Anonymous User wrote:Anonymous User wrote:V10 anon.Especially at top law schools, most law students lack work experience so I doubt that is it. Your unknown undergrad might be a tiebreaker in the sense that all things equal, firms might hire a Phi Beta Kappa at Princeton over you. I doubt this is the explanation for all of your dings though. How are your grades? HYS is a dime a dozen at V10s and even V15s. In fact, sometimes, I doubletake when I come across a lower T14 in the list of those my firm wants me to interview because the list usually goes something like H, Y, S, H, H, Columbia, NYU, NYU, Columbia, Chicago, S, H, Y and a UVa or UMich thrown in to make things interesting. If your main selling point is your school then you should not feel as if you have underachieved. V20 and below is right about where the demand for you is in this market. It's a very tough market and that's not your fault, so don't get down on yourself.Anonymous User wrote:HYS 2L here. Got a lot of CBs in V2-V60 range, but got completely shut out of V10 after callbacks (plenty of offers in V15 and up). I interview well (or so I've been told by OCS and screener/callback interviewers) and did just as well interviewing with V10 firms as V50.
I'm really just trying to figure out why I got essentially systematically dinged at all V10s (5 of them) and in at all V15 and up many with very small summer classes. My thought is that I have basically no work experience and went to an unknown undergrad. Could that have possibly shut me out?
Interesting. Thanks for the thoughts. I actually transferred in from a T-14 with very strong grades, so I'm not sure...
Ahh. So, your grades are not from HYS. How far down the T14 chain did you transfer from? Are you on law review at HYS? You know our field is all about splitting hairs prestige-wise. Your strong grades from a lower T14 are not going to be viewed the same way as strong grades from HYS. If you're not on law review at HYS, then you're at even more of a disadvantage. Assuming you interview as well as you think, if your outcomes are worse than those of similar grades at your HYS school then the fact that you're a transfer could be the problem.