@ Patent People - List 3.3 UG GPA on resume for Patent Lit?

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@ Patent People - List 3.3 UG GPA on resume for Patent Lit?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Apr 18, 2014 11:17 pm

3.3 in Physics from random State U (not a top program)

I took it off for applying to regular BigLaw SAs. My school's CSO agreed. She said that since I go to [upper T14] interviewers would assume I would have had higher than a 3.3. When compared to everyone else's 3.9 BA it looks like shit. Plus, most BigLaw interviewers are also gonna be part of that BA PolySci crowd.

BUT, I heard some people talking about putting GPAs lower than that on their resume for the Loyola fair in Chicago. Is it possible by leaving it off they might think I got a 2.x or something? As we all know this is not at all uncommon in the hard sciences.

For reference, I have an otherwise strong resume. I was also Dean's list my 4th year, but CSO also told me to take that off, since only have it 1 year would make people question why I didn't get it all 4 years. I agree.
Upper t14
1L SA @V100 in IP
Average law school grades

Advice appreciated, particularly from people currently in Patent Lit!

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Re: @ Patent People - List 3.3 UG GPA on resume for Patent Lit?

Postby patogordo » Sat Apr 19, 2014 12:53 am

i would put it on there for PLIP

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Re: @ Patent People - List 3.3 UG GPA on resume for Patent Lit?

Postby bulinus » Sat Apr 19, 2014 11:50 am

I would too. 3.3 from a state school (which prob doesn't inflate like a private one) in physics is nothing to be ashamed of. You just don't want them to worry that you were a fuckup in ugrad.

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Re: @ Patent People - List 3.3 UG GPA on resume for Patent Lit?

Postby 09042014 » Sat Apr 19, 2014 11:58 am

In engineering the common wisdom is 3.0 or below you leave it off. So people assume no GPA = below 3.0.

3.3 in Physics is no joke. I bet it's at least average. Definitely put it on for Loyola.

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Re: @ Patent People - List 3.3 UG GPA on resume for Patent Lit?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Apr 19, 2014 3:05 pm

Thanks guys. I was thinking I would still leave it off for firms that don't really care about tech knowledge, such as Quinn. Does this sound reasonable, or same logic apply for those firms?

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Re: @ Patent People - List 3.3 UG GPA on resume for Patent Lit?

Postby BEARCLAW » Sat Apr 19, 2014 3:31 pm

egregious >3.0 STEM ugpa humblebrag



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