NYC Law wrote:blowhard wrote:Just an FYI, professors will probably grade going over the word limit harshly as court's also impose strict word limits.
It's the truth...
I still got a median grade, but just for going a paragraph over the prof. put "Follow the rules!!" with a frowny face... could have been an A range grade if not for that.
You got off light. One of my 1L professors explicitly told us that we had a 3,000 word limit, and at 3,001 he wasn't reading past word 2,000 and you'd only get a grade based upon your answers to there. (This wasn't LRW either...a core class.) In general, you must follow any limits imposed in LS as they do it for a reason. I don't have the link anymore but there is a famous opinion where a CoA judge goes off on the lawyer for exceeding the word limit. In most courts, it's sanctionable for not following the local rules.