hyakku wrote: Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Have any of the journals/law review started contacting students yet? With acceptances or rejections?
I only applied to Law Review and my grades are terrible so I expect to not write-on successfully and get the form letter rejection, but I haven't received anything and haven't heard of anyone else receiving anything either. Our resumes are due on Thursday.
Updated resumes for OCI? Damn what the hell, how did I miss this? Also, Lol +1 to only applying to LR despite not having grade on grades. After I finished I was too lazy to even consider doing other apps.
Your friend was lied to or is lying. No way a 3.22 is even at median. Look at the ranking letter I just posted at graduation. And I saw the information provided to my firm at OCI last year...3.22 isn't median. The median student did not score median in every class so you can't look at the median per class when weighing the cumulative GPA.
I don't know. At graduation the median rising from around 3.25 - 3. 40 seems completely plausible. I don't know what information you have from being at your firm so I can't speak to that, but median being above a B+ seems, from the small sample size I can think of, a bit high for 1L. It's not as if Michigan is lacking in inflated classes like Bloodfeuds
Also, we've got some pro anon use going on all in this thread. Half of you better not be like serial killers that are trying to mask your murderous pasts or something.
Anon because I prefer people not know what school I went to. I'm trying to keep this account more anonymous now that I've graduated.
Here's what I can tell you, I finished 1L at 3.5. I graduated with a 3.595 and I did drastically better 2L/3L (think an entire semester at 4.0 and at least 1 A each other semester with a smattering of A-s...nothing below a B+).
Most people I know graduated with only a slightly higher GPA than they had at the end of 1L. While the curves go higher, you're much busier 2L and just don't care 3L. As a result, the very top of the class tends to pull away more from the pack while top 25% and below tends to compress. I know just as many people that went down from 1L as that went up...even people on LR.
Upper class GPAs trend higher but not by as much as you think. Very few people are jumping .1 from 1L to graduation let alone .18 just to stay at median. To put that into perspective, .18 at graduation is the difference in class rank of nearly 25%. The curve tends to just be much more compressed than you would think so even minor differences are huge. So a huge difference ≠ a large jump in GPA.