smallfirmassociate wrote:OP, The big issue I see is your frustration that law hiring and practice are based on personalities. It's a very social field. It seems you were hoping to do well in school, keep to yourself, get a good job, and take care of your business. You're finding that the field is political, and it requires a certain stomach for schmoozing and networking.
This isn't a social club. You seem to have the best of intentions, but I think OP has made it more than clear that he wants advice about law school and the legal profession from us. I'm not sure the advice about schmoozing and networking is constructive.