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Cravath wants UG transcript

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 19, 2011 9:45 pm

...and I'm curious how the UG transcript factors into an ultimate hiring decision. It seems odd to me that they ask for it in the first place, given that they're the only top firm that wants it. Especially since many people take a significant chunk of time off between UG and LS - or have an entirely different career before entering LS - I don't understand its real relevance.

Is it a tiebreaker? Can anyone who has previously interviewed with Cravath speak to this?

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Re: Cravath wants UG transcript

Postby somewhatwayward » Tue Jul 19, 2011 10:10 pm

let me guess.....you have a shit UG transcript?

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Re: Cravath wants UG transcript

Postby TaipeiMort » Tue Jul 19, 2011 10:15 pm

You whine. McKinsey requires SAT and ACT.

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Re: Cravath wants UG transcript

Postby shoeshine » Tue Jul 19, 2011 10:17 pm

Do they ask for LSAT scores too?

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Re: Cravath wants UG transcript

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 19, 2011 10:19 pm

op here.

lulz, my UG transcript is just peachy. what's that they say about curiosity and cats.....?

and no, they don't ask for LSATs.

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Re: Cravath wants UG transcript

Postby Verity » Tue Jul 19, 2011 10:25 pm

Are you trying to do IP?

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Re: Cravath wants UG transcript

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 19, 2011 10:26 pm

Verity wrote:Are you trying to do IP?


No. Why?

Edit: Wait, I see why. No.

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Re: Cravath wants UG transcript

Postby shoeshine » Tue Jul 19, 2011 10:28 pm

Anonymous User wrote: they don't ask for LSATs.

This policy seems like it would hurt splitters. Still, who knows if they actually look at the UG transcripts.

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Re: Cravath wants UG transcript

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 19, 2011 10:30 pm

I had a firm ask me for my LSAT score, no lie.

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Re: Cravath wants UG transcript

Postby Verity » Tue Jul 19, 2011 10:31 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I had a firm ask me for my LSAT score, no lie.


Kindly out this firm.

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Re: Cravath wants UG transcript

Postby shoeshine » Tue Jul 19, 2011 10:31 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I had a firm ask me for my LSAT score, no lie.

Was it a major firm (NLJ 250)?

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Re: Cravath wants UG transcript

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 19, 2011 10:35 pm

shoeshine wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I had a firm ask me for my LSAT score, no lie.

Was it a major firm (NLJ 250)?


No, midlaw.

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Re: Cravath wants UG transcript

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 19, 2011 10:36 pm

shoeshine wrote:
Anonymous User wrote: they don't ask for LSATs.

This policy seems like it would hurt splitters. Still, who knows if they actually look at the UG transcripts.


Yeah, that's exactly what I was thinking. I mean - if you did well during 1L and scored an interview, who cares about UG?

They're asking me to bring a physical copy to the interview, so who knows if they'll even ask for it. But UGH do not want to spend $30 on the ordering fee!

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Re: Cravath wants UG transcript

Postby Verity » Tue Jul 19, 2011 10:36 pm

shoeshine wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I had a firm ask me for my LSAT score, no lie.

Was it a major firm (NLJ 250)?


Don't be a softie, shoeshine.

Out it.

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Re: Cravath wants UG transcript

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 19, 2011 10:39 pm

Verity wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I had a firm ask me for my LSAT score, no lie.


Kindly out this firm.


Out firm = totally out self. Its probably not a place you are likely to apply.

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Re: Cravath wants UG transcript

Postby Verity » Tue Jul 19, 2011 11:19 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Verity wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I had a firm ask me for my LSAT score, no lie.


Kindly out this firm.


Out firm = totally out self. Its probably not a place you are likely to apply.


I'm sure you're not the only one they've asked for an LSAT score.

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Re: Cravath wants UG transcript

Postby thesealocust » Wed Jul 20, 2011 1:26 am

This has to be the most neurotically niche question I have ever seen on TLS. They mostly do it because their recruiting strategy involves a lot of puffery and uniquelt obnoxious decisions. Their callbacks are also often 2x+ the length of other firms.

Why?

Because.

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Re: Cravath wants UG transcript

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 20, 2011 11:37 am

Does Cravath require an UG transcript from students at every school? At MVP, haven't seen any indication that they do.

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Re: Cravath wants UG transcript

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 20, 2011 11:47 am

Anonymous User wrote:Does Cravath require an UG transcript from students at every school? At MVP, haven't seen any indication that they do.


I go to MVP.. they asked for mine along with my application materials, and I know from friends that they asked for it at least one of CCN too (it explicitly said on their symplicity page that they wanted undergrad transcripts). When I did the callback, no one mentioned it, and the interviewers didn't appear to have it in their packets (but I can't be certain). I think it's more of a pre-callback vetting thing than anything else.

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Re: Cravath wants UG transcript

Postby SchopenhauerFTW » Thu Jul 21, 2011 2:54 am

TaipeiMort wrote:You whine. McKinsey requires SAT and ACT.

:shock:

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Re: Cravath wants UG transcript

Postby rayiner » Thu Jul 21, 2011 2:56 am

Anonymous User wrote:Does Cravath require an UG transcript from students at every school? At MVP, haven't seen any indication that they do.


At Northwestern, their Symplicity page does not ask for undergrad transcripts. I have a feeling they don't even want to see the kind of TTT GPAs Northwestern lets in.




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