bananapeanutbutter wrote: Anonymous User wrote:
bananapeanutbutter wrote:It seems obvious why you'd get no offered; same reasons you'd get fired.
Unless it's a firm that isn't planning to make 100% offers.
Idk it seems like if you take it really seriously, engage everyone you meet and put on your shit eating lips, it'd be solid at most large firms. At least from above the law articles.
FWIW that's not necessarily true. I got no offered due to a gpa drop after the firm made the SA offer. When the firm asked for transcript updates after the program was over...cold shoulder. Probably should have gone to them about the gpa on my own earlier in the summer but I got some shitty advice from cso to not tell them and "let my work product speak for itself"...yeah that worked out real well.
how big of a drop, and what firm?
i'm sure economics factored in, but why would they care so much about a grade job? aren't you just showing them baseline intelligent, and it's obvious you'll drop once you've achieved your goal being that these classes won't help you be a great lawyer anyway sans experience?
I won't say what firm but it was biglaw in a major city. The drop was fairly significant. I didn't fail any classes but I had one pretty bad round of grades - gpa dropped from + to - range. Ive kept up with one of the partners who told me flat out they were gonna be sticklers about gpa cut offs no matter what. Granted, when they made the SA offer I was definitely right on their margin. But I was still pretty damn pissed about it. They could have asked for an explanation, cso could have given better advice...but at the end of the day it was mostly my doing. Just remember, nothing's a done deal until it's done.
But it's ok, I load up on scratch offs every time I hit up the 7-11 now, I'm gonna hit it big soon.
On a serious note though, if you do get no offered, try to keep up with lawyers at the firm you had a good connection with. The partner I mentioned has given me some good advice since then and has kept his ear out for any other ways I might have back into the firm, as unlikely as that might be.