bmmccb223 wrote:hoos89 wrote:bmmccb223 wrote:All I'm saying is that 500 is excessive unless you are in a really poor situation grade wise.
Don't make the mistake of thinking your grades will guarantee anything. You go to WUSTL, not the T14. Anyone can strike out with the right combination of bad luck and bad strategy. A significant chunk of people who end up going to big law will have exactly one offer. The line between going 0/20 and 1/20 at OCI is pretty thin.
Look, I'm not discounting the value of mass-mailing, but I think it is a technique least adapted to getting you a job. 500 is just extreme and seems necessarily geared to getting you in an awkward position of getting interviews at firms for which you have no interest in working. I mean-what kind of firms are you applying to at 500?? I'd rather not practice law than practice at some third-tier firm that pays little and slowly drains my soul over the next decades of my career. Again, people may be in a situation in which they have no other choice, but I think most law students would be much better off taking a more focused approach to job applications.
So don't mass mail, no one cares. But for other people looking for a firm job - you should be mailing every firm where you could imagine yourself working. It's easier to cancel interviews once you have an offer than to schedule them after it's too late.