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Retracting Offer?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 13, 2011 9:00 pm

So got an offer as a 3L. I'm worried about taking hard courses and getting bad grades. Do firms (or has anyone heard of firms) retract offers for bad grades in your final year?

Thanks!

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Re: Retracting Offer?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 13, 2011 9:25 pm

Interested in this as well.

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Re: Retracting Offer?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 13, 2011 9:58 pm

OP here. I really need an answer on this in the next 30 minutes...

Has anyone heard of this happening? Please?! Thanks!

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Re: Retracting Offer?

Postby mbusch22 » Tue Sep 13, 2011 10:11 pm

why do you need an answer in the next 30 minutes? are you going to make some sort of decision that it's ok to make bad grades? Or are you deciding whether or not to keep a specific class in your schedule?

I think the solution is just to not make bad grades. I'd think they'd have to be pretty bad/a lot lower than your current gpa for a firm to rescind their offer.

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Re: Retracting Offer?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 13, 2011 10:13 pm

mbusch22 wrote:why do you need an answer in the next 30 minutes? are you going to make some sort of decision that it's ok to make bad grades? Or are you deciding whether or not to keep a specific class in your schedule?

I think the solution is just to not make bad grades. I'd think they'd have to be pretty bad/a lot lower than your current gpa for a firm to rescind their offer.


(1) I need to drop a harder course and add a easier one in the next 30.

(2) WTF? How can you "not make bad grades"? LS is not an easy place to control your grades...

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Re: Retracting Offer?

Postby mrloblaw » Tue Sep 13, 2011 10:14 pm

This may be crazy, left-field thinking, but how about just taking the classes you'd enjoy and/or would consider most useful to your anticipated practice, and making sure you do well?

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Re: Retracting Offer?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 13, 2011 10:17 pm

What firms have made offers to 3Ls?

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Re: Retracting Offer?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 13, 2011 10:19 pm

mrloblaw wrote:This may be crazy, left-field thinking, but how about just taking the classes you'd enjoy and/or would consider most useful to your anticipated practice, and making sure you do well?


Really? If doing well in Law School was so easy, people would all have jobs...

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Re: Retracting Offer?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 13, 2011 10:26 pm

No one has heard about this? I've heard that K&E has done it...

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Re: Retracting Offer?

Postby mrloblaw » Tue Sep 13, 2011 10:27 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
mrloblaw wrote:This may be crazy, left-field thinking, but how about just taking the classes you'd enjoy and/or would consider most useful to your anticipated practice, and making sure you do well?


Really? If doing well in Law School was so easy, people would all have jobs...


The correlation between grades and jobs is weaker than you'd expect. I personally think that actually developing knowledge relevant to the practice areas of your firm is worth more, unless you're C-student material or something. If you're C-student material, how the crikey did you get a job offer already ITE?

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Re: Retracting Offer?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 17, 2011 8:49 pm

Bump. Curious about this as well, for both 2L and 3L grades. I know GDC cares about 2L grades...




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