iShotFirst wrote:Void wrote:Kind of a dumb question for you guys: I've heard that public defenders "don't care about grades." I understand that the idea is that if you have low grades, that's not necessarily going to hold you back, but is it also true that if you have good grades, they won't be considered a bonus?
Good grades are always a bonus, even in PD/DA offices. What that phrase means is that they aren't weighted as heavily, and someone who comes across (in their resume and in person) as dedicated to that type of work will beat someone even with much better grades who treats it as a fallback.
Dedication is #1...and #2, and #3, but that doesnt mean they dont respect a healthy GPA.
Cool- so unwavering dedication + good grades > unwavering dedication + notgreat grades? Sounds good.