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Sidley v. Kirkland

Sidley v. Kirkland
« on: October 29, 2008, 08:38:50 AM »
Wondering if anyone had any thoughts on the differences between the two. If I'm intent on staying in Chicago, and not interested in litigation, which firm is 'better' reputationally and which (if either) has an edge on quality of life?  Also, if I have thoughts of possibly leaving law for an I-bank/PE/etc. when America gets some sort of economy back, would either have an advantage in terms of exit options?  Thanks for the advice.   

Re: Sidley v. Kirkland
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2008, 03:00:21 PM »
Kirkland has a much better reputation than Sidley in terms of litigation. If you want to leave for an I-bank why are you going to be a litigator?

Re: Sidley v. Kirkland
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2008, 03:05:54 PM »
Thanks for the response.  Actually, I'm NOT interested in being a litigator (I said it that way because that is about as narrow as my focus can be at the moment).  Anybody have a thought? 

Re: Sidley v. Kirkland
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2008, 03:49:11 PM »
sorry, misread your post

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Re: Sidley v. Kirkland
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2008, 07:42:36 PM »
I'm torn between these two also. 

Hopefully more thoughts to follow.

Re: Sidley v. Kirkland
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2008, 08:09:21 PM »
Sidley is much more of a corporate firm; Kirkland is all about litigation.  (Have you seen their mock trial room?  Wow.)

If you're interested in I-Banking, I imagine that Sidley is better.

My dream is to be able to pick between these two firms.  I want to stay in Chicago, and they're both excellent choices.  Good luck.

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Re: Sidley v. Kirkland
« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2008, 10:00:14 AM »
Wait, is this thread about two open offers in Chicago?

Re: Sidley v. Kirkland
« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2008, 10:16:18 AM »
Sidley is much more of a corporate firm; Kirkland is all about litigation.  (Have you seen their mock trial room?  Wow.)

If you're interested in I-Banking, I imagine that Sidley is better.

My dream is to be able to pick between these two firms.  I want to stay in Chicago, and they're both excellent choices.  Good luck.

Your "dream?"  Are you serious dude?  Get a life lol.

Re: Sidley v. Kirkland
« Reply #8 on: November 10, 2008, 10:43:04 AM »
Yes, it's my dream.  I don't know what your dream is, but it obviously isn't picking between these two.  And my dream dream would be to work at Wachtell.

Re: Sidley v. Kirkland
« Reply #9 on: November 10, 2008, 03:07:10 PM »
I think I would genuinely enjoy some of their litigation work.  They get a lot of high stakes bet the company type things that might be thrilling.  Of course, Cravath is more notable for litigation, but they don't pay the same.