[Ed. note: Once again, we apologize for our technical difficulties.]
As everybody is starting to realize, fall recruiting is not going as well as it has in the past. In Part I of our recruiting roundup, we told you which markets are making it tough on summer associate applicants. Today, we’ll talk about law schools.
If you had to pick one clear loser during this year’s recruitment process, it would have to be Harvard Law School:
Basically, life is not particularly good for Harvard 2Ls these days: 1) OCI Call Backs have all been doled out to other (earlier) schools’ students; and 2) the H-P-LP-F system leaves current Harvard 2L’s at a disadvantage (in terms of misery) to their younger classmates.
Difficulty + Harvard = Open mockery from everyone else:
Dear Harvard students,
We had earlier OCI programs and took your jobs. Sorry.
State school students with multiple v5 and v10 callbacks
Interviews didn’t start at HLS until September 18th, and it’s pretty clear that the late start has hurt applicants. Remember how differently the economy looked just one month ago. On September 12th (before Lehman was thrown down with the sodomites), the Dow closed at 11,421. By September 17th, the Dow was down to 10,609. And right now you need an electron microscope to read the DJIA (9,220 as of 12:30 EDT).
Update: DJIA closed at 8,579 today.
Tomorrow is the last day for HLS OCI. It’s a bad time to have bad timing.
HLS’s response and stories from other schools, after the jump.