afghan007 wrote:The title of this thread is a misnomer. This thread is about the august job fair (NYC, dc, and Boston). OCI bidding hasn't started yet.
I think everyone will agree that the august job fair is the only thing that matters.
Unless you're smart and realize that the quality of life and collegiality of large law firms outside of New York City lead to a happy and fulfilling career.
Seriously, y'all, don't underestimate how awesome it can be to be at large law firms in small cities. I am working at a firm in Upstate New York this summer (granted, I am from Upstate and didn't attend AJF because I knew I wanted to be here), and my firm seems to be more relaxed/friendly/unstressful than I had imagined a law firm could be. Small cities with high qualities of life and low costs of living are freaking awesome (not to mention the low leverage - at my firm they expect everyone will become a partner eventually).
(Anonymous because I'm one of three or so students at Cornell working upstate and if my firm saw this they would almost certainly know it was me and be able to read all my previous posts if I weren't anonymous)