Anonymous User wrote:If u get a lottery with a firm that pwned you, but you are above or around their average callback gpa is it realistic to assume that you have a legitimate shot?
Of course; the proposition that nothing good can come out of a lottery interview is ridiculous. Sure, the person with a 3.2 who bids Cravath number one and gets a lottery interview there probably cannot say anything in the interview that would result in a callback, but as long as you're not substantially below the students that the firm preselected, I'd say your odds of receiving a callback are probably just as good as those who were preselected. Many firms, especially those with only one or two rooms (which I think means only 14 or 28 preselects, respectively), have to sort through a huge number of students that meet their hiring standards. If they reject you it's not because they don't want you; it's because something on your resume made you less attractive than 14 or 28 of your classmates (e.g. work experience, ties to the region). That's something that can easily be overcome in an interview.