do grades get you in, or do they work as grade floors?

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do grades get you in, or do they work as grade floors?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Dec 01, 2013 11:19 pm

just read a few sociology articles by Lauren Rivera

e.g., http://www.asanet.org/journals/ASR/Dec12ASRFeature.pdf

she said that @ biglaw, consulting, and finance, fit is most important, followed by extracurrics, followed by grades, which usually operate as grade floors. There's no difference between 3.6 and 3.8 as long as both are above the grade floor, once both of them get to the interview stage.

I know that that's the way things work in consulting/finance. But with all the talk about how many H's you need @ HLS, whether you need Kent @ CLS, to get a job @ WLRK or another grade-conscious firm, how do they work in biglaw specifically?

is it that once you have 7Hs, the job is yours to lose at the interview stage? or do you still have to affirmatively prove that you belong? For example, you might have rowed in UG, and so did your interviewer. Or you both like the symphony orchestra that's coming to town. Other highSES-correlated activities.

FWIW, she said that law firms out of the 3 are the most fit-driven. No brainteasers, no case interviews, no can you do math. Just "tell me about your time rowing in UG," or "tell me about your last rock climbing trip."

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Re: do grades get you in, or do they work as grade floors?

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