Link: lawjobs.com Career Center - Facing Big-Firm Rejection. A sure-fire way to ruin a personal relationship is to reject the other person's requests before they ask. Fear of rejection has caused many promising relationships to go sour before they really begin. We fear rejection, so we don't ask. In law practice, however, it is perhaps best to reject the big law firms before they reject you. Being rejected by big law is one of those unusual life experiences that really may have a silver lining. As a solo lawyer, you only face rejection from potential clients, and some judges. However, in those instances, you have a fighting chance. Why law student's are so enamored of the big law process is beyond me. Fancy offices, fancy salaries, fancy perks, and all the trimmings do not a happy person make. I'm not saying there aren't happy big law persons, so don't email me, big law persons. I'm just saying that law students may be ignoring the many pleasures of solo and small firm practice for the bright lights and the big city. Think about it.