Anonymous User wrote:What I am disputing is the notion you expressed earlier, repeatedly, that being PI-heavy on your resume will "kill" your chances and that you have no chance going in of making a case for yourself. That's what you said before and it's ridiculously untrue. You can sell yourself effectively to a firm even if you have a PI-heavy resume, which was my point, and a point you haven't really contradicted.
In fact another poster above said pretty much the same thing, he had a very PI-heavy resume and managed to sell himself to Davis Polk. That directly contradicts what you're saying. There is no "death knell" that you're warning about. It's something that will come up with some firms, sure, but if you've actually prepared yourself to respond and to have enthusiasm for the firm, you're still going to have a shot at an offer there.
Agreed. I have a friend who got a DPW offer despite a heavy PI resume pre-law school (counseling and working with kids with disabilities) and continued involvement in PI during law school. He said that every interviewer at every firm asked why he wanted biglaw, but he had ready answers for 1) why he chose law school and 2) why he's now choosing biglaw.