SA contingent on 2L grades

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SA contingent on 2L grades

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 27, 2011 3:02 am

HYS, have an SA offer that mentioned a requirement to maintain the same level of academic success.

How serious should I take this? Would straight P's = no SA?

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Re: SA contingent on 2L grades

Postby shoeshine » Tue Sep 27, 2011 3:03 am

Anonymous User wrote:HYS, have an SA offer that mentioned a requirement to maintain the same level of academic success.

How serious should I take this? Would straight P's = no SA?


Wouldn't your question depend on the prestige of the firm and your current grades?

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Re: SA contingent on 2L grades

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 27, 2011 3:16 am

shoeshine wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:HYS, have an SA offer that mentioned a requirement to maintain the same level of academic success.

How serious should I take this? Would straight P's = no SA?


Wouldn't your question depend on the prestige of the firm and your current grades?


Current grades ~top15%. Why would it depend on firm prestige? And in which direction?

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Re: SA contingent on 2L grades

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 27, 2011 3:30 am

Anonymous User wrote:HYS, have an SA offer that mentioned a requirement to maintain the same level of academic success.

How serious should I take this? Would straight P's = no SA?


Likely, maintaining top half will be sufficient, particularly if you do good work over the summer. Straight Ps, if far removed from your previous grades, might be problematic.

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Re: SA contingent on 2L grades

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 27, 2011 8:24 am

Anonymous User wrote:
shoeshine wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:HYS, have an SA offer that mentioned a requirement to maintain the same level of academic success.

How serious should I take this? Would straight P's = no SA?


Wouldn't your question depend on the prestige of the firm and your current grades?


Current grades ~top15%. Why would it depend on firm prestige? And in which direction?


My letter said the same; I called up the recruiter directly and spoke with her. If you're an A- student, don't become a B- student. That's what they're trying to prevent.

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Re: SA contingent on 2L grades

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 27, 2011 12:38 pm

bump!

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Re: SA contingent on 2L grades

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 27, 2011 12:45 pm

Gibson Dunn will no offer you for a significant grade drop but not a slight grade drop. Why the hell anyone would go to Gibson Dunn is beyond me but w/e.

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Re: SA contingent on 2L grades

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 27, 2011 12:57 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Gibson Dunn will no offer you for a significant grade drop but not a slight grade drop. Why the hell anyone would go to Gibson Dunn is beyond me but w/e.


Let's say it's a V10/15 with 99% offer rates and it's not GDC...

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Re: SA contingent on 2L grades

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 27, 2011 1:22 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Gibson Dunn will no offer you for a significant grade drop but not a slight grade drop. Why the hell anyone would go to Gibson Dunn is beyond me but w/e.


What makes you say this? I thought GDC was regarded fairly well...

And, @OP, I had a significant drop in grades (think top 10% to 30-40%) and was fine at a firm with language like that in the offer letter. I think really solid work over the summer trumps all else.




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