3L got a D, V10 will I get rescinded?

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3L got a D, V10 will I get rescinded?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 24, 2017 2:46 pm

This past semester I got a D in a class. I'm going to a 100% offer V10 that asks for transcripts. Will my accepted offer get rescinded?

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Re: 3L got a D, V10 will I get rescinded?

Postby rpupkin » Tue Jan 24, 2017 2:52 pm

Likely not. In fact, it's unlikely that anyone at the firm will even look at your grades. Someone in HR will confirm that you got your JD, and that will be that.

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Re: 3L got a D, V10 will I get rescinded?

Postby kellyfrost » Tue Jan 24, 2017 3:28 pm

Anonymous User wrote:This past semester I got a D in a class. I'm going to a 100% offer V10 that asks for transcripts. Will my accepted offer get rescinded?


Which class?
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Re: 3L got a D, V10 will I get rescinded?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 24, 2017 6:13 pm

It's still unlikely that your offer would be rescinded, but this will make it difficult for you to get hired by another legal employer in the next few years. Yea your grades matter less when you lateral but they still ask for the transcripts and this is one of the few things that would be a red flag when you're a relatively recent graduate. Our recruiting committee would not recommend an interview to a second or third year lateral candidate with a failing grade regardless of what firm they were coming from. I would go talk to the professor and see if you can't get it to at least a C.

Also, which law schools give D's?

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Re: 3L got a D, V10 will I get rescinded?

Postby RaceJudicata » Tue Jan 24, 2017 6:32 pm

No anecdotal evidence either way... but is a D considered a passing grade? If not, will you have enough credits to graduate?

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Re: 3L got a D, V10 will I get rescinded?

Postby BigZuck » Tue Jan 24, 2017 6:42 pm

Anonymous User wrote:It's still unlikely that your offer would be rescinded, but this will make it difficult for you to get hired by another legal employer in the next few years. Yea your grades matter less when you lateral but they still ask for the transcripts and this is one of the few things that would be a red flag when you're a relatively recent graduate. Our recruiting committee would not recommend an interview to a second or third year lateral candidate with a failing grade regardless of what firm they were coming from. I would go talk to the professor and see if you can't get it to at least a C.

Also, which law schools give D's?

F bombs get dropped at THE University of Texas School of Law. That's a consensus Top 15 law school right there. Most profs like to find a sacrificial D or F or two or three in every class.

Good times man. Good times.

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Re: 3L got a D, V10 will I get rescinded?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 24, 2017 6:54 pm

BigZuck wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:It's still unlikely that your offer would be rescinded, but this will make it difficult for you to get hired by another legal employer in the next few years. Yea your grades matter less when you lateral but they still ask for the transcripts and this is one of the few things that would be a red flag when you're a relatively recent graduate. Our recruiting committee would not recommend an interview to a second or third year lateral candidate with a failing grade regardless of what firm they were coming from. I would go talk to the professor and see if you can't get it to at least a C.

Also, which law schools give D's?

F bombs get dropped at THE University of Texas School of Law. That's a consensus Top 15 law school right there. Most profs like to find a sacrificial D or F or two or three in every class.

Good times man. Good times.


You have to be a really shitty human being--I mean, a real fucker with nothing good going on in your life--to be a law professor and give a 3L an F or D in a class.

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Re: 3L got a D, V10 will I get rescinded?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 24, 2017 6:56 pm

For lateral purposes, if I still graduate with honors will this be an impediment? This is my first grade below an A- and there is no appeals process at my school.

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Re: 3L got a D, V10 will I get rescinded?

Postby tyroneslothrop1 » Tue Jan 24, 2017 7:00 pm

I wouldn't worry too much. I'd probably laugh if I saw a transcript reading A/A- and then D the first semester 3L. Maybe try and do well and this semester. But you've got top grades and are working at a top firm, so it wouldn't concern me.

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Re: 3L got a D, V10 will I get rescinded?

Postby RaceJudicata » Tue Jan 24, 2017 7:02 pm

Anonymous User wrote:For lateral purposes, if I still graduate with honors will this be an impediment? This is my first grade below an A- and there is no appeals process at my school.


Damn, dude. That prof is brutal (assuming the D isn't because of attendance or something controllable).

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Re: 3L got a D, V10 will I get rescinded?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 24, 2017 7:06 pm

I concur with everything said here - shouldn't be an issue. I would just be sure to knock the final semester out of the park. As someone who is/has clerked, I can almost guarantee we would schedule a screener with that applicant just to hear what the hell the deal was, likely think it was funny, and not preclude them from the position.

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Re: 3L got a D, V10 will I get rescinded?

Postby BigZuck » Tue Jan 24, 2017 7:31 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
BigZuck wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:It's still unlikely that your offer would be rescinded, but this will make it difficult for you to get hired by another legal employer in the next few years. Yea your grades matter less when you lateral but they still ask for the transcripts and this is one of the few things that would be a red flag when you're a relatively recent graduate. Our recruiting committee would not recommend an interview to a second or third year lateral candidate with a failing grade regardless of what firm they were coming from. I would go talk to the professor and see if you can't get it to at least a C.

Also, which law schools give D's?

F bombs get dropped at THE University of Texas School of Law. That's a consensus Top 15 law school right there. Most profs like to find a sacrificial D or F or two or three in every class.

Good times man. Good times.


You have to be a really shitty human being--I mean, a real fucker with nothing good going on in your life--to be a law professor and give a 3L an F or D in a class.

The best law school for a thousand miles in any direction, ladies and gentlemen

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Re: 3L got a D, V10 will I get rescinded?

Postby KissMyAxe » Tue Jan 24, 2017 7:38 pm

BigZuck wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
BigZuck wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:It's still unlikely that your offer would be rescinded, but this will make it difficult for you to get hired by another legal employeler in the next few years. Yea your grades matter less when you lateral but they still ask for the transcripts and this is one of the few things that would be a red flag when you're a relatively recent graduate. Our recruiting committee would not recommend an interview to a second or third year lateral candidate with a failing grade regardless of what firm they were coming from. I would go talk to the professor and see if you can't get it to at least a C.

Also, which law schools give D's?

F bombs get dropped at THE University of Texas School of Law. That's a consensus Top 15 law school right there. Most profs like to find a sacrificial D or F or two or three in every class.

Good times man. Good times.


You have to be a really shitty human being--I mean, a real fucker with nothing good going on in your life--to be a law professor and give a 3L an F or D in a class.

The best law school for a thousand miles in any direction, ladies and gentlemen


I don't know Zuck, Vandy is 850 miles away, and it definitely wins that race.

Yeah, even if a school gives out Ds and Fs (which is completely idiotic, btw), it's even more crazy to give one to a 3L, since they've presumably madeit this far and completed the core curriculum. What a dick.

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Re: 3L got a D, V10 will I get rescinded?

Postby Desert Fox » Tue Jan 24, 2017 7:44 pm

D's do in fact get degrees.
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Re: 3L got a D, V10 will I get rescinded?

Postby star fox » Tue Jan 24, 2017 7:49 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
BigZuck wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:It's still unlikely that your offer would be rescinded, but this will make it difficult for you to get hired by another legal employer in the next few years. Yea your grades matter less when you lateral but they still ask for the transcripts and this is one of the few things that would be a red flag when you're a relatively recent graduate. Our recruiting committee would not recommend an interview to a second or third year lateral candidate with a failing grade regardless of what firm they were coming from. I would go talk to the professor and see if you can't get it to at least a C.

Also, which law schools give D's?

F bombs get dropped at THE University of Texas School of Law. That's a consensus Top 15 law school right there. Most profs like to find a sacrificial D or F or two or three in every class.

Good times man. Good times.


You have to be a really shitty human being--I mean, a real fucker with nothing good going on in your life--to be a law professor and give a 3L an F or D in a class.

What if they deserve it?

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Re: 3L got a D, V10 will I get rescinded?

Postby Desert Fox » Tue Jan 24, 2017 7:50 pm

If they derserve it make em run some laps and give them a C
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Re: 3L got a D, V10 will I get rescinded?

Postby star fox » Tue Jan 24, 2017 7:53 pm

Desert Fox wrote:If they derserve it make em run some laps and give them a C

Harsh, but fair.

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Re: 3L got a D, V10 will I get rescinded?

Postby foregetaboutdre » Tue Jan 24, 2017 8:07 pm

Anonymous User wrote:For lateral purposes, if I still graduate with honors will this be an impediment? This is my first grade below an A- and there is no appeals process at my school.


Are you at a T1 school? I'd honestly consider messaging the registrar + your academic/students dean (at the same time) to see if you can know the grade distribution of the course. Something seems off if you never have gotten below an A-. In the message, I'd mention that you've never gotten below an A- at the school as well.

Did you put in REALLY bad effort, have bad attendance, or use an outline you weren't supposed to?

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Re: 3L got a D, V10 will I get rescinded?

Postby dabigchina » Tue Jan 24, 2017 8:30 pm

KissMyAxe wrote:I don't know Zuck, Vandy is 850 miles away, and it definitely wins that race.


According to this shady website I found, Chicago is only 986 miles away from Austin.

http://www.distance-cities.com/distance ... -austin-tx


Anyway, I agree with everything that has been said.

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Re: 3L got a D, V10 will I get rescinded?

Postby BigZuck » Tue Jan 24, 2017 9:04 pm

For 3 years they told me best law school for 1000 miles in any direction. You really think I'm going to stop believing that now?

ETA: Google maps says the two Chicago schools are 1100 miles away and I'm not going to even dignify the Vandy nonsense with a response

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Re: 3L got a D, V10 will I get rescinded?

Postby rpupkin » Tue Jan 24, 2017 9:20 pm

This thread has taken a dark turn. But at least I learned that Vanderbilt University (or "Vandy," as it is apparently called) has a school of law—complete with a web site, law professors, and various legal journals. Fascinating.

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Re: 3L got a D, V10 will I get rescinded?

Postby Desert Fox » Tue Jan 24, 2017 10:00 pm

If a guy had like 30 As and one D I'd ask for the story cause I was curious but I wouldn't ding him unless he was like I got caught cheating bro.
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Re: 3L got a D, V10 will I get rescinded?

Postby BaileyJohnson » Tue Jan 24, 2017 11:29 pm

tyroneslothrop1 wrote:I wouldn't worry too much. I'd probably laugh if I saw a transcript reading A/A- and then D the first semester 3L. Maybe try and do well and this semester. But you've got top grades and are working at a top firm, so it wouldn't concern me.


For someone who's never received below an A/A- and going to a v5, as well. What happened and what should I do to make sure it doesn't happen to me? If you don't mind me asking.

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Re: 3L got a D, V10 will I get rescinded?

Postby RaceJudicata » Tue Jan 24, 2017 11:47 pm

BaileyJohnson wrote:
tyroneslothrop1 wrote:I wouldn't worry too much. I'd probably laugh if I saw a transcript reading A/A- and then D the first semester 3L. Maybe try and do well and this semester. But you've got top grades and are working at a top firm, so it wouldn't concern me.


For someone who's never received below an A/A- and going to a v5, as well. What happened and what should I do to make sure it doesn't happen to me? If you don't mind me asking.


Just an excuse to slip in your Ahhhhmazing grades and fat v5 offer? There are only a few scenarios: didn't go to class, didn't study, used a shit outline, simply didn't fill out an answer on the test, etc... it's unlikely OP busted his or her ass, attended every class, crafted a detailed outline and just had tough luck on the exam.

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Re: 3L got a D, V10 will I get rescinded?

Postby PeanutsNJam » Tue Jan 24, 2017 11:47 pm

BaileyJohnson wrote:
tyroneslothrop1 wrote:I wouldn't worry too much. I'd probably laugh if I saw a transcript reading A/A- and then D the first semester 3L. Maybe try and do well and this semester. But you've got top grades and are working at a top firm, so it wouldn't concern me.


For someone who's never received below an A/A- and going to a v5, as well. What happened and what should I do to make sure it doesn't happen to me? If you don't mind me asking.


Pretty sure you have to try to get a D. Like skip 1/2 of the classes, never read, and only read a supplement 2 days before exam to get a D. You might get a B if it's a bad class/semester, but I wouldn't worry about "accidentally" getting a D. You'll know if you're gonna get a D.



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