To be honest, in this economy, I wouldn't know what advice to give. Doing well in school can't be a bad thing, though.The best thing, I would imagine, is to get experience and make connections. Good grades and pedigree are good, but never underestimate the power of favoritism and familiarity. I've seen my firm take mediocre summer associates over relatively unknown candidates who looked stellar on paper.
"But to say LR isn't important just because the economy tanked is just stupid.'First of all, nobody said that... but second, I don't think being on the review is going to get you a job at my firm in this climate. I'll re-post if I find out I'm wrong in the next few months when hiring decisions are made.Anyway, sounds like you've got everything figured out. That's awesome.
Not everybody wants a biglaw job....In my hometown, no attorneys have lost their jobs due to the financial situation.