postard wrote:Again, these are pretty much hand waving generalizations given lack/volatility of data.
For Top 20% probably 3 HHs and 4 Hs, for top 1/3 somewhat less stellar grades. With 7 grades, dumb luck would probably get you an H to be around median.
A broader note: Our actual rankings (for Order of the Coif / clerkships / academia etc.) are calculated using weighted GPA, and for that it matters what class you got the grades in credit wise.
No, this is way off. Though it depends on the number of credits in each class, 3 HHs and 4Hs would be more like top 5%. I know for a fact that 2 HHs, 4Hs, and 1P is top 10% after 1L (P not WOA). I know this because as a 2L the registrar will tell you your approximate class rank for clerkship application purposes.
I've commonly heard that a 3.0 on the order of the coif scale (HH = 5, H = 3, P = 2) after 1L is roughly top 25%. That's an H average.