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Question on Bar and offer

Postby Anonymous User » Sat May 05, 2012 6:20 pm

I am going to be doing a SA at a vault firm this summer as a 2L but I wont be able to graduate law school until after the summer semester (august 2013) due to medical reasons and i am wondering if this could effect my chances of getting a full time offer and if there is anyway for me to take the bar in July while i'm still finishing my last semester?

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Re: Question on Bar and offer

Postby woeisme » Sat May 05, 2012 6:30 pm

If Texas bar, yes. If not, maybe... idk.

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Re: Question on Bar and offer

Postby ninereal » Sun May 06, 2012 9:26 am

1) Ask the bar association.

2) Ask the firm.

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Re: Question on Bar and offer

Postby Anonymous User » Sun May 06, 2012 8:51 pm

Hi OP here, I plan on asking my firm but just wondering if anyone here had similar experiences since my firm didn't ask anything about it during the interviews. On a related question is it POSSIBLE to work as an associate at a firm without passing the bar for a few months? I've heard of people failing the bar once and still retained their offer.

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Re: Question on Bar and offer

Postby Sup Kid » Sun May 06, 2012 10:20 pm

Anonymous User wrote:On a related question is it POSSIBLE to work as an associate at a firm without passing the bar for a few months? I've heard of people failing the bar once and still retained their offer.

Yes it's possible, and actually almost always happens. Associates in NYC start in September/October, but don't receive their bar results until November/December, and don't get sworn in until January.




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