1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread

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Re: 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread

Postby merc280 » Thu Dec 22, 2011 8:48 pm

Got my first grade and its a C-. It was where I thought I did the worst and I guess that prediction was right. There goes my chances at alot of things good grades would have gotten me.

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Re: 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread

Postby adonai » Thu Dec 22, 2011 8:51 pm

Haymarket wrote:
adonai wrote:zomg how long does it take to grade TWENTY memos?!?!?! its been 5 weeks. even if the prof did 1 every other day would've been done by now

Law student math?

2+2.......is 5! :P

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Re: 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread

Postby SchopenhauerFTW » Thu Dec 22, 2011 8:52 pm

Oh whoops forgot about grades. Pretty sure I got a C- in civ pro. Will check now.

Edit: Nothing yet. Just give me my C- already.

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Re: 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread

Postby adonai » Thu Dec 22, 2011 9:00 pm

merc280 wrote:Got my first grade and its a C-. It was where I thought I did the worst and I guess that prediction was right. There goes my chances at alot of things good grades would have gotten me.

Sorry to hear that. You still have other grades coming out though, so don't give up hope. What course was this for?

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Re: 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread

Postby shoeshine » Thu Dec 22, 2011 9:00 pm

I am now aware that at least one of my grades has been posted. I am too scared to look. I rather wait till after Christmas.

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Re: 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread

Postby piccolittle » Thu Dec 22, 2011 9:04 pm

shoeshine wrote:I am now aware that at least one of my grades has been posted. I am too scared to look. I rather wait till after Christmas.


Good luck!

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Re: 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread

Postby merc280 » Thu Dec 22, 2011 9:05 pm

adonai wrote:
merc280 wrote:Got my first grade and its a C-. It was where I thought I did the worst and I guess that prediction was right. There goes my chances at alot of things good grades would have gotten me.

Sorry to hear that. You still have other grades coming out though, so don't give up hope. What course was this for?




Property. new professor who gave me a B+ on my midterm that wasn't graded and this was his first time teaching.
the class is curved to a B-, so it turns out almost everyone in class did better than I did.

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Re: 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread

Postby piccolittle » Thu Dec 22, 2011 9:06 pm

merc280 wrote:
adonai wrote:
merc280 wrote:Got my first grade and its a C-. It was where I thought I did the worst and I guess that prediction was right. There goes my chances at alot of things good grades would have gotten me.

Sorry to hear that. You still have other grades coming out though, so don't give up hope. What course was this for?




Property. new professor who gave me a B+ on my midterm that wasn't graded and this was his first time teaching.
the class is curved to a B-, so it turns out almost everyone in class did better than I did.


B- curve?!? Jeebus.

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Re: 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread

Postby merc280 » Thu Dec 22, 2011 9:09 pm

piccolittle wrote:
merc280 wrote:
adonai wrote:
merc280 wrote:Got my first grade and its a C-. It was where I thought I did the worst and I guess that prediction was right. There goes my chances at alot of things good grades would have gotten me.

Sorry to hear that. You still have other grades coming out though, so don't give up hope. What course was this for?




Property. new professor who gave me a B+ on my midterm that wasn't graded and this was his first time teaching.
the class is curved to a B-, so it turns out almost everyone in class did better than I did.


B- curve?!? Jeebus.



benefits of a TTTT. And yet everyone is clearly doing much better than I am.

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Re: 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread

Postby Naked Dude » Thu Dec 22, 2011 11:22 pm

northwood wrote:grade prediction

Torts B
Crim B+
Leg Reg C+( have no clue how the one paper scores all is going to go- its literally a toss up and well im going to guess low and hope im waay low
Contracts B-


Oy. Don't even want to try grade predictions, especially for my legal writing class.

Contracts-seemed to be a strong contingent of people who had no idea what was going on. I felt like I probably studied the most for this class--first exam, panicked and spent most of the reading period studying for this one. Did the most practice exams for these, and the prof actually had model answers.

Crim--not super hard MC. Issue spotter that was almost too straightforward (bank robbery with a death--all MPC inchoate and murder), a choose your own policy question. Felt ok but so did everyone else.

Civ Pro--MC that everyone thought was monstrously hard. Thought the MC wasn't that difficult at all, sort of foundered on the fact pattern. Don't know what to think, not nearly as panicked as a lot of other people. Either really good or really bad.

Torts--last exam, new professor, didn't study too much from burnout. Straightforward, almost too straightforward. Got the impression that my professor was not too enthused about the class. That, on top of being bored to tears by the subject made it hard. Don't think I wrote enough, but fairly confident in what I did manage to get down. I think.

I have no idea. I felt miserable after my Civ Pro midterm and got an A. Hopefully my lack of confidence again translates to good grades. Fuck waiting.

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Re: 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread

Postby shock259 » Fri Dec 23, 2011 12:53 am

You guys have some nasty curves. My school curves to a B+. And we don't have an A+. It's going to be a pretty flat curve, me thinks.

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Re: 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread

Postby akili » Fri Dec 23, 2011 12:57 am

I desperately don't want and want to see my grades.

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Re: 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread

Postby lisjjen » Fri Dec 23, 2011 1:35 am

akili wrote:I desperately don't want and want to see my grades.


Is it too late to go back to kindergarten where everybody gets a prize for participation?

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Re: 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread

Postby in_reverie » Fri Dec 23, 2011 2:02 am

Trying to understand the logic where schools like mine hold back all the grades until they can be posted at once. My LRW professor had the memos done a week ago, but nobody is getting their grade until all the fricking professors have finished. And considering I just had my last final *today* (UC Davis - the last law school in the universe still in session), this will be sometime mid to late-January, I think.

I could get anywhere between a B- and an A in any of my classes and I wouldn't be surprised. On one hand, I'm pretty good at writing clean, well-articulated answers even when most student answers I read are clusterfucks. But then I remember how time got the best of me in EVERY single test to varying degrees...Civ Pro had three long fact-patterns and I fell behind on all of them, while in both Contracts and Crim, I really needed an additional five minutes on the last essay.

Good luck, everyone. Really going to do my best to enjoy break, but I know this will be in the back of my head for most of it.

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Re: 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread

Postby NYC Law » Fri Dec 23, 2011 2:31 am

Checking in. Really don't have any clue how I did. The exams I feel pretty decent about everyone else feels good about as well. The one I feel shitty about everyone else does too. A couple people don't feel bad about the one I did shitty on, but I just assume they did it wrong, because the professor openly stated you won't finish, so that's why I feel bad. I took the time to attempt to do the exam right and only hit like 60-70% of the issues.

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Re: 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread

Postby TheFutureLawyer » Fri Dec 23, 2011 2:38 am

lisjjen wrote:
akili wrote:I desperately don't want and want to see my grades.


Is it too late to go back to kindergarten where everybody gets a prize for participation?


This is all I ask.

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Re: 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread

Postby theavrock » Fri Dec 23, 2011 9:00 am

in_reverie wrote:Trying to understand the logic where schools like mine hold back all the grades until they can be posted at once. My LRW professor had the memos done a week ago, but nobody is getting their grade until all the fricking professors have finished. And considering I just had my last final *today* (UC Davis - the last law school in the universe still in session), this will be sometime mid to late-January, I think.


Have my last final at Wisconsin today. FML. Envisioning not getting grades until March.

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Re: 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread

Postby queenlizzie13 » Fri Dec 23, 2011 9:28 am

Naked Dude wrote:
northwood wrote:grade prediction

Torts B
Crim B+
Leg Reg C+( have no clue how the one paper scores all is going to go- its literally a toss up and well im going to guess low and hope im waay low
Contracts B-


Oy. Don't even want to try grade predictions, especially for my legal writing class.

Contracts-seemed to be a strong contingent of people who had no idea what was going on. I felt like I probably studied the most for this class--first exam, panicked and spent most of the reading period studying for this one. Did the most practice exams for these, and the prof actually had model answers.

Crim--not super hard MC. Issue spotter that was almost too straightforward (bank robbery with a death--all MPC inchoate and murder), a choose your own policy question. Felt ok but so did everyone else.

Civ Pro--MC that everyone thought was monstrously hard. Thought the MC wasn't that difficult at all, sort of foundered on the fact pattern. Don't know what to think, not nearly as panicked as a lot of other people. Either really good or really bad.

Torts--last exam, new professor, didn't study too much from burnout. Straightforward, almost too straightforward. Got the impression that my professor was not too enthused about the class. That, on top of being bored to tears by the subject made it hard. Don't think I wrote enough, but fairly confident in what I did manage to get down. I think.

I have no idea. I felt miserable after my Civ Pro midterm and got an A. Hopefully my lack of confidence again translates to good grades. Fuck waiting.


I felt ok after civ pro midterm and got an A-.

But anyways, this is largely how I feel. Except our Civ Pro was a 2250 word count exam and I have no idea how to feel about it. I think I might have second guessed myself too much, there was just so much time...

And I feel like if I just missed one more mc in crim then everyone else, I will be screwed...

Also don't feel good about contracts anymore - made the mistake of looking at the test again and then felt horrible about it afterwords. I managed to write a lot for contracts and torts, but that doesn't necessarily mean anything.

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Re: 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread

Postby bartleby » Fri Dec 23, 2011 10:48 am

im still reeling. B+. nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

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Re: 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread

Postby Ludo! » Fri Dec 23, 2011 11:35 am

bartleby wrote:im still reeling. B+. nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo


Was that for the exam where you missed a whole question? If so I'd say that's not bad.

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Re: 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread

Postby piccolittle » Fri Dec 23, 2011 11:51 am

Ludovico Technique wrote:
bartleby wrote:im still reeling. B+. nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo


Was that for the exam where you missed a whole question? If so I'd say that's not bad.


Frankly I'm praying for a B+ average at this point, so congrats! lol

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Re: 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread

Postby bartleby » Fri Dec 23, 2011 12:59 pm

nah this was for the torts exam that i felt "pretty good" about. and by "pretty good" i'm sure i told people i "destroyed it." i wonder if multiple choice did me in or if i should just sack up and say I AM NOT GOOD ENOUGH

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Re: 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread

Postby beachbum » Fri Dec 23, 2011 1:07 pm

bartleby wrote:nah this was for the torts exam that i felt "pretty good" about. and by "pretty good" i'm sure i told people i "destroyed it." i wonder if multiple choice did me in or if i should just sack up and say I AM NOT GOOD ENOUGH


In fairness, doing shitty on exams you felt good about and rocking exams you felt bad about seems to be a recurring theme on TLS. I'd wait until all your grades are in before you make any doomsday predictions.

Edit: Wait, just saw that your "shitty" performance was a B+. Relax.
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Re: 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread

Postby NYC Law » Fri Dec 23, 2011 1:10 pm

bartleby wrote:nah this was for the torts exam that i felt "pretty good" about. and by "pretty good" i'm sure i told people i "destroyed it." i wonder if multiple choice did me in or if i should just sack up and say I AM NOT GOOD ENOUGH


Chill out, a B+ is good. Unless you go to Northwestern or something where median is like 3.5. But for the most part it's good.
Just remember it's all about the curve. I don't get how it's possible for anyone to feel like they 'destroyed' an exam. If it wasn't that tough then everyone else probably 'destroyed' it as well, leaving you somewhere in the middle.

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Re: 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread

Postby theavrock » Fri Dec 23, 2011 4:26 pm

Stoked to be able to join officially!

I am done, done, done and I am getting drunk, drunk, drunk!!! Happy dance!!!

Oh we still have to get grades?? :(




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