Friday, March 02, 2007

More shallowness

I was at a UCLA law firm diversity reception recently, even though I am not diverse. But neither were probably the majority of the students there. There were about 40 large firms there to show their support for diversity in the workplace. I was talking with some people from a law firm, and one of the career services people butts in to introduce a 3L on law review. Never have I felt so inadequate when everyone stopped talking to me, and focused their attention solely on the law reviewer. Law firms might be shallow, but the real question is what a 3L on law review is still doing trying to find a job as a 2nd semester 3L.

A unnamed New York-based large firm today also tried to bribe their way into our hearts. In our mailboxes were chocolate bars, with a customized wrapper that merely said "[Firm name] Summer 2008" in big red letters. If a law firm thinks that I can be bribed with mere chocolate and stationary (which I picked up some more of yesterday at the diversity reception), they are some smart people. No wonder they make the big bucks.


Blogger M.T. said...

If the firm name sounds like something out of Monopoly, then we got the same ones at Cornell. =)

6:39 AM  
Blogger 1L @ UT Law said...

we got 'em at Texas as well

11:04 AM  
Blogger The Lioness said...

Ditto. Too bad I only like dark chocolate.

9:11 PM  

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