do law firms care about classes you took

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do law firms care about classes you took

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 20, 2012 9:49 pm

if you graduated magna or with honors?

I took a couple of 'easy' classes (not unreasonable and not total bullshit)

and I took 2 important classes pass/fail

you know, law firms typically ask to see your transcript...

I was told that they do so mainly to confirm that a candidate graduated. But the fact that you passed the bar/bar memberships should be sufficient indicators that I graduated.

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Re: do law firms care about classes you took

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jul 21, 2012 12:51 pm

to OP: a little, but GPA matters more.

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Re: do law firms care about classes you took

Postby cantabaout » Sun Jul 22, 2012 12:04 pm

a little.
if you target capital market groups, you are expected to have taken securities regulation.
But you don't really need to know much as a first-year.....

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Re: do law firms care about classes you took

Postby Perseus_I » Sun Jul 22, 2012 7:09 pm

Considering that you haven't taken anything that isn't the standard 1L curriculum by the time OCI comes, I'd imagine not much. In one interview, I got the question "what are you taking this semester?" I am not sure if this means anything or not.

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Re: do law firms care about classes you took

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 23, 2012 8:18 am

There are groups that care and groups that don't. Employment, environmental, M&A all have some core classes that you'll need to have if you're entering one of those groups.

But it's meaningless for OCI purposes IMO.

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Re: do law firms care about classes you took

Postby chasgoose » Mon Jul 23, 2012 11:11 am

Aside from having a bunch of "Law & ___" classes on your transcript as a 2L, you should be fine. At our school we have to register for the entire year and the courses we pick show up on the transcript we give at EIW.




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