lsplz wrote:For what it's worth-- My impression, as a rising 2L at yls, from anecdotal evidence of talking to upperclassmen, is that: 1. Median is probably 1 H grade (keep in mind that MOST non-seminar classes give out no more than 30% H's, and many give out only top 20%, or use measures like "1.5 SD above the average." I bet 40% of students have no H's after 1st year, as most take no more than 3 graded classes; you could very well be in the top 40% of all your classes and get no H's. That said, some small classes give them to almost everyone. And 2. Because our transcripts are so mysterious, most firms focus primarily on personality and, more importantly, demonstrated interest; a person with a bunch of corporate classes is going to do much better than someone who took all clinics or public interest-related things, or classes that suggest that they are really gunning for, say, academia or politics and won't stick around a firm (keep in mind, everyone, that we pick our own classes after 1st semester). The big fear isn't "not smart enough;" it's "not actually interested in doing law firm work."
4 of the CR's are first-semester classes (which everyone gets), and one is probably from a clinic.
This makes a lot of sense, lsplz.
Four of the seven CRs I have are from first-semester courses. Two of the remaining three CRs are from reading groups, and the remaining one is from a clinic. I've only taken three "graded" courses, all of which were large lectures.