Cum laude requirements at UCLA?

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Cum laude requirements at UCLA?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:56 pm

I'm a second-year at UCLA and was wondering if anyone who is an alumnus or just has personal knowledge knows whether UCLA has latin honors (e.g., cum laude). I just was wondering because I've never seen any graduates with Latin Honors next to their name. I've seen Coif, but no Latin. I wanted to know because I was wondering how much of a disadvantage would it be if UCLA really didn't give Latin Honors?

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Re: Cum laude requirements at UCLA?

Postby Bruin57 » Tue Jan 29, 2013 2:13 am

I was told by someone in the records office they do not have Latin honors. Only order of the coif

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Re: Cum laude requirements at UCLA?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 29, 2013 1:51 pm

Since there seems to be a couple fellow Bruins in here, does anyone have any idea where, rankwise, a 3.65 as a 3L would put me? Top 15%?

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Re: Cum laude requirements at UCLA?

Postby Dman » Wed Jan 30, 2013 2:31 am

No honors, as mentioned before only coif and they do rank the top 10 people (not %). You can get your rank if you apply to certain clerkships but you will be required to sign a non-disclosure agreement. Very generally speaking, my understanding is that 3.7+ puts you close to top 10% , 3.5 is top 1/3 and 50% is 3.2-3.3 ish. Most big firms hiring cut offs are in the 3.3-3.4 range for v100, 3.5-3.6 for the more prestigious type (Sullivan, Latham, etc). Irell requires a 3.7. Hope that helps.




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