redsoxfaan3 wrote:OP here.
A big thanks to everyone who submitted feedback. It was a little disappointing to see people getting personal with the posts, but I really can't expect a lot from nameless, faceless blogging law school students. It was funny seeing what crazy situations people could come up with to justify why I was even asking the question. I was only asking for advice and both options were on the table, but people really seemed to blow the situation out of control. I also think that if a few of you knew the situation that I find myself in, you would have a bit more sympathy towards it.
I think almost everyone at my current school spent their time last year with their heads buried in books and had only a vague idea that this thing called OCI was looming, but didn't really know much about it and what to expect. Thanks to everyone who contributed substantively. Also thanks to everyone who flamed me; I got a pretty good laugh from it.
It turns out that about 85% of the employers coming to our OCI will be interviewing on the two days that I am still in the country. Works out for everyone.
I still ABSOLUTELY would not go
In major markets, shit moves FAST
Like people interviewing on Monday, getting the CB Monday night, and being out there on Friday or the Monday to CB
That's why you hear people saying "schedule your callbacks as soon as humanly possible"
You WILL lose out on some opportunities
You have a remarkably casual attitude towards messing up the most important thing in law school