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IAFG wrote:scifiguy wrote:rayiner wrote:And even if you do everything right, there is still risk. Some people end up bottom 1/4 even though they fully understand the highly stylized and game-able game that is 1L. Some people get good grades, hustle, and for reasons outside their control still come up short on the job search. But if you did what I said and went to a top school, that risk should be bearable if frightening.
What % of people are doing this at T14 law schools? Are there a significant portion of law students (particularly at top schools) who just don't focus on grades too much, nor the job search process and "waste" time doing "unimportant" other stuff?
I guess my question is if everyone is trying hard and playing by the same book (the advice you give above), then in the end is it still not in one's hands whether you land a biglaw job or not? ...I guess I figured most people who got into a T14 would know how to "play the game." If I'm wrong, then that's great to hear!
Lots of people are shockingly bad at finding a job. I am not saying that everyone without a job didn't do a good job looking for one or that it's their fault. But as you see your cohort make really bizarre, self-destructive choices, you'll feel differently about this whole idea of what it means to be employable from a T14.
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