PANIC!! 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread - 2012

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Re: PANIC!! 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread - 2012

Postby Bronck » Fri Jan 18, 2013 1:21 pm

I think Stone encompasses a larger range now that the 1L curve was relaxed. Totally arbitrary, but if I had to guess it'd probably be top 35-40%.

3.33 median is as good a guess as we have, as far as I can tell. I could see it being slightly lower, but who knows.

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Re: PANIC!! 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread - 2012

Postby shumpshump » Fri Jan 18, 2013 1:22 pm

jetissent wrote:Not sure but I thought Stone (3.41) was ~30%.


It was, with the old curve. IIRC because of the new curve, it's closer to 40%

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Re: PANIC!! 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread - 2012

Postby Bronck » Fri Jan 18, 2013 1:25 pm

I think it's safe to say that, whether Stone is ~35%, or ~40%, it's a pretty good place to be come EIP.

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Re: PANIC!! 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread - 2012

Postby Tiago Splitter » Fri Jan 18, 2013 1:25 pm

Finally got my first grade. The period between reading on the FB group that it was out and actually checking was awful.

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Re: PANIC!! 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread - 2012

Postby jetissent » Fri Jan 18, 2013 1:25 pm

Ah, good to know. God bless the new curve.

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Re: PANIC!! 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread - 2012

Postby roserdozer » Fri Jan 18, 2013 1:27 pm

Fun how this has become a CLS thread.

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Re: PANIC!! 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread - 2012

Postby UVAIce » Fri Jan 18, 2013 1:38 pm

That's what happens when one law school drops a majority of its grades on a single day.

Wait till Monday evening, then UVA will blow this up.

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Re: PANIC!! 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread - 2012

Postby thelong » Fri Jan 18, 2013 1:39 pm

Tiago Splitter wrote:Finally got my first grade. The period between reading on the FB group that it was out and actually checking was awful.


Way way more nervous than I thought I'd be.

Wondering how the next couple of grades will pan out.

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Re: PANIC!! 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread - 2012

Postby Bronck » Fri Jan 18, 2013 1:41 pm

UVAIce wrote:That's what happens when one law school drops a majority of its grades on a single day.

Wait till Monday evening, then UVA will blow this up.


Your registrar gonna work on MLJ jr day?

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Re: PANIC!! 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread - 2012

Postby jkpolk » Fri Jan 18, 2013 1:44 pm

Bronck wrote:
UVAIce wrote:That's what happens when one law school drops a majority of its grades on a single day.

Wait till Monday evening, then UVA will blow this up.


Your registrar gonna work on MLJ jr day?


Yup

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Re: PANIC!! 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread - 2012

Postby 5ky » Fri Jan 18, 2013 1:45 pm

Bronck wrote:
UVAIce wrote:That's what happens when one law school drops a majority of its grades on a single day.

Wait till Monday evening, then UVA will blow this up.


Your registrar gonna work on MLJ jr day?


UVA has class, so I assume they'll be there. LOL at the 1Ls if not.

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Re: PANIC!! 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread - 2012

Postby Bronck » Fri Jan 18, 2013 1:53 pm

5ky wrote:UVA has class, so I assume they'll be there. LOL at the 1Ls if not.


Oh, lol. Don't think I've ever been to a school with classes on MLJ Jr day.

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Re: PANIC!! 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread - 2012

Postby nucky thompson » Fri Jan 18, 2013 1:53 pm

i am terrible with numbers - based on probabilities could someone help me out with this...


last year, class of 250 students, top 5 percent was around 3.7

if this year's class has 200 students - what is the likely impact on gpa percentiles?

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Re: PANIC!! 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread - 2012

Postby otnemem » Fri Jan 18, 2013 1:56 pm

Last grade in was a little lower than expected, but overall I'm thrilled how this semester turned out. Good luck to everyone else today at CLS.

Also, to those who are disappointed, next semester counts a little bit more (14 graded credits v. 12 this semester), and I'm pretty sure our 1L electives are graded on the upper-class curve, so you have an opportunity to make up some ground.

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Re: PANIC!! 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread - 2012

Postby smaug_ » Fri Jan 18, 2013 1:57 pm

nucky thompson wrote:i am terrible with numbers - based on probabilities could someone help me out with this...


last year, class of 250 students, top 5 percent was around 3.7

if this year's class has 200 students - what is the likely impact on gpa percentiles?


If the distribution of grades is the same, why would it change? The number of people in the top 5 per cent would change but I don't think the percentage itself would.

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Re: PANIC!! 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread - 2012

Postby dannynoonan87 » Fri Jan 18, 2013 1:58 pm

Straight B+s

My school's curve is harsh so I'm likely between top 15% and 10% even with a 3.333

Very pleased except for getting a B+ in LRW. Hopefully potential employers will be too.

Thanks to all for help and guidance

::sends good vibes::

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Re: PANIC!! 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread - 2012

Postby hoos89 » Fri Jan 18, 2013 1:58 pm

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Re: PANIC!! 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread - 2012

Postby Bronck » Fri Jan 18, 2013 2:00 pm

otnemem wrote:Last grade in was a little lower than expected, but overall I'm thrilled how this semester turned out. Good luck to everyone else today at CLS.

Also, to those who are disappointed, next semester counts a little bit more (14 graded credits v. 12 this semester), and I'm pretty sure our 1L electives are graded on the upper-class curve, so you have an opportunity to make up some ground.


Grats on your overall grades! Thanks, still waiting for the last exam number to pop up....

Yeah, that's true. I'm sure I'm going to be doing calculations once I get my last grade to see different potential outcomes lol.

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Re: PANIC!! 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread - 2012

Postby uvabro » Fri Jan 18, 2013 2:02 pm

i think the grading wait confirms being a professor is the best legal job in the world. these guys can easily, if they wanted to start a company or 2 while teaching simultaneously so they aren't leaving money on the table.

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Re: PANIC!! 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread - 2012

Postby otnemem » Fri Jan 18, 2013 2:16 pm

I'm sure I'm going to be doing calculations once I get my last grade to see different potential outcomes lol.

Haha, yeah I just spent lunch figuring out what set of grades I need next semester to make Stone, median, etc.

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Re: PANIC!! 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread - 2012

Postby hoos89 » Fri Jan 18, 2013 2:34 pm

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Re: PANIC!! 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread - 2012

Postby Nova » Fri Jan 18, 2013 2:39 pm

stillwater wrote:civ pro: A+
torts: A
contracts: A
Legal Writing: A-


fuck yes


WOW!!!

Congrats on the 4.0!!!

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Re: PANIC!! 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread - 2012

Postby jkpolk » Fri Jan 18, 2013 2:51 pm

stillwater wrote:civ pro: A+
torts: A
contracts: A
Legal Writing: A-


fuck yes


daaaaaamn son

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Re: PANIC!! 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread - 2012

Postby gaud » Fri Jan 18, 2013 3:04 pm

Nova wrote:
stillwater wrote:civ pro: A+
torts: A
contracts: A
Legal Writing: A-


fuck yes


WOW!!!

Congrats on the 4.0!!!

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Re: PANIC!! 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread - 2012

Postby nucky thompson » Fri Jan 18, 2013 3:13 pm

hibiki wrote:
nucky thompson wrote:i am terrible with numbers - based on probabilities could someone help me out with this...


last year, class of 250 students, top 5 percent was around 3.7

if this year's class has 200 students - what is the likely impact on gpa percentiles?


If the distribution of grades is the same, why would it change? The number of people in the top 5 per cent would change but I don't think the percentage itself would.



Like I said, I am bad with numbers - but the thinking is this - The curve/distribution per class remains the same....but if there are 50 less students in the class, then the liklihood that a student gets A's in every class seems like it would go down as well.




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