« on: March 06, 2007, 10:08:53 AM »
I don't know about that. My friend's dad died before 1L and she was in the middle of her class after the first year. She moved up to top 30% by the beginning of 3L and got a BIGLAW job for after graduation. Some of us are late bloomers, and it seems to have paid off for my friend. However, this also means that as a 3L, she is still working really really hard, while many of her classmates are taking it easy their last semester of LS.