UVA2B wrote:CB19 wrote:Stylnator wrote:Although if I'm being really honest, I think you're wasting your v3 contacts if you go to any of these schools (since your dream is biglaw). And I say this as someone who's going to UConn and pretty optimistic about it.
Thanks for your thoughts. Wasting them in what sense? Just curious. Also, coincidentally, one of these contacts is a Brooklyn grad and one is a UConn grad.
Do your contacts have influence over hiring decisions, like one of them is on the firm's hiring committee who would forego their normal hiring criteria just to hire you? If not, your contacts are being wasted because you don't have a reasonable shot at putting yourself in a V3 at UCONN or Brooklyn or Cardozo because you'd have to be top of your class to qualify for those positions at all (and more realistically, if your contacts don't have some influence over the hiring process, they aren't being wasted at all because they were never going to get you hired to begin with).
No, I do not believe the ones that I mentioned who are alumni have much influence over hiring decisions, except that one of them conducts interviews at one of the schools. Another contact I have whom I worked with very closely is, in fact, on the hiring committee. I wasn't expecting that they were going to "get me hired," but it is better to have contacts than to not have contacts.