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Dean's list

Postby GrapeApe » Tue Apr 13, 2010 9:53 am

Does anyone know if it is possible to ask for your name not to appear on the Dean's list? Or is sandbagging on exams the only way?

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Re: Dean's list

Postby FeuerFrei » Tue Apr 13, 2010 10:26 am

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Re: Dean's list

Postby 270910 » Tue Apr 13, 2010 10:42 am

FeuerFrei wrote:How would sandbagging get your name off the dean's list


Because you wouldn't be in the top of the class?

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Re: Dean's list

Postby FeuerFrei » Tue Apr 13, 2010 11:37 am

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Re: Dean's list

Postby 270910 » Tue Apr 13, 2010 11:39 am

FeuerFrei wrote:
disco_barred wrote:
FeuerFrei wrote:How would sandbagging get your name off the dean's list


Because you wouldn't be in the top of the class?


Sandbagging: Deceiving someone by pretending to be weak, or (in cards) to have a weak hand.

Pretending to be unprepared and then excelling. Thus, landing you on the dean's list.

If you mean tanking exams, then that's something else.


Congratulations, you can only read one line at a time on Wikipedia.

The very next item: "Sandbagging (racing), a driver deliberately drag races or qualifies slower than what the car can actually perform"

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Re: Dean's list

Postby Ragged » Tue Apr 13, 2010 11:41 am

The question here is why is the world don't you want to appear on the Dean's list?

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Re: Dean's list

Postby GrapeApe » Tue Apr 13, 2010 11:42 am

The very next item: "Sandbagging (racing), a driver deliberately drag races or qualifies slower than what the car can actually perform"


And this is the sandbagging to which I am referring.

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Re: Dean's list

Postby GrapeApe » Tue Apr 13, 2010 11:46 am

The question here is why is the world don't you want to appear on the Dean's list?


A couple of reasons... First, when you are on the Dean's list other people in Law School bother you. Either to target you, or to ask you to carry them. Second, things like Class Rank, Law Review, CALI awards and Dean's Lists form the backbone of the elitist pretentious garbage that I hate the most about law school and lawyers.

I don't want to be a part of it.

Thus, if it is not possible to be removed from the Dean's list, perhaps it would be better to sandbag on the finals to make sure that one was not on it again.

All that said, I'd pose the following question back to you... Why in the world would you want to be on the Dean's list?

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Re: Dean's list

Postby rando » Tue Apr 13, 2010 11:50 am

Excelling at what you are doing is elitist pretentious garbage?

You sound like a straight up communist

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Re: Dean's list

Postby bitlrc » Tue Apr 13, 2010 11:53 am

i think that saying something along the lines of "the only way i'm not going to make dean's list is to purposely bomb the final" is more pretentious than actually excelling in the class

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Re: Dean's list

Postby SlipperyPete » Tue Apr 13, 2010 11:56 am

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Re: Dean's list

Postby GrapeApe » Tue Apr 13, 2010 12:00 pm

Excelling at what you are doing is elitist pretentious garbage?

You sound like a straight up communist


Excelling is good. Rubbing your excellence in the face of others is not. Sandbagging is not in my nature, and is not my first choice but why would a school have a problem with removing someone's name when asked?

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Re: Dean's list

Postby LSHPFL10 » Tue Apr 13, 2010 12:06 pm

This is probably a question best answered by the school you are currently or will be attending.

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Re: Dean's list

Postby GrapeApe » Tue Apr 13, 2010 12:08 pm

i think that saying something along the lines of "the only way i'm not going to make dean's list is to purposely bomb the final" is more pretentious than actually excelling in the class


Absolutely not. No one is saying to bomb the finals, only to scale things back just a bit to for assurance. That's it. Nothing more. Of course there is no guarantee that doing one's best will put you on the Dean's list, but doing less might ensure that you do not.

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Re: Dean's list

Postby neimanmarxist » Tue Apr 13, 2010 12:11 pm

Silliest conversation I have ever seen on TLS.

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Re: Dean's list

Postby rando » Tue Apr 13, 2010 12:16 pm

GrapeApe wrote:
Excelling at what you are doing is elitist pretentious garbage?

You sound like a straight up communist


Excelling is good. Rubbing your excellence in the face of others is not. Sandbagging is not in my nature, and is not my first choice but why would a school have a problem with removing someone's name when asked?


Ok John Galt.

You aren't doing it. You have been recognized for distinction. Runners get put on a podium. Scholarship recipients go to awards banquets. Successful businessmen are in the Wall Street Journal. Authors are published.

Or you could purposely fail at everything so as to never distinguish yourself.

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Re: Dean's list

Postby icydash » Tue Apr 13, 2010 12:20 pm

Yeah this is really stupid. Do your best, be proud you're on deans list, and if anyone gives you trouble or wants you to carry them, tell them to eff off. Or better yet: help them.

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Re: Dean's list

Postby AttractiveNuisance » Tue Apr 13, 2010 12:39 pm

GrapeApe wrote:
The question here is why is the world don't you want to appear on the Dean's list?


A couple of reasons... First, when you are on the Dean's list other people in Law School bother you. Either to target you, or to ask you to carry them. Second, things like Class Rank, Law Review, CALI awards and Dean's Lists form the backbone of the elitist pretentious garbage that I hate the most about law school and lawyers.

I don't want to be a part of it.

Thus, if it is not possible to be removed from the Dean's list, perhaps it would be better to sandbag on the finals to make sure that one was not on it again.

All that said, I'd pose the following question back to you... Why in the world would you want to be on the Dean's list?


Dude, get over yourself. We get it, you're not "main stream." You don't need a pat on the back or for society to tell ya you done good. The obvious answer is to contact ANYONE in your school's administration and ask them... how any of us would know your schools procedure is beyond me. IMO, you are just sooooo cool for doing this though.

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Re: Dean's list

Postby macattaq » Tue Apr 13, 2010 12:59 pm

When I'm a practicing attorney, and I'm litigating a case, I don't want to be known as the best attorney around. Nah, I'm going to pull my punches, and do just enough to show that I'm not the best. Hopefully I'll still manage to win for my clients, but if not, whatever. I'll know that no one knows that I'm the best attorney around, and that is priceless to me.

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Re: Dean's list

Postby Ragged » Tue Apr 13, 2010 5:18 pm

GrapeApe wrote:
The question here is why is the world don't you want to appear on the Dean's list?


A couple of reasons... First, when you are on the Dean's list other people in Law School bother you. Either to target you, or to ask you to carry them. Second, things like Class Rank, Law Review, CALI awards and Dean's Lists form the backbone of the elitist pretentious garbage that I hate the most about law school and lawyers.

I don't want to be a part of it.

Thus, if it is not possible to be removed from the Dean's list, perhaps it would be better to sandbag on the finals to make sure that one was not on it again.

All that said, I'd pose the following question back to you... Why in the world would you want to be on the Dean's list?



Ooooh so the only reason you made this post is to brag about being on the Dean's list. Well, then I retract my question.

bitlrc wrote:i think that saying something along the lines of "the only way i'm not going to make dean's list is to purposely bomb the final" is more pretentious than actually excelling in the class


+100

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Re: Dean's list

Postby ToTransferOrNot » Wed Apr 14, 2010 3:48 pm

My brain is having a difficult time comprehending how fucking absurd this post is. Dear OP: DIAF.

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Re: Dean's list

Postby Bankhead » Wed Apr 14, 2010 6:20 pm

The funny thing is the version of sandbagging that you didn't intend to use works much better as related to this topic.

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Re: Dean's list

Postby phoenix323 » Wed Apr 14, 2010 6:24 pm

Ultimate flame.

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Re: Dean's list

Postby Pleasye » Wed Apr 14, 2010 6:31 pm

why are you in law school if you don't want to do well?

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Re: Dean's list

Postby GrapeApe » Thu Apr 15, 2010 11:21 am

My brain is having a difficult time comprehending how fucking absurd this post is. Dear OP: DIAF.


I understand that the egotistical pretentious blowhards that infest the legal profession might not understand my motivations, but that is ok with me. :)




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