thelawschoolproject wrote:unc0mm0n1 wrote:
So I mailed out about 150 applications. I got about 10 interviews out of that and two offers (although I was still up for 3 more that I cancelled after I got my initial offer). I'm a URM who goes to HYS and that's at best 1 out of 30 (and I'm pretty sure I wouldn't have received offers from all of the other firms). I think your OCS is giving you awful information. Maybe if you go to a top school and your grades put you in the top ten then 10-20 might be enough but even then to be safe I'd apply to a lot more if you truly want a 1L SA.
I attend HYS too, and obviously as a 1L have no grades, so I have no idea why they told me what they did. They definitely understood I was referring to big law. Anyway thanks for the information. I'll just stick with my original plan to mass mail and cross fingers.
Also realize that the market you're targeting plays a significant role. I applied to 7 firms in Texas; received callbacks at three of them, and accepted an offer with one them. Granted, I'm a URM from CCN, but the ratio is statistically favorable enough to suggest that particular markets will increase your odds considerably. That, or I'm the luckiest dude alive.