what grades are "bad grades" in law school

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what counts as a "bad grade"

A-
4
3%
B+
12
8%
B
46
31%
B-
46
31%
C+
22
15%
C
10
7%
C-
8
5%
lower
2
1%
 
Total votes: 150

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truthypants
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what grades are "bad grades" in law school

Postby truthypants » Fri Jan 08, 2010 12:29 am

what grades are considered bad for law school?

ohnowtf
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Re: what grades are "bad grades" in law school

Postby ohnowtf » Fri Jan 08, 2010 12:50 am

depends on the school's curve

emoticons777
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Re: what grades are "bad grades" in law school

Postby emoticons777 » Fri Jan 08, 2010 12:51 am

This should be based on class rank, not letters

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Re: what grades are "bad grades" in law school

Postby paraducks » Fri Jan 08, 2010 12:56 am

most schools are on a B+ or B curve. under that assumption, i'd say a B- isn't great.

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Re: what grades are "bad grades" in law school

Postby ScaredWorkedBored » Fri Jan 08, 2010 12:58 am

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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john titor
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Re: what grades are "bad grades" in law school

Postby john titor » Fri Jan 08, 2010 1:07 am

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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Re: what grades are "bad grades" in law school

Postby hithere » Fri Jan 08, 2010 1:13 am

if you're getting Bs or below, you probably won't be too happy about your job prospects

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Re: what grades are "bad grades" in law school

Postby thesealocust » Fri Jan 08, 2010 1:28 am

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thuggishruggishbone
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Re: what grades are "bad grades" in law school

Postby thuggishruggishbone » Fri Jan 08, 2010 2:14 am

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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Re: what grades are "bad grades" in law school

Postby pasteurizedmilk » Fri Jan 08, 2010 2:16 am

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mac.empress
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Re: what grades are "bad grades" in law school

Postby mac.empress » Fri Jan 08, 2010 2:23 am

Where's A?

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OperaAttorney
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Re: what grades are "bad grades" in law school

Postby OperaAttorney » Fri Jan 08, 2010 12:16 pm

Anything below an A-.

Black-Blue
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Re: what grades are "bad grades" in law school

Postby Black-Blue » Fri Jan 08, 2010 12:20 pm

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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Re: what grades are "bad grades" in law school

Postby nealric » Fri Jan 08, 2010 12:23 pm

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

imacpa
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Re: what grades are "bad grades" in law school

Postby imacpa » Fri Jan 08, 2010 12:30 pm

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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Re: what grades are "bad grades" in law school

Postby pasteurizedmilk » Fri Jan 08, 2010 12:45 pm

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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Re: what grades are "bad grades" in law school

Postby steve_nash » Fri Jan 08, 2010 5:35 pm

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