Biglaw_Associate_V20 wrote:Anonymous User wrote:They can. Latham outright rejected be solely because of my grades. I went to Berkeley and didn't have enough HHs to meet their firm-wide grade cutoff. I received mostly HHs during my first year, but very few during my 2L and 3L years.
I did get offers at other V10 firms, and I ended up lateralling to one of them.
Again, going back to my earlier point, it's not accurate to say "Latham" outright rejected you solely because of grades. It was the partner in charge of making hiring decisions who did this. Who knows what would have happened had your application been considered by someone else at Latham who didn't care as much about grades. In most cases, the importance of grades is a person by person determination, not a firm by firm one.
No, my statement was completely accurate. HR runs your grades through a process that determines whether you meet the cutoff. You CANNOT get past the cutoff unless you have the appropriate grades. I know this because I had two good friends on the recruiting committee, and they never got a shot at even looking at my resume because the HR person screened me out before sending it on.