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Re: NYU 2Ls taking questions

Postby Rahviveh » Fri Dec 20, 2013 6:01 pm

Ok, I guess this is my last option. Does anyone have access to crim outlines for Kimberly Ferzan? I like to follow outlines during a course

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Postby one_by_one » Fri Dec 20, 2013 8:05 pm

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Re: NYU 2Ls taking questions

Postby sinfiery » Fri Dec 20, 2013 10:38 pm

one_by_one wrote:so... when did 1L grades start coming out last year? #impatient

ran here to ask this question

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Re: NYU 2Ls taking questions

Postby Detrox » Sat Dec 21, 2013 5:54 pm

sinfiery wrote:
one_by_one wrote:so... when did 1L grades start coming out last year? #impatient

ran here to ask this question

i need a drinkk


Depends on the Prof. Some will come as late as mid-end of January.

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Re: NYU 2Ls taking questions

Postby Anciano » Sat Dec 21, 2013 7:58 pm

Our section didn't get our first grades until January 16. Don't start refreshing Albert for another few weeks at least. (Also someone will almost certainly post about it on your Facebook group.)

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Re: NYU 2Ls taking questions

Postby thsmthcrmnl » Mon Dec 23, 2013 2:36 pm

My first semester 1L, grades all came at or after the deadline, which is sometime in mid-January.

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Re: NYU 2Ls taking questions

Postby eerie_erie » Fri Dec 27, 2013 3:29 am

The worst is when they come out after classes have started. Hope the professors don't end up being late.

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Re: NYU 2Ls taking questions

Postby one_by_one » Thu Jan 16, 2014 1:21 pm

2Ls/3Ls - Out of curiosity, do you know what the 1L media GPA is? and any idea about other cutoff estimations (top 40%, top 33%, etc.)? Thanks!

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Re: NYU 2Ls taking questions

Postby thsmthcrmnl » Thu Jan 16, 2014 2:05 pm

one_by_one wrote:2Ls/3Ls - Out of curiosity, do you know what the 1L media GPA is? and any idea about other cutoff estimations (top 40%, top 33%, etc.)? Thanks!


Median's a little under 3.3, bottom ten percent is under 3.0, top third is in the 3.4s, and top ten percent is somewhere around 3.67. Law Review grade on is about 3.85; Pomeroy is about 3.9.

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Re: NYU 2Ls taking questions

Postby one_by_one » Thu Jan 16, 2014 2:58 pm

thsmthcrmnl wrote:
one_by_one wrote:2Ls/3Ls - Out of curiosity, do you know what the 1L media GPA is? and any idea about other cutoff estimations (top 40%, top 33%, etc.)? Thanks!


Median's a little under 3.3, bottom ten percent is under 3.0, top third is in the 3.4s, and top ten percent is somewhere around 3.67. Law Review grade on is about 3.85; Pomeroy is about 3.9.

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Super informative, thanks!

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Re: NYU 2Ls taking questions

Postby beautyistruth » Sun Jan 19, 2014 3:17 pm

Given that NYU doesn't officially calculate GPAs, would it be better for 2L OIC, all else equal, to have straight B+s first semester or a smattering of grades that puts your average around a 3.33 isn?

Also, can anybody offer any words of wisdom regarding 1L OCI? Is it worth participating if you're not grading onto law review? Is it a flame? How can you bid intelligently?

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Re: NYU 2Ls taking questions

Postby ssteiner » Mon Jan 20, 2014 11:30 am

beautyistruth wrote:Given that NYU doesn't officially calculate GPAs, would it be better for 2L OIC, all else equal, to have straight B+s first semester or a smattering of grades that puts your average around a 3.33 isn?


Depends on the firm. Some firms go off of their calculation of your GPA and don't care about what grades you got to get there. Other firms like to see at least one A on your transcript, even if they're just looking for someone above median and you have a mixture of B's and A-s while someone else has straight B+s.

beautyistruth wrote:Also, can anybody offer any words of wisdom regarding 1L OCI? Is it worth participating if you're not grading onto law review? Is it a flame? How can you bid intelligently?


If I recall correctly, it's mostly public interest and government jobs during 1L OCI, so you absolutely should participate.

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Re: NYU 2Ls taking questions

Postby Anciano » Mon Jan 20, 2014 12:22 pm

ssteiner wrote:
beautyistruth wrote:Also, can anybody offer any words of wisdom regarding 1L OCI? Is it worth participating if you're not grading onto law review? Is it a flame? How can you bid intelligently?


If I recall correctly, it's mostly public interest and government jobs during 1L OCI, so you absolutely should participate.

There are a handful of firms (big and small) as well, and I know at least one person who got a job at a firm through 1L OCI. From what I remember very few of the interview schedules fill up (though you should ask OCS to be sure) so there isn't a lot of bidding strategy required.
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Re: NYU 2Ls taking questions

Postby lawschool22 » Wed Jan 22, 2014 8:19 pm

How competitive are the clinics, specifically the semester in DC?

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Re: NYU 2Ls taking questions

Postby jaguarflier » Fri Jan 24, 2014 11:31 pm

Is there any "real" benefit to being a Robert McKay Scholar or is this just "resume padding." I've heard wildly conflicting perspectives from different 3ls.

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Re: NYU 2Ls taking questions

Postby Scrambles84 » Thu Jan 30, 2014 11:18 pm

thsmthcrmnl wrote:
one_by_one wrote:2Ls/3Ls - Out of curiosity, do you know what the 1L media GPA is? and any idea about other cutoff estimations (top 40%, top 33%, etc.)? Thanks!


Median's a little under 3.3, bottom ten percent is under 3.0, top third is in the 3.4s, and top ten percent is somewhere around 3.67. Law Review grade on is about 3.85; Pomeroy is about 3.9.

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Can anyone corroborate this or provide a source?




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