« on: June 23, 2009, 05:01:00 AM »
Stats: T14 (like most people who say "T14," that means I'm at a school on the less elite end). Top 10%, secondary journal. BA from foreign institution but otherwise unremarkable. Interested in litigation as opposed to transactional work. Interested in non-NYC markets, from the East Coast originally but no ties other than those I buy at Macy's.
Typically I would be sitting pretty for OCI, but this year is really a guessing game for everyone. My main problem is that I have zero experience with this, and I just feel like reading Abovethelaw and Vault can't possibly be the right way to determine who I should spend my career with. I'm looking to at least get rid of my debt (luckily under $100k) but, like a certain Texan, I don't want to go in with an exit strategy.
Thoughts? Even if you just point me to more websites, that's fine. For those of you who are summer associates or at firms, how did you differentiate the mix? Or will this year be a case of beggars not being choosy, and we're all beggars?