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FMajor
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Clerkships/GPA

Postby FMajor » Mon Apr 05, 2010 3:47 pm

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Does anyone know if the UVa mean GPAs for different federal and state courts are good benchmarks in the current hiring climate?

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Re: Clerkships/GPA

Postby scribelaw » Mon Apr 05, 2010 3:52 pm

It would be more helpful to know where those GPAs fell in class rank.

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Re: Clerkships/GPA

Postby 270910 » Mon Apr 05, 2010 3:59 pm

They might be a little off for district clerkships, since they had a wider applicant pool that may have gotten more competitive. Word on the street is that CoA clerkships were already so competitive that they're not noticeably harder to get, especially since people who had any chance were also the most employable even ITE.

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Re: Clerkships/GPA

Postby rando » Mon Apr 05, 2010 4:05 pm

disco_barred wrote:They might be a little off for district clerkships, since they had a wider applicant pool that may have gotten more competitive. Word on the street is that CoA clerkships were already so competitive that they're not noticeably harder to get, especially since people who had any chance were also the most employable even ITE.


I have heard a similar word on this street.

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Re: Clerkships/GPA

Postby FMajor » Mon Apr 05, 2010 6:01 pm

Thanks. Any estimate of how much bump the district court GPAs got? UVa median was about 3.3.

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Re: Clerkships/GPA

Postby TTT-LS » Mon Apr 05, 2010 6:17 pm

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Re: Clerkships/GPA

Postby RVP11 » Mon Apr 05, 2010 7:11 pm

scribelaw wrote:It would be more helpful to know where those GPAs fell in class rank.


UVA curves every class to a 3.3 mean.

Traditionally:

~3.3 is median
~3.4 is top 35%
~3.5 is top 25%
~3.65 is top 10%
~3.7 is top 7%
~3.8 and above is all top 3% or so




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