Anonymous User wrote:Anonymous User wrote:Anonymous User wrote:Just a gentle reminder to everyone:
It's kind of bad form to immediately ask people about their job situation, especially when you have an offer and don't know whether the other person has an offer. Even if you genuinely mean well and are just trying to find a topic of conversation, it still leaves a bad taste in the mouth. Idk if this has been happening alot, but I know of at least some instances. There's plenty of other stuff to talk about, most of which is not law-school related. Big congrats to everyone with offers, and best of luck and infinite support to those who struck out or are still waiting to hear back. Carry on
At my school (not UM), folks were very open about things and would not have considered this question bad form. Two close friends at Michigan at the same time, meanwhile, were happy to talk about their situations with me, but would have never considered asking the question to each other. I think you have to cut people some slack on BOTH SIDES. It's a tense time and a tense topic.
From speaking with people at school (I'm at Mich), OCI was a shit show. Most people that were below a 3.7/LR struck out. I don't know anyone below a 3.4 with an offer. Shit was bad at our OCI, so, while I get this may not be the same everywhere, it seems like Mich students are even more sensitive about this issue than in years before (and we all know Mich students are more sensitive than pretty much everywhere else, maybe save Bezerkeley). So, I get the OP's point about not bringing it up if you already have an offer. However, I don't see a problem with someone who struck out asking someone else how they did, as both parties will likely be able to commiserate with each other.
While I agree that this year has been rough, the bolded is a ridiculous exaggeration.