PKSebben wrote:Anonymous User wrote:I completely struck out at firms that did OCI at my original school as well as my new school. I also struck out with my mailings to firms that do OCI at my original school but not my new school, presumably because they don't buy my pitch that I wouldn't mind going back to their market. I can't blame them too much--they're right--but I would sure as hell rather go back to that market as opposed to the jobless shitstorm that I've put myself in to now.
Transferring: Absolutely the worst decision of my life. T40, top 1% to a T6, wrote on to a freaking secondary journal at the T6 even, tripple the debt, two goddamned callbacks. If one of the callbacks works out, great, but at this point, I am surveying several of the higher bridges in the area.
I think it's too early to be looking at bridges. It's a brave new world out there with legal hiring -- you'll need to see what hiring looks like during the upturn to judge your decision fairly, I think.
I agree. First of all, you have two callbacks, so there's a solid chance something will work out for you now. Second, even if you don't get an offer from one of the callbacks, 3L recruiting may be better than usual next year because I suspect firms will err to the side of under-enrolling this summer. Sure, 3L recruiting is even worse than usual this year, but that's probably in large part because a lot of firms over-enrolled last summer; this summer might well be exactly the opposite, and thus so might next year's 3L OCI...
Plus, even if neither of those possibilities work out, you could keep your grades up, clerk, and probably land a good job coming off of that.
I'm not saying that your situation is ideal, or even necessarily that transferring was the right move, but you haven't struck out -- that was only your first swing. Hang in there.