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Current Law Students / Once you are on law review
« on: July 10, 2007, 03:59:58 PM »
I was lucky enough to make law review and I realize it'll be a lot of work.  But my question is whether or not your performance on law review, like how well you cite-check or how good your note is, will ever come into play in the job search.  In other words, is it enough to just be on law review, or is it important to do well at whatever I'm asked to do?

Job Search / Re: Grades and the Law Review Write on
« on: July 08, 2007, 06:00:43 PM »
I am familiar with UGA's journal write on process. Let me tell you, it was almost as painful for the 2Ls to grade your write on as it was for you to write it. Those topics were brutal. To be honest, I think they keep the exact %s confidential and the journals vary, but I believe law review is 60% grades / 40% write on score (with blue booking weighted more than the essay). The other journals are 50/50 I think.

Thanks for the info, when are calls going out?

Job Search / Grades and the Law Review Write on
« on: July 03, 2007, 08:59:45 AM »
At UGA there is no grade-on.  The law review people said grades and the write-on packet are used together to determine law review and membership to the other journals.  Does anyone else have a similar system and if so, do you know how much weight is given to grades and how much is given to the write-on?

Job Search / Re: greenberg traurig meet and greet
« on: July 03, 2007, 08:55:53 AM »
A lot of firms seem to do this.  What's the point?  It seems like a waste of money for them.

Current Law Students / Re: So I didnt make law review...
« on: July 02, 2007, 11:32:39 AM »
Were grades taken into account in your Law Review process?

Current Law Students / Re: Converting LEEWS to mp3..........
« on: June 28, 2007, 11:14:17 AM »
Why don't you just play the CDs over your computer.  The LEEWS program only calls for listening to them once.  You won't need to review them. 

If you could have your pick of any of the firms coming to campus for OCI, how do you decide which ones to interview with?  How can you tell which is a good firm to work for? 
I don't know anyone who works for a firm.  Plus the statistics on websites haven't given me much help.   

Current Law Students / Re: How many As.
« on: June 17, 2007, 09:18:29 AM »
I am doing research for my criminal law professor, and today we talked about his grade distribution.  His distribution was something like this:
A (10%)
A- (8%)
B+ (18%)
B (20%)
C (24%)

He mentioned that he thought his curve was a bit more generous compared to other professors. 

I am at a tier-2 law school ranked in the 70's. 

What does he mean by more generous?  Is more generous giving more high and low grades, keeping everybody as close to a B as possible or just having a higher mean G.P.A (which I don't think is allowed at most schools).

Current Law Students / How many As.
« on: June 13, 2007, 07:00:08 PM »
On a 3.0 curve, with plus and minus grades, what percentage of students are typically given As?

Current Law Students / Re: Waiting for grades....
« on: June 10, 2007, 08:12:42 AM »
Our school requires grades to be in within 30 days of the last final exam.  Only one of my grades is still out (there's a way to tell through our website, even though they haven't released the grades yet.) and its legal methods, which was turned in April 12th.  I think they take so long so as to screw up those who want to transfer.  Friggin ridiculous.

My school requires this as well, though the profs regularly break that rule.

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