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Hookem

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UT cutoff for top 10% and Law Review GPA
« on: January 26, 2008, 04:02:45 PM »
I heard top 10% at end of 1L is right at 3.80. Does that sound correct?

I have no feel for Law Review GPA as it also requires write-on.

Any info would be appreciated (particularly 2Ls).

Thanks.

cozmo

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Re: UT cutoff for top 10% and Law Review GPA
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2008, 02:35:32 AM »
I have also heard 3.80 -- I am 2L at UT.  There is not a strict cut-off.

Having a 3.8 does not guarantee being on law review though... as you mentioned, there is still a write-on.

 

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Re: UT cutoff for top 10% and Law Review GPA
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2008, 10:12:59 AM »
Thanks Cozmo.


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Re: UT cutoff for top 10% and Law Review GPA
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2008, 12:40:51 PM »
How do people actually find out what top 10% is? I go to UT also (1L) and I know they only list top 25% and top 50%

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Re: UT cutoff for top 10% and Law Review GPA
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2008, 01:39:45 PM »
The only source I have seen in the 2005-2006 BCG Survey for top 50 schools. It shows date purportedly from UT in respect of 2004 (3.66 as top 25% cutoff). It also shows Chancellors Award (top 5% after 1st semester second year) cutoff at 3.95. I have not seen the 10% cutoff anywhere but I would guess it should be around 3.8 and maybe closer to 3.85 after 1L.

I have not seen how low the GPA goes regarding those who are admitted to Law Review (excluding the 10 out of 50 who are admitted purely write-on candidates.

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Re: UT cutoff for top 10% and Law Review GPA
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2008, 01:52:43 PM »
How do people actually find out what top 10% is? I go to UT also (1L) and I know they only list top 25% and top 50%

I see you had a great first semester. Congrats. I had one A+ as well and was wondering how we know whether we received the Deans Achievement award for highest grade in the class. (My guess is there were only three  to 4 other A+s in my 100+ class.)

Also, are you still thinking of going back west? But for the "home" factor, it doesn't seem worth if you are in top 5% at year end and good shot for Law Review unless you shoot for Boalt of Stanford (as compared to UCLA and USC and starting from scratch). I'm interested in your view on getting recommendations, etc.

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Re: UT cutoff for top 10% and Law Review GPA
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2008, 04:32:53 PM »
Another UT 1L here. I came in thinking about transferring but now I'm seeing less reason in it. If you do well enough here to make law review your law firm prospects probably won't be increased by transferring. If you're gunning for a clerkship UT + Law Review is probably preferable to NYU without. Plus, you'll have to pay full price at another school whereas coming out of UT you'll probably have significantly less debt. 

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Re: UT cutoff for top 10% and Law Review GPA
« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2008, 07:14:26 AM »
If UT Law review - I would never leave. Hook'em!

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Re: UT cutoff for top 10% and Law Review GPA
« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2008, 03:56:28 PM »
Well.. what section are you guys in? PM me if you want. I am in section 4B (Bradford society)

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Re: UT cutoff for top 10% and Law Review GPA
« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2008, 07:50:44 PM »
I'm in section 3. Graglia, Dix, and Anderson this semester.