2L grades: too little too late?

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2L grades: too little too late?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jan 15, 2011 11:19 pm

Went from B's (a couples +'s, a minus, and a straight B) 1st semester of 1L year, to A-'s and B+'s second semester to all A-'s and an A first semester of 2L year. Journal, WE and moot court team (at a school in which moot court is known for doing relatively well). At a T15-T20.

Is the turn around too little too late to change my dire employment prospects?

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Re: 2L grades: too little too late?

Postby megaTTTron » Sat Jan 15, 2011 11:21 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Went from B's (a couples +'s, a minus, and a straight B) 1st semester of 1L year, to A-'s and B+'s second semester to all A-'s and an A first semester of 2L year. Journal, WE and moot court team (at a school in which moot court is known for doing relatively well). At a T15-T20.

Is the turn around too little too late to change my dire employment prospects?


first off, congrats on the grades.

second, in terms of biglaw, yes it's too late. but gov't stuff maybe not.

thirdly, if you keep it up and do something meaningful this summer you could have some success in 3L OCI.

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Re: 2L grades: too little too late?

Postby megaTTTron » Sun Jan 16, 2011 12:29 am

G. T. L. Rev. wrote:
megaTTTron wrote:first off, congrats on the grades.

second, in terms of biglaw, yes it's too late. but gov't stuff maybe not.

thirdly, if you keep it up and do something meaningful this summer you could have some success in 3L OCI.

Sounds about right, with the caveat that 3L OCI for these purposes does not include biglaw opportunities.


for the most part GTL is right. Although, several 3Ls this year got biglaw from OCI. They are certainly the exception. Also, 3L massmailings are sometimes effective. You'll have to hustle.

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Re: 2L grades: too little too late?

Postby linquest » Mon Jan 17, 2011 4:12 am

Not at all. I got SA offers with boutiques in 2 major markets late Feb to mid-March. Smaller firms are more likely to wait until 2nd semester to hire since their caseload or ability to pay is less predictable than BigLaw. Also, it's almost never too late for unpaid internships with government and lower court judges.




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