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ITT a BU 1L and a BC 1L answer questions with civility

Re: ITT a BU 1L and a BC 1L answer questions with civility
« Reply #230 on: May 12, 2008, 06:33:38 AM »
Hey does anyone know if BC ranks students?  How to OCI employers choose amoung students for interviews?

BC does not rank their students.   However, they do provide a chart that tells people the grade marks for every 5% from top 5% to the median.  In other words, they will tell you that the top5% GPA is a 3.67 and top 10% is 3.64 and so on down every 5% until the median.  It is nothing official though and you don't have to use it if you don't want to (it is not on your transcript), but is nice to be able to tell employers if you do want to say something like "top 20%."

OCI employers choose students to interview like at any other law school...mostly grades with consideration to journals membership and other extracurriculars.  We do have a lottery system, in which we resreve a certain percentage of interview spots for people to get in to interview at random, not based on grades or anything.  I cant remember what percent it is...maybe 10 or 20%.  I know a fair amount of people who got jobs that way.

If I'm getting in off the waitlist I'm wondering if it's better than the system at GW.... hmmm

I think GW just does top 15% then top 33% and then doesn't rank anyone else.  That doesn't really bode well for people below 33%... hmmmm *thinks*

I would just note that incoming lsat/gpa doesn't mean squat when you show up. Some people just aren't good standardized test takers. I lucked out with decent scholarship money because of good numbers coming in, but I know that people with a lower index score kicked my butt in grades/journals. You just really never know how these things will turn out.

Thanks but I'm 100% curious what you think that has to do with me or what I was asking?

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Re: ITT a BU 1L and a BC 1L answer questions with civility
« Reply #231 on: May 12, 2008, 04:38:56 PM »
Hey does anyone know if BC ranks students?  How to OCI employers choose amoung students for interviews?

BC does not rank their students.   However, they do provide a chart that tells people the grade marks for every 5% from top 5% to the median.  In other words, they will tell you that the top5% GPA is a 3.67 and top 10% is 3.64 and so on down every 5% until the median.  It is nothing official though and you don't have to use it if you don't want to (it is not on your transcript), but is nice to be able to tell employers if you do want to say something like "top 20%."

OCI employers choose students to interview like at any other law school...mostly grades with consideration to journals membership and other extracurriculars.  We do have a lottery system, in which we resreve a certain percentage of interview spots for people to get in to interview at random, not based on grades or anything.  I cant remember what percent it is...maybe 10 or 20%.  I know a fair amount of people who got jobs that way.

If I'm getting in off the waitlist I'm wondering if it's better than the system at GW.... hmmm

I think GW just does top 15% then top 33% and then doesn't rank anyone else.  That doesn't really bode well for people below 33%... hmmmm *thinks*

I would just note that incoming lsat/gpa doesn't mean squat when you show up. Some people just aren't good standardized test takers. I lucked out with decent scholarship money because of good numbers coming in, but I know that people with a lower index score kicked my butt in grades/journals. You just really never know how these things will turn out.

Thanks but I'm 100% curious what you think that has to do with me or what I was asking?

I understood your comment to mean that you were considering whether you'd have a tougher time at GW getting a ranking to report to employers than you would at BC. Generally speaking, I don't believe you can base a decision on something like ranking since you really have no idea how it'll all turn out. It's more important to consider how deep in a class an employer will go and how they treat lottery picks.

Re: ITT a BU 1L and a BC 1L answer questions with civility
« Reply #232 on: May 12, 2008, 04:54:15 PM »
Hey does anyone know if BC ranks students?  How to OCI employers choose amoung students for interviews?

BC does not rank their students.   However, they do provide a chart that tells people the grade marks for every 5% from top 5% to the median.  In other words, they will tell you that the top5% GPA is a 3.67 and top 10% is 3.64 and so on down every 5% until the median.  It is nothing official though and you don't have to use it if you don't want to (it is not on your transcript), but is nice to be able to tell employers if you do want to say something like "top 20%."

OCI employers choose students to interview like at any other law school...mostly grades with consideration to journals membership and other extracurriculars.  We do have a lottery system, in which we resreve a certain percentage of interview spots for people to get in to interview at random, not based on grades or anything.  I cant remember what percent it is...maybe 10 or 20%.  I know a fair amount of people who got jobs that way.

If I'm getting in off the waitlist I'm wondering if it's better than the system at GW.... hmmm

I think GW just does top 15% then top 33% and then doesn't rank anyone else.  That doesn't really bode well for people below 33%... hmmmm *thinks*

I would just note that incoming lsat/gpa doesn't mean squat when you show up. Some people just aren't good standardized test takers. I lucked out with decent scholarship money because of good numbers coming in, but I know that people with a lower index score kicked my butt in grades/journals. You just really never know how these things will turn out.

Thanks but I'm 100% curious what you think that has to do with me or what I was asking?

I understood your comment to mean that you were considering whether you'd have a tougher time at GW getting a ranking to report to employers than you would at BC. Generally speaking, I don't believe you can base a decision on something like ranking since you really have no idea how it'll all turn out. It's more important to consider how deep in a class an employer will go and how they treat lottery picks.

I wasn't basing this thought on ranking or lsat or gpa.  I was just thinking at GW there seems to be a harder line on the top 33%... whereas BC doesn't have that AND they have the lottery thing which helps out too.


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Re: ITT a BU 1L and a BC 1L answer questions with civility
« Reply #234 on: May 15, 2008, 04:13:47 AM »
yikes - http://www.boston.com/news/local/breaking_news/2008/05/overnight_derai.html

This actually was a pain in the ass to get around when I was coming back from the bars at Harvard and Comm. that night. Yet another reason to bring a car to Boston. Aside from the red line, public transit in Boston pretty much sucks.