Are my grades going to be my downfall?

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LovingLS

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Are my grades going to be my downfall?

Postby LovingLS » Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:28 am

I just got my grades back for 1L and I finished with a 3.3 gpa total for both semesters. I go to Columbia, which does not release their curve to my knowledge, but I was wondering if my gpa falls into an okay range. Thanks for your feedback!

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Re: Are my grades going to be my downfall?

Postby BrainsyK » Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:58 am

You basically exactly in the middle of the class, which is a great place to be if you're looking for biglaw.

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Re: Are my grades going to be my downfall?

Postby Wild Card » Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:55 pm

Stone is 3.41 or top third or so. So 3.33 is probably top 40%.

So this is a really shitty and strange way to brag about being better than 60% of your classmates.

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Re: Are my grades going to be my downfall?

Postby ExperssioUnius » Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:17 pm

If you want to lock down a clerkship for immediately after graduation, your GPA will be an obstacle. Otherwise, you're fine.

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Re: Are my grades going to be my downfall?

Postby jacketyellow » Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:05 am

Columbia places 80% of students into biglaw. You're fine.



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