vanwinkle wrote:tingles wrote:I don't see how saying you have an offer to work at a V5 = success in Biglaw
It's success at getting a BigLaw offer, since he got a V5 offer. The point is, you can be good enough to get an offer from a V5 (which is incredibly difficult, as evidenced by the fact that people keep treating it as bragging when someone mentions they did it) and still not be able to get a DOJ SLIP offer. That could be useful info to know for some people, especially to correct those who might have the wrong idea that whatever makes you good enough to get V-whatever offers ITE will also make you good enough to get SLIP.
People should encourage and not discourage sharing of legal hiring information on here. It's what this forum is for.
I thought it was evident (it was to me) that an offer in Biglaw certainly does not mean an offer for DOJ SLIP, and vice versa. Qualifications that make you outstanding to Biglaw (finance background, lots of private industry experience) won't necessarily translate to a job in the government. At the end of the day, the DOJ is going to want to see some commitment to public interest and someone that has a resume that screams firm, firm, firm obviously won't be able to do that.
My point is - saying where you've been offered doesn't mean anything. It would be more helpful for people to discuss their background, WE and then the firm offers they've received plus if they've gotten a SLIP interview or offer. Now THAT would be a productive discussion.