Grades for TX SSC from hys?

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Grades for TX SSC from hys?

Postby knnet » Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:34 pm

I'm a 1L at hys and am very interested in applying for a clerkship at the TX Supreme Court. Is there a sense of when (grades-wise) a TX ssc clerkship might start becoming a feasible option? Currently above median but wondering how much above median I need to be. Thanks!

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Re: Grades for TX SSC from hys?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Mar 27, 2018 11:15 am

My educated guess is that strong TX ties plus grades in roughly the cum laude range will make you competitive.

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Re: Grades for TX SSC from hys?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Mar 28, 2018 4:05 pm

knnet wrote:I'm a 1L at hys and am very interested in applying for a clerkship at the TX Supreme Court. Is there a sense of when (grades-wise) a TX ssc clerkship might start becoming a feasible option? Currently above median but wondering how much above median I need to be. Thanks!


Know someone who was somewhat sub-cum laude at HYS who got TX SSC without ties but with a very good rec

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Re: Grades for TX SSC from hys?

Postby Wild Card » Wed Mar 28, 2018 7:25 pm

Anonymous User wrote:My educated guess is that strong TX ties plus grades in roughly the cum laude range will make you competitive.


Isn't cum laude at HLS 3.6? That's probably equivalent to Kent at CLS or magna at NYU.

Why in heaven's name would one need a GPA that high to clerk on a state supreme court? Why not simply above median? And shouldn't your career center keep stats on this stuff?

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Re: Grades for TX SSC from hys?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:46 pm

I had 3.59 at HLS and missed cum laude. If 3.6 is actually the cutoff, that’s a bummer haha.

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Re: Grades for TX SSC from hys?

Postby nothingtosee » Thu Mar 29, 2018 10:26 am

Btw at Harvard top 40% get cum lauds so 3.6 isn't crazy. I think cut off was 3.)3 last year?

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Re: Grades for TX SSC from hys?

Postby hlsperson1111 » Thu Mar 29, 2018 12:23 pm

Wild Card wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:My educated guess is that strong TX ties plus grades in roughly the cum laude range will make you competitive.


Isn't cum laude at HLS 3.6? That's probably equivalent to Kent at CLS or magna at NYU.

Why in heaven's name would one need a GPA that high to clerk on a state supreme court? Why not simply above median? And shouldn't your career center keep stats on this stuff?


A 3.6 at HLS at graduation is roughly top 40% of the class (i.e., 80% of the people who are above median). My general view is that roughly above median grades at HYS put you in a position to clerk on a district court in a non-flyover but not especially competitive market, or a state supreme court in a state that is not CA.



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