Could you please comment on what my chances might be of getting hired through the Honors program? I graduated in the middle of my JD class with a 3.0 from a top 25 school. I’m currently getting an LLM from a non-top 3 school (think: NU, BU, Miami). Because I'm going part time, I already have grades, which have been mostly A’s. I’ll be finishing this year. I've also worked for the government for about three years, incluing one year at the IRS. I have no experience working as an attorney, so I still qualify to apply through the Honors program.
I already had my first round interview and said I would be willing to go anywhere and work for almost any division, although my first choice location would be DC. My interviewers thought being very flexible would give me the best chance of getting a call. They were very positive, but were not sure if my JD grades would be a problem. My JD gpa was not high, but I was very consistent. I got variations on a B my entire way through – no A’s, but nothing less than a B either. They were not sure whether the hiring committee uses automatic grade cutoffs. Do you have any idea? Also, do you think it would help that I am female?
I would appreciate any insight you might have!