Anonymous User wrote:While I certainly feel for the posters above and understand that their experiences represent common outcomes for OCI at BC/BU, I do not want future applicants to become overly discouraged by these cases. I missed top 1/3, am on a secondary journal, and had no real work experience prior to law school. I ended up with only 12 interviews through OCI/mass mailing and two callbacks, but received offers from both of those firms, both in major markets.
While potential applicants should exercise great caution in deciding whether or not to attend law school, especially if they want to work in large firms, I do not want them to think that they have no chance at OCI unless they are at the very top of the class an on LR.
I'm one of the posters you mentioned. I don't think we were being overly discouraging - I'm still looking for a good job and still have potentials out there. While it is tougher this way, I think I'll still end up okay - it just takes a little more work. I wasn't at all saying you had to be top of the class and on LR to get a job - in fact, I know a decent number of people in that position who have no job yet. A lot of the job search is luck and a lot of it is working hard. Better grades and LR help, but that isn't enough - everything has to line up. I've had a lot of interviews (and have been told I'm good at interviewing, though clearly not quite enough - I think that my interviews just aren't quite good enough to overcome my grades) and prospects, but things haven't lined up for me yet. (and, yes, I realize that they may not - but you have to remain positive!) I definitely don't regret my decision to come to law school - or to attend the school I'm at over other schools with more money.
Congrats on getting multiple offers!