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Job Search / Re: 2L Grades: vent here if necessary
« on: June 05, 2008, 09:48:40 PM »
what do you mean by significant drop?

Just curious.

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Job Search / Rankings, cutoffs, and questions!
« on: June 05, 2008, 05:14:50 PM »
Hey,

Please let me know if I should be panicking.

After the fall semester, I was probably around the top third, but this semester I made a bad grade in crim (I ran out of time), and I am now probably right at the median. I have NO interest in practicing crim, so it sucks that this grade was the kicker that brought down my GPA from a 3.420 to a 3.280 :( I did not get a C, (I got a B-) but it is my worst grade. I am not sure what the median is at my school (it is a top 20 program), since we don't rank. The top 20% cut if usually around 3.5.

I really hate that I missed that 3.3 cutoff. Should I still apply to firms that have a 3.3 cutoff? Or what about firms that ask for top half? I have no clue how to do the math to calculate the median at the school, although I think it is a 3.2-something.

I won't know if I made a journal until July. Ideally, I would like to practice in Austin, Dallas, or Houston. (and no, I do not go to UTx)

What do you older and wiser law students think?

BTW: I am employed as a summer associate for 8 weeks at a pretty large firm.


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Job Search / Re: Getting a "C"?
« on: June 05, 2008, 05:11:38 PM »
Hey,

Please let me know if I should be panicking.

After the fall semester, I was probably around the top third, but this semester I made a bad grade in crim (I ran out of time), and I am now probably right at the median. I have NO interest in practicing crim, so it sucks that this grade was the kicker that brought down my GPA from a 3.420 to a 3.280 :( I did not get a C, (I got a B-) but it is my worst grade. I am not sure what the median is at my school (it is a top 20 program), since we don't rank. The top 20% cut if usually around 3.5.

I really hate that I missed that 3.3 cutoff. Should I still apply to firms that have a 3.3 cutoff? Or what about firms that ask for top half? I have no clue how to do the math to calculate the median at the school, although I think it is a 3.2-something.

I won't know if I made a journal until July. Ideally, I would like to practice in Austin, Dallas, or Houston.

What do you older and wiser law students think?

BTW: I am employed as a summer associate for 8 weeks at a pretty large firm.


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Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: Intellectual Property
« on: August 06, 2007, 05:18:34 PM »
I picked Vandy!

They told me they would be taking people off of the WL up until orientation, which is August 22. Send them another email if you would definitely go. It couldn't hurt! Good luck!


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Law School Admissions / Re: Accepted TODAY !!
« on: August 04, 2007, 02:16:07 PM »
I posted this in another wait list thread....

IN AT VANDY off the WL via phone call on Thursday.

I'm going.

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Thanks for the encouragement gals. I would definitely NOT let 2400 stand in my way. I am more worried about the tuition difference (11k per year at UA vs 39k per year at Vandy). And no, I donn't have money at UA or at Vandy (I just filled out my need aid stuff tonight though, so maybe that will give us a little something). My husband would have much better job options in Nashvegas, and overall, we would be happier. I LOVE Nashville. We are going to sleep on it, but as of now, I am totally IN. I am so freaking surprised this happened.

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I got in to Vandy off of the waitlist.

I feel very mixed about it. I am thrilled, yet completely overwhelmed. I have until Monday to decide. OMG. It is going to cost me $2400 to get out of my current lease at AL though.

I am a low-ish LSAT/high GPA spliter. 3.3 index, in case anyone is wondering.

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Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: Intellectual Property
« on: August 01, 2007, 09:09:52 PM »
tag

<---also interested in IP
<----also holds an MM in Musicology


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I will definitely let you know what happens. Eeep!

I would assume it is an acceptance if I had sent in my form or an LOCI, but since I didn't (because I stupidly assumed it was too late to do so)....I am feeling very unsure. Why else would they call though? I guess I have to wait until the morning.

I am very curious too.


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I got a phone call from Vandy today. I missed the call, and didn't get the message until 6pm, so I won't know what the deal is until the AM. I can't believe I didn't hear my phone!!!!!!! I left a return voice mail asking them to please call me in the morning.

Has anyone else gotten a call recently? If so, what was the news? I never sent my waitlist form back in (basically, I got it the night before I was about to go out of town for my wedding/honeymoon, and forgot to send it before I caught my plane....after I got home 3 weeks later I thought it was too late anyway)...so I am thinking they might want to ask me if I still want to be on the waitlist or ask me where they should send my rejection.

If I got in though, I would scream with delight.

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