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Michigan Law Review

Postby heat check » Sun Jan 30, 2011 3:30 pm

Does anyone know what kind of GPA one needs to grade on to Michigan Law Review?

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Re: Michigan Law Review

Postby Tree » Sun Jan 30, 2011 3:37 pm

>3.2 and great performance on the write-on

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Re: Michigan Law Review

Postby Tree » Sun Jan 30, 2011 3:38 pm

but I have heard there are "sub-median" among MLR so take that into account. There's also some people w/ 3.7s who did not try out or failed to write well enough to get on board.

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Re: Michigan Law Review

Postby heat check » Sun Jan 30, 2011 3:41 pm

Thanks. I know everyone has to do the write-on but isn't there some percentage selected based on grades alone?

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Re: Michigan Law Review

Postby heat check » Sun Jan 30, 2011 8:10 pm

Bump

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Re: Michigan Law Review

Postby vamedic03 » Sun Jan 30, 2011 8:35 pm

I don't go to Michigan, but I can google.

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Re: Michigan Law Review

Postby heat check » Sun Jan 30, 2011 8:48 pm

vamedic03 wrote:I don't go to Michigan, but I can google.

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Thank you. I know how to google too. I guess I wasn't specific enough in my question. I was asking about this:

"The Managing Editor will simultaneously select for membership those applicants
with the highest first-year GPAs (excluding legal practice). Up to 25 percent of the incoming
Associate Editor class will be selected in this manner, with no other factor considered."

My question is if anyone familiar with the process knows approximately what kind of GPA range this would be.

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Re: Michigan Law Review

Postby vamedic03 » Sun Jan 30, 2011 9:09 pm

heat check wrote:
vamedic03 wrote:I don't go to Michigan, but I can google.

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Thank you. I know how to google too. I guess I wasn't specific enough in my question. I was asking about this:

"The Managing Editor will simultaneously select for membership those applicants
with the highest first-year GPAs (excluding legal practice). Up to 25 percent of the incoming
Associate Editor class will be selected in this manner, with no other factor considered."

My question is if anyone familiar with the process knows approximately what kind of GPA range this would be.


According to their by-laws, no one is selected on the basis of grades alone:

"At this point, each Competition’s highest and lowest writing grades will be dropped,
leaving each Competition with three writing grades and one citation grade. Any applicant
whose combined Writing Competition score falls in the weakest 25 percent of the applicant
pool will be rejected and removed from the pool before Stage 2."

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Re: Michigan Law Review

Postby goodolgil » Sun Jan 30, 2011 9:21 pm

Up to 25% of applicants are selected based on grades alone (but all applicants must enter the writing competition anyway). So since they choose around 45 people, that would mean around 11 grade on. Based on that, it would seem grading on requires being in around the top 2-3% of the class.




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