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Posted Class Rankings?
« on: June 15, 2006, 02:08:54 PM »
This is something I never looked into -- didn't care much -- but I am just a little curious now: Does UT have posted/published class rankings? That is, are we going to be ranked 1,2,3...436 -- or do they break it into blocks, like top 10%,25%,50%...?

Anyone know?
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« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2006, 02:31:10 PM »
http://www.bcgsearch.com/crc/book2005/bcg_guide_2005.pdf

UT starts on page 120.

Top 25%: 3.66 2L  3.53 3L
Top-50%: 3.36 2L  3.30 3L

How the Best Are Separated from Rest:518
Order of the Coif: 10% 3.71 GPA 47 graduates
Summa cum laude: 0.5% 4.05 GPA 2 graduates
Magna cum laude: 05% 3.85 GPA 21 graduates

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« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2006, 02:38:27 PM »
So those are approximate numbers.  Since UT uses a curve and has enough students, those numbers probably hold true from year to year.

UT itself may not give out rank by percentages till you graduate (Laude/Cum Laude/Magna Cum Laude), but references like these will probably be used by employers to figure them out for the interview process.  Or they may just have recruited enough from a school to have their own GPA cut-offs per school.  They may not know that top 10% is a 3.71 this year; but they do know that whenever they start interviewing people with 3.65 and below they don't select nearly as many for callbacks as those above a 3.75.

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« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2006, 03:08:36 PM »
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« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2006, 03:23:05 PM »
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« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2006, 04:09:31 PM »

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« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2006, 12:54:43 PM »
So...from what I'm seeing, then, we're left to guess for ourselves where we stand, roughly, based on our GPA?

Is there a GPA cut-off for Law Review -- that is, can you get onto LR straight from grades (without writing on)? And if so, where is that cut-off?
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« Reply #7 on: June 16, 2006, 12:57:24 PM »
there is a grade cut-off.  you do have to write on, even if you have the grades, but it seems that it's mostly just a formality (at least, according to my tour guide)

don't know what the cut-off is.

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« Reply #8 on: June 16, 2006, 01:00:34 PM »
Crap. I was hoping to at least have a shot at not doing the write-on thing. I've heard it's a royal pain.
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« Reply #9 on: June 16, 2006, 01:08:40 PM »
Crap. I was hoping to at least have a shot at not doing the write-on thing. I've heard it's a royal pain.

If you get in on grades, it is probably just a formality to make sure you don't absolutely suck at writing.  I wonder how much effort Law Review really consumes.  Those people do have to take care of getting the review all the way through to publication.