Anonymous User wrote: Anonymous User wrote: Anonymous User wrote:
LOL WUT? [insert lolwutpear.gif]
I am assuming you know that by definition 50% of the class are below median.
That would be the case if there were more possible grade distributions.
Where, for the most part, you can only get an A, an A-, a B+ a B or a B-, with the A and the B- being pretty rare, you can easily end up with a distribution so heavily centered around the B+ that well over half the class are at or above median.
For each and every course I've looked at, well over half the class get median or above. Usually something like 66-70% of the class will be at median or above.
And for each course, 66-70% will be at or below median. Rank-wsie, once you get below top 1/3, it gets very fuzzy.
I think this is obviously true when you include AT median. I mean I have seen grade distributions for 30 people classes that go: 1 A, 4A-, 20 B+, 4B
I also saw a small class of 15 that had 14 B+ and 1 A-
This looks like more than 50% can be at or above median. I know these are rare small classes, but I think it is actually possible to have more than half the class above median. I know it doesn't sound right......
Is there anyone posting here that actually had at or just below median grades that wants to chime in on their experience?
Sure. I'm a 2L with a GPA slightly below 3.3, and I got market-paying biglaw in a major city to which I had strong ties this year. I also know of at least one 3L who was in my position last year and was able to do the same.
However, my offer was not through OGIs. I did a TON of work outside of regular OGIs - networking, job fairs, special requests, mass mailings, etc. So while it's possible, it's not easy and it probably also requires a bit of luck (i.e. meeting a hiring partner who really likes you and is willing to pull for you - so interviewing well is extremely important, too).[/quote]
I third/second that
I am below. not just slightly below.
I have four offers, and 3 are from market paying firms. It is not impossible. (in a market that is grade centric)