Magnolia wrote:FGCUguy123 wrote:Oh, you aren't. Well Vandy is a great school congrats. For future reference, I wouldn't be so dogmatic about something you have no experience in first hand. You may be right on most counts, however, you don't want to come off like a prick or else nobody will care if you're right or wrong. That IS just my opinion, of course.
I'm not trying to be a bitch, so I'm sorry if it came off that way. I'm just trying to be helpful.
FTR, my boss is a biglaw hiring partner, so I'm actually not just making shit up. We get resumes all the time from people looking for work. And it makes me really angry every time someone comes highly recommended and their resume gets thrown away because they don't have the gpa. But it doesn't mean that that isn't what happens.
yeah. i wasn't attacking you...speaking of systemic: the pervasiveness of people who aren't even in law school yet who think they know what the hell is going through hiring partner's minds. That being said, Biglaw is a completely different animal then PI/Small Firms etc...so to apply the same credentials to those and assume that, since networking and recommendations don't fly well in Biglaw hiring, both are equally as disregarded in PI/Small Firms/Mid Firms etc is not pretension I wouldn't be modest about making. Not that, like I said, you may not be correct, but unless you have experience with PI/Small/Med/Boutique hiring practices...I would be careful about extending knowledge about BigLaw hiring across the gamut of legal hiring in general.