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ESPN1989
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Dropout

Postby ESPN1989 » Thu Oct 11, 2012 9:49 am

Here's the situation:

I'm a 2L at a Tier-2 school in a secondary market that doesn't do too bad in its market. Last summer, I worked for a good-sized firm close to the school. That firm hired me during that summer without looking at my grades -- just my undergrad experiences.

The problem is that my 1L grades are fairly atrocious (sub-2.7). I didn't re-apply to me previous firm for fear of being rejected based on this GPA.

I have a full scholarship to this school and thus, am attending law school for free.

What should I do? I'm on the fence between working really hard to try and get that GPA up or just drop out.

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ben4847
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Re: Dropout

Postby ben4847 » Thu Oct 11, 2012 9:51 am

I dunno, but you should have reapplied. They already know your work.

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ndirish2010
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Re: Dropout

Postby ndirish2010 » Thu Oct 11, 2012 9:57 am

If I didn't apply to jobs I had a fear of rejection from, I would never apply to any jobs.

In any case, since you're going for free, I would stick it out unless you have a concrete plan for what you're going to do if you do drop out.

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TTH
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Re: Dropout

Postby TTH » Thu Oct 11, 2012 1:13 pm

ndirish2010 wrote:If I didn't apply to jobs I had a fear of rejection from, I would never apply to any jobs.

In any case, since you're going for free, I would stick it out unless you have a concrete plan for what you're going to do if you do drop out.


TITCR unless you're racking up tons of debt for cost of living, which it doesn't sound like.

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20121109
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Re: Dropout

Postby 20121109 » Thu Oct 11, 2012 1:17 pm

Please do not create an alt to post in the legal employment forum. If you are concerned about your identity then just use the anon feature.

Good luck.

09042014
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Re: Dropout

Postby 09042014 » Thu Oct 11, 2012 1:29 pm

GAIAtheCHEERLEADER wrote:Please do not create an alt to post in the legal employment forum. If you are concerned about your identity then just use the anon feature.

Good luck.


Because mods can see your anon posts, I'd recommend alting, and using a proxy.

bball25
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Re: Dropout

Postby bball25 » Thu Oct 11, 2012 1:32 pm

What type of firm did you work for your first summer, and how can I apply? I have never heard of a firm hiring someone with out looking at their GPA. I would reapply to that firm ASAP.

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ben4847
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Re: Dropout

Postby ben4847 » Thu Oct 11, 2012 1:38 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
GAIAtheCHEERLEADER wrote:Please do not create an alt to post in the legal employment forum. If you are concerned about your identity then just use the anon feature.

Good luck.


Because mods can see your anon posts, I'd recommend alting, and using a proxy.


TITCR
Also, if you just post from school, you don't need to use a proxy.




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