Failed one class..

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Failed one class..

Postby Boyk1182 » Sun Jun 20, 2010 8:48 pm

So, what happens if you fail one class during 1L, but otherwise do fine? Retake during first semester of 2L, next summer, kicked out of school?!

(It's not LRW, just a regular class, 2nd tier school)

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Re: Failed one class..

Postby Pablo Ramirez » Sun Jun 20, 2010 8:49 pm

Damn

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Re: Failed one class..

Postby Boyk1182 » Sun Jun 20, 2010 8:50 pm

Pablo Ramirez wrote:Damn


Thanks..

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Re: Failed one class..

Postby dood » Sun Jun 20, 2010 8:53 pm

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Re: Failed one class..

Postby Boyk1182 » Sun Jun 20, 2010 8:55 pm

dood wrote:Out of curiosity - how/why did you fail? I mean, not to be mean or anything - but this is relevant - was there some extenuating circumstance or something else that affected this exam?


I'd say I studied very wrong.. it was Con. Law and I studied more for a general Con. Law exam, and this one was, well... not so normal. There were questions regarding specific justices' opinions on things, not a lot to do with what I prepared for... So to answer your question, no, I just did bad.

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Re: Failed one class..

Postby Geat27 » Sun Jun 20, 2010 9:50 pm

Different schools treat someone in your position differently. At my school, you can get permission from a committee to retake the exam from the class you failed. If you get a grade of C or higher when you retake it, your grade becomes a "C." I have a feeling there is a way to move forward without getting kicked out of school. I strongly recommend talking to your Dean of Student Affairs about it. If they ever do kick you out, they might have to hold some kind of hearing to do so, or let you appeal the decision to part of the administration. And, there may be procedures under which a kicked-out student can be readmitted.

In any event, if you stay motivated this will not hold you back in the long-term. I know a talented guy who just graduated, and the nonprofit that hired him didn't even ask to see his transcript. He got great grades, but his new employer has never seen them.

And, like a law school professor said when I went to him for advice, "America is the land of the second chance."

Good luck!

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Re: Failed one class..

Postby ggocat » Sun Jun 20, 2010 9:55 pm

Geat27 wrote:Different schools treat someone in your position differently.

this

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Re: Failed one class..

Postby dominkay » Sun Jun 20, 2010 10:03 pm

I feel like failing Con Law is an especially big deal. I would reconsider the law school thing if I were you, especially given where you're going to school.

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Re: Failed one class..

Postby ggocat » Sun Jun 20, 2010 10:08 pm

dominkay wrote:I feel like failing Con Law is an especially big deal. I would reconsider the law school thing if I were you, especially given where you're going to school.

Reading xoxo lately?

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Re: Failed one class..

Postby cardnal124 » Sun Jun 20, 2010 10:12 pm

dominkay wrote:I feel like failing Con Law is an especially big deal. I would reconsider the law school thing if I were you, especially given where you're going to school.


Don't listen to this guy. I'm sure there are some great opportunities that you can find if you apply yourself.






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Re: Failed one class..

Postby Mr. Matlock » Sun Jun 20, 2010 10:19 pm

dominkay wrote:I feel like failing Con Law is an especially big deal. I would reconsider the law school thing if I were you, especially given where you're going to school.

An OL gives their opinion on what failing a class in law school means, and then has the balls to strike at the level of the school, as if that fucking means anything.

What ever happened to the days when you had absolutely no idea what you were talking about, you kept your fucking trap shut?

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Re: Failed one class..

Postby traehekat » Sun Jun 20, 2010 10:22 pm

Mr. Matlock wrote:
dominkay wrote:I feel like failing Con Law is an especially big deal. I would reconsider the law school thing if I were you, especially given where you're going to school.

An OL gives their opinion on what failing a class in law school means, and then has the balls to strike at the level of the school, as if that fucking means anything.

What ever happened to the days when you had absolutely no idea what you were talking about, you kept your fucking trap shut?


+1

OP, this is a question you need to be asking your specific school, not a message board.

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Re: Failed one class..

Postby dominkay » Sun Jun 20, 2010 10:45 pm

ggocat wrote:
dominkay wrote:I feel like failing Con Law is an especially big deal. I would reconsider the law school thing if I were you, especially given where you're going to school.

Reading xoxo lately?


Guilty as charged. :(

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Re: Failed one class..

Postby dominkay » Sun Jun 20, 2010 10:46 pm

Mr. Matlock wrote:
dominkay wrote:I feel like failing Con Law is an especially big deal. I would reconsider the law school thing if I were you, especially given where you're going to school.

An OL gives their opinion on what failing a class in law school means, and then has the balls to strike at the level of the school, as if that fucking means anything.

What ever happened to the days when you had absolutely no idea what you were talking about, you kept your fucking trap shut?


Those days are long gone, obvz.

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Re: Failed one class..

Postby D-ROCCA » Sun Jun 20, 2010 11:00 pm

Attucks wrote:
SaintClarence27 wrote:That said (and this is coming from a 0L, so take it with a grain of very tasty salt)

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Had to do it...

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Re: Failed one class..

Postby macattaq » Sun Jun 20, 2010 11:38 pm

A good place to start is your student handbook. It should list the penalties, if any, for receiving low grades.

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Re: Failed one class..

Postby ggocat » Sun Jun 20, 2010 11:45 pm

dominkay wrote:
ggocat wrote:
dominkay wrote:I feel like failing Con Law is an especially big deal. I would reconsider the law school thing if I were you, especially given where you're going to school.

Reading xoxo lately?


Guilty as charged. :(

For those who were actually taking dominkay seriously, there was an amusing xoxo thread/flame about UVA kid getting a B in conlaw and his/her life being over. http://autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_ ... forum_id=2.

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Re: Failed one class..

Postby eth3n » Sun Jun 20, 2010 11:55 pm

Are we talking C- or lower? Curve is relevant here (I know a little something about 1L splitting)

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Re: Failed one class..

Postby djjf39 » Mon Jun 21, 2010 12:04 am

ggocat wrote:
dominkay wrote:
ggocat wrote:
dominkay wrote:I feel like failing Con Law is an especially big deal. I would reconsider the law school thing if I were you, especially given where you're going to school.

Reading xoxo lately?


Guilty as charged. :(

For those who were actually taking dominkay seriously, there was an amusing xoxo thread/flame about UVA kid getting a B in conlaw and his/her life being over. http://autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_ ... forum_id=2.


That thread is hilarious.

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Re: Failed one class..

Postby dominkay » Mon Jun 21, 2010 12:11 am

ggocat wrote:
dominkay wrote:
ggocat wrote:
dominkay wrote:I feel like failing Con Law is an especially big deal. I would reconsider the law school thing if I were you, especially given where you're going to school.

Reading xoxo lately?


Guilty as charged. :(

For those who were actually taking dominkay seriously, there was an amusing xoxo thread/flame about UVA kid getting a B in conlaw and his/her life being over. http://autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_ ... forum_id=2.


But seriously, failing a class must put him way below median. Isn't below median at a T2 a very bad place to be?

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Re: Failed one class..

Postby emoticons777 » Mon Jun 21, 2010 12:34 am

At my school, a 3L failed a class (maybe more than one) and he is simply staying an extra semester to get all of his classes in because he had to retake it. I would be incredibly surprised if they kicked you out of school - but I agree with the above, check with your Dean of Students.

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Re: Failed one class..

Postby Bankhead » Mon Jun 21, 2010 12:36 am

He failed a class. He has more serious problems than "way below median."

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Re: Failed one class..

Postby Boyk1182 » Mon Jun 21, 2010 1:11 am

Thanks for the replies. I don't care where I am in the class as far as rank goes.. My situation is different than most people's (getting paid to go to school by the VA, so why not, it's money I'd never see if I didn't go to school). I'm going to talk to the school tomorrow obviously, just trying to stick around for the rest of law school is all I'm going for here..

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Re: Failed one class..

Postby romothesavior » Mon Jun 21, 2010 1:15 am

I actually agree with dominkay, to some extent. Even if OP can stay in school, would it really be worth being way below median at a T2?

I suppose a lot of it depends on factors like debt, any connections that can get him a job, etc. But it may be that OP would be best served by dropping out.

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Re: Failed one class..

Postby macattaq » Mon Jun 21, 2010 1:29 am

Depends on what the rest of OP's grades look like. If they are consistent, and are at or above median, then it looks like a serious fluke. It could be attributed to being a 1L. Also, this is less of an issue if OP is seeking a position at a small firm, is planning to strike out solo, or go back in the military (prior service would probably counterbalance). More of an issue if seeking a position at a mid to large size firm, non-military government job, etc.

Also, the result depends entirely on what OP's school does with situations like this. If OP retakes, and the grade is replaced with the higher grade, then obviously, none of our conjecture matters.




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