tyro wrote:Seems like the OP is having trouble realizing that not everyone who goes into law is looking for a big private firm job in the beginning and then "settling" for PI as implied. This is just not true and pretty ridiculous.
I was speaking generally. Some people do come in wanting public interest. I see a lot of these people getting good grades and then conveniently having a change of mind. I see a number of people coming in wanting biglaw. Then they get bad grades, and decide that they are being directed by some deity to pursue public interest. The people in the best shape are the ones who come in wanting public interest, get bad grades, and get to do public interest while acting like they were just PI-or-die this whole time.
I just think it's hilarious to hear some of the people who participated in OCI talk about how they didn't really want a biglaw job and are kind of glad they struck out so they can chase after their "true calling."