Jchance wrote:your gpa also would start over when transferred, so graduating summa is a possibility, if you care about that sort of thing for clerkship
I'm not quite sure how Latin honors work for transfers, but I'd imagine that summa is out of the question. NYU doesn't award summa cum laude based on a grade cutoff; it's decided by a committee, and they only give it to a few students. It looks like transfers are not eligible for any non-Latin honors designations (Butler, Order of the Coif, etc.), but I don't see anything that says transfers can't graduate cum laude or magna cum laude.
If any of that is important to the OP.
Order of the Coif
. . .
Under the national constitution of the modern Order, membership is limited to those members of
the graduating class whose GPA places them in the top 10% of the senior class. In order to be
eligible for membership in the Order of the Coif, a graduating student must have completed at
least 75% of his or her law studies in graded courses at NYU School of Law.
Both 6-semester J.D.s and 4-semester J.D.s (transfer students or students who spend two
semesters as a visitor at another law school) are eligible for Order of the Coif; for transfer
students coursework completed for a grade in the first year of law school and transferred towards
the NYU School of Law J.D. degree will count as completed graded credits for calculating the
required 75% of coursework, however, the grades earned in the first year will not be considered.
The number of students eligible to be in the top 10% of the class is computed based on the entire
class, including 4-semester J.D.s. Ten percent of the number of 4-semester J.D.s are calculated,
and that number is the maximum number of 4-semester J.D.s eligible for Coif from among the top
10% of the entire class. The balance of the overall 10% number of slots are filled by 6-semester
J.D.s only. Only grades posted by July 1 will be considered when calculating final Coif
designations for 6-semester and 4-semester J.D.s.
Cum Laude, Magna Cum Laude and Summa Cum Laude
The following honors are awarded each year to members of the graduating class: Cum laude: to
graduates whose grade point average places them in the top 25% of their class. Magna cum
laude: to graduates whose grade point average places them in the top 10% of their class. Summa
cum laude: to the very few students (if any in a particular year) who, in the judgment of the
Executive Committee, have compiled a truly outstanding academic record.
from http://www.law.nyu.edu/sites/default/fi ... e-2016.pdf