OK I'm a newbie with all of this so please answer my 2 rather dumb questions. ANy info would be appreciated.1) I understand that law firms often recruit the top students at each law school. However, my question is, if a person gets a JD by just getting a 2.0 (and obviously doesn't get recruited right after graduation) - wouldn't that person still have the same opportunity to find a job in a respectible firm? I am assuming that law school grades and achievements don't show up on resumes so why does it matter how well a person does in law school as long as they graduate?
2) What are the chances of going to a law school like the University of Washington (or another lower tier 1 school) in the West and ending up working in a city like Atlanta, Miami, or Honolulu?
I don't understand why it's such a small chance? Please explain to me because I have always been under the impression that doctors and lawyers have the best jobs in terms of being able to work anywhere they want, including small towns and big cities all around the U.S. Maybe I was under the wrong impression all this time or are you just a raging, evil pessimist?