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2 hours ago, ProfReader said:

Tons of schools work this way.  Not just law schools, but many, many undergrad programs only show letter grades.  At most schools a 70 and a 75 aren't the same grade though.  A 75 is generally a B+.   But if we say a 70 and a 74, which are both Bs, there is generally very little difference between those two exams in law school.

you win some and lose some.

it will even out

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On 11/8/2018 at 3:07 PM, chaboywb said:

When applying to jobs through OCI and such, do they just see our letter grade? It seems weird that a student with a 70 in a course has the same grade on paper as a student with a 75.

Remember it's not just "one grade". They will see all of your grades. So sure, it would seem weird if recruiters are just looking at a pile of applications and all of the candidates have one B+, but that's not the case here. The pile of candidates are striated by average - some have a 7.0, while some have a 7.2 and others have a 7.8. Technically they are B+ students - but the difference between a 7.0 and a 7.9 is massive (7.0 top 25-30% 7.9 - you're probably in and around the top 5-6% by that point). 

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