legalese_retard wrote:Anonymous User wrote:So a bout of self-loathing, but does anyone here feel like he/she is in the vale because they're just didn't do well enough in law school? Is being in the top 15%...granted at a T2...but a respected one in its region....really so low of a rank that I am just utterly unemployable? There are about 20 or so kids at my school who got coveted big law jobs out of a class of 220 so it was possible to be employed coming out of here but did I really need to be that high ranked? I mention big law because outside of a clerkship or government how else are we getting employed?
Is being in the top 15% at a t2 really the equivalent of bottom 2% of a tier 1 or the equivalent of being a lepper?!! Sorry for the rant. Just needed to vent and felt like my fellow valers would be sympathetic. Thanks for keeping this going...I read it everyday day...helps me get through this crappy time as an unemployed 3L.
I know how you feel as I am suffering from my own bout of employment leprosy. I graduated with honors from a T1 school, was on the secondary journal with multiple articles published, already passed the bar, and I am finishing up my second federal clerkship. I've been applying to several different firms, both big and small, all over my state; however, all I get are rejection letters and radio silence. I'm at a complete loss right now.
When does your clerkship end? Doesn't clerkship hiring not even take off until after the new year anyway? If it's not ending soon I wouldn't get worked up now.