How I did well at a T6

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Re: How I did well at a T6

Postby Helmholtz » Wed Sep 22, 2010 4:20 pm

betasteve wrote:
Lion8974 wrote:Disagree with betasteve in part. A few of my professors have said flat out they would give a bump for brilliant comments. On the other hand if you start making stuff up and ask ridiculous hypos it's just wasting time. If you are going to comment stay relevant to what the professor is saying.

Every professor I've ever had said this. Most every professor friends across all schools have had have said this. Very, very rarely does it ever materialize. Your profs are telling you this because they want class participation. Not once did I raise my hand in class and I turned out fine.


This backs up everything I've heard from upperclassmen I've talked to at my school. Even 2Ls + 3Ls who had a professor explicitly say in the syllabus that class participation would be taken into account ended up with an A without voluntarily speaking in class more than a couple times the whole semester (a handful said they never did it and still got an A).

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Re: How I did well at a T6

Postby Sogui » Wed Sep 22, 2010 4:33 pm

Found this to be interesting though it would be nice if OP specified the school.

At Columbia grade "bumping" and potential "dinging" based on participation appears to be common here, a majority of my classes have sections in the syllabus that mention it.

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Re: How I did well at a T6

Postby bk1 » Wed Sep 22, 2010 4:36 pm

Sogui wrote:Found this to be interesting though it would be nice if OP specified the school.

At Columbia grade "bumping" and potential "dinging" based on participation appears to be common here, a majority of my classes have sections in the syllabus that mention it.


Does it actually happen though? The impression I've gotten from friends who are in school is that it is mentioned often but rarely practiced.

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Re: How I did well at a T6

Postby calicocat » Wed Sep 22, 2010 4:37 pm

betasteve wrote:OH GODDAMMIT... YOU ARE A 0L!!! GTFO. No wonder you are so patently stupid.

get off your high horse and shut your whore mouth

so this is where the law students forum is....just follow beta's rage posts.

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Re: How I did well at a T6

Postby esq » Wed Sep 22, 2010 4:38 pm

Hahaha, whatever man. Didn't realize that posting information from UVa Law's website would ruffle you and your cyber-clique's feathers so much. I obviously struck a nerve. Please get back to your multi-thousand postings knowing that I realize you are the king of TLS - and don't let anyone tell you different. :lol:

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Re: How I did well at a T6

Postby 12262010 » Wed Sep 22, 2010 4:39 pm

bk1 wrote:
Sogui wrote:Found this to be interesting though it would be nice if OP specified the school.

At Columbia grade "bumping" and potential "dinging" based on participation appears to be common here, a majority of my classes have sections in the syllabus that mention it.


Does it actually happen though? The impression I've gotten from friends who are in school is that it is mentioned often but rarely practiced.


Here at Columbia I've never heard of it actually happening.

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Re: How I did well at a T6

Postby calicocat » Wed Sep 22, 2010 4:41 pm

betasteve wrote:
calicocat wrote:
betasteve wrote:OH GODDAMMIT... YOU ARE A 0L!!! GTFO. No wonder you are so patently stupid.

get off your high horse and shut your whore mouth

so this is where the law students forum is....just follow beta's rage posts.

Wow... a post where you aren't complaining about a hangover. Decided that you might actually want a legal profession from your law degree?

Thinkin' bout it...

well I'm off...wednesday group therapy ($6 for a pitcher of rolling rock and 5 kamikazes)

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Re: How I did well at a T6

Postby 12262010 » Wed Sep 22, 2010 4:42 pm

calicocat wrote:
betasteve wrote:
calicocat wrote:
betasteve wrote:OH GODDAMMIT... YOU ARE A 0L!!! GTFO. No wonder you are so patently stupid.

get off your high horse and shut your whore mouth

so this is where the law students forum is....just follow beta's rage posts.

Wow... a post where you aren't complaining about a hangover. Decided that you might actually want a legal profession from your law degree?

Thinkin' bout it...

well I'm off...wednesday group therapy ($6 for a pitcher of rolling rock and 5 kamikazes)


dude, Dunbars isn't even open yet.

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Re: How I did well at a T6

Postby calicocat » Wed Sep 22, 2010 4:44 pm

booyakasha wrote:dude, Dunbars isn't even open yet.

Yeah, you have time to get here.

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Re: How I did well at a T6

Postby 12262010 » Wed Sep 22, 2010 4:45 pm

calicocat wrote:
booyakasha wrote:dude, Dunbars isn't even open yet.

Yeah, you have time to get here.


at this point, group therapy might help my corporations grade. fuuuuu.

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Re: How I did well at a T6

Postby calicocat » Wed Sep 22, 2010 4:47 pm

booyakasha wrote:
calicocat wrote:
booyakasha wrote:dude, Dunbars isn't even open yet.

Yeah, you have time to get here.


at this point, group therapy might help my corporations grade. fuuuuu.

see you at 10

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Re: How I did well at a T6

Postby esq » Wed Sep 22, 2010 4:47 pm

betasteve wrote:
esq wrote:Hahaha, whatever man. Didn't realize that posting information from UVa Law's website would ruffle you and your cyber-clique's feathers so much. I obviously struck a nerve. Please get back to your multi-thousand postings knowing that I realize you are the king of TLS - and don't let anyone tell you different. :lol:

I like that your "I just got pwned" post but I want to save face is about getting into arguments on the internet, when you are the one that started it.


14716 posts, impressive.

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Re: How I did well at a T6

Postby esq » Wed Sep 22, 2010 4:52 pm

betasteve wrote:
esq wrote:
betasteve wrote:
esq wrote:Hahaha, whatever man. Didn't realize that posting information from UVa Law's website would ruffle you and your cyber-clique's feathers so much. I obviously struck a nerve. Please get back to your multi-thousand postings knowing that I realize you are the king of TLS - and don't let anyone tell you different. :lol:

I like that your "I just got pwned" post but I want to save face is about getting into arguments on the internet, when you are the one that started it.


14716 posts, impressive.

150 posts, all shit. Equally impressive.
P.S. If I have 14k posts... do you really think I care at this point that I have 14k posts? Come the fuck on.


. . . 14717

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Re: How I did well at a T6

Postby 09042014 » Wed Sep 22, 2010 4:55 pm

Future UVA students, just as big of douche bags as current UVA students.

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Re: How I did well at a T6

Postby GATORTIM » Wed Sep 22, 2010 4:58 pm

It is the same 2 or 3 clowns that raise their hand in every class to essentially regurgitate exactly what the rest of the people in the room read the night before, but they word it in such a way to convey the illusion that they are some fkn legal god and the rest of us are merely spectators to the legal waltz that is about to ensue between this dikweed and the professor.

I hope they don't get bumped up

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Re: How I did well at a T6

Postby j nyc » Wed Sep 22, 2010 5:01 pm

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Re: How I did well at a T6

Postby wons » Wed Sep 22, 2010 5:19 pm

I know from personal experience- meaning, the two times I TAed that the two professors I worked with definitely had a naughty and nice list w/r/t grades.

The nice list wasn't the people who talked the most- rather, it was the people who actually said something decent when they spoke.

If you never spoke but came to class, you were neutral

The only way to end up in the naughty list was to skip class more than a few times.

In one class, the prof even asked me about a couple of people in my year who had missed a bunch of classes to see if I knew if there was anything going on in their life that justified the absences before she dung them.

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Re: How I did well at a T6

Postby j nyc » Wed Sep 22, 2010 5:29 pm

thanks for the clarification and for posting your insight as well..!

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Re: How I did well at a T6

Postby Helmholtz » Wed Sep 22, 2010 6:52 pm

GATORTIM wrote:It is the same 2 or 3 clowns that raise their hand in every class to essentially regurgitate exactly what the rest of the people in the room read the night before, but they word it in such a way to convey the illusion that they are some fkn legal god and the rest of us are merely spectators to the legal waltz that is about to ensue between this dikweed and the professor.

I hope they don't get bumped up


qft

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Re: How I did well at a T6

Postby zeth006 » Wed Sep 22, 2010 9:30 pm

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Re: How I did well at a T6

Postby kalvano » Wed Sep 22, 2010 9:50 pm

You know when people should talk in class?

1) When the professor calls on them.
2) When they have a legitimate, brief question to ask to clarify a point.


Otherwise, shut the hell up.

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Re: How I did well at a T6

Postby zeth006 » Wed Sep 22, 2010 10:26 pm

esq wrote:
betasteve wrote:
esq wrote:
betasteve wrote:I like that your "I just got pwned" post but I want to save face is about getting into arguments on the internet, when you are the one that started it.


14716 posts, impressive.

150 posts, all shit. Equally impressive.
P.S. If I have 14k posts... do you really think I care at this point that I have 14k posts? Come the fuck on.


. . . 14717




Awww, how adorable! He can count!


Seriously kid, just GTFO.

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Re: How I did well at a T6

Postby savagedm » Thu Sep 23, 2010 12:20 am

at work, no time to read all posts, where do we find a good source of firm memos? Weslaw? How?

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Re: How I did well at a T6

Postby Duralex » Fri Sep 24, 2010 12:00 pm

savagedm wrote:at work, no time to read all posts, where do we find a good source of firm memos? Weslaw? How?


At Martindale.com:
Home > Legal Library > Browse by Practice Area

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Re: How I did well at a T6

Postby DiscoveryDeadline » Fri Sep 24, 2010 3:24 pm

kalvano wrote:You know when people should talk in class?

1) When the professor calls on them.
2) When they have a legitimate, brief question to ask to clarify a point.


Otherwise, shut the hell up.


I would add in a non-Socratic class when the professor actually asks for volunteers.




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