1L applying to firms before transcripts?

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lsatextreme
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1L applying to firms before transcripts?

Postby lsatextreme » Mon Dec 26, 2011 2:11 pm

Do firms in general accept applications (cover letter, resume, writing sample, references, etc) from 1Ls before their transcripts are released, or do they generally advise to send app once it's a complete package? I'm wondering if I should generally stay put until I can pull a transcript next month or so before I start contacting this huge list of firms about their policy...TIA

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acrossthelake
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Re: 1L applying to firms before transcripts?

Postby acrossthelake » Mon Dec 26, 2011 2:14 pm

I submitted a bunch of apps on Dec 1st and noted in my cover letter that my transcript wouldn't be available until mid to late January and that I would send them along when released. My transcript comes out well after most of the deadlines anyway, so there's no use in waiting since I'd end up having my entire app come in after deadline, which I think looks worse.

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Re: 1L applying to firms before transcripts?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Dec 26, 2011 2:33 pm

I did the same as the poster above. I've been invited to interview with 6 firms (4 in my home market and 2 in DC). Some firms have sent letters saying they received my app, but will not make interview decisions until grades come out.

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Re: 1L applying to firms before transcripts?

Postby lsatextreme » Mon Dec 26, 2011 2:37 pm

oh okay sounds good I guess I'll go ahead and send out what I got in the meantime, thanks ya'll




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