PANIC!! 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread - 2012

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

Postby mushybrain » Tue Dec 25, 2012 4:16 pm

For some reason I made the mistake of checking grades today and one was posted early. FML

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

Postby mr.hands » Tue Dec 25, 2012 4:26 pm

mushybrain wrote:For some reason I made the mistake of checking grades today and one was posted early. FML


Not good?

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

Postby 005618502 » Tue Dec 25, 2012 6:25 pm

thelong wrote:Have not checked grades. I know that once I try the first time the madness will start. I'm depending on my equally neurotic classmates to let me know that grades are out via facebook.


same

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

Postby mushybrain » Tue Dec 25, 2012 9:38 pm

mr.hands wrote:
mushybrain wrote:For some reason I made the mistake of checking grades today and one was posted early. FML


Not good?

Yeah, just got a Pass. Meh. I am assuming all Ps and will be thrilled with higher, mostly because that helps me sleep at night, but it's still unpleasant.

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

Postby 20130312 » Tue Dec 25, 2012 9:59 pm

mushybrain wrote:
mr.hands wrote:
mushybrain wrote:For some reason I made the mistake of checking grades today and one was posted early. FML


Not good?

Yeah, just got a Pass. Meh. I am assuming all Ps and will be thrilled with higher, mostly because that helps me sleep at night, but it's still unpleasant.

HYS; dr

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

Postby Bronck » Tue Dec 25, 2012 10:13 pm

InGoodFaith wrote:
mushybrain wrote:
mr.hands wrote:
mushybrain wrote:For some reason I made the mistake of checking grades today and one was posted early. FML


Not good?

Yeah, just got a Pass. Meh. I am assuming all Ps and will be thrilled with higher, mostly because that helps me sleep at night, but it's still unpleasant.

HYS; dr


Based on his posting history he's at Boalt. No idea what the ramifications of a P are like there

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

Postby mushybrain » Tue Dec 25, 2012 10:16 pm

Yeah, Berkeley.

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

Postby SandScale004 » Wed Dec 26, 2012 12:16 am

atcushman wrote:
Raiden wrote:I have had three dreams about finals already, man o man.


i cant sleep without killing a fith of jameson b/c everytime i lay down i just start thinking about how the rest of my life depends on my next two set of grades...if i live that long...meanwhile my teachers enjoy their vacation sipping drinks out a curly straw beachside

I keep having dreams too, in some I get great grades, in others, I've failed everything.

I got one grade back thus far and did pretty well so my family as a joke asked if the grading scale was "normal." After much laughter, I had a dream where I talked to several friends and they told me that the grading scale went as high as 115/100 or an A+++, as opposed to just the typical A+ of 100 (pick the appropriate grading scale for your school) And thus my grade was only at the mandatory mean. Woke up in a cold sweat before I realized it was just a dream :shock:

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

Postby gaud » Wed Dec 26, 2012 12:44 am

I'm getting more and more nervous. This waiting stuff is garbage.

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

Postby 20130312 » Wed Dec 26, 2012 2:00 am

My friends outside of law school are starting to ask about my grades. I know they mean well, but holy shit can I not think about this while I'm out having fun?

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

Postby Pleasye » Wed Dec 26, 2012 2:02 am

InGoodFaith wrote:My friends outside of law school are starting to ask about my grades. I know they mean well, but holy shit can I not think about this while I'm out having fun?

The question SO HOW DID YOUR FINALS GO fills me with rage. I now go off on a rant about how it doesn't matter how I think they went it matters how everyone else did and I fucking hate that question every time. People have stopped asking. Feelsnice.

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

Postby Lacepiece23 » Wed Dec 26, 2012 2:20 am

InGoodFaith wrote:My friends outside of law school are starting to ask about my grades. I know they mean well, but holy shit can I not think about this while I'm out having fun?


This...

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

Postby 20130312 » Wed Dec 26, 2012 2:22 am

Pleasye wrote:
InGoodFaith wrote:My friends outside of law school are starting to ask about my grades. I know they mean well, but holy shit can I not think about this while I'm out having fun?

The question SO HOW DID YOUR FINALS GO fills me with rage. I now go off on a rant about how it doesn't matter how I think they went it matters how everyone else did and I fucking hate that question every time. People have stopped asking. Feelsnice.

Well, at least you try. I just kinda look at them and say "Law school is boring, you don't really want to talk about this."

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

Postby manofjustice » Wed Dec 26, 2012 3:25 am

"Boalt's grading system for the JD program is unusual among law schools. Students are graded on a High Honors (HH), Honors (H), and Pass (P) scale. Approximately 60% of the students in each class receive a grade of Pass, 30% receive a grade of Honors, and the highest 10% receive a grade of High Honors; lower grades of Substandard Pass (or Pass Conditional, abbreviated PC) and No Credit (NC) may be awarded at the discretion of professors. The top student in each class or section receives the Jurisprudence Award, while the second-place student receives the Prosser Prize."-Wikipedia

So, "P" means between the 0 and 60th %tile.

That's weird. Brings new meaning to the term "median owned": "'P' = median or you put your ID on the test and that's it, but who cares which, they both suck, here's your 'P'."

I would imagine a couple Ps sprinkled in with Hs will be interpreted as a couple B / B+ sprinkled in with some A-s...not bad. It's just one grade. Any reason why your grade in that class might have been lower than it could have been?

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

Postby 2014 » Wed Dec 26, 2012 4:20 am

Pleasye wrote:
InGoodFaith wrote:My friends outside of law school are starting to ask about my grades. I know they mean well, but holy shit can I not think about this while I'm out having fun?

The question SO HOW DID YOUR FINALS GO fills me with rage. I now go off on a rant about how it doesn't matter how I think they went it matters how everyone else did and I fucking hate that question every time. People have stopped asking. Feelsnice.

I've just gradually gotten to a snarky "I'll let you know in February when they tell us how we did". Tends to get them off the subject real quick.

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

Postby UnamSanctam » Wed Dec 26, 2012 10:59 am

Ugh, I was doing well not thinking about grades. Had my first dream about them last night. Feels pretty bad.

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

Postby Tiago Splitter » Wed Dec 26, 2012 3:10 pm

manofjustice wrote:Brings new meaning to the term "median owned": "'P' = median or you put your ID on the test and that's it, but who cares which, they both suck, here's your 'P'."

I guess now we know why it's spelled "median-pwned"

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

Postby minnbills » Wed Dec 26, 2012 3:11 pm

I just want to know, get it over with.

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

Postby gaud » Wed Dec 26, 2012 3:12 pm

minnbills wrote:I just want to know, get it over with.


Amen. I check my grades every day. . . I'm a sad, sappy, sap-sucker.

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

Postby manofjustice » Wed Dec 26, 2012 5:54 pm

Tiago Splitter wrote:
manofjustice wrote:Brings new meaning to the term "median owned": "'P' = median or you put your ID on the test and that's it, but who cares which, they both suck, here's your 'P'."

I guess now we know why it's spelled "median-pwned"


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

Postby eerie_erie » Thu Dec 27, 2012 2:32 pm

Tip from a 2L: try to do something you really enjoy while you're waiting for grades. You spent 3+ months stressing, working, and barely sleeping--why not take some time now to hibernate or whatever it is that will make you feel better?

Yes, I know some of you will read this and proceed to write 5-10 panicky cover letters for the summer or press refresh about 3 times a minute, but hopefully some of you will take my advice.

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

Postby 2014 » Thu Dec 27, 2012 2:51 pm

Had my first "Fucked up my test" dream last night.

I do not like myself right now.

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

Postby sjwest » Thu Dec 27, 2012 3:00 pm

eerie_erie wrote:Tip from a 2L: try to do something you really enjoy while you're waiting for grades. You spent 3+ months stressing, working, and barely sleeping--why not take some time now to hibernate or whatever it is that will make you feel better?

Yes, I know some of you will read this and proceed to write 5-10 panicky cover letters for the summer or press refresh about 3 times a minute, but hopefully some of you will take my advice.


Playing FarCry3. Best advice ever.

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

Postby mephistopheles » Thu Dec 27, 2012 3:02 pm

2014 wrote:Had my first "Fucked up my test" dream last night.

I do not like myself right now.



i've been doing this basically daily.

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

Postby dingbat » Thu Dec 27, 2012 3:03 pm

sjwest wrote:
eerie_erie wrote:Tip from a 2L: try to do something you really enjoy while you're waiting for grades. You spent 3+ months stressing, working, and barely sleeping--why not take some time now to hibernate or whatever it is that will make you feel better?

Yes, I know some of you will read this and proceed to write 5-10 panicky cover letters for the summer or press refresh about 3 times a minute, but hopefully some of you will take my advice.


Playing FarCry3. Best advice ever.

I've only once looked to see if grades are out. Keeping myself thoroughly entertained watching movies, playing games, and doing stuff around the house instead




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