Anonymous User wrote:I'd say that people I knew with phenomenal grades and/or law review did as well as expected. I saw people with strong, but not phenomenal, grades do poorly, though. It seems that if you don't hit the sweet spot of safety in terms of grades, then they start to wash out and other factors come into play. This is just conjecture, though, and I could be very wrong. I'd have to see actual data to be anywhere near certain, and we'll never get that.
I agree with this. Was at median-ish, and saw people with similar "softs" but better grades clean up. Also saw people with worse grades and better "softs" do better than I did. I myself didn't do as well as I had hoped in terms of options, though I'm happy with the firm I'll end up at.
Note: When you're comparing callbacks/offers and your friends have 17/13 and you have 5/2, you feel like a loser. When the dust settles and your friend is going to Paul Weiss and you're going to Cahill, it's NBD.