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Rankings and Honors

Rankings -- Honors -- Description of Grading System  

Graduation rank is based upon the cumulative grade point average of all students who graduated during the academic year (summer through spring term.)

Continuing students are ranked at the end of fall and spring semesters.

Day and weekend students are ranked together.

Fall 2013 Rankings

Minimum GPA of Top x Percent

Class Students 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% 40% 50% 75%
L1 85 3.892 3.750 3.642 3.613 3.535 3.321 3.160 3.000 2.613
L2 121 3.838 3.610 3.481 3.362 3.302 3.236 3.083 2.976 2.677
L3/L4 222 3.732 3.602 3.558 3.492 3.429 3.342 3.250 3.123 2.850

2012-2013 Graduate Rankings

Minimum GPA of Top x Percent

Students 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% 40% 50% 75%
191 3.710 3.629 3.538 3.500 3.451 3.367 3.244 3.152 2.929

2013 Spring Rankings

Minimum GPA of Top x Percent

Class Students 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% 40% 50% 75%
L1 120 3.826 3.567 3.442 3.337 3.278 3.144 3.050 2.807 2.519
L2 185 3.729 3.590 3.537 3.473 3.347 3.272 3.151 3.017 2.774
L3/L4 198 3.710 3.616 3.544 3.517 3.465 3.388 3.247 3.156 2.935

2012 Fall Rankings

Minimum GPA of Top x Percent

             

Class

Students

5%

10%

15%

20%

25%

30%

40%

50%

75%

L1

123

3.785

3.553

3.428

3.339

3.204

3.068

2.964

2.714

2.446

L2

182

3.708

3.573

3.468

3.440

3.328

3.269

3.096

2.974

2.682

L3/L4

223

3.687

3.604

3.532

3.471

3.414

3.357

3.206

3.120

2.909


 2011-2012 Graduate Rankings

Minimum GPA of Top x Percent          
Students 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% 40% 50%
189 3.777 3.682 3.631 3.541 3.470 3.390 3.270 3.178

Spring 2012 Class Rankings

Minimum GPA of Top x Percent

Class Students 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% 40% 50%
L1 195 3.714 3.553 3.446 3.375 3.267 3.187 3.020 2.875
L2 195 3.674 3.535 3.500 3.429 3.368 3.274 3.146 3.059
L3/L4 196 3.777 3.682 3.631 3.544 3.494 3.445 3.299 3.201

Fall 2011 Class Rankings 

Minimum GPA of Top x Percent

           

Class

Students

5%

10%

15%

20%

25%

30%

40%

50%

L1

198

3.732

3.535

3.428

3.321

3.196

3.068

2.954

2.839

L2

195

3.686

3.518

3.446

3.369

3.287

3.204

3.091

2.975

L3

214

3.756

3.674

3.605

3.525

3.450

3.394

3.253

3.148

2010-2011 Graduate Rankings

Minimum GPA of Top x Percent

         

Students

5%

10%

15%

20%

25%

30%

40%

50%

206

3.678

3.568

3.503

3.457

3.428

3.358

3.245

3.165

Spring 2011 Class Rankings

Minimum GPA of Top x Percent

           

Class

Students

5%

10%

15%

20%

25%

30%

40%

50%

L1

219

3.687

3.473

3.375

3.321

3.232

3.169

3.020

2.920

L2

178

3.806

3.646

3.581

3.511

3.423

3.361

3.212

3.104

L3/L4

220

3.746

3.603

3.532

3.463

3.433

3.352

3.227

3.138

2010 Fall Rankings 

Minimum GPA of Top X Rank

Class

Students

5%

10%

15%

20%

25%

30%

40%

50%

L1

222

3.642

3.500

3.410

3.303

3.181

3.107

2.982

2.910

L2

175

3.785

3.652

3.570

3.452

3.357

3.296

3.159

3.052

L3

240

3.720

3.579

3.500

3.430

3.375

3.315

3.214

3.105

2009-2010 Graduate Rankings 

Minimum GPA of Top x Rank

Students 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% 40% 50%
196 3.710 3.619 3.532 3.474 3.426 3.377 3.295 3.201

2010 Spring Rankings 

Minimum GPA of Top x Rank  

Class Students 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% 40% 50%
L1 195 3.758 3.616 3.460 3.357 3.232 3.178 3.080 2.919
L2 194 3.719 3.593 3.505 3.420 3.377 3.288 3.176 3.042
L3/L4 224 3.710 3.588 3.502 3.451 3.391 3.340 3.240 3.146

2009 Fall Rankings 

Minimum GPA of Top x Rank  

Class Students 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% 40% 50%
L1 201 3.785 3.625 3.428 3.303 3.267 3.214 3.035 2.909
L2 198 3.689 3.585 3.450 3.402 3.327 3.226 3.125 3.000
L3/L4 243 3.690 3.554 3.485 3.431 3.370 3.327 3.241 3.155

 2008-2009 Graduate Rankings  

Minimum GPA of Top x Rank  

Students 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% 40% 50%
230 3.645 3.559 3.482 3.420 3.359 3.318 3.232 3.169

2009 Spring Rankings  

Minimum GPA of Top x Rank  

Class Students 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% 40% 50%
L1 217 3.660 3.508 3.401 3.330 3.261 3.159 3.000 2.848
L2 209 3.675 3.574 3.483 3.413 3.340 3.283 3.207 3.127
L3/L4 244 3.663 3.551 3.472 3.395 3.349 3.307 3.230 3.161

2008 Fall Rankings

Minimum GPA of Top x Rank  

Class Students 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% 40% 50%
L1 230 3.732 3.517 3.428 3.321 3.214 3.089 2.928 2.803
L2 210 3.625 3.563 3.458 3.383 3.304 3.256 3.142 3.044
L3/L4 270 3.633 3.526 3.463 3.401 3.326 3.258 3.192 3.116


 Honors  

Dean's List: Students who earn a semester grade point average of 3.250 or higher will be awarded Dean's List Honors for that semester. Students must complete eight or more letter-graded credits and have no incomplete grades in the given semester to be eligible for Dean's List honors.

Graduation Honors  

Summa Cum Laude: JD Students who complete their required course work with a cumulative grade point average of 3.750 or higher will graduate Summa Cum Laude.

Magna Cum Laude: JD Students who complete their required course work and earn a final class rank in the top ten percent of their graduating class will graduate Magna Cum Laude.

Cum Laude: JD Students who complete their required course work and earn a final class rank in the top twenty percent of their graduating class will graduate Cum Laude.

Final graduation honors will be awarded after the final graduation rank for the academic year (Beginning May 2009, the academic year is considered Summer-Spring terms; prior to May 2009: Fall-Summer terms.) has been calculated. Graduation honors will appear on transcripts and diplomas. Commencement Day honors will be based on honor standings in the previous fall rankings and will appear in the Commencement program.

Prior to Fall 1998, students who completed their required course work with a cumulative grade point average in the the top twenty percent of their graduating class graduated Cum Laude. Students who finished in the top ten percent were awarded Honor Society status.

Description of Grading System

1972-74  MIDWESTERN SCHOOL OF LAW
10 week quarter
Grading prior to June 1975: 90-100=A    85-89=B+  80-84=B  75-79=C+  70-74=C  65-69=D+  60-64=D    59 or below=N

1975-76  MIDWESTERN SCHOOL OF LAW AT HAMLINE UNIVERSITY
15 week semester
Grading converted to a 4.0 system—all quarter credits were converted to semester credits
Grading June 1975- August 1976:  A=4.00  B+=3.50  B=3.00  C+=2.50  C=2.00  D+=1.50  D=1.00  N=0.00

1976-Present  HAMLINE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW
13-15 week semester
Grading September 1976 to August 2002: A=4.00  B+=3.50  B=3.00  C+=2.50  C=2.00  D+=1.50  D=1.00  F=0.00
Grading September 2002 to present: A=4.000     A-=3.750    B+=3.500    B=3.000    B-=2.750    C+=2.500 C=2.000    C-=1.750    D+=1.500    D=1.000     D-=0.750    F=0.000
The following grades are not calculated into the grade point average (GPA)
AU=Audit    P=Pass    I=Incomplete    N=No pass    Z=Pending    T=Transfer credit    X=First half of two semester course            W=Withdrew after two weeks of class
LAW SCHOOL ACCREDITATION
February 25, 1975    :     Provisional accreditation by the American Bar Association
August 6, 1981    :     Full accreditation by the American Bar Association
January 5, 1984    :     Member of the Association of American Law Schools