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Lateral GPA Question

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:23 am

I had a question regarding my transcript for whenever I decide to lateral.

I graduated from a T10 with a 3.47 GPA. At my school this meant no honors. Is this going to impact me negatively if I ever lateral?

If it matters, I am in the bankruptcy practice group at a V10.

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Re: Lateral GPA Question

Postby The Lsat Airbender » Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:13 am

Not like you can do anything about it at this point, or if it should change your behavior one way or the other. You have a reasonably-preftigious job now, which subsumes your law-school grades for most purposes.

Some firms will care about not being able to put “cum laude” in your bio but they tend to be ones that don’t take a lot of laterals anyway.

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Re: Lateral GPA Question

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:09 pm

I have a similar question, but for going in house. I have a 3.51 from a T10. Will this be a hinderance for in-house opportunities? I'm also at a V10 doing corporate specialist work.

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Re: Lateral GPA Question

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 10, 2019 1:23 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I have a similar question, but for going in house. I have a 3.51 from a T10. Will this be a hinderance for in-house opportunities? I'm also at a V10 doing corporate specialist work.

In a typical unhelpful TLS answer, I suppose it depends. Depends on the in-house opportunity, who's doing the recruiting, what's that person like, etc.

Anecdotally, I helped participate in recruiting an Assistant GC role for the company I used to work at, and the applicants we had generally had good credentials and strong work experience, but the attorneys I worked with came from T10 schools, had honors, worked at the top shops before, etc., and though they are not snooty people, I do think they noticed the GPA to an extent that when it was a close call among candidates, it was at least a point of consideration (subconsciously or not).



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