First Semester Grades are in and I have below a 3.0

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First Semester Grades are in and I have below a 3.0

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jan 07, 2017 4:22 am

First semester grades came back and I have a little less than a 3.0 at a T-14. Very surprised considering how well I thought I knew the material and the amount of effort I put in. But, based on other TLS posts, these things happen. Anyways, what would be the best route for me to take this summer? I am bilingual ( French) and a URM.

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Re: First Semester Grades are in and I have below a 3.0

Postby ArtistOfManliness » Sat Jan 07, 2017 4:48 am

Anonymous User wrote:First semester grades came back and I have a little less than a 3.0 at a T-14. Very surprised considering how well I thought I knew the material and the amount of effort I put in. But, based on other TLS posts, these things happen. Anyways, what would be the best route for me to take this summer? I am bilingual ( French) and a URM.


Before this summer, best route is to learn how to take a law school exam. I somebody who got straight Ps first quarter, worked on her law-school-taking skills, and never got a P again.

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Re: First Semester Grades are in and I have below a 3.0

Postby jbagelboy » Sat Jan 07, 2017 10:38 am

ArtistOfManliness wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:First semester grades came back and I have a little less than a 3.0 at a T-14. Very surprised considering how well I thought I knew the material and the amount of effort I put in. But, based on other TLS posts, these things happen. Anyways, what would be the best route for me to take this summer? I am bilingual ( French) and a URM.


Before this summer, best route is to learn how to take a law school exam. I somebody who got straight Ps first quarter, worked on her law-school-taking skills, and never got a P again.


+1. Improving your performance spring semester should be--must be--your singular focus. Nothing else could be remotely as important at this stage.

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Re: First Semester Grades are in and I have below a 3.0

Postby Desert Fox » Sat Jan 07, 2017 1:05 pm

What type of URM? Black? your probably fine. Big hiring boost for blacks so below 3 isn't that bad.
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Re: First Semester Grades are in and I have below a 3.0

Postby jd20132013 » Sat Jan 07, 2017 2:04 pm

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Re: First Semester Grades are in and I have below a 3.0

Postby andythefir » Sat Jan 07, 2017 3:17 pm

I had a 3.02 after my 1st semester (3.25 curve) and graduated with a 3.6. I'd be happy to share specifics, but know it is possible to turn your grades around.

As far as specific employment advice goes, we will need to know a lot more about where you want to work, where your school is, and what kind of work you want to do.

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Re: First Semester Grades are in and I have below a 3.0

Postby Catsinthebag » Sat Jan 07, 2017 6:36 pm

Desert Fox wrote:What type of URM? Black? your probably fine. Big hiring boost for blacks so below 3 isn't that bad.


Such intellect on the Interwebz.

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Re: First Semester Grades are in and I have below a 3.0

Postby pancakes3 » Sat Jan 07, 2017 6:45 pm

lol @ ppl butthurt @ DF

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Re: First Semester Grades are in and I have below a 3.0

Postby Desert Fox » Sat Jan 07, 2017 9:00 pm

Catsinthebag wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:What type of URM? Black? your probably fine. Big hiring boost for blacks so below 3 isn't that bad.


Such intellect on the Interwebz.

Half the black kids in your class are bottom 10% (on average) and most get legit jobs. It's real dumb not to consider affirmative action in this situation.

I don't think firms make a big deal about Mexican and Indian affirmative action so you might get screwed. Ask other urms.

If you don't get an affirmative action boost just drop out now
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