Anonymous User wrote:+1 Re grades.
I'm in a similar boat at a T20 school. Transferred from T2, and my grades weren't quite up to snuff for OCI Big Law.
Still waiting on one more decision after a CB. (4 interviews, 2 CBs, 1 rejection, 1 outstanding).
Still, on the subject of grades. That's what matters now. Making Big Law is still going to be difficult, but not impossible.
I spoke to an alumn who was a partner at a V20 firm, and he basically told me, do well this semester and the next, and I could find you something - it may not be a summer associate, but at least a legal clerkship at his firm.
The road is still tough, but I definitely think we're in a better position than where we used to be. Keep plugging away. Good grades only serve to help the situation. Take advantage of some of the top members of the class slacking off now that they have offers.
...Was the V20 partner a boomer who thinks his firm hires "legal clerks"?? Do you know if that's something that's actually happened in the past decade?
You CANNOT just plug away at grades and hope to gloss over your lack of 2L summer activities with a good showing. This isn't 1L. The 2Ls who relaxed are doing so because they get it.