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Current Law Students / Jobs in Peru
« on: September 21, 2007, 11:17:37 AM »
I was wondering if anyone knew a place to look or had any information regarding how to find international law positions. I know that I am at a disadvantage because I go to a third tier school but I interested. If I cannot get into the JAG Corps, it would be a dream come true to work in Peru. I know that sounds odd.. Trust me..

Current Law Students / Re: NAVY JAG Interview
« on: September 11, 2007, 10:48:20 AM »
THanks for the reply, I was beginning to think if anyone was going to..
I don't have any black marks. I do have an NJP on my record, however, I received a very good Discharge and received very good evals since the NJP. But, I guess I am just worried because of the ranking of my school. I have no doubt that I am receiving just as good as of an education as anywhere else, but for some, rankings matter.

Current Law Students / Re: NAVY JAG Interview
« on: September 06, 2007, 03:38:56 PM »
I figured I would provide a little backgound information as to why I am asking this question.
I am a 2L and had a pretty decent 1st semester and finished in the top 10 percent. I am not that obsessed with ranking, however, I want to go into the JAG Corps.
The 2nd semester is a different story. I had to miss about a month of school due to my wife ending up in ICU and being very sick. I ended up taking a hit on my GPA and am know about 23%.
I had my interview with the Navy JAG about 3 weeks ago. I think it went well. Prior to the interview ending he informed me that he could not tell me what his recommendation was going to be because he had to send it off directly to the board, but he told me that he could say it was going to be a good one.
That made me feel pretty good, however, I go to a 3rd Tier school, My GPA took a hit, and I took the LSAT 4 times.
I do have 8 yrs enlisted, but it seems as if my application would be barely mediocre compared to most considering.
That is why I am wondering how heavy they might weigh the interviews.

Current Law Students / NAVY JAG Interview
« on: September 06, 2007, 01:08:26 PM »
I have done the search but couldn't find anything that was dead on. I was wondering if anyone has information on the weight given to the appraisel interview and LSAT score during the NAVY JAG application process? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Current Law Students / Curves and variations, JUST DON'T GET IT.
« on: January 13, 2007, 05:59:08 PM »
I am seriously trying to understand this curve crap. I understand my school's Curve is based on a 2.6 median.. I was looking at the NALP and last year the to be in the top 50% you needed a 2.763.... Is there normally that big of a difference between the mandatory median and the top 50%? This past semester the median for most courses was a 2.6 one was a 2.55..

How Do factors like the intelligence of the class and intelligence of the section come into play?

I have a friend who has a 2.67 and is FREAKING because it appears he might not be in the top 50% which is what he was wanting.

I was really hoping to be in the top 10% so I would have a decent shot at the end of the year to grade onto law review, but they only take the top 10 people. GRRRRRR..

Current Law Students / Re: Where would a 0.0 put me on a 4.0 curve???
« on: January 12, 2007, 10:42:01 AM »
Tired of them, DON'T read them!!!

Our curve is the same every year. I just don't get this whole curve stuff. Math has never been my strong point. Oh well. I will just have to wait till they come out with it.

Nevermind, I was just trying to figure it out for a 2.6 curve and possibly a 3.1 15%

Does it matter if this years class tends to be smarter than last years class? OR does the mandatory 2.6 curve negate this fact?

How do you do this?

You need one more data point to be able to accurately calculate the curve in a pretty simple model in excel. At a school with a 2.67 curve and where 3.0 is top 1/3rd (pretty common scenario) then the breakdown is:

Top 5: 3.9
Top 10: 3.65
Top 15: 3.45
Top 20: 3.3
Top 25: ~3.2
Top 30: ~3.1
Top 33: 3.0
Top 40: ~2.85
Top 50: 2.67
Top 60: ~2.5
Top 70: ~2.3
Top 80: 2.05
Top 90: 1.7
For anyone that has an educated guess, what would the approximate breakdown (%) of grades (A, A-, B+, etc.) for a 1L class with a B- (2.67) curve? Since there is a B- curve, I assume that the 65 percentile to 35 percentile or so probably got a B-.

WOW, doesn't that seem a little rough? I know last year a 3.1 was top 15% at my school...

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