perm. offer from summer at big law/ c+ on a legal writing

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perm. offer from summer at big law/ c+ on a legal writing

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 10, 2013 8:59 pm

currently summering at nyc big law.

I got a c+ on a legal writing course (handed in late without requesting for an extension beforehand)
after the OCI offer.

and I heard from grapevines that this may affect the firm's decision/reason to not extend a permanent offer
after summer program.

really? should i be alarmed???is this true????

does any one know???

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5ky
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Re: perm. offer from summer at big law/ c+ on a legal writing

Postby 5ky » Wed Jul 10, 2013 9:02 pm

if the "grapevine" is somebody in your firm hinting they might not offer you because you're a bonehead who can't meet basic deadlines, then i might worry a bit

if the "grapevine" is your drunk buddy then no

regardless, getting C+s because you couldn't be bothered to turn in a paper on time is probably the worst kind of C+ you could get.

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Re: perm. offer from summer at big law/ c+ on a legal writing

Postby kwesta99 » Wed Jul 10, 2013 9:18 pm

op here

grapevine is an attorney friend working for another lawfirm.
he said his firm has a strict policy of saying no to a c.

haven't heard anything from mine and my mid review was actually ok.

i know that was the worst kind. i had some rough patches and i am usually not like that.

i hated my writing prof and i think he hated me too. boo.

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Re: perm. offer from summer at big law/ c+ on a legal writing

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 10, 2013 9:20 pm

kwesta99 wrote:op here

grapevine is an attorney friend working for another lawfirm.
he said his firm has a strict policy of saying no to a c.

haven't heard anything from mine and my mid review was actually ok.

i know that was the worst kind. i had some rough patches and i am usually not like that.

i hated my writing prof and i think he hated me too. boo.


Well a C+ technically isn't a C

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Re: perm. offer from summer at big law/ c+ on a legal writing

Postby rad lulz » Wed Jul 10, 2013 9:25 pm

Look dude

There's nothing you can do ab it now

Finish summer strong

Worrying about it is pretty worthless

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Re: perm. offer from summer at big law/ c+ on a legal writing

Postby DildaMan » Wed Jul 10, 2013 9:36 pm

Anonymous User wrote:currently summering at nyc big law.

I got a c+ on a legal writing course (handed in late without requesting for an extension beforehand)
after the OCI offer.

and I heard from grapevines that this may affect the firm's decision/reason to not extend a permanent offer
after summer program.

really? should i be alarmed???is this true????

does any one know???


Is it a C+ that counts towards your GPA? My understanding is that if they're going to no offer you for grades, they were probably going to no offer you anyways.

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Re: perm. offer from summer at big law/ c+ on a legal writing

Postby paulinaporizkova » Wed Jul 10, 2013 9:48 pm

DildaMan wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:currently summering at nyc big law.

I got a c+ on a legal writing course (handed in late without requesting for an extension beforehand)
after the OCI offer.

and I heard from grapevines that this may affect the firm's decision/reason to not extend a permanent offer
after summer program.

really? should i be alarmed???is this true????

does any one know???


Is it a C+ that counts towards your GPA? My understanding is that if they're going to no offer you for grades, they were probably going to no offer you anyways.


Agreed. It seems like if a firm is going to "look to your grades" to find an excuse not to hire you, they weren't going to hire you anyway.

Yes, I just completely repeated RL

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Re: perm. offer from summer at big law/ c+ on a legal writing

Postby traehekat » Wed Jul 10, 2013 10:41 pm

Like others have said, finish strong and give them every other reason to extend an offer. If they see the C+ you want the discussion to be about how you were otherwise an engaged, diligent, smart, sociable summer, and not about how they didn't really like your work product anyway and the C+ simply corroborates what they already may believe about you.




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