It may generally be impossible to tell who is lying, but it's not impossible to tell if he's lying. Clearly, he's either lying now, was lying in September, or both.Everyone I know with that many interviews at big law salaries is at a top 10 school. Everyone I know with interviews sent their cover letters as e-mail attachments. (That's what I did, and I have big law -- or mid law at market -- interviews.) So no need to encourage people at lower-tiered schools that if they just send out more letters they'll get a big law job. At some point in the next few weeks, they should start exploring other opportunities. You may have a special resume (and I don't know why you'd send a personal statement to an employer), but the top three deciding factors for interviews at this point are networking, where you go to school and grades. Every firm will openly tell you that.
well, right. i just meant to shed some insight regarding my experience, not decide if whoever was lying or not.