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TempleU555555
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Failing Out

Postby TempleU555555 » Thu Dec 15, 2011 12:03 pm

Lets hypothetically say you fail out.

Can you apply to schools again and go to law school in a year or two? Or are you barred for life


This is just hypothetical, out of curiosity

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DocHawkeye
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Re: Failing Out

Postby DocHawkeye » Thu Dec 15, 2011 12:08 pm

I just finished exams. This is more than hypothetical to me at the moment.

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Re: Failing Out

Postby TempleU555555 » Thu Dec 15, 2011 12:13 pm

Me too, kinda... ahha

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Re: Failing Out

Postby td6624 » Thu Dec 15, 2011 12:20 pm

if you did so poorly as to fail out of law school, there is absolutely no reason to ever try it again

answer to the question is irrelevant

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Re: Failing Out

Postby kalvano » Thu Dec 15, 2011 12:23 pm

You almost certainly didn't fail, unless you're at a TTT school. If they fail you out, they can't collect more tuition from you.

I thought I failed my Property I exam. I was convinced I did. It was not my best grade (actually my worst), but it was not failing, at all.

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Re: Failing Out

Postby TempleU555555 » Thu Dec 15, 2011 12:30 pm

I don't think I studied much at all this semester (well, I did, but certainly didn't THINK about things and make connections the way I should have; nor did I pay much attention in class), so I'm a little worried.

My scholarship is based on a 2.00 GPA after each year (but if I have to re-take a class, this might be an issue, no?)

I'm at Temple. Any reason to think they'd fail someone out?

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Re: Failing Out

Postby td6624 » Thu Dec 15, 2011 12:33 pm

TempleU555555 wrote:I don't think I studied much at all this semester (well, I did, but certainly didn't THINK about things and make connections the way I should have; nor did I pay much attention in class), so I'm a little worried.

My scholarship is based on a 2.00 GPA after each year (but if I have to re-take a class, this might be an issue, no?)

I'm at Temple. Any reason to think they'd fail someone out?


headdesk

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Re: Failing Out

Postby kalvano » Thu Dec 15, 2011 12:33 pm

What does Temple curve to?

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Re: Failing Out

Postby TempleU555555 » Thu Dec 15, 2011 12:34 pm

3.00?

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Re: Failing Out

Postby 20130312 » Thu Dec 15, 2011 12:35 pm

TempleU555555 wrote:3.00?


facepalm

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Re: Failing Out

Postby kalvano » Thu Dec 15, 2011 12:35 pm

You probably ought to find that out and go from there. If they curve to a 2.0, you'll probably lose your scholarship, thought that would be an insane curve.

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Re: Failing Out

Postby TempleU555555 » Thu Dec 15, 2011 12:36 pm

No, no... the curve is definitely between 3.0 and 3.1

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Re: Failing Out

Postby Ludo! » Thu Dec 15, 2011 12:38 pm

You probably won't "fail out" in the sense that they will kick you out of school and stop taking your money, but if you get below median you should probably consider yourself failed out and just move on.

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Re: Failing Out

Postby luthersloan » Thu Dec 15, 2011 12:39 pm

Man, if you get anywhere near a 2.00 at Temple the school is doing you a favor by taking your scolly and showing you the door.

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Re: Failing Out

Postby TempleU555555 » Thu Dec 15, 2011 12:39 pm

understood..
thanks for the insight!

I think I'm just overreacting and being a bitch.

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Re: Failing Out

Postby WayBryson » Fri Dec 16, 2011 2:27 am

My legal writing instructor thought he did so poorly on a test that he actually apologized to the professor afterwards.

He booked the course.

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Re: Failing Out

Postby traehekat » Fri Dec 16, 2011 11:51 am

td6624 wrote:if you did so poorly as to fail out of law school, there is absolutely no reason to ever try it again

answer to the question is irrelevant


titcr

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Re: Failing Out

Postby WSJ_Law » Fri Dec 16, 2011 2:49 pm

TempleU555555 wrote:I think I'm just overreacting and being a bitch.


tcr

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Re: Failing Out

Postby AreJay711 » Fri Dec 16, 2011 2:53 pm

WayBryson wrote:My legal writing instructor thought he did so poorly on a test that he actually apologized to the professor afterwards.

He booked the course.

TBH, your professors are probably smarter than you.

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Re: Failing Out

Postby arvcondor » Sat Dec 17, 2011 1:53 am

TempleU555555 wrote:Lets hypothetically say you fail out.

Can you apply to schools again and go to law school in a year or two? Or are you barred for life


This is just hypothetical, out of curiosity

Would love to know which professor inspired this fear.

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Re: Failing Out

Postby TempleU555555 » Sat Dec 17, 2011 11:47 am

arvcondor wrote:
TempleU555555 wrote:Lets hypothetically say you fail out.

Can you apply to schools again and go to law school in a year or two? Or are you barred for life


This is just hypothetical, out of curiosity

Would love to know which professor inspired this fear.



Are you at Temple, too?

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Re: Failing Out

Postby x7227 » Sat Dec 17, 2011 12:56 pm

arvcondor wrote:
TempleU555555 wrote:Lets hypothetically say you fail out.

Can you apply to schools again and go to law school in a year or two? Or are you barred for life


This is just hypothetical, out of curiosity

Would love to know which professor inspired this fear.


You know, I'm interested in this as well... I thought I royally screwed the pooch on my torts exam, but I in no way thought I FAILED the thing (I'm just certain to get curved-out because I didn't finish the last sub-question and missed a few softball points in an act of pure idiocy). You'd have to try pretty damn hard to actually FAIL an exam here (I believe one of my profs said they had only ever failed one person, and that was because they didn't come to class and it was clear they had absolutely no idea what they were saying on the final). If your scholly really does only require a 2.0 you're not gonna lose it without some serious issues.

Bust your ass on your last exam. Bust your ass next semester for grades. Bust your ass over break looking for a job (hey its possible someone will take you on without looking at your first semester grades if they like you personally or *hint* your overall level of motivation). Just bust your ass in general from here on out. You cant change a thing about what already happened, but you can certainly change what happens in the future.

I'm still interested in finding out what exam/prof caused this level of doubt and terror...for science!

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Re: Failing Out

Postby arvcondor » Sat Dec 17, 2011 3:32 pm

TempleU555555 wrote:
arvcondor wrote:
TempleU555555 wrote:Lets hypothetically say you fail out.

Can you apply to schools again and go to law school in a year or two? Or are you barred for life


This is just hypothetical, out of curiosity

Would love to know which professor inspired this fear.



Are you at Temple, too?

Yup

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Re: Failing Out

Postby philly_law » Sat Dec 17, 2011 3:45 pm

luthersloan wrote:Man, if you get anywhere near a 2.00 at Temple the school is doing you a favor by taking your scolly and showing you the door.

As a Temple 2L, I totally agree with this.

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Re: Failing Out

Postby Previous1EL » Fri Mar 02, 2012 8:47 pm

You are barred for life if you fail out.




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