Horrible realization

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engineer
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Horrible realization

Postby engineer » Wed Mar 31, 2010 3:21 am

I don't know if any of you are feeling similarly, but we just got information about registering for classes next semester. After reviewing the course offerings, I've realized that I can't even come up with the minimum number of credits. There are just no classes that I want to take, because the profs who taught courses in the area of law in which I'm most interested (patent) are leaving after this year. This absolutely sucks, and if I'm cornered into staying here permanently, I'm going to be in for a rough Fall 2010 semester :(

At least there are some required courses remaining..I guess I'll just take those.

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A'nold
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Re: Horrible realization

Postby A'nold » Wed Mar 31, 2010 12:44 pm

engineer wrote:I don't know if any of you are feeling similarly, but we just got information about registering for classes next semester. After reviewing the course offerings, I've realized that I can't even come up with the minimum number of credits. There are just no classes that I want to take, because the profs who taught courses in the area of law in which I'm most interested (patent) are leaving after this year. This absolutely sucks, and if I'm cornered into staying here permanently, I'm going to be in for a rough Fall 2010 semester :(

At least there are some required courses remaining..I guess I'll just take those.


Check the grade distributions and sign up for the classes that have the highest median GPA's.

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Re: Horrible realization

Postby samiseaborn » Thu Apr 01, 2010 2:11 pm

engineer wrote:I don't know if any of you are feeling similarly, but we just got information about registering for classes next semester. After reviewing the course offerings, I've realized that I can't even come up with the minimum number of credits. There are just no classes that I want to take, because the profs who taught courses in the area of law in which I'm most interested (patent) are leaving after this year. This absolutely sucks, and if I'm cornered into staying here permanently, I'm going to be in for a rough Fall 2010 semester :(

At least there are some required courses remaining..I guess I'll just take those.


I can empathize. I skimmed ours and realized that the topic areas I was most interested in were taught by visiting profs, meaning there's no guarantee the classes will be taught again once they leave and when I can actually take them.

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Re: Horrible realization

Postby CanadianWolf » Thu Apr 01, 2010 2:17 pm

Where do you attend? If you do not wish to name it, is it niche ranked for IP ? Are the profs leaving to teach elsewhere or to practice law full-time?

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Re: Horrible realization

Postby engineer » Thu Apr 01, 2010 2:32 pm

CanadianWolf wrote:Where do you attend? If you do not wish to name it, is it niche ranked for IP ? Are the profs leaving to teach elsewhere or to practice law full-time?


I won't name the school, but IP law is barely offered here. The prof who taught IP law is leaving to teach elsewhere.

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Re: Horrible realization

Postby LawHorn » Tue Apr 06, 2010 7:51 pm

Sorry for my ignorance, but how can I access the grade distributions for professors? I used pick-a-prof in undergrad, but I cant find a website for law school... thanks.

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Re: Horrible realization

Postby Bankhead » Tue Apr 06, 2010 8:37 pm

If your grades aren't strong enough to transfer upwards, you could always lateral transfer to a school with a better IP program.

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Re: Horrible realization

Postby engineer » Tue Apr 06, 2010 9:50 pm

LawHorn wrote:Sorry for my ignorance, but how can I access the grade distributions for professors? I used pick-a-prof in undergrad, but I cant find a website for law school... thanks.


That's an interesting idea... I might start a web site for law school professor's grade distributions.

I'll call it The Mean 80.

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Re: Horrible realization

Postby engineer » Tue Apr 06, 2010 9:51 pm

Bankhead wrote:If your grades aren't strong enough to transfer upwards, you could always lateral transfer to a school with a better IP program.


That's also a thought. GW comes to mind, but it's a slightly-more-than-lateral transfer in the positive direction.




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