Is this sentence pretentious? I need to start a paper in a way that doesn't blow."Proposition 8 teeters above a political abyss, and common sense tells us that irreconcilable views about the definition of marriage, equally cherished by their proponents, cannot co-exist."
Avoid being cruel to my friends, and you're good.
Dischord, please calm down. Despite the worry, there are A LOT of people here who are doing worse than you callback-wise (especially those interviewing in your primary market, since it is slow). Also, your thought that you are underqualified for one of your CB firms does not mean that you can definitively assume your CB is "fake." I don't know which of your two you feel like a ton of people are getting interviews at, but I don't know many who have CBs at either of your firms. Go charm them, etc. and see what happens. Also, fwiw, I have gotten dings/haven't been called by a ton (most) of the firms I interviewed with, and many are lower Vault-ranked than those I have CBs with. Vault is clearly not the be-all here. CHILL, at least for now, while we are still waiting to see how things pan out.Also, did you find out which journal you're on and not tell me?
Stop thinking like this. Odds are more than once in your career your going to find yourself without a job. What are you going to do then when there is no “OCI” to save you? Give up on being a lawyer because you have to search for a job on your on? Its tough out there, no doubt, but there are ways to land decent jobs other than OCI. If OCI does not work then you turn to plan B, giving up is not even an option. You won’t have the choice to give up when you got a mortgage, family and other bills. Snap out of it, your smart and you can be successful even if OCI does not pan out.
I got like a bajillion rejections from NOT necessarily lower ranked but still TTT places. I just do not get OCI ITE. I don't understand what these different places are looking for. Maybe your sense of entitlement and condescension to these "TTT" places came across in your interviews? Maybe they're looking for somebody who actually wants to be at the firm, and somebody who intends to be there long-term?