bricktemplar wrote:Wait. Are these numbers for post-3L, or post-1L? I.e., if Coif is > 3.96 at graduation, does anyone have any idea what the top 20%, 10%, top 5%, etc., grades are after 1L year? (I know someone's posted a rough breakdown some pages back, but it seems like you guys are suggesting this 1L class has inflated even further...(!))
Those numbers are post 3L. The 1L curve is probably pretty similar to this:
4.00+ - top 3-5 people
3.85+ - top 10%
3.75+ - top 15%
3.65+ - top 25%
3.50+ - top 35%
3.30-3.40 - median
3.20 - 3.30 - slightly below median
3.00 - 3.20 - quite below median
I don't think the inflation growth they speak of goes to 1Ls as much. They haven't changed the curve for our doctrinal classes since then, so it can't have changed too much (indeed if you math it out and assume certain things about the correlation of top grades from one class to another, you arrive at roughly the same thing posted before).
The inflation comes from all the clinics, practicums and seminar classes that are A+ guaranteed.