r6_philly wrote:What are the reasons that make people still strike out at OCI and 3Ls with no jobs. I understand there are just not enough jobs to go around, but what separates the with-jobs and the jobless at Harvard? Still grades?
I'm not privy to every circumstance of everyone's life, but there are a few factors that seem to matter. Grades is certainly one, but not the only one. WE and in-LS internship experience seem to matter also. And, of course, legal networking matters a lot; I got a killer internship lined up this summer through my journal (and one of my journal's alumni), but I had to work for it.
I suspect part of the problem is failure to appreciate that it takes real effort, even here, to impress employers. People often come into law school with a fundamental misunderstanding about how legal hiring works and how much work they have to put into finding a job themselves. You're not guaranteed a job just because you're at a top law school, anymore, even here. Students learn this the hard way, and the hard way is "not getting anything at OCI".