observationalist wrote:OperaSoprano wrote:observationalist wrote:Well I for one am happy someone finally found a way to put "Vanderbilt" into a post so that I would search and stumble upon this thread so I can cosign the OS = awesome. OS, here's to your first semester down, and to many consecutively less stressful semesters to follow! Same to the rest of you 1L kidos. I feel old.
Observationalist! Oh, we're both guilty of the same thing. I've missed you. YOU are awesome.
Thanks OS. Seriously, all this talk about the curve takes me back to when I was a young and skeptical 1L. Not that my skepticism has changed after two more years of riding up and down the curve... I still have yet to hear anyone from any administration adequately explain why in the world legal writing should be anything besides Pass/Fail. Either you can write well enough to impress an employer or you can't... and if you can't, it's the school's job to assess that early on and then make sure you get the extra training to make sure you can.
As prez said, I'm tempted to think it's competition for the sake of competition. You are wiser than we are, and you've gotten to experience so much in law school... I only hope I'll be half the success you have been. Do you feel, after two and a half years of law school, that grades have ever done anything positive to outweigh the grief they cause? (Note: my single class grade is fine, and I am absolutely not complaining on my own behalf, though I am frustrated with the manner in which legal writing is evaluated.)