IAFG wrote:Kronk wrote:ITT, we get a basic outline on how to interview that could be found on any law school website or career office from dude who either works at DPW or got super lucky during OCI hitting it off with a partner about their eerily similar recent family vacations to Peru.
It's another case of someone either having an innate talent or else a stroke of luck and trying to tell others how to follow behind them. Frankly it smacks of shitboomer culture.
I'm not sure if this is directed at me, but I wanted to take a second to address this.
First, I've always been envious of those who are able to connect with those in power (biglaw partners, etc) simply because they grew up in the same culture. I grew up in a middle class household. I have no relatives who are lawyers. We don't take family vacations to Peru. I remember getting so mad when I was a summer and this other summer were at an event and we were talking to a big shot partner. She connected with the partner very well because she attended the same prestigious private school that his daughter attends. I just stood there, drink in hand, and stared blankly because I had nothing relevant to contribute. I don't doubt that at the end of the night, he remembered her better than me, and perhaps it led to her getting some good work. But this has been the story of my short legal career. I've had to figure out all these other strategies and tactics (including those in this thread) to keep up with more privileged folks.
Second, at the same time, I don't doubt for a second that I've been very lucky to get where I am. Compared to many of my childhood friends, I am extremely privileged. I could probably write an entire book about how lucky I am. I grew up in a household where education was prized. I received strong family encouragement and reinforcement to pursue a legal career. My parents are both still alive and are still together. I grew up in a loving home. I could go on and on. So I definitely agree that all sorts of luck played a huge role getting me to where I am.