3.2X at T13. Any chances for NYC Biglaw?

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3.2X at T13. Any chances for NYC Biglaw?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jun 19, 2017 2:23 pm

Yeah I know I screwed up badly. I was so sick during the second half of the year. Anyway, the GPA is set in stone. Nothing I can do about it now.

I'm from one of MPVB. Not sure how bottom I am in the class, but it feels hurt even to type the GPA. Any chances for V100 Biglaw in NYC? (leaning towards lit but open to other options)

3+yrs irrelevant WE/a pretty good interviewer & did tons of mock interviews/journal (non-LR)/VP in several student orgs/have ties in Midwest but prefer NYC and have a why-NYC story.

Throw in some inspiring stories! Thanks guys!

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Re: 3.2X at T13. Any chances for NYC Biglaw?

Postby cbbinnyc » Mon Jun 19, 2017 2:33 pm

Disclaimer: Rising 2L here, just reiterating what seems to be the general sentiment here. Sounds like you are probably a bit below median, so the answer is probably, yes, you have a chance at NYU Biglaw, but you should probably focus your OCI bids on firms with big classes that are less GPA-sensitive.

Inspiring story: My brother was below median at MPVB, ended up at a V100 firm in DC

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Re: 3.2X at T13. Any chances for NYC Biglaw?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jun 19, 2017 2:37 pm

Went to P. K-JD, Had a 3.33 (roughly on the curve) got about 7 NYC offers (and offers at every Midwest (not Chicago) firm I mass mailed and interviewed with).

You 100% have a chance.

I would mass mail NY/your Midwest Mkt. Starting in a secondary city, lateraling to NY after year 2 is easier then being unemployed and fighting 3L year for a job.

I mean, we had a kid who went 3.1- to a circuit clerkship (basically 2L, 3L straight As) - Firm went from some NJ shop to V3.

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Re: 3.2X at T13. Any chances for NYC Biglaw?

Postby californiauser » Mon Jun 19, 2017 2:43 pm

It's hard to believe your career services department hasn't given you enough information to conclude that you're competitive for NYC big law with a 3.2. You are. Practice your interviews and you'll have a strong chance of getting at least 1 offer.

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Re: 3.2X at T13. Any chances for NYC Biglaw?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jun 19, 2017 2:57 pm

Had a 3.28 and 3 years irrelevant w/e and got around 7 offers in NYC (including a V10). Definitely hustle, but don't think you're disqualified with that GPA.

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Re: 3.2X at T13. Any chances for NYC Biglaw?

Postby koval » Mon Jun 19, 2017 2:58 pm

Definitely possible to get NYC biglaw with that GPA. Bid smartly (i.e., the bulk of your bids are firms at or below your GPA with a few above-GPA reaches thrown in) and mass mail for additional screeners. Assuming you interview decently well you have a serious chance. Good luck!

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Re: 3.2X at T13. Any chances for NYC Biglaw?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jun 19, 2017 5:30 pm

Honestly, a 3.2 isn't terrible. You definitely didn't screw up badly. I'd bet money that you'll get NYC biglaw.

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Re: 3.2X at T13. Any chances for NYC Biglaw?

Postby gaddockteeg » Mon Jun 19, 2017 5:36 pm

Youre more than fine. I'd bet money that you'll land nyc biglaw.

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Re: 3.2X at T13. Any chances for NYC Biglaw?

Postby North » Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:02 pm

I had a 3.2 something and got BigLaw despite hunting in small southeastern markets. You should be more than fine in NY as long as you massmail early and seem chill in interviews.

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Re: 3.2X at T13. Any chances for NYC Biglaw?

Postby rpupkin » Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:10 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I mean, we had a kid who went 3.1- to a circuit clerkship (basically 2L, 3L straight As) - Firm went from some NJ shop to V3.

The OP asked for inspiring stories. Why are you telling us about someone who wasted their excellent credentials on Skadden?




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