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?
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.