« on: November 14, 2004, 01:40:31 PM »
I'll give you a little more.
The comments in the OP regarding "Marine Corps of Law Schools" is probably well deserved. Baylor requires things that as far as I know, no other school does. We have to stand when cold called, no notes, no briefs, no computer to look at. Some profs require the cold called to go in front of class, explain the facts and advocate a certain side or position in a case.
As far as competitive, sure its subjective but this is not HYS. Kids here, if they want a $100K+/year have to be top 15-22% at least. At the top schools, you can get those jobs at a greatly differing range of GPA levels. Another reason Baylor is so hard is Practice Court, which is no joke, if you want to be a trial lawyer in Texas there is no better place because you have the equivalent of a couple of full trials in school here, and its not easy.
The attrition here is also quite high due to the reasons above, our entering class of 67, Fall 2004. We now have 59 and we will be getting grades back in 3 weeks or so from our first set of finals (quarter system).