sunynp wrote:Desert Fox wrote:Anonymous User wrote:Anonymous User wrote:I know someone who struck out like that too. He wound up going part time during 2L year so that he could have another crack at OCI. It worked out for him the second time. Your friend should do that, sounds like he could use some time off.
Wouldn't frame it like that. I am going through the same thing, and struck out the second time as well at a top 7 school, leading to even more serious thoughts of suicide. The part time thing would be good for your friend, but for the more intensive help he can get rather than the second shot at OCI. Unfortunately a lot of my journey was independent since my friends were completely unknowledgeable about mental illness, and it is rough as hell. In the end, the school supported me by suggesting part time so I can do more intensive therapy, which I continue to this day even though much less intense and depression has been managed. Not everything is all roses and sunshine, and things may still suck. I am possibly looking at striking out from Clerkships, and graduating w/out a job. So not sure can offer anything too optimistic at this time in my life.
Your support of your friend is really commendable. I wish had friends that I felt were just as considerate.
Top 7? LOL dood.
What do you mean DF? This guy is sharing his experience about how devastating striking out can be. I didn't strike out but the reality of no job and debt for the rest of your life is extremely depressing. Look at thread of people who got no offered. Not having a job can kill soneone's self- esteem and create panic about the future.
I don't have any easy answers. I would advise most people in this situation to dropout, but few people are willing to give up on their dreams. Despite all the statistics, people still feel they have a good shot at big law and repaying their debt. There were under 5,000 big law jobs according to NALP data (though I think that number is low.) So not everyone who does everything right is going to be a winner in this system.
There really aren't enough jobs for everyone. Assuming that OPs friend did something wrong in an environment where only a percentage of people even with top credentials can't find anything is incorrect.
I'm just LOL at using T7, as if it means anything.