Law Part II

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Dear University of Auckland,

a) What was the average lawGPA for students who were offered a place in Part II, who did not meet the 6.5 threshold for guaranteed entry? In both 2020, and 2021. Please exclude successful UTAS students from this calculation.

b) What was the median lawGPA for students who were offered a place in Part II, who did not meet the 6.5 threshold for guaranteed entry? In both 2020, and 2021. Please exclude successful UTAS students from this calculation.

c) What was the lowest lawGPA for students who were offered a place in Part II, who did not meet the 6.5 threshold for guaranteed entry? In both 2020, and 2021. Please exclude successful UTAS students from this calculation.

d) What factors are taken into account when deciding admission for non-UTAS students who got a lawGPA less than 6.5?

e) Are non-UTAS students offered a place into part II purely based on their lawGPA?

f) Assuming that there were places available for non-UTAS students with a lawGPA less than 6.5, would a student with a lawGPA of 6.4 be guaranteed to be offered a spot above a student with a lawGPA of 6.3 in all circumstances?

Yours faithfully,

Luke

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Dear University of Auckland,

By 2020 and 2021 I mean students who commenced Part II studies beginning semester one of that same year. So for 2021, I refer to students who were accepted into Part II to begin studying semester 1 2021. Apologies if there was any confusion.

Yours faithfully,

Luke

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From: Rebecca Ewert
University of Auckland

Dear Luke,

 

I refer to your request of 5 November 2021. The information requested
follows. As requested, 2020 data is data for students commencing Law Part
II in 2020, and likewise for 2021.

 

Questions Answers
a) What was the average lawGPA for
students who were offered a place in
Part II, who did not meet the 6.5
threshold for guaranteed entry? In both
2020, and 2021. Please exclude
successful UTAS students from this LawGPA of 5.908 in 2020; 6.245 in
calculation. 2021.
b) What was the median lawGPA for
students who were offered a place in
Part II, who did not meet the 6.5
threshold for guaranteed entry? In both
2020, and 2021. Please exclude
successful UTAS students from this LawGPA of 5.900 in 2020; 6.300 in
calculation. 2021.
c) What was the lowest lawGPA for
students who were offered a place in
Part II, who did not meet the 6.5
threshold for guaranteed entry? In both
2020, and 2021. Please exclude
successful UTAS students from this LawGPA of 5.100 in 2020, 5.114 in
calculation. 2021.
d) What factors are taken into account
when deciding admission for non-UTAS Law GPA, except for students who
students who got a lawGPA less than apply for "Special Appeals” under
6.5? exceptional circumstances.
e) Are non-UTAS students offered a Yes, except for students who apply
place into part II purely based on for "Special Appeals" under
their lawGPA? exceptional circumstances.
f) Assuming that there were places
available for non-UTAS students with a
lawGPA less than 6.5, would a student
with a lawGPA of 6.4 be guaranteed to
be offered a spot above a student with
a lawGPA of 6.3 in all circumstances? Yes.

 

 

Yours sincerely

Rebecca Ewert

General Counsel

University of Auckland

 

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Sent: Friday, 5 November 2021 4:45 PM
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Dear University of Auckland,

a) What was the average lawGPA for students who were offered a place in
Part II, who did not meet the 6.5 threshold for guaranteed entry? In both
2020, and 2021. Please exclude successful UTAS students from this
calculation.

b) What was the median lawGPA for students who were offered a place in
Part II, who did not meet the 6.5 threshold for guaranteed entry? In both
2020, and 2021. Please exclude successful UTAS students from this
calculation.

c) What was the lowest lawGPA for students who were offered a place in
Part II, who did not meet the 6.5 threshold for guaranteed entry? In both
2020, and 2021. Please exclude successful UTAS students from this
calculation.

d) What factors are taken into account when deciding admission for
non-UTAS students who got a lawGPA less than 6.5?

e) Are non-UTAS students offered a place into part II purely based on
their lawGPA?

f) Assuming that there were places available for non-UTAS students with a
lawGPA less than 6.5, would a student with a lawGPA of 6.4 be guaranteed
to be offered a spot above a student with a lawGPA of 6.3 in all
circumstances?

Yours faithfully,

Luke

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a) What was the average lawGPA for students who were offered a place in Part II, who did not meet the 6.5 threshold for guaranteed entry? In both 2020, and 2021. Please exclude successful UTAS students from this calculation.

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LawGPA of 5.908 in 2020; 6.245 in 2021.

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b) What was the median lawGPA for students who were offered a place in Part II, who did not meet the 6.5 threshold for guaranteed entry? In both 2020, and 2021. Please exclude successful UTAS students from this calculation.

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LawGPA of 5.900 in 2020; 6.300 in 2021.

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c) What was the lowest lawGPA for students who were offered a place in Part II, who did not meet the 6.5 threshold for guaranteed entry? In both 2020, and 2021. Please exclude successful UTAS students from this calculation.

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LawGPA of 5.100 in 2020, 5.114 in 2021.

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d) What factors are taken into account when deciding admission for non-UTAS students who got a lawGPA less than 6.5?

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Law GPA, except for students who apply for "Special Appeals” under exceptional circumstances.

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e) Are non-UTAS students offered a place into part II purely based on their lawGPA?

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Yes, except for students who apply for "Special Appeals" under exceptional circumstances.
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f) Assuming that there were places available for non-UTAS students with a lawGPA less than 6.5, would a student with a lawGPA of 6.4 be guaranteed to be offered a spot above a student with a lawGPA of 6.3 in all circumstances?

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Yes.

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