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thrillerjesus
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Class Rank question

Postby thrillerjesus » Thu Feb 03, 2011 9:18 pm

My school gave out 1L class rank recently, and apparently their policy is to only give out the official rank in decile. I'm top 10%. I spoke to the registrar's office, and they said that their policy is that if you're top 10% they will unofficially tell you if you are top 5% or not. I'm top 5%. However, they refuse to break it down further than that.

Is there any artful way to let prospective summer employers, or transfer targets, know that I'm actually at least top 5%, without sounding like a dick?

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Re: Class Rank question

Postby vamedic03 » Thu Feb 03, 2011 9:39 pm

thrillerjesus wrote:My school gave out 1L class rank recently, and apparently their policy is to only give out the official rank in decile. I'm top 10%. I spoke to the registrar's office, and they said that their policy is that if you're top 10% they will unofficially tell you if you are top 5% or not. I'm top 5%. However, they refuse to break it down further than that.

Is there any artful way to let prospective summer employers, or transfer targets, know that I'm actually at least top 5%, without sounding like a dick?


No.

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Re: Class Rank question

Postby Cupidity » Thu Feb 03, 2011 9:42 pm

If ur CDO finds out you gave out unauthorized statistics, you will be in a lot of trouble.

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Re: Class Rank question

Postby 2011Law » Thu Feb 03, 2011 9:45 pm

vamedic03 wrote:
thrillerjesus wrote:My school gave out 1L class rank recently, and apparently their policy is to only give out the official rank in decile. I'm top 10%. I spoke to the registrar's office, and they said that their policy is that if you're top 10% they will unofficially tell you if you are top 5% or not. I'm top 5%. However, they refuse to break it down further than that.

Is there any artful way to let prospective summer employers, or transfer targets, know that I'm actually at least top 5%, without sounding like a dick?


No.


Kinda sucks that the school doesn't give out the actual rank if you're in the top part of the class. I'd understand why they might do that for the bottom 1/3 or so though.

Anyway, I'm only a 0L, but I'd imagine that you should only say you're in the top % that the school will confirm for employers.

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Re: Class Rank question

Postby Unitas » Thu Feb 03, 2011 9:58 pm

Cupidity wrote:If ur CDO finds out you gave out unauthorized statistics, you will be in a lot of trouble.


I'm just curious, how would you be in a lot of trouble? What could they possibly do.. They gave you the information knowing full well you wanted it for employment issues.

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Re: Class Rank question

Postby thrillerjesus » Thu Feb 03, 2011 10:05 pm

Cupidity wrote:If ur CDO finds out you gave out unauthorized statistics, you will be in a lot of trouble.


The unofficial rank was actually disseminated in an email, so I do have it in writing. Could you elaborate on what kind of trouble I could find myself in if I use it? I wasn't aware that that could be an issue.

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Re: Class Rank question

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Feb 04, 2011 1:28 am

thrillerjesus wrote:
Cupidity wrote:If ur CDO finds out you gave out unauthorized statistics, you will be in a lot of trouble.


The unofficial rank was actually disseminated in an email, so I do have it in writing. Could you elaborate on what kind of trouble I could find myself in if I use it? I wasn't aware that that could be an issue.


It won't be a problem. I've used unofficial rank before, only when confirmed by my CDO. The quoted poster is incorrect that this is 'unauthorized' — it _was_ authorized.

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Re: Class Rank question

Postby ggocat » Fri Feb 04, 2011 10:30 am

If your school doesn't prohibit you from doing so, you can give out a rank range. It is more appropriate to give out the cutoff GPA.

E.g., if you have a 3.8 and the top 5% is 3.70, I would say "GPA: 3.8/4.0 (top 5% = 3.70)"
If you don't have the GPA cutoff for top 5%, then I would say "GPA: 3.8/4.0 (top 1-5%)"

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Re: Class Rank question

Postby de5igual » Sat Feb 05, 2011 11:52 am

Anonymous User wrote:
thrillerjesus wrote:
Cupidity wrote:If ur CDO finds out you gave out unauthorized statistics, you will be in a lot of trouble.


The unofficial rank was actually disseminated in an email, so I do have it in writing. Could you elaborate on what kind of trouble I could find myself in if I use it? I wasn't aware that that could be an issue.


It won't be a problem. I've used unofficial rank before, only when confirmed by my CDO. The quoted poster is incorrect that this is 'unauthorized' — it _was_ authorized.


it seems based on the OP that the 5% was probably authorized, but implying that it's "at least" 5% probably isn't. What can they do? Ban you from interviews for a certain period of time.




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