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grades for manhattan da's office

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Apr 22, 2012 2:05 pm

anyone know if there's a hardline minimum gpa or something of that nature for permanent offers from the manhattan district attorney's office? is it generally the top of the class that get offers, or they mix it up depending upon commitment to PI?

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Re: grades for manhattan da's office

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jan 10, 2013 8:53 pm

also curious...

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Re: grades for manhattan da's office

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jan 11, 2013 5:04 pm

Anonymous User wrote:anyone know if there's a hardline minimum gpa or something of that nature for permanent offers from the manhattan district attorney's office? is it generally the top of the class that get offers, or they mix it up depending upon commitment to PI?


No. There's not. People in the office range from Harvard grads coming out of COA clerkships to folks below median at Touro. That said, they literally less than 2% of applicants, and the hiring board is becoming more and more snobish about law school/grades/resume. Below a 3.0 might be close to a dealbreaker though, and if you're near there then you'd better have something else going for you.

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Re: grades for manhattan da's office

Postby stealthgunner » Fri Aug 19, 2016 9:25 am

I've accepted my offer for class of 2016.

Stats:
T1 school - near bottom of tier
GPA: 3.354 (rough first semester and rising GPA every semester since)
Published - legal scholarly note
Undergrad: US Naval Academy and 7yrs active naval officer service
Won Mock Trial competition and juvenile litigation clinic case in actual court
Interned: Federal district court (EDLA), USAO (SDTX), startup incubator, Time Inc., law firm

Also, I knew my hypos and the law on Brady and its progeny. I was passionated about justice (NOT just locking people up).

Most importantly, I was able to leverage other interviews such as second rounds with big law firms doing securities litigation to show 1) others wanted me and wanted to pay more and 2) I had options [of course, I only wanted Manhattan]. Because of the increase in selectivity, the ability to leverage equally prestigious opportunities against Manhattan is very persuasive. It's not dispositive by any means, but certainly helps elevate an applicant from a low T1 school with a slightly above average GPA.




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