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Are there any OCI firms which have requested that incoming summer students submit their 2L grades?


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craigfeldspar
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I had heard that one of the Big Law firms has formally requested its incoming 2022 summer student interns to submit their official 2L grades, has anybody heard of anything similar? 

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Eatable Bran
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This is pretty common practice I think? I didn’t have my grades back before summer work began, but as soon as I had them, I sent an informal transcript to my firm on their request. I will be expected to submit all grades pre-articling too, as I understand.

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easttowest
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I’m pretty sure they asked me for a transcript in both my summer and articling. 

I don’t think it matters. A friend posted a number of Cs after OCIs and was hired back down the line. 

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Catpurrccino
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my firm requested a formal transcript when I returned the signed offer letter. a 2021 summer student told me they were not asked to submit a new transcript. but they also think a transcript upon graduation may be needed.

I'm also worrying about my grades and how they will impact my job...I doubt I can keep them the same level as in 1L...

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MapleLeafs
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On 11/23/2021 at 6:25 PM, easttowest said:

A friend posted a number of Cs after OCIs and was hired back down the line. 

How heavily are grades considered for hireback as a first year associate? Is it okay to coast and get Bs instead of being a gunner? 

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CleanHands
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9 minutes ago, MapleLeafs said:

How heavily are grades considered for hireback as a first year associate? Is it okay to coast and get Bs instead of being a gunner? 

Do you think the firm is going to care about that to any meaningful extent when they have a year and a half of your actual work product to judge you by at that point?

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easttowest
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10 hours ago, MapleLeafs said:

How heavily are grades considered for hireback as a first year associate? Is it okay to coast and get Bs instead of being a gunner? 

I don’t think it matters at all. My friend above was hired back but went to NY instead. 

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Pantalaimon
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Ds might matter, who knows. Probably firm dependent too. But Bs certainly won't.

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Blurg
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Grades don’t tend to matter really for the transition from summer student to articling student to being hired back. However, they do play a role in getting a new job if you’re not hired back or decide to move on elsewhere a year or 2 after you’re called. So bear that in mind before you decide to how much slacking off you want to do. 

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