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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby BruceWayne » Mon Jan 10, 2011 4:22 pm

romothesavior wrote:
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romothesavior wrote:Got my Ks grade just a minute ago. Oh. My. God. Blown away. I can't talk much about my grades on here since I am very much outted at my school, but I am very happy. Well, mostly shocked at this point, but I think I'll be happy once the shock wears off.

And this is not false modesty either. I left at least 1-2 of the short answer questions blank, and only wrote one sentence for a policy question. I was expecting to be at or near the bottom.


Wow-- not to be a jerk but doing this would literally guarantee a B- (bottom of the curve, usually) here at UVA. I'm beginning to believe some of this stuff about the students at the top schools being "better"....although I hate to say that. Congrats to you though!

No offense taken, although I do find it bizarre that you think that the caliber of your students is that much better when the difference between a T20 like mine and a school like yours is a few LSAT points and a small GPA difference.

Also, I didn't say what grade I got. For all you know, I got a sub-median grade and I'm just excited to have not gotten a C.


I don't; I'm highly skeptical that a 2 or 3 point difference (if that?) on the LSAT means anything. That could be the difference between being tired or missing one sentence. I've just heard a lot of people on here say it and seeing your post made me rethink my position a bit. Funny enough some of those same people who act like 2 points is a big difference and constantly talk about how the students at the top 14 are all Albert Einstein's just responded........cough IAFG cough Desert Fox.

In before H20man makes a post about how hard it is to be a White guy in America and how URMS are "stealing" his seat.
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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby BruceWayne » Mon Jan 10, 2011 4:25 pm

Cavalier wrote:
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romothesavior wrote:Got my Ks grade just a minute ago. Oh. My. God. Blown away. I can't talk much about my grades on here since I am very much outted at my school, but I am very happy. Well, mostly shocked at this point, but I think I'll be happy once the shock wears off.

And this is not false modesty either. I left at least 1-2 of the short answer questions blank, and only wrote one sentence for a policy question. I was expecting to be at or near the bottom.


Wow-- not to be a jerk but doing this would literally guarantee a B- (bottom of the curve, usually) here at UVA. I'm beginning to believe some of this stuff about the students at the top schools being "better"....although I hate to say that. Congrats to you though!

That's ridiculous. I've taken exams where a majority of the class basically left stuff blank. It's not uncommon for an exam to be so difficult that most people will not finish, especially since it makes curving easy for the professor. Furthermore, the numbers difference between WUSTL and UVA is quite small. I'm sure most students at WUSTL would do fine at UVA.


No it's not. My section is loaded with gunners who make bets about who is going to get an A on their final (not joking). I promise you that no one in my section failed to finish an exam. It sucks actually. Another thing that's weird about my section is that a lot of people openly share grades.
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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby romothesavior » Mon Jan 10, 2011 4:27 pm

stratocophic wrote:Edit 2: Almost forgot! Grade prediction for stratocophic - I will have no GPA because my grades are never coming out. This will surely expedite the process for firms wishing to inform me that I will be forever unemployed.

:lol: Nice.

What section are you in? You seriously don't have any grades at all yet? I thought everyone had at least one.

Also, you in STL? I'm thinking about going somewhere to watch the game tonight.

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby beach_terror » Mon Jan 10, 2011 4:28 pm

I was informed today that our torts teacher thought our sections exams were the worst she's seen in quite awhile. Not sure if this is good news or bad news.

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby Cavalier » Mon Jan 10, 2011 4:33 pm

BruceWayne wrote:
Cavalier wrote:
BruceWayne wrote:
romothesavior wrote:Got my Ks grade just a minute ago. Oh. My. God. Blown away. I can't talk much about my grades on here since I am very much outted at my school, but I am very happy. Well, mostly shocked at this point, but I think I'll be happy once the shock wears off.

And this is not false modesty either. I left at least 1-2 of the short answer questions blank, and only wrote one sentence for a policy question. I was expecting to be at or near the bottom.


Wow-- not to be a jerk but doing this would literally guarantee a B- (bottom of the curve, usually) here at UVA. I'm beginning to believe some of this stuff about the students at the top schools being "better"....although I hate to say that. Congrats to you though!

That's ridiculous. I've taken exams where a majority of the class basically left stuff blank. It's not uncommon for an exam to be so difficult that most people will not finish, especially since it makes curving easy for the professor. Furthermore, the numbers difference between WUSTL and UVA is quite small. I'm sure most students at WUSTL would do fine at UVA.

No it's not. My section is loaded with gunners who make bets about who is going to get an A on their final (not joking). I promise you that no one in my section failed to finish an exam. It sucks actually.

Often the people who don't finish exams don't talk about it. And you can't complain about your section until law review announcements are made. Many of the people who like to brag will be getting a harsh lesson on law school in the next two weeks. Last year, a section known as a gunner section had only one person on law review, and another section somehow had nine on law review.

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby stratocophic » Mon Jan 10, 2011 4:33 pm

romothesavior wrote:
stratocophic wrote:Edit 2: Almost forgot! Grade prediction for stratocophic - I will have no GPA because my grades are never coming out. This will surely expedite the process for firms wishing to inform me that I will be forever unemployed.

:lol: Nice.

What section are you in? You seriously don't have any grades at all yet? I thought everyone had at least one.

Also, you in STL? I'm thinking about going somewhere to watch the game tonight.
I'm in E. We have the raw score on our open memo, but there were 2 graded assignments that went along with it. Our Legal Practice professor has somehow not managed to grade either, despite the fact that they were turned in 1.5 and 2 months ago. Yeah I'm back in town, lemme know
beach_terror wrote:I was informed today that our torts teacher thought our sections exams were the worst she's seen in quite awhile. Not sure if this is good news or bad news.
Best news possible - makes domination substantially easier and more likely if everyone else sucks; the trick is avoiding being part of the group "everyone else."

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby RVP11 » Mon Jan 10, 2011 4:36 pm

BruceWayne wrote:Wow-- not to be a jerk but doing this would literally guarantee a B- (bottom of the curve, usually) here at UVA. I'm beginning to believe some of this stuff about the students at the top schools being "better"....although I hate to say that. Congrats to you though!


In my experience you'd have to do even worse than that to get a B-.

A+ = you killed the exam in a way that made the professor very happy
A = you killed the exam
A-= you hit all or almost all of the issues, but might have been a bit sloppy in doing so
B+ = you hit the easy stuff, but missed the hard stuff
B = you completely missed some major issues or misapplied a lot of law
B- = ?????

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby romothesavior » Mon Jan 10, 2011 4:37 pm

BruceWayne wrote:No it's not. My section is loaded with gunners who make bets about who is going to get an A on their final (not joking).

You're joking right? This is in no way indicative of the quality of a school or a section. Plenty of gunners will do poorly, and plenty of laid back people will excel.

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby 98234872348 » Mon Jan 10, 2011 4:38 pm

romothesavior wrote:
BruceWayne wrote:No it's not. My section is loaded with gunners who make bets about who is going to get an A on their final (not joking).

You're joking right? This is in no way indicative of the quality of a school or a section. Plenty of gunners will do poorly, and plenty of laid back people will excel.

+1 this is a horrible metric to measure your section by.

Thinking about others around you only stresses you out, I'd recommend not doing that.

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby BruceWayne » Mon Jan 10, 2011 4:39 pm

romothesavior wrote:
BruceWayne wrote:No it's not. My section is loaded with gunners who make bets about who is going to get an A on their final (not joking).

You're joking right? This is in no way indicative of the quality of a school or a section. Plenty of gunners will do poorly, and plenty of laid back people will excel.


I hope you're right. There were people in my section who skipped meals/washing to study (not joking). I think the majority of the section went instantaneously to studying for the next final after taking the previous one--not to mention studying 10+ hours a day. I know that TLS says that that sort of thing doesn't lead to better grades, but when you're new to the whole law school thing you can't help but wonder when you see your classmates doing that kind of thing.
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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby beach_terror » Mon Jan 10, 2011 4:40 pm

stratocophic wrote:
beach_terror wrote:I was informed today that our torts teacher thought our sections exams were the worst she's seen in quite awhile. Not sure if this is good news or bad news.
Best news possible - makes domination substantially easier and more likely if everyone else sucks; the trick is avoiding being part of the group "everyone else."

I hope to god I'm not in the group of "everyone else". I know I did solid on the intentional torts part and nitpicked it to hell, the negligence I felt like I gave an A-/B+ performance though... we'll see.

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby WrappedUpInBooks » Mon Jan 10, 2011 4:42 pm

NYU section 5 - K is out.

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby 09042014 » Mon Jan 10, 2011 4:42 pm

BruceWayne wrote:
romothesavior wrote:
BruceWayne wrote:No it's not. My section is loaded with gunners who make bets about who is going to get an A on their final (not joking).

You're joking right? This is in no way indicative of the quality of a school or a section. Plenty of gunners will do poorly, and plenty of laid back people will excel.


I hope you're right. There were people in my section who skipped meals/washing to study (not joking).


Either I was too dense to notice, or people in my section just weren't doing shit like this.

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby stratocophic » Mon Jan 10, 2011 4:44 pm

beach_terror wrote:
stratocophic wrote:
beach_terror wrote:I was informed today that our torts teacher thought our sections exams were the worst she's seen in quite awhile. Not sure if this is good news or bad news.
Best news possible - makes domination substantially easier and more likely if everyone else sucks; the trick is avoiding being part of the group "everyone else."

I hope to god I'm not in the group of "everyone else". I know I did solid on the intentional torts part and nitpicked it to hell, the negligence I felt like I gave an A-/B+ performance though... we'll see.
Pointless to worry about what everyone else did. Blindly unassailable self-confidence is always TCR - it's the TLS way (until finals actually hit, at which time the TLS way becomes rampant paranoia and self-flagellation, but you want the pre-finals TLS way, not the post-finals one)

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby beach_terror » Mon Jan 10, 2011 4:48 pm

stratocophic wrote:
beach_terror wrote:
stratocophic wrote:
beach_terror wrote:I was informed today that our torts teacher thought our sections exams were the worst she's seen in quite awhile. Not sure if this is good news or bad news.
Best news possible - makes domination substantially easier and more likely if everyone else sucks; the trick is avoiding being part of the group "everyone else."

I hope to god I'm not in the group of "everyone else". I know I did solid on the intentional torts part and nitpicked it to hell, the negligence I felt like I gave an A-/B+ performance though... we'll see.
Pointless to worry about what everyone else did. Blindly unassailable self-confidence is always TCR - it's the TLS way (until finals actually hit, at which time the TLS way becomes rampant paranoia and self-flagellation, but you want the pre-finals TLS way, not the post-finals one)

True. Here's to hoping that my classmates are dumber than me (and yes, I'm having a beer at 3:50 because of grade anxiety).

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby romothesavior » Mon Jan 10, 2011 4:50 pm

Just curious... How often are people checking their grades daily?

Before I got my first one, I was really good and only checked it once a day. Once I got my first grade, I started checking more and more frequently and I'm probably up to 10-12 times a day on weekdays and once or twice on the weekend, just for good measure in case someone is working overtime. :lol:

Is this normal, or am I losing all self-control?

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby traehekat » Mon Jan 10, 2011 4:51 pm

romothesavior wrote:Just curious... How often are people checking their grades daily?

Before I got my first one, I was really good and only checked it once a day. Once I got my first grade, I started checking more and more frequently and I'm probably up to 10-12 times a day on weekdays and once or twice on the weekend, just for good measure in case someone is working overtime. :lol:

Is this normal, or am I losing all self-control?


Like I've said before, the more grades you get in, the more often you check. It's weird...

But yeah, I'm checking at about the same rate.

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby Holly Golightly » Mon Jan 10, 2011 5:19 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
BruceWayne wrote:
romothesavior wrote:
BruceWayne wrote:No it's not. My section is loaded with gunners who make bets about who is going to get an A on their final (not joking).

You're joking right? This is in no way indicative of the quality of a school or a section. Plenty of gunners will do poorly, and plenty of laid back people will excel.


I hope you're right. There were people in my section who skipped meals/washing to study (not joking).


Either I was too dense to notice, or people in my section just weren't doing shit like this.

Says Mr. Molestache.

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby Tangerine Gleam » Mon Jan 10, 2011 5:27 pm

Luckily, our grades only update once a day. While this inevitably means that we experience some delay in getting the results, it prevents me from justifying constant reload.

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby JordynAsh » Mon Jan 10, 2011 5:36 pm

romothesavior wrote:Just curious... How often are people checking their grades daily?

Before I got my first one, I was really good and only checked it once a day. Once I got my first grade, I started checking more and more frequently and I'm probably up to 10-12 times a day on weekdays and once or twice on the weekend, just for good measure in case someone is working overtime. :lol:

Is this normal, or am I losing all self-control?


Haven't received any grades, checking every hour or so. :oops:

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby Baylan » Mon Jan 10, 2011 5:38 pm

My grades are first posted at the school, publicly available (with exam ID # obviously). Of everyone's first exams, my section is the only section that has yet to receive a grade. First exam was Ks, section 1 (my section) was split into three smaller sections, and section 2 was one big section. Prof for section 2 also taught one of the smaller section 1 sections. And has her grades out. Yet my Prof, who had only my mini-section, has not yet returned grades. WTF BBQ

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby RVP11 » Mon Jan 10, 2011 5:41 pm

BruceWayne wrote:No it's not. My section is loaded with gunners who make bets about who is going to get an A on their final (not joking). I promise you that no one in my section failed to finish an exam. It sucks actually. Another thing that's weird about my section is that a lot of people openly share grades.


Being a gunner, not bathing, and studying like a fiend doesn't mean you're actually any good at taking law school exams.

My section was very non-gunnerish, social, good at softball, and we crushed it on grades.

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby 09042014 » Mon Jan 10, 2011 5:42 pm

RVP11 wrote:
BruceWayne wrote:No it's not. My section is loaded with gunners who make bets about who is going to get an A on their final (not joking). I promise you that no one in my section failed to finish an exam. It sucks actually. Another thing that's weird about my section is that a lot of people openly share grades.


Being a gunner, not bathing, and studying like a fiend doesn't mean you're actually any good at taking law school exams.

My section was very non-gunnerish, social, good at softball, and we crushed it on grades.


And no matter how good is at law school, a test can be written that they can't finish.

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby beach_terror » Mon Jan 10, 2011 5:43 pm

RVP11 wrote:
BruceWayne wrote:No it's not. My section is loaded with gunners who make bets about who is going to get an A on their final (not joking). I promise you that no one in my section failed to finish an exam. It sucks actually. Another thing that's weird about my section is that a lot of people openly share grades.


Being a gunner, not bathing, and studying like a fiend doesn't mean you're actually any good at taking law school exams.

My section was very non-gunnerish, social, good at softball, and we crushed it on grades.

Why was I not informed this was conducive to doing well? I didn't see it in any of the TLS guides :(




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