco, CA; Washington, DC)
White & Case LLP (New York, NY)
White & Case LLP (Washington, DC)
Williams & Connolly LLP (Washington, DC)
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP (New York, NY)
WilmerHale LLP (Boston, MA)
WilmerHale LLP (New York, NY)
WilmerHale LLP (Palo Alto, CA)
WilmerHale LLP (Washington, DC)
Winston & Strawn LLP (New York, NY)


Friday Firms (Offices)
Amster, Rothstein & Ebenstein LLP (New York, NY)
Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP (New York, NY; Washington, DC)
Baker & McKenzie (New York City, NY)
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP (New York, NY)
Covington & Burling LLP (New York, NY)
Epstein Becker & Green, P.C. (New York, NY; Newark, NJ; Washington, DC)
Goodwin LLP (New York, NY)
Jones Day (Atlanta, GA; Boston, MA; Chicago, IL; Cleveland, OH; Columbus, OH; Dallas, TX; Detroit, MI; Houston, TX; Irvine, CA; Los Angeles, CA; MIami, Fl; Minneapolis, MN; Pittsburgh, PA; San Diego, CA; San Francisco, CA; Silicon Valley, CA; Washington, DC)
Jones Day (New York, NY)
K&L Gates LLP (New York?)
Kelley Drye & Warren LLP (New York City, NY)
King & Spalding LLP (New York, NY)
Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP (Irvine, CA; Los Angeles, CA; New York, NY; Orange County, CA; San Diego, CA; San Francisco, CA; Seattle, WA; Washington, DC)
Mayer Brown LLP (New York, NY)
Morgan Lewis & Bockius (New York , NY)
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP (Boston, MA; Houston, TX; Philadelphia, PA; San Francisco, CA; Silicon Valley, CA; Washington, DC)
Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell (Wilmington, DE)
New York City Law Department (New York, NY) (NOT A FIRM)
Norton Rose Fulbright (New York, NY)
O'Melveny & Myers LLP (New York, NY)
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP (New York, NY)
Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP (Boston, MA; Chicago, IL; Los Angeles, CA; New York, NY; San Francisco, CA; Silicon Valley, CA; Washington, DC)
Selendy & Gay (New York, NY)
Sidley Austin LLP (New York, NY)
Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP (New York, NY)
Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP (New York, NY)
Withers Bergman LLP (Hong Kong; Los Angeles, CA; New Haven, CT; San Diego, CA; San Francisco, CA; Singapore)


Good luck to everyone!!

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Re: Cornell 2018 AJF

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:32 pm

Anyone mind taking a look at my OCI bid list?

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Re: Cornell 2018 AJF

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:54 pm

advice on where to bid for below medians?

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Re: Cornell 2018 AJF

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:07 pm

Anonymous User wrote:advice on where to bid for below medians?

Do you know what practice areas you're interested in, or at least whether you're more interested in litigation or transactional work? Also, there's plenty of firms that are labeled flexible/moderate and those will obviously be your best shot. Finally, how low below median you are will obviously make a difference.

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Re: Cornell 2018 AJF

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:29 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:advice on where to bid for below medians?

Do you know what practice areas you're interested in, or at least whether you're more interested in litigation or transactional work? Also, there's plenty of firms that are labeled flexible/moderate and those will obviously be your best shot. Finally, how low below median you are will obviously make a difference.

3.2, just want a job

any particular firms I should prioritize (rather than types of)?

Wish it was possible to sort by flexible, etc.

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Re: Cornell 2018 AJF

Postby malibustacy » Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:25 pm

Cornell alum, V10 law firm, looked over plenty of bidlists over the years. If you would like a second opinion or some advice, feel free to shoot me a PM; confidentiality guaranteed. I know how stressful these times can be, and can be hard to talk to even your closest friends about this.

Do include most recent firm GPA information provided by career services, your preliminary bidlist, and # of interview slots. Your GPA, background, target market, how you feel about interviews, background and particular work experience, etc might be helpful.

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Re: Cornell 2018 AJF

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:18 am

Make sure you reach out to your mentors before submitting a bid list. AJF is a tremendous opportunity, and you'll want to maximize all that it has to offer.

The main takeaway: bid with common sense

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Re: Cornell 2018 AJF

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:35 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:advice on where to bid for below medians?

Do you know what practice areas you're interested in, or at least whether you're more interested in litigation or transactional work? Also, there's plenty of firms that are labeled flexible/moderate and those will obviously be your best shot. Finally, how low below median you are will obviously make a difference.

3.2, just want a job

any particular firms I should prioritize (rather than types of)?

Wish it was possible to sort by flexible, etc.

Not sure how helpful this is since bids are due in 30 min I believe, but Friday will definitely be your biggest day since a lot of those firms are moderate to flexible. If you're feeling desperate consider bidding Jones Day, Greenberg Traurig, and Reed Smith because they may not receive as many bids this year. As for other days, look at Baker Botts, Foley, Cadwalader, Seward & Kissel, Hunton & Williams, Cooley, Fox Rothschild, Linklaters, and Winston Strawn. Also, I've heard that the Delaware market can be a great place to bid because they are less selective. If you're willing to live in Delaware for a bit it could be a great option for you

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Re: Cornell 2018 AJF

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jun 29, 2018 12:49 pm

can we get a poll in here for # of screeners through the lottery?

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Re: Cornell 2018 AJF

Postby uncle_rico » Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:15 am

Anonymous User wrote:can we get a poll in here for # of screeners through the lottery?

I'm not exactly sure how to add a poll, I don't see an option to edit the post anymore. Any help would be appreciated!

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Re: Cornell 2018 AJF

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 02, 2018 11:01 am

In the meantime, I got 14

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Re: Cornell 2018 AJF

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 02, 2018 11:09 am

I got 12.

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Re: Cornell 2018 AJF

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 02, 2018 11:21 am

Anyone planning on trying to pick up any more interviews? Also, who do we contact to cancel interviews if we've done pre-AJF callbacks with the firms?

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Re: Cornell 2018 AJF

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 02, 2018 11:48 am

I received 15

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Re: Cornell 2018 AJF

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 02, 2018 11:54 am

Anonymous User wrote:Anyone planning on trying to pick up any more interviews? Also, who do we contact to cancel interviews if we've done pre-AJF callbacks with the firms?

I would like to pick up more interviews if I can, but I'm not too hopeful any standard slots will be available so I'm shooting for some outside of the schedule.

I would imagine Christina Price is the person to contact. I feel like that is the exact type of situation where they would let you cancel and free up the spot for other people in the class.

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Re: Cornell 2018 AJF

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 02, 2018 12:12 pm

Got 15 screeners. Going to email DeRosa to drop a couple for y'all.

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Re: Cornell 2018 AJF

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:06 pm

15 here.

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Re: Cornell 2018 AJF

Postby Superstaranonymous » Tue Jul 03, 2018 12:56 am

If you want more screeners, I would highly recommend mass mailing the firms that you didn't get a screener for ASAP. This is a great way to slide into early pre-AFJ interviews, if you spin it right. Especially if you know someone currently summering or working there to talk to recruitment for you. A lot of firms have started early interviews and career services doesn't really advertise it. It worked for me and quite a few other folks my year.

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Re: Cornell 2018 AJF

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 03, 2018 5:12 pm

I have a question. Does the person who will conduct the screener have the ultimate authority to decide who to give a CB. Or is he/she just there collecting resume and transcript and then sending these materials to those who will make the decisions. If it is the latter, what is the point of having a 20-min talk?

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Re: Cornell 2018 AJF

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 03, 2018 5:53 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I have a question. Does the person who will conduct the screener have the ultimate authority to decide who to give a CB. Or is he/she just there collecting resume and transcript and then sending these materials to those who will make the decisions. If it is the latter, what is the point of having a 20-min talk?

It depends on th firm and the interviewer as to whether they have the authority to give you a callback directly. They most certainly are not just collecting resumes either way, as your interview answers and demeanor will be the persuasive thing that they are picking up.

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Re: Cornell 2018 AJF

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 04, 2018 3:25 pm

I ended up with 14. 6/5/3 per day.

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Re: Cornell 2018 AJF

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 05, 2018 6:05 pm

How did everyone do on picking up extra spots today? Anyone manage to get any of the top firms on the Wednesday?

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Re: Cornell 2018 AJF

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 05, 2018 6:39 pm

Anonymous User wrote:How did everyone do on picking up extra spots today? Anyone manage to get any of the top firms on the Wednesday?


Picked 3.
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Re: Cornell 2018 AJF

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 05, 2018 6:48 pm

most top 20/25 firms for NYC weren't available with open spots.

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Re: Cornell 2018 AJF

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:35 pm

There were still some great DC options left like W&C but not the best NY options



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