What if GPA doesn't go up?

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Re: What if GPA doesn't go up?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 25, 2017 7:27 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Do W&C/WLRK do this? Asking for a friend who wants to slack off 2/3L...


Previous anon. Have not actually heard of W&C/WLRK doing this, so your friend shouldn't worry. I only mentioned them by way of example because they were the only firms I could think of that might have any conceivable reason to legitimately care about a 0.2 drop to median, given their extreme 1L GPA requirements.

And yes, pretty sure everyone ITT is using W&C to refer to Williams & Connolly.

FWIW, W&C never asked me for an updated transcript during my summer with them. My mentor told me that they never asked him for a transcript when his clerking was winding down and he called to finally receive an offer. It was done as a matter of course.

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Re: What if GPA doesn't go up?

Postby cron1834 » Fri Aug 25, 2017 7:56 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Do W&C/WLRK do this? Asking for a friend who wants to slack off 2/3L...


Previous anon. Have not actually heard of W&C/WLRK doing this, so your friend shouldn't worry. I only mentioned them by way of example because they were the only firms I could think of that might have any conceivable reason to legitimately care about a 0.2 drop to median, given their extreme 1L GPA requirements.

And yes, pretty sure everyone ITT is using W&C to refer to Williams & Connolly.

FWIW, W&C never asked me for an updated transcript during my summer with them. My mentor told me that they never asked him for a transcript when his clerking was winding down and he called to finally receive an offer. It was done as a matter of course.

:roll: It's pretty reasonable to be concerned with this, even if you and your mentor didn't happen to get called. Tho tbf there's no indication OP works here.

OP, I agree with the general advice above. I would add that you should look into seeing how many pass/fail credits you can take while still retaining honors eligibility. At my school we could take a chunk of easy credits pass/fail, including classes at the business school for law school credit. If you took an easy Pass each remaining semester, it would allow you to focus all of your time killing it on the graded classes, instead of stretching yourself thin. Just a thought.



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