towelie, lets state the obvious. you go to penn. thus, there isn't much competition for jobs because likely everyone in the top 75% will have a job when they graduate. this is the benefit of going to a school like penn. therefore you didn't have a very competitive experience in law school and you disagree with everyone in the world saying that law school is competitive. law school is competitive. end of story.
in the world outside of top 10, knowing more than the next guy is pretty important. since bros never once said that you had to lie, cheat and steal to know more than the next guy, i would say that bros is giving pretty good advice...
That is a valid point, which is why I was disagree with bros in the first place because he said HYS. I know someone at the bottom of the class 1L year who managed a V50 NYC firm offer for his first summer. So, in reality, even outside of HYS, a bottom student at a top school will still get BIGLAW, even in their 1L year possibly. That was a major point I disagreed on.
I don't disagree with everyone in the world that law school is competitive - I know it can be and is and very many institutions. OP just made it out like it was HYS or competition, which is crap.