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What kind of chance do I have at 1L paid gig?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jan 29, 2012 7:39 pm

3.93 first semester at T20 school in DC... but no real work experience previously. Will grades actually help me that much? Thanks in advance.

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Re: What kind of chance do I have at 1L paid gig?

Postby bk1 » Sun Jan 29, 2012 7:42 pm

Anonymous User wrote:T20 school in DC


You know, you could just say GW.

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Re: What kind of chance do I have at 1L paid gig?

Postby bdubs » Sun Jan 29, 2012 7:56 pm

Have you applied already? If not you're pretty late to the game. Does GW have a 1L OCI? You might be competitive there since you're probably in the top 5%, but grades are not everything in 1L hiring.

ETA: if you're any sort of minority (Asian, Latino, AA, NA, GLBT) then you will have a much better shot because of diversity programs.

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Re: What kind of chance do I have at 1L paid gig?

Postby bk1 » Sun Jan 29, 2012 8:06 pm

bdubs wrote:ETA: if you're any sort of minority (Asian, Latino, AA, NA, GLBT) then you will have a much better shot because of diversity programs.


I believe many of the deadlines for 1L diversity SA's have passed.

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Re: What kind of chance do I have at 1L paid gig?

Postby dabomb75 » Sun Jan 29, 2012 8:19 pm

bk1 wrote:
bdubs wrote:ETA: if you're any sort of minority (Asian, Latino, AA, NA, GLBT) then you will have a much better shot because of diversity programs.


I believe many of the deadlines for 1L diversity SA's have passed.


yea, but if someone is diverse and applying to normal non-diversity firm jobs couldn't diversity still help there?

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Re: What kind of chance do I have at 1L paid gig?

Postby moandersen » Sun Jan 29, 2012 9:04 pm

dabomb75 wrote:
bk1 wrote:
bdubs wrote:ETA: if you're any sort of minority (Asian, Latino, AA, NA, GLBT) then you will have a much better shot because of diversity programs.


I believe many of the deadlines for 1L diversity SA's have passed.


yea, but if someone is diverse and applying to normal non-diversity firm jobs couldn't diversity still help there?


Eh, I wouldnt count on it... just my experience though. If a diverse candidate and a non-diverse candidate have the exact same resume, then maybe. But that assumes that the hiring partner is genuinely interested in diversity.




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