I'm not sure that's entirely accurate. http://www.law.berkeley.edu/1050.htm
: "And a transcript with a rough mixture of Honors and Pass grades represents strong performance that would likely stand above the class median at schools of comparable quality."
From the same website, H's and HH's are comparable to A's in a traditional grading system. Just looking at the finite number of non-P's available, it would be mathematically impossible for median to be set at an even distribution of P/H, especially considering the fact that several people will take a disproportionate share of the non-P's.
I think median is probably somewhere around a majority P's and a couple H's. Of course, if CDO told you otherwise, I could be wrong. That's also assuming CDO knows wtf it's talking about...
A) Just passing along what CDO told me.
B) In my estimation our CDO is pretty competent. It may not be the cat's meow of such offices, but I never really heard any horror stories like you hear around TLS about other CDOs.
C) "Likely to stand above median at comparable schools" =\= clearly above median at B (and also = "could stand below median at comparable schools").
D) No one claimed the median was "set" at an even distro of H and P. The claim is that the outcomes of 1L year tend to put people with Hs/Ps around median. [this part edited out because it wasn't coherent. Thanks Barbri....]
E) That web page is written to help employers understand our grading system and it is in the school's and students' interest to say that H/P mix would be above median at peer schools.