so I got an offer for my #1 choice firm. now i'm freaking out about my summer. NALP shows me that the firm hired 4 SAs last year and made offers to only 3 ! so, my question is....how do you secure a job offer after you get a SA position? also, how do you lose it? of course there's the obvious answer (you goof off during the summer). but let's assume all SAs are competent, take their job seriously enough, get along well w/the other attorneys at the firm. what then??
What about 2L grades? I'm getting really paranoid about my offer too. I worked my ass off as a 1L and I'm definitely headed for a drop. Won't get anything below a B or anything, but I was top 10% last year and that ain't happening again.
I got pretty much straight Bs last year, and even a B-, so I think I'm breathing a bit easier on this front. One rare occasion when it's good to have bad grades "on record"!
If you don't get the offer, then of course your 2L numbers will matter and, either way, future firms will consider your rank/GPA (although they consider it less and less as time passes.)
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