One way to get hired at a big law firm in the non-taditional way (i.e., not top ten percent of class at ivy league school) is to have a hook — something that makes you unique that will help add to the law firm’s bottom line immediately.
Recently, someone raised a question dealing with non-traditional paths to a big law firm on Abovethelaw. This question is related to LegalJob’s first post concerning a “hook” for getting into a big law firm.
LegalJob received a follow-up question on this topic in the Monday Mailbag series. That last post on interviewing was very helpful. Should I make a list of talking points and memorize them for my interview?
LegalJob gave this advice last night as part of career panel speaking to GW law students. If working at a firm is something you are interested in, it will be helpful for you to demonstrate focus and commitment as early as possible.