json wrote:I am seriously considering USD....can someone explain how this:
"The one aspect that students (and faculty) do not necessarily like at USD Law School is the grading system. All grading is done on an asymmetrical bell curve, basically a 74 – 93 scale, which is not normal for ABA approved schools. The curve is adjusted for 1Ls, accounting for the fact that they are new to the law school system. However, even this system of adjusting does not always work and around 10% of entering 1st years are failed out of the school. This only makes competition more fierce and forced among students. Another source of competition comes from the fact that many of its students want to do law review, being that USD Law School has one of the higher ranked law reviews in the nation. "
is different from a traditional grading scale?
I'm pretty sure that USD changed their method of grading about a year ago. They now have a system that is the same as most other curves at other law schools. You can check out the actual grading system on their website...it has exact numbers.