Lower ranked firms rejected me. Place I will probably work is higher ranked. It's weird. Maybe the firms like uptight people and you don't fit in? It sucks, but what are you going to do? Keep trying. I know the rejections screw with your head a little bit, but just remember it is nothing personal.
Yeah, I definitely saw that as well. I only applied for jobs in my city, but here is the breakdown of my failure/success:
Screening interviews: 100%
Callback from screening interviews: Vault 100: 66%; Non-Vault 100: 30%
Offers from callbacks: Vault 100: 100%; Non-Vault 100: 0% (I also canceled one of the non-Vault 100 callbacks).
Not sure what it says, but it's interesting. In the end I'm ecstatic with where I am going but there was certainly some "what's wrong with me" thoughts going through my head through the process. I should point out that I'm also a non-traditional student (mid 30s) which may have played a role. FWIW I'm on Law Review, top 2% at a T2, and did a federal externship last summer.