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Transferring / Re: Transferring from 4th Tier
« on: February 02, 2006, 05:53:54 PM »
top 5% will probably get you into UCLA or USC

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Transferring / Re: Transferring from 4th Tier
« on: February 02, 2006, 02:20:49 PM »
Your chances will be very good if that's the case. But I don't know how you are "guessing" that you will "at least be in the top 10 to 15% of [your] class." Unless you are in the top 5-10% of your class right now, then I don't understand how you could be so sure how you'll end up. Even if you are in the top 5-10% now, there's no guarantee you'll stay there. Not to discourage you, but you only have (at most) half of your first year grades at this point...

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80 translated to "B-" which translates to 2.67.

what is the typical median for schools, most i hear like 2.67, maybe 3, well we just got class rank, and i think our school is like 3.2 as the median, which i though was high, anyone else have a high median, i guess they just want us to feel good about ourselves and inflate our grades,

FSU's median is between 79 and 81. So say 80. I guess that translantes to a 2.5.....

This is a good reason why comparing a school's median to another school's is pointless. (and why I don't understand why FSU doesn't rank 1L's after one semester when we're competing with other schools for summer associateships and they allready have class rankings....but that's another argument) If you have a 2.9 at FSU when you graduate, then you're an honor grad...wheras a 2.9 at other schools gets you a big fat "thanks for playing" card.

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2.67 curve here. pretty rough...

what is the typical median for schools, most i hear like 2.67, maybe 3, well we just got class rank, and i think our school is like 3.2 as the median, which i though was high, anyone else have a high median, i guess they just want us to feel good about ourselves and inflate our grades,

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Transferring / Re: T4 to T1??
« on: January 27, 2006, 02:32:32 PM »
Come to think of it, we have a bunch of kids who transferred here from New England. Is that T4 or T3? They were top 10% though, from what I understand.

New England is T4, as it Suffolk (which clearly has a better reputation than NE). I'm at Suffolk. I'm applying to transfer to BC and BU in June.

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Current Law Students / Re: Do BIGLAW firms recruit outside T14 schools?
« on: January 27, 2006, 01:30:07 PM »
Any firm with over 100 attorneys.

I've always been curious about what actually defines a "biglaw" firm. Maybe ya'll can help me out.

Wait. I'm sorry. Ya'll is the singular. Since there's more than of you I should say all ya'll. Maybe all ya'll can help me.

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Current Law Students / Re: Why do I hate Con Law so Much?
« on: January 23, 2006, 11:56:36 PM »
my con law prof is suing the president

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Current Law Students / Re: Dean's List in Law School
« on: January 23, 2006, 02:53:27 PM »
mp, u wouldnt happen to be at pepperdine?  :)

y

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Current Law Students / Re: Dean's List in Law School
« on: January 22, 2006, 09:04:27 PM »
you make dean's list at my school if you blow the dean.

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Transferring / Re: Transferring: Class Rank
« on: January 22, 2006, 08:46:32 AM »
i go to school in a major city and that's where i plan on practicing when i get out.

there is one top 5 school, two top 30 schools, one tier 2, and two tier 4's.

the rankings pretty much go like this here:

(1) The top 5 US News schools
(2) My city's two, top 30 schools and the T-14 schools that aren't in the top 5
(3) My city's tier 2
(4) My city's tier 4
(5) My city's other tier 4
(6) The rest of US News (including tier 1, tier 2, tier 3, and tier 4 schools)

So the US News rankings are pretty much correct, at least in terms of reputation (which also equates with career opportunities), but you have to factor in regional reputation also. Of course, this is pretty much common knowledge now.

Don't any of you feel sort of cheated?  I mean, I believed in the rankings at first, chose my school based on that (and money) so went here...  but its BS.  really.  I am completely underwhelmed with my company.  And while i did pretty well this semester, it doesnt make me like it any more... half these kids have never worked, they try to use big words that they dont understand when they speak just so they can SOUND like they know what they are talking about.
its bizarre.
I would rather go back to where I have non-lawyer friends to keep me sane and be in a 2nd tier school.  It just seems like they literally lie to us to make us think its different- but its not.  1st tier, 2nd, 3rd,whatever. either way you can pass the bar.

i am really interested if anyone else feels the same way.



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