wiseowl wrote:I don't really understand why everyone's whining about overhyped interviewing abilities in this thread, other than the fact that whining seems to be the pastime of the majority of this site's users.
Does it not make sense after awhile that top students at top law schools might *gasp* be closer to a 10 on a sliding scale of interviewing ability than my buddy from middle school that salvages sheet metal now out in the country?
I mean, if we're supposed to be rating ourselves 1-10 compared to other law students, fine. But A) that's pretty hard to do since you rarely if ever see other students interview, and B) is about as arbitrary as, well, anything else in law school.
Also not surprising that there's significant overlap in the "interviewgate" and "anon abuse!!!!!!" crowds. Mind. your. own. business.
Additionally, the results themselves serve as an outside check on the veracity of one's self-reported interview prowess. Someone who is top-20% at a T14 and has no offers probably isn't actually a 9.5. On the other hand, I gave myself a high rating, which I think is borne out by the fact that I got firm offers despite having just-OK grades from a relatively mediocre law school. For people in between where the results do not necessarily speak for themselves, I just err on the side of (1.) believing them and (2.) not really caring.