Which NYC firms care about undergraduate grades?

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Which NYC firms care about undergraduate grades?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jun 13, 2013 11:46 pm

Went to an Ivy for UG but have a 2.90 cum.

Law school is a different story, my lowest grade is a B+.

Which NYC firms are going to care about this?

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Re: Which NYC firms care about undergraduate grades?

Postby mr.hands » Thu Jun 13, 2013 11:48 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Went to an Ivy for UG but have a 2.90 cum.

Law school is a different story, my lowest grade is a B+.

Which NYC firms are going to care about this?


I didn't think many check. What law school do you go to?

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Re: Which NYC firms care about undergraduate grades?

Postby Icculus » Thu Jun 13, 2013 11:56 pm

mr.hands wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Went to an Ivy for UG but have a 2.90 cum.

Law school is a different story, my lowest grade is a B+.

Which NYC firms are going to care about this?


I didn't think many check. What law school do you go to?


I know Cravath asks for undergrad transcripts at interviews.

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Re: Which NYC firms care about undergraduate grades?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jun 13, 2013 11:56 pm

Of all the firms I interviewed with, I think just one single firm asked for undergrad grades. I wouldn't worry.

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Re: Which NYC firms care about undergraduate grades?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jun 14, 2013 12:21 am

Anonymous User wrote:Of all the firms I interviewed with, I think just one single firm asked for undergrad grades. I wouldn't worry.


which one? is it cravath as mentioned above?

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Re: Which NYC firms care about undergraduate grades?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jun 14, 2013 12:27 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Of all the firms I interviewed with, I think just one single firm asked for undergrad grades. I wouldn't worry.


which one? is it cravath as mentioned above?


I don't recall which one it was. May very well have been Cravath. It was one of those top tier ones that I had little chance at to begin with.

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Re: Which NYC firms care about undergraduate grades?

Postby aces » Fri Jun 14, 2013 8:27 am

Yes, Cravath is the only big NYC firm that I know of that asks for undergraduate transcripts. Hell, I think you could even leave your undergrad GPA off your resume, especially if you aren't K-JD.

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Re: Which NYC firms care about undergraduate grades?

Postby Bronte » Fri Jun 14, 2013 9:04 am

aces wrote:Yes, Cravath is the only big NYC firm that I know of that asks for undergraduate transcripts. Hell, I think you could even leave your undergrad GPA off your resume, especially if you aren't K-JD.


Cravath is the only firm I've heard of doing this. Even if you are K-JD, I don't think it's standard to put your undergrad GPA on your resume. I certainly didn't.

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Re: Which NYC firms care about undergraduate grades?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jun 14, 2013 10:52 am

I'm at a V10, they don't care, I didn't even put my UG GPA in my resume.
Don't know about Cravath.

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Re: Which NYC firms care about undergraduate grades?

Postby Jimbo_Jones » Fri Jun 14, 2013 10:56 am

Anonymous User wrote:I'm at a V10, they don't care, I didn't even put my UG GPA in my resume.
Don't know about Cravath.



Did you put your law school gpa on your resume?

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Re: Which NYC firms care about undergraduate grades?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jun 14, 2013 11:23 am

I wouldn't worry much about it even at Cravath (incoming associate). I was pretty mediocre in UG and no one mentioned it or seemed to care at all. There are associates from perfectly mediocre UG schools. I wouldn't sweat it unless you went to a truly terrible school or got absolutely abysmal grades.

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Re: Which NYC firms care about undergraduate grades?

Postby PMan99 » Fri Jun 14, 2013 11:36 am

aces wrote:Yes, Cravath is the only big NYC firm that I know of that asks for undergraduate transcripts. Hell, I think you could even leave your undergrad GPA off your resume, especially if you aren't K-JD.


Yes, leave it off. If it's something really good it'll be reflected because you should put awards like Summa/Magna/etc. If you can't do that, no need to draw attention to a shitty UGrad GPA since almost all firms won't care, and those that do will ask for it if they want it.

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Re: Which NYC firms care about undergraduate grades?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jun 14, 2013 2:41 pm

OP here,

thanks for the helpful replies. I guess I'll apply to Cravath anyway, even though it's a long shot to begin with. I had heard that they cared about UG grades and that's what caused me to create this thread.




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