bk1 wrote:I've talked to several people who were 1L SAs. I don't think it's as crazy as people are making it out to be. If you really like the firm, the firm has historically 100% or close to it offer rate, the firm pretty much always extends offers for 1L SAs to come back for 2L, and there isn't another firm you'd pick over it then why bother? If all those criteria are met then those people seem like they have little to gain from doing OCI since it's not like they'd pick another firm anyways. If it were me I would still do OCI since I would at least want to see what another firm was like, but I understand why they don't. I mean I agree that at the fringes it can matter (if a firm say invites 1Ls back 99% of the time, you might as well do OCI just in case you're in the 1%), but that's such a rare case that it's not that ridic for them not to do OCI.
Thanks for the input. My friend loves her SA. With than in mind, she has two underlying concerns: the overall vibe of looking elsewhere (it is possible, as someone noted above, the firm would likely not care), then there is the “do I tell anyone, or not?” She was advised that a competitiveness exists between some firms (don’t know to say bad blood, but probably); the second are her median grades (she was hired before grades were released). I cannot fathom that median grades from CCNP, are a problem.