1L grades or summer associate/internship more important?

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Which is more important in deciding 2L summer employment offers?

1L summer job
1
2%
1L cumulative grades
56
98%
 
Total votes: 57

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1L grades or summer associate/internship more important?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 09, 2012 8:49 pm

Which would you say is more important for 2L summer employment success? Does anyone have charts showing one or the other is more important?

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Re: 1L grades or summer associate/internship more important?

Postby ajaxconstructions » Mon Jul 09, 2012 8:50 pm

Is this a joke? Please tell me you are not in law school.

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Re: 1L grades or summer associate/internship more important?

Postby Bildungsroman » Mon Jul 09, 2012 8:54 pm

Because you asked for a chart:


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Re: 1L grades or summer associate/internship more important?

Postby target » Mon Jul 09, 2012 9:10 pm

ajaxconstructions wrote:Is this a joke? Please tell me you are not in law school.


IF this is the case, can a mod tag him and bag him?

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Re: 1L grades or summer associate/internship more important?

Postby chasgoose » Mon Jul 09, 2012 9:17 pm

Only everything good can come of this thread...

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Re: 1L grades or summer associate/internship more important?

Postby Ludo! » Mon Jul 09, 2012 9:32 pm

this is either flame or you should've lurked more before posting

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Re: 1L grades or summer associate/internship more important?

Postby shock259 » Mon Jul 09, 2012 9:50 pm

anon posting ftw

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Postby Myself » Mon Jul 09, 2012 10:47 pm

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Re: 1L grades or summer associate/internship more important?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 09, 2012 11:26 pm

Is your 1L SA something you can continue working on during the school year? If so, you've got a great excuse for why your grades aren't as high as they would be.

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Re: 1L grades or summer associate/internship more important?

Postby reasonable_man » Mon Jul 09, 2012 11:29 pm

If 1L SA leads to 2L SA (irrespective of grades - most firms will care about grades at lease somewhat); then the 1L SA means less than grades, assuming you are hired full time after your 2L SA. That said, if you ever have to leave that job, your grades are going to count. That said, the above is probably the ONLY situation in which your 1L SA is "more important" than your 1L grades. As someone that did receive an invite back for my 2L SA from my 1L SA firm and ultimately did work for my 1L SA firm post law school, I can say that the grades are probably still more important.

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Re: 1L grades or summer associate/internship more important?

Postby Emma. » Mon Jul 09, 2012 11:38 pm

Bildungsroman wrote:Because you asked for a chart:


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This shows 1L job as being far more important than it really is.

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Re: 1L grades or summer associate/internship more important?

Postby cantaboot » Mon Jul 09, 2012 11:46 pm

I knew RM would post.

even if 1L job leads to 2L and full-time offer, 1L grades are still far more important - because great grades give you options.




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