Legal Eagle87 wrote:
Yea. Would you say clinical grades are even more unpredictable, vague, & dependent on factors outside the student's control than are courses & seminars?
Maybe in that we have fewer data points? You can take a maximum of 4 clinics, you take 7-8 exams in 1L alone. You can look at Dope and see what an H exam looks like. You can't really follow an H clinical student around to see what that looks like.
That said, clinics are small, so I'd be surprised if any professor adheres to the curve. I don't think external supervisors know what the curve is. If you work very hard and perform well in your clinic, I think you are fairly likely to get an H whereas that's not necessarily the same for classes. So, I would say the grade is likely to be more within your control. Clinics can be time sucks though, so this may be at the expense of your classes.
If you're looking to take a clinic for an easy H, the answer is depends on the clinic and depends on your career goals.