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Re: Columbia Law Class of 2019

Posted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 3:01 pm
by frasier
4LTsPointingNorth wrote:It's posted on Lawnet under "Check Grades" on the right side of the screen "Grading Guidelines for Upper-Year Courses and Seminars"


Thanks!

Re: Columbia Law Class of 2019

Posted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 3:41 pm
by KingWolf72
Does anyone have a sense of what the upper year curve is? There is a lot of speculation on this and other threads about the 1L curve, but I haven't been able to find anything about what the 2L curve would be. Specifically, does anyone have any insight into what a 3.57/3.6 or a 3.7 GPA would be on the upper level curve? Thanks!

Re: Columbia Law Class of 2019

Posted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 3:46 pm
by asaucyintruder
KingWolf72 wrote:Does anyone have a sense of what the upper year curve is? There is a lot of speculation on this and other threads about the 1L curve, but I haven't been able to find anything about what the 2L curve would be. Specifically, does anyone have any insight into what a 3.57/3.6 or a 3.7 GPA would be on the upper level curve? Thanks!

It's posted on Lawnet to the right when you're checking your grades.

Re: Columbia Law Class of 2019

Posted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 3:52 pm
by KingWolf72
asaucyintruder wrote:
KingWolf72 wrote:Does anyone have a sense of what the upper year curve is? There is a lot of speculation on this and other threads about the 1L curve, but I haven't been able to find anything about what the 2L curve would be. Specifically, does anyone have any insight into what a 3.57/3.6 or a 3.7 GPA would be on the upper level curve? Thanks!

It's posted on Lawnet to the right when you're checking your grades.


Hi, thanks! I'm aware of the grade distribution chart, but that's a bit different than the overall curve--though its certainly a useful tool from which one with superior inferential skills might extrapolate the curve. I'm looking more for a GPA curve, i.e. what is a median GPA? What is a top 20% GPA? 10%? etc. For instance, the word seems to be that 1L median is somewhere slightly below or above a 3.33. I was looking to see if there were any informed guesses as to what that might be for 2Ls--or upper level students, more broadly. Thanks again, though.

Re: Columbia Law Class of 2019

Posted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 4:03 pm
by 4LTsPointingNorth
KingWolf72 wrote:
asaucyintruder wrote:
KingWolf72 wrote:Does anyone have a sense of what the upper year curve is? There is a lot of speculation on this and other threads about the 1L curve, but I haven't been able to find anything about what the 2L curve would be. Specifically, does anyone have any insight into what a 3.57/3.6 or a 3.7 GPA would be on the upper level curve? Thanks!

It's posted on Lawnet to the right when you're checking your grades.


Hi, thanks! I'm aware of the grade distribution chart, but that's a bit different than the overall curve--though its certainly a useful tool from which one with superior inferential skills might extrapolate the curve. I'm looking more for a GPA curve, i.e. what is a median GPA? What is a top 20% GPA? 10%? etc. For instance, the word seems to be that 1L median is somewhere slightly below or above a 3.33. I was looking to see if there were any informed guesses as to what that might be for 2Ls--or upper level students, more broadly. Thanks again, though.


Seems difficult if not impossible to accurately peg an average upper year GPA. People in upper years take different credit mixes of seminars and lecture courses (which have different curves). People also fill their schedules with clinics/externships/cross-listed courses at other schools etc. Median for 1Ls is comparatively very easy to peg since the only difference between 1L's schedules is one elective in the spring semester.

The meaningful guideposts for understanding upper year/overall law school performance at CLS are RBG prize (for getting Kent all 3 years), Kent, or Stone.