1L grade waiting thread

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby romothesavior » Sun Dec 26, 2010 8:29 pm

Great thread Waterman, if for no other reason than getting to read Sogui's insightful comments.

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby Lawquacious » Sun Dec 26, 2010 8:32 pm

Holly Golightly wrote:
dailygrind wrote:
rad law wrote: we get them a weekish after classes.


even though some profs will probably give out grades before then, that sounds like an absolutely shitty week. you're gonna see on everyone's faces how well they did, and it's probably going to be the topic of conversation for a few days, and maybe a week or two. sounds extremely awkward.

Yeah, NU starts classes again on the 3rd and we won't get grades until (I believe) mid-to-late Jan. Fucking evil.


Dude that sucks.

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby romothesavior » Sun Dec 26, 2010 8:39 pm

This is nothing more than a wild guess, and I'm sure it is very unhealthy for my mental sanity, but I'll play...

Torts: A (94)
Property: A- (92)
Contracts: B- (82)
Legal Practice: B (87)

This puts me just above median, right in the "Stick with it, or drop out?" zone.

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby plum » Sun Dec 26, 2010 8:42 pm

romothesavior wrote:This puts me just above median, right in the "Stick with it, or drop out?" zone.

seriously?

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby romothesavior » Sun Dec 26, 2010 8:46 pm

plum wrote:
romothesavior wrote:This puts me just above median, right in the "Stick with it, or drop out?" zone.

seriously?

I would almost certainly stick with it if I were above median, but the thought of dropping out would cross my mind, and I'm sure many on TLS would advocate it.

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby snowpeach06 » Sun Dec 26, 2010 8:47 pm

I think my grades are gonna be bad. Hopefully i'll be better next semester. I usually start off sucking, unfortunately.

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby romothesavior » Sun Dec 26, 2010 8:52 pm

JCougar wrote: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.

Bold prediction. But I'm pulling for you. Good luck bud.

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby as stars burn » Sun Dec 26, 2010 10:22 pm

rad law wrote:
dailygrind wrote:
rad law wrote:Everyone I know: "How's law school?"

Me: "Ask me after grades, bro."


i get this, and a lot of "how'd you do?"

i'm shrugging it off right now, but as time goes on grades occupy my thoughts more and more. it's not going to be good for my sanity.


Honestly, my anxiety about literally everything in my life is out of control. Grades, 1L jobs, 2L jobs, women, and today I spent like 45 minutes by the mirror to see if I was going bald or not. It's like I've forgotten how to have fun. Literally.


LOL. Me too, minus the "women" part haha. I'm not sure if I'll ever know how to have fun again...

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby OGR3 » Sun Dec 26, 2010 10:24 pm

jay115 wrote:
dailygrind wrote:
rad law wrote: we get them a weekish after classes.


even though some profs will probably give out grades before then, that sounds like an absolutely shitty week. you're gonna see on everyone's faces how well they did, and it's probably going to be the topic of conversation for a few days, and maybe a week or two. sounds extremely awkward.


i also don't get my grades until classes start. a bunch of 2Ls have told me intersection dynamics will change once grades come out (ie gunners who get B's will stop asking obnoxious questions). so, even if i fail all my classes, i can still hope for a little silver lining.


If I get better grades than all the gunners in my section, I will be extremely happy. Even if I'm 72nd out of 80.

....Well maybe not if I'm 72nd, but I really hope they do poorly.

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby kalvano » Sun Dec 26, 2010 11:15 pm

I love how SMU makes you wait until the next semester is paid for and non-refundable before you get your first grades.

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby beach_terror » Sun Dec 26, 2010 11:22 pm

kalvano wrote:I love how SMU makes you wait until the next semester is paid for and non-refundable before you get your first grades.

Same here. Diploma mills ftw.

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby seespotrun » Sun Dec 26, 2010 11:30 pm

romothesavior wrote:Great thread Waterman, if for no other reason than getting to read Sogui's insightful comments.


This. In the words of disco_barred, "this guy is like a case-study on doing poorly in law school. Law school eats egos."

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby IAFG » Sun Dec 26, 2010 11:32 pm

seespotrun wrote:
romothesavior wrote:Great thread Waterman, if for no other reason than getting to read Sogui's insightful comments.


This. In the words of disco_barred, "this guy is like a case-study on doing poorly in law school. Law school eats egos."

i hope mine was delicious. it was well-seasoned with my tears.

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby mths » Sun Dec 26, 2010 11:32 pm

kalvano wrote:I love how SMU makes you wait until the next semester is paid for and non-refundable before you get your first grades.

oh that is hilarious

we get ours on jan 10th

I don't know if I'm happy about that or not...I guess we at least get a week to cry in the privacy of our own homes before going back to school.

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby seespotrun » Sun Dec 26, 2010 11:36 pm

IAFG wrote:
seespotrun wrote:
romothesavior wrote:Great thread Waterman, if for no other reason than getting to read Sogui's insightful comments.


This. In the words of disco_barred, "this guy is like a case-study on doing poorly in law school. Law school eats egos."

i hope mine was delicious. it was well-seasoned with my tears.

Believe me, the ones that taste the best were seasoned with only pride and denial.

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby RVP11 » Mon Dec 27, 2010 12:30 am

romothesavior wrote:
plum wrote:
romothesavior wrote:This puts me just above median, right in the "Stick with it, or drop out?" zone.

seriously?

I would almost certainly stick with it if I were above median, but the thought of dropping out would cross my mind, and I'm sure many on TLS would advocate it.


Dropping out because you're merely above median at WUSTL would be ill-advised. You can always battle up to top quarter or better during spring semester. And OCI could still turn out for you if you interview well (something you won't really know until you see your OCI results).
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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby keg411 » Mon Dec 27, 2010 12:31 am

beach_terror wrote:
kalvano wrote:I love how SMU makes you wait until the next semester is paid for and non-refundable before you get your first grades.

Same here. Diploma mills ftw.


We get our grades well before it's all non-refundable. Since I go to my state school, this makes me feel a little less TTT than usual :lol:.

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby keg411 » Mon Dec 27, 2010 12:32 am

seespotrun wrote:
romothesavior wrote:Great thread Waterman, if for no other reason than getting to read Sogui's insightful comments.


This. In the words of disco_barred, "this guy is like a case-study on doing poorly in law school. Law school eats egos."


Awesome <3.

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby beach_terror » Mon Dec 27, 2010 12:35 am

keg411 wrote:
beach_terror wrote:
kalvano wrote:I love how SMU makes you wait until the next semester is paid for and non-refundable before you get your first grades.

Same here. Diploma mills ftw.


We get our grades well before it's all non-refundable. Since I go to my state school, this makes me feel a little less TTT than usual :lol:.

I knew I shoulda went to law school over the bridge, sonofa. Although, living a life laden with debt and depression might still be better than living in New Jersey :D

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby Cupidity » Mon Dec 27, 2010 1:00 am

I hate you for making this thread.

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby Fast_Fingers » Mon Dec 27, 2010 1:18 am

Well, there's a girl from my rival alma mater and my highschool in law review, so there are expectations for me to meet.

I know I passed legal writing (it's not graded), and I covered a ton of ground in my torts exam (and got a good amount of constructive criticism from the prof during the practice exam). Crim law worked out well (had plenty of time, and managed to follow the review without difficulties), and I don't think anyone was ready for Civ Pro (though the Beatles references were cool...I managed to stick one in myself). So, my guesses:
A- Crim
A to A- Torts
B- to B+ Civ Pro
B to A- Contracts

At the minimum, I want my scholarship intact...

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby Lawquacious » Mon Dec 27, 2010 1:24 am

romothesavior wrote:
plum wrote:
romothesavior wrote:This puts me just above median, right in the "Stick with it, or drop out?" zone.

seriously?

I would almost certainly stick with it if I were above median, but the thought of dropping out would cross my mind, and I'm sure many on TLS would advocate it.


So if you got below median you would probably or definitely drop-out? Even from WUSTL? Are you Big Law or bust?

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby romothesavior » Mon Dec 27, 2010 1:28 am

Lawquacious wrote:
romothesavior wrote:
plum wrote:
romothesavior wrote:This puts me just above median, right in the "Stick with it, or drop out?" zone.

seriously?

I would almost certainly stick with it if I were above median, but the thought of dropping out would cross my mind, and I'm sure many on TLS would advocate it.


So if you got below median you would probably or definitely drop-out? Even from WUSTL? Are you Big Law or bust?

I don't think there is any way I would drop out after one semester, no, but I'm sure it would at least cross my mind. I would more seriously consider it depending on what my job prospects were like after first year if I was significantly below median. I'm certainly not biglaw or bust and I think I want to be a prosecutor if I can't get a decent private firm job, but I'm not really enjoying law school to this point and I don't know if it would be worth it to go further into debt if I missed being on a journal and was well under median.

But let's hope this isn't something I have to think about much more.

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby $1.99 » Mon Dec 27, 2010 1:46 am

lol about SMU, poned

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby Lawquacious » Mon Dec 27, 2010 1:51 am

@Romo. Cool man, thanks for clarifying. Yeah, def. hope you do well, and I imagine you prob won't face that dilemma (of being below median). If I end up around median, especially after the full first year, I think I would def have a hard time accepting it, and in my case I'm at a considerably lower-ranked school that you (T50 though). I basically decided that I'm going to stick with law school pretty much no matter what (as far as it is in my control) despite my concerns about jobs and my questions about the fit of being a lawyer in general. I just think I'll be way more pleased with myself in the long run knowing I completed the degree v. feeling like a quitter for dropping out. I realize there are economic factors in the balance, but paying a considerable amount for a degree never completed doesn't seem to make as much sense to me as completing it even if it doesn't pay off right away or maybe is only used indirectly as an additional knowledge and skill base for going into a non-legal job.

I've heard that right after 1L grades come out (I think esp. 1st semester grades but am not sure) is when people start to really question whether its worth it. I know I'll really struggle with it if I don't grade well, but I feel I'm committed to finishing the J.D. regardless. And I do have genuine questions and concerns about whether legal practice is right for me aside from the financial and job concerns. However, I know I am def interested in law generally, and I have found pursuing my interests seems to pay off in the long-run for me.




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