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So I got a high 2.1 (68) in my first year, at Oxford. I am so disappointed, I wanted a first.

Will this be competitive when applying to firms? I got a 62 in one module:/
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(Original post by jejehe)
So I got a high 2.1 (68) in my first year, at Oxford. I am so disappointed, I wanted a first.

Will this be competitive when applying to firms? I got a 62 in one module:/
Academics wise, you shouldn't be worried.
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IMO you should be. You only got a 2:1 in Oxford? What happened?
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(Original post by jejehe)
So I got a high 2.1 (68) in my first year, at Oxford. I am so disappointed, I wanted a first.

Will this be competitive when applying to firms? I got a 62 in one module:/
There's a troll... in the dungeon...
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I’m not a troll at all guys. It was a serious question.
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How can you end up with only a high 2:1 at Oxford? Tut tut, no magic circle for you. Seriously though, if you're intelligent enough to end up with such a grade (in first year) at one of the best universities in the world, I suspect you're also intelligent enough not to ask plainly obvious question.
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Well I know the bar is ridiculously competitive. So will the very top US/MC law firms be, so I don’t think it’s unfair for me to question whether or not my grades will put me in good stead.
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I’m not a troll at all guys. It was a serious question.
Some people wont be able to take you seriously for obvious reasons.
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You won't be held back by your academics - but there's a lot more to it than that. Interview technique and commercial awareness will be crucial.
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(Original post by jejehe)
Well I know the bar is ridiculously competitive. So will the very top US/MC law firms be, so I don’t think it’s unfair for me to question whether or not my grades will put me in good stead.
How many in your year and the year above scored higher than you? Is there more to your cv / application.
Have you checked they will take first years?
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it won't hurt you but keep in mind hardly anyone gets below a 2:1 at oxford
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How many in your year and the year above scored higher than you? Is there more to your cv / application.
Have you checked they will take first years?
hardly anyone gets below a 2:1 at oxford
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it won't hurt you but keep in mind hardly anyone gets below a 2:1 at oxford
conversely, I doubt more than 20% get 68%+.
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hardly anyone gets below a 2:1 at oxford
Thats why firms take marks rather than just grades.
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conversely, I doubt more than 20% get 68%+.
doesn't contradict what i said, and I think you're overestimating the effects of a few percentage points. 2:1 gets you through the door and you'll need to do more than just grades to get a placement
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doesn't contradict what i said, and I think you're overestimating the effects of a few percentage points. 2:1 gets you through the door and you'll need to do more than just grades to get a placement
The implication of what you wrote is that all 2.1s are equal and that his 2.1 is average, whilst in reality it is a high 2.1 and that does make a difference for many law firms (of course not sufficient in and of itself but definitely a factor).
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(Original post by Baron of Sealand)
doesn't contradict what i said, and I think you're overestimating the effects of a few percentage points. 2:1 gets you through the door and you'll need to do more than just grades to get a placement
Why are you commenting on a career path that you know nothing about?
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Why are you commenting on a career path that you know nothing about?
so you have the actual figures of the people getting more than 68% in their first year at oxford, or is this one of those scenarios where when you point your finger at me, 3 of your fingers are pointing back at you
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(Original post by Baron of Sealand)
so you have the actual figures of the people getting more than 68% in their first year at oxford, or is this one of those scenarios where when you point your finger at me, 3 of your fingers are pointing back at you
I was commenting on this you numpty:
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2:1 gets you through the door
It's clear you've got not clue on what law firms want and don't want.
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