1L grade waiting thread

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby Grizz » Wed Jan 05, 2011 3:57 am

delBarco wrote:
dakatz wrote:I have this sinking feeling that I won't be able to live up to the standard that this thread is setting.

I'll give you a helping hand by posting my 2.7 when it comes back.


Counting on a few helping hand jobs to get me in the biglaw door.

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby romothesavior » Wed Jan 05, 2011 4:02 am

rad law wrote:
delBarco wrote:
dakatz wrote:I have this sinking feeling that I won't be able to live up to the standard that this thread is setting.

I'll give you a helping hand by posting my 2.7 when it comes back.


Counting on a few helping hand jobs to get me in the biglaw door.

Dude, come on. T19 + family connections + radness = secure.

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby JCougar » Wed Jan 05, 2011 4:05 am

soaponarope wrote:
dakatz wrote:I have this sinking feeling that I won't be able to live up to the standard that this thread is setting.



If it makes you feel better, some of the posters are probably not 100% truthful.


I'm not so sure of this. I think people that get good grades are simply more likely to post them. I find the prospect that people would lie about them on a mostly anonymous internet forum pretty weird. What would anyone have to gain from that?

I also think the TLS type is more likely to be realistically engaged in law school, as people who post on here are automatically going to be more obsessive: after all, they're spending many hours of free time chatting about and researching the very subject. There's a mentality that you catch from this place that many students don't automatically have before they enter the fray. And I think it's a pretty useful mentality, although it does induce some panic (which is also good in a way). It might be a bit of self-selection, or it might be a bit of the fact that TLS actually has some very good resources and advice. It's probably a bit of both, but if someone were able to do a scientific study, I wouldn't be surprised in the least bit if the median TLS poster was significantly above median in their grades.

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby Sashimi » Wed Jan 05, 2011 4:07 am

It's great to see everyone doing so well! It's probably wishful thinking to hope that I can live up to the standards set in this tread. Yep, I'm definitely waiting until I get back from Arizona to check my grades, lol. I can't risk my weekend being ruined. Good luck to everyone still waiting.

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby Mickey Quicknumbers » Wed Jan 05, 2011 4:08 am

rad law wrote:
delBarco wrote:
dakatz wrote:I have this sinking feeling that I won't be able to live up to the standard that this thread is setting.

I'll give you a helping hand by posting my 2.7 when it comes back.


Counting on a few helping hand jobs to get me in the biglaw door being a house husband.

FTFM

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby beach_terror » Wed Jan 05, 2011 4:08 am

Part of what scares me is that I walked out feeling like I booked my Civ Pro exam, walked out of crim feeling like I did sort of okay, and came out of torts a bit freaked out because I actually ran out of shit to talk about with 5 minutes left (on yer standard torts issue spotter). I feel like I could be all over the fucking map with my grades.

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby Mr.Feeny » Wed Jan 05, 2011 4:11 am

missinglink wrote:I was already planning on working harder 2nd semester.

I actually already had some responses from state trial judges for interviews in the near future. I'm thinking that with grades it might be more worthwhile to try for more difficult internships.


What are you planning to do to work harder? It's hard for me to imagine putting even more time or energy into law school than I did last semester. Or will you be cutting out some things you thought were less helpful? I'm trying to figure out my 2nd semester game plan

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby missinglink » Wed Jan 05, 2011 4:37 am

Mr.Feeny wrote:
missinglink wrote:I was already planning on working harder 2nd semester.

I actually already had some responses from state trial judges for interviews in the near future. I'm thinking that with grades it might be more worthwhile to try for more difficult internships.


What are you planning to do to work harder? It's hard for me to imagine putting even more time or energy into law school than I did last semester. Or will you be cutting out some things you thought were less helpful? I'm trying to figure out my 2nd semester game plan


I guess it would be more accurate to say my goal is to work slightly harder, but also much smarter.

I thought there was a lot of wasted effort and time on things that were of limited use. I spent way too much time and money on supplements for instance.

I also want to outline throughout the semester. Although it worked out, I would have wanted to start with practice exams earlier. Instead, I was hustling to finish outlining before Thanksgiving rather than reviewing and applying law to facts.

There's some good info to chew on in this thread: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=141423

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby keg411 » Wed Jan 05, 2011 8:55 am

JCougar wrote:
soaponarope wrote:
dakatz wrote:I have this sinking feeling that I won't be able to live up to the standard that this thread is setting.



If it makes you feel better, some of the posters are probably not 100% truthful.


I'm not so sure of this. I think people that get good grades are simply more likely to post them. I find the prospect that people would lie about them on a mostly anonymous internet forum pretty weird. What would anyone have to gain from that?.


Apparently people lie about LSAT score, so why not grades? Plus, you would think that those who didn't do well would be less likely to post grades due to embarrassment.

Anyway, the rest of my grades are definitely not living up to my first two; it's just luck of the order (the two grades I have are the two classes I felt best about in general).

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby maf70 » Wed Jan 05, 2011 9:24 am

Just got grades back.

Civ Pro: A
Contracts: A-
Property: B+
Legal Research and Writing: A
Torts: TBD

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby 1234543523 » Wed Jan 05, 2011 10:55 am

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby fouronthe4loor » Wed Jan 05, 2011 12:23 pm

ILikeIke wrote:You get your grades on SIS. However, before they release the grades, they post the Course Evaluation on LawWeb. So if you want to know when a grade release is imminent (usually that night, but I've seen it be MUCH slower), you can check the Completed Course Evaluations for this semester.

Sorry for giving you a new page to obsessively refresh. :D (But you're right that it would be a rare section where no one checked and reported back to the section listserv.)

If it helps at all, though, my first grade last year didn't come out until mid-January, so if that's any indication, it may be at least another week until we see movement.

Good luck with the wait and the grades!


FYI - first UVA 1L grade posted last night (Civ Pro). Maybe the others will start rolling in soon?

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby dakatz » Wed Jan 05, 2011 12:25 pm

The professors at my school have some discretion as to how the class is curved. They can give as few as 20% A's and as many as 30% A's. That difference is monumental to me. I feel pretty confident that I can finish among the top third in any class and could theoretically end up with at least a few A's. But finishing in the top fifth seems endlessly more unlikely

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby toppercentile » Wed Jan 05, 2011 1:27 pm

B!!! Is it possible to still make top 10%? 5%?? (No other grades posted yet.)

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby BarCliff » Wed Jan 05, 2011 1:35 pm

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby Geist13 » Wed Jan 05, 2011 1:42 pm

toppercentile wrote:B!!! Is it possible to still make top 10%? 5%?? (No other grades posted yet.)


3.0+4.0+4.0+4.0= 15.0/4= 3.75 GPA

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby Melkaba » Wed Jan 05, 2011 1:53 pm

rad law wrote:
Melkaba wrote:Got my first grade in (Property) and... huh. Not really happy or angry about this grade. It could definitely be worst when considering that LSAT and what-not predicted me much lower compared to the school I'm going to now. Still wish I didn't look at it (or know, damn you Facebook friend poster) or know about it until school started back up, though. Still think I got WTFpwned in Contracts and Torts, though.


Chin up bro, you may have done better than you thought, and there is still one more semester.


I suppose. I guess the depressing thing is that I literally tried my best, so I have no idea where to start on alternative study habits. But on the bright side, again, it could be a lot worst.

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby Triangles » Wed Jan 05, 2011 1:54 pm

I had started to assume that my school would release all the grades at one time, but my roommates got a grade back today so I guess my professors are just have hatred in their hearts for 1Ls.

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby JordynAsh » Wed Jan 05, 2011 1:55 pm

Triangles wrote:I had started to assume that my school would release all the grades at one time, but my roommates got a grade back today so I guess my professors are just have hatred in their hearts for 1Ls.


I feel your pain. Some sections have two grades back, but mine has zero. :(

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby JCougar » Wed Jan 05, 2011 1:55 pm

Are the people at WUSTL who had Greenfield in the same super-section as the people who had Mandelker? Or did the Greenfield people have DeGeest?

IOW, is my super-section the only one not to have received anything yet?

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby mlipsco » Wed Jan 05, 2011 1:59 pm

JCougar wrote:Are the people at WUSTL who had Greenfield in the same super-section as the people who had Mandelker? Or did the Greenfield people have DeGeest?

IOW, is my super-section the only one not to have received anything yet?


Super-section with Mandelker had DeGeest for K's. So yes, your section is the only one with 0 grades...

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby nyyankees » Wed Jan 05, 2011 1:59 pm

JCougar wrote:Are the people at WUSTL who had Greenfield in the same super-section as the people who had Mandelker? Or did the Greenfield people have DeGeest?

IOW, is my super-section the only one not to have received anything yet?


i think half of our supersection got their legal writing grades back today, so i believe now we are the only small section that hasnt got a grade back yet.

that being said, who didnt see this coming from our property and legal writing professors?

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby itsirtou » Wed Jan 05, 2011 2:02 pm

CivPro course evaluations showed up this morning (or last night, I didn't check) so those section's grades will be up...but my section isn't one of them.

dammit
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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby mlipsco » Wed Jan 05, 2011 2:02 pm

nyyankees wrote:
JCougar wrote:Are the people at WUSTL who had Greenfield in the same super-section as the people who had Mandelker? Or did the Greenfield people have DeGeest?

IOW, is my super-section the only one not to have received anything yet?


i think half of our supersection got their legal writing grades back today, so i believe now we are the only small section that hasnt got a grade back yet.

that being said, who didnt see this coming from our property and legal writing professors?


I feel bad for you guys. I'm not even content with receiving just one grade so far!

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby romothesavior » Wed Jan 05, 2011 2:08 pm

mlipsco wrote:
nyyankees wrote:
JCougar wrote:Are the people at WUSTL who had Greenfield in the same super-section as the people who had Mandelker? Or did the Greenfield people have DeGeest?

IOW, is my super-section the only one not to have received anything yet?


i think half of our supersection got their legal writing grades back today, so i believe now we are the only small section that hasnt got a grade back yet.

that being said, who didnt see this coming from our property and legal writing professors?


I feel bad for you guys. I'm not even content with receiving just one grade so far!

I was actually holding it together pretty well until I got my property exam grade yesterday. Now I am really, really anxious.




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