Jordan77 wrote:rando wrote:Jordan77 wrote:A CALI award would probably not be very helpful if in legal writing and/or a substantive law class that teaches the area of law you are interviewing for.
Really?? You don't think have the HIGHEST grade in legal writing would open more doors to you? It is probably the most important grade you will have in law school. Don't give me this bullshit about it being NEGLIGIBLE. Now you are just being retarded. I will give you some wiggle room on the substantive area, but saying a top legal writing grade doesn't help is just stupid.
hmm. ok. Good point. Can anyone point to when it has helped? I see people either saying it helps or it doesn't, but people in either camps saying it has never been pointed out or spoken to. I have several and it has never been mentioned.
J77, you're quite defensive about this, among other things. No one is attacking you. Your statements make it seem like you have been shunned by employers for people with better (arbitrary) grades and that your CALI award in legal writing didn't get you anywhere. I think it might have been your abrasive mannerisms.
GPA >> Interviewing skills >> CALI awards >> whatever that last thing was.