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Is there a meaningful distinction between..

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jan 20, 2016 5:07 pm

"strong," "superior," and "excellent" academic credentials? I'm wondering if it's just a way for firms to avoid writing identical job posts

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Re: Is there a meaningful distinction between..

Postby Abbie Doobie » Wed Jan 20, 2016 5:59 pm

"top" academic credentials = top 5%
"superior" academic credentials = top 10%
"excellent" academic credentials = top 15%-30%
"strong" academic credentials = top 35%-45%

hth

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Re: Is there a meaningful distinction between..

Postby rpupkin » Wed Jan 20, 2016 6:16 pm

Abbie Doobie wrote:"top" academic credentials = top 5%
"superior" academic credentials = top 10%
"excellent" academic credentials = top 15%-30%
"strong" academic credentials = top 35%-45%

hth

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Re: Is there a meaningful distinction between..

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jan 20, 2016 6:41 pm

Abbie Doobie wrote:"top" academic credentials = top 5%
"superior" academic credentials = top 10%
"excellent" academic credentials = top 15%-30%
"strong" academic credentials = top 35%-45%

hth


Thanks! I'm probably a bit above the top 40% mark..... I guess I'm screwed

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Re: Is there a meaningful distinction between..

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jan 20, 2016 6:57 pm

A practicing attorney probably has better insight but depending on your school I feel like the percentages are largely meaningless. I was below median at my T 14 and got offers from firms that had said top 5%. Like fucking K&LOL GaTTTes

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Re: Is there a meaningful distinction between..

Postby dietcoke0 » Wed Jan 20, 2016 7:26 pm

Don't worry about the differences and just apply to all the distinctions. You miss 100% of the shots you don't shoot. I know people who applied to jobs that wanted top 10%, applied at below 33%, and got the job.

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Re: Is there a meaningful distinction between..

Postby rpupkin » Wed Jan 20, 2016 7:34 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Abbie Doobie wrote:"top" academic credentials = top 5%
"superior" academic credentials = top 10%
"excellent" academic credentials = top 15%-30%
"strong" academic credentials = top 35%-45%

hth


Thanks! I'm probably a bit above the top 40% mark..... I guess I'm screwed

You're not screwed. It's all just puffery. None of those words mean anything.

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Re: Is there a meaningful distinction between..

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jan 20, 2016 11:22 pm

rpupkin wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Abbie Doobie wrote:"top" academic credentials = top 5%
"superior" academic credentials = top 10%
"excellent" academic credentials = top 15%-30%
"strong" academic credentials = top 35%-45%

hth


Thanks! I'm probably a bit above the top 40% mark..... I guess I'm screwed

You're not screwed. It's all just puffery. None of those words mean anything.


cr. please don't fall for this type of "oh X firm only hires above 25% so i have no chance" thinking. law firms--with maybe one or two exceptions--don't really have firm gpa "cutoffs." I promise you.

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Re: Is there a meaningful distinction between..

Postby ballouttacontrol » Thu Jan 21, 2016 8:49 pm

Ask around your school about the particular firm. Unless you're at a school with shit placement somebody will probably know.

The %age requirements are probably accurate ish for the schools they get most recruits from, but vary a lot for unlimited factors.




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