My intention was not to engage in a debate. I just wanted to make the point that if someone who is in the top third of her class and on Law Review, a credential I was led to believe is quite valuable to most employers, and is still unable to get interviews, there is something wrong here. There can only be one other explanation as to why my classmates are getting interviews: they are full-time students, whereas I'm a part-time student who has a full-time job. I've been told that many employers look down upon part-time students because they question their commitment to law school: "she must not be committed if she didn't devote her entire waking hours to law school." You would think that employers would look more favorably on part-time students who work because you know that part-time working students are NOT lazy and are, in fact, much more committed to law school than your typical 22-year-old kid who knows nothing about the real world because he/she has yet to enter it.
Actually, for big firms anyway, this year the market is supposed to be quite strong, stronger than it has been in years.