Yeah. It wasn't so much that they rescinded my offer, but they canceled their 2009 summer program altogether.
The firm isn't vault, but it's a medium sized firm that pays just shy of market. After reading abovethelaw today, it seems like firms are out of the question.
I talked to my CSO, and I was informed today that they were all brainstorming solutions to my problem. They were all very sympathetic and have all been extremely helpful, but the market isn't really helpful to people like me.
Also...I don't have any connections in the legal community. I've had a friend ask her company's legal depts (one of them even said the gen. counsel would take a look at my resume), but as of now, I've got nothing.
I still feel as if the floor was pulled out underneath my feet.