Duke Class of 2013

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby quakeroats » Mon Jan 31, 2011 7:23 pm

poprox wrote:so if the median only holds within each course, we have no way to know the overall gpa median then? In other words, each professor curves to 3.3 median, but in the aggregate 1L gpas could have a higher or lower overall median


That's correct.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby someones alt » Mon Jan 31, 2011 7:30 pm

Does anyone know how to get our transcript to employers? Is there no way on ACES just to get an unofficial pdf or something?

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby quakeroats » Mon Jan 31, 2011 7:31 pm

someones alt wrote:Does anyone know how to get our transcript to employers? Is there no way on ACES just to get an unofficial pdf or something?


Fill out, sign, scan, and email this to the registrar's email on the form:

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby thickfreakness » Mon Jan 31, 2011 7:34 pm

someones alt wrote:Does anyone know how to get our transcript to employers? Is there no way on ACES just to get an unofficial pdf or something?


Printable version on ACES, I scanned it as a PDF and e-mailed it.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby someones alt » Mon Jan 31, 2011 9:00 pm

where does someone need to end up in the rankings to have a shot at a COA clerkship? Top 5%?

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Jericwithers » Mon Jan 31, 2011 9:03 pm

someones alt wrote:where does someone need to end up in the rankings to have a shot at a COA clerkship? Top 5%?


Ur a dick, lol. Apply to the COA judges in Houston just so I can see if they were jerking me around when all of them said they dont take interns.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby someones alt » Mon Jan 31, 2011 9:07 pm

haha no I didn't do even close to that well, and I meant a post graduate clerkship. I'm just curious because I don't know how hard they are to get for people who aren't aiming for D.C./2nd/9th.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby thickfreakness » Mon Jan 31, 2011 9:14 pm

someones alt wrote:where does someone need to end up in the rankings to have a shot at a COA clerkship? Top 5%?


How about SCOTUS? (one-upped, o snap)

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby someones alt » Mon Jan 31, 2011 9:18 pm

no one who posts on tls is likable enough to score the faculty recommendations to get a scotus clerkship

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby thickfreakness » Mon Jan 31, 2011 9:20 pm

someones alt wrote:no one who posts on tls is likable enough to score the faculty recommendations to get a scotus clerkship


I'm one charming muthafuckin' pig.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby poprox » Mon Jan 31, 2011 9:33 pm

thickfreakness wrote:
someones alt wrote:no one who posts on tls is likable enough to score the faculty recommendations to get a scotus clerkship


I'm one charming muthafuckin' pig.


I can appreciate colloquialisms, but not on this board.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby thickfreakness » Mon Jan 31, 2011 9:35 pm

poprox wrote:
thickfreakness wrote:
someones alt wrote:no one who posts on tls is likable enough to score the faculty recommendations to get a scotus clerkship


I'm one charming muthafuckin' pig.


I can appreciate colloquialisms, but not on this board.


That might rise slightly above "colloquialisms." Also, Les Miles is a total dumb-ass and we waxed you in basketball this weekend. Roll tide.

edit: (wanted to make sure it's explicit that I'm just messing around)

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Jericwithers » Mon Jan 31, 2011 9:38 pm

thickfreakness wrote:
poprox wrote:
thickfreakness wrote:
someones alt wrote:no one who posts on tls is likable enough to score the faculty recommendations to get a scotus clerkship


I'm one charming muthafuckin' pig.


I can appreciate colloquialisms, but not on this board.


That might rise slightly above "colloquialisms." Also, Les Miles is a total dumb-ass and we waxed you in basketball this weekend. Roll tide.

edit: (wanted to make sure it's explicit that I'm just messing around)


A true giant among midgets.

/colloquialism

Google informed that that is infact NOT a colloquialism. #Fail
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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby poprox » Mon Jan 31, 2011 9:39 pm

thickfreakness wrote:
poprox wrote:
thickfreakness wrote:
someones alt wrote:no one who posts on tls is likable enough to score the faculty recommendations to get a scotus clerkship


I'm one charming muthafuckin' pig.


I can appreciate colloquialisms, but not on this board.


That might rise slightly above "colloquialisms." Also, Les Miles is a total dumb-ass and we waxed you in basketball this weekend. Roll tide.

edit: (wanted to make sure it's explicit that I'm just messing around)


lol, I know you're just bitter from the football season :D

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby thickfreakness » Mon Jan 31, 2011 9:41 pm

poprox wrote:
thickfreakness wrote:
That might rise slightly above "colloquialisms." Also, Les Miles is a total dumb-ass and we waxed you in basketball this weekend. Roll tide.

edit: (wanted to make sure it's explicit that I'm just messing around)


lol, I know you're just bitter from the football season :D


Sure as hell am. Gonna be a great game next year. I think LSU is going to be really good in the fall if Mettenberger pans out.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby poprox » Mon Jan 31, 2011 9:43 pm

thickfreakness wrote:
poprox wrote:
thickfreakness wrote:
That might rise slightly above "colloquialisms." Also, Les Miles is a total dumb-ass and we waxed you in basketball this weekend. Roll tide.

edit: (wanted to make sure it's explicit that I'm just messing around)


lol, I know you're just bitter from the football season :D


Sure as hell am. Gonna be a great game next year. I think LSU is going to be really good in the fall if Mettenberger pans out.


and if Bama pulls clowney

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby thickfreakness » Mon Jan 31, 2011 9:44 pm

poprox wrote:
thickfreakness wrote:
poprox wrote:
thickfreakness wrote:
That might rise slightly above "colloquialisms." Also, Les Miles is a total dumb-ass and we waxed you in basketball this weekend. Roll tide.

edit: (wanted to make sure it's explicit that I'm just messing around)


lol, I know you're just bitter from the football season :D


Sure as hell am. Gonna be a great game next year. I think LSU is going to be really good in the fall if Mettenberger pans out.


and if Bama pulls clowney


No shot. I think he's going to USC. I just hope we get Cyrus K to keep building o-line depth. We've got a pretty decent class already.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby thickfreakness » Mon Jan 31, 2011 9:56 pm

Jericwithers wrote:
thickfreakness wrote:That might rise slightly above "colloquialisms." Also, Les Miles is a total dumb-ass and we waxed you in basketball this weekend. Roll tide.

edit: (wanted to make sure it's explicit that I'm just messing around)


A true giant among midgets.

/colloquialism

Google informed that that is infact NOT a colloquialism. #Fail


I just thought it was a backhanded insult since Nick Saban is a wee little short man and Les Miles is huge.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby los blancos » Mon Jan 31, 2011 11:18 pm

poprox wrote:
thickfreakness wrote:
someones alt wrote:no one who posts on tls is likable enough to score the faculty recommendations to get a scotus clerkship


I'm one charming muthafuckin' pig.


I can appreciate colloquialisms, but not on this board.



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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby dms87 » Tue Feb 01, 2011 1:56 am

So I just lied to everyone when I said that 3.3 is median, 3.5 is top 30% (I think my "mentor" said this), and 3.7 is top 10%, eh?
I thought I heard that, but I guess I just made it up.

Just to clarify: the consensus is that medians/GPAs relax after 1L, so that the top 15% and top 35% would be lower than the "xoxo" numbers (assuming they are accurate)?

edit: even sillier than the rest of my post....

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby roxy8338 » Tue Feb 01, 2011 8:40 am

dms87 wrote:So I just lied to everyone when I said that 3.3 is median, 3.5 is top 30% (I think my "mentor" said this), and 3.7 is top 10%, eh?
I thought I heard that, but I guess I just made it up.

Just to clarify: the consensus is that medians/GPAs relax after 1L, so that the top 15% and top 35% would be lower than the "xoxo" numbers (assuming they are accurate)?

edit: even sillier than the rest of my post....


Do we just not know then? I'm a little bit above that listed median, and I"m trying to figure out where I stand. Is that too low to be competitive for OCI?

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby los blancos » Tue Feb 01, 2011 11:18 am

Unless my memory of statistics is failing me, multiple sets with the same medians are going to end up approximating the median as a whole - i.e., I think 3.3 should be somewhere around the 1L-wide median.

The mean, on the other hand, is significantly greater than the median (I think) because the grade distribution is skewed. Basically I think if you graphed out 1L grades they'd look like a chi square distribution. But there's a reason no one cares about the mean.




As far as whether median is competitive for OCI, that's a question for the 2Ls. My impression is that if you're biglaw or bust you would do well to raise it at least a bit 2nd semester but from what I've heard it seems that, at least at peer schools, median will not kill you as long as you're smart about your bidding strategy. When I came for ASO last March I met a now 3L who said she definitely wasn't top third and got a biglaw offer in DC. Take from that what you will.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby prezidentv8 » Tue Feb 01, 2011 11:32 am

los blancos wrote:As far as whether median is competitive for OCI, that's a question for the 2Ls.


Bid everywhere, hope something sticks.

I did the bid-the-Bay-Area strategy and assume I was somewhat above median. This did not work.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Bosque » Tue Feb 01, 2011 3:55 pm

Ok guys, DBA elections are next week. I have opinions on all the positions, but I will refrain from giving them until the ballot is final. However, I will say now that you and all your friends should vote for me for Internal Vice President. If you don't know who I am (and cannot figure it out once the ballot is posted) send me a PM. Also, please send me a PM if you want my spiel on the other positions once those races are posted.

And remember to vote!

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby prezidentv8 » Tue Feb 01, 2011 3:59 pm

Bosque wrote:Ok guys, DBA elections are next week. I have opinions on all the positions, but I will refrain from giving them until the ballot is final. However, I will say now that you and all your friends should vote for me for Internal Vice President. If you don't know who I am (and cannot figure it out once the ballot is posted) send me a PM. Also, please send me a PM if you want my spiel on the other positions once those races are posted.

And remember to vote!


I endorse Bosque. And would never run for a position myself.




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