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CLS 1L - Doomed for EIP?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jan 17, 2014 12:30 pm

1L at CLS. My grades this semester are B, B, A, putting me at a 3.33 (just about median, maybe a little above.) No prestigious undergrad, 2 yrs WE. Can anyone shed some light on whether I'm screwed for OCI this summer?

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Re: CLS 1L - Doomed for EIP?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jan 17, 2014 12:44 pm

Anonymous User wrote:1L at CLS. My grades this semester are B, B, A, putting me at a 3.33 (just about median, maybe a little above.) No prestigious undergrad, 2 yrs WE. Can anyone shed some light on whether I'm screwed for OCI this summer?


With strategic bidding, I think you'd be fine for a less prestigious but still biglaw firm. Get your interview technique down and try to get an interesting/relevant job this summer...and focus on next semester's grades.

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Re: CLS 1L - Doomed for EIP?

Postby smaug_ » Fri Jan 17, 2014 1:09 pm

Anonymous User wrote:1L at CLS. My grades this semester are B, B, A, putting me at a 3.33 (just about median, maybe a little above.) No prestigious undergrad, 2 yrs WE. Can anyone shed some light on whether I'm screwed for OCI this summer?


Median is a fine place to be. Figure out what you did to get the A and see if you can replicate it. Way too early (and not so bad) to consider yourself doomed.

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Re: CLS 1L - Doomed for EIP?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jan 17, 2014 1:45 pm

Not at all---you have 4 grades still to come 1L spring and can easily end up Stone. That being said, I actually have slightly different advice from the poster above. Rather than figuring out how you got an A, I would suggest figuring out why you got the 2 B's. Those kill your GPA and if you can get a mix of A- / B+s, you have a really good shot of ending up Stone.

Speaking from personal experience as well as those of friends, I would spend more time thinking about how to write exams. Go to the profs who gave you Bs and ask them to go over your exam with you. I know a number of people who did very little reading / really didn't seem to know much about the law and ended up with B+'s. Avoiding B's is more about knowing how to do law exams than knowing the law (granted, to get an A you have to do both really well so obviously you're capable).

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Re: CLS 1L - Doomed for EIP?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jan 17, 2014 2:41 pm

I assumed median at CCN would be fine. This thread is actually making me more worried. (Not OP, but also at one of CCN.)

I knew things were bad...

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Re: CLS 1L - Doomed for EIP?

Postby smaug_ » Fri Jan 17, 2014 2:49 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I assumed median at CCN would be fine. This thread is actually making me more worried. (Not OP, but also at one of CCN.)

I knew things were bad...


I have friends who were below median at CCN and who were fine. I know people at median who ended up at V10s.

Y'all need to chill a bit.

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Re: CLS 1L - Doomed for EIP?

Postby sublime » Fri Jan 17, 2014 2:51 pm

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Re: CLS 1L - Doomed for EIP?

Postby shock259 » Fri Jan 17, 2014 3:30 pm

Deep breaths. It's gonna be ok.

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Re: CLS 1L - Doomed for EIP?

Postby thegrayman » Sat Jan 18, 2014 11:52 pm

Median is fine for biglaw. Not guaranteed (obviously), but you should be competitive at tons of firms with those grades.

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Re: CLS 1L - Doomed for EIP?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jan 19, 2014 1:39 am

What about a URM in the same position?
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Re: CLS 1L - Doomed for EIP?

Postby nebula666 » Sun Jan 19, 2014 9:47 am

omg I'm an average student at one of the best law schools in the county. should I just drop out and work retail instead?

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Re: CLS 1L - Doomed for EIP?

Postby 2014 » Sun Jan 19, 2014 12:02 pm

This thread can't be serious

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Re: CLS 1L - Doomed for EIP?

Postby thesealocust » Sun Jan 19, 2014 12:06 pm

It won't be a turkey shoot and you would be well served by bringing grades up next semester if possible, but you're definitely in a decent to good position still.

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Re: CLS 1L - Doomed for EIP?

Postby jbagelboy » Sun Jan 19, 2014 3:53 pm

A substantial plurality, if not majority, of the people in the class are sitting where you are - and 80+% of those people get jobs at EIP. So clearly you're far from doomed.

Id still definitely take a look at the B exams as to avoid a repeat experience.

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Re: CLS 1L - Doomed for EIP?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jan 19, 2014 4:29 pm

jbagelboy wrote:A substantial plurality, if not majority, of the people in the class are sitting where you are - and 80+% of those people get jobs at EIP. So clearly you're far from doomed.

Id still definitely take a look at the B exams as to avoid a repeat experience.


Lol, I agree with the sentiment in this post, but that's not how math works.

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Re: CLS 1L - Doomed for EIP?

Postby blank403 » Sun Jan 19, 2014 4:30 pm

Oops, accidental anon. This is me.
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jbagelboy wrote:A substantial plurality, if not majority, of the people in the class are sitting where you are - and 80+% of those people get jobs at EIP. So clearly you're far from doomed.

Id still definitely take a look at the B exams as to avoid a repeat experience.


Lol, I agree with the sentiment in this post, but that's not how math works.

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Re: CLS 1L - Doomed for EIP?

Postby jbagelboy » Sun Jan 19, 2014 5:04 pm

blank403 wrote:Oops, accidental anon. This is me.
Anonymous User wrote:
jbagelboy wrote:A substantial plurality, if not majority, of the people in the class are sitting where you are - and 80+% of those people get jobs at EIP. So clearly you're far from doomed.

Id still definitely take a look at the B exams as to avoid a repeat experience.


Lol, I agree with the sentiment in this post, but that's not how math works.


Right - 80% of the class =/= 80% of those at median. I can rephrase for increased accuracy, but you get the point.




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