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Postby FSK » Fri Jan 24, 2014 7:43 pm

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Re: 1L Grades Advice: 3.5 at GW

Postby First Offense » Fri Jan 24, 2014 7:45 pm

I'm confused... what are you asking?

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Re: 1L Grades Advice: 3.5 at GW

Postby sublime » Fri Jan 24, 2014 7:46 pm

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Re: 1L Grades Advice: 3.5 at GW

Postby AlanShore » Fri Jan 24, 2014 7:48 pm

I mean.. a 3.5 is pretty good. Obviously it would have been ideal to be top 10% but its not like you're in a terrible situation esp given your low debt. Just do well next semester. you shouldn't freak out and drop out or anything.. good job this semester, too.

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Re: 1L Grades Advice: 3.5 at GW

Postby sparty99 » Fri Jan 24, 2014 7:49 pm

Ugh...What the hell do you want to hear? Increase your GPA and apply to every paying job that is posted on symplicity, the internet, and mass mail all the firms on the east coast. I mean, what advice can you possibly be given that you don't know already. You have a decent ranking, so hustle and apply to jobs and meet attorneys. I don't know what else anyone can you tell.

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Re: 1L Grades Advice: 3.5 at GW

Postby Nova » Fri Jan 24, 2014 7:52 pm

Humble brag

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Re: 1L Grades Advice: 3.5 at GW

Postby sublime » Fri Jan 24, 2014 7:53 pm

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Re: 1L Grades Advice: 3.5 at GW

Postby Nova » Fri Jan 24, 2014 7:55 pm

sublime wrote:
Nova wrote:Humble brag



Yea, I thought it may be a possibility, but what is humblebrag worthy about it? That someone who works at a F500 company emailed OP back once or twice?


I don't get it.

I will have almost no debt, want to be a lawyer, and am top 25%. Should I stick it out?

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Re: 1L Grades Advice: 3.5 at GW

Postby bearsfan23 » Fri Jan 24, 2014 7:57 pm

What is the point of threads like these? If your BigLaw or bust, then you're an idiot for going to a school like GW in the first place. Like 20% of the class will get BigLaw.

If your looking for a small or midsize firm, as a 1L it should be obvious to you that grades are not the most important thing - networking and connections are.

3.5 is a good GPA. Not great but very good. Since your attitude sucks though, just drop out

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Re: 1L Grades Advice: 3.5 at GW

Postby AlanShore » Fri Jan 24, 2014 7:58 pm

bearsfan23 wrote:What is the point of threads like these? If your BigLaw or bust, then you're an idiot for going to a school like GW in the first place. Like 20% of the class will get BigLaw.

If your looking for a small or midsize firm, as a 1L it should be obvious to you that grades are not the most important thing - networking and connections are.

3.5 is a good GPA. Not great but very good. Since your attitude sucks though, just drop out

lolz

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Re: 1L Grades Advice: 3.5 at GW

Postby sd5289 » Fri Jan 24, 2014 7:59 pm

Nova wrote:Humble brag


+1

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Re: 1L Grades Advice: 3.5 at GW

Postby sublime » Fri Jan 24, 2014 8:00 pm

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Re: 1L Grades Advice: 3.5 at GW

Postby TTRansfer » Sat Jan 25, 2014 4:13 pm

The 1Ls suck at GW. Fucking in the way people.

Oh, and your GPA is solid enough that you should get a job. Doing something. Somewhere.

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Re: 1L Grades Advice: 3.5 at GW

Postby fltanglab » Sat Jan 25, 2014 11:09 pm

If you really don't want to be at GW feel free to apply and transfer. Otherwise, do what you otherwise would normally do and keep your grades up.

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Re: 1L Grades Advice: 3.5 at GW

Postby ran12 » Mon Jan 27, 2014 12:18 am

TTRansfer wrote:The 1Ls suck at GW. Fucking in the way people.

Oh, and your GPA is solid enough that you should get a job. Doing something. Somewhere.


From what I can tell the 1L talent this year is way better than usual.

As for the OP, bust your ass in the spring and learn how to interview for OCI. Most people have no idea what a good interview entails. You prob wanna find some business people and learn interviewing from them b/c you're not gonna learn from the career center.

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Re: 1L Grades Advice: 3.5 at GW

Postby TTRansfer » Mon Jan 27, 2014 2:03 pm

ran12 wrote:
TTRansfer wrote:The 1Ls suck at GW. Fucking in the way people.

Oh, and your GPA is solid enough that you should get a job. Doing something. Somewhere.


From what I can tell the 1L talent this year is way better than usual.


Looooooooooooooooooool.

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Re: 1L Grades Advice: 3.5 at GW

Postby First Offense » Mon Jan 27, 2014 6:42 pm

ran12 wrote:
TTRansfer wrote:The 1Ls suck at GW. Fucking in the way people.

Oh, and your GPA is solid enough that you should get a job. Doing something. Somewhere.


From what I can tell the 1L talent this year is way better than usual.

I mean, it's a deep class, I'll give you that. A lot of steals to be found in the lower tiers, but outside of the top two or three picks, there aren't really any blue chippers.

Edit: I don't know if sarcasm and mockery came through on that. Hope so.

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Re: 1L Grades Advice: 3.5 at GW

Postby TTRansfer » Mon Jan 27, 2014 6:45 pm

First Offense wrote:
ran12 wrote:
TTRansfer wrote:The 1Ls suck at GW. Fucking in the way people.

Oh, and your GPA is solid enough that you should get a job. Doing something. Somewhere.


From what I can tell the 1L talent this year is way better than usual.

I mean, it's a deep class, I'll give you that. A lot of steals to be found in the lower tiers, but outside of the top two or three picks, there aren't really any blue chippers.

Edit: I don't know if sarcasm and mockery came through on that. Hope so.


The entire first group is filled with boom or busts, dude. You have a few safe picks (moderate upside - doc review types), but you're either going to get Skadden or solo practitioners from the rest. And I'd err on the side of caution in predictions. Trade down if you can.




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