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Academics vs. Experience

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jun 22, 2010 12:15 pm

Are there any firms that are known for giving great weight to one's work experience (particularly legal-related) over their academic performance in law school?

Any advice for pushing yourself at OCI if you have great legal experience but 1L grades aren't fantastic?

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Re: Academics vs. Experience

Postby pocket herc » Tue Jun 22, 2010 12:22 pm

how "not fantastic"?

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Re: Academics vs. Experience

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jun 22, 2010 12:26 pm

"not fantastic" as in a little over a 3.3 GPA. Not sure how this will place in class rank, as they have not come out yet. Not at a top school, but a decent one with a huge alumni base.

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Re: Academics vs. Experience

Postby 09042014 » Tue Jun 22, 2010 12:28 pm

Anonymous User wrote:"not fantastic" as in a little over a 3.3 GPA. Not sure how this will place in class rank, as they have not come out yet. Not at a top school, but a decent one with a huge alumni base.


Georgetown?

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Re: Academics vs. Experience

Postby pocket herc » Tue Jun 22, 2010 12:31 pm

some sense of where it might place you though? top 25%, top 20%, etc.?

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Re: Academics vs. Experience

Postby Bosque » Tue Jun 22, 2010 7:50 pm

pocket herc wrote:some sense of where it might place you though? top 25%, top 20%, etc.?


OP has a 3.3 in probably a lower T14? Probably median.

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Re: Academics vs. Experience

Postby Aeroplane » Tue Jun 22, 2010 7:56 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Are there any firms that are known for giving great weight to one's work experience (particularly legal-related) over their academic performance in law school?

Any advice for pushing yourself at OCI if you have great legal experience but 1L grades aren't fantastic?

What do you mean by "great" legal experience? Does it stand out somehow from everyone else's 1L summer?




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