What was an "easy" class?

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What was an "easy" class?

Postby desperate4lawschool » Fri Jan 21, 2011 2:20 pm

Wondering what you thought was one of the easiest classes in law school (i.e. easy A)? Could be a required or elective course. Don't really care.

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Re: What was an "easy" class?

Postby SeymourShowz » Fri Jan 21, 2011 2:27 pm

none.

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Re: What was an "easy" class?

Postby GATORTIM » Fri Jan 21, 2011 2:30 pm

desperate4lawschool wrote: easy A


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grading on a cure

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does not compute

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Re: What was an "easy" class?

Postby Racer 10 Seconds » Fri Jan 21, 2011 2:32 pm

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Re: What was an "easy" class?

Postby jchoggan » Fri Jan 21, 2011 2:57 pm

Racer 10 Seconds wrote:There's this thing called "the curve." Research it before you jump on the law school train.

To soothe you, I do have an answer. We have a P/F one credit week long International Law seminar after first semester at Georgetown. All you have to do to pass is show up. It is easy, and if you equate P's to A's it meets your criteria. Unhappilly, employers will not make this same equation.

I've been in seminars where the grade split was 70% As, 30% A-s... the trick is to find a course that is (historically) small, because the professors are not required to follow the curve. Of course, you also need a professor who does not mind grading on the high end of the curve. It depends more on the teacher than the course/material, so I'd ask around at your school.

Edit: Required courses have to follow the curve pretty strictly, so having an 'easy' teacher doesn't do you much good in that context (other than make you feel confident coming out of the exam, only to get a poor grade anyway)

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Re: What was an "easy" class?

Postby desperate4lawschool » Fri Jan 21, 2011 3:25 pm

Racer 10 Seconds wrote:There's this thing called "the curve." Research it before you jump on the law school train.


This question is as objective as it is subjective. While a curve may be relevant in some instances, its imposition does not preclude a class from being considered "easy". I personally found civ pro easy and one to get an easy A, even though the class was curved. So the sarcasm was unnecessary.

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Re: What was an "easy" class?

Postby Morgan12Oak » Fri Jan 21, 2011 3:42 pm

desperate4lawschool wrote:
Racer 10 Seconds wrote:There's this thing called "the curve." Research it before you jump on the law school train.


This question is as objective as it is subjective. While a curve may be relevant in some instances, its imposition does not preclude a class from being considered "easy". I personally found civ pro easy and one to get an easy A, even though the class was curved. So the sarcasm was unnecessary.



This makes no sense. The question is definitely not objective. It is entirely subjective based on what fits your learning patterns the best and what material you are most comfortable with. Saying it is objective because you found "civ pro easy" makes little to no sense.

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Re: What was an "easy" class?

Postby ChattTNdt » Fri Jan 21, 2011 3:42 pm

desperate4lawschool wrote:
Racer 10 Seconds wrote:There's this thing called "the curve." Research it before you jump on the law school train.


This question is as objective as it is subjective. While a curve may be relevant in some instances, its imposition does not preclude a class from being considered "easy". I personally found civ pro easy and one to get an easy A, even though the class was curved. So the sarcasm was unnecessary.


Did you consider the possibility that Civ Pro was easy for you? There may be individual classes that are more suited to you personally, but that does not mean they are "easy" classes.

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Re: What was an "easy" class?

Postby Racer 10 Seconds » Fri Jan 21, 2011 3:48 pm

I think Tim Tebow's winning the argument here.

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Re: What was an "easy" class?

Postby rejectmaster » Fri Jan 21, 2011 3:53 pm

i found criminal law to have the most straightforward and intuitive BLL of all the classes first semester.

i don't know if it was "easy" or not, but the teacher certainly was all over the place and didn't really teach anyone anything. many people stopped going entirely.

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Re: What was an "easy" class?

Postby BaronDetroit » Fri Jan 21, 2011 4:13 pm

The material may be easy objectively, but the grades arise out of a subjective curve. So certainly intellectually masturbating about how easy a particuliar exam is does you no good because its how you performed in relation to your peers.

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Re: What was an "easy" class?

Postby 09042014 » Fri Jan 21, 2011 4:15 pm

Racer 10 Seconds wrote:There's this thing called "the curve." Research it before you jump on the law school train.

To soothe you, I do have an answer. We have a P/F one credit week long International Law seminar after first semester at Georgetown. All you have to do to pass is show up. It is easy, and if you equate P's to A's it meets your criteria. Unhappilly, employers will not make this same equation.


I'm in two uncurved classes this semester. Suck it.

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Re: What was an "easy" class?

Postby jkay » Fri Jan 21, 2011 7:14 pm

K's.

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Re: What was an "easy" class?

Postby random5483 » Fri Jan 21, 2011 7:32 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
Racer 10 Seconds wrote:There's this thing called "the curve." Research it before you jump on the law school train.

To soothe you, I do have an answer. We have a P/F one credit week long International Law seminar after first semester at Georgetown. All you have to do to pass is show up. It is easy, and if you equate P's to A's it meets your criteria. Unhappilly, employers will not make this same equation.


I'm in two uncurved classes this semester. Suck it.




I wish I were in any uncurved classes. I am in 5 curved and graded classes this semester.

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Re: What was an "easy" class?

Postby prezidentv8 » Fri Jan 21, 2011 7:38 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
Racer 10 Seconds wrote:There's this thing called "the curve." Research it before you jump on the law school train.

To soothe you, I do have an answer. We have a P/F one credit week long International Law seminar after first semester at Georgetown. All you have to do to pass is show up. It is easy, and if you equate P's to A's it meets your criteria. Unhappilly, employers will not make this same equation.


I'm in two uncurved classes this semester. Suck it.


Me too. And two classes with higher-than-normal curves. The trick is to find the ones with the low enrollment.

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Re: What was an "easy" class?

Postby Aqualibrium » Fri Jan 21, 2011 7:41 pm

I'm in 4 uncurved classes and two pass fails this semester...beat that

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Re: What was an "easy" class?

Postby rejectmaster » Fri Jan 21, 2011 7:51 pm

i'm in 8 classes and the distribution is 100% A

plus they pay me

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Re: What was an "easy" class?

Postby quakeroats » Fri Jan 21, 2011 7:51 pm

Torts is a good candidate for easiest subject mater of the six. While the curve will equalize things, torts is objectively easiest. It has interesting topics, fun cases, and fewer tough questions than other subjects. The trade off is that long, difficult issue spotters are easier to construct for torts than just about anything else. However, the easiest classes to do well in seem to be the ones where you find connecting with the prof easier than your peers. Figuring out exactly what your prof wants from you and how to deliver it has two deeper components: why does your prof find the subject matter compelling and what does he really want to impart to you? The more interested you are in finding answers to these questions, the more you'll understand what is expected and how to deliver it and the better you'll do.

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Re: What was an "easy" class?

Postby JG Hall » Fri Jan 21, 2011 7:53 pm

% LLMs> % JDs.

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Re: What was an "easy" class?

Postby Aqualibrium » Fri Jan 21, 2011 7:56 pm

rejectmaster wrote:i'm in 8 classes and the distribution is 100% A

plus they pay me


ok 1L calm down

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Re: What was an "easy" class?

Postby uwb09 » Fri Jan 21, 2011 7:58 pm

any class you can get that is P/F

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Re: What was an "easy" class?

Postby CLS2011 » Fri Jan 21, 2011 8:55 pm

JG Hall wrote:% LLMs> % JDs.


I have found this to be true as well. Perhaps in a just world international LLMs would be graded on a separate curve, but the reality is that most people I know who have taken LLM-heavy courses have performed well above what they average in other coursework.

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Re: What was an "easy" class?

Postby vanwinkle » Fri Jan 21, 2011 8:59 pm

I recommend Evidence.

It's not easy for everyone, but if you're a fan of Law & Order, then you already know 98% of the stuff in that class anyway. All the core stuff is really simple and straightforward, and it's just the students who don't see the "big picture" because they're not passionate about criminal justice who don't do well there. You have to be the right kind of person to do it, but it's definitely an easy A if you're the "I went to law school because I want to be Jack McCoy" type.

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Re: What was an "easy" class?

Postby uvahooo » Fri Jan 21, 2011 9:11 pm

vanwinkle wrote:I recommend Evidence.

It's not easy for everyone, but if you're a fan of Law & Order, then you already know 98% of the stuff in that class anyway. All the core stuff is really simple and straightforward, and it's just the students who don't see the "big picture" because they're not passionate about criminal justice who don't do well there. You have to be the right kind of person to do it, but it's definitely an easy A if you're the "I went to law school because I want to be Jack McCoy" type.


Is it anything like civ pro?

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Re: What was an "easy" class?

Postby Lawl Shcool » Fri Jan 21, 2011 9:30 pm

JG Hall wrote:% LLMs> % JDs.


this is credited




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