Anonymous User wrote:Anonymous User wrote:TTT-LS wrote:I have some thoughts that I hope will be useful to T14 people above median who are striking out at OCI that I'll try to post later on. The short version is that even if things look really, really bleak right now, if you look out 4, 12, 24, 36 months there are a lot of ways you can stay in the biglaw game IF you move your GPA up to top third territory over your 2L and 3L years. I know that must sound a little hollow right now, but I honestly believe you're still going to be just fine.
I'd like to think that we're not that screwed, and that there will be multiple tiers/rounds of callbacks/offers, but seeing people with pretty good grades striking out and being rejected by every firm they've interviewed with, I'm not feeling so great. I'm approximately top-25% at a T14, and unless I get some callbacks next week (which I'm not counting on) I'm thinking about dropping out or taking a year off.
I had hoped that pretty conservative bidding would help me get callbacks, but it seems like even firms who have traditionally hired right around median are now willing to pass over everyone outside top 10%.
you might just be a bad interviewer. my grades put my exactly where you are, at DCNG, and i absolutely cleaned up. where did you bid? mine were all NYC.
I dunno. I am not the greatest interviewer, but not the worst, and probably better than average. Career services at my school told me that they really couldn't help me improve, but gave me a few small tips anyway. I have been rejected from every NYC firm I applied to, being above median and on a secondary journal. I just don't see predictability in the process for the class of 2011, not at all.