I CALI'd my first three classes at WUSTL. What are my options?

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I CALI'd my first three classes at WUSTL. What are my options?

Postby legalese19 » Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:49 pm

I surprised myself this semester at Wash U. I really don't know much about the legal world outside the basics -- big law/ small law, litigation/ not litigation, criminal/civil, etc.. I've heard people talk about doing clerkships. I figure I'm probably first in the class for now...and given that I got the best grade in all three classes I feel relatively confident in doing at least well next semester.

How well do I have to do next semester to transfer to Yale? I'm thinking I'd like to go as big as I can go -- attorney general, judge, and....I don't know. I don't really know what I should even be thinking about. Anybody that knows the legal field want to give me feedback?

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Re: I CALI'd my first three classes at WUSTL. What are my options?

Postby acr » Sun Jan 21, 2018 1:02 pm

hahahahhhahahahaaha in all my years on this website this is one of the worst trolling attempts I've ever seen, and that's saying something

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Re: I CALI'd my first three classes at WUSTL. What are my options?

Postby blair.waldorf » Sun Jan 21, 2018 1:18 pm

Yeah I go there and we don't know anything about CALI awards yet so lol

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Re: I CALI'd my first three classes at WUSTL. What are my options?

Postby Dunnkirk85 » Sun Jan 21, 2018 1:49 pm

blair.waldorf wrote:Yeah I go there and we don't know anything about CALI awards yet so lol


If you get a 100 --> Cali

Pretty simple to determine

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Re: I CALI'd my first three classes at WUSTL. What are my options?

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Sun Jan 21, 2018 1:53 pm

Dunnkirk85 wrote:
blair.waldorf wrote:Yeah I go there and we don't know anything about CALI awards yet so lol


If you get a 100 --> Cali

Pretty simple to determine

Doesn't look like Wash U gives out points on the 100-point scale, just letter grades, but someone who goes there will have to correct me if I'm wrong.

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Re: I CALI'd my first three classes at WUSTL. What are my options?

Postby Dunnkirk85 » Sun Jan 21, 2018 1:54 pm

A. Nony Mouse wrote:
Dunnkirk85 wrote:
blair.waldorf wrote:Yeah I go there and we don't know anything about CALI awards yet so lol


If you get a 100 --> Cali

Pretty simple to determine

Doesn't look like Wash U gives out points on the 100-point scale, just letter grades, but someone who goes there will have to correct me if I'm wrong.


Sorry. if you get a 4.30 (A+) --> Cali

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Re: I CALI'd my first three classes at WUSTL. What are my options?

Postby PeanutsNJam » Sun Jan 21, 2018 1:57 pm

Yes, but not all professors give 4.3's, and many times CALIs are 4.24/4.18/etc. 4.3 are rare.

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Re: I CALI'd my first three classes at WUSTL. What are my options?

Postby Dunnkirk85 » Sun Jan 21, 2018 1:58 pm

PeanutsNJam wrote:Yes, but not all professors give 4.3's, and many times CALIs are 4.24/4.18/etc. 4.3 are rare.


Just assuming if this person knows they got the highest grades right now they got 4.3 or they are lying

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Re: I CALI'd my first three classes at WUSTL. What are my options?

Postby Dunnkirk85 » Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:00 pm

Or professors sent emails to congratulate which they often do at my school

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Re: I CALI'd my first three classes at WUSTL. What are my options?

Postby PeanutsNJam » Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:05 pm

Doesn't happen at wustl to my knowledge.

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Re: I CALI'd my first three classes at WUSTL. What are my options?

Postby Legallylawyer2020 » Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:19 pm

Dunnkirk85 is also a new account that’s only posted on this post. Probably the OP trying to keep his/her troll alive.

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Re: I CALI'd my first three classes at WUSTL. What are my options?

Postby kellyfrost » Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:50 pm

Based upon your first semester grades I have no doubt you are destined for success. Getting those CALI awards is also very impressive. Those always look impressive as shit under your Bio section on the firm’s website.
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Re: I CALI'd my first three classes at WUSTL. What are my options?

Postby blair.waldorf » Sun Jan 21, 2018 3:03 pm

PeanutsNJam wrote:Yes, but not all professors give 4.3's, and many times CALIs are 4.24/4.18/etc. 4.3 are rare.


Yep. You get your letter grade and corresponding number (4.12, whatever). Professors don't have to give out 4.30s, and not knowing anything outside of our 1L grades yet (percentiles, our actual exams), I don't think this dude could have any idea whether or not he CALI'ed for sure.

Also, and another WUSTL'er can correct me if I'm wrong - it seems that profs don't have to give out A+ (4.0 and above)? Looking at past distributions (like the psycho I am about grades), it seems as if sometimes the highest grade is 3.98.

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Re: I CALI'd my first three classes at WUSTL. What are my options?

Postby blair.waldorf » Sun Jan 21, 2018 3:12 pm

By all means though, if this is real, even if you don't know for sure if you CALI'd, I am assuming you have above a 4.0 in your doctrinals. Congratulations dude.

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Re: I CALI'd my first three classes at WUSTL. What are my options?

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:03 pm

Legallylawyer2020 wrote:Dunnkirk85 is also a new account that’s only posted on this post. Probably the OP trying to keep his/her troll alive.

They're not.

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Re: I CALI'd my first three classes at WUSTL. What are my options?

Postby PeanutsNJam » Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:32 pm

It is true that some profs can and have given CALIs that are below 4.0, although this is rare for 1L (rightly so, because it can be really unfair to that one section).




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