Anonymous User wrote:It's nice being IP and URM, but as mentioned previously in this thread, our school places less than 20 percent in NLJ250. Thus like being in the top 10 percent of the class, not everyone who is smart, charming, works hard and hustles will make it. I don't think anyone is giving up, but for some us, our efforts at landing a big firm are failing. It's not over yet, and not everyone wants big law, and there are other jobs out there in gov'ment, PI, and plaintifs work/shit lawl.
Just remember, only a third of the 3Ls had jobs last spring. If you have an offer now, you are lucky, please understand that.
Huge +1 to everything in this post.
I will say to the earlier anon though, any idea what may be holding you back? Have you gotten any CBs? 30 screeners is a lot, so it sounds like your credentials are reasonably solid. I won't flaunt my job and chastise you for being unemployed (I'm also unemployed so we're in the same boat), but keep your head up and keep doing what you can. Network, keep mailing, and utilize the CSO (they actually can be helpful if you get in with them often). One thing that has seemed to help me is to reach out to alum at the firm before a screener. The person will usually pass your name on to the screener, and it is one way to distinguish yourself and show added interest.
It is still reasonably early, and there are still a lot of great jobs out there. Best of luck.