Anonymous User wrote:I don't want to be rude, but OP, why are you freaking out about the 176.9?
The median probably wont be a 177, it may even be a 176.8 for all you know.
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The "median" to employers, from what I understand is 176-178.5. Basically, a few firms actually care about grade cut-offs. Everyone else wants the grade-on kids, but will settle for the average w/good w/e, social skills, connection, etc. They only shoot down the people with very low grades. The bottom 15% of firms at OCI will take anything that fits and will probably take the bottom 15% people.
I mean, lets be straight. There are a few people who grade on. Everything between a 176 and a 178.5 is luck.
I studied 3 hours for elements and read and got a 182. I studied for years for property and got a 173 after hitting all of the major issues and even turning to another student before the test (who got a 182) and quoting to him exactly what the fact pattern would address. I guess my property teacher didn't like the fact that I didn't write well or something.
Everyone is like you. I have a friend who got a 173 in Epstein who knew the material cold and got all of the issues. I went to class 75% of the time, and never, ever read, missed Erie and like three other MAJOR issues, and got a 177 because I studied one minor rule that dominated the first of the three questions on the fact pattern.
Everyone has been through law school, they know at top 5 schools there are very, very few x-boxers or lazy dumb people. They also probably graduated during the boom and were medianish themselves.
Median= Not bombing tests like crazy, or ending up in the top 15%.
Job therefore= Being more special than the rest of the medianish 80% in at least one interview and call-back (work experience, write-on, physical attractiveness, interview skills, bidding strategy, luck, being well-dressed, interesting hobby, having an easy home market, better economy, not bad social skills, etc.)
Oh, and to also justify the use of the Anon feature, don't apply to Lockelord in Texas, they are bleeding jobs but still hiring and cycling through quickly from what I hear.
Wow this post is harsh but effective. More median ppl need to read this.