2Ls: Did you do better, the same, or worse 1L spring?

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2Ls: Did you do better, the same, or worse second semester of 1L?

Better
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40%
Same
30
37%
Worse
19
23%
 
Total votes: 81

lawloser22
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2Ls: Did you do better, the same, or worse 1L spring?

Postby lawloser22 » Sat Jan 22, 2011 2:16 pm

I know most people generally do about the same second semester, but some people vastly improve. In terms of rank, anyone drop more than a few percent?

ogurty
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Re: 2Ls: Did you do better, the same, or worse 1L spring?

Postby ogurty » Sat Jan 22, 2011 2:19 pm

I'm not sure what you're trying to find out here. The same curve applies. It's a zero-sum game.

lawloser22
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Re: 2Ls: Did you do better, the same, or worse 1L spring?

Postby lawloser22 » Sat Jan 22, 2011 2:41 pm

How consistent individual performance is from first to second semester. While it is a zero-sum game, certainly everyone does not end up with the exact same grades and rank after second semester as they did after first. People move around on the curve. I guess I'm most interested in seeing how many end up saying "same" to get an idea of how big the fluctuations may be.

conn09
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Re: 2Ls: Did you do better, the same, or worse 1L spring?

Postby conn09 » Sat Jan 22, 2011 7:56 pm

There's no good way to answer this. There are just to many pieces. I did better my spring semester, but I did significantly less work than I did in the fall.

cornellbeez
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Re: 2Ls: Did you do better, the same, or worse 1L spring?

Postby cornellbeez » Sat Jan 22, 2011 9:51 pm

I did worse, because I became somewhat lethargic after my first semester (I worked my hardest first semester of law school out of fear), and I took what I considered the "hard" 1L classes at the same time second semester. If you maintain your momentum second semester, I think it might be easier to get good grades, because a bunch of your classmates who did alright first semester will not be working as much.

trickydicky
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Re: 2Ls: Did you do better, the same, or worse 1L spring?

Postby trickydicky » Sun Jan 23, 2011 12:13 am

I did very well both semesters, but I felt like second semester I had more outside class responsibilities (ex moot court).

Like how I feel with 2L right now\

good luck

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A'nold
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Re: 2Ls: Did you do better, the same, or worse 1L spring?

Postby A'nold » Sun Jan 23, 2011 2:38 pm

Worse.

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CG614
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Re: 2Ls: Did you do better, the same, or worse 1L spring?

Postby CG614 » Sun Jan 23, 2011 2:42 pm

ogurty wrote:I'm not sure what you're trying to find out here. The same curve applies. It's a zero-sum game.


I'm not sure what you are trying to say here. Even if the same curve applies, which is not necessarily true at all schools, comparing 2nd semester 1L grades with 1st semester 2L grades can provide some information. For one, it is the first time you are allowed to actually choose your classes. So, please don't throw around buzz words to sound intelligent. Thanks!

Lucidity
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Re: 2Ls: Did you do better, the same, or worse 1L spring?

Postby Lucidity » Sun Jan 23, 2011 3:57 pm

CG614 wrote:
ogurty wrote:I'm not sure what you're trying to find out here. The same curve applies. It's a zero-sum game.


I'm not sure what you are trying to say here. Even if the same curve applies, which is not necessarily true at all schools, comparing 2nd semester 1L grades with 1st semester 2L grades can provide some information. For one, it is the first time you are allowed to actually choose your classes. So, please don't throw around buzz words to sound intelligent. Thanks!


One of us is misunderstanding the question the OP is presenting. He is asking current 2Ls, the difference in their performance from their fall 1L year to their spring 1L year.

That said, the curve generally stays the same, so while there are fluctuations, you should find that there are just as many people who did better as there are people who did worse their spring semester.

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Borhas
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Re: 2Ls: Did you do better, the same, or worse 1L spring?

Postby Borhas » Wed May 11, 2011 7:37 pm

woops

Younger Abstention
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Re: 2Ls: Did you do better, the same, or worse 1L spring?

Postby Younger Abstention » Wed May 11, 2011 7:46 pm

I did slightly better. Some do better, some do worse. But it's unusual to do great first semester, and then just completely bomb second.

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savagedm
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Re: 2Ls: Did you do better, the same, or worse 1L spring?

Postby savagedm » Tue May 17, 2011 12:16 am

While grade wise I cannot yet say, but as far as how I FEEL about my performance, I can say I did far better this term than in fall.

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Pizon
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Re: 2Ls: Did you do better, the same, or worse 1L spring?

Postby Pizon » Wed May 18, 2011 2:48 am

conn09 wrote:I did better my spring semester, but I did significantly less work than I did in the fall.

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Re: 2Ls: Did you do better, the same, or worse 1L spring?

Postby xyzbca » Wed May 18, 2011 11:19 am

I did better. Went from right at the top 10% mark to comfortably over it (top 5%?) my second semester.




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