Do post-1L grades matter for post-clerkship biglaw?

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Do post-1L grades matter for post-clerkship biglaw?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Apr 14, 2015 9:21 pm

Hey all, I'm a HYS 2L with a COA clerkship lined up for post graduation. I'll probably be targeting lit boutiques like Susman and Kellogg after my clerkship, and I'm wondering if there's any point in trying to score good grades from now until graduation. My 1L grades were close to their level, but maybe a little low, and I've done well since then.

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Re: Do post-1L grades matter for post-clerkship biglaw?

Postby runinthefront » Tue Apr 14, 2015 9:24 pm

If you've done well since then, why not just keep doing what you're doing?

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Re: Do post-1L grades matter for post-clerkship biglaw?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Apr 14, 2015 9:27 pm

runinthefront wrote:If you've done well since then, why not just keep doing what you're doing?


More than anything I'd like to get the pressure off me.

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Re: Do post-1L grades matter for post-clerkship biglaw?

Postby rpupkin » Tue Apr 14, 2015 9:30 pm

For post-clerkship biglaw? Generally no. For elite lit boutiques like Susman and Kellogg? Yeah, your 2L and 3L grades can definitely matter.

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Re: Do post-1L grades matter for post-clerkship biglaw?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Apr 14, 2015 9:34 pm

rpupkin wrote:For post-clerkship biglaw? Generally no. For elite lit boutiques like Susman and Kellogg? Yeah, your 2L and 3L grades can definitely matter.


Thanks, good to know.

And you're right that "biglaw" wasn't the right term.




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