Duke Law Class of 2014

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etlien
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Re: Duke Law Class of 2014

Postby etlien » Sun Dec 25, 2011 12:41 am

Does anyone know when we get our grades?

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2014

Postby los blancos » Sun Dec 25, 2011 2:50 am

etlien wrote:Does anyone know when we get our grades?


Don't hold your breath is all I'll say about this topic.

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2014

Postby quakeroats » Mon Dec 26, 2011 3:07 pm

los blancos wrote:
etlien wrote:Does anyone know when we get our grades?


Don't hold your breath is all I'll say about this topic.


Somewhere around 2/1. It could be a few days before or after. Ignore them for now. Apply to firms and get ready for round 2.

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2014

Postby TheFactor » Sun Jan 08, 2012 6:48 pm

J. Coleman (crim) and chen (contracts)

whatchuaknowaboutthem?

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2014

Postby thickfreakness » Sun Jan 08, 2012 10:11 pm

TheFactor wrote:J. Coleman (crim) and chen (contracts)

whatchuaknowaboutthem?



God help you.

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2014

Postby TheFactor » Sun Jan 08, 2012 10:58 pm

thickfreakness wrote:
TheFactor wrote:J. Coleman (crim) and chen (contracts)

whatchuaknowaboutthem?



God help you.

that bad?

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2014

Postby quakeroats » Thu Jan 26, 2012 12:32 am

The grade deadline has come and gone. It won't be long now...

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2014

Postby beachbum » Thu Jan 26, 2012 12:51 am

quakeroats wrote:The grade deadline has come and gone. It won't be long now...


I'm skeptical that Duke plans to ever release grades.

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2014

Postby stewie27 » Thu Jan 26, 2012 1:03 am

quakeroats wrote:The grade deadline has come and gone. It won't be long now...

I'm looking forward to an agonizing weekend.

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2014

Postby protein » Thu Jan 26, 2012 11:40 am

When are we expecting grades, 1/31 or 2/1?

edit: date
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Re: Duke Law Class of 2014

Postby beachbum » Thu Jan 26, 2012 6:26 pm

protein wrote:When are we expecting grades, 1/30 or 2/1?


I think 1/31. Could be wrong though.

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2014

Postby quakeroats » Thu Jan 26, 2012 7:20 pm

Here's an email from last year:

Date: January 31, 2011 3:14 PM

Good day everyone,

Grades
We are pleased to announce that the Fall 2010 grades will be released by 5:30 p.m. today. You may see your marks by visiting ACES. There are a few classes for which grades have yet to be reported by professors. If you are missing a grade, please do not contact your professor or the Registrar's Office. If you are still missing a grade on Thursday, February 3, please e-mail the Registrar's Office.

Transcripts
The Law School does not handle transcript requests. Please visit the University Registrar's Office website at http://www.registrar.duke.edu and click on the "Transcripts" link in the upper right-hand corner. They generally process such requests within 48 hours.

Congratulations on completion of the semester!

Sincerely,

Spencer

John R. Spencer
Registrar and Director
Office of Student Records

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2014

Postby lawyerwannabe » Sat Jan 28, 2012 9:49 pm

beachbum wrote:
protein wrote:When are we expecting grades, 1/30 or 2/1?


I think 1/31. Could be wrong though.


Ya. That was the date we were given in the informational session that should have been entitled, "Why you shouldn't really care about grades and why they don't really matter." I hate that teachers who got awesome law school grades continually are telling us that our grades do not matter that much.

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2014

Postby stewie27 » Sun Jan 29, 2012 4:16 pm

lawyerwannabe wrote:
beachbum wrote:
protein wrote:When are we expecting grades, 1/30 or 2/1?


I think 1/31. Could be wrong though.


Ya. That was the date we were given in the informational session that should have been entitled, "Why you shouldn't really care about grades and why they don't really matter." I hate that teachers who got awesome law school grades continually are telling us that our grades do not matter that much.


Ditto, especially when they went to Harvard and graduated when the legal market was booming.

I'm still hoping for grades tomorrow even though I doubt it. The email quakeroats posted from last year was a Monday, so.... fingers crossed?

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2014

Postby lawyerwannabe » Sun Jan 29, 2012 11:15 pm

stewie27 wrote:
lawyerwannabe wrote:
beachbum wrote:
protein wrote:When are we expecting grades, 1/30 or 2/1?


I think 1/31. Could be wrong though.


Ya. That was the date we were given in the informational session that should have been entitled, "Why you shouldn't really care about grades and why they don't really matter." I hate that teachers who got awesome law school grades continually are telling us that our grades do not matter that much.


Ditto, especially when they went to Harvard and graduated when the legal market was booming.

I'm still hoping for grades tomorrow even though I doubt it. The email quakeroats posted from last year was a Monday, so.... fingers crossed?


The Monday was 1/31 though. If they keep the actual date consistent, then Tuesday it is us.

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2014

Postby quakeroats » Mon Jan 30, 2012 6:59 pm

lawyerwannabe wrote:
stewie27 wrote:
beachbum wrote:
protein wrote:When are we expecting grades, 1/30 or 2/1?


I think 1/31. Could be wrong though.


Ya. That was the date we were given in the informational session that should have been entitled, "Why you shouldn't really care about grades and why they don't really matter." I hate that teachers who got awesome law school grades continually are telling us that our grades do not matter that much.

Ditto, especially when they went to Harvard and graduated when the legal market was booming.

I'm still hoping for grades tomorrow even though I doubt it. The email quakeroats posted from last year was a Monday, so.... fingers crossed?


The Monday was 1/31 though. If they keep the actual date consistent, then Tuesday it is us.


Good luck everyone! I'll post my best guesses as to what particular GPAs mean after grades come out if anyone's interested.

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2014

Postby protein » Mon Jan 30, 2012 11:23 pm

fffffffffffffffffffffffffffff

hoping to get grades tomorrow and just get this worrying over with

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2014

Postby beachbum » Tue Jan 31, 2012 5:41 pm

Grades are now "tentatively" scheduled for Friday. Yeah.

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2014

Postby quakeroats » Tue Jan 31, 2012 5:43 pm

beachbum wrote:Grades are now "tentatively" scheduled for Friday. Yeah.


lol. Where'd that come from?

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2014

Postby beachbum » Tue Jan 31, 2012 5:46 pm

quakeroats wrote:
beachbum wrote:Grades are now "tentatively" scheduled for Friday. Yeah.


lol. Where'd that come from?


The registrar, apparently. No idea what's causing the hold-up, but it's frustrating as hell. And I imagine it doesn't bode well for those who were hoping to get 1L SAs.

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2014

Postby quakeroats » Tue Jan 31, 2012 6:01 pm

beachbum wrote:
quakeroats wrote:
beachbum wrote:Grades are now "tentatively" scheduled for Friday. Yeah.


lol. Where'd that come from?


The registrar, apparently. No idea what's causing the hold-up, but it's frustrating as hell. And I imagine it doesn't bode well for those who were hoping to get 1L SAs.


Kind of. Several schools (particularly Cornell) get grades out a lot earlier and I'm sure that helps. Only a few firms will absolutely not consider you until they get grades. The people that got 1L SAs in my class generally had connections to a home market, absolutely outstanding grades, or networked like crazy in December and early January.

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2014

Postby los blancos » Tue Jan 31, 2012 6:33 pm

quakeroats wrote:
beachbum wrote:
quakeroats wrote:
beachbum wrote:Grades are now "tentatively" scheduled for Friday. Yeah.


lol. Where'd that come from?


The registrar, apparently. No idea what's causing the hold-up, but it's frustrating as hell. And I imagine it doesn't bode well for those who were hoping to get 1L SAs.


Kind of. Several schools (particularly Cornell) get grades out a lot earlier and I'm sure that helps. Only a few firms will absolutely not consider you until they get grades. The people that got 1L SAs in my class generally had connections to a home market, absolutely outstanding grades, or networked like crazy in December and early January.


...or had IP backgrounds.





Oh, and I could personally not care less, but I have yet to understand how it takes people getting paid over $200k 6 weeks to grade 1L exams.

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2014

Postby beachbum » Tue Jan 31, 2012 6:49 pm

los blancos wrote:Oh, and I could personally not care less, but I have yet to understand how it takes people getting paid over $200k 6 weeks to grade 1L exams.


If we get them on Friday (far from certain), it'll be almost a full two months after our first final. That's completely ridiculous.

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2014

Postby lawyerwannabe » Wed Feb 01, 2012 12:27 pm

While not having grades in-and-of-itself is not that bad, people who are trying to secure SA positions that are dependent on grades are really being put in a bad position because of this. I think every other top school has released their grades and employers probably are not going to wait around for Duke students to send in their transcripts if they have a ton of other viable candidates waiting to be interviewed.

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2014

Postby thickfreakness » Wed Feb 01, 2012 4:35 pm

quakeroats wrote:
beachbum wrote:
quakeroats wrote:
beachbum wrote:Grades are now "tentatively" scheduled for Friday. Yeah.


lol. Where'd that come from?


The registrar, apparently. No idea what's causing the hold-up, but it's frustrating as hell. And I imagine it doesn't bode well for those who were hoping to get 1L SAs.


Kind of. Several schools (particularly Cornell) get grades out a lot earlier and I'm sure that helps. Only a few firms will absolutely not consider you until they get grades. The people that got 1L SAs in my class generally had connections to a home market, absolutely outstanding grades, or networked like crazy in December and early January.



I got screwed out of 2 SA opportunities last year because of the late grade release. Employers don't really like waiting until February to get grades when other schools they hire from release grades in late December.




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