2L Fall Grade Waiting Thread

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Re: 2L Fall Grade Waiting Thread

Postby Holly Golightly » Wed Jan 11, 2012 8:38 pm

mths wrote:
dailygrind wrote:I need more tales of people who didn't make it to class but still rocked out. Or at least didn't take a severe beating.

didn't go, same grades essentially

To date, I have gotten almost all of my highest grades in classes I did not attend and/or did not read for.

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Re: 2L Fall Grade Waiting Thread

Postby itsirtou » Wed Jan 11, 2012 9:13 pm

first grade...shocked in a negative way, not sure what happened.

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Re: 2L Fall Grade Waiting Thread

Postby beach_terror » Wed Jan 11, 2012 9:33 pm

You all get grades way earlier than I do. Was jealous last year, now I hope I never get mine.

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Re: 2L Fall Grade Waiting Thread

Postby solotee » Wed Jan 11, 2012 11:28 pm

Got my first grade in for the most difficult course I took this semester (Corporations). I took almost every weekend off to fly and see my girlfriend. Missed about 3 weeks of class for callbacks/interviews, never read, and daydreamed through most of the semester including finals week. Got an A... lol

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Re: 2L Fall Grade Waiting Thread

Postby Always Credited » Thu Jan 12, 2012 12:28 am

Holly Golightly wrote:
mths wrote:
dailygrind wrote:I need more tales of people who didn't make it to class but still rocked out. Or at least didn't take a severe beating.

didn't go, same grades essentially

To date, I have gotten almost all of my highest grades in classes I did not attend and/or did not read for.


Spent most of finals playing modern warfare 3, highest GPA so far :?

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Re: 2L Fall Grade Waiting Thread

Postby traehekat » Thu Jan 12, 2012 12:30 am

D-hops wrote:I <3 Northwestern grade inflation so hard right now.


Hmm. So how bad is a B+ at NU?

Actually...

bdubs wrote:
splitmuch wrote:Do any 2Ls know of a rough guide of translating GPA to percentile?


From another NU thread:
rayiner wrote:
eliekedourie wrote:Can anyone clue me in on what GPA is top 10%, 25% and the like. I know they don't post class rank, but I'm just trying to get a sense of where I fall. Thanks.


3.8 - top 10%
3.65 - top 25%
3.5 - top 35%
3.35 - top 50%


If this scale is accurate then I'm pretty happy considering the embarrassingly low amount of work I put into last semester.

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Re: 2L Fall Grade Waiting Thread

Postby 09042014 » Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:24 am

traehekat wrote:
If this scale is accurate then I'm pretty happy considering the embarrassingly low amount of work I put into last semester.


The scale definitely doesn't hold after 1L. There is a lot of grade inflation.

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Re: 2L Fall Grade Waiting Thread

Postby traehekat » Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:43 am

Desert Fox wrote:
traehekat wrote:
If this scale is accurate then I'm pretty happy considering the embarrassingly low amount of work I put into last semester.


The scale definitely doesn't hold after 1L. There is a lot of grade inflation.


mother...

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Re: 2L Fall Grade Waiting Thread

Postby 09042014 » Thu Jan 12, 2012 2:22 am

traehekat wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:
traehekat wrote:
If this scale is accurate then I'm pretty happy considering the embarrassingly low amount of work I put into last semester.


The scale definitely doesn't hold after 1L. There is a lot of grade inflation.


mother...


Well IIRC took hard classes. There are no gentlemans A- in curved hard classes.

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Re: 2L Fall Grade Waiting Thread

Postby dailygrind » Thu Jan 12, 2012 2:48 am

Holly Golightly wrote:
mths wrote:
dailygrind wrote:I need more tales of people who didn't make it to class but still rocked out. Or at least didn't take a severe beating.

didn't go, same grades essentially

To date, I have gotten almost all of my highest grades in classes I did not attend and/or did not read for.


I've had a pretty good feel for most of my grades (they came where I was putting in the work/had a strong prior background). I suspect things are going to be bad for me this semester, but I've got my fingers crossed.

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Re: 2L Fall Grade Waiting Thread

Postby traehekat » Thu Jan 12, 2012 2:48 am

Desert Fox wrote:
traehekat wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:
traehekat wrote:
If this scale is accurate then I'm pretty happy considering the embarrassingly low amount of work I put into last semester.


The scale definitely doesn't hold after 1L. There is a lot of grade inflation.


mother...


Well IIRC took hard classes. There are no gentlemans A- in curved hard classes.


well last semester i took 2 uncurved classes (seminar and trial ad) and 1 curved class (BA). i actually did the best in BA, so i dunno! im assuming a b+ in a seminar is just a huge fail, right?

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Re: 2L Fall Grade Waiting Thread

Postby IAFG » Thu Jan 12, 2012 2:58 am

traehekat wrote:im assuming a b+ in a seminar is just a huge fail, right?

Did you shit on your prof's desk?

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Re: 2L Fall Grade Waiting Thread

Postby as stars burn » Thu Jan 12, 2012 2:59 am

traehekat wrote:
D-hops wrote:I <3 Northwestern grade inflation so hard right now.


Hmm. So how bad is a B+ at NU?

Actually...

bdubs wrote:
splitmuch wrote:Do any 2Ls know of a rough guide of translating GPA to percentile?


From another NU thread:
rayiner wrote:
eliekedourie wrote:Can anyone clue me in on what GPA is top 10%, 25% and the like. I know they don't post class rank, but I'm just trying to get a sense of where I fall. Thanks.


3.8 - top 10%
3.65 - top 25%
3.5 - top 35%
3.35 - top 50%


If this scale is accurate then I'm pretty happy considering the embarrassingly low amount of work I put into last semester.


Ugh. Freakin NU and their grade inflation. Our top 10% normally hovers around a 3.5ish. I'm always ecstatic if I get a B+ or higher.

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Re: 2L Fall Grade Waiting Thread

Postby IAFG » Thu Jan 12, 2012 3:00 am

as stars burn wrote:Ugh. Freakin NU and their grade inflation. Our top 10% normally hovers around a 3.5ish. I'm always ecstatic if I get a B+ or higher.

I wonder if judges are onto us.

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Re: 2L Fall Grade Waiting Thread

Postby mths » Thu Jan 12, 2012 4:09 am

IAFG wrote:
traehekat wrote:im assuming a b+ in a seminar is just a huge fail, right?

Did you shit on your prof's desk?

I lol'd

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Re: 2L Fall Grade Waiting Thread

Postby maf70 » Thu Jan 12, 2012 4:14 am

Always Credited wrote:
Holly Golightly wrote:
mths wrote:
dailygrind wrote:I need more tales of people who didn't make it to class but still rocked out. Or at least didn't take a severe beating.

didn't go, same grades essentially

To date, I have gotten almost all of my highest grades in classes I did not attend and/or did not read for.


Spent most of finals playing modern warfare 3, highest GPA so far :?


Logged over 3 days of online game time on MW3 DURING finals...grades went up. LULZ.

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Re: 2L Fall Grade Waiting Thread

Postby bjsesq » Thu Jan 12, 2012 12:09 pm

bjsesq wrote:Clinic: B+. This is generally a guaranteed A, but I was difficult to reach and missed a couple of the once a week classes.

Gunner class: B/B-. A gunner class that I attended twice. Oddly enough, my worthless UG CJUS major may save me on this one and get me to median. I seriously doubt it, given the other students in the class.

Trial ad classes: A- and B+. Despite my lack of prep, I am just decent at it.


I was dead on in overall gpa. Trial ad was A-, but the ethics portion was a B and bump Clinic up. Know thyself, boo.

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Re: 2L Fall Grade Waiting Thread

Postby goosey » Thu Jan 12, 2012 12:11 pm

still waiting on last two grades. ridiculous. i would like to send resumes out for summer and cant because i dont have a new gpa/rank yet

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Re: 2L Fall Grade Waiting Thread

Postby kaiser » Thu Jan 12, 2012 12:42 pm

Tax was just as bad as I thought it was. Got a B-. I was so stupid to take all large curved gunner classes. So that puts me at B+ for the one class I felt went ok, a B-, and one still pending (likely will be a B).

I am a transfer so I get some leeway in assessing whether my GPA "dropped" for purposes of offers this summer (since GPA from new school and old school are like apples and oranges), and I am confident my grades next semester will rise by virtue of me taking smaller courses in areas I am more interested in, and the fact that I won't miss a month of class for interviews. But despite these reasons for optimism, I am seriously worried that this B+, B, B- semester will get me no offered, even from a firm that claims 100% offers the past 3 years.

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Re: 2L Fall Grade Waiting Thread

Postby keg411 » Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:10 pm

Had three classes so far this semester. None seem gunner-y. Happy with this development.

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Re: 2L Fall Grade Waiting Thread

Postby Big Shrimpin » Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:15 pm

kaiser wrote:Tax was just as bad as I thought it was. Got a B-. I was so stupid to take all large curved gunner classes. So that puts me at B+ for the one class I felt went ok, a B-, and one still pending (likely will be a B).

I am a transfer so I get some leeway in assessing whether my GPA "dropped" for purposes of offers this summer (since GPA from new school and old school are like apples and oranges), and I am confident my grades next semester will rise by virtue of me taking smaller courses in areas I am more interested in, and the fact that I won't miss a month of class for interviews. But despite these reasons for optimism, I am seriously worried that this B+, B, B- semester will get me no offered, even from a firm that claims 100% offers the past 3 years.


Don't sweat it. I had a similar experience after my transfer and still got the full-time offer. During your SA, your evaluators are likely far more concerned with your (1) work product and (2) ability to work in a firm environment. Flawless writing and social skills get you the offer at just about all firms, especially firms that poast a 100% offer rate for the past 3 years.

An anectodal FWIW: last year I spoke with a NYC biglaw recruiting coordinator about grade drops and offers...she told me that only once they had an issue, but it was because an SA basically failed a class...that SA still got the offer, however, but was told to "tighten up" the schoolwork effort going forward. LOLdontsweatit!

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Re: 2L Fall Grade Waiting Thread

Postby goosey » Thu Jan 12, 2012 3:17 pm

my fam law grade is posting soon. i predicted an A. but I am absolutely terrified. please dont be below a B+...please. but really, please be an A

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Re: 2L Fall Grade Waiting Thread

Postby Antilles Haven » Thu Jan 12, 2012 4:09 pm

Class with 10 people in it, taken 34 days ago, the grade was due by the school january 3rd, still not in yet. I thought this was a 1L specific problem :|

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Re: 2L Fall Grade Waiting Thread

Postby snowpeach06 » Thu Jan 12, 2012 4:32 pm

Got an A in Crim Pro. My first law school A - and thankfully slightly counterbalances my B in PR. Now I'm just waiting on copyright, and hopefully it's enough to keep me on the dean's list. Grades going up second year is a big ol' pooey falisity.

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Re: 2L Fall Grade Waiting Thread

Postby moandersen » Thu Jan 12, 2012 5:07 pm

My GPA actually went up a bit even though I took only curved gunner classes (Biz Org, Tax, Crim Pro, Admin) and did very little work compared to 1L year. Doesnt make any sense...




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