Am I Passing the Bar or Not?
I guess rankings are being released. Boalt still uses numerical rank for the top 5 individuals (transfers excluded), then 5% increments thereafter until 50th percentile. The stated purpose is clerkships and academic hiring, but the anecdotal evidence is that at least for the former, this hurts rather than helps. Still no indication that the faculty are even considering adopting the systems of our peer schools (no rankings, but faux awards to indicate some place relative to your classmates, e.g., Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. In short, get rid of rankings and start the Dean's List. Will add links to previous post on this topic over the weekend.
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