Nicholasnickynic wrote:Fun Story:
I was talking to the externship/clinic direct at my school, and she was asking me if I felt like I could handle a full load and still intern for the DA's office (I'm not getting credit for it).
The reason she wanted to know was because there was a 3L who had the opportunity to work at a small law firm as intern, but she didn't want to do it with a full schedule- for fear her grades might drop.
I wanted to find the 3L and be like: SO WHAT IF YOUR GRADES DROP??
What good is getting good grades if you are not graduated upon employment? All the employers that are grade obsessed generally hire during OCI.
And this 3L was interest in private firm work- so no gov't.
I just want to find her and be like: as an unemployed 3L, YOUR GRADES DO NOT MATTER MORE THAN MAKING A CONNECTION AND GETTING LEGAL EXPERIENCE!
Its like people don't understand.
I feel like she must think that if she keeps up her good grades, a medium sized firm will hire her for her good grades? I just... *sigh.*
A friend of mine has a sister in law school (who I don't know) who apparently has the same thought process. Her sister is near the top of the class at a T4, but has no job and isn't even looking (my friend says she is a bit picky about jobs too). She is so concerned about keeping her grades up, and my reaction was the same as yours... who gives a rats ass about grades if you're unemployed? My friend is worried to death about her sister, but the law student sister doesn't seem all that concerned.
I think people like this are simply a combination of stupid, lazy, or blissfully ignorant of what is going on around them. They tend to go to lower-tier schools, but I've even seen a bit of this going on at my T20.