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Any chance at OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jun 06, 2011 4:21 pm

I'm a rising 2L at Cornell with a 3.3 GPA in the fall. Unfortunately after the spring I now have a 3.1 cumulative GPA. Median is 3.3 top 5% is 3.78 top 10% is 3.73.

Do I have any chance at OCI and can anyone calculate my approximate class rank percentile?

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Re: Any chance at OCI

Postby 09042014 » Mon Jun 06, 2011 4:24 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I'm a rising 2L at Cornell with a 3.3 GPA in the fall. Unfortunately after the spring I now have a 3.1 cumulative GPA. Median is 3.3 top 5% is 3.78 top 10% is 3.73.

Do I have any chance at OCI and can anyone calculate my approximate class rank percentile?


Assuming it's a perfect normal distribution, which it isn't, you'd be about bottom quarter.

Definitely not good, but not out of the ball game.

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Re: Any chance at OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jun 06, 2011 4:51 pm

I'm also a rising 2L at Cornell with a 3.4 in the fall and now with a cumulative of 3.2. I'm resigned to the fact I may have to give up on big law unless (maybe even if) I make law review.

This sucksssss. I worked so hard.

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Re: Any chance at OCI

Postby 09042014 » Mon Jun 06, 2011 4:53 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I'm also a rising 2L at Cornell with a 3.4 in the fall and now with a cumulative of 3.2. I'm resigned to the fact I may have to give up on big law unless (maybe even if) I make law review.

This sucksssss.


Do your research on bidding. 3.2 is a lot better than 3.1.

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Re: Any chance at OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jun 06, 2011 5:59 pm

Similar position to y'all (3.31). My only advice is to talk to Dean DeRosa or Suzanne Hess about how to spin any less than desirable grades (that's my plan anyway). And trying to remain confident without getting our hopes up.

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Re: Any chance at OCI

Postby Younger Abstention » Mon Jun 06, 2011 10:56 pm

My advice for you all is that in addition to OCI, send TARGETED mailings to regional big/midlaw firms in smaller markets in which you have ties to.




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