REMINDER: if you graduate with below a 3.4 from UVA law

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REMINDER: if you graduate with below a 3.4 from UVA law

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jan 19, 2012 3:35 pm

you will NOT be recruited as a lateral until you are at least a Senior Associate. You may be able to hustle your way to a lateral position before then, but you won't be receiving recruiting calls.

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Re: REMINDER: if you graduate with below a 3.4 from UVA law

Postby c3pO4 » Thu Jan 19, 2012 4:22 pm

frak, my gods!

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Re: REMINDER: if you graduate with below a 3.4 from UVA law

Postby Indifferent » Thu Jan 19, 2012 4:26 pm

wut

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Re: REMINDER: if you graduate with below a 3.4 from UVA law

Postby 005618502 » Thu Jan 19, 2012 4:40 pm

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Re: REMINDER: if you graduate with below a 3.4 from UVA law

Postby MrPapagiorgio » Thu Jan 19, 2012 4:41 pm

Indifferent wrote:wut

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Re: REMINDER: if you graduate with below a 3.4 from UVA law

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jan 19, 2012 4:52 pm

OP here. I've learned this from sad experience. One of my friends is a junior associated and graduated around median. He gets ZERO calls from recruiters. Another friend, a graduate from UVA during the same year and a junior associate at a similarly-ranked firm, left with a 3.5+ and gets 3-4 calls a week.

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Re: REMINDER: if you graduate with below a 3.4 from UVA law

Postby ben4847 » Thu Jan 19, 2012 4:58 pm

I wanna be an associated.

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Re: REMINDER: if you graduate with below a 3.4 from UVA law

Postby bk1 » Thu Jan 19, 2012 5:01 pm

Anonymous User wrote:OP here. I've learned this from sad experience. One of my friends is a junior associated and graduated around median. He gets ZERO calls from recruiters. Another friend, a graduate from UVA during the same year and a junior associate at a similarly-ranked firm, left with a 3.5+ and gets 3-4 calls a week.


So 2 friends equals a trend?

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Re: REMINDER: if you graduate with below a 3.4 from UVA law

Postby Morgan12Oak » Thu Jan 19, 2012 5:02 pm

Anonymous User wrote:OP here. I've learned this from sad experience. One of my friends is a junior associated and graduated around median. He gets ZERO calls from recruiters. Another friend, a graduate from UVA during the same year and a junior associate at a similarly-ranked firm, left with a 3.5+ and gets 3-4 calls a week.


Yeah, this makes it standard. HTH your friend who is an associated is probably just an outcast.

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Re: REMINDER: if you graduate with below a 3.4 from UVA law

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jan 19, 2012 5:13 pm

Morgan12Oak wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:OP here. I've learned this from sad experience. One of my friends is a junior associated and graduated around median. He gets ZERO calls from recruiters. Another friend, a graduate from UVA during the same year and a junior associate at a similarly-ranked firm, left with a 3.5+ and gets 3-4 calls a week.


Yeah, this makes it standard. HTH your friend who is an associated is probably just an outcast.


Try finding an ad on here for a lateral position that doesn't require at least a 3.4 from a top law school:

http://www.kinneyrecruiting.com/jobs

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Re: REMINDER: if you graduate with below a 3.4 from UVA law

Postby IAFG » Thu Jan 19, 2012 5:14 pm

What a strange thread.

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Re: REMINDER: if you graduate with below a 3.4 from UVA law

Postby 20130312 » Thu Jan 19, 2012 5:17 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Morgan12Oak wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:OP here. I've learned this from sad experience. One of my friends is a junior associated and graduated around median. He gets ZERO calls from recruiters. Another friend, a graduate from UVA during the same year and a junior associate at a similarly-ranked firm, left with a 3.5+ and gets 3-4 calls a week.


Yeah, this makes it standard. HTH your friend who is an associated is probably just an outcast.


Try finding an ad on here for a lateral position that doesn't require at least a 3.4 from a top law school:

http://www.kinneyrecruiting.com/jobs


The very first one I looked at doesn't have a required GPA. Therefore, by your statistical methods, none of them require a GPA!

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Re: REMINDER: if you graduate with below a 3.4 from UVA law

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jan 19, 2012 5:19 pm

In fairness there's some truth to what he's saying. It seems that a lot of big firms and DOJ almost never stop caring about grades. Another reason to abandon the prestige ship after a couple of years working in that environment.

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Re: REMINDER: if you graduate with below a 3.4 from UVA law

Postby IAFG » Thu Jan 19, 2012 5:20 pm

IAFG wrote:What a strange thread.

You know, I will admit, I didn't know grades mattered for lateral recruiting, so I have determined this thread was not a total waste of time for me. Thanks, OP. I appreciate the reminder not to bomb 2L & 3L out of laziness.

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Re: REMINDER: if you graduate with below a 3.4 from UVA law

Postby 20130312 » Thu Jan 19, 2012 5:21 pm

IAFG wrote:
IAFG wrote:What a strange thread.

You know, I will admit, I didn't know grades mattered for lateral recruiting, so I have determined this thread was not a total waste of time for me. Thanks, OP. I appreciate the reminder not to bomb 2L & 3L out of laziness.

Hmm...

InGoodFaith wrote:The very first one I looked at doesn't have a required GPA. Therefore, by your statistical methods, none of them require a GPA!


I also enjoy quoting myself!

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Re: REMINDER: if you graduate with below a 3.4 from UVA law

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jan 19, 2012 5:23 pm

InGoodFaith wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Morgan12Oak wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:OP here. I've learned this from sad experience. One of my friends is a junior associated and graduated around median. He gets ZERO calls from recruiters. Another friend, a graduate from UVA during the same year and a junior associate at a similarly-ranked firm, left with a 3.5+ and gets 3-4 calls a week.


Yeah, this makes it standard. HTH your friend who is an associated is probably just an outcast.


Try finding an ad on here for a lateral position that doesn't require at least a 3.4 from a top law school:

http://www.kinneyrecruiting.com/jobs


The very first one I looked at doesn't have a required GPA. Therefore, by your statistical methods, none of them require a GPA!


That ad requires "excellent academics" =/= <3.4 from UVA. HTH.

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Re: REMINDER: if you graduate with below a 3.4 from UVA law

Postby IAFG » Thu Jan 19, 2012 5:23 pm

InGoodFaith wrote:
IAFG wrote:
IAFG wrote:What a strange thread.

You know, I will admit, I didn't know grades mattered for lateral recruiting, so I have determined this thread was not a total waste of time for me. Thanks, OP. I appreciate the reminder not to bomb 2L & 3L out of laziness.

Hmm...

InGoodFaith wrote:The very first one I looked at doesn't have a required GPA. Therefore, by your statistical methods, none of them require a GPA!


I also enjoy quoting myself!

All the ones in my practice area of choice did. His method doesn't have to be good for his message to be worthwhile.

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Re: REMINDER: if you graduate with below a 3.4 from UVA law

Postby Helmholtz » Thu Jan 19, 2012 5:28 pm

But TLS told me that it doesn't matter where you went to school after you get your first job. I guess this is something that potential transfers should keep in mind if they're not already at one of the top twenty schools.

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Re: REMINDER: if you graduate with below a 3.4 from UVA law

Postby booboo » Thu Jan 19, 2012 5:32 pm

What is a 3.4 at UVA anyway?

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Re: REMINDER: if you graduate with below a 3.4 from UVA law

Postby 5ky » Thu Jan 19, 2012 5:36 pm

booboo wrote:What is a 3.4 at UVA anyway?


A little under top third.

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Re: REMINDER: if you graduate with below a 3.4 from UVA law

Postby dood » Thu Jan 19, 2012 5:37 pm

REMINDER: going to law school outside of HY Chicago = u already failed at life; put on sweatpants and stop trying to "lateral" to a better position

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Re: REMINDER: if you graduate with below a 3.4 from UVA law

Postby MrPapagiorgio » Thu Jan 19, 2012 5:39 pm

dood wrote:REMINDER: going to law school outside of HY Chicago = u already failed at life; put on sweatpants and stop trying to "lateral" to a better position

But I was born and bred for success and achievement.

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Re: REMINDER: if you graduate with below a 3.4 from UVA law

Postby IAFG » Thu Jan 19, 2012 5:39 pm

Helmholtz wrote:But TLS told me that it doesn't matter where you went to school after you get your first job. I guess this is something that potential transfers should keep in mind if they're not already at one of the top twenty schools.

Also a good point. Of course, recruiters are only one way of lateraling, and probably not even the best way, but it does say something about lateral hiring practices.

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Re: REMINDER: if you graduate with below a 3.4 from UVA law

Postby dood » Thu Jan 19, 2012 5:48 pm

MrPapagiorgio wrote:
dood wrote:REMINDER: going to law school outside of HY Chicago = u already failed at life; put on sweatpants and stop trying to "lateral" to a better position

But I was born and bred for success and achievement.


Lol this guy:

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Re: REMINDER: if you graduate with below a 3.4 from UVA law

Postby yngblkgifted » Thu Jan 19, 2012 5:56 pm

dood wrote:REMINDER: going to law school outside of HY Chicago = u already failed at life; put on sweatpants and stop trying to "lateral" to a better position


As funny as this looks, this actually seems to be the un-challenged and bull-shit belief of too many people on this website.




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