robotrick wrote:I didn't see any recent posts about this - how important are these 1L firm receptions I keep getting emails about? Like, if I absolutely hate those sorts of things (i.e. I won't make any lasting connections/impressions) will I be ok skipping them?
I went to a grand total of zero. As far as I can tell, it had no effect on my chances at EIP.
I went to a regional market mixer once (which is kind of similar, but kind of not). It was professionally useless, though it was sort of fun to troll a real estate lawyer about what he did. Because he could not for the life of him explain what he did. And, because I knew I wasn't applying to his region, his firm, or his practice area, I could shamelessly keep asking him what the hell he actually did all day. (Not in exactly those words.) It was amusing, I guess.
I'm open to the idea that they might be good for something, but I have very little idea what that might be. (EDIT: "They" meaning receptions/mixers, not real estate lawyers. But now that you mention it....)