« on: February 22, 2008, 07:57:41 PM »
PDs and DAs are not as into pedigree as firms. They care more about demeanor and whether they like you. They'll take a 3d Tier grad with a personality over a Harvard JD anyday.
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...One downside to getting one of those jobs right out of law school is that they generally don't hire until you have your bar results. That was his experience, so I want to warn you. He had to take a job he hated for a while until he could get hired on as a PD...
60 firms is nothing - I have a great class standing, and I sent out nearly 250 resumes (not including OCI). I sent out resumes to the American Law Top 200 firms and a ton of small/medium size firms, as well as sole practitioners. You have to cast your net MUCH wider, and consider relocating, too.
I actually have a classmate who is at the bottom of my class, and just started personally calling graduates of our school who work at smaller firms. Somehow, the girl got five offers. Sometimes, you have to just pound the pavement and get aggressive.
How can you afford the postage for that?