ArkansasFan wrote:What's the obsession with "big law?" Is it because you think you'll make a lot of money? Is it because you simply do whatever you're paid to do, i.e. hired gun? What kind of "big law" are you looking for? Is that civil, corporate, criminal...?
so far as I can tell, there are only a very few actual reasons for interest in biglaw, at least for students.
-money and perceived prestige/peer pressure
-the convenience of OCI so you can avoid the stress of a real job search
-the myth of the "sophisticated biglaw" shangri-la where associates blissfully bill 2400 hours