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Re: Academia: Top 10% at NYU or Transfer to HY?

Postby quakeroats » Wed Jun 08, 2011 5:29 pm

We just hired an NYU grad away from Cardozo: --LinkRemoved--

That makes two NYU full profs in three years: http://www.law.duke.edu/fac/cv/buell.pdf

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Re: Academia: Top 10% at NYU or Transfer to HY?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jun 09, 2011 12:37 pm

also, no one's questioned this so maybe i'm wrong, but are you sure a high 3.6 is top 10%? I don't know much about law school grades, but it seems a little low... it's just an A-, and I was under the impression that 25% or so of each class got an A- or above

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Re: Academia: Top 10% at NYU or Transfer to HY?

Postby quakeroats » Thu Jun 09, 2011 2:31 pm

Anonymous User wrote:also, no one's questioned this so maybe i'm wrong, but are you sure a high 3.6 is top 10%? I don't know much about law school grades, but it seems a little low... it's just an A-, and I was under the impression that 25% or so of each class got an A- or above


At some schools a 3.6 is around top 1%.

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Re: Academia: Top 10% at NYU or Transfer to HY?

Postby 5ky » Thu Jun 09, 2011 2:42 pm

quakeroats wrote:We just hired an NYU grad away from Cardozo: --LinkRemoved--

That makes two NYU full profs in three years: http://www.law.duke.edu/fac/cv/buell.pdf


OP is top 10%. Of those two professors, one clerked for SCOTUS, and the other graduated #1. Big difference there.

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Re: Academia: Top 10% at NYU or Transfer to HY?

Postby quakeroats » Thu Jun 09, 2011 2:50 pm

5ky wrote:
quakeroats wrote:We just hired an NYU grad away from Cardozo: --LinkRemoved--

That makes two NYU full profs in three years: http://www.law.duke.edu/fac/cv/buell.pdf


OP is top 10%. Of those two professors, one clerked for SCOTUS, and the other graduated #1. Big difference there.


Indeed, but only because you're comparing 1L grades to post-law-school credentials.

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Re: Academia: Top 10% at NYU or Transfer to HY?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jun 10, 2011 8:10 am

quakeroats wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:also, no one's questioned this so maybe i'm wrong, but are you sure a high 3.6 is top 10%? I don't know much about law school grades, but it seems a little low... it's just an A-, and I was under the impression that 25% or so of each class got an A- or above


At some schools a 3.6 is around top 1%.


really? what schools? is info about curves (by school, because apparently they're dramatically different) available anywhere?

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Re: Academia: Top 10% at NYU or Transfer to HY?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jun 10, 2011 11:31 am

Anonymous User wrote:also, no one's questioned this so maybe i'm wrong, but are you sure a high 3.6 is top 10%? I don't know much about law school grades, but it seems a little low... it's just an A-, and I was under the impression that 25% or so of each class got an A- or above


NYU has a very clustered grade distribution around B+. Around 30% of any given class gets an A- or above--but most of those As and A-s go to people who get B+s and Bs in their other classes and end up below an A- average (say, A, A-, B+, B+, B+, B for two semesters of grades). Although this is somewhat counterbalanced by the fact that people can get As (and on rare occasions A+s), B+s and below are far, far more likely than As (at a ratio of about 6.5:1). Thus, even though each A- or above grade is individually fairly likely in any given class, the odds of getting an A- average are pretty low.

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Re: Academia: Top 10% at NYU or Transfer to HY?

Postby quakeroats » Fri Jun 10, 2011 11:56 am

Anonymous User wrote:
quakeroats wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:also, no one's questioned this so maybe i'm wrong, but are you sure a high 3.6 is top 10%? I don't know much about law school grades, but it seems a little low... it's just an A-, and I was under the impression that 25% or so of each class got an A- or above


At some schools a 3.6 is around top 1%.


really? what schools? is info about curves (by school, because apparently they're dramatically different) available anywhere?


Poorly ranked schools with curves that start with 2 often have few people in the 3.6+ range.




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