Congrats on the acceptances. I am curious to know if your firm would hire you no matter where you went to school. Depending on what the answer is, things could change.
Thanks! I guess that's the million dollar question.
I'm confident most transactional attorneys in the NY office know my name/face, and I have a handful of strong contacts there. The current head of the recruiting committee in NY is also good friends with my former boss.
My contacts in Chicago are not as strong/plentiful... I did work closely with one partner there, and he has offered to help with the disclaimer that the recruiting committee has never asked for his help (he said this in a self-deprecating, joking way
). A couple of the really big deal partners in Chicago also knew who I was and passed on compliments to my old boss, but I don't think they'd go out of their way to help me get a job.
My first boss there (when I was a secretary) was on the recruiting committee, so I know they're very grade focused. I think I'd have a shot if I did well at OSU, but nothing is guaranteed. The youngest OSU alumnus currently employed there is c/o 2008, so I'm worried it's fallen off their "acceptable schools" list.
Hmm. Anything else I should be considering?