TheoO wrote:She MAY be a better interviewer than I am, but I doubt by much if any, and she would agree. Another female friend is top 15% but on LR--she already has 5 offers and is not done yet. She is personable and has a solid resume but not so much that you would think it should make much of a difference.
How the hell did you come to these conclusions?
Poor guy. To attend crappy law school and come out with fantastic end results, only to have to have a couple of women take... I don't even know what. More bragging rights?
I'm anon poster you quoted.
I did attend a crappy law school and I did come out with fantastic end results and I did because I earned it. It is not easy to be a top student at any law school, and the success I had at OCI was not arbitrary. Yes I sound like an entitled dbag. But that's because YOU sound like I deserve shit for going to a shit school and should be fortunate I have anything. If I was at the bottom of the class, I'd agree. But I'm not.
It's not about bragging rights. I don't believe all top firms are equal and I care marginally about ranking. I did not particularly like any of the the firms I got offers from and I got dinged at the 5-6 I really liked. It seems like the vast majority of the females on LR at my school all got more offers than I did and more importantly, offers at the firms they wanted. Trying to figure out why. Of course it could be that they ALL are better interviewers. But given how many CBs I got from screeners and how many females got more offers than I did, it just seems unlikely.
I don't know for sure that my close friend isn't a lot better than I am at interviewing. It's just an educated guess based on our personalities, how many CBs we both got, etc.
It's just been a weird situation. I've been on par or at the top throughout the whole process--# of screeners, # of CBs, quality of firms in those CBs, etc. But then when it came to ACTUALLY getting an offer, I and other top students who were males have been far behind our female competition. So I was curious if this is random luck or if there is a reason for it.