2L Spring Grade Waiting Room

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Re: 2L Spring Grade Waiting Room

Postby attractive_NUisance » Thu May 24, 2012 9:19 pm

Can tell you that some schools did not give 3Ls grades for their last term as of graduation (Northwestern Law)

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Re: 2L Spring Grade Waiting Room

Postby Jeremyl » Thu May 24, 2012 9:38 pm

Following a curve, how could a school give 3l grades first without grading the rest?

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Re: 2L Spring Grade Waiting Room

Postby rad lulz » Thu May 24, 2012 9:40 pm

Jeremyl wrote:Following a curve, how could a school give 3l grades first without grading the rest?

My school just checks to see if they all pass first and then the profs do the grading.

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Re: 2L Spring Grade Waiting Room

Postby kalvano » Thu May 24, 2012 11:25 pm

goodolgil wrote:
kalvano wrote:
CindyLarson84 wrote:So graduation was a week ago which means they all already got their grades for their classes. Is it weird that grades for my classes that had a lot of graduating 3L's aren't up yet? What would be the hold up?


At my school, professors only had to submit grades for graduating 3L's, and some didn't do the 2L grades until later on.


How would that work in curved classes?


Curving is up to prof, really. At my school, any class a 3L is in isn't going to have 1L's.

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Re: 2L Spring Grade Waiting Room

Postby as stars burn » Sat May 26, 2012 11:18 am

Going on 2 weeks since Evidence grade has been posted. I STILL have not checked it yet. Yes, I'm one of those people that could literately start and end school without checking a single grade if I didn't need to...ignorance is blissssssss. When I do check, however, I hope to be pleasantly surprised like Com Law last semester. That would be epic.

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Re: 2L Spring Grade Waiting Room

Postby Jeremyl » Sat May 26, 2012 8:56 pm

rad lulz wrote:
Jeremyl wrote:Following a curve, how could a school give 3l grades first without grading the rest?

My school just checks to see if they all pass first and then the profs do the grading.


That makes sense. So I guess they have to do honors (summa, magna, coif, etc) based on where you stand at the end of fall semester, since they won't know final gpa and rank until after graduation.

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Re: 2L Spring Grade Waiting Room

Postby kalvano » Sun May 27, 2012 12:10 am

Not all schools do Latin honors based on a moving GPA, some have fixed cutoffs.

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Re: 2L Spring Grade Waiting Room

Postby Zarara » Sun May 27, 2012 9:54 pm

Jeremyl wrote:
rad lulz wrote:
Jeremyl wrote:Following a curve, how could a school give 3l grades first without grading the rest?

My school just checks to see if they all pass first and then the profs do the grading.


That makes sense. So I guess they have to do honors (summa, magna, coif, etc) based on where you stand at the end of fall semester, since they won't know final gpa and rank until after graduation.


This is a question I have asked as well. My school actually grades the graduating 3Ls first. The letter grades are already posted, as can be seen in the "grade distributions" chart on our grade release page. The school sets a deadline for 3L grades to be posted that is months earlier than the rest of the grades. I'm sure this is because graduation is only about a week after finals are over, and they do announce latin honors at that time (based on the entire transcript). All of the classes I was in this semester had varying percentages of 3Ls, and I'm not sure how a professor could possibly handle a curve only having read somewhere between 5% and 30% of the papers. A separate curve would seem unfair to the seniors, but integrating them seems difficult as well. At the end of the day, grading is all a mystery anyways. May as well add another layer to it!

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Re: 2L Spring Grade Waiting Room

Postby Antilles Haven » Sun May 27, 2012 10:00 pm

First exam was a month and a half ago and still no grades posted. Not even on the directed research I finished in late march. Am disappoint.

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Re: 2L Spring Grade Waiting Room

Postby BarbellDreams » Mon May 28, 2012 12:13 pm

All grades back, very happy with the outcome given how badly I screwed up 2L Fall semester. Time for 3LoL GPA padding.

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Re: 2L Spring Grade Waiting Room

Postby blurbz » Mon May 28, 2012 12:34 pm

Very happy.

Only bad grade was a B in a two credit class with an all multiple choice final.

Everything else: 3 As, 2 A-s. I booked the class I thought I did the worst in.

All in all, my gpa went up 2Lol year so I can't complain.

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Re: 2L Spring Grade Waiting Room

Postby beach_terror » Tue May 29, 2012 1:38 pm

Checking in. Classes: Evidence, Pharmaceutical law, Health Care & the Law (lol), Accounting for Lawyers (lol)

Should get As in everything but Evidence. My entire GPA hinges on Evidence, which I should have studied much harder for. Latin honors basically depends on me knocking this semester out of the park - I think I'm ~15 spots away from cum laude.

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Re: 2L Spring Grade Waiting Room

Postby Pretzel_Logic » Tue May 29, 2012 6:34 pm

My finals officially ended three week s ago Friday, first one was a month back...no grades yet.

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Re: 2L Spring Grade Waiting Room

Postby as stars burn » Tue May 29, 2012 8:26 pm

The few of you who have reported back happily are making me feel better! Still waiting on the rest of my grades, and, as always, hoping for the best!

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Re: 2L Spring Grade Waiting Room

Postby kalvano » Tue May 29, 2012 11:00 pm

as stars burn wrote:The few of you who have reported back happily are making me feel better! Still waiting on the rest of my grades, and, as always, hoping for the best!


This has been my best semester of law school, by far. Still waiting on one grade, but good or bad, it can't wreck it. I'm almost at a 3.8 for the semester, a good final grade would push me over.

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Re: 2L Spring Grade Waiting Room

Postby Pretzel_Logic » Wed May 30, 2012 6:00 pm

A- and my first ever real A just came in :shock: :mrgreen:

Three to go, but damn good start. So exciteddddd

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Re: 2L Spring Grade Waiting Room

Postby a male human » Wed May 30, 2012 6:16 pm

Pretzel_Logic wrote:A- and my first ever real A just came in :shock: :mrgreen:

Three to go, but damn good start. So exciteddddd

Haha, I just got my first A in law school! But it was for a 2-unit independent study :p

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Re: 2L Spring Grade Waiting Room

Postby snowpeach06 » Wed May 30, 2012 7:05 pm

I'm waiting on Evidence, but it's a 4 credit class - so my friend calculated and it's the difference between like a 3.1 and a 3.8. The wait is killing me, but, I'm not feeling super confident, so, it's probably better that I don't have it yet. I can enjoy my high GPA while it lasts.

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Re: 2L Spring Grade Waiting Room

Postby Holly Golightly » Thu May 31, 2012 1:12 pm

Do not want do not want.

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Re: 2L Spring Grade Waiting Room

Postby solotee » Fri Jun 01, 2012 11:52 pm

Bankruptcy A
Evidence A-
Ethics A-

Other 2 classes: B+ ... :I

Ambivalent on how I feel about this semester's grades. Worst one yet. But I'm past the point of caring anymore. I enjoy working and not caring about law school.

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Re: 2L Spring Grade Waiting Room

Postby Pretzel_Logic » Sat Jun 02, 2012 12:04 am

lol, solotee, those look like my best grades in lawl skool. We have a B curve here though, yours might be more forgiving.

The whole school thought all grades were due today. I'm still missing one. Grrrr...if it's good, though, I have a fair shot to do some class rank jumping. If it's bad, oh well, my scholly is still secure.

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Re: 2L Spring Grade Waiting Room

Postby Sauer Grapes » Mon Jun 04, 2012 1:08 pm

attractive_NUisance wrote:Can tell you that some schools did not give 3Ls grades for their last term as of graduation (Northwestern Law)

Not exactly true. Northwestern lets people walk at graduation but they aren't really graduates until the middle of June when degrees are conferred, which is also after grades are released.

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Re: 2L Spring Grade Waiting Room

Postby swc65 » Mon Jun 04, 2012 4:42 pm

still waiting on two grades. it has been over a month! i got my other two grades back within a week of having taken the test.

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Re: 2L Spring Grade Waiting Room

Postby a male human » Mon Jun 04, 2012 4:50 pm

Also waiting on two grades. One was finished sometime in mid- to late April, and there are two professors (practitioners) for the seminar with like 11 students.

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Re: 2L Spring Grade Waiting Room

Postby Pretzel_Logic » Mon Jun 04, 2012 6:37 pm

Went from my worst semester of law school, actually, any school, to my best semester of law school. 2LOL indeed.




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