Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Thanks to the Boalties for their great information and advice!
Seconded! Also: to those who did land clerkships, what was your general grade profile? Obviously you all did well, but I'm curious to get a ballpark idea of how it shakes out in terms of the HH/H/P balance.
I landed clerkships. But I'm not going to comment on my grade distribution. For one, that violates the honor code. Even if it doesn't given the anonymous setting here, its not in the spirit of this school to disclose grades publicly for any purpose - including the reasonable purpose you forward about wanting a "ballpark idea"
There's good reason why Berkeley Law doesn't tell its students that X distribution is median, or Y distribution is top 25%. The benefits of giving you the ability to "manage your expectations" are outweighed by the costs associated with the competitive b/s that ensues once students start "sharing information" about grades. I'm not trying to be a jerk, I used to think exactly like you, "What's the big f'ing deal?" - but I totally get it now.
The more cynical reason, of course, is to throw up a smoke screen at employers and confuse them about who's where in the class. If people start publishing grade profiles, that smoke screen goes away ever so slowly. Just know that about 40 people get clerkships from Berkeley per year, and that Berkeley has about 350 people enrolled - out of which maybe 150 apply for clerkships?