Anonymous User wrote:I'm a UofM 2L and was recently offered a callback after a phone screener from mass mailing a top 5 Michigan firm. I am from a NYC/DC/SF/LA area (not midwest) and never lived in the midwest prior to 1L.
I was wondering if the callback is pretty much a waste of time? Based on what I've read in this thread, I'm pretty surprised I got a callback at all.
It's never a waste of time to get in front of people with hiring power, IMO. There's obviously a higher hurdle for candidates with no in-state ties, but you're obviously attractive on paper and did well in the phoner.
Plus, once you get the callback, the ties issue is a considerably lesser hurdle.
If you're sincerely interested in the firm, I don't see why you wouldn't take a shot.