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Venable and Grades?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jun 09, 2011 6:03 pm

Anyone have any insight to how selective Venable is with their NY and DC offices in regards to grades? Non-IP positions specifically.

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Re: Venable and Grades?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jun 09, 2011 6:07 pm

At my T25, I believe they requested top 20% approx grades (though I could be wrong on that) So perhaps that gives you a gauge

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Re: Venable and Grades?

Postby thesealocust » Thu Jun 09, 2011 10:53 pm

Anonymous User wrote:At my T25, I believe they requested top 20% approx grades (though I could be wrong on that) So perhaps that gives you a gauge


thesealocust wrote:A wise and insightful person once wrote:

PSA - when a firm lists its GPA preference and requirements, you should do the following: Ignore them entirely and mother fucking ask career services.

Firms lie through their god damned teeth on those things, and I want to keep harping on it, because it is VERY IMPORTANT TO YOUR CAREER PROSPECTS. The firms are lying or naive or outsourcing their symplicity profiles to India or who knows what, but if you ask a 3 year old with a box of crayons to draw you the cut off for a firm you'll get a better answer than the firm's published cutoff on your OCI software.

Firms aren't consistently high, or consistently low - they're just consistently full of shit. A firm that says "top third required" might hire to median, it might hire from the top 3% without exception, and there's even a remote chance it will hire from the top third. But those pieces of data simply cannot be relied upon at all. Not even in a cursory way. Not for comparison's sake, not when nothing else will do. You need to completely disregard them, and beg/borrow/steal data from career services. Your (and that's the royal 'your' for everyone out their reading in paranoid law student land) career depends on it.

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Re: Venable and Grades?

Postby Bronte » Thu Jun 09, 2011 11:17 pm

thesealocust wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:At my T25, I believe they requested top 20% approx grades (though I could be wrong on that) So perhaps that gives you a gauge


thesealocust wrote:A wise and insightful person once wrote:

PSA - when a firm lists its GPA preference and requirements, you should do the following: Ignore them entirely and mother fucking ask career services.

Firms lie through their god damned teeth on those things, and I want to keep harping on it, because it is VERY IMPORTANT TO YOUR CAREER PROSPECTS. The firms are lying or naive or outsourcing their symplicity profiles to India or who knows what, but if you ask a 3 year old with a box of crayons to draw you the cut off for a firm you'll get a better answer than the firm's published cutoff on your OCI software.

Firms aren't consistently high, or consistently low - they're just consistently full of shit. A firm that says "top third required" might hire to median, it might hire from the top 3% without exception, and there's even a remote chance it will hire from the top third. But those pieces of data simply cannot be relied upon at all. Not even in a cursory way. Not for comparison's sake, not when nothing else will do. You need to completely disregard them, and beg/borrow/steal data from career services. Your (and that's the royal 'your' for everyone out their reading in paranoid law student land) career depends on it.


Epic.

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Re: Venable and Grades?

Postby dood » Thu Jun 09, 2011 11:23 pm

Firms aren't consistently high, or consistently low - they're just consistently full of shit. A firm that says "top third required" might hire to median, it might hire from the top 3% without exception, and there's even a remote chance it will hire from the top third.

CREDITED. better yet, just ask a bunch of 3Ls with similar grades who they bid on and who they got interviews with. cause career services sometimes doesnt know either.




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