I did pretty well this semester in LRW so I'm hoping that will help me get a good summer job. Anyone have any other experience(s) RE: how a good or bad LRW affects getting a summer job?
An employer during OCI asked me if I was a good legal writer. I told him that I was decent; that I had gotten two B pluses. He then asked me who my legal writing professor was, and I told him. His eyes perked up and said, "Oh yeah? . . . I had her too. She gave me two C pluses so your B pluses don't mean *&^% to me." The interview went well. I did not, however, get a call back.
Although I did well in LRW, I do believe that the grading should be pass/fail. Because no real good way to have LRW on a blind grading system exists, too much opportunity for ass-kissing and subjectiveness is present. Regardless, almost every firm at OCI asks for writing samples. I would be surprised if any read them during initial interviews; many will at least skim them before call-back interviews. An employer can determine for himself whether he thinks you're a good legal writer. If the rest of your grades are good, I wouldn't worry too much about it.