Bad undergrade grade in law

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gwu1996
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Bad undergrade grade in law

Postby gwu1996 » Mon May 09, 2011 11:28 pm

I have a 3.5 overall GPA with a 3.9 GPA in my major. My lowest undergrad grade was a C- and it came from my business law professor. He knocked me down two letter grades from an A- for not attending his class. I worked full time my last two years of college and he was a stickler for attendance.

With that in mind, should I address the C- in my applications?

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Re: Bad undergrade grade in law

Postby rocon7383 » Mon May 09, 2011 11:35 pm

gwu1996 wrote:I have a 3.5 overall GPA with a 3.9 GPA in my major. My lowest undergrad grade was a C- and it came from my business law professor. He knocked me down two letter grades from an A- for not attending his class. I worked full time my last two years of college and he was a stickler for attendance.

With that in mind, should I address the C- in my applications?



jeeze. No, i don't think so.

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Re: Bad undergrade grade in law

Postby tourdeforcex » Mon May 09, 2011 11:36 pm

no. i imagine the best thing you can write is basically: i got a C- for not attending class regularly. this is not the most compelling addendum.

many people have Cs and go to great schools. don't sweat it.

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Re: Bad undergrade grade in law

Postby woeisme » Mon May 09, 2011 11:37 pm

Only if you go to George Washington University. It's fatal if you do. Assuming you don't, then don't worry about this. Schools might choose to ask you about it and you can address it then. But many will overlook it.

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Re: Bad undergrade grade in law

Postby sundance95 » Mon May 09, 2011 11:39 pm

woeisme wrote:Only if you go to George Washington University. It's fatal if you do. Assuming you don't, then don't worry about this. Schools might choose to ask you about it and you can address it then. But many will overlook it.

Wut? I had some Ws and a C- out of GW and it didn't affect me negatively.

ETA: Oh. I get it.

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ebo
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Re: Bad undergrade grade in law

Postby ebo » Mon May 09, 2011 11:44 pm

I had a C in Law & Economics and didnt address it and it didn't seem to affect my cycle in the least bit

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Re: Bad undergrade grade in law

Postby bp shinners » Tue May 10, 2011 9:30 pm

Don't address it. You can't help but come across as whiny/paranoid when addressing a single bad grade.

gwu1996
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Re: Bad undergrade grade in law

Postby gwu1996 » Wed May 11, 2011 7:32 pm

bp shinners wrote:Don't address it. You can't help but come across as whiny/paranoid when addressing a single bad grade.


That's precisely what I thought. Thanks to all for your input.

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Re: Bad undergrade grade in law

Postby Kohinoor » Wed May 11, 2011 7:38 pm

My school explicitly dings for bad undergade grades in law.

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Re: Bad undergrade grade in law

Postby westinghouse60 » Wed May 11, 2011 8:31 pm

At my undergrad, classes with law in the course name are nothing like law school. I can even say this as a 0L; they're pure memorization of laws and multiple choice about them, almost no case law/hypothetical discussion, etc. So, I wouldn't think it would hurt you more than any other C-, unless that particular school views undergrad law classes as indicative of law school performance.




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