I know this question has been asked before but I am wondering how much 2L grades matter in getting a permanent offer from SA position. I attend a non-t14 school and was able to secure a Biglaw SA position for the summer, however, I assume I got that job because I am in the top 10%. However, this year not only do I have classes, but also Law Review, Moot Court and I am working with a professor, thus I have a lot less time to spend on classes. And a lot of my classmates don't have anything outside of class, and are gunning for better grades so they have a shot for 3L OCI. So I am somewhat worried that my grades my drop somewhat this year, not out of laziness, but because I have a lot of time commitments that are not graded. Assuming that firm has no problem with your work or personality over the summer, are firms that concerned with a drop in grades.