Just Missing the Minimum

, New York Law Journal

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I am the primary lateral recruiter at a firm with selective hiring criteria and a commitment to diversity. Recently we received the résumé of a Latino male, fourth-year associate with outstanding large firm experience and very good schools, but his GPA is a 2.9, and our minimum for laterals is 3.2. The hiring partners are not interested in pursing his candidacy because of the GPA deficit. What should I do?

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