Anonymous User wrote:Anonymous User wrote:gunner joe wrote:To poster in top 5% from T20:
Do not drop out. I had similarly stats (DCNG 5%) and also a disappointing OCI (ended up with V50). At least use the J.D. for management consulting or even an academic career.
Are you saying that a V50 job is a disappointment?
If so, sheesh.
Not that anon user, but for somebody in the top 5% of DCNG? Hell yeah. Pretty much everybody I know with those numbers had multiple V5 offers. To end up with a V50 with those stats would be crushing.
"Crushing" is overly dramatic, and that's being generous.
I get it, top 5% at a school ranked in the T14 and a V50 may not be the ultimate dream. However, V50 firms still work on huge cases, with difficult and novel issues, and are generally a big deal. Sure there are more prestigious firms out there, but at some point you have to reflect on this and ask yourself whether you care about being an attorney or if you care only about being the top. I suppose if you are happy enough with the latter motivation and make it, fine. For most, however, it's probably easier to take a step back, take a breath and recognize that you are going to have an amazing chance at a career.