3.08 at Duke 2L Summer Options

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3.08 at Duke 2L Summer Options

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 01, 2011 11:29 pm

We don't release ranks, but 3.08 at Duke puts me well below the median class grade of 3.3. I am on Moot Court and we have not heard about journals yet but with my GPA Im not optimistic. I obviously know that I have dug myself into a hole here. What are my options for 2L summer? Any chance at firms (not necessarily Vault) in small markets? What should I look into?

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Re: 3.08 at Duke 2L Summer Options

Postby jawsthegreat » Fri Jul 01, 2011 11:57 pm

Anonymous User wrote:We don't release ranks, but 3.08 at Duke puts me well below the median class grade of 3.3. I am on Moot Court and we have not heard about journals yet but with my GPA Im not optimistic. I obviously know that I have dug myself into a hole here. What are my options for 2L summer? Any chance at firms (not necessarily Vault) in small markets? What should I look into?



Where are you from?

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Re: 3.08 at Duke 2L Summer Options

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jul 02, 2011 12:06 am

jawsthegreat wrote:[

Where are you from?


OP here. I'd prefer not to say, because it might give away who I am to anyone from Duke reading this. I will say that is a larger city that is not a premier legal market such as NYC, DC, or Chicago.

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Re: 3.08 at Duke 2L Summer Options

Postby jawsthegreat » Sat Jul 02, 2011 12:08 am

Anonymous User wrote:
jawsthegreat wrote:[

Where are you from?


OP here. I'd prefer not to say, because it might give away who I am to anyone from Duke reading this. I will say that is a larger city that is not a premier legal market such as NYC, DC, or Chicago.


How's philadelphia this time of year?

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Re: 3.08 at Duke 2L Summer Options

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jul 02, 2011 12:19 am

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How's philadelphia this time of year?


OP. haha not that large. But lets not turn this into a guessing game.

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Re: 3.08 at Duke 2L Summer Options

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jul 02, 2011 12:26 am

Bomb NyC, resume bomb wherever you have ties. Not sure what else you want.

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Re: 3.08 at Duke 2L Summer Options

Postby uvahooo » Sat Jul 02, 2011 12:32 am

what is duke's median gpa? 3.3?

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Re: 3.08 at Duke 2L Summer Options

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jul 02, 2011 12:43 am

uvahooo wrote:what is duke's median gpa? 3.3?


yes

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Re: 3.08 at Duke 2L Summer Options

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jul 02, 2011 5:54 pm

*Bump*

I feel your pain man, 3.0 at Duke. Do you happen to know what GPA = bottom 10%/bottom quarter? Also, to the general TLS people who see this, I don't really have any interest thus far in litigation and am mostly bidding on NYC firms that have stronger transactional departments and bigger summer classes, is that the way to go? If a firm has a 40 person summer class and is not as grade conscious, is a 3.0 STILL too low to even have a shot from Duke?

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Re: 3.08 at Duke 2L Summer Options

Postby Kohinoor » Sun Jul 03, 2011 1:27 pm

Anonymous User wrote:*Bump*

I feel your pain man, 3.0 at Duke. Do you happen to know what GPA = bottom 10%/bottom quarter? Also, to the general TLS people who see this, I don't really have any interest thus far in litigation and am mostly bidding on NYC firms that have stronger transactional departments and bigger summer classes, is that the way to go? If a firm has a 40 person summer class and is not as grade conscious, is a 3.0 STILL too low to even have a shot from Duke?
Do you have good softs/diversity bonuses?

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Re: 3.08 at Duke 2L Summer Options

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 04, 2011 3:11 pm

How much would that matter coming from Duke/looking to NYC market?

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Re: 3.08 at Duke 2L Summer Options

Postby lawgod » Mon Jul 04, 2011 3:12 pm

I'd say this much:
If you're on moot court, you may want to play up your interest in litigation.




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