blueberrycrumble wrote:How do KJDs fare in OCI? With good grades? With average grades? Etc.
Sorry if this is an extremely broad question.
I will echo the sentiment that this is not the time to worry about that. EIP outcomes shouldn't have an effect on your grades. Just get the best grades you can and then worry about EIP when it comes.
To answer your question, though, I didn't see much meaningful difference in outcomes between friends who were KJD and friends who worked before law school. However, predictable differences arose when there were KJDs who didn't know how to act in a professional setting (although this impact was the same on people with work experience who had similarly poor conceptions of how to act in professional settings), and where KJDs had less work experience to talk about in interviews (which should be a minimal effect, given that EIP is after 1L summer jobs).
Really, there is no position that will be out of your reach solely because you are KJD. It will only impact you if there are skills you haven't developed because you are KJD, but that same lack of skills will hurt people with work experience just the same.