harrijust86 wrote:Anonymous User wrote:Anonymous User wrote:lawschooliseasy wrote:Anybody around that has info on what (if anything) they landed from medianish grades at a T30-T25?
Median at T25, multiple offers, 2 at biglaw V60-70, 3 at market paying boutiques. But I am doing patents, so that is why. I know other people doing patent work from my school with similar grades who have offers at biglaw or boutiques too. I would not expect these results from anyone with median at a T25 who wasn't in patents.
This sounds like me. Above median (40% is my estimate) at T25 and going to a market paying boutique in a competitive market. Not 100% sure I want to do patent work but with my grades and no real work experience I didn't feel like I had a choice. I had midlaw options in a secondary market, but if someone's offering me 160 who am I to turn it down? I have no patent experience and am not eligible to sit for the patent bar...(yet). I do think my main positive was that my resume, and the way I talk about my past experiences, really show that I am a hard worker and am not afraid of science. I worked part-time throughout undergrad and busted out 6 internships before law school (half science-related, half law-related). I'm also working for a professor this semester, on a secondary journal, and involved in a community service project. Could I stop doing all this and get better grades? Probably, but I think the extra time studying would only improve my grades slightly whereas these other experiences help distinguish me from the other slightly above median students.
This! (I hope)
I'm sure I could have gotten better grades 1L year, and in undergrad for that matter (surely couldn't have gotten much worse). I chose to put a more time and effort into other things; friendships, extracurriculars, etc. Will I regret it if I don't end up making 160k? Maybe, but most likely not. Will I cherish it if I do end up making 160k? Of course.
(Edit: I am sure I want to do patent work)
(Last anon you quoted) Good luck! I'm sure the time you spend not studying electrical circuits or whatever made you a better communicator anyway. Play up your writing and people skills--I think boutiques treat these like bonus points.