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got a C+ second semester--time to drop out?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jun 17, 2010 12:49 pm

any shot at landing a legal job (preferably with the feds)?

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Re: got a C+ second semester--time to drop out?

Postby miamiman » Thu Jun 17, 2010 12:53 pm

school? class rank?

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Re: got a C+ second semester--time to drop out?

Postby Bankhead » Thu Jun 17, 2010 12:53 pm

How are your other grades? Where do you go to school?

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Re: got a C+ second semester--time to drop out?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jun 17, 2010 12:57 pm

slightly below median (top 55%), lower tier 1

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Re: got a C+ second semester--time to drop out?

Postby bedbathandbeheadings » Thu Jun 17, 2010 12:58 pm

Anonymous User wrote:slightly below median (top 55%), lower tier 1


yes--drop out now

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Re: got a C+ second semester--time to drop out?

Postby Bankhead » Thu Jun 17, 2010 1:05 pm

Feds unlikely. Probably shitlaw or public defender/state prosecutor type thing.

EXPLAIN how you got a C+.

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Re: got a C+ second semester--time to drop out?

Postby pocket herc » Thu Jun 17, 2010 1:18 pm

this is not a great place to be. How does the school place in its home market? Do you have connections? How is the school doing presently in placement?

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Re: got a C+ second semester--time to drop out?

Postby LoyolaLaw2012 » Thu Jun 17, 2010 1:28 pm

You only got one bad grade? Can't you bring your GPA up in the subsequent semesters? Does anyone have experience with having a blemish on their transcript?

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Re: got a C+ second semester--time to drop out?

Postby pocket herc » Thu Jun 17, 2010 1:29 pm

OP is below median after 1L year, which is the most important year

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Re: got a C+ second semester--time to drop out?

Postby thexfactor » Thu Jun 17, 2010 1:34 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7OyKAFu50M

sing it with me... game over flip flip flip game over flip flip.....

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Re: got a C+ second semester--time to drop out?

Postby thesealocust » Thu Jun 17, 2010 1:37 pm

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Re: got a C+ second semester--time to drop out?

Postby lawhawk » Thu Jun 17, 2010 1:39 pm

Come on guys, is it really that bad? 55% of his class and it's hopeless? what if he had been 49%?

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Re: got a C+ second semester--time to drop out?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jun 17, 2010 1:41 pm

lawhawk wrote:Come on guys, is it really that bad? 55% of his class and it's hopeless? what if he had been 49%?


i am 10-15%tile at a 50 ranked school and I am worried about my job prospects.......

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Re: got a C+ second semester--time to drop out?

Postby thesealocust » Thu Jun 17, 2010 1:44 pm

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Re: got a C+ second semester--time to drop out?

Postby IAFG » Thu Jun 17, 2010 1:44 pm

thesealocust wrote:
lawhawk wrote:Come on guys, is it really that bad? 55% of his class and it's hopeless? what if he had been 49%?


For employment: It's not a problem at all. Hustle, find job, be lawyer.

For well paying and highly desirable legal employment: Below median at a 'lower tier 1' is missing by a mile, not an inch.

so i suppose a good question would be, "projected debt?"

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Re: got a C+ second semester--time to drop out?

Postby nn223 » Thu Jun 17, 2010 1:45 pm

lawhawk wrote:Come on guys, is it really that bad? 55% of his class and it's hopeless? what if he had been 49%?


He'd have the same shitty job prospects. Lower tier 1 you need to be at least top 10%.

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Re: got a C+ second semester--time to drop out?

Postby lawhawk » Thu Jun 17, 2010 1:47 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
lawhawk wrote:Come on guys, is it really that bad? 55% of his class and it's hopeless? what if he had been 49%?


i am 10-15%tile at a 50 ranked school and I am worried about my job prospects.......


But there's a difference between being worried about job prospects and being told that you're not going to find a job and should drop out. Surely someone in the top 20% will get a good job (probably not biglaw, but still...).

I just find it hard to believe that someone who is basically median at a top 50 school won't be able to get a legal job

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Re: got a C+ second semester--time to drop out?

Postby lawhawk » Thu Jun 17, 2010 1:49 pm

nn223 wrote:
lawhawk wrote:Come on guys, is it really that bad? 55% of his class and it's hopeless? what if he had been 49%?


He'd have the same shitty job prospects. Lower tier 1 you need to be at least top 10%.



then i guess my question is (and sorry if I hijack the thread) what do you have to be at a strong regional (UNC for instance haha) to have descent job prospects?

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Re: got a C+ second semester--time to drop out?

Postby thesealocust » Thu Jun 17, 2010 1:52 pm

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Re: got a C+ second semester--time to drop out?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jun 17, 2010 1:57 pm

Honestly, if i knew how bad the legal environment is out there, I prob would have reconsidered law school. I am thankful that I did well 15%tile at my t1/t2 school. In previous years like 07, I would be golden, however the biglaw landscape has changed dramatically......

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Re: got a C+ second semester--time to drop out?

Postby General Tso » Thu Jun 17, 2010 1:59 pm

which class was the C+??

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Re: got a C+ second semester--time to drop out?

Postby lawhawk » Thu Jun 17, 2010 1:59 pm

Sorry for the vagueness. Yeah, not biglaw (I have no desire for that). 65-80k job in the Southeast I guess was more of what I meant. Thanks.

I guess maybe I am deluding myself by thinking that I don't have to be top 15% to get that?

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Re: got a C+ second semester--time to drop out?

Postby 09042014 » Thu Jun 17, 2010 1:59 pm

lawhawk wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
lawhawk wrote:Come on guys, is it really that bad? 55% of his class and it's hopeless? what if he had been 49%?


i am 10-15%tile at a 50 ranked school and I am worried about my job prospects.......


But there's a difference between being worried about job prospects and being told that you're not going to find a job and should drop out. Surely someone in the top 20% will get a good job (probably not biglaw, but still...).

I just find it hard to believe that someone who is basically median at a top 50 school won't be able to get a legal job


One of TLS's Admins is an unemployed T14, top 1/3 graduate.

People aren't fucking around when they say it is bad out there.

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Re: got a C+ second semester--time to drop out?

Postby thesealocust » Thu Jun 17, 2010 2:00 pm

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Re: got a C+ second semester--time to drop out?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jun 17, 2010 2:03 pm

The biglaw firm I am interning (Unpaid) at over the summer is planning on taking only a handful of 2l SA next year. Guess what, they are looking at TOP schools with TOP grades + candidates with local connections. This firm isnt even top 100.

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lawhawk wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
lawhawk wrote:Come on guys, is it really that bad? 55% of his class and it's hopeless? what if he had been 49%?


i am 10-15%tile at a 50 ranked school and I am worried about my job prospects.......


But there's a difference between being worried about job prospects and being told that you're not going to find a job and should drop out. Surely someone in the top 20% will get a good job (probably not biglaw, but still...).

I just find it hard to believe that someone who is basically median at a top 50 school won't be able to get a legal job


One of TLS's Admins is an unemployed T14, top 1/3 graduate.

People aren't fucking around when they say it is bad out there.




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