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richardhildreth
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Exam Mess

Postby richardhildreth » Sat May 14, 2011 4:05 pm

I am reposting this here, because I think the class of 2013 board has a lot less views than this one.

I am a 1L at at a tier 2 law school. So we have this property professor, who is terrible teacher. He is incoherent, disorganized, and awful. I learned no property from him. Anything I learned I taught myself from reading the E&E. So whatever, this is the way it is, and the administration can't really do anything about it, because he's tenured. He has been getting terrible reviews for years, and he does not get fired, and he does not retire. About a week ago, I was prepping for exams, and I looked at the exam he had on reserve. I kind of worked through it, and looked over the model answer. I made a copy of it, and brought it to the exam, which was open book.

On the actual exam, there were two questions, 1.5 hrs per question. I did the first question, which was tough, because any property I learned I learned on my own, or with the help of studying with others. The second question was the practice question. It was the exact practice question that the prof gave us! What a f-ing joke. And here's the best part - the administration realized what happened about half way through the test, and the associate dean walked in, and wrote on the board "write an answer to question two." So I wrote out the answer I had in the practice exam. However, some people did not bring that exam. And some people had not even read it. So now we have a completely ridiculous situation, where a prof has f'ed up so completely that there is no real way to fix it.

The dean has said that they will throw out the 2nd question, but that will only reward the people who realized that the 2nd question would be thrown out. And the associate dean explicitly said to write the second question. Additionally, there are 3 or 4 people, who, due to various excuses, have not taken the test yet. So there is the complicated issue of whether those people will get a full three hours to do the test (but they probably have heard by now about the mixup) or whether they only get 1.5 hours. There is no fair way to fix this,

I pay 28K a year to go here, but I feel like I go the the University of Phoenix.

Thoughts on this? Do they throw out question 2, do they go pass / fail, do they do nothing? As far as I can tell, any way they go with this, somebody gets screwed.

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Cupidity
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Re: Exam Mess

Postby Cupidity » Sat May 14, 2011 4:11 pm

As I said last to you posted this, bullshit.

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Re: Exam Mess

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