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Help me bid

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jun 12, 2010 6:23 pm

3.33 at NYU. I think that's medianish. Connections to DC.

No idea how to bid. Very conflicting advice from the "rising 3Ls" I know. Any thoughts?

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Re: Help me bid

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jun 13, 2010 10:33 pm

I'd like to hear some advice on this as well. Roughly same GPA at NYU with ties to DC. OP how do you figure that 3.3 is median?

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Re: Help me bid

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jun 14, 2010 7:53 pm

I think the 3.3 median is the general board consensus. But that means next to nothing. I'm approaching OCI as if I'm below median (and who knows, maybe I am.)

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Re: Help me bid

Postby Georgiana » Mon Jun 14, 2010 7:59 pm

More details needed... What firms are you thinking about? Open to gov? Upward trend for grades? Work before law school? Willing to stay in NYC? What kind of tie are you talking about? What are you doing this summer?

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Re: Help me bid

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jun 14, 2010 8:07 pm

Upward trend = Yes. Definitely willing to stay in NYC ... but most of my family ties are to DC. Definitely open to gov't, but I would like to get some experience in the private sector first. I have a great internship this summer (I don't want to specify, but this one thing I'm sure about.) I'm mostly thinking of targeting firms in the V50 - 100 range, with more of a focus on V70 - 100 ... and obviously the non-Vault firms that will be at OCI.

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Re: Help me bid

Postby prezidentv8 » Mon Jun 14, 2010 8:07 pm

I'm comin in here because this advice might be more relevant to me than the other "Where to bid" threads.

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Re: Help me bid

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jun 15, 2010 10:58 am

From what I understand a 3.3 is a good bit above the median. Median is closer to 3.2.

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Re: Help me bid

Postby spondee » Tue Jun 15, 2010 11:07 am

Anonymous User wrote:From what I understand a 3.3 is a good bit above the median. Median is closer to 3.2.


Where did you hear this from? Everything I've heard says 3.3...

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Re: Help me bid

Postby thesealocust » Tue Jun 15, 2010 11:07 am

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Re: Help me bid

Postby red_sox » Tue Jun 15, 2010 11:22 am

thesealocust wrote:Some older posters probably remember an older NYU curve. It changed in '08: http://leiterlawschool.typepad.com/leit ... curve.html


The grade distributions from Fall 2009 have been posted - the median is just above 3.3 in almost all of the 1L courses.

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Re: Help me bid

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jun 15, 2010 11:26 am

spondee wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:From what I understand a 3.3 is a good bit above the median. Median is closer to 3.2.


Where did you hear this from? Everything I've heard says 3.3...


Professors/CS mentioned this. Most students end up with a smattering of Bs/B+s.

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Re: Help me bid

Postby spondee » Tue Jun 15, 2010 11:29 am

red_sox wrote:
thesealocust wrote:Some older posters probably remember an older NYU curve. It changed in '08: http://leiterlawschool.typepad.com/leit ... curve.html


The grade distributions from Fall 2009 have been posted - the median is just above 3.3 in almost all of the 1L courses.


Yeah, I obsessively calculated the mean GPA of all our grades first semester, and it was a 3.296. Median's gotta be close. Because our curve's so flat at the bottom, median might be a bit lower than mean, but I've been assuming 3.3.

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Re: Help me bid

Postby red_sox » Tue Jun 15, 2010 11:31 am

spondee wrote:
red_sox wrote:
thesealocust wrote:Some older posters probably remember an older NYU curve. It changed in '08: http://leiterlawschool.typepad.com/leit ... curve.html


The grade distributions from Fall 2009 have been posted - the median is just above 3.3 in almost all of the 1L courses.


Yeah, I obsessively calculated the mean GPA of all our grades first semester, and it was a 3.296. Median's gotta be close. Because our curve's so flat at the bottom, median might be a bit lower than mean, but I've been assuming 3.3.


Right - I meant mean, obviously... thanks




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