1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread

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Re: 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread

Postby ilovesf » Sat Dec 17, 2011 6:28 pm

Lasers wrote:anything above median and i'll be pretty happy. anything below, and i will be crushed. i can't see being below median for at least two of my classes, but we'll see.

yo - do you know if we get e-mails when our grades are sent in? I feel like our LWR grades should be up soon since we were done like a month ago.

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Re: 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread

Postby Lasers » Sat Dec 17, 2011 6:58 pm

ilovesf wrote:
Lasers wrote:anything above median and i'll be pretty happy. anything below, and i will be crushed. i can't see being below median for at least two of my classes, but we'll see.

yo - do you know if we get e-mails when our grades are sent in? I feel like our LWR grades should be up soon since we were done like a month ago.

i actually don't know if we get e-mails. they do a good job of not talking about grades at all or how/when we get them. :?

as for lwr, i don't know if we get them early? it would be nice, and it would make sense if they did come out early, but i think my teacher, and a couple of my friends' teachers, mentioned that the lwr grades would come out around january, which i would presume is when the rest of the grades are released.

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Re: 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread

Postby arvcondor » Sat Dec 17, 2011 10:21 pm

SwampRat88 wrote:Posted this in another thread, but our grades are out. My GPA is 3.861 (3 As, 2 A-). My school doesn't release class rank until January, but here are the previous two years :

Class of 2013 (138 students)*
Top 5% = 3.583
Top 10% = 3.352
Top 15% = 3.241
Top 20% = 3.174
Top Quarter = 3.119
Top Third = 2.954
Top Half = 2.703

*Have completed two semesters of law school; based on Spring 2011 grades
Class of 2012 (117 students)
Top 5% = 3.542
Top 10% = 3.361
Top 15% = 3.291
Top 20% = 3.233
Top Quarter = 3.185
Top Third = 3.103


I'm so glad you took another opportunity to parade your wonderful successes in life.

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Re: 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread

Postby MrPapagiorgio » Sat Dec 17, 2011 10:48 pm

arvcondor wrote:
SwampRat88 wrote:Posted this in another thread, but our grades are out. My GPA is 3.861 (3 As, 2 A-). My school doesn't release class rank until January, but here are the previous two years :

Class of 2013 (138 students)*
Top 5% = 3.583
Top 10% = 3.352
Top 15% = 3.241
Top 20% = 3.174
Top Quarter = 3.119
Top Third = 2.954
Top Half = 2.703

*Have completed two semesters of law school; based on Spring 2011 grades
Class of 2012 (117 students)
Top 5% = 3.542
Top 10% = 3.361
Top 15% = 3.291
Top 20% = 3.233
Top Quarter = 3.185
Top Third = 3.103


I'm so glad you took another opportunity to parade your wonderful successes in life.

Seriously. Also, where do you go in which the top 5% of students begins at a 3.5 and a median of 2.7?

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Re: 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread

Postby lifestooquick » Sat Dec 17, 2011 11:39 pm

Last final is on Tuesday. Then the wait begins. The 1Ls last year didn't get their grades until February...I may be the last one waiting ITT :(

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Re: 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread

Postby AlexanderSupertramp » Sat Dec 17, 2011 11:42 pm

I've got asignments already...no grades,though.

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Re: 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread

Postby Lord Randolph McDuff » Sat Dec 17, 2011 11:56 pm

So if a median has to be a B+, they don't have to give anyone a B do they? They could give 12 A's and 35 B+s should they want to do so..

Trying hard to find a way for me to get B+s...

Also, when a school gives out grades based only on a letter, an 86 is just as good as a 89? That seems so unfair if true. I'm just a 1L but I can tell that these curves are extremely tight.

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Re: 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread

Postby Bildungsroman » Sun Dec 18, 2011 12:01 am

Lord Randolph McDuff wrote:So if a median has to be a B+, they don't have to give anyone a B do they? They could give 12 A's and 35 B+s should they want to do so..

Depends on the school. Some seem to be more specific about the breakdown of grades, where each grade has a minimum and maximum number given out.

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Re: 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread

Postby ran12 » Sun Dec 18, 2011 12:02 am

Lord Randolph McDuff wrote:So if a median has to be a B+, they don't have to give anyone a B do they? They could give 12 A's and 35 B+s should they want to do so..

Trying hard to find a way for me to get B+s...

Also, when a school gives out grades based only on a letter, an 86 is just as good as a 89? That seems so unfair if true. I'm just a 1L but I can tell that these curves are extremely tight.


Yea most schools with straight median curve just have to give one more total median grade than the rest but profs seem to not go along with that. I guess they don't know the only thing firms care about are grades and the only thing the vast majority of students care about is getting a job. But I think some schools do have a step curve where they have to give a certain percentage of grades along the scale.

86 would be a B whereas 89 would be a B+.

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Re: 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread

Postby Gecko of Doom » Sun Dec 18, 2011 12:05 am

Lord Randolph McDuff wrote:So if a median has to be a B+, they don't have to give anyone a B do they? They could give 12 A's and 35 B+s should they want to do so..

At my school (and I think a lot of schools do it this way, but I'm not sure), the grade distribution of any particular class has to have a mean of 3.3, not a median. So that wouldn't work.

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Re: 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread

Postby Lord Randolph McDuff » Sun Dec 18, 2011 12:07 am

Gecko of Doom wrote:
Lord Randolph McDuff wrote:So if a median has to be a B+, they don't have to give anyone a B do they? They could give 12 A's and 35 B+s should they want to do so..

At my school (and I think a lot of schools do it this way, but I'm not sure), the grade distribution of any particular class has to have a mean of 3.3, not a median. So that wouldn't work.


My school bylaws say "median."

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Re: 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread

Postby Gecko of Doom » Sun Dec 18, 2011 12:10 am

Lord Randolph McDuff wrote:
Gecko of Doom wrote:
Lord Randolph McDuff wrote:So if a median has to be a B+, they don't have to give anyone a B do they? They could give 12 A's and 35 B+s should they want to do so..

At my school (and I think a lot of schools do it this way, but I'm not sure), the grade distribution of any particular class has to have a mean of 3.3, not a median. So that wouldn't work.


My school bylaws say "median."

Ah, nice. Yeah, I guess they could probably do that, then.

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Re: 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread

Postby Lord Randolph McDuff » Sun Dec 18, 2011 12:11 am

Gecko of Doom wrote:
Lord Randolph McDuff wrote:
Gecko of Doom wrote:
Lord Randolph McDuff wrote:So if a median has to be a B+, they don't have to give anyone a B do they? They could give 12 A's and 35 B+s should they want to do so..

At my school (and I think a lot of schools do it this way, but I'm not sure), the grade distribution of any particular class has to have a mean of 3.3, not a median. So that wouldn't work.


My school bylaws say "median."

Ah, nice. Yeah, I guess they could probably do that, then.



I really hope they do because I think that could really benefit me.

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Re: 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread

Postby Lord Randolph McDuff » Sun Dec 18, 2011 12:13 am

ran12 wrote:
Lord Randolph McDuff wrote:So if a median has to be a B+, they don't have to give anyone a B do they? They could give 12 A's and 35 B+s should they want to do so..

Trying hard to find a way for me to get B+s...

Also, when a school gives out grades based only on a letter, an 86 is just as good as a 89? That seems so unfair if true. I'm just a 1L but I can tell that these curves are extremely tight.


Yea most schools with straight median curve just have to give one more total median grade than the rest but profs seem to not go along with that. I guess they don't know the only thing firms care about are grades and the only thing the vast majority of students care about is getting a job. But I think some schools do have a step curve where they have to give a certain percentage of grades along the scale.

86 would be a B whereas 89 would be a B+.



I looked at the bylaws on my schools website and it lists B+ as 86 to 89, and says the median must be a B+. Seems incredibly forgiving.

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Re: 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread

Postby Guchster » Sun Dec 18, 2011 12:34 am

lifestooquick wrote:Last final is on Tuesday. Then the wait begins. The 1Ls last year didn't get their grades until February...I may be the last one waiting ITT :(


Same here. DAMN CIV PRO TO HELL!

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Re: 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread

Postby minuit » Sun Dec 18, 2011 2:13 pm

Bless wrote:
minuit wrote:My class has gotten our ACTUAL grades back in LRW. Our professor then told us that she'll let us know when our actual grades are put on the curve.... :cry: :cry: It's almost more painful this way.

Seems to be the trend at FSU right now. The other half of my section got their raw LRW grades back too. I also heard that one of the other sections got their Civ Pro grades back.


Yeah I heard about Civ Pro too! So people can see the curve wreak havoc on a 4 credit course.

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Re: 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread

Postby thesteelers » Sun Dec 18, 2011 7:11 pm

Man, I am gonna be so facked when grades come out. Can't stop thinking about it. Still have one more final and not feeling like I can do it. Ugh. Motivation, you and I were so tight 3 months ago.

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Re: 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread

Postby cinephile » Sun Dec 18, 2011 7:27 pm

thesteelers wrote:Man, I am gonna be so facked when grades come out. Can't stop thinking about it. Still have one more final and not feeling like I can do it. Ugh. Motivation, you and I were so tight 3 months ago.


I know. Zero motivation for the last exam.

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Re: 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread

Postby MrPapagiorgio » Sun Dec 18, 2011 7:30 pm

cinephile wrote:
thesteelers wrote:Man, I am gonna be so facked when grades come out. Can't stop thinking about it. Still have one more final and not feeling like I can do it. Ugh. Motivation, you and I were so tight 3 months ago.


I know. Zero motivation for the last exam.

+1. Worse b/c my last exam is 100% in a 4 credit class. :cry:

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Re: 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread

Postby NoleinNY » Sun Dec 18, 2011 7:44 pm

Spring 1L year, our section didn't get all of our grades until a month and a half into the semester.

True story.

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Re: 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread

Postby ilovesf » Sun Dec 18, 2011 7:44 pm

NoleinNY wrote:Spring 1L year, our section didn't get all of our grades until a month and a half into the semester.

True story.

If this happens to me I will actually go crazy.

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Re: 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread

Postby Seminole_305 » Mon Dec 19, 2011 7:07 am

Got a B+ in Legal Writing and the 2nd highest open memo (the person with the highest beat me by .71 <--- I messed up a cite by not spacing correctly)

I am super excited because I was below the median for the close memo and had no chance at the A after that.

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Re: 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread

Postby adonai » Mon Dec 19, 2011 4:29 pm

Seminole_305 wrote:Got a B+ in Legal Writing and the 2nd highest open memo (the person with the highest beat me by .71 <--- I messed up a cite by not spacing correctly)

I am super excited because I was below the median for the close memo and had no chance at the A after that.

Congrats! Is that second highest grade in the class, or just the memo?

Done with finals so I will be joining you guys here in suffering

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Re: 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread

Postby Seminole_305 » Mon Dec 19, 2011 5:02 pm

Second Highest Open Memo

I believe I am 3rd or 4th in the class overall wise.

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Re: 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread

Postby bostonlawchick » Mon Dec 19, 2011 5:03 pm

Seminole_305 wrote:Second Highest Open Memo

I believe I am 3rd or 4th in the class overall wise.


This has lifted my sprits and given me hope.




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