Law

Ranking Information

Beginning with the Class of 2023, individual class ranks will not appear on students’ transcripts.  Instead, students in the top half of the class will be placed on a percentile scale that will show the cumulative grade point average for certain percentage ranges (15%, 25%, 35%, 50%). At the end of each semester, the College will post on its website the then-current distribution so that students may determine their approximate class standing. The distribution for each semester will be retained on the website as a reference.

Students in the upper 10% of the class will be ranked individually only at the conclusion of each academic year. Individual class ranks will be disclosed confidentially to the students in the upper 10% percent of the class; however, the individual class rank will not appear on students’ transcripts. For students who are not in the top 10% of the class, their class ranking, if calculated, will not be communicated to anyone, including the student so ranked.

Ranking Transfer Students

Non-transfer students are ranked relative to one another based on their cumulative GPA. Transfer students are assigned a parallel rank by comparing their UC Law GPA to the upper-level UC Law GPA of other transfer students and non-transfer students. The calculation of GPAs for past/current/future LLM-JD transfers will include their LLM letter grades.

Previous Distributions

Rankings at the Conclusion of the Spring 2022 Semester

Class of 2022

GPA cut-off for the class of 2022
Approximate Cut-off Percent of Class
3.839 15
3.747 25
3.638 35
3.485 50

Class of 2023

GPA cut-off for the class of 2023
Approximate Cut-off Percent of Class
3.729 15
3.577 25
3.479 35
3.338 50

Class of 2024

GPA cut-off for the class of 2024
Approximate Cut-off Percent of Class
3.486 15
3.364 25
3.283 35
3.042 50

Rankings at the Conclusion of the Fall 2021 Semester

Class of 2022

GPA cut-off for the class of 2022
Approximate Cut-off Percent of Class
3.807 15
3.687 25
3.590 35
3.450 50

Class of 2023

GPA cut-off for the class of 2023
Approximate Cut-off Percent of Class
3.697 15
3.536 25
3.419 35
3.293 50

Class of 2024

GPA cut-off for the class of 2024
Approximate Cut-off Percent of Class
3.548 15
3.429 25
3.256 35
3.058 50