Anonymous User wrote:EDNY D.Ct. clerk wondering if my lack of SA / transfer is what's directing my applications to Ding Town. My stats are fairly competitive: Top 25% at MVP, but I transferred from a TTT and did not participate in OCI or consequently SA. Also, the classes I took to get that top 25% ranged from Economics for Lawyers to Basketweaving Law, more or less. Obviously I have a theory . . . but can anyone confirm it? What's worse, transfer, lack or SA, or fluff classes ?
Why would a firm hold transferring or not SAing against an applicant? Fluff classes I get but that seems like an interview question rather than a reason to reject immediately. FWIW, I did not SA and did mostly civil rights work in school, where I got good but not outstanding grades in classes like advanced vivisection litigation and suing corrections officers. I seem to be getting immediate dings from the gigantic firms, some love from the "nice culture" firms, and total silence from everyone else, which is largely what I expected.