This evening I received a call from Partner at Conservative firm, who had a few follow-up questions for me. It seems I confused them with my complicated, nontraditional background that is not really explained by my resume. He wanted to verify when I graduated undergrad, if I had started right after high school, and when I started law school and when I transferred. And he wanted clarification regarding whether I had graduated in the top 1/3 of my class. Then he asked me to send over my transcripts.
I explained that I did my undergraduate work right out of high school, graduated in 1997, and stayed home with my children for 6 years, until starting law school in 2004. I transferred after 1 year, which, as far as I am aware, is the only time that you can transfer in any law school in the country.
I explained that my school ranks top third and top half. I did not make the top third cut, but I know that I was close because I graduated with honors, and the cutoff for graduating with honors is close to the cutoff for top third, although I did not know what the difference is. (I think honors is a standard gpa cutoff that does not change from year to year--but I don't know what the gpa cutoff was for top third in my class, which, of course, would change every year.)
Conservative Partner repeated that they were still conducting interviews, but they were obviously looking closely at me. And he repeated that they were quite impressed with me and the fact that I put myself through undergrad while working full time.
I just hope my transcript doesn't blow it for me. My worst grades were in my contract and UCC classes--which are quite relevant to what I would be doing for them. But my best grades were in procedure and performance-based classes (trial ad), which is also very relevant.