Anonymous User wrote:Anonymous User wrote:Anyone have any advice on dealing with feeling of hopelessness? I'm at CCN, above median, and got no offered from my 2L SA. I still have one callback in a bit but I know I should be mass sending out apps but... i just feel really down and like there's no chance of getting something that isn't posted. I've been having some really dark thoughts in general and just... fuck. This isn't what they say happens if you go to a school like this, ya know?
These things happen. It isn't a reflection on you as a person or your worth. Go talk to someone and get some help. I was in your boat and know how you feel. The best thing you can do for yourself and your professional future is to get whatever help you may need now.
I second this. Just gotta do whatever you can to not alter your self worth based on getting no offered from your 2L SA. At least now you won't have to risk taking a good job for granted and you'll be better able to handle any other adversity that will inevitably pop up throughout a legal career, this is something an SA with an offer likely won't be able to handle as well as someone that was no offered. In all likelihood if you're at CCN and above median, once you have bar results in hand firms would be insane not to hire you and federal clerkships could still be on the table. Also Sotomayer was no offered by her 2L SA, her legal career turned out okay.