Veyron wrote:OperaSoprano wrote:I only ask if I have heard from another source that the person has something lined up, or at least know he or she had a ton of callbacks. People ask me and I am open about it, but my classmates pretty much know my UG academic background likely precluded me from biglaw. (I finally had a partner tell me that I am not what law firms are looking for. This was outside an interview setting and he knew nothing about my GPA.) So yeah, I would ask carefully. I can laugh about it, but there are definite haves and have nots at my school, and anyone with social graces would not ask this question in a random fashion.
How does ones undergraduate work ever preclude biglaw?
easily... it's hard to spin certain backgrounds into a convincing narrative about your desire to practice biglaw. you'll also ask get asked weird questions that require you to defend your resume and your interest in being a lawyer.