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what is better for employment?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Apr 25, 2012 10:23 pm

magna + order of coif or cum laud + law review? just curious....

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Re: what is better for employment?

Postby LawIdiot86 » Wed Apr 25, 2012 10:24 pm

Anonymous User wrote:magna + order of coif or cum laud + law review? just curious....


Um, it depends? What sort of employment and what sort of school are you coming from? And how are those two things mutually exclusive?

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Re: what is better for employment?

Postby Detrox » Wed Apr 25, 2012 10:26 pm

School? Type of job? You know what, nevermind. Law Review.

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Re: what is better for employment?

Postby kalvano » Wed Apr 25, 2012 10:26 pm

Isn't Order of the Coif top 10%? That would normally imply law review.


At my school, Latin honors are fixed GPA's...it's possible you could be top 10% and not hit the necessary GPA necessary for Summa.

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Re: what is better for employment?

Postby angrybird » Wed Apr 25, 2012 10:28 pm

this might be the dumbest question ever

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Re: what is better for employment?

Postby Morgan12Oak » Wed Apr 25, 2012 10:30 pm

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Re: what is better for employment?

Postby angrybird » Wed Apr 25, 2012 10:30 pm

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Re: what is better for employment?

Postby kalvano » Wed Apr 25, 2012 10:34 pm

angrybird wrote:this might be the dumbest question ever



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Re: what is better for employment?

Postby rayiner » Wed Apr 25, 2012 10:37 pm

Anonymous User wrote:magna + order of coif or cum laud + law review? just curious....


For firm jobs, you'd rather be top 10% than say top 30% + LR.

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Re: what is better for employment?

Postby LawIdiot86 » Wed Apr 25, 2012 10:49 pm

rayiner wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:magna + order of coif or cum laud + law review? just curious....


For firm jobs, you'd rather be top 10% than say top 30% + LR.


Right, but I sense the opposite would be true if you want a clerkship.

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Re: what is better for employment?

Postby Ludo! » Wed Apr 25, 2012 10:51 pm

I'd say law review because that goes on your resume in time for OCI and order of the coif doesn't

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Re: what is better for employment?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Apr 25, 2012 10:51 pm

False. Clerkship hiring is intensely grade-oriented.

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Re: what is better for employment?

Postby LawIdiot86 » Wed Apr 25, 2012 10:53 pm

Anonymous User wrote:False. Clerkship hiring is intensely grade-oriented.


It's intensely grade oriented, but I feel like no journal is an automatic killer and grades are school dependent.

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Re: what is better for employment?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Apr 25, 2012 10:57 pm

As #1 in my class without any journal I sincerely hope that you are wrong, but harbor suspicions to the contrary.

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Re: what is better for employment?

Postby Detrox » Wed Apr 25, 2012 11:01 pm

The clerkship debate above can be resolved by the same answer as is always expected: Both/It depends.

Some judges are notorious for having a de facto law review requirement no matter what your grades. This obviously is not to say that grades don't matter, but some judges simply want law review and see it as an easy cut off for hoards of applicants. Other judges just want the highest grades they can get. Most fall somewhere in between and weigh a variety of factors. I say this not as an expert on clerkships like GTL Rev, but simply as someone who's reviewed the hiring records of judges in various federal courts of appeals and competitive districts. Take it as you will.




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