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Do law firm asks for undergrad transcripts

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jun 17, 2016 3:06 pm

Outside of IP, do they ask? Just wondering if I should pick up some.

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Re: Do law firm asks for undergrad transcripts

Postby Good Guy Gaud » Fri Jun 17, 2016 3:08 pm

Never had one ask me for my undergrad transcripts.

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Re: Do law firm asks for undergrad transcripts

Postby oblig.lawl.ref » Fri Jun 17, 2016 3:21 pm

cravath does, maybe one or two others. no for the vast, vast majority of biglaw firms.

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Re: Do law firm asks for undergrad transcripts

Postby mickey_mouse » Fri Jun 17, 2016 3:28 pm

I interviewed at a few IP boutiques that asked. Outside of that... not normal I don't think.

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Re: Do law firm asks for undergrad transcripts

Postby unlicensedpotato » Fri Jun 17, 2016 3:44 pm

Cravath is the main one that I'm aware of.

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Re: Do law firm asks for undergrad transcripts

Postby Vexed » Fri Jun 17, 2016 3:48 pm

I think Irell might have? There was a couple that wanted them at OCI. Many more had them as part of online applications when mass mailing.

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Re: Do law firm asks for undergrad transcripts

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jun 17, 2016 3:50 pm

for GPA? or coursework? or both?

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Re: Do law firm asks for undergrad transcripts

Postby Avian » Fri Jun 17, 2016 3:51 pm

I had one firm ask for an undergrad transcript at OCI, I forget which one, but it wasn't for IP. You should definitely bring a copy with you.

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Re: Do law firm asks for undergrad transcripts

Postby pancakes3 » Fri Jun 17, 2016 4:03 pm

If you're worried about being prepared, it's unique enough an ask that they'll give you notice.

If you're worried about wasting bids during OCI because you're a splitter with uncompetitive UG grades - don't. It's so rare that it won't matter to the point where you'll be significantly disadvantaged by "wasting" bids.

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Re: Do law firm asks for undergrad transcripts

Postby kryptix » Mon Jun 20, 2016 8:44 pm

If your UG degree is patent bar eligible don't be surprised if they ask even if you don't apply for IP.

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Re: Do law firm asks for undergrad transcripts

Postby Neff » Mon Jun 20, 2016 8:51 pm

Baker Botts does.

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Re: Do law firm asks for undergrad transcripts

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jun 20, 2016 8:56 pm

Cravath asks for your undergrad transcripts. That's the only major law firm I know of that does that

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Re: Do law firm asks for undergrad transcripts

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jun 20, 2016 9:12 pm

Does Cravath actually care about your UG grade? If so, I'm taking them off of my bidlist.

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Re: Do law firm asks for undergrad transcripts

Postby townizm » Mon Jun 20, 2016 9:22 pm

mickey_mouse wrote:I interviewed at a few IP boutiques that asked. Outside of that... not normal I don't think.


Do you have a STEM background? I have BSEE and I wonder that how many IP boutiques(for prosecution) actually do require UG transcripts.

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Re: Do law firm asks for undergrad transcripts

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jun 20, 2016 9:22 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Does Cravath actually care about your UG grade? If so, I'm taking them off of my bidlist.


I received a Cravath offer with an "F" on my UG transcript that came coupled with a sub-3.4 cumulative UGPA from a shitty state school. Requesting your transcript seems to be a mere formality, although the partner interviewing you at OCI could have different thoughts. It probably depends on the interviewer. I remember freaking out about this last year and reading stories on TLS about people interviewing with partners who cared. Mine didn't. At all.

They definitely don't have your UG grades--or any of your grades--in front of them during CBs though.



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