lawschoolapp1 wrote: Georgiana wrote:
lawschoolapp1 wrote:I'm confused about how Penn's grading system works compared to other law schools, can someone here offer some clarifications for me? much appreciated
I'm not sure what your question is exactly... Penn uses a curve in all 1L classes as well as large lectures during 2L and 3L. The curve is set at a 3.3 (B+) and legal writing is pass/fail. We don't calculate GPA or rank students. Let me know if you have more specific questions.
I guess I'm wondering about the lack of GPA calculation and student ranking. Does this make one's grades at Penn less important for employment prospects?
Definitely not, law firms can still request to see your transcripts and calculate your GPA themselves. Similarly, law schools not giving a class rank doesn't do anything, since law firms can estimate using GPA cutoffs.