Any reason to care about 3L grades?

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Any reason to care about 3L grades?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Nov 01, 2013 9:04 am

I'm at a T10. Will be starting at a V100 next year. My grades are decent but I don't think even if I got straight As that I could make Latin honors at this point. I want to position myself as best I can to make the second career move, whether it be going in-house, lateraling, switching to another type of law, or just being ready to find anything in case of layoffs.

That said, is it at all worth putting in the effort to do as best I can academically? If not, what else could I be doing to ensure I'm going to perform well at my firm and/or be ready to make the next career move? I realize I am not going to have this much time again for a while.

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Re: Any reason to care about 3L grades?

Postby Agent » Mon Nov 04, 2013 11:49 pm

I recommend that you devote most of your time to strengthening relationships with classmates, alums, and attorneys in your field (area of law & geography). And consider writing an article for a newsletter or trade publication. IMO, don't worry about busting it for Latin honors—just don't fail anything. HTH.

Anonymous User wrote:I'm at a T10. Will be starting at a V100 next year. My grades are decent but I don't think even if I got straight As that I could make Latin honors at this point. I want to position myself as best I can to make the second career move, whether it be going in-house, lateraling, switching to another type of law, or just being ready to find anything in case of layoffs.

That said, is it at all worth putting in the effort to do as best I can academically? If not, what else could I be doing to ensure I'm going to perform well at my firm and/or be ready to make the next career move? I realize I am not going to have this much time again for a while.




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