Can I Get a Job with All Ps (Passes) from UC Berkeley Law

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Can I Get a Job with All Ps (Passes) from UC Berkeley Law

Postby abraham559 » Fri Jan 13, 2017 9:05 pm

Hey everyone,

I'm currently attending UC Berkeley Law but I cannot seem to get any H's for the life of me. UCB has "no" grading system, so you either get a P for pass, H for honors, or HH for double honors. It's a tough school and I can't seem to outcompete my fellow classmates (all are really smart--some PHDs, former bankers, etc.). Is it possible to get Ps and get a job at a big firm? Or should I aim high but realistically look at midsize/boutique firms? Thanks!

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Re: Can I Get a Job with All Ps (Passes) from UC Berkeley Law

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jan 13, 2017 10:15 pm

abraham559 wrote:Hey everyone,

I'm currently attending UC Berkeley Law but I cannot seem to get any H's for the life of me. UCB has "no" grading system, so you either get a P for pass, H for honors, or HH for double honors. It's a tough school and I can't seem to outcompete my fellow classmates (all are really smart--some PHDs, former bankers, etc.). Is it possible to get Ps and get a job at a big firm? Or should I aim high but realistically look at midsize/boutique firms? Thanks!


What year are you? Assuming you're a 2L, what happened during OCI? I do know people with straight Ps who got good biglaw jobs. But they had solid work experience and (I think) interview well. Have you spoken to career services?

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Re: Can I Get a Job with All Ps (Passes) from UC Berkeley Law

Postby abraham559 » Fri Jan 13, 2017 11:02 pm

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abraham559 wrote:Hey everyone,

I'm currently attending UC Berkeley Law but I cannot seem to get any H's for the life of me. UCB has "no" grading system, so you either get a P for pass, H for honors, or HH for double honors. It's a tough school and I can't seem to outcompete my fellow classmates (all are really smart--some PHDs, former bankers, etc.). Is it possible to get Ps and get a job at a big firm? Or should I aim high but realistically look at midsize/boutique firms? Thanks!


What year are you? Assuming you're a 2L, what happened during OCI? I do know people with straight Ps who got good biglaw jobs. But they had solid work experience and (I think) interview well. Have you spoken to career services?


I'm actually a 1L and just got through my first semester. I'm trying to stay hopeful but after meeting with professors, I basically did well on the exams but not as well as other students apparently. Any advice going into OCI?

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Re: Can I Get a Job with All Ps (Passes) from UC Berkeley Law

Postby postard » Fri Jan 13, 2017 11:37 pm

Talk to your professors, because it's possible you were on the cusp. Bottom score gets the same grade as the 59th percentile.

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Re: Can I Get a Job with All Ps (Passes) from UC Berkeley Law

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Sat Jan 14, 2017 12:22 am

One semester is too soon to say you can't get anything but Ps. Make sure you understand *why* other people did better, and do that.



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