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Re: After Grades - What did we learn?

Posted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 10:42 pm
by vanwinkle
If all else fails, there's always ATL.

Re: After Grades - What did we learn?

Posted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 10:53 pm
by prezidentv8
betasteve wrote:
vanwinkle wrote:If all else fails, there's always ATL.

+1


Wow, I think we just found a practical use for that website.

Re: After Grades - What did we learn?

Posted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 11:05 pm
by TTT-LS
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Re: After Grades - What did we learn?

Posted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 11:06 pm
by Cavalier
TTT-LS wrote:
vanwinkle wrote:If all else fails, there's always ATL.

NO. Chadwick, do NOT do this. Talk to me first if you are even thinking about it. Yes, some others will be entertained, but rest assured, it is neither in your personal interest nor the school's interest do go to ATL. I absolutely agree that you ought to pursue whatever internal remedies are available, and will help you do that as much as I can, but once those are out, it's over.

What's wrong with going to ATL?

Re: After Grades - What did we learn?

Posted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 11:08 pm
by vanwinkle
Cavalier wrote:
TTT-LS wrote:
vanwinkle wrote:If all else fails, there's always ATL.

NO. Chadwick, do NOT do this. Talk to me first if you are even thinking about it. Yes, some others will be entertained, but rest assured, it is neither in your personal interest nor the school's interest do go to ATL. I absolutely agree that you ought to pursue whatever internal remedies are available, and will help you do that as much as I can, but once those are out, it's over.

What's wrong with going to ATL?

It would probably make the rest of his stay at that law school pretty miserable, I imagine. I didn't mean it that seriously, but then again, if he runs out of options at his school and can't get anywhere, there's not much there left to save anyway.

Re: After Grades - What did we learn?

Posted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 11:09 pm
by Cavalier
vanwinkle wrote:
Cavalier wrote:
TTT-LS wrote:
vanwinkle wrote:If all else fails, there's always ATL.

NO. Chadwick, do NOT do this. Talk to me first if you are even thinking about it. Yes, some others will be entertained, but rest assured, it is neither in your personal interest nor the school's interest do go to ATL. I absolutely agree that you ought to pursue whatever internal remedies are available, and will help you do that as much as I can, but once those are out, it's over.

What's wrong with going to ATL?

It would probably make the rest of his stay at that law school pretty miserable, I imagine. I didn't mean it that seriously, but then again, if he runs out of options at his school and can't get anywhere, there's not much there left to save anyway.

Yeah, that's true. I would only go there as a last resort (after the law school administration and the university administration). Then it's either ATL or threaten litigation!

Re: After Grades - What did we learn?

Posted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 11:11 pm
by chadwick218
betasteve wrote:
vanwinkle wrote:If all else fails, there's always ATL.

+1


Hahaha, yeah, the ATL idea is great and would surely make for a very good story of the day. Nevertheless, this would be an even better way to permanently burn bridges ... including those you have yet to build! Moreover, in recent months NU has had more than its fair share of stories published on ATL.

If someone truly wanted strike a blow, they would target USNWR and the rankings! Although no school would likely fall out of the T14, god forbid a school slips and becomes the next GULC :wink: !

Re: After Grades - What did we learn?

Posted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 11:12 pm
by TTT-LS
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Re: After Grades - What did we learn?

Posted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 11:12 pm
by chadwick218
ATL is a very, very bad idea!

Re: After Grades - What did we learn?

Posted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 11:13 pm
by chadwick218
TTT-LS wrote:
Cavalier wrote:Then it's either ATL or threaten litigation!

Yeah, or suck it up, acknowledge that you got a raw deal, and resolve to keep on truckin'. Alienating faculty and administrators you'll need for recs and advice later, showing firms and other employers that you're lawsuit happy, and risking that ATL & co. will label you (even if unfairly) a crybaby hardly seems worth the slim chance of a better grade in one class.


+1

Re: After Grades - What did we learn?

Posted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 11:18 pm
by prezidentv8
TTT-LS wrote:
Cavalier wrote:Then it's either ATL or threaten litigation!

Yeah, or suck it up, acknowledge that you got a raw deal, and resolve to keep on truckin'. Alienating faculty and administrators you'll need for recs and advice later, showing firms and other employers that you're lawsuit happy, and risking that ATL & co. will label you (even if unfairly) a crybaby hardly seems worth the slim chance of a better grade in one class.


I would not keep on trucking. I would fight it as far as I could, and if it came down to it, I would transfer. That is absolutely ridiculous, unfair, and has an impact on your career. I would not want to have to attend a school that seriously defended that position to its own student body. Especially based on what you probably are paying them to attend. Fight on! Enjoy the battle!

Re: After Grades - What did we learn?

Posted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 11:18 pm
by Lawl Shcool
betasteve wrote:
chadwick218 wrote:
TTT-LS wrote:
Cavalier wrote:Then it's either ATL or threaten litigation!

Yeah, or suck it up, acknowledge that you got a raw deal, and resolve to keep on truckin'. Alienating faculty and administrators you'll need for recs and advice later, showing firms and other employers that you're lawsuit happy, and risking that ATL & co. will label you (even if unfairly) a crybaby hardly seems worth the slim chance of a better grade in one class.


+1

This is a test of your advocacy, of your will, and of your resolve. Are you going to take no for an answer and roll over like the majority of settlement-driven pansy attorneys or are you going to stand up, fight, and live up to the call of the profession, the defense of rights?


+1, I had a similar thought but you expressed it much better than I was going to

Re: After Grades - What did we learn?

Posted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 11:19 pm
by chadwick218
betasteve, aren't you supposed to be drunk right now? I thought that SMU was releasing grades today!

Re: After Grades - What did we learn?

Posted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 11:20 pm
by Cavalier
chadwick218 wrote:betasteve, aren't you supposed to be drunk right now? I thought that SMU was releasing grades today!

hahahaha... waiting for the reaction...

Re: After Grades - What did we learn?

Posted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 11:21 pm
by thesealocust
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Re: After Grades - What did we learn?

Posted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 11:24 pm
by rayiner
TTT-LS wrote:
vanwinkle wrote:If all else fails, there's always ATL.

NO. Chadwick, do NOT do this. Talk to me first if you are even thinking about it. Yes, some others will be entertained, but rest assured, it is neither in your personal interest nor the school's interest do go to ATL. I absolutely agree that you ought to pursue whatever internal remedies are available, and will help you do that as much as I can, but once those are out, it's over.


Though I'd like to see our monthly ATL article streak unbroken, I don't think in your case it'd be productive for either side...

Re: After Grades - What did we learn?

Posted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 11:27 pm
by vanwinkle
betasteve wrote:I'm past angry to just dejected and beaten.

This is how watching the news made me feel tonight.

Re: After Grades - What did we learn?

Posted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 11:29 pm
by thesealocust
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Re: After Grades - What did we learn?

Posted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 11:29 pm
by vanwinkle
thesealocust wrote:You have an entire thread to whine about politics, get that shit out of our grade vigil / death march into the sea.

All right, all right.

Re: After Grades - What did we learn?

Posted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 11:32 pm
by chadwick218
thesealocust wrote:
chadwick218 wrote:betasteve, aren't you supposed to be drunk right now? I thought that SMU was releasing grades today!


betasteve, earlier today, wrote:We are now hearing that grades "will probably not be up until sometime later in the week"
MOTHERFUCKERS!!!!!11!!!1ONEONEONEONEONE


oh, snap!

Re: After Grades - What did we learn?

Posted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 11:32 pm
by Cavalier
Did everyone see UVA's announcement about grades posted on their website? It's here: http://www.law.virginia.edu/html/academics/2010grades.htm

Re: After Grades - What did we learn?

Posted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 11:35 pm
by thesealocust
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Re: After Grades - What did we learn?

Posted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 11:36 pm
by vanwinkle
thesealocust wrote:--ImageRemoved--

Ahahahahahha I feel better already. :mrgreen:

Re: After Grades - What did we learn?

Posted: Wed Jan 20, 2010 12:04 am
by vanwinkle
Tonight, we learned that the sheer volatility of grades can make me want to hurl.

Re: After Grades - What did we learn?

Posted: Wed Jan 20, 2010 3:20 am
by SplitterPride
I think the later posters in this thread are doing a disservice by chatting about ur petty bullshit in what was for the first few pages pretty solid posts. Please stay on topic and continue the small talk in another thread, preferably in private msgs. Thanks in advance.