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Law Students => Job Search => Topic started by: dukedogalley on August 15, 2008, 01:54:07 PM

Title: Summer Grade Boost to GPA
Post by: dukedogalley on August 15, 2008, 01:54:07 PM
I am a rising 2L, took a class this summer, did well, and as a result my GPA changed from around a 3.55 to a 3.6.  After spring semester I was just outside top 15%...my school doesn't recalculate ranks after summer session.  While the change in GPA is not enormous, as a Tier 2 student a jump from just outside top 15% to, perhaps, top 10% would be huge in the job search.  My problem is that I asked my school to give me a top 10% GPA cutoff so I can put it on may resume and they are not getting back to me.  I would like to send out resumes to a handful of firms that did not attend OCI this week.  Any suggestions?  Leave the spring rank off and just go with the GPA?  Explain in cover letter?  I know OCS should be able to answer but they have been giving me the run around telling me to contact registrar for cutoffs and registrar has been non-responsive. 
Title: Re: Summer Grade Boost to GPA
Post by: Matthies on August 15, 2008, 01:59:06 PM
I put something like this on my resume: 2007-2008 class rank X%, x out of xxx, GPA increased since last ranking to 3.XX