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Current Law Students / Re: Medium Size Firms
« on: June 22, 2007, 12:05:06 PM »
Thanks for the responses... I'll take a look at these firms

Current Law Students / Re: Medium Size Firms
« on: June 21, 2007, 03:55:52 PM »
What is your plan for 2L summer? Are you planning on staying where you are at?  The reason I ask is because I'm not sure if the summer job you can get as a 1L is supposed to be the same as a 2L.

I am currently clerking in the summer for a small firm... but a 2L associate position would different than a clerk, right?  Basically what I am asking is can you get "associate" summer position at a medium sized firm?

Current Law Students / Medium Size Firms
« on: June 20, 2007, 08:26:26 PM »
If you are in a big market like Chicago how do you go about getting a job at a medium sized firm?  When would be a good time to start if you want to work at one during 2L summer.  OCI at our school in the fall is basically for the big firms and most of them have a top 10 or 20% cutoff.

If I am in the top 25-33% at Loyola Chicago will I have a good chance for a job here?  I know big firms are kind of unrealistic given my rank, but what about a medium firm.  Also does anyone know what a respectable salary is at a firm this size?  Thanks for any info.

Current Law Students / Re: Hoping to Transfer -- need some help
« on: January 19, 2007, 01:41:44 PM »
To the OP... apply to GULC EA, I think you can apply starting Feb.1st or sometime around there.  If you get a B+ or above in your last class then you will most likely get into GULC EA. 

Then finish out your 2nd semester at Tulane and if you are still balling then apply to the top 10 schools and see what happens.

If you don't get in anywhere you like then decide if you would rather be top 5% at tulane or start over at GULC.

Current Law Students / Re: Where would 3.92 GPA stand on a 3.2 curve?
« on: January 12, 2007, 10:23:27 AM »
i think you will be ranked in the top 5 people overall

Current Law Students / Re: How do you know what your school's median is?
« on: January 12, 2007, 09:43:39 AM »
the median for a 1L vs 3L may be different, but I think GPAs tend to go up a little after 1L, so if anything the median on NALP may be a bit high if you are trying to figure out what the 1L median will be.

Transferring / transfer options/procedure
« on: January 12, 2007, 09:04:02 AM »
I am an evening student at a T2 in Chicago... My first semester GPA is around a 3.7-3.8 and the median is approx. 3.1-3.2.

If I wanted to transfer into a higher ranked schools full-time program how could I do this since I wont have officially finished the entire 1L curriculum as a part time student by the end of spring semester.

Also based on that sort of GPA how far up could I move?  I assume T14 or T20 is out of the question, but what about a school ranked in the 30s?


On NALP for law schools you can sometimes find your percentile ranks for your school.  Just look up your law school.

Current Law Students / Re: question on grades
« on: January 08, 2007, 08:02:14 PM »
What is the point of asking this question?  Just do the math.  You have 2 grades (C+, C) which is approx. a 2.15 GPA.  So assuming your other grades are similar you are going to have around a 2.2 for the fall semester.

If you get a 4.0 in the spring semester your GPA will be around 3.0-3.1.

3.0 or 3.1 will probably place you around the median.

So top 20% or 30% is impossible.

Current Law Students / Legal Writing Grade
« on: December 26, 2006, 10:10:54 AM »
Legal Writing is 2 units at my school and I was wondering if the legal writing grade is considered as "important" as the other classes.  I mean besides it being less units than a class like torts, is Legal Writing considered to be equal to the other classes or less important?

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