Class Ranks

Employers who regularly hire Brandeis law students and graduates are familiar with the school's strenuous grading policy.  For those unfamiliar with the law school, we strongly encourage you to review our class rank cutoffs for each of our class years.  Other factors such as course selection, honor activities, and involvement in externships/clinics should also be considered.

The Grade & Percentile Tables below were updated with GPA information through the Fall Semester of 2017. Each table provides the minimum GPA required for the given class rank.  

Graduating Class of 2020

Top 10% = 3.606
Top Quarter = 3.373
Top Third = 3.246
Top Half = 3.020

Graduating Class of 2019

Top 10% = 3.568
Top Quarter = 3.415
Top Third = 3.246
Top Half = 3.053

Graduating Class of 2018*

Top 10% = 3.680
Top Quarter = 3.466
Top Third = 3.370
Top Half = 3.175

*Note: Only students who will graduate in May 2018 are included in this ranking.

Students are ranked in a "graduating class year" at the Brandeis School of Law based on their completed credit hours at the beginning of the semester. Students seeking their class rank must contact Barbara Thompson in the Student Records Office at: