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IRS Honors Question

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 02, 2014 2:13 am

How Iron Clad is this requirement?
Top 20% class rank required (or minimum LSAT score of 160 or higher, if school does not provide a class rank at the time a selection is made)

I mean, are they really going to reject someone in the top 30% at CLS over someone in the top 20% at George Mason? There's no way they apply it that way. Right? Even the IRS isn't that arbitrary.

Question 2: When does the application period start? The website has no indication of deadlines etc. I see from past posts that people start asking about updates in late October. That's when I assume interviews are conducted.

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Re: IRS Honors Question

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 02, 2014 6:06 am

I was contacted last October (late... like Oct 28 or 30th) to set up an interview [eta: Austin field office]. But I got the impression that it varied widely based on the field office in question.

Also ETA, I'm at a school that "doesn't do" ranking and was not asked for my LSAT. To be clear though, I got the interview (only one round of interviews was done at Austin) but not an offer. I am in the top 20% though.
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Re: IRS Honors Question

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 02, 2014 6:46 am

Anonymous User wrote:How Iron Clad is this requirement?
Top 20% class rank required (or minimum LSAT score of 160 or higher, if school does not provide a class rank at the time a selection is made)

I mean, are they really going to reject someone in the top 30% at CLS over someone in the top 20% at George Mason? There's no way they apply it that way. Right? Even the IRS isn't that arbitrary.

Question 2: When does the application period start? The website has no indication of deadlines etc. I see from past posts that people start asking about updates in late October. That's when I assume interviews are conducted.


Maybe you just picked CLS as a random example, but if you are at Columbia isn't there a solid argument that a class rank hasn't been provided? If so, I'd guess there's a pretty decent shot your LSAT is over 160?

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Re: IRS Honors Question

Postby Yukos » Sat Aug 02, 2014 10:56 am

IRS is the SullCrom of gov't agencies.

I'm just assuming this is like firms' posted cutoffs, i.e. it has not relation to reality.

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Re: IRS Honors Question

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 02, 2014 11:20 am

My agency (not IRS) has a similar cut off posted in official job descriptions. We mostly ignore it and only care about it if it's from a school outside the top 20 or so.



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