Poll: Does the curve help with conlaw?

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Is the curve more generous with conlaw?

Poll ended at Fri May 11, 2012 2:19 pm

Yes, more generous.
2
10%
No, it is harder to get an A in conlaw than other 1L courses.
3
15%
Its the same thing, know it as cold as everything else.
15
75%
 
Total votes: 20

TFR
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Poll: Does the curve help with conlaw?

Postby TFR » Sun Apr 29, 2012 2:19 pm

Conlaw exam coming up, and I am generally comfortable with the material, but not as comfortable as say, contracts or torts. I'd like to take comfort in the fact that noone has conlaw down real cold, and the curve will be more generous than in other classes.

Does anyone have any experience with this to say this makes sense or doesnt?

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Re: Poll: Does the curve help with conlaw?

Postby kalvano » Sun Apr 29, 2012 2:20 pm

A few someone's will always have a class down cold.

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Re: Poll: Does the curve help with conlaw?

Postby thesealocust » Sun Apr 29, 2012 5:24 pm

Law school tests aren't about how well you know the material. All of the material is easy to know and most exams are open book. You can't study your way to good grades.

Con law exams, like all other law school exams, are about the skill of applying law to fact and demonstrating an ability to perform sophisticated legal analysis. The underlying body of material is all but irrelevant.

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Re: Poll: Does the curve help with conlaw?

Postby Pato_09 » Sun Apr 29, 2012 5:32 pm

thesealocust wrote:Law school tests aren't about how well you know the material. All of the material is easy to know and most exams are open book. You can't study your way to good grades.

Con law exams, like all other law school exams, are about the skill of applying law to fact and demonstrating an ability to perform sophisticated legal analysis. The underlying body of material is all but irrelevant.


Nah. It usually depends on the professor. Knowing the material is pretty important.

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Re: Poll: Does the curve help with conlaw?

Postby NYC2014 » Sun Apr 29, 2012 11:15 pm

IDK. I had well over a 4.0 GPA last semester and this semester I don't know shit about Con Law, especially the second half of the semester (feelin' sexy in Contracts and Property, though).

So just to give you my 2 cents, I think Con Law is generally harder to pin down than the other classes I've had so far.

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Re: Poll: Does the curve help with conlaw?

Postby rad lulz » Sun Apr 29, 2012 11:22 pm

I thought Con Law 1 was easy and made an A, my best grade of 1L. HTH.

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Re: Poll: Does the curve help with conlaw?

Postby AreJay711 » Sun Apr 29, 2012 11:23 pm

The curve is a cruel bitch always and everywhere.

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Re: Poll: Does the curve help with conlaw?

Postby rad lulz » Sun Apr 29, 2012 11:26 pm

Also I did basically 25% of the readings. HTH

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Re: Poll: Does the curve help with conlaw?

Postby TFR » Mon Apr 30, 2012 9:09 am

Thanks for the replies, it seems that about 10 percent of the class listened to the lectures, and few of those understood it... I personally learned it myself from day, while trying to get what I could from class, so I would hope I am ahead of the pack somewhat...

To the people that voted "yes," care to elaborate how this panned out?

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Re: Poll: Does the curve help with conlaw?

Postby Cupidity » Mon Apr 30, 2012 9:19 am

You should be studying more right now, instead of making threads that make you feel better about not studying.




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