Approximate percentile? Clerkship prospects?

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Approximate percentile? Clerkship prospects?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Mar 07, 2011 5:44 pm

2L at HLS. Under the weird pass/fail-but-we're-still-assigning-GPA-values-to-your-grades system, my GPA would be a 3.8 (one DS thrown in the mix, nearly all large lecture black letter law courses, and only a few P's over all). Anyone know where I would stand in terms of ranking? Top 15%? Latin honors?

Also, I'd like to clerk for a district court upon graduation. Will have two pretty solid recommendations from very well-known profs. Reaches? Targets? Safeties? No LR, unfortunately. Would prefer major east coast markets, but am somewhat flexible.

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Re: Approximate percentile? Clerkship prospects?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Mar 07, 2011 8:43 pm

I'm an HLS 3L clerking next year. I'm not sure about your rank, but that is definitely an excellent GPA and should give you a good shot at any district court. You should also have a good shot at COA judges. If you are serious about clerking though, I'd still suggest applying reasonably broadly, since the process can be unpredictable.

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Re: Approximate percentile? Clerkship prospects?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Mar 08, 2011 12:10 am

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Re: Approximate percentile? Clerkship prospects?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Mar 08, 2011 1:51 am

For the YLS/SLSers out there who are curious about how this might translate, could you post your H-P-Deans List (or whatever you call it at HLS) breakdown? 3.8 doesn't mean much to me...

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Re: Approximate percentile? Clerkship prospects?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Mar 08, 2011 1:58 am

OP here. Sure.

1L Grades
H's in 6 four-credit classes and 1 two-credit class (LRW). Of those 6, one was a Dean's Scholar award, which counts as a 5 on a 4-point GPA scale.
P's in 2 four-credit classes and 1 two-credit class (LRW).

2L Grades (thus far)
H's in 2 four-credit classes and 1 three-credit class
P in 1 four-credit class

Cumulative GPA just breaks the 3.8 mark.




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