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3L Grades Min Requirement if Already Offer?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:06 pm

Do firms usually have a minimum grade graduation requirement/minimum grade maintenance? Nothing in my offer letter says so... I'm not trying to cruise over 3L, but been dealing with a lot of personal things this semester and not feeling good about upcoming finals (will pass, but wont get honors or As)

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Re: 3L Grades Min Requirement if Already Offer?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:20 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Do firms usually have a minimum grade graduation requirement/minimum grade maintenance? Nothing in my offer letter says so... I'm not trying to cruise over 3L, but been dealing with a lot of personal things this semester and not feeling good about upcoming finals (will pass, but wont get honors or As)

No one cares. Just don't fail, and try not to get Cs

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Re: 3L Grades Min Requirement if Already Offer?

Postby QContinuum » Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:42 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Do firms usually have a minimum grade graduation requirement/minimum grade maintenance? Nothing in my offer letter says so... I'm not trying to cruise over 3L, but been dealing with a lot of personal things this semester and not feeling good about upcoming finals (will pass, but wont get honors or As)

No one cares. Just don't fail, and try not to get Cs

3L grades do matter... but only for lateraling as a junior, or applying to clerkships, or applying for academic positions. They won't matter at all for returning to your summer firm (it's extremely unlikely any lawyers will even know what your 2L/3L grades are - the firm just cares that you get your J.D.), and won't really matter for lateraling as a midlevel/senior.

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Re: 3L Grades Min Requirement if Already Offer?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:37 am

3L grades also matter at many firms for getting into in-demand practice groups or for getting desirable assignments in your first year.

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Re: 3L Grades Min Requirement if Already Offer?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Dec 09, 2018 12:01 pm

Anonymous User wrote:3L grades also matter at many firms for getting into in-demand practice groups or for getting desirable assignments in your first year.


Is this really true? Seems weird.

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Re: 3L Grades Min Requirement if Already Offer?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Dec 09, 2018 2:42 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:3L grades also matter at many firms for getting into in-demand practice groups or for getting desirable assignments in your first year.


Is this really true? Seems weird.


I could see it mattering for practice group selection because that's an administrative decision but wouldn't this mean that rank and file partners have access to your grades? I know partners at my firm can access past summers' resumes but I don't think they have their transcripts or even updated copies of their resume on file.

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Re: 3L Grades Min Requirement if Already Offer?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Dec 09, 2018 4:25 pm

But don't everyone starts off as a general idea first? And based on how good you do on projects, then get assigned to specific groups? How would grades play a part?



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