lawbreaker wrote:I feel like the logic in this forum is slightly off. Sheffield didn't exchange a scholarship for 25 screeners and 2 callbacks. He or she could have had that (or better) at a tier 2 school. I go to a second tier school (which is now technically third tier) in Philly and did about 25 screeners and 9 callbacks last year. 0Ls shouldn't assume there is a direct correlation between school rank and interviews. It all depends on your target market and I personally think if you do extremely well at any school you'll be set as long as you're relatively normal.
You almost certainly had extremely good grades. Sheffield did not. How many callbacks were people around the median at your school getting? Also: of people in the top 10%, how many are working at V10-type firms, doing federal clerkships, etc?
If you do extremely well at a Tier 2, you'll probably get big law. If you do extremely well at a T14, you'll probably have your pick of top big law firms. If you do extremely well at HYS, you'll have your pick of COA clerkships and elite boutiques paying above-market. It's not all the same, even for people who end up top 5-10% in their class.