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I sincerely hope my 2L grades won't end in no offer

Posted: Mon Dec 05, 2016 4:10 pm
by Anonymous User
Haven't started studying for finals yet..No doubt in my mind I'm completely screwed. Does anyone have a SOLID anecdote about someone who got no offered based on grades (not some hearsay, rumor mill, etc.)?

Re: I sincerely hope my 2L grades won't end in no offer

Posted: Mon Dec 05, 2016 5:13 pm
by Effingham
You'll be okay. I know it's not consoling, but you'll be fine.

Re: I sincerely hope my 2L grades won't end in no offer

Posted: Mon Dec 05, 2016 5:30 pm
by ArtistOfManliness
Anonymous User wrote:Haven't started studying for finals yet..No doubt in my mind I'm completely screwed. Does anyone have a SOLID anecdote about someone who got no offered based on grades (not some hearsay, rumor mill, etc.)?


V5 - My grades TANKED 2L... didn't hear a peep.

Re: I sincerely hope my 2L grades won't end in no offer

Posted: Mon Dec 05, 2016 5:34 pm
by kellyfrost
ArtistOfManliness wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Haven't started studying for finals yet..No doubt in my mind I'm completely screwed. Does anyone have a SOLID anecdote about someone who got no offered based on grades (not some hearsay, rumor mill, etc.)?


V5 - My grades TANKED 2L... didn't hear a peep.


When you say TANKED how far did you drop? From all As to all Cs?

Re: I sincerely hope my 2L grades won't end in no offer

Posted: Mon Dec 05, 2016 5:37 pm
by ArtistOfManliness
kellyfrost wrote:
ArtistOfManliness wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Haven't started studying for finals yet..No doubt in my mind I'm completely screwed. Does anyone have a SOLID anecdote about someone who got no offered based on grades (not some hearsay, rumor mill, etc.)?


V5 - My grades TANKED 2L... didn't hear a peep.


When you say TANKED how far did you drop? From all As to all Cs?


Went to HYS, so no letter grades. And maybe not that bad. More like all As to a smattering of Bs and Cs (and no worse probably only because the grade-equivalents of Ds and Fs aren't given out).

Re: I sincerely hope my 2L grades won't end in no offer

Posted: Mon Dec 05, 2016 6:08 pm
by jbagelboy
You won't get no offered because of grades.

Re: I sincerely hope my 2L grades won't end in no offer

Posted: Mon Dec 05, 2016 6:16 pm
by runinthefront
https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=c ... 2grades%22

The same thread gets posted at least 10 times a year. Here you go, OP. Feel free to browse as many pages as you'd like until your anxiety goes away. But I think you're fine; and your time's probably better spent just focusing on your exams.

Re: I sincerely hope my 2L grades won't end in no offer

Posted: Mon Dec 05, 2016 6:20 pm
by TheSpanishMain
jbagelboy wrote:You won't get no offered because of grades.


I think you'd have to do beyond atrocious to get no-offered due to grades. Like, you'd have to not only be at the bottom of the curve but completely off the curve. So like, lowest grade typically given is a B- and you're getting C's. You'd have to almost try.

Re: I sincerely hope my 2L grades won't end in no offer

Posted: Mon Dec 05, 2016 6:27 pm
by star fox
If a firm is gonna give out 100 % offers, they won't do it because of grades. If they're not, then I dunno, maybe grades could be a factor but it would probably be more pretextual

Re: I sincerely hope my 2L grades won't end in no offer

Posted: Mon Dec 05, 2016 6:31 pm
by BigZuck
I agree that the OP won't get no offered for grades and this is yet another one of those threads that happens around finals time every semester but I disagree that it's a super rare occurrence. I think it can be pretty firm/market specific.

Re: I sincerely hope my 2L grades won't end in no offer

Posted: Mon Dec 05, 2016 7:08 pm
by Anonymous User
What impact do 2L and 3L grades have on lateraling or going in-house?

Re: I sincerely hope my 2L grades won't end in no offer

Posted: Mon Dec 05, 2016 8:46 pm
by Anonymous User
Depends on the firm. Unless the change is dramatic, no one will care.

Firms do ask for your 2L 1st semster transcript though.

Re: I sincerely hope my 2L grades won't end in no offer

Posted: Mon Dec 05, 2016 9:55 pm
by Anonymous User
Anonymous User wrote:Depends on the firm. Unless the change is dramatic, no one will care.

Firms do ask for your 2L 1st semster transcript though.


At a firm I worked for they asked the SAs to provide their full 2L transcript near the end of the summer. Have never heard of a no-offer due to grades.

I guess if you try to lateral grades could be a factor, but I can't imagine it'd carry much weight. At that point they'll care about your experience and what you can do professionally.

Re: I sincerely hope my 2L grades won't end in no offer

Posted: Tue Dec 06, 2016 1:04 pm
by thegrayman
Grades alone won't do it, it merely gives your firm a pretext to no offer you if they were already going to (or on the fence). I don't recall if my firm even asked me for an updated transcript when I summered (I want to say that they did not, but I could be wrong there).