1L grade waiting thread

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby Holly Golightly » Thu Dec 23, 2010 3:12 am

IAFG wrote:
mths wrote:fuck

I'm scared

The more I think about it, the more sure I am that I got bottom 1/3 in civpro. Median in everything else, except possibly bottom 1/3 in contracts. Good thing everyone at T14s is guaranteed a job, right???

Discretionary C in civpro, medianish in CLR, no clue about anything else. Prob bottom third secure.

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby as stars burn » Thu Dec 23, 2010 3:14 am

I really need to stop reading this thread. It makes me sick to stomach. My expectations are so far down the shitter now I wouldn't be surprised if I got straight C's (God, I hope not). I don't feel strongly either way for Torts or Crim, but I hope to at least be at a B. I worked my ass offffffffff (but so did the rest of my class. Fuck me.)

My school's mandatory curve: 5% A's, 10% A-'s, 20% B+, 20% B's, 20% B-'s, and 25% gets C+ and lower. 25% C's is terrifying. Seriously.

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby IAFG » Thu Dec 23, 2010 3:15 am

Holly Golightly wrote:
IAFG wrote:
mths wrote:fuck

I'm scared

The more I think about it, the more sure I am that I got bottom 1/3 in civpro. Median in everything else, except possibly bottom 1/3 in contracts. Good thing everyone at T14s is guaranteed a job, right???

Discretionary C in civpro, medianish in CLR, no clue about anything else. Prob bottom third secure.

Remember when TLS c/o 2013 was all convinced they were going to be top 10%? lols

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby jay115 » Thu Dec 23, 2010 3:22 am

as stars burn wrote:My school's mandatory curve: 5% A's, 10% A-'s, 20% B+, 20% B's, 20% B-'s, and 25% gets C+ and lower. 25% C's is terrifying. Seriously.


jesus

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby as stars burn » Thu Dec 23, 2010 3:29 am

jay115 wrote:
as stars burn wrote:My school's mandatory curve: 5% A's, 10% A-'s, 20% B+, 20% B's, 20% B-'s, and 25% gets C+ and lower. 25% C's is terrifying. Seriously.


jesus


Yes. Thank you for making that bold for me so it jumps out at me now, haha. I've had many heart attacks, and they just keep getting worse.

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby Holly Golightly » Thu Dec 23, 2010 3:51 am

IAFG wrote:
Holly Golightly wrote:
IAFG wrote:
mths wrote:fuck

I'm scared

The more I think about it, the more sure I am that I got bottom 1/3 in civpro. Median in everything else, except possibly bottom 1/3 in contracts. Good thing everyone at T14s is guaranteed a job, right???

Discretionary C in civpro, medianish in CLR, no clue about anything else. Prob bottom third secure.

Remember when TLS c/o 2013 was all convinced they were going to be top 10%? lols

Should have been sluttier.

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby IAFG » Thu Dec 23, 2010 4:00 am

Holly Golightly wrote:
IAFG wrote:Remember when TLS c/o 2013 was all convinced they were going to be top 10%? lols

Should have been sluttier.

hopefully you and i made up for it in the after-finals debauchery.

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby TCScrutinizer » Thu Dec 23, 2010 12:38 pm

IAFG wrote:
Holly Golightly wrote:
IAFG wrote:
mths wrote:fuck

I'm scared

The more I think about it, the more sure I am that I got bottom 1/3 in civpro. Median in everything else, except possibly bottom 1/3 in contracts. Good thing everyone at T14s is guaranteed a job, right???

Discretionary C in civpro, medianish in CLR, no clue about anything else. Prob bottom third secure.

Remember when TLS c/o 2013 was all convinced they were going to be top 10%? lols


Jesus Christ, this. I definitely thought that was in the cards until I arrived at Illinois and realized that almost everyone there was as smart or smarter than I was.

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby kalvano » Thu Dec 23, 2010 12:43 pm

Reading this thread makes me so glad I have no particular grade stipulation for my scholarship.

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby Grizz » Thu Dec 23, 2010 12:47 pm

kalvano wrote:Reading this thread makes me so glad I have no particular grade stipulation for my scholarship.


Same, but I still have hilarious debt.

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby as stars burn » Thu Dec 23, 2010 1:39 pm

rad law wrote:
kalvano wrote:Reading this thread makes me so glad I have no particular grade stipulation for my scholarship.


Same, but I still have hilarious debt.


This.

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby D. H2Oman » Thu Dec 23, 2010 1:43 pm

Hey I just wanted to bump this thread to remind everyone how vitally important grades are, and that they could come any second.




oh and don't stress :wink:

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby jrtx027 » Thu Dec 23, 2010 2:10 pm

D. H2Oman wrote:Hey I just wanted to bump this thread to remind everyone how vitally important grades are, and that they could come any second.




oh and don't stress :wink:

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby keg411 » Thu Dec 23, 2010 2:43 pm

As the days go by, the more and more I feel like I knew everything really well, but choked hard. It would be one thing if I didn't study or didn't know anything, but I just couldn't execute on my exam days :(.

On the plus side, at least my school is cheap and I'm not going to be in laughable debt. Not that it helps.

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby savagecheater » Thu Dec 23, 2010 3:22 pm

not like i'm refreshing my transcript page every couple of hours or anything....

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby traehekat » Thu Dec 23, 2010 4:25 pm

savagecheater wrote:not like i'm refreshing my transcript page every couple of hours or anything....


+1,000

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby IAFG » Thu Dec 23, 2010 4:33 pm

i don't think NU grades come out ever until next semester has begun... right?

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby D-hops » Thu Dec 23, 2010 4:38 pm

IAFG wrote:i don't think NU grades come out ever until next semester has begun... right?


Yeah, I didn't think until late January...but I dunno, already got my final memo grade though.

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby BarbellDreams » Thu Dec 23, 2010 5:40 pm

Grades: Mid January.

Internships that I'm applying for have said they want complete applications that include grades.

Debt: Beyond hilarious.

FML.

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby Holly Golightly » Thu Dec 23, 2010 5:54 pm

Full analysis of my grades:

CLR: meh
Civ Pro: bombed
Crim: curve pwned
Ks: lol, still want my grade to show up as :)
Torts: YOU DID NOT CITE ENOUGH FACTS, DISCRETIONARY C

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby existenz » Thu Dec 23, 2010 11:31 pm

Holly Golightly wrote:Full analysis of my grades:

CLR: meh
Civ Pro: bombed
Crim: curve pwned
Ks: lol, still want my grade to show up as :)
Torts: YOU DID NOT CITE ENOUGH FACTS, DISCRETIONARY C

My grades:
Crim: B- Spot moar issues
K's: B, LOL multiple choice pwned
Con Law: C+, I know I gave you a 500 word limit for a policy Q that would take an entire book to answer, but haha

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby theantiscalia » Fri Dec 24, 2010 12:04 am

I thought we were supposed to get our grades all at once on January 3, but apparently they've been trickling in, so now I check my transcript every few hours. I pulled an A in legal research, but it was a one credit class... I want to know the substantive classes... the ones that'll actually impact my GPA...

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby colts18 » Fri Dec 24, 2010 1:19 am

My school's "suggested" curve for first year classes:

A+ through A: 10%
A- through B: 50%
B- through C: 35%
C- and below: 5%

It says "suggested", so I don't know how precisely each professor follows this - I guess I'll find out soon. But it's pretty scary when you realize that the school's recommended distribution has 40% of the class getting a B- or lower. That's a pretty sizable chunk not doing very well.

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby BunkMoreland » Fri Dec 24, 2010 2:28 am

rad law wrote:A and A- is top quarter where I'm at. B+ is the curve.



It's really more like in between a B and a B+

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby JCougar » Fri Dec 24, 2010 4:57 am

IAFG wrote:
Holly Golightly wrote:
IAFG wrote:
mths wrote:fuck

I'm scared

The more I think about it, the more sure I am that I got bottom 1/3 in civpro. Median in everything else, except possibly bottom 1/3 in contracts. Good thing everyone at T14s is guaranteed a job, right???

Discretionary C in civpro, medianish in CLR, no clue about anything else. Prob bottom third secure.

Remember when TLS c/o 2013 was all convinced they were going to be top 10%? lols


I wouldn't be totally shocked if I were in the top 5% or so, but I'm also willing to have my expectations smashed. If I were to bet even money, though, I'd put that point at top 20%.

I feel like I did the best I could have done, and that's all that matters. I'd like to know my grades, but at the same time, I'm not as anxious as I felt waiting for my LSAT score. On the LSAT, a lot is based on luck or your mentality on one certain day. On law school exams, it seems like either you understand the material fluidly or you don't, and therefore you can better predict how you did.

It's hard to know, though. I had no midterms, so I could only compare what I did on exam day to how I did on practice exams with answer checksheets and/or model answers. And I did pretty well on those, and I feel like I did even better on the finals. Thinking back on the exams and talking to some who had taken the same, I haven't found anything major that I've missed on any exam.

I really don't mean to sound arrogant or dismissive, but I feel like I did my best, and that's all that I could have asked of myself. And if I end up below median, than I have nothing to feel sorry about...and that's just life...I will struggle on.




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