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Just as grades are meaningless absent the context of the curve, Latin honors are meaningless without the context of the school's policy. I'd be surprised if many attorneys responsible for hiring are going to be incommensurately impressed with honors that don't reflect a genuine high level of achievement.
Not entirely credited.
I think law firms love having lawyers with these distinctions, meaningless or not, because it is easy to sell to clients. Save some highly sophisticated corporate clients, most will not really understand moot court, law journals, etc. But they will know it is "good" and they will want credentialed lawyers.
Agreed. Most people won't know the difference between cum, magna, and summa but they will all know that it's must be some kind of high distinction because it's in Latin and on the diploma. As law students, we like to bicker back and forth over these types of things but I think that it's probably receiving a distinction at all rather than the quality of that distinction.
I have days where I can barely tolerate most of my classmates. As far as hating law school goes, I like law school but I hate whoever is in charge of scheduling for this semester.
We had mock trial last weekend, client counseling comp this weekend, journal competition is over the whole next weekend (which is the first end of spring break) THEN the week after spring break our appellate briefs are due AND the moot court competition begins. All the big events this semester are compounded into a 3 week period. It kinda pisses me off, but I guess it's better than having any of it right before finals.
Anyway, just wanted to get that off my chest.