1L grade waiting thread

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby uci2013 » Sat Jan 15, 2011 3:26 pm

uwb09 wrote:whoa, professor sent out excel spreadsheet last week with raw scores/grade cutoffs, and I had a B+. After she turned in her official grades that B+ magically turned into an A-... jackpot


Sweet!

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby TarHeel2010 » Sat Jan 15, 2011 5:36 pm

My school does not do a 4.0 gpa, rather strictly grades on a 100pt scale (also does not equate a number to a letter). 5 out of 6 grades are in (All classes are curved to an 82 MEDIAN).

Torts: 85
Civ Pro: 87
Property: 90
Contracts: 92
Criminal: 93
Leal Writing: not in yet

My average is a 89.6 right now, but hoping to boost it to 90 with my LRW grade.

What do you all think 90 is equivalent to on a 4.0 scale (I know there isn't really a good way to equate it) and where do you think I will fall percentage wise in my class? I'm trying to gauge my chances at law review as well as my rank for job purposes.

Thanks in advance!

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby Grizz » Sat Jan 15, 2011 5:41 pm

TarHeel2010 wrote:What do you all think 90 is equivalent to on a 4.0 scale (I know there isn't really a good way to equate it) and where do you think I will fall percentage wise in my class? I'm trying to gauge my chances at law review as well as my rank for job purposes.


Umm ask someone at your school?

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby random5483 » Sat Jan 15, 2011 6:32 pm

TarHeel2010 wrote:My school does not do a 4.0 gpa, rather strictly grades on a 100pt scale (also does not equate a number to a letter). 5 out of 6 grades are in (All classes are curved to an 82 MEDIAN).

Torts: 85
Civ Pro: 87
Property: 90
Contracts: 92
Criminal: 93
Leal Writing: not in yet

My average is a 89.6 right now, but hoping to boost it to 90 with my LRW grade.

What do you all think 90 is equivalent to on a 4.0 scale (I know there isn't really a good way to equate it) and where do you think I will fall percentage wise in my class? I'm trying to gauge my chances at law review as well as my rank for job purposes.

Thanks in advance!




Hard to equate your system to a regular system. However, assuming an 80 is a B or B-, you have a 2.67 - 3.1 curve. Assuming a 90 is an A or A-, your GPA translation would probably fall in the mid to upper 3 range. With that said, Rad Law is correct when he asks you to check with your school. If your school gives rankings or percentile cut offs, those are much more useful than a GPA. Employers care about the school reputation and how you did compared to the other students at your school.

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby Stephanie13 » Sat Jan 15, 2011 6:55 pm

stratocophic wrote:
Stephanie13 wrote:
romothesavior wrote:
Stephanie13 wrote:Does anyone at WUSTL know how we're supposed to list our GPA? Just like it's posted? I've never seen a GPA on a 100 point scale before.

Yes, you put your number, and next to it you put what the next highest cutoff is. So, let's say you have a 90.75. You'd say:

GPA: 90.75 (Top 15% = 90.85)

I believe that's how I read it in the CSO resume instructions and examples. Also, thanks again for the ride home. :lol: I froze my ass off walking to school today.
FWIW, the thing CSO sent out says to only do that when you're outside the top 1/3, since WUSTL doesn't rank past that. If you're top 1/3 or better, put down the category you fall in - e.g. GPA: 90.75 (Top 20% = 90.1), if top 15% = 90.85

Can someone give me the link where this information is posted please?

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby bjsesq » Sat Jan 15, 2011 7:08 pm

Stanford4Me wrote:
Kobe_Teeth wrote:On January 5th I received a grade of which I will not announce on TLS. (it wasn't a C but I'm still not happy about it). I have been making myself sick ever since and I just finally received another grade, Torts, my arch nemesis.



A-

I don't have to /self.

Showing off your good grades but not disclosing the bad ones? Not cool.

Why? He can share whatever he wants, and keep his bad news private if he wants. This isn't an AA meeting.

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby quakeroats » Sat Jan 15, 2011 7:14 pm

bjsesq wrote: This isn't an AA meeting.


Not for another few years anyway

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby bjsesq » Sat Jan 15, 2011 7:14 pm

quakeroats wrote:
bjsesq wrote: This isn't an AA meeting.


Not for another few years anyway

Ain't that the truth.

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby beach_terror » Sat Jan 15, 2011 7:29 pm

Come on grades, I need something to give me a confidence boost with the ladies.

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby Grizz » Sat Jan 15, 2011 7:32 pm

quakeroats wrote:
bjsesq wrote: This isn't an AA meeting.


Not for another few years anyway


No way brah Duke has 100% employment 9 mos. after grad dood

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby quakeroats » Sat Jan 15, 2011 7:35 pm

beach_terror wrote:Come on grades, I need something to give me a confidence boost with the ladies.


Image

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby quakeroats » Sat Jan 15, 2011 7:35 pm

rad law wrote:
quakeroats wrote:
bjsesq wrote: This isn't an AA meeting.


Not for another few years anyway


No way brah Duke has 100% employment 9 mos. after grad dood


Exactly.

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby Stephanie13 » Sat Jan 15, 2011 7:57 pm

Stephanie13 wrote:
stratocophic wrote:
Stephanie13 wrote:
romothesavior wrote:Yes, you put your number, and next to it you put what the next highest cutoff is. So, let's say you have a 90.75. You'd say:

GPA: 90.75 (Top 15% = 90.85)

I believe that's how I read it in the CSO resume instructions and examples. Also, thanks again for the ride home. :lol: I froze my ass off walking to school today.
FWIW, the thing CSO sent out says to only do that when you're outside the top 1/3, since WUSTL doesn't rank past that. If you're top 1/3 or better, put down the category you fall in - e.g. GPA: 90.75 (Top 20% = 90.1), if top 15% = 90.85

Can someone give me the link where this information is posted please?

Nvm, found it!

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby keg411 » Sat Jan 15, 2011 8:12 pm

I'm just going to keep staring at my grades until my K's grade comes Monday and ruins it all :lol:.

And beach_terror: :lol:

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby beach_terror » Sat Jan 15, 2011 9:06 pm

keg411 wrote:I'm just going to keep staring at my grades until my K's grade comes Monday and ruins it all :lol:.

And beach_terror: :lol:

Monday is MLK day FYI, do you guys have school? It'd be odd if the whitest school in America got off and you guys didn't.

And just being honest :D

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby christmas mouse » Sat Jan 15, 2011 9:15 pm

bjsesq wrote:
quakeroats wrote:
bjsesq wrote: This isn't an AA meeting.


Not for another few years anyway

Ain't that the truth.


We'll be there sooner than we think.

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby keg411 » Sat Jan 15, 2011 9:26 pm

beach_terror wrote:
keg411 wrote:I'm just going to keep staring at my grades until my K's grade comes Monday and ruins it all :lol:.

And beach_terror: :lol:

Monday is MLK day FYI, do you guys have school? It'd be odd if the whitest school in America got off and you guys didn't.

And just being honest :D


We're off. I went home for the weekend since I had my interview on Friday. Going out with friends tomorrow to get blitzed and hopefully watch the Jets not embarrass themselves against the Pats.

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby akmosee » Sat Jan 15, 2011 9:30 pm

Civ Pro A
LR A-
Property B+
Torts B-

3.39 (at a 3.0-median school)
Not sure how to feel after waiting so long.
All I can think is wth happened in Torts (seemed easy)
Hoping to transfer out of my T2
Will study 3x harder (as will most) next semester...

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby xcountryjunkie » Sat Jan 15, 2011 9:36 pm

christmas mouse wrote:
bjsesq wrote:
quakeroats wrote:
bjsesq wrote: This isn't an AA meeting.


Not for another few years anyway

Ain't that the truth.


We'll be there sooner than we think.


+1 with my grades coming out on Thursday...

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby Holly Golightly » Sat Jan 15, 2011 10:02 pm

bjsesq wrote:
quakeroats wrote:
bjsesq wrote: This isn't an AA meeting.


Not for another few years anyway

Ain't that the truth.

AA is for quitters.

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby beach_terror » Sat Jan 15, 2011 10:04 pm

I've already decided to get bombed after my grades come out. I'll either be happy-as-fuck drunk, or depressed-drunk... luckily both will lead to blackouts.

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby Holly Golightly » Sat Jan 15, 2011 10:06 pm

beach_terror wrote:I've already decided to get bombed after my grades come out. I'll either be happy-as-fuck drunk, or depressed-drunk... luckily both will lead to blackouts.

I was drunk by the time grades came out. Had to re-check them in the morning to make sure I saw them right.

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby beach_terror » Sat Jan 15, 2011 10:10 pm

Holly Golightly wrote:
beach_terror wrote:I've already decided to get bombed after my grades come out. I'll either be happy-as-fuck drunk, or depressed-drunk... luckily both will lead to blackouts.

I was drunk by the time grades came out. Had to re-check them in the morning to make sure I saw them right.

Damn, I might have to do this. Just check em at the bar on my BB.

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby Dr. Review » Sat Jan 15, 2011 11:11 pm

TarHeel2010 wrote:My school does not do a 4.0 gpa, rather strictly grades on a 100pt scale (also does not equate a number to a letter). 5 out of 6 grades are in (All classes are curved to an 82 MEDIAN).

Torts: 85
Civ Pro: 87
Property: 90
Contracts: 92
Criminal: 93
Leal Writing: not in yet

My average is a 89.6 right now, but hoping to boost it to 90 with my LRW grade.

What do you all think 90 is equivalent to on a 4.0 scale (I know there isn't really a good way to equate it) and where do you think I will fall percentage wise in my class? I'm trying to gauge my chances at law review as well as my rank for job purposes.

Thanks in advance!


Is this at Campbell?

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby JetstoRJC » Sat Jan 15, 2011 11:15 pm

Michigan...can I have grades please?




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