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Will A Firm Ask For Transcript After Graduation?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Dec 17, 2017 1:08 pm

Hi, guys! So I didn't enjoy my 2L summer and decided to take a shot at 3L OCI. I was thankfully able to land the position that I wanted and now I am curious as to whether my new firm will ask for a transcript. They already have my 1L-2L grades.

The only term my offer letter states is: "employment is subject to your passage of the New York State Bar Examination and admission to the practice of law in the State of New York."

I have not slacked off, but a final I recently took has me concerned!

Edit: I know that most firms ask, but seeing as how this situation is a bit different and the offer letter is specific, I'd appreciate your input!

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Re: Will A Firm Ask For Transcript After Graduation?

Postby jacketyellow » Sun Dec 17, 2017 1:30 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Hi, guys! So I didn't enjoy my 2L summer and decided to take a shot at 3L OCI. I was thankfully able to land the position that I wanted and now I am curious as to whether my new firm will ask for a transcript. They already have my 1L-2L grades.

The only term my offer letter states is: "employment is subject to your passage of the New York State Bar Examination and admission to the practice of law in the State of New York."

I have not slacked off, but a final I recently took has me concerned!

Edit: I know that most firms ask, but seeing as how this situation is a bit different and the offer letter is specific, I'd appreciate your input!


Most firms do not ask. Just pass the NY Bar, and you're all set.

If a firm wants 3L grades, they would have placed that information in the offer letter. Those firms are few and far between.

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Re: Will A Firm Ask For Transcript After Graduation?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Dec 17, 2017 2:03 pm

You're employed at will anyway

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Re: Will A Firm Ask For Transcript After Graduation?

Postby EliotAlderson » Sun Dec 17, 2017 2:29 pm

My NYC Big Law firm asks for a transcript, solely to make sure incoming associates have graduated. We don’t look at grades.

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Re: Will A Firm Ask For Transcript After Graduation?

Postby tomwatts » Sun Dec 17, 2017 3:09 pm

EliotAlderson wrote:My NYC Big Law firm asks for a transcript, solely to make sure incoming associates have graduated. We don’t look at grades.

I think this is somewhat common. It would be pretty weird for a firm to revoke an offer based on crappy but passing 3L grades.

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Re: Will A Firm Ask For Transcript After Graduation?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Dec 17, 2017 11:51 pm

You guys are great. Thank you for your replies!



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