« on: September 18, 2006, 06:43:25 PM »
I had enough hours at a Community College for my AA, transferred to get my BA, and now I'm at a Top 20 law school.
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I have no problem writing an unsolicted cover letter. My question was more along the lines of whether this is even effective. With no connections inside the firm, won't my letter and resume just become lost in the shuffle (regardless of my ranking)?
I'm curious: Does anyone know how many law students get offers through OCI each year compared with unsolicited attempts outside of the OCI process?
Well, law school is what you make it. You can go to a T1 school and score poorly, not network, nor create opportunities for yourself or you can go to a T4 that is known to produce excellent attorneys, bust your butt, and get the jobs. It is your choice of what you do after law school. If you plan for what you want to do, then you can do it regardless of the school. Both T1 schools and T4 schools have their faults. It can be argued the same for big firm/small firm or public/private sector. I was in the legal field for years before going to law school. I was fortunate to work downtown DC. I gained experience at a small firm and a large national firm. In both firms, the attorneys went to schools in all tiers. I hate to see people talk about things that they dont know anything about. Be realistic and understand that people make choices based upon their needs; not anyone elses.
I'd also be interested in hearing what the "faults" of T1 schools, relative to T4s, are.