It depends largely on how well you did during your first-year in law school, whether you are on law review or moot court, and whether you went to a solid undergraduate college and how you did there. There are plenty of graduates of non-first tier law schools at most BigLaw.There isn't as … [Read more...] about “As a rising 2L student at a third-tier law school, do I have a realistic chance of getting a BigLaw job?
My first advice is to focus on passing the bar exam following graduation. While you can certainly continue your job search and/or investigate starting your own practice, passing the bar the first time is a must (pretty much). If you are not admitted, you cannot practice law and it will obviously … [Read more...] about “What should I do if I am thinking about hanging my own shingle as a solo.”
I take it that your own GPA is somewhere around C+, or that you had one or more courses in which you received C+ or less. Hey, I feel your pain. The third-tier school I attended before transferring out had a C+ grade curve at the time that the school strictly enforced.Look at this grading … [Read more...] about “How should I tactfully bring up that the grade curve at my school is C+?”
You must make plenty of eye contact with every interviewer. If you do not, fair or not, s/he would think that you might lack interpersonal skills and confidence. I mean, let me ask you, would you want a colleague or subordinate who is always looking down at his/her shoes while talking to you about … [Read more...] about “How much eye contact is too much during interviews?”
If, by "mediocre", you mean B- or better, then you probably would want to include the GPA on the resume. Lawyers make money by imagining and anticipating the worst case scenario. That's what they do. Lawyers are hired by clients to mitigate unforeseen risks, and could be sued for malpractice if … [Read more...] about “Should I put my mediocre GPA on the resume?”