Upgrading firms because of a jump in grades.

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Upgrading firms because of a jump in grades.

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jan 19, 2013 8:14 pm

2L here. I was slightly below median at my T14 after my 1L year. Managed to land an SA at a V100 because I have a strong resume. The only thing holding me back was my grades. Last semester I got top 1-3% grades and even "booked" a few classes. If I can do even half that well this semester, I should be able to to pull myself into the top quarter of the class.

Do I have any chance at upgrading to a better firm if I do?

What is the best way to go about doing this? 3L OCI?

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Re: Upgrading firms because of a jump in grades.

Postby thesealocust » Sat Jan 19, 2013 8:22 pm

Yes and yes.

Just keep in mind that vault rankings don't really mean that much on their own. Moving to a firm with a better culture, stronger practice in the area you're interested in, more desirable location, better financial stability, etc. can be smart. But don't blindly chase "ranking."

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