kaiser wrote:Tax was just as bad as I thought it was. Got a B-. I was so stupid to take all large curved gunner classes. So that puts me at B+ for the one class I felt went ok, a B-, and one still pending (likely will be a B).
I am a transfer so I get some leeway in assessing whether my GPA "dropped" for purposes of offers this summer (since GPA from new school and old school are like apples and oranges), and I am confident my grades next semester will rise by virtue of me taking smaller courses in areas I am more interested in, and the fact that I won't miss a month of class for interviews. But despite these reasons for optimism, I am seriously worried that this B+, B, B- semester will get me no offered, even from a firm that claims 100% offers the past 3 years.
Don't sweat it. I had a similar experience after my transfer and still got the full-time offer. During your SA, your evaluators are likely far more concerned with your (1) work product and (2) ability to work in a firm environment. Flawless writing and social skills get you the offer at just about all firms, especially firms that poast a 100% offer rate for the past 3 years.
An anectodal FWIW: last year I spoke with a NYC biglaw recruiting coordinator about grade drops and offers...she told me that only once they had an issue, but it was because an SA basically failed a class...that SA still got the offer, however, but was told to "tighten up" the schoolwork effort going forward. LOLdontsweatit!