Knock wrote: HeavenWood wrote: NScott wrote:
tkgrrett wrote:Just noticed something.. UC-Berkley(the supposed most holistic school) is the only T-20 law school whose dean graduated from Harvard(one of the supposed least holistic school).
I didn't know they were considered the MOST holistic....interesting. I think they're only holistic past a certain GPA, but it makes sense. Accepting someone who has a low GPA into the same class that includes a majority of near 4.0's is probably not the best idea. That person would most likely be in the bottom 10% of their class the whole time, which would completely suck for them.
Not necessarily. I was a splitter when applying for UG (2180/3.2), and my UGPA is a 3.94. Sometimes people turn their work ethics around.
Definitely, same here. My undergrad GPA was decently higher than my high school GPA, although not as significant as 3.2 to 3.94.
Well, they aren't paying any attention to your high school grades, right? Unless you bring it up, I guess. I have just rarely seen anyone under a 3. get into Boalt, and I'm sure there are some amazing people out there with under 3., that would do great. But if I was in the top 20 and was worried about maintaining it, I probably wouldn't take too many chances on those folks, so I can see why the may not.