AllTheLawz wrote: GeePee wrote:
JDflowergirl wrote:Regarding LRW, does this class really screw people over? TLS makes it seem like its one of the hardest things in Law School. Since its graded at Harvard (curses!!!), how do employers use this in making their their decisions? Also any tips on how to do well?
Put the time in and get an H in LRW. Really. If you try hard enough, you will get an H. Try to see if you can schedule a check in appointment or two with your Climenko and make sure you're giving them what they want.
There are few classes where putting additional time in is nearly guaranteed to pay dividends in your grade. In fact, I would argue that spending too much time getting bogged down in the details is objectively bad for some classes and some professors. I'd say 98% of the people at Harvard are good enough writers to get an H in LRW, yet only 35% do.
If you really spend time refining your prose, you're probably going to get an H -- it's just kind of the reality of the situation.
Out of curiosity.. does anyone know definitively whether there is a special curve for LRW?? Ive heard conflicting things.. some people swear that the percentage of people who get an H in LRW is far less than doctrinal classes.
I heard that a couple days ago for the first time, based on something an LRW teacher said. I dunno if I buy it. It could be that it feels that way because the classes are smaller, so it ends up feeling harder. Also, since everyone works on the memos with the same teacher and the same BSAs, the curve can be even more choking than another class, since the end result is 35 essentially identical memos, with two or three at the top or bottom.
I did not have Geepee's experience, although I had that philosophy going in. If I were advising a 1L I would say the opposite - expect to suck, but put in the effort as though there's a correlation. I was so bummed when I got a P on my first memo, but when I look back at it, it was worth that. But still, putting in the work is what makes you better.