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Re: UC Hastings 1L taking questions
« Reply #70 on: April 07, 2008, 10:47:47 PM »
"Hastings 1L Woman" is clearly a troll who was rejected from UC Hastings and is posing as a student to cause trouble. Take your negativity elsewhere.

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Re: UC Hastings 1L taking questions
« Reply #71 on: April 08, 2008, 06:30:08 AM »
EVERYBODY DANCE NOW.

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« Reply #72 on: April 09, 2008, 07:25:01 AM »
Hey.  Let's get back to our good Q&A we were having, thanks to our very kind question answerers.  Here's more for ya:

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Re: UC Hastings 1L taking questions
« Reply #73 on: April 09, 2008, 04:07:49 PM »
i am still waiting to hear back from hastings. and i should be recieving a letter in the mail today or tomorrow for the LEOP program? is this a good or bad sign that i am still waiting to hear?

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« Reply #74 on: April 09, 2008, 04:31:04 PM »
I have a question too-
Its been said Hastings has a very harsh curve.. anyone know exactly what that is? And also, what roughly are the grades for those who fall around top 30%, 50% and do students at Hastings think it is particularly difficult to fall around those numbers?

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« Reply #75 on: April 09, 2008, 04:38:58 PM »
I have a question too-
Its been said Hastings has a very harsh curve.. anyone know exactly what that is? And also, what roughly are the grades for those who fall around top 30%, 50% and do students at Hastings think it is particularly difficult to fall around those numbers?

http://www.uchastings.edu/site_files/Academics/regs.pdf

B. Grade Normalization


1001. Grades in GPA courses: B- and above. In all GPA courses, 65 to 80 percent of the grades in each class should be B- or above. (As defined in §901, a GPA course is a course in which a grade is given primarily on the basis of an anonymously graded exam.) With respect to first-year classes, neither the Academic Dean nor the Records Office shall accept a grade sheet that fails to meet this requirement.

1002. Grades in GPA courses: A- and above. In all GPA courses, 10 to 20 percent of the grades given should be in the A range (A-, A, A+). The grade of A+, although rare, may be granted to reward superlative performance in any course. (As defined in §901, a GPA course is a course in which the grade is given primarily on the basis of an anonymously-graded exam.) With respect to first-year classes, neither the Academic Dean nor the Records Office shall accept a grade sheet that fails to meet this requirement.

1003. Grades in non-GPA courses, seminars and LWR. In all non-GPA courses, seminars and Legal Writing and Research, 10 to 33-1/3 percent of the grades should be in the A range (A-, A, A+) and the median grade shall be a B. The grade of A+, although rare, may be granted to reward superlative performance in any such course. (Non-GPA courses are defined in §901 as courses in which a grade is given primarily on the basis of student performance other than on an anonymously-graded exam.)

1004. Grades of C, D, and F. After satisfaction of the grade normalization requirements set forth in §§1001-1003, the distribution of grades of C (C+, C, C-), D, and F is at the instructor’s discretion. Student performance that is unsatisfactory, however, should be assigned a grade of C- or lower. Student performance that is unsatisfactory and falls substantially below the performance of the other students in the class should be assigned a grade of D or F.

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Re: UC Hastings 1L taking questions
« Reply #76 on: April 09, 2008, 06:58:36 PM »
What is the GPA for the Top 10% for last year's class?

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« Reply #77 on: April 10, 2008, 01:54:10 AM »
This data, from last year, is pulled off the NALP directory at nalplawschoolsonline.org. The GPA's vary from year to year but don't deviate significantly so this breakdown is fairly accurate:

Top 10%:     3.518
Top 25%:    3.331
Top 33%:    3.234
Top 50%:    3.048
Top 75%:    2.806

As for the curve, it is harsh but only superficially. Most employers could care less if you have a 2.5 if statistics show that you're in the top 10% of your class. This will just show how harsh the grading curve at X school is. The GPA determines the class rank and it is the rank, which is not affected by the "harsh curve," that matters.




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« Reply #78 on: April 10, 2008, 02:02:42 AM »
By the way, there's an accepted students day this Saturday if anyone here going to Hastings and has not heard about the event yet. I'll be on campus leading some tours and I'll be happy to personally meet with anyone to answer additional questions. Just shoot me a PM if you're interested. Hope to see some of you there.

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Re: UC Hastings 1L taking questions
« Reply #79 on: April 10, 2008, 02:11:51 AM »
This data, from last year, is pulled off the NALP directory at nalplawschoolsonline.org. The GPA's vary from year to year but don't deviate significantly so this breakdown is fairly accurate:

Top 10%:     3.518
Top 25%:    3.331
Top 33%:    3.234
Top 50%:    3.048
Top 75%:    2.806

As for the curve, it is harsh but only superficially. Most employers could care less if you have a 2.5 if statistics show that you're in the top 10% of your class. This will just show how harsh the grading curve at X school is. The GPA determines the class rank and it is the rank, which is not affected by the "harsh curve," that matters.





Thank you! This is very helpful.