Widener Law’s rigorous grading curve is designed to ensure grading
consistency while avoiding grade inflation. We encourage employers to
keep these difficult grading standards in mind when evaluating
applicants from Widener.
Widener’s Grading Curve
first year classes, professors must assign marks so that the average
grade for a course is between a 2.3 and a 2.75 on a 4.0 scale, and the
grading curve for upper level courses is only slightly more lenient.
Widener’s rigorous grading system instills the work ethic students need
to excel in today’s legal marketplace.
Widener’s Ranking Policy
ranking policy provides potential employers with a meaningful basis for
comparison between students. We publish grade point average equivalents
in 5 percent increments through the top 50 percent of each class, as
well as the grade point average equivalents in thirds. Only students in
the top 25 percent of their class are assigned an individual numeric