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i'm math challenged...tell me my class rank at UofM?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jun 09, 2010 9:46 pm

ended up getting a low grade this semester that dragged down my fairly decent 1st semester gpa. sigh. and on top of that i am clueless as to how ppl figure out their rank at mich. can anyone tell me around what percentile i'm at with a 3.383? and how screwed i am for oci? i'd really appreciate it. thanks.

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Re: i'm math challenged...tell me my class rank at UofM?

Postby thesealocust » Wed Jun 09, 2010 9:56 pm

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Re: i'm math challenged...tell me my class rank at UofM?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jun 09, 2010 10:07 pm

OP, you are my GPA twin, except for the last decimal place! :shock:

I've been struggling with this ranking thing in the past week, too. FYI, there is a "class ranking letter" by Dean B. on the clerkship webpage, and it contains detailed GPA info for the graduating classes of 05-09. For 1Ls, I think the cutoffs should be slightly lower, for reasons that we all know. I was told that 3.4 = top 1/3, and median is probably 3.25 - but that's purely anecdotal.

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Postby kritiosboy » Wed Jun 09, 2010 10:39 pm

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Re: i'm math challenged...tell me my class rank at UofM?

Postby Hitachi » Wed Jun 09, 2010 10:52 pm

3.13 to 3.25.
Realistically, it's pretty much always 3.23.

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Re: i'm math challenged...tell me my class rank at UofM?

Postby PKSebben » Wed Jun 09, 2010 10:59 pm

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Re: i'm math challenged...tell me my class rank at UofM?

Postby james18 » Thu Jun 10, 2010 12:19 am

anyone know where a 3.616 puts you?

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Postby thesealocust » Thu Jun 10, 2010 12:22 am

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Re: i'm math challenged...tell me my class rank at UofM?

Postby romothesavior » Thu Jun 10, 2010 12:24 am

Can you guys just run over to Dean Z's office and tell her to admit me? K thx bai.

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Re: i'm math challenged...tell me my class rank at UofM?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jun 10, 2010 12:31 am

thesealocust wrote:Top third.

You aren't screwed at all. Be smart and proactive.


Your estimation sounds legit but leans towards the optimistic side - I thought it would be top 40%. May I know how you figured that out? thanks!

*fingers crossed hoping that thesealocust is accurate*

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Postby thesealocust » Thu Jun 10, 2010 12:34 am

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Re: i'm math challenged...tell me my class rank at UofM?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jun 10, 2010 12:53 am

thesealocust wrote:
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thesealocust wrote:Top third.

You aren't screwed at all. Be smart and proactive.


Your estimation sounds legit but leans towards the optimistic side - I thought it would be top 40%. May I know how you figured that out? thanks!

*fingers crossed hoping that thesealocust is accurate*


It would be top third at UVA and Michigan has a (very slightly) lower curve *shrug*

My guess is it's top 35% worst case scenario. I did bucketloads of normalized curve ranking math wizardry last semester, I can eyeball it now, especially for schools where I know the general spread.

Except Northwestern. I don't and never will understand that school's fucking curve.



My bad. How could I forget you being the math / statistics guy in that thread! You rendered my economics PhD friend useless :D

Thanks for the patience, dude.

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Re: i'm math challenged...tell me my class rank at UofM?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jun 10, 2010 3:12 am

I think it's around top 35% or so...what's your bidding strategy? I'm around top 1/3 too and have no idea where to bid.

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Re: i'm math challenged...tell me my class rank at UofM?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jun 10, 2010 3:41 pm

ok I know this is obnoxious, but what about a 3.716 after 1L? I know that's probably top 10% after graduation due to the clerkship guidelines, but what about after 1L year? and could someone explain how to calculate this?

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Re: i'm math challenged...tell me my class rank at UofM?

Postby thesealocust » Thu Jun 10, 2010 3:44 pm

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Re: i'm math challenged...tell me my class rank at UofM?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jun 10, 2010 4:24 pm

What about a 3.55?

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Re: i'm math challenged...tell me my class rank at UofM?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jun 10, 2010 10:10 pm

what about a 3.066? (horrid, i know)

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Re: i'm math challenged...tell me my class rank at UofM?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jun 10, 2010 10:21 pm

Look at Dean Baum's memo under Clerkship resources.

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Re: i'm math challenged...tell me my class rank at UofM?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jun 13, 2010 2:25 am

Anonymous User wrote:I think it's around top 35% or so...what's your bidding strategy? I'm around top 1/3 too and have no idea where to bid.


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Postby NYAssociate » Sun Jun 13, 2010 10:37 am

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Re: i'm math challenged...tell me my class rank at UofM?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jun 13, 2010 11:36 am

NYAssociate wrote:For Top Third (IMO) (these are all NYC offices):

Reaches (I wouldn't devote too many bids to these):
Paul Weiss
Simpson Thacher
Skadden (Wildcard firm: Because the summer class sizes are so small... this place is just too hard to predict IMO)
Kirkland & Ellis (Wildcard. Personality is huge here)
Gibson Dunn (Wild card. See K&E above)

Targets:
Shearman & Sterling
Akin Gump
Jones Day (Wild Card)
Milbank
Ropes
Dewey
Weil
Sidley
Hughes Hubbard (Wildcard)
Fried Frank
Linklaters
Freshfields
Allen & Overy

Safeties (insofar as they're easier to get than the targets... there aren't really any safeties ITE)
Mayer
Schulte
Stroock
OMM
Winston & Strawn
Dechert
White & Case
Kramer Levin (Wildcard)
Kaye Scholer



This is so good. Thanks!

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Re: i'm math challenged...tell me my class rank at UofM?

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