jt1341 wrote: pasteurizedmilk wrote: jt1341 wrote:
Work hard, get into a great (T-14) school, get good grades. Then you can brag about it too
Check, check, check.
I guess it is nice to be able to "brag" a bit on TLS. Sure as hell can't even talk about it around campus when ~ half the class struck out.
:/ really half the class at T14 struck out? does this mean half didnt get biglaw? or any kind of real degree worthy work at all?
I think it's not uncommon ITE for about half of a typical T14 class to come up emptyhanded. This was a surprise to me.
Important note: I am not saying that people below-median came up emptyhanded. It's more complicated than that. "40% of the class gets BigLaw" does not mean "the top 40% gets BigLaw". Choice of market, interviewing, mass-mailing, and other factors can play a major role. Some of us learned that the hard way, which is a very unfortunate way to learn it. So, I feel that the standard advice to 1Ls should be expanded from, "Stop posting and go cram for your classes!" to "Stop posting and go cram for your classes, and write a post-it note to talk to people in classes ahead of you during the summer about what you should do for your job search".