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what counts as a "bad grade"
A- 2%  2%  [ 4 ]
B+ 8%  8%  [ 12 ]
B 30%  30%  [ 45 ]
B- 30%  30%  [ 45 ]
C+ 14%  14%  [ 22 ]
C 6%  6%  [ 10 ]
C- 5%  5%  [ 8 ]
lower 1%  1%  [ 2 ]
Total votes : 148
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 Post subject: what grades are "bad grades" in law school
PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2010 12:29 am 
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what grades are considered bad for law school?


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 Post subject: Re: what grades are "bad grades" in law school
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depends on the school's curve


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 Post subject: Re: what grades are "bad grades" in law school
PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2010 12:51 am 
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This should be based on class rank, not letters


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 Post subject: Re: what grades are "bad grades" in law school
PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2010 12:56 am 
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most schools are on a B+ or B curve. under that assumption, i'd say a B- isn't great.


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 Post subject: Re: what grades are "bad grades" in law school
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Anything below the curve grade generally isn't good for your health. Anything more than a half-step below the curve grade indicates major lack of effort and/or understanding.


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 Post subject: Re: what grades are "bad grades" in law school
PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2010 1:07 am 
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put it this way - if most of your grades aren't B+'s or above, you're not getting any OCI jobs.


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 Post subject: Re: what grades are "bad grades" in law school
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if you're getting Bs or below, you probably won't be too happy about your job prospects


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 Post subject: Re: what grades are "bad grades" in law school
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 Post subject: Re: what grades are "bad grades" in law school
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yikes, looks like you gotta get above a B to be doing decent. still haven't got my grades back yet--hopefully the As will pour in!


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 Post subject: Re: what grades are "bad grades" in law school
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Where's A?


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 Post subject: Re: what grades are "bad grades" in law school
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Anything below an A-.


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 Post subject: Re: what grades are "bad grades" in law school
PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2010 12:20 pm 
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Basically, anything that's Median is "bad." The poll just reflects different grading curves at different school, which range from B+ to B- typically


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 Post subject: Re: what grades are "bad grades" in law school
PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2010 12:23 pm 
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A bad grade is one that prevents you from getting the job you (realistically) want. That will be different for everyone. My scale is as follows:

A: Super Yay
A-: Yay
B+: Meh
B: D-mn it
B-: Oh Sh**
Below B-: Drowning in a bottle of bargain scotch


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 Post subject: Re: what grades are "bad grades" in law school
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Wouldn't it depend on a particular school's curve? One cannot compare a "B" as being a bad grade on a B+ median scale against a "B" that's on a B/B- scale. It's all relevant. Class rank should be weighed because not all grades are the same.


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 Post subject: Re: what grades are "bad grades" in law school
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nealric wrote:
A bad grade is one that prevents you from getting the job you (realistically) want. That will be different for everyone. My scale is as follows:

A: Drowning in a bottle of expensive scotch
A-: Drowning in a bottle of decent whisky
B+: Meh
B: D-mn it
B-: Oh Sh**
Below B-: Drowning in a bottle of bargain scotch


FTFY


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