During on-campus interviewing this year, the power is clearly with the recruiters. There are going to be a lot more law students looking for summer internships than employers looking for fresh talent.
We all know this. But do recruiters have to be so damn happy about it? Here’s one report from a 2L at University of Texas School of Law, in Austin:
I am walking up the stairs to get to my OCI appointment. I overhear some interviewers from various firms talking to each other as I hold the door for them and their heavy bags of firm-branded crap.
One lady says to another, “Did you get a lot more applicants from UT this year?” Lady 2 says, “No, it was the usual number for us.” Lady 1 replies, “I had 200 applicants from UT alone for the 15 total spots we will fill this year.” Lady 2 says, “I think it’s gonna be a great year for employers!” They all laugh.
Yes, it’s the sweet sweet tears of law students that make employers strong and profitable. What could be funnier than that?
After the jump, our tipster has some advice for OCI season.
Law firms might be laughing, but prospective summers don’t find the situation funny, as this tipster explains:
Note to employers: I am not that taken by you guys. Big firm life sucks and no economic downturn will change that. You bother me. And, not insignificantly, our desperation does not justify you being an insensitive turd while walking into OCI, surrounded by nervous law students who have bought the BS that we have to work for you or we should just drive off a cliff.
Note to law students: you don’t need these people, so don’t put up with their crap. If they can be that ignorant and rude, do you really want to work with them anyway?
Note to self: start a law firm, and do it better than these guys.
Note to future law students: Think very carefully about the laws of supply and demand before you start filling out law school applications.
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