Anonymous User wrote:Joining the vale. I am between 2L and 3L with no SA at a t14. For the summer, I am working at a decent firm that only hires experienced people.
Anyone has any advice, is it better to take gunner classes next year or to just lift my GPA for Latin Honors and stuff? I took relatively hard classes this semester, and GPA barely moved. Some people say that honors stuff remain always in your resume, and it kind of annoys me that with the inflation that occurs post-1L I am doing worse than before; on the other hand career services told me to go for real classes to show employees "you know the stuff."
Also, does anyone know when I should mass mail biglaw? Prior to August, after August, September, never? Are there any shitty law jobs that one can temporarily take after graduation and how hard are they to get? I am afraid I might simply run out of money for rent and stuff.
Take easy classes to boost your GPA if you can't keep them up/hit latin honors otherwise. Latin honors sticks with you for good, and I recommend going for it if you can manage it while working somewhere during the year. I don't think a small increase in your GPA is going to matter though.
If you can't keep your grades up and work during the year, emphasis needs to be on finding a firm to work at during the year that could take you on. Your grades are what they are - get somewhere and bust your ass and show you're a good addition. Target firms that you've already done coursework in and ask if they're interesting in a law clerk for the year.
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