Quick cathartic question; basically for the purposes of making me feel better. I'm a 2L at a lower-Tier 1 school (i.e., ranked in the 40s). I wrote my comment last semester for one of my school's "niche" journals...the comment was good enough to get an offer of publication. Unfortunately, it may have come at the expense of my grades. I was previously in the Top 20%, now I'm hovering around the Top 40% of my class. This is at a school that is notorious for grade-inflation.
As far as jobs go...how forgiving, in general, do you think employers will be of a GPA drop in a comment semester?
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