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kalvano
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Stupid Question

Postby kalvano » Mon May 23, 2011 8:00 pm

Is there a place to find out different firms OCI requirements? Like class percentile, Law Review / moot court / mock trial, etc?

I know it's on Symplicty, but is there anywhere else?

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Re: Stupid Question

Postby Cupidity » Mon May 23, 2011 8:07 pm

NALP Quicksearch has general firm-provided information. It won't allow you to tailor their curve to match your school

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Re: Stupid Question

Postby What the f.supp? » Mon May 23, 2011 8:08 pm

Here's the link: --LinkRemoved--

Some firms have more comprehensive info than others. A good amount have actual ranking requirements (e.g. top 10%), but it seems like the more prestigious firms just have some iteration of "superior grades." Good luck!

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Re: Stupid Question

Postby kalvano » Mon May 23, 2011 8:22 pm

Thanks, for some reason I completely missed that section in the NALP database.

Bless the employers who actually put numerical requirements. I hate the "academic excellence" dance. Just come out and say what you want.

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Re: Stupid Question

Postby Renzo » Mon May 23, 2011 9:03 pm

The numerical requirements are 100% unadulterated bullshit, so don't get too excited about them. A firm that says "top 25%" on it's NALP form might mean "has a pulse" at some schools and "only #1 student" at another school.

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Re: Stupid Question

Postby kalvano » Mon May 23, 2011 9:06 pm

I'm only looking at the Texas firms that recruit mainly from Texas schools, so I think they might be a little more accurate?

Who knows.

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Re: Stupid Question

Postby What the f.supp? » Mon May 23, 2011 9:18 pm

Renzo wrote:The numerical requirements are 100% unadulterated bullshit, so don't get too excited about them. A firm that says "top 25%" on it's NALP form might mean "has a pulse" at some schools and "only #1 student" at another school.


Man I wish I knew (or had the common sense to think of) this last year! I was really interested in Ober|Kaler but fell out of the top 10% and, since I didn't meet their requirements, I didn't apply.

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Re: Stupid Question

Postby DAJ_Summer » Mon May 23, 2011 10:55 pm

Renzo wrote:The numerical requirements are 100% unadulterated bullshit, so don't get too excited about them. A firm that says "top 25%" on it's NALP form might mean "has a pulse" at some schools and "only #1 student" at another school.


This was definitely my experience. I found data from career services - or old sets of such data from other students - was the only reliable info out there. Firms would often post grade ranges that were wildly inaccurate, in either direction.




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