Bombed PR... Consequences?

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npe
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Bombed PR... Consequences?

Postby npe » Tue Jan 18, 2011 11:38 pm

Ended up with a C+ in Professional Responsibility at T14. It was only two credits and other grades were disappointing/okay (B in another two-credit class and an A in four-credit Evidence), so I salvaged a 3.33 for the semester. Overall GPA is still moderately respectable (top third).

Consequences of bombing PR? My ultimate goal is criminal prosecution, but I'd be happy with either litigation in a firm or government (preferably federal).

I'll also be taking the MPRE in March, which should go fine. (I'm tight with the rules but the course was "PR and the Developing Legal Profession" and the exam focused way more on international big firm issues that only somewhat relied on the MRPC -- my fault for underestimating the fluffiness of the class). At least I can say down the road when it comes up that I've cleared the MPRE, for what little that's worth.

Given A's and a few A-'s in litigation-focused courses (Civ Pro, Evidence, Statutory Interpretation, etc.), what's the fallout from the C+ in Professional Responsiblity? Will it be treated as just another poor grade to explain in interviews, or is it a cause for concern?

TYIA.

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Re: Bombed PR... Consequences?

Postby npe » Wed Jan 19, 2011 2:21 pm

I'll also accept good- or bad-natured ribbing, questions about my lineage, etc. if they are accompanied by information.

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Re: Bombed PR... Consequences?

Postby Nicholas Nickleby » Wed Jan 19, 2011 2:32 pm

Opposing attorneys will use this information at trial to impeach your credibility.

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Re: Bombed PR... Consequences?

Postby npe » Wed Jan 19, 2011 3:39 pm

See, this is information I can use. I'll have to dig up opposing counsel's 7th grade detention for cheating on his math homework to counteract this.

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Re: Bombed PR... Consequences?

Postby Bronte » Wed Jan 19, 2011 10:25 pm

Can't do much now. If it comes up in an interview, just say that you take ethics very seriously and have strong morals, but underemphasized PR because you were focused on your doctrinal courses.

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Re: Bombed PR... Consequences?

Postby StudentAthlete » Thu Jan 20, 2011 4:46 pm

I have PR right now and it is abhorrent. We have it as a 3 credit class, and no idea how they will grade it.. Its all morons opining in law review articles




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