AssumptionRequired wrote: laxbrah420 wrote:
laxbrah420 wrote:Also I go to law school. I was below 25% gpa and below 50% lsat. I don't do much work. I TLS a lot. And I'm above median. So boom.
Why didn't anybody else follow my lead to produce objective measures?
Below the median LSAT and above median GPA. I dont study much and I was top 10-15%... based on LSAT being a "predictor" I should have been at or below median.
Honestly there is just no way to know how you will do. Even after doing well, I wonder if I will keep it up or if everyone will figure out what they are doing and crush me this semester. (plus i cant stand con law, so thats a median or worse grade)
This is what else people don't realize. After 1st semester some people who did poorly figure out what they did wrong, correct for it, and do beeter, which means someone who did well first semester probably didn't do as well second semester. Because of the way the curve works, not everyone can get better grades semester 2. I think 0Ls really have a fundamental lack of udnerstanding of how harsh the curve really is. I mean two exams could be the exact same in terms of content, and the one that is organized better and is easier to follow could get an extra point and be the last A- and then the poorly organized exam would be the first B+ even though both exams are "correct."
The number one thing that determines where you will end up on the curve is your ability to take a law school exam. Someone who never reads, never goes to class, and doesn't study or take a practice exam will end up at the bottom, but as law school is generally filled with intelligent, educated students who are all interested in beating the curve those people are few and far between which is why the "I will work harder" mantra is flawed. I'm not sure there is any way to explain to non-law students who are that stubborn the realities of law school grading.