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3L Grades

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Feb 05, 2015 9:14 pm

With an offer in hand for Big Law what are the repercussions of your GPA dropping (not significantly)? Does it depend on whether the firm is V10, V20, or V50?

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Re: 3L Grades

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Feb 05, 2015 9:22 pm

Anonymous User wrote:With an offer in hand for Big Law what are the repercussions of your GPA dropping (not significantly)? Does it depend on whether the firm is V10, V20, or V50?


Wait if you have a full time offer why do even care? You don't have to report grades or anything again right? just don't fail out and I don't even see what this thread is for.

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Re: 3L Grades

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Feb 05, 2015 9:27 pm

Sorry, should have specified . . . 3L hire, so I was not sure if there was a distinction between summering your 2L summer and being hired as a 3L.

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Re: 3L Grades

Postby BuckinghamB » Fri Feb 06, 2015 11:34 pm

I know someone who was no offered at a v50 for dropping from top 25 to median during 3L

similar grade drop happened to another friend at v21 and she got an offer. Better hope you're in the v20

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Re: 3L Grades

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Feb 07, 2015 12:37 am

Grades are not going to have negative repercussions on your immediate future unless you actually fail out of law school. I can't imagine a firm rescinding an offer at that point--they probably won't even ask for your final transcript (to show that you graduated) until shortly before you start.

However, grades still matter post-graduation, especially if you decide to lateral or leave biglaw within a few years. 1L grades are most important even then, but you would be advised to try not to get straight B-s as a 3L, and there is a lingering advantage to meeting the grade cutoffs to graduate cum laude/magna/Coif/etc.

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Re: 3L Grades

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Feb 08, 2015 6:10 am

Anonymous User wrote:However, grades still matter post-graduation, especially if you decide to lateral or leave biglaw within a few years.


no, they really don't,

source: biglaw lateral




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