Someone asked about undergrad institutions and whether a perceived "weak" one hurts your changes in BigLaw. I will say that there are some snobs in BigLaw, and if they don't know your undergrad or think it isn't up to snuff, they may turn up their noses. For some people you can't change that. But, for others, the key is how well you did in undergrad. I've seen people who were the top of their class at "abc no name college" and then got into a top or very good law school and did just fine. This is especially true if you are in the same region as the college and people know it better. But the law school grades will be key, followed by how well in undergrad. I personally like to see a solid undergrad and someone who did a good job there. But I recognize that people attend different schools for different reasons (finances, need to near family etc.). If you went someplace because they gave you a four year scholarship - put that on your resume -- it helps us understand.
Again, the law school grades are key and no one is guaranteed anything these days. Firms that are hiring can be extremely selective. We may be looking for more of a practice group fit. I think I earlier mentioned that I have hired someone from a not-well-known undergrad because of specific professional and work experience. Law school ok, but not great. This person got the job because of the experience and fit with the practice area.
So, bottom line is obviously you can't change the undergrad at this point. Hopefully you did well. You've gotta get the law school grades and get some experience.
I also want to touch on some of the business development side of things that GP discussed and will do that in a later post.