Point out grade increase in Cover Letter?

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Point out grade increase in Cover Letter?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:39 pm

I am at a lower-ranked T13 school. My first semester I made 3.1. No real excuse, worked incredibly hard and just didn't do well. My second semester I made some changes to how I approach law school (basically spent all semester preparing for the exams instead of focusing on preparing for the daily classes) and made a 3.85. Should I point out my dramatic grade increase in cover letter, or should I just let my transcript speak for itself?

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Re: Point out grade increase in Cover Letter?

Postby LaLiLuLeLo » Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:10 pm

No. Speaks for itself.

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Re: Point out grade increase in Cover Letter?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:11 pm

Don't put it in the CL. They'll take notice of it themselves. You could for example put it on your resume like this: Overall GPA: 3.XX, Spring 2018 Semester: 3.85.

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Re: Point out grade increase in Cover Letter?

Postby Wild Card » Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:10 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Don't put it in the CL. They'll take notice of it themselves. You could for example put it on your resume like this: Overall GPA: 3.XX, Spring 2018 Semester: 3.85.


lmao how would you do it for one's law school career?

GPA: 3.33 (1L: 3.17, 2L: 3.33, 3L: 3.48)?

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Re: Point out grade increase in Cover Letter?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:25 pm

^ if you have a 3.33, you leave your GPA off. Problem solved.

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Re: Point out grade increase in Cover Letter?

Postby totesTheGoat » Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:40 pm

Anonymous User wrote:^ if you have a 3.33, you leave your GPA off. Problem solved.


Nah, maybe if it's a 2.33, but a 3.33 is competitive at most schools. I pretty much assume that your GPA doesn't make our hard cutoff if you leave it off your resume.

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Re: Point out grade increase in Cover Letter?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:13 pm

totesTheGoat wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:^ if you have a 3.33, you leave your GPA off. Problem solved.


Nah, maybe if it's a 2.33, but a 3.33 is competitive at most schools. I pretty much assume that your GPA doesn't make our hard cutoff if you leave it off your resume.


A 3.33 is competitive at a t13.

My firm has a soft 3.4 cutoff for the next grouping of schools.



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