notgreat wrote:Biglaw_Associate_V20 wrote:Pneumonia wrote:You joke about the carnal sin thing, but saying you want appellate is received by your classmates the same way as saying you want SCOTUS (read: very very poorly). I imagine this holds at OCI as well.
It comes across as "I want all of the gold stars, I heard about a gold star called appellate lit, so I want that one."
Listen to this advice. The last thing on Earth you want to do is alienate your interviewers and, perhaps more importantly, your HLS classmates who will likely be one of your greatest career assets going forward. Do not tell anyone you are gunning for SCOTUS. If you want it, gun for it. But keep it to yourself.
Something tells me this guy/gal is going to alienate a lot his classmates and colleagues regardless of what he says. But maybe he can fake not being insufferable.
Brooo, stooop. I'm not that bad in real life. I just asked a naive question that was apparently not received well.