sparty99 wrote:I never said I was a good interviewer. And, no. I am far from arrogant/superior in interviews. If I don't get a call-back it is because I didn't connect with the interviewer, or they asked about my grades because it was career fair where you apply with a resume only, or what have you. I don't get a lot of firm interviews because of my grades. But when given an opportunity, I have landed the job. If I was arrogant, I wouldn't consistently be getting paid internships for the summer.
But if you land the job when given an opportunity, why didn't you land a job? And I think it's quite possible for arrogant people to land paid summer internships.
sparty99 wrote:I know that a straight white male received the job that I wanted, because I overheard him say where he was working. Then I talked to other students who talked about this individual and his grades. In general, I don't go around talking to law students about their jobs. I don't go to a T14, so its not like half of the school receives firm jobs anyhow.
In my experience, people with bad grades don't go sharing them, and they especially don't share them with people who are likely to tell others about those grades. I would take hearsay about grades with a very large grain of salt.
sparty99 wrote:I know I don't receive a URM boost. If I did, I would have received call-backs at all the career fairs that I attended. If a kid with median grades and went to HYSP and had investment banking background over a kid who went K to JD or had a non-business background, I would take them too. I-banking is real experience. School doesn't teach you shit. Sadly, I have real experience and I get almost no love from law firms (as well as the federal government honors program). I got so fed up last year, I applied to MBA internships. They didn't even ask about my grades. Nor did the Fortune 500 legal department that I eventually landed. I might as well go back into business then make $30k as a public defender.
This appears to be news to you, but law firms care very much about grades. There's a reason that law school gives grades and use a strict 1L curve. And while URMs may or may not receive a bump, I don't think anyone other than yourself is claiming that any such bump should make grades totally irrelevant. It's possible that the bump you receive simply isn't enough to overcome your grades.