my 1L grades: median @ T20 -- DROP OUT?

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median at T20, drop out?

yes, don't even finish spring semester
20
16%
no, wait and see how spring semester goes
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84%
 
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booker09
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my 1L grades: median @ T20 -- DROP OUT?

Postby booker09 » Thu Jan 21, 2010 3:49 pm

basically, i didn't GET A SINGLE 'A'.
My grades: B+, B+, B, B. i even got a B in my effing legal writing class

fml

i really got curvepwned, and the thought of being median makes me sick and depressed. Esp in this economy, I don't want to be *really* pwned ITE. I'm on a scholly that covers 75% tuition, but i'm still taking out loans to cover the rest of tuition + housing. I'm not in danger of losing my scholly, unless i really fuck up (knock on wood)... i just have to remain in "good standing" to keep scholly

i figure this puts me out of the running to make law review, transfer, biglaw, etc. :oops:
I studied my ass off fall semester. idk what to do. really fucking depressed. :cry: :(

PLZ share some advice.

/edit/
my school's curve is set somewhere between a B- and B, i think (closer to B?)
I'm in a secondary market, killself
my lsat score is exactly MEDIAN for my school. jesus. (got scholly b/c my GPA was good, from decent UG)

also... HOW DO I DO BETTER THIS SEMESTER?
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chadwick218
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Re: my 1L grades: median @ T20 -- DROP OUT?

Postby chadwick218 » Thu Jan 21, 2010 3:53 pm

b/c you are on a scholly that pays 75% of all costs, you are still in a good situation ... i would not drop out!

although you are clearly below the median, there are still 5 semesters remaining and what you may forgo in terms of big law in the short term, you might actually gain by having to pay off 75% less than many of your classmates. indeed, you are in a situation where you can happily settle for much less coming out of law school than the next guy.

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Re: my 1L grades: median @ T20 -- DROP OUT?

Postby agentzer0 » Thu Jan 21, 2010 3:54 pm

booker09 wrote:basically, i didn't GET A SINGLE 'A'.
My grades: B+, B+, B, B. i even got a B in my effing legal writing class

fml

i really got curvepwned, and the thought of being median makes me sick and depressed. Esp in this economy, I don't want to be *really* pwned ITE. I'm on a scholly that covers 75% tuition, but i'm still taking out loans to cover the rest of tuition + housing. I'm not in danger of losing my scholly, unless i really fuck up (knock on wood)... i just have to remain in "good standing" to keep scholly

i figure this puts me out of the running to make law review, transfer, biglaw, etc. :oops:
I studied my ass off fall semester. idk what to do. really fucking depressed. :cry: :(

PLZ share some advice.


median at a t20 on a 75% scholly is not a bad investment. I'd stick with it, even if you just stay where you are in your class, you're getting a good deal for a good JD. You shouldn't need BigLaw if you're on a 75% scholly anyways.

Freak-out threads are popping up like crazy these days and sometimes it's warranted... but sometimes I think people are getting just fiscally paranoid... and I blame TLS.

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Re: my 1L grades: median @ T20 -- DROP OUT?

Postby eaters333 » Thu Jan 21, 2010 3:56 pm

What are you crazy? dont be such a pessimist, stick with it

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Re: my 1L grades: median @ T20 -- DROP OUT?

Postby 09042014 » Thu Jan 21, 2010 3:58 pm

booker09 wrote:basically, i didn't GET A SINGLE 'A'.
My grades: B+, B+, B, B. i even got a B in my effing legal writing class

fml

i really got curvepwned, and the thought of being median makes me sick and depressed. Esp in this economy, I don't want to be *really* pwned ITE. I'm on a scholly that covers 75% tuition, but i'm still taking out loans to cover the rest of tuition + housing. I'm not in danger of losing my scholly, unless i really fuck up (knock on wood)... i just have to remain in "good standing" to keep scholly

i figure this puts me out of the running to make law review, transfer, biglaw, etc. :oops:
I studied my ass off fall semester. idk what to do. really fucking depressed. :cry: :(

PLZ share some advice.

/edit/
my school's curve is set somewhere between a B- and B, i think (closer to B?)
I'm in a secondary market, killself


Then you are above median. There needs to be a statistics part of the LSAT.

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Re: my 1L grades: median @ T20 -- DROP OUT?

Postby kevin261186 » Thu Jan 21, 2010 4:05 pm

do you know how many people would kill for 75% at t20? even with median grades yor prospects are still fine. stop listening to the doom-sayers.

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Re: my 1L grades: median @ T20 -- DROP OUT?

Postby Cavalier » Thu Jan 21, 2010 4:08 pm

I voted yes before seeing that you had a 75% scholarship. Personally if I was looking at $150,000 of debt upon graduating, I would drop out if I was below median at a T20. But it sounds like you probably won't have to deal with more than $60-$70,000 of debt, at most, which is much more manageable.

Also if the median is a B, 2 Bs and 2 B+s probably puts you nicely above median. At UVA the median is a B+, and 2 B+s and 2 A-s put a student in the top 25%, so if your school's grade distribution is anything like ours, you probably shouldn't be worried as much.

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Re: my 1L grades: median @ T20 -- DROP OUT?

Postby chadwick218 » Thu Jan 21, 2010 4:10 pm

Desert Fox wrote:Then you are above median. There needs to be a statistics part of the LSAT.


Fox is right. I forget that not all schools curve to a 4.33 like NU! You are still in good shape. Assuming that the median is a 3.0, you are at a 3.14, or so (assuming that you had 2 B's and 2 B+'s in your 3 hour doctrinal classas and that your legal writing class counts for 2 credits).

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Lawl Shcool
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Re: my 1L grades: median @ T20 -- DROP OUT?

Postby Lawl Shcool » Thu Jan 21, 2010 4:28 pm

75% scholly at a T20, slightly above median (according to above posts) =/= dropping out.

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Re: my 1L grades: median @ T20 -- DROP OUT?

Postby BunkMoreland » Thu Jan 21, 2010 4:32 pm

I think you'll be alright at T20. They still have some staying power. Might have to take an unpaid internship this summer but that won't kill you. PS How do you know your curve is "between a B- and a B" if they don't release it?

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Re: my 1L grades: median @ T20 -- DROP OUT?

Postby simplyelle » Thu Jan 21, 2010 4:34 pm

I don't think any t20 has a median of B-/B. My guess is the OP meant B/B+...

Edit: also, if you're at Emory, which I would guess that you are, our curve is set to a 3.17. If you want, PM me and let me know what profs you have this semester and maybe I can make some suggestions for how to study this semester.
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Re: my 1L grades: median @ T20 -- DROP OUT?

Postby vamedic03 » Thu Jan 21, 2010 4:45 pm

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Re: my 1L grades: median @ T20 -- DROP OUT?

Postby Connelly » Thu Jan 21, 2010 4:48 pm

Emory?

Hopefully this is a flame. I just don't understand going to a school where you believe finishing up around where most of your classmates do is killself kind of material. But I guess that's why lotteries work.

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Re: my 1L grades: median @ T20 -- DROP OUT?

Postby thexfactor » Fri Jan 22, 2010 12:10 pm

damn this guy needs to stop complaining. I would gladly trade situations with him.

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Re: my 1L grades: median @ T20 -- DROP OUT?

Postby macattaq » Fri Jan 22, 2010 2:06 pm

thexfactor wrote:damn this guy needs to stop complaining. I would gladly trade situations with him.


This.

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Re: my 1L grades: median @ T20 -- DROP OUT?

Postby wiseowl » Fri Jan 22, 2010 3:31 pm

that you would gladly trade does not mean he loses the right to be disappointed for falling short of his perosnal expectations

mrmediocre
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Re: my 1L grades: median @ T20 -- DROP OUT?

Postby mrmediocre » Fri Jan 22, 2010 5:00 pm

i am curious what you decide to do

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Re: my 1L grades: median @ T20 -- DROP OUT?

Postby Kohinoor » Fri Jan 22, 2010 6:08 pm

booker09 wrote:basically, i didn't GET A SINGLE 'A'.
My grades: B+, B+, B, B. i even got a B in my effing legal writing class

fml

i really got curvepwned, and the thought of being median makes me sick and depressed. Esp in this economy, I don't want to be *really* pwned ITE. I'm on a scholly that covers 75% tuition, but i'm still taking out loans to cover the rest of tuition + housing. I'm not in danger of losing my scholly, unless i really fuck up (knock on wood)... i just have to remain in "good standing" to keep scholly

i figure this puts me out of the running to make law review, transfer, biglaw, etc. :oops:
I studied my ass off fall semester. idk what to do. really fucking depressed. :cry: :(

PLZ share some advice.

/edit/
my school's curve is set somewhere between a B- and B, i think (closer to B?)
I'm in a secondary market, killself
my lsat score is exactly MEDIAN for my school. jesus. (got scholly b/c my GPA was good, from decent UG)

also... HOW DO I DO BETTER THIS SEMESTER?
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Re: my 1L grades: median @ T20 -- DROP OUT?

Postby Leeroy Jenkins » Fri Jan 22, 2010 6:12 pm

Things could be worse.

You could be last in your class.

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Re: my 1L grades: median @ T20 -- DROP OUT?

Postby XxSpyKEx » Fri Jan 22, 2010 8:27 pm

Stay. With the 75% scholarship being median at a t20 is not a bad deal at all (you won't get biglaw but who cares your debt should be pretty manageable if it is under ~$70K total). Only reason I can think of that you would want to drop out is if you only went to law school because you thought it was a road to riches, but if that were the case I suspect you would have paid sticker at a t14 instead of taking the 75% scholly at the t20.

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Re: my 1L grades: median @ T20 -- DROP OUT?

Postby Intranetusa » Fri Jan 18, 2013 6:32 pm

OP needs to drop out because he is a retard who is casting pearls before swine.




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