I started with the ones that said they did. Then just moved to ones that had 10+ attorneys. Many have programs but don't list on website because they are so small.
As an additional bit of wisdom, success or failure up to now is part luck. Grades, interviewing skills etc. are very important but not conclusive. I was a high band 2 GPA, with almost 30 preselects in OGI, and was told at one of my two CBs that I had interviewed very strongly at my screener. I have no offers from any OGI firms.
The point is that there are people with big law offers whose apparent "qualifications" are high, low and in-between, and people with no offers in all the same categories. What matters NOW is that you work harder than you have ever worked, as much as possible while staying physically and mentally healthy.
Finally, but crucially, suck up your pride. It seems like everyone at UVA is supposed to waltz into Big Law but the truth is the school's statistics don't actually say that. They DO say that most students who want to work at a law firm get a job at a law firm, and the average salary for students at law firms who answer the survey and report their earnings make an amount that is high but less than the 180k big law market average. It also shows data for 1st year associates, not 2L summers, who may yet get a better offer before graduation.
You should be in law school because you like law. You're not going to be penniless. Not even at a pocket sized personal injury firm. You won't be living luxury in a gold plated condo on the beach but there are lawschool graduates at many law schools around the country taking jobs as PARALEGALS at pocket sized personal injury firms. Work your way up the ladder, get some offers under your belt and when your desire to be done with interviewing reaches a point where you are willing to take the best offer you have at that point you do it.
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Anonymous User wrote:For those who are feeling that OGI did not get them anywhere, try reaching out directly (and I mean by phone) to partners at small or mid-sized law firms in your market. I got zero offers out of OGI, and two offers in the last 10 days through calling people and asking to interview (please note that you may not be able to get your travel expenses paid, but it is worth it to have a job). Remember that you can pay off your student loans on an income based plan which will effectively forgive most of your debt if you are at a small firm that pays less than biglaw.
Thank you for the tip! Did you call only those firms that have summer programs or just all firms asking whether they do?