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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby Kilpatrick » Wed May 25, 2011 10:07 pm

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby Anastasia Dee Dualla » Wed May 25, 2011 10:29 pm

Got Torts grade...did MUCH better than expected.

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby Lawquacious » Wed May 25, 2011 10:35 pm

Kilpatrick wrote:
BarbellDreams wrote:Got Civ and Crim Pro today and was very happy with them. Then got HelLWR grade and realized that class is going to end up costing me law review. Ridiculous.


That sucks. Is law review pure grade on at your school?



My first impression was that this might be a leading question with a jab tucked in (as in, 'you didn't write-on either, so don't blame a grade for not making it.'), but then I realized that there are schools that probably haven't had the write-on yet, or some that do in fact only do grade-on, and that this could well be a genuine and legitimate question.

At least at my school the write-on results seemed far from fair, which is perhaps why I was inclined to comment if the fact of a write-on competition was being used to imply that a write-on will always make selection fair where there is also a grade-on process. Of a total of 15 people at my school who wrote-on (we have a small class size), a full 1/3 (5) of them came from the same small section of 15 people (there were a total of apprx. 10 small sections of 15 people each I believe). That section just happened to have a very strong writing professor during the first semester, which is when the type of memo required for the write-on was covered. My section of 15 had no students write-on, even though, based on OCI interviews, we had some of the strongest students at the school in my class. We had a fairly poor (IMHO) writing teacher first semester, which, as I mentioned, is when the relevant type of memo was covered. There obviously could be other factors leading to the results, but the clumping phenomenon seems to me to demonstrate that a big influence for who wrote-on was who they had for writing class when the relevant memo-type was covered, and the other indications of relative student-strength seems to indicate that it wasn't a matter of a bunch of full-scholly students getting placed in one section. But I guess the point is that things aren't always fair, and it probably is as fair as possible under the circumstances.

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby Kilpatrick » Wed May 25, 2011 10:43 pm

Oh sorry, no it wasn't meant to be a jab. I was just ready to sympathize if it was because I didn't think there were schools that still did pure grade on. I didn't realize s/he wasn't doing the write on.

To Barbell Dreams - hope you didn't take any offense, I was just curious.

Edit: I'm always sympathetic to people with graded legal writing because it is the worst class ever

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby Grizz » Wed May 25, 2011 11:59 pm

Kilpatrick wrote:Edit: I'm always sympathetic to people with graded legal writing because it is the worst class ever


Yeah it's horse shit.

I'm gonna be serious for like two seconds. And I am never serious. This thread is fucking terrible for all our collective mental health. Your grades don't define you, or who you are. Yeah, life seems bleak, not getting a job, yada yada, whatever. Seriously, just let it all go. Be at peace with yourself. If you did your best, you did your best. If I get a job, great. If I don't, I'll figure something out. Don't be at the mercy of the F5 key. Just be yourself, and when they're all in, check them,figure it out and go from there. But don't let it control you or define your worth.

Also IB "You have toilet grades," because I don't. But I don't give a shit either way.

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby plum » Thu May 26, 2011 12:24 am

rad law wrote:
Kilpatrick wrote:Edit: I'm always sympathetic to people with graded legal writing because it is the worst class ever


Yeah it's horse shit.

I'm gonna be serious for like two seconds. And I am never serious. This thread is fucking terrible for all our collective mental health. Your grades don't define you, or who you are. Yeah, life seems bleak, not getting a job, yada yada, whatever. Seriously, just let it all go. Be at peace with yourself. If you did your best, you did your best. If I get a job, great. If I don't, I'll figure something out. Don't be at the mercy of the F5 key. Just be yourself, and when they're all in, check them,figure it out and go from there. But don't let it control you or define your worth.

Also IB "You have toilet grades," because I don't. But I don't give a shit either way.


this is pretty solid advice in terms of life motivation etc. the problem is that many of us are currently sitting on a range of possible outcomes...over the next few weeks things could possibly turn out pretty shitty, or pretty great. not sure how to feel and the uncertainty is unsettling. but you are right, no matter what the result we will all figure it out.

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby Grizz » Thu May 26, 2011 12:27 am

plum wrote:the problem is that many of us are currently sitting on a range of possible outcomes...over the next few weeks things could possibly turn out pretty shitty, or pretty great. not sure how to feel and the uncertainty is unsettling.


Me too plum, me too. I have no idea whats gonna happen to me. But I just let it all go. I'm gonna do some good work at my job, watch some TV, eat some good food, and try to catch some zs, and whatever happens to me will happen. I did my best, and I can't do any more than that.

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby Gamecubesupreme » Thu May 26, 2011 12:44 pm

Refusing to check my Crim Pro and Civ Pro grades.

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby bjsesq » Thu May 26, 2011 12:46 pm

Gamecubesupreme wrote:Refusing to check my Crim Pro and Civ Pro grades.


I'll do it, oh long lost remnant of the TTC.

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby beach_terror » Thu May 26, 2011 12:49 pm

Gamecubesupreme wrote:Refusing to check my Crim Pro and Civ Pro grades.

DO IT

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby keg411 » Thu May 26, 2011 3:12 pm

beach_terror wrote:
Gamecubesupreme wrote:Refusing to check my Crim Pro and Civ Pro grades.

DO IT

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby uwb09 » Thu May 26, 2011 3:23 pm

f*ck, below median in Con Law, the GPA free fall is on :(

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby Kronk » Thu May 26, 2011 3:48 pm

uwb09 wrote:f*ck, below median in Con Law, the GPA free fall is on :(


I studied for two hours for my midterm for Con Law and, even though I think I did well final, I am probably similarly fucked. Which is fine, because I don't think I give a fuck.

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby blurbz » Thu May 26, 2011 3:52 pm

uwb09 wrote:f*ck, below median in Con Law, the GPA free fall is on :(



What were your grades first semester?

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby uwb09 » Thu May 26, 2011 3:54 pm

blurbz wrote:
uwb09 wrote:f*ck, below median in Con Law, the GPA free fall is on :(



What were your grades first semester?

around top 15-20%

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby blurbz » Thu May 26, 2011 3:55 pm

uwb09 wrote:
blurbz wrote:
uwb09 wrote:f*ck, below median in Con Law, the GPA free fall is on :(



What were your grades first semester?

around top 15-20%



I'm sorry. You're living my biggest fear. Is that your first grade back or do you have something else to fall back on already?

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby ndirish2010 » Thu May 26, 2011 3:57 pm

A in Civ Pro...4.0 for now haha, still waiting for the freefall.

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby uwb09 » Thu May 26, 2011 4:00 pm

blurbz wrote:
uwb09 wrote:
blurbz wrote:
uwb09 wrote:f*ck, below median in Con Law, the GPA free fall is on :(



What were your grades first semester?

around top 15-20%



I'm sorry. You're living my biggest fear. Is that your first grade back or do you have something else to fall back on already?

I also got spring semester Contracts grade back (median for spring, I had an A- in that class in the fall), this semester is turning into a disaster. For what it's worth though, I felt especially horrific coming out of these two finals (contracts and con law), and I felt normal coming out of Civ Pro and Property, so hopefully those turn out fine.

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby blurbz » Thu May 26, 2011 4:20 pm

uwb09 wrote:I also got spring semester Contracts grade back (median for spring, I had an A- in that class in the fall), this semester is turning into a disaster. For what it's worth though, I felt especially horrific coming out of these two finals (contracts and con law), and I felt normal coming out of Civ Pro and Property, so hopefully those turn out fine.



I hope so! Assuming those new grades are about where you expect them to be, what will that do to your GPA class rank? How does that change how you will approach OCI and etc?

Good luck to you.

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby Grizz » Thu May 26, 2011 6:55 pm

Kronk wrote:
uwb09 wrote:f*ck, below median in Con Law, the GPA free fall is on :(


I studied for two hours for my midterm for Con Law and, even though I think I did well final, I am probably similarly fucked. Which is fine, because I don't think I give a fuck.


Thats the spirit brother.

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby uwb09 » Thu May 26, 2011 7:45 pm

blurbz wrote:
uwb09 wrote:I also got spring semester Contracts grade back (median for spring, I had an A- in that class in the fall), this semester is turning into a disaster. For what it's worth though, I felt especially horrific coming out of these two finals (contracts and con law), and I felt normal coming out of Civ Pro and Property, so hopefully those turn out fine.



I hope so! Assuming those new grades are about where you expect them to be, what will that do to your GPA class rank? How does that change how you will approach OCI and etc?

Good luck to you.

#1 goal is maintaining top 25% so I can keep my scholarship, but this is also pretty crucial for OCI as I go to a T2

Right now I don't know if I'll hit it, I definitely need my Contracts year long grade to average out to a B+, and to get at least B/B+'s in Civ Pro, Property, and LRAW

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby dibs » Fri May 27, 2011 7:50 am

3 weeks today since end of exams. no grades. fu school.

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby TTH » Fri May 27, 2011 9:10 am

uwb09 wrote:
blurbz wrote:
uwb09 wrote:I also got spring semester Contracts grade back (median for spring, I had an A- in that class in the fall), this semester is turning into a disaster. For what it's worth though, I felt especially horrific coming out of these two finals (contracts and con law), and I felt normal coming out of Civ Pro and Property, so hopefully those turn out fine.



I hope so! Assuming those new grades are about where you expect them to be, what will that do to your GPA class rank? How does that change how you will approach OCI and etc?

Good luck to you.

#1 goal is maintaining top 25% so I can keep my scholarship, but this is also pretty crucial for OCI as I go to a T2

Right now I don't know if I'll hit it, I definitely need my Contracts year long grade to average out to a B+, and to get at least B/B+'s in Civ Pro, Property, and LRAW


You'll hit that shit dog.


I got a 95 on my K's midterm which counted for 60% of the yearlong grade, if I don't wind up with an in that shit, I'mma drop bodies behind it.

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby Omerta » Fri May 27, 2011 10:46 am

forty-two wrote:B+ in Property. I feel like a total jerk for being upset about this, but I was counting on an A and I really thought I got one. There goes my transfer aspirations :(


Me too! I didn't feel stoked about the exam, but I felt pretty good... Those 4 credits hurt when the zag the wrong way.

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby beach_terror » Fri May 27, 2011 10:48 am

Omerta wrote:
forty-two wrote:B+ in Property. I feel like a total jerk for being upset about this, but I was counting on an A and I really thought I got one. There goes my transfer aspirations :(


Me too! I didn't feel stoked about the exam, but I felt pretty good... Those 4 credits hurt when the zag the wrong way.

Mine is 5 credits (other classes are 4, 3 and 3). If I get a below an A- in Property, I'm going to be fucking pissed.




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