Cornell Law Class of 2019

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Tycho
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Re: Cornell Law Class of 2019

Postby Tycho » Thu Jan 05, 2017 4:30 pm

mall wrote:
cantexplaingottago wrote:
Bigredbear wrote:They're up


Serious question: How do you use class GPA information to judge how well you are doing based on your own GPA? I'm not sure how to feel about my grades.


+1. i read somewhere that the median is around 3.35 at cornell, so i know my GPA relative to that. but if someone could explain how to calculate what percentile you're in, based on the median GPA and your GPA, that would be cool. i'm bad at math.


We'll probably have to wait until they release cutoff for top 10% etc.

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Re: Cornell Law Class of 2019

Postby Throwaway2018Cornell » Thu Jan 05, 2017 4:41 pm

2L here been lurking to find info about when grades come out (thanks for being at least kind of as neurotic as we were last year, guys).

Just wanted to come here to say to those of you who might not have done as well as they'd hoped and are thinking about jumping off a bridge or something: don't despair about it. Anecdotally speaking, I got a B in most classes my first semester. Second semester I turned it around, figured out what went wrong, and did a lot better. Now I'll be working at a V20 firm. Law school can be a learning curve, especially for those of us who entered law school in the blind without a mentor or any legal experience. I know that for some of you, dreams of clerking and crushing it at Cravath or Wachtell have just gone down the drain, but recognize that that is the case for most of the class as well. I know that Lavitz was a great help this time last year when I was freaking out. Just remember that you're not done yet and nothing is set in stone. Feel free to PM me as well if you have any questions.
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Re: Cornell Law Class of 2019

Postby runthetrap1990 » Thu Jan 05, 2017 4:52 pm

Hey 1Ls. Happy to answer questions and provide guidance about your grades.

Shoot me a PM whenever.

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Re: Cornell Law Class of 2019

Postby Gkmc » Thu Jan 05, 2017 4:55 pm

Tycho wrote:
mall wrote:
cantexplaingottago wrote:
Bigredbear wrote:They're up


Serious question: How do you use class GPA information to judge how well you are doing based on your own GPA? I'm not sure how to feel about my grades.


+1. i read somewhere that the median is around 3.35 at cornell, so i know my GPA relative to that. but if someone could explain how to calculate what percentile you're in, based on the median GPA and your GPA, that would be cool. i'm bad at math.


We'll probably have to wait until they release cutoff for top 10% etc.


When they do, use this tool: http://mylsn.info/rank-estimator/

Throw in the 3.35 median (or the 'actual' ~3.45 median) and play around with other cutoffs (eg Dean's List / top 10%) for an estimate.

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Re: Cornell Law Class of 2019

Postby businessevelopes » Thu Jan 05, 2017 6:35 pm

When and how are students informed of the cutoffs, CALI's, dean's list, etc.?

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Re: Cornell Law Class of 2019

Postby Tycho » Thu Jan 05, 2017 6:41 pm

businessevelopes wrote:When and how are students informed of the cutoffs, CALI's, dean's list, etc.?


They should be sending out an official e-mail in the next couple days, which contains cutoffs (feel free to correct, 2Ls and 3Ls). I'm assuming CALI's are notified individually, but don't quote me on that.

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Re: Cornell Law Class of 2019

Postby Lavitz » Thu Jan 05, 2017 6:53 pm

You should all be requesting unofficial transcripts now to use when applying to jobs.

If they're as fast as they were last year with the 1Ls, any CALI awards will appear on the transcript now. If they're slow, then you have to wait a while before they show up on any transcript you order. Same applies to dean's list. Regardless, within a week or so, you should get an e-mail saying if you got a CALI. If you CALI'd ConLaw, the e-mail may come a few days after the regular e-mails, because it's a named prize.

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Re: Cornell Law Class of 2019

Postby BigRed2019 » Thu Jan 05, 2017 7:17 pm

Lavitz wrote:You should all be requesting unofficial transcripts now to use when applying to jobs.

If they're as fast as they were last year with the 1Ls, any CALI awards will appear on the transcript now. If they're slow, then you have to wait a while before they show up on any transcript you order. Same applies to dean's list. Regardless, within a week or so, you should get an e-mail saying if you got a CALI. If you CALI'd ConLaw, the e-mail may come a few days after the regular e-mails, because it's a named prize.



I'm probably missing it, but I only see the option to request an official one. How do we request the unofficial one? I just saved the 'printer friendly' page as a PDF for now.

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Re: Cornell Law Class of 2019

Postby CFC1524 » Thu Jan 05, 2017 7:29 pm

BigRed2019 wrote:I'm probably missing it, but I only see the option to request an official one. How do we request the unofficial one? I just saved the 'printer friendly' page as a PDF for now.


Should be able to get one here: http://www.lawschool.cornell.edu/registrar/forms.cfm

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Re: Cornell Law Class of 2019

Postby runinthefront » Fri Jan 06, 2017 10:05 am

The grading policy sheet is now up online. Top 10% for c/o 2019 is currently a 3.8143. The actual median is never released (for good reason). I'm unsure whether the dean's list info has been calculated, but that's usually somewhere around a 3.6X, and you'll get a letter in the mail if you made Dean's list.

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Re: Cornell Law Class of 2019

Postby hopefuljumbo23 » Fri Jan 06, 2017 12:33 pm

Does anyone know what top 10% and top 20% are?

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Re: Cornell Law Class of 2019

Postby runinthefront » Fri Jan 06, 2017 1:59 pm

hopefuljumbo23 wrote:Does anyone know what top 10% and top 20% are?

Cornell doesn't publish the top 20%. They publish the Dean's List cutoff, which is the top 30% cutoff. The top 10% cutoff for c/o 2019 is above.

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Re: Cornell Law Class of 2019

Postby hopefuljumbo23 » Fri Jan 06, 2017 3:16 pm

runinthefront wrote:
hopefuljumbo23 wrote:Does anyone know what top 10% and top 20% are?

Cornell doesn't publish the top 20%. They publish the Dean's List cutoff, which is the top 30% cutoff. The top 10% cutoff for c/o 2019 is above.


Sorry - I posted my post before I saw yours. Thanks!

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Re: Cornell Law Class of 2019

Postby Lincoln » Fri Jan 06, 2017 3:45 pm

Alum SDNY clerk here. For those of you wanting to apply to intern in SDNY chambers, I recommend applying as soon as you can get a transcript. Things are moving fast down here.

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Re: Cornell Law Class of 2019

Postby hopefuljumbo23 » Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:57 am

Deans list is 3.645. Registrar said that's top 30% (as stated above).

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Re: Cornell Law Class of 2019

Postby mall » Fri Jan 13, 2017 9:34 am

Anyone know when this semester's loans will be disbursed? Mine still says "pending financial aid." I can't remember what (if anything) I did last semester, or if there's anything special I need to do.

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Re: Cornell Law Class of 2019

Postby cantexplaingottago » Fri Jan 13, 2017 11:38 am

mall wrote:Anyone know when this semester's loans will be disbursed? Mine still says "pending financial aid." I can't remember what (if anything) I did last semester, or if there's anything special I need to do.


Same, and I'm starting to worry.

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Re: Cornell Law Class of 2019

Postby deepseapartners » Fri Jan 13, 2017 12:44 pm

mall wrote:Anyone know when this semester's loans will be disbursed? Mine still says "pending financial aid." I can't remember what (if anything) I did last semester, or if there's anything special I need to do.

You don't need to do anything special. Your disbursement will hit your bank account 1-3 days before actual class (not lawyering week) starts.

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Re: Cornell Law Class of 2019

Postby runinthefront » Fri Jan 13, 2017 4:06 pm

mall wrote:Anyone know when this semester's loans will be disbursed? Mine still says "pending financial aid." I can't remember what (if anything) I did last semester, or if there's anything special I need to do.


Loans are scheduled to disburse on January 17, 2017. The funds should hit your account one or two business days later.

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Re: Cornell Law Class of 2019

Postby mall » Sat Jan 14, 2017 1:34 am

Thanks!

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Re: Cornell Law Class of 2019

Postby hopefuljumbo23 » Sat Jan 14, 2017 8:08 pm

Does anyone know roughly what GPA one would need for a Washington DC big law offer (for AJF, I mean)? I know it's hard to get, but I'm just wondering.

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Re: Cornell Law Class of 2019

Postby ughbugchugplug » Sat Jan 14, 2017 8:38 pm

hopefuljumbo23 wrote:Does anyone know roughly what GPA one would need for a Washington DC big law offer (for AJF, I mean)? I know it's hard to get, but I'm just wondering.


They'll give you guys gpa info when you start bidding for firms. And it depends on the firm and your interviewing skills. Shoot for being over 30% and you'll probably be in the range for several firms there. Top 10% or more for the fancier firms.

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Re: Cornell Law Class of 2019

Postby hopefuljumbo23 » Sat Jan 14, 2017 8:43 pm

ughbugchugplug wrote:
hopefuljumbo23 wrote:Does anyone know roughly what GPA one would need for a Washington DC big law offer (for AJF, I mean)? I know it's hard to get, but I'm just wondering.


They'll give you guys gpa info when you start bidding for firms. And it depends on the firm and your interviewing skills. Shoot for being over 30% and you'll probably be in the range for several firms there. Top 10% or more for the fancier firms.


Sounds good - TY!

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Re: Cornell Law Class of 2019

Postby chrisharrison » Sat Jan 21, 2017 1:33 pm

any advice for property with Torres, torts with Wendel, evidence with Colb or civ pro second semester with BHS? It would be much appreciated! :)

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Re: Cornell Law Class of 2019

Postby cantexplaingottago » Sat Jan 21, 2017 1:42 pm

Any advice for Federal Income Taxation with Green? Tax is a subject I like, but I don't want to fuck this up. Thank you!


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