Wilson Sonsini - 2L/3L grades

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Wilson Sonsini - 2L/3L grades

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Oct 14, 2017 7:19 pm

Hey folks,

Does anyone know if Wilson Sonsini requests 2L/3L transcripts before giving people offers after the summer? I'm trying to gauge the level of effort to put into the semester.

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Re: Wilson Sonsini - 2L/3L grades

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Oct 14, 2017 7:29 pm

Yes. They will ask for official transcripts to be sent directly from your registrar (i) at the start of the SA program and (ii) following graduation.

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Re: Wilson Sonsini - 2L/3L grades

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Oct 14, 2017 7:58 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Yes. They will ask for official transcripts to be sent directly from your registrar (i) at the start of the SA program and (ii) following graduation.


But that doesn't mean they care about what they see on the transcript. Most firms don't care at all, I can't answer for WSGR.

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Re: Wilson Sonsini - 2L/3L grades

Postby BeeTeeZ » Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:38 pm

Look up the firm profiles of associates in your office --> use the search filter to focus on associates from your school --> determine the percentage of associates from your school (and if possible, within your practice group) that graduated with honors --> use that percentage to guess(timate) the likelihood that your 2L/3L grades matter.

While any such percentage will fall short of *proof*, it can certainly help you arrive at a more informed answer to your question, IMO.

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Re: Wilson Sonsini - 2L/3L grades

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Oct 14, 2017 9:11 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Yes. They will ask for official transcripts to be sent directly from your registrar (i) at the start of the SA program and (ii) following graduation.


But that doesn't mean they care about what they see on the transcript. Most firms don't care at all, I can't answer for WSGR.


First anon quoted above. I was just answering OP's question.

I don't disagree with you that some firms don't care what they see on the transcript. But I work at WSGR, and I'd have no way of knowing whose grades dipped/dived/ducked/dodged after 1L and if the firm actually "cared" about it. I've never talked about grades with anyone here. We were 100% offer my summer but several SAs in my class didn't return for various reasons. I suppose there is a possibility one or more were cold-offered for grade drops, but it is also entirely possible that the firm never even looked at the transcripts we submitted.

Hang in there, OP - good luck with 2L/3L.

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Re: Wilson Sonsini - 2L/3L grades

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:28 am

General wisdom is that no one cares unless you fail. They care more about your work product and personality during the summer.

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Re: Wilson Sonsini - 2L/3L grades

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:58 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Yes. They will ask for official transcripts to be sent directly from your registrar (i) at the start of the SA program and (ii) following graduation.


But that doesn't mean they care about what they see on the transcript. Most firms don't care at all, I can't answer for WSGR.


Can confirm that a colleague received a barely passing grade (perhaps a couple) during 2L/3L and is still working there.




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