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Revenant

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Latin Honors vs. Class Standing vs GPA
« on: March 31, 2004, 01:39:54 AM »
Here's a question for all you folks:

Considering (or perhaps not considering) how every school has different grading systems and different cut-offs for cum laude, magna cum laude and summa cum laude, what do you think would be the more important/impressive on a law resume?  Having the latin honors?  Being top X%?  Having a high GPA?  What would be the least valuable?  Some schools only give the cum laude distinction for the top 15% of the class, while others have a top 40% cut-off mark.  As a hypo, would being top 20% be more important than being cum laude?

My guess is that GPA is the most worthless of the 3 (obviously), but I'm not sure about the other two.  Any thoughts, anyone?

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Re: Latin Honors vs. Class Standing vs GPA
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2004, 01:42:18 AM »