Shitty LRW grade--how bad are things looking?

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Shitty LRW grade--how bad are things looking?

Postby Skyline55 » Sun Dec 18, 2016 12:05 pm

Hi all,

Admittedly, I didn't put as much effort as I should have into legal writing this past semester, even though it was worth as many credit hours as my doctrinal classes. I don't think I got a C, but I would not be surprised at a C+/B-. The curve at my school is set at 2.9.

I know to never anticipate an "A" in any law school class because there are so few given out. That being said, I think I performed pretty well, and I also received all A's on my midterms.

Let's say I really luck out and get A's or A-'s on my finals. And I have that C+/B- for LRW. Do employers tend to regard LRW as the most important 1L course? Since it teaches a necessary skill and it's so different from the other courses, would they just auto-ding me upon seeing this less-than-stellar grade? I'm pretty worried because I could have totally put a better effort in LRW and I bet it comes back to bite me in the ass.

Any insight would be appreciated. Happy holidays!!

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Re: Shitty LRW grade--how bad are things looking?

Postby lymenheimer » Sun Dec 18, 2016 12:36 pm

Literally doesn't matter what you think you got for grades

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Re: Shitty LRW grade--how bad are things looking?

Postby Mr. Archer » Sun Dec 18, 2016 12:52 pm

Skyline55 wrote: Admittedly, I didn't put as much effort as I should have


Even if you don't get a bad grade, this is still a problem.

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Re: Shitty LRW grade--how bad are things looking?

Postby Skyline55 » Sun Dec 18, 2016 2:32 pm

Thanks all for input!

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Re: Shitty LRW grade--how bad are things looking?

Postby TheSpanishMain » Sun Dec 18, 2016 2:43 pm

Yeah, don't waste time speculating. Wait until you get your grades. You could have done much better in LRW (and, not to be a downer, but much worse in your doctrinals) than you think. Trying to anticipate grades is pointless.

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Re: Shitty LRW grade--how bad are things looking?

Postby thegrayman » Mon Dec 19, 2016 6:11 pm

good or bad, your grades will probably be a surprise.

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Re: Shitty LRW grade--how bad are things looking?

Postby RaceJudicata » Mon Dec 19, 2016 6:24 pm

thegrayman wrote:good or bad, your grades will probably be a surprise.


Ya.. especially first semester. Second semester/2L/3L you may get better at predicting grades (although, not everyone does). You may do better in legal writing, and shitty in classes you think you booked. Nothing you can do now. Just adjust come semester 2. Also, don't let yourself be in a situation again saying "I wish I had put more effort into x class." Particularly in a class like legal writing where input typically equals output (effort = good grade).



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