What class ranking would you be happy with?

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What class ranking would you be happy with?

Top 1%
21
9%
Top 2%
3
1%
Top 5%
15
7%
Top 7.5%
6
3%
Top 10%
31
14%
Top 15%
9
4%
Top 20%
19
9%
Top 25%
41
18%
Top 30%
48
22%
Top 50%
30
13%
 
Total votes: 223

keg411
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Re: What class ranking would you be happy with?

Postby keg411 » Thu Jan 13, 2011 9:53 pm

I cried all winter break because I thought I totally screwed up my exams. I didn't go in expecting to do well, though. If you had asked me before school, I would have said top 1/4. If you asked me after exams, I would have said median. Now, I'd be upset if I dropped to top 15%.

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Re: What class ranking would you be happy with?

Postby Doritos » Thu Jan 13, 2011 9:54 pm

keg411 wrote:I cried all winter break because I thought I totally screwed up my exams. I didn't go in expecting to do well, though. If you had asked me before school, I would have said top 1/4. If you asked me after exams, I would have said median. Now, I'd be upset if I dropped to top 15%.


I want to be you

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Re: What class ranking would you be happy with?

Postby keg411 » Thu Jan 13, 2011 9:55 pm

Doritos wrote:
keg411 wrote:I cried all winter break because I thought I totally screwed up my exams. I didn't go in expecting to do well, though. If you had asked me before school, I would have said top 1/4. If you asked me after exams, I would have said median. Now, I'd be upset if I dropped to top 15%.


I want to be you


I also go to a TT. So I'm pretty much life-pwnd anyway.

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Re: What class ranking would you be happy with?

Postby General Tso » Thu Jan 13, 2011 10:02 pm

keg411 wrote:
Doritos wrote:
keg411 wrote:I cried all winter break because I thought I totally screwed up my exams. I didn't go in expecting to do well, though. If you had asked me before school, I would have said top 1/4. If you asked me after exams, I would have said median. Now, I'd be upset if I dropped to top 15%.


I want to be you


I also go to a TT. So I'm pretty much life-pwnd anyway.


I dunno...based on the OCI threads from last semester, I think top 5-10% at a T2 is better than top 20-25% at a lower T1.

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Re: What class ranking would you be happy with?

Postby Grizz » Thu Jan 13, 2011 10:08 pm

megaTTTron wrote:I think this poll may be biased by the upper class men with grades. I'd love to see the 0L version of this. "Where I think I'll be after first semester:"

Top10% ......... [100%] 23436256736
Top20% ......... [0%] 0
Top50% ......... [0%] 0


So true. Gotta start 0L prep!

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Re: What class ranking would you be happy with?

Postby keg411 » Thu Jan 13, 2011 10:10 pm

We will see. I still have another semester, and I just think it's going to be really really difficult to repeat (lawl skool is freakin' hard). And I'll drop to 15% if I somehow managed to screw up the last 50% of my grade in Contracts too.

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Re: What class ranking would you be happy with?

Postby beach_terror » Thu Jan 13, 2011 10:20 pm

keg, you make me insanely jealous. Rumor mill is ours come out Wednesday.

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Re: What class ranking would you be happy with?

Postby keg411 » Thu Jan 13, 2011 10:27 pm

beach_terror wrote:keg, you make me insanely jealous. Rumor mill is ours come out Wednesday.


I don't mean to make people jealous and I think I'm starting to get to the edge of asshole since I'm sure more of my classmates still read here than I think. I'm going to start keeping my mouth shut more ... or get one of those mod-approved new user names :oops: .

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Re: What class ranking would you be happy with?

Postby BobSacamano » Thu Jan 13, 2011 10:40 pm

0L Bob Sacamano: Top 25% would be gravy, at the very very least above median. Top 10% ideal.
1L Bob Sacamano, pre-exams: Top 25% would be gravy, at the very least above median. Top 10% ideal.
1L Bob Sacamano, post-exams, pre-grades: WILL DO ANYTHING TO ATTAIN SWEET SWEET MEDIAN.
2L Bob Sacamano: Hope I stay in the top 10%!

Hang in there, 1Ls. You probably didn't do nearly as bad as you thought you did.

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Re: What class ranking would you be happy with?

Postby td6624 » Thu Jan 13, 2011 10:45 pm

BobSacamano wrote:Hang in there, 1Ls. You probably didn't do nearly as bad as you thought you did.


Someone has to.

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Re: What class ranking would you be happy with?

Postby dakatz » Thu Jan 13, 2011 10:50 pm

td6624 wrote:
BobSacamano wrote:Hang in there, 1Ls. You probably didn't do nearly as bad as you thought you did.


Someone has to.


But hopefully not the self-selecting, over-achieving sample of students on this site. So many of the people on here make A's look easy that I'm starting to feel like perhaps I actually have a shot at some A's as well (which of course means that I'm in for some disappointment, but I'll leave that for when grades come out)

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Re: What class ranking would you be happy with?

Postby beach_terror » Thu Jan 13, 2011 10:53 pm

td6624 wrote:
BobSacamano wrote:Hang in there, 1Ls. You probably didn't do nearly as bad as you thought you did.


Someone has to.

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Re: What class ranking would you be happy with?

Postby td6624 » Thu Jan 13, 2011 10:58 pm

dakatz wrote:
td6624 wrote:
BobSacamano wrote:Hang in there, 1Ls. You probably didn't do nearly as bad as you thought you did.


Someone has to.


But hopefully not the self-selecting, over-achieving sample of students on this site. So many of the people on here make A's look easy that I'm starting to feel like perhaps I actually have a shot at some A's as well (which of course means that I'm in for some disappointment, but I'll leave that for when grades come out)



yes

hopefully

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Re: What class ranking would you be happy with?

Postby dakatz » Thu Jan 13, 2011 11:00 pm

td6624 wrote:
dakatz wrote:
td6624 wrote:
BobSacamano wrote:Hang in there, 1Ls. You probably didn't do nearly as bad as you thought you did.


Someone has to.


But hopefully not the self-selecting, over-achieving sample of students on this site. So many of the people on here make A's look easy that I'm starting to feel like perhaps I actually have a shot at some A's as well (which of course means that I'm in for some disappointment, but I'll leave that for when grades come out)



yes

hopefully


Lol its sort of my "maybe I'll get A's by association" argument. Completely illogical, but makes me feel a little less horrible

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Re: What class ranking would you be happy with?

Postby td6624 » Thu Jan 13, 2011 11:03 pm

dakatz wrote:
Lol its sort of my "maybe I'll get A's by association" argument. Completely illogical, but makes me feel a little less horrible


eh, whatever works, really. i could have gotten a couple A's or all B-'s and C's. I have absolutely no idea. It's a strange and unfamiliar feeling.

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Re: What class ranking would you be happy with?

Postby ReesesPieces15 » Thu Jan 13, 2011 11:08 pm

dakatz wrote:
td6624 wrote:
BobSacamano wrote:Hang in there, 1Ls. You probably didn't do nearly as bad as you thought you did.


Someone has to.


But hopefully not the self-selecting, over-achieving sample of students on this site. So many of the people on here make A's look easy that I'm starting to feel like perhaps I actually have a shot at some A's as well (which of course means that I'm in for some disappointment, but I'll leave that for when grades come out)



My hopes exactly

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Re: What class ranking would you be happy with?

Postby dakatz » Thu Jan 13, 2011 11:09 pm

td6624 wrote:
dakatz wrote:
Lol its sort of my "maybe I'll get A's by association" argument. Completely illogical, but makes me feel a little less horrible


eh, whatever works, really. i could have gotten a couple A's or all B-'s and C's. I have absolutely no idea. It's a strange and unfamiliar feeling.


Yeah, I'm sort of the same way. I'm in a study group with a few people that I see as very smart and probably amongst the brightest in our class. When taking practice exams together, we were consistently pounding out highly similar answers that were all very detailed, nuanced, etc. and were tailored to what our professor likes. But that left us confused. Are we all coming up with the same things consistently because we have mastered the course material (relatively speaking of course), or does it mean that we are just coming up with the things everyone else is coming up with. So yeah, it could be A's or it could be straight B's. I would be surprised by neither. Any B- or C would shock me though.

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Re: What class ranking would you be happy with?

Postby beach_terror » Thu Jan 13, 2011 11:11 pm

dakatz wrote: When taking practice exams together, we were consistently pounding out highly similar answers that were all very detailed, nuanced, etc. and were tailored to what our professor likes. But that left us confused. Are we all coming up with the same things consistently because we have mastered the course material (relatively speaking of course), or does it mean that we are just coming up with the things everyone else is coming up with.

Summarizes my feelings very well.

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Re: What class ranking would you be happy with?

Postby random5483 » Thu Jan 13, 2011 11:12 pm

Happy? Are 1Ls ever happy even if they rank #1? Summer jobs, spring grades, actual summer job, transfers, OCI, etc etc. No happiness for us!





Ok, maybe I exaggerate! :)

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Re: What class ranking would you be happy with?

Postby Encyclopedia Brown » Thu Jan 13, 2011 11:12 pm

romothesavior wrote:
stratocophic wrote:
romothesavior wrote:Top 1/3 to be content
Top 1/4 to be happy
Top 10% to be ecstatic

And I'd consider dropping if I was below median, and I certainly would at bottom quarter.
:shock: It's like you read my mind!

We're just keenly aware of how to win the lawl school game at Woostle.

Ditto on these numbers. The game's about the same at GW.

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Re: What class ranking would you be happy with?

Postby pinkzeppelin » Thu Jan 13, 2011 11:17 pm

In undergrad, I'm not happy unless I have the top grade in the class. I imagine I'll be the same in LS until it beats it out of me.

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Re: What class ranking would you be happy with?

Postby dakatz » Thu Jan 13, 2011 11:24 pm

pinkzeppelin wrote:In undergrad, I'm not happy unless I have the top grade in the class. I imagine I'll be the same in LS until it beats it out of me.


Boy how I would kill to do it undergrad style. Control is a nice thing. Law school takes it away from you.




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