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Associate Dean Wants to See Me? (1L)

Postby calibleu » Fri Jan 31, 2014 2:02 pm

So I got an email yesterday from the Associate Dean of Student Affairs, stating that she wanted to see me to discuss some kind of opportunity. The email was incredibly vague and I won't be able to meet with her until next week. Does anyone have any idea what this could be about (I'm a 1L if that makes any difference)? The last of my grades just came out yesterday, but I've been too chicken to check them yet, so I'm worried that it might be because I failed/did really badly in all my classes.

Any input on what she would want to see me for would be helpful!

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Re: Associate Dean Wants to See Me? (1L)

Postby daleearnhardt123 » Fri Jan 31, 2014 2:11 pm

calibleu wrote:So I got an email yesterday from the Associate Dean of Student Affairs, stating that she wanted to see me to discuss some kind of opportunity. The email was incredibly vague and I won't be able to meet with her until next week. Does anyone have any idea what this could be about? I have some means of determining what this is about, but would rather ask an online forum what their opinions are, and on top of that, would rather not even give them what little information I have which might be useful
Any input on what she would want to see me for would be helpful!

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Re: Associate Dean Wants to See Me? (1L)

Postby North » Fri Jan 31, 2014 2:19 pm

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Check your grades you rube.

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Re: Associate Dean Wants to See Me? (1L)

Postby calibleu » Fri Jan 31, 2014 2:23 pm

North wrote:...

Check your grades you rube.


I know, I will! I was about to but then the email freaked me out. I just wanted to know whether anyone else has ever been singled out and asked to meet with an Associate Dean because of bad grades? Is that a thing that happens? I was just curious if someone had a similar experience after their 1L semester and what it was about.

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Re: Associate Dean Wants to See Me? (1L)

Postby sublime » Fri Jan 31, 2014 2:24 pm

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Re: Associate Dean Wants to See Me? (1L)

Postby North » Fri Jan 31, 2014 2:30 pm

sublime wrote:Check your grades, then come back.

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Re: Associate Dean Wants to See Me? (1L)

Postby calibleu » Fri Jan 31, 2014 2:53 pm

sublime wrote:
calibleu wrote:
North wrote:...

Check your grades you rube.


I know, I will! I was about to but then the email freaked me out. I just wanted to know whether anyone else has ever been singled out and asked to meet with an Associate Dean because of bad grades? Is that a thing that happens? I was just curious if someone had a similar experience after their 1L semester and what it was about.



Check your grades, then come back.


Just checked: I got a 3.7.

Now, can anyone tell me (regardless of what grades you got), whether an Associate Dean from Student Affairs has ever contacted you for any reason and what that reason was? Thanks!
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Re: Associate Dean Wants to See Me? (1L)

Postby hephaestus » Fri Jan 31, 2014 2:55 pm

calibleu wrote:
sublime wrote:
calibleu wrote:
North wrote:...

Check your grades you rube.


I know, I will! I was about to but then the email freaked me out. I just wanted to know whether anyone else has ever been singled out and asked to meet with an Associate Dean because of bad grades? Is that a thing that happens? I was just curious if someone had a similar experience after their 1L semester and what it was about.



Check your grades, then come back.


Just checked: I got a 3.5. [top 33%]

Now, can anyone tell me (regardless of what grades you got), whether an Associate Dean from Student Affairs has ever contacted you for any reason and what that reason was? Thanks!

What is the median at your school?

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Re: Associate Dean Wants to See Me? (1L)

Postby calibleu » Fri Jan 31, 2014 2:57 pm

I'm so confused. Would the Associate Dean email me personally just to put me in academic counseling or something to get better grades? Has anyone gotten bad grades and been called in for that reason? Is that something that law school student affairs offices do? I'm nervous.
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Re: Associate Dean Wants to See Me? (1L)

Postby brotherdarkness » Fri Jan 31, 2014 3:01 pm

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Re: Associate Dean Wants to See Me? (1L)

Postby calibleu » Fri Jan 31, 2014 3:06 pm

brotherdarkness wrote:You could always respond to the email and ask what she'd like to meet with you about... In your OP, you said that she mentioned an "opportunity." If I had to hazard a guess, I'd assume that the email sounds positive.


Do you think I could send a follow-up email? I kind of panicked and emailed her right back with when I could meet (she gave me 2-3 options) but she never emailed me back--not sure if I can send another email asking for more details.

The email sounded positive but it was so vague! I'm worried that the "opportunity" will be something like "an exciting peer support group for underachievers" or "mandatory academic counseling." But would an Associate Dean really waste her time with something like this instead of another staff member? (Also, not sure if this is relevant but my 1L class size is about 400 full-time students, plus around 70 PT students).

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Re: Associate Dean Wants to See Me? (1L)

Postby patogordo » Fri Jan 31, 2014 3:07 pm

JUST GO MEET WITH THE FUCKING DEAN

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Re: Associate Dean Wants to See Me? (1L)

Postby calibleu » Fri Jan 31, 2014 3:09 pm

patogordo wrote:JUST GO MEET WITH THE FUCKING DEAN


My meeting is not until late next week. The only reason I asked on this forum is because I was wondering if anyone else has ever gotten a similar email and what it was about. If it's going to be something negative like mandatory academic counseling, or a support group, I'd rather be mentally prepared for it going into the meeting.

Obviously, I won't know exactly what it's about until I meet with her, but I still want to know what the possibilities could be and I wasn't sure where else to ask. I checked the student affairs page online but the office covers a wide range of things: orientation, honor code, scholarships, writing competitions, academic counseling, accommodations for students with disabilities, personal counseling, student organizations, etc. So it's not exactly easy to know what I'm going in for.
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Re: Associate Dean Wants to See Me? (1L)

Postby hephaestus » Fri Jan 31, 2014 3:09 pm

brotherdarkness wrote:You could always respond to the email and ask what she'd like to meet with you about... In your OP, you said that she mentioned an "opportunity." If I had to hazard a guess, I'd assume that the email sounds positive.

Responding to them email? Madness.

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Re: Associate Dean Wants to See Me? (1L)

Postby patogordo » Fri Jan 31, 2014 3:11 pm

this isn't mad max. we aren't beyond thunderdome. she's not going to strap you to a giant death wheel when you walk into her office. you don't need to be mentally prepared for anything. if you're curious, just email her back. holy shit.

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Re: Associate Dean Wants to See Me? (1L)

Postby NotMyRealName09 » Fri Jan 31, 2014 3:12 pm

Jesus Christ

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Re: Associate Dean Wants to See Me? (1L)

Postby calibleu » Fri Jan 31, 2014 3:17 pm

patogordo wrote:this isn't mad max. we aren't beyond thunderdome. she's not going to strap you to a giant death wheel when you walk into her office. you don't need to be mentally prepared for anything. if you're curious, just email her back. holy shit.


I know it won't be life-or-death. I was just curious if anyone else had a similar experience, that's all. I'm sorry if it was a stupid question, I just didn't know who else to ask...and as I mentioned before, I already emailed her back and feel slightly awkward sending a second follow-up email a day afterwards asking what the opportunity is.

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Re: Associate Dean Wants to See Me? (1L)

Postby kay2016 » Fri Jan 31, 2014 3:20 pm

NotMyRealName09 wrote:Jesus Christ


It could be something like meeting with prospective students. Unless you failed a class, which it sounds like you didn't.. It's going to be fine. take a chill pill.

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Re: Associate Dean Wants to See Me? (1L)

Postby patogordo » Fri Jan 31, 2014 3:22 pm

i'm trying to help you out, because being afraid to look at your grades is not healthy. you gotta stop worrying so much about shit you can't change.

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Re: Associate Dean Wants to See Me? (1L)

Postby calibleu » Fri Jan 31, 2014 3:31 pm

kay2016 wrote:
NotMyRealName09 wrote:Jesus Christ


It could be something like meeting with prospective students. Unless you failed a class, which it sounds like you didn't.. It's going to be fine. take a chill pill.


So it is possible an Associate Dean would take the time to meet with a student just because of bad grades? I did pretty poorly in one of my courses but it was balanced out by other grades.

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Re: Associate Dean Wants to See Me? (1L)

Postby daleearnhardt123 » Fri Jan 31, 2014 3:32 pm

Has anyone ever received an email from their law school? Anyone?! ANYONE?!?! What did you do!!!!????

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Re: Associate Dean Wants to See Me? (1L)

Postby calibleu » Fri Jan 31, 2014 3:33 pm

patogordo wrote:i'm trying to help you out, because being afraid to look at your grades is not healthy. you gotta stop worrying so much about shit you can't change.


I know but I can't help it! I was never this nervous about college grades, but I guess all of the discussion about 1L semester grades being the most important/not getting a job if you don't have perfect grades/dropping out if you don't have a 4.0 has gotten to me.

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Re: Associate Dean Wants to See Me? (1L)

Postby patogordo » Fri Jan 31, 2014 3:35 pm

calibleu wrote:
patogordo wrote:i'm trying to help you out, because being afraid to look at your grades is not healthy. you gotta stop worrying so much about shit you can't change.


I know but I can't help it! I was never this nervous about college grades, but I guess all of the discussion about 1L semester grades being the most important/not getting a job if you don't have perfect grades/dropping out if you don't have a 4.0 has gotten to me.

worrying about grades is fine. in fact, it's pretty much the only thing you should worry about 1L year.

worrying about viewing your already-set-in-stone grades because you're afraid of what they might be is not fine.

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Re: Associate Dean Wants to See Me? (1L)

Postby calibleu » Fri Jan 31, 2014 3:37 pm

patogordo wrote:
calibleu wrote:
patogordo wrote:i'm trying to help you out, because being afraid to look at your grades is not healthy. you gotta stop worrying so much about shit you can't change.


I know but I can't help it! I was never this nervous about college grades, but I guess all of the discussion about 1L semester grades being the most important/not getting a job if you don't have perfect grades/dropping out if you don't have a 4.0 has gotten to me.

worrying about grades is fine. in fact, it's pretty much the only thing you should worry about 1L year.

worrying about viewing your already-set-in-stone grades because you're afraid of what they might be is not fine.


Yeah I get what you mean. The email from the dean and the grades being posted coincided, so I think that also contributed to my general anxiety about the situation.

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Re: Associate Dean Wants to See Me? (1L)

Postby patogordo » Fri Jan 31, 2014 3:39 pm

it's alright, dude, it happens to the best of us. but that kind of stuff leads to really bad habits like going dark for days on email because you know you fucked something up and are afraid to hear about it, etc. you'll be alright.




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