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3.00 is the cut-off GPA to be interviewed for a job period.

Not when you're at a school that has a 2.7 curve like mine. 3.0 puts you in the top 25%.

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Chances are, s/he was/is at a T4, considering that extremely low curve. I still say s/he can get a decent job. Read "Guerilla Tactics for Getting the Legal Job of Your Dreams." The author explains how anyone can get a job, regardless of his/her school or grades. While this proposition may be somewhat of an exaggeration, I think it's true to some extent. If you figure out how to network, interview, and market yourself the right way, you can get a decent job even with low grades. Yea, you won't get a BIGLAW job, but you'll get something.

If the OP was in a T4 s/he is right, mp.

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I disagree. If you can network and market yourself well, you'll get a job.

BTW I just got all my grades but one:

C (2 credit)
B- (3 credit)
B- (3 credit)
B (3 credit)

for an average so far of 2.64. My missing class is a 4 credit class. My school uses a 2.8 curve. I'm pretty darn upset about it right now but I'll be over it by tomorrow morning after I eat some greasy pizza and chocolate bars! LOL.

But seriously, is a 2.64 on a 2.8 curve really awful? I'm being told it's about right.

Do yourself a favor and quit law school! I had a better GPA than yours and I am not in law school anymore. You won't be able to find employment with that GPA!

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Studying and Exam Taking / Re: Law School Prep Books
« on: May 23, 2006, 11:29:02 AM »
Some people actually ENJOY reading the E&E's and learning the law though. That's why many of us go to law school.

I agree. Read The DaVinci Code. Read Angels and Demons. Read ANYTHING ELSE EXCEPT law related stuff. You will do plently of reading E and E's through the semester. Have a last few months reading something else. Trust me. You don't have any idea how valuable that is.

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General Board / Re: Can you convert this GPA to a ranking?
« on: May 23, 2006, 11:26:00 AM »
Probably like top ONE PERCENT. Our school has a 2.7 curve -- I spoke to a 2L who had a 3.36 in 1L and he was in the top 5%.

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General Board / Re: HAHAHAHAH DONE WITH 1L!!!!!!HAHAHAHAHAHA
« on: May 10, 2006, 12:28:47 AM »
I was excited that 1L was over...

And then I picked up the journal write-on materials.  Over 200 pages.  I've been reading since about 10, and I still have 6 Supreme Ct cases to read just to finish the once through.

I would've killed for a week off before competition started.  4 days was NOT enough.

Someone on Law Review at my school said not to read all the cases. It's a waste of time; you don't need to. (I'm pretty sure that's what he said.) I think he said just grab the headnotes.

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General Board / Re: How hard is it to become a Trial Lawyer
« on: May 09, 2006, 02:16:16 AM »
Is their the potential to make a decent living?


Not when you spell like this.  You may want to look up a career as a "Door Greeter" at Walmart.

its people like you who give lawyers a bad name.  yeah thats right, its.  no apostrophe.

what about the apostrophe in "that's"? you missed that one too.    :o

you didnt capitalize your sentences  :o

true, but i still followed the internet message board grammar requirements.

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General Board / Re: How hard is it to become a Trial Lawyer
« on: May 05, 2006, 06:31:43 PM »
Is their the potential to make a decent living?


Not when you spell like this.  You may want to look up a career as a "Door Greeter" at Walmart.

its people like you who give lawyers a bad name.  yeah thats right, its.  no apostrophe.

what about the apostrophe in "that's"? you missed that one too.    :o

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General Board / Re: Gilbert vs. E&E
« on: May 03, 2006, 05:56:20 PM »
I don't know if other people recommend this, but I also highly recommend getting whatever hornbook or study aid your professor recommends. Your professor will usually be on the same "wavelength" as the author (i.e. he will have the same view of the law). I found that I had problems a lot this year when commercial outlines, class notes, etc. conflicted and I didn't know what the hell to do. I ended up buying the hornbook my prof recommended and realized that he pretty much teaches straight from the book.

I also ended up buying a hornbook that was written by the author of my Property casebook and one that was written by the Con Law casebook. These are great because they are pretty much keyed to your course, and your professor will generally agree with these as well. Commercial outlines and the E&E's are generally very good, but it can be really annoying when you get conflicting views on a topic (e.g. the parol evidence rule and interpretation) and you don't know which one to go with in your outline, especially when your professor is fairly unclear in class so you can't usually use his/her class notes for help.

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General Board / Re: Gilbert vs. E&E
« on: May 02, 2006, 05:54:16 PM »
Glannon (E&E) is essential for Civ Pro.

i just applied for a research assistant position with glannon for the summer.

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