Harvard curve for honors

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ender04
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Harvard curve for honors

Postby ender04 » Thu May 24, 2012 10:55 am

So, I used this forum a lot when I was thinking about law school, so I thought I'd post here to give some info I always wondered about - Harvard Law grades required for honors.

Now, I don't know the "GPA" cut-offs exactly, because they don't release them ("GPA" is calculated at --LinkRemoved-- - they don't call it a GPA and don't let HLS students list it on their resume, hence the quotes). But, I know that someone got Magna (top 10%) with a calculated "GPA" of 3.987. Because that included Dean's Scholar prizes, the person even had a bunch of Ps. I don't know if this was the low or high end of Magna, though.

Anyway, hope this is helpful for anyone out there wondering about the curve at HLS.

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englawyer
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Re: Harvard curve for honors

Postby englawyer » Tue May 29, 2012 10:28 am

there has been speculation in other threads that basically zero'd in on ~ 3.5 for cum laude and ~ 3.9 for magna.

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Re: Harvard curve for honors

Postby lawstudent444 » Tue May 29, 2012 10:51 pm

Anyone know what magna grades this year (graduation last week) were on the low end of magna?

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Re: Harvard curve for honors

Postby Younger Abstention » Wed May 30, 2012 12:14 am

Holy hell. What's the point in having "no grades" if people are just doing the same fucking thing without them?

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Re: Harvard curve for honors

Postby concurrent fork » Wed Jun 13, 2012 2:28 pm

englawyer wrote:there has been speculation in other threads that basically zero'd in on ~ 3.5 for cum laude and ~ 3.9 for magna.

The cutoff is higher than this, at least for cum laude.

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englawyer
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Re: Harvard curve for honors

Postby englawyer » Thu Jun 14, 2012 12:08 am

concurrent fork wrote:
englawyer wrote:there has been speculation in other threads that basically zero'd in on ~ 3.5 for cum laude and ~ 3.9 for magna.

The cutoff is higher than this, at least for cum laude.


what is your estimate then

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Re: Harvard curve for honors

Postby hlsperson1111 » Sun Jul 22, 2012 11:12 pm

bump . . . i have a 3.63 after 2L, any idea if this is on track to graduate cum laude?

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Re: Harvard curve for honors

Postby sundance95 » Sun Jul 22, 2012 11:24 pm

Younger Abstention wrote:Holy hell. What's the point in having "no grades" if people are just doing the same fucking thing without them?

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