tyrant_flycatcher wrote:1. If a firm under Required Hiring Criteria lists one GPA but under Callback Trend lists a lower GPA, which GPA should we pay attention to?
Callback trend. Disregard the required hiring criteria nonsense.
tyrant_flycatcher wrote:2. If a firm with multiple locations only wants you to bid once and then inform your interviewer of your preferred location, but Symplicity varies number of interview slots by location, why would you ever initially bid on the location with the lower number of interview slots? Reverse psychology?
I'm assuming you're referring to firms like Latham that has two separate screeners conducting interviews for, say, Chicago/Houston/DC and Boston/NYC. In that case, you'd still have to bid on the screener interviewing for the city you're interested in and then specify which of those cities you prefer. You can't tell the Boston/NYC person you're interested in LA. But if there are firms that are like one screener for NYC and one for DC and it says bid on one and let them know, then that's dumb and I can't explain it. But I can't see what you see right now, so idk.
tyrant_flycatcher wrote:3. What's the best way to determine approx. High/Low/Avg. GPA for firms that do not have callback trends? Similarly, if a firm lists GPAs for one location but not another, should we assume that GPAs are generally the same across locations?
Take a stab based on how prestigious firm/office is. I can tell you that last year the average for Ropes & Gray in NYC was 3.63 and in Boston was 3.73.
Like Jones Day (other) and Cleary DC? Yeah, probably around the same.
tyrant_flycatcher wrote:4. I did not advance in Langfan. Should I still list Moot Court on my resume? It seems like TCR is yes, but I don't want to spend time talking to my interviewer about a competition I did OK but not great in. I'd rather the interviewer focus on other, more interesting parts of my resume. Thoughts?
If the other parts are more interesting to your interviewer, then they would ask about them instead. Maybe it happens that your interviewer likes talking about moot court. Sure, if you think you'd bomb a conversation about the distinction between government and private speech, then I guess you could exclude it to avoid talking about it. But I really don't see the harm in adding something cool that you did.
I think I've heard of one instance when someone was like "why'd you bother putting this on here if you didn't advance?" But I've also heard others got to talk about it positively. Nobody asked me about it even though I advanced, but I brought it up in my "litigation or transactional" responses.
tyrant_flycatcher wrote:5. It seems like the general feeling here is that our grades are slightly inflated compared to other classes, given that the cutoff for top 30% is an eye-opening 3.64. Should we downshift accordingly or proceed as is?
I mean, it's not like employers will notice. Maybe don't get too optimistic.
runinthefront wrote:Toubro wrote:Someone who has more than 100 posts should make this year's AJF thread. I'd do it but I can't use images, and it's not right without that ominous pic of MTH.
You're going to make me do it for you, aren't you?