When you feel the opposite way about (1L) exams...

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When you feel the opposite way about (1L) exams...

Postby chemE_envlaw » Mon Dec 17, 2012 7:39 pm

So far I've had two: Torts (closed everything) and Civ Pro (open book/note). After Torts I was pretty sure I should just quit school because I felt like I spotted nothing and everyone else felt amazing, and now after Civ Pro I was totally relieved that it seemed super simple...but everyone else is going on about how terribly difficult it was. I...am concerned.

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Re: When you feel the opposite way about (1L) exams...

Postby prezidentv8 » Mon Dec 17, 2012 7:42 pm

My prediction:

Aced torts, median on Civpro.

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Re: When you feel the opposite way about (1L) exams...

Postby nebula666 » Tue Dec 18, 2012 4:42 pm

if you feel like you spotted nothing, what did you write about?

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Re: When you feel the opposite way about (1L) exams...

Postby pifhib2 » Wed Dec 19, 2012 4:14 am

Don't talk to your classmates after finals, especially not as a 1L. When it comes to performance on finals, you don't know shit and your classmates don't know shit. Law students love to talk about how awesome they were for remembering the exception to UCC 8-985 that was mentioned in a single footnote and how it applied to Scalia's dissent in Worldwide Volkswagon. They're all full of shit.

Just chill, finish the rest, see how it pans out. You did fine.

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Re: When you feel the opposite way about (1L) exams...

Postby gobuffs10 » Wed Dec 19, 2012 2:09 pm

pifhib2 wrote:Don't talk to your classmates after finals, especially not as a 1L. When it comes to performance on finals, you don't know shit and your classmates don't know shit. Law students love to talk about how awesome they were for remembering the exception to UCC 8-985 that was mentioned in a single footnote and how it applied to Scalia's dissent in Worldwide Volkswagon. They're all full of shit.

Just chill, finish the rest, see how it pans out. You did fine.


You should really just repost this in every exam results thread, or see if it can be stickied. It's good panic advice.

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Re: When you feel the opposite way about (1L) exams...

Postby DocHawkeye » Wed Dec 19, 2012 6:15 pm

Fuck, I forgot about Worldwide Volkswagon.

My life is over.

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Re: When you feel the opposite way about (1L) exams...

Postby shock259 » Thu Dec 20, 2012 10:38 am

Absolutely no way to know either way.

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Re: When you feel the opposite way about (1L) exams...

Postby TLSwag » Thu Dec 20, 2012 5:51 pm

prezidentv8 wrote:My prediction:

Aced median on torts, median on Civpro.

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Re: When you feel the opposite way about (1L) exams...

Postby LegalThree » Thu Dec 20, 2012 5:59 pm

Great job everyone! Looking forward to next semester. I've got a great collection of outlines, here are just a few:
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ENJOY!!!!!!!

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Re: When you feel the opposite way about (1L) exams...

Postby BarbellDreams » Thu Dec 20, 2012 7:26 pm

I walked out of my Crim exam during 1L praying for a B- and got an A. I walked out of my Contracts exam guaranteeing an A and got a B+. Chill and go on vacation is what you need to do.

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Re: When you feel the opposite way about (1L) exams...

Postby musicfor18 » Fri Jan 25, 2013 1:12 pm

I walked out of an exam last semester feeling as though I had failed it. I spent much of the holiday break tormenting over the idea that I would likely have to retake the course and would permanently have a failing grade on my transcript.

Got grades back this week: A-

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Re: When you feel the opposite way about (1L) exams...

Postby delusional » Fri Jan 25, 2013 1:50 pm

Curious how OP did. I like a good denouement.

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Re: When you feel the opposite way about (1L) exams...

Postby 20130312 » Fri Jan 25, 2013 1:54 pm

My non-law school friends officially don't talk to me about law school any more because of my undue panic over grades. I complained about how tough the exams were when they asked how I did. Then, the day that grades came out, I was sitting with them at a bar mid-afternoon (because winter break, ya know). I got the email and was like holy shit holy shit holy shit should I open it you guys? They were like don't be a pussy. So I opened it and... amazing grades appeared. They looked at the grades, and then looked up at me and called me a bitch.

DOESN'T MATTER, GOOD GRADES.

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Re: When you feel the opposite way about (1L) exams...

Postby Doorkeeper » Fri Jan 25, 2013 2:21 pm

InGoodFaith wrote:My non-law school friends officially don't talk to me about law school any more because of my undue panic over grades. I complained about how tough the exams were when they asked how I did. Then, the day that grades came out, I was sitting with them at a bar mid-afternoon (because winter break, ya know). I got the email and was like holy shit holy shit holy shit should I open it you guys? They were like don't be a pussy. So I opened it and... amazing grades appeared. They looked at the grades, and then looked up at me and called me a bitch.

DOESN'T MATTER, GOOD GRADES.

Worst humblebrag attempt ever.

:lol:

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Re: When you feel the opposite way about (1L) exams...

Postby 20130312 » Fri Jan 25, 2013 2:26 pm

Nothing humble about it ;)

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Re: When you feel the opposite way about (1L) exams...

Postby SportsFan » Fri Jan 25, 2013 2:43 pm

Felt really bad after contracts, but so did everyone, though I realized I missed a few issues. Got a B.
Felt really good after torts but so did everyone, so I expected a median grade. Got a B+.
Felt really good after civ pro but everyone else felt it was hard. Got an A-.

I guess I'm just the exception to the rule about not being able to predict grades. :|

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Re: When you feel the opposite way about (1L) exams...

Postby chemE_envlaw » Sat Jan 26, 2013 12:03 pm

delusional wrote:Curious how OP did. I like a good denouement.


Terribly on both. Hurray I suck at law school exams.

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Re: When you feel the opposite way about (1L) exams...

Postby MinEMorris » Sat Jan 26, 2013 12:49 pm

sorry to hear that OP. Law school grades can be kind of a crap shoot.

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Re: When you feel the opposite way about (1L) exams...

Postby 3|ink » Sat Jan 26, 2013 1:54 pm

MinEMorris wrote:sorry to hear that OP. Law school grades can be kind of a crap shoot.

Definitely

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Re: When you feel the opposite way about (1L) exams...

Postby Gamecubesupreme » Sat Jan 26, 2013 8:22 pm

When people say how they felt like they failed it, do they really mean it or do they just say it?

Cause I always pretend I did terrible and tell others how hard the exam was, but I always knew exactly how well/bad I did on it.

I have actually never been surprised by a law school grade I received in law school.

I've also never really had panic attacks waiting for grades, so maybe that's why...

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Re: When you feel the opposite way about (1L) exams...

Postby 09042014 » Sat Jan 26, 2013 8:42 pm

prezidentv8 wrote:My prediction:

Aced torts, median on Civpro.


I haven't read the results, but I'm guessing below median on both.

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Re: When you feel the opposite way about (1L) exams...

Postby fltanglab » Sun Jan 27, 2013 1:34 am

SportsFan wrote:Felt really bad after contracts, but so did everyone, though I realized I missed a few issues. Got a B.
Felt really good after torts but so did everyone, so I expected a median grade. Got a B+.
Felt really good after civ pro but everyone else felt it was hard. Got an A-.

I guess I'm just the exception to the rule about not being able to predict grades. :|


I'm with you. I didn't know relative to the curve, but I knew relative to my other classes how I did.

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Re: When you feel the opposite way about (1L) exams...

Postby delusional » Sun Jan 27, 2013 10:54 am

chemE_envlaw wrote:
delusional wrote:Curious how OP did. I like a good denouement.


Terribly on both. Hurray I suck at law school exams.
Condolences. It's possible to improve though - I felt the same way you did after first semester but things got better.




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