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1L SA

Postby zoomama » Wed Jun 01, 2016 2:57 pm

I am an incoming 1L at Duke and am wondering what the prospects for a 1L SA are. I know they're probably low, but I'm wondering to what extent "low" is.... Is it like 5 kids in the class get them? 20%?

What would the 1st semester grade cutoff look like for those who would have a good chance at getting one from a school like Duke?

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Re: 1L SA

Postby dnptan » Wed Jun 01, 2016 3:26 pm

10% for HLS. 1 % if you drop diversity

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Re: 1L SA

Postby leslieknope » Wed Jun 01, 2016 3:45 pm

dnptan wrote:10% for HLS. 1 % if you drop diversity


And anecdotally, the people I know who ended up with non-diversity 1L SAs got them before grades ever came out and based on highly impressive pre-law school credentials. So I mean basically, I wouldn't count on it.

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Re: 1L SA

Postby dnptan » Wed Jun 01, 2016 3:53 pm

leslieknope wrote:
dnptan wrote:10% for HLS. 1 % if you drop diversity


And anecdotally, the people I know who ended up with non-diversity 1L SAs got them before grades ever came out and based on highly impressive pre-law school credentials. So I mean basically, I wouldn't count on it.


Heard this as well. Also the 10%/1% is a conservative estimate. A student mentor at OCS said it has gone as high as 25%/5%. But yeah, depends on the market and depends on the student.

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Re: 1L SA

Postby zoomama » Wed Jun 01, 2016 7:05 pm

Oh wow

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Re: 1L SA

Postby Hikikomorist » Wed Jun 01, 2016 7:17 pm

OP, are you from Texas?

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Re: 1L SA

Postby kangaroo430 » Mon Jul 18, 2016 9:22 pm

dnptan wrote:
leslieknope wrote:
dnptan wrote:10% for HLS. 1 % if you drop diversity


And anecdotally, the people I know who ended up with non-diversity 1L SAs got them before grades ever came out and based on highly impressive pre-law school credentials. So I mean basically, I wouldn't count on it.


Heard this as well. Also the 10%/1% is a conservative estimate. A student mentor at OCS said it has gone as high as 25%/5%. But yeah, depends on the market and depends on the student.


How about UT 1Ls for TX?

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Re: 1L SA

Postby juzam_djinn » Mon Jul 18, 2016 9:30 pm

much more likely to land a 1L SA in a smaller market (this includes TX)

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Re: 1L SA

Postby kangaroo430 » Mon Jul 18, 2016 10:23 pm

juzam_djinn wrote:much more likely to land a 1L SA in a smaller market (this includes TX)


How about in-house 1L SA in a major market such as NYC? Are they just as hard to get as those of law firms?

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Re: 1L SA

Postby rnoodles » Mon Jul 18, 2016 10:37 pm

OP, I say this without wanting to sound like an ass or rain on your parade, but really don't count on it. That's not to say you cant get it, but don't treat it as do or die.

That being said, this is probably the most likely outcome of what it'll look like:

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Re: 1L SA

Postby Clemenceau » Mon Jul 18, 2016 10:58 pm

juzam_djinn wrote:much more likely to land a 1L SA in a smaller market (this includes TX)


Agreed.

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Re: 1L SA

Postby juzam_djinn » Mon Jul 18, 2016 11:31 pm

kangaroo430 wrote:
juzam_djinn wrote:much more likely to land a 1L SA in a smaller market (this includes TX)


How about in-house 1L SA in a major market such as NYC? Are they just as hard to get as those of law firms?


these are not as hard to get, although as a general rule any paid position will be harder to get than non-paid positions

when i say harder, i don't necessarily mean based solely on law school grades. prior WE, undergrad, diversity, etc. all matter

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Re: 1L SA

Postby kangaroo430 » Mon Jul 18, 2016 11:57 pm

juzam_djinn wrote:
kangaroo430 wrote:
juzam_djinn wrote:much more likely to land a 1L SA in a smaller market (this includes TX)


How about in-house 1L SA in a major market such as NYC? Are they just as hard to get as those of law firms?


these are not as hard to get, although as a general rule any paid position will be harder to get than non-paid positions

when i say harder, i don't necessarily mean based solely on law school grades. prior WE, undergrad, diversity, etc. all matter


Lol sounds hard to me, a KJD with so-so UGPA and no good internships..Do Asians count as diversity when it comes to legal recruiting?

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Re: 1L SA

Postby BasilHallward » Tue Jul 19, 2016 12:14 am

kangaroo430 wrote:
dnptan wrote:
leslieknope wrote:
dnptan wrote:10% for HLS. 1 % if you drop diversity


And anecdotally, the people I know who ended up with non-diversity 1L SAs got them before grades ever came out and based on highly impressive pre-law school credentials. So I mean basically, I wouldn't count on it.


Heard this as well. Also the 10%/1% is a conservative estimate. A student mentor at OCS said it has gone as high as 25%/5%. But yeah, depends on the market and depends on the student.


How about UT 1Ls for TX?


It seemed to be about 15-20% of the class. Things are different in TX

Source: UT 2L

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Re: 1L SA

Postby juzam_djinn » Tue Jul 19, 2016 12:17 am

kangaroo430 wrote:
juzam_djinn wrote:
kangaroo430 wrote:
juzam_djinn wrote:much more likely to land a 1L SA in a smaller market (this includes TX)


How about in-house 1L SA in a major market such as NYC? Are they just as hard to get as those of law firms?


these are not as hard to get, although as a general rule any paid position will be harder to get than non-paid positions

when i say harder, i don't necessarily mean based solely on law school grades. prior WE, undergrad, diversity, etc. all matter


Lol sounds hard to me, a KJD with so-so UGPA and no good internships..Do Asians count as diversity when it comes to legal recruiting?


it depends. I think I remember that some positions explicitly said African-American or Hispanic. Most of the time though if it just says "diversity" then you're better off than a white applicant but probably won't get as much of a bump as AA or Hispanic



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