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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby homestyle28 » Wed Jun 06, 2012 11:27 am

Flips88 wrote:And con law


woot.

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby dru617 » Wed Jun 06, 2012 11:28 am

chadwick218 wrote:Looks like they are starting with the 1L core classes (because it's not alphabetical). I seems like I kept hitting refresh last semester for nearly an hour waiting for some advanced tax course grades to pop-up. Then again, LLMs are not real people anyways.


Nah. I've had bankruptcy and Practical Issues in Biz Law for around 10-15 minutes already...

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby rayiner » Wed Jun 06, 2012 11:29 am

chadwick218 wrote:Looks like they are starting with the 1L core classes (because it's not alphabetical). I seems like I kept hitting refresh last semester for nearly an hour waiting for some advanced tax course grades to pop-up. Then again, LLMs are not real people anyways.


:lol:

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby homestyle28 » Wed Jun 06, 2012 11:34 am

is it too soon to start whining about the delay in posting ALL my grades?

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Sauer Grapes » Wed Jun 06, 2012 11:35 am

Halfway there...
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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby splitmuch » Wed Jun 06, 2012 11:37 am

corps con and crim in...with other people saying they have bankruptcy and a biz clas, are we sure its not alphabetical?

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby homestyle28 » Wed Jun 06, 2012 11:39 am

splitmuch wrote:corps con and crim in...with other people saying they have bankruptcy and a biz clas, are we sure its not alphabetical?


Evidence is not in yet

edit: nor is CLR

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby chadwick218 » Wed Jun 06, 2012 11:39 am

Okay, so for those 3L's, do we have any idea this year where the top 10% for Coif might cut off?

Class of 2011
- Order of the Coif (up to top 10% by rule) - 30 people.
- Summa Cum Laude (4.20 or higher) - 0 people.
- Magna Cum Laude (3.97 or higher) - 21 people
- Cum Laude (3.65 or higher) - 98 people
Source: https://www.law.northwestern.edu/regist ... rsList.pdf

Class of 2010
- Order of the Coif (up to top 10% by rule) - 23 people.
- Summa Cum Laude (4.20 or higher) - 0 people.
- Magna Cum Laude (3.97 or higher) - 11 people, or top 3.9%.
- Cum Laude (3.65 or higher) - 104 people, or top 41%.
Source: http://www.law.northwestern.edu/registr ... rsList.pdf

Class of 2009
- Order of the Coif (top 10% by rule) - 27 people.
- Summa Cum Laude (4.20 or higher) - 0 people.
- Magna Cum Laude (3.97 or higher) - 10 people, or top 3.5%.
- Cum Laude (3.65 or higher) - 103 people, or top 40%.*
Source: http://www.law.northwestern.edu/registr ... s_List.pdf

Class of 2008
- Order of the Coif (top 10% by rule) - not reported.
- Summa Cum Laude (4.20 or higher) - 0 people.
- Magna Cum Laude (3.97 or higher) - 17 people, or top 6%.
- Cum Laude (3.65 or higher) -103 people, or top 42.7%. This seems ridiculously high; 2008 was an abnormal year.

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby splitmuch » Wed Jun 06, 2012 11:39 am

homestyle28 wrote:
splitmuch wrote:corps con and crim in...with other people saying they have bankruptcy and a biz clas, are we sure its not alphabetical?


Evidence is not in yet

edit: nor is CLR


...touche

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Sauer Grapes » Wed Jun 06, 2012 11:39 am

splitmuch wrote:corps con and crim in...with other people saying they have bankruptcy and a biz clas, are we sure its not alphabetical?

Positive... I have a C and a P class in, but an E and a C class waiting.

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Sauer Grapes » Wed Jun 06, 2012 11:41 am

chadwick218 wrote:Okay, so for those 3L's, do we have any idea this year where the top 10% for Coif might cut off?

Class of 2011
- Order of the Coif (up to top 10% by rule) - 30 people.
- Summa Cum Laude (4.20 or higher) - 0 people.
- Magna Cum Laude (3.97 or higher) - 21 people
- Cum Laude (3.65 or higher) - 98 people
Source: https://www.law.northwestern.edu/regist ... rsList.pdf

Class of 2010
- Order of the Coif (up to top 10% by rule) - 23 people.
- Summa Cum Laude (4.20 or higher) - 0 people.
- Magna Cum Laude (3.97 or higher) - 11 people, or top 3.9%.
- Cum Laude (3.65 or higher) - 104 people, or top 41%.
Source: http://www.law.northwestern.edu/registr ... rsList.pdf

Class of 2009
- Order of the Coif (top 10% by rule) - 27 people.
- Summa Cum Laude (4.20 or higher) - 0 people.
- Magna Cum Laude (3.97 or higher) - 10 people, or top 3.5%.
- Cum Laude (3.65 or higher) - 103 people, or top 40%.*
Source: http://www.law.northwestern.edu/registr ... s_List.pdf

Class of 2008
- Order of the Coif (top 10% by rule) - not reported.
- Summa Cum Laude (4.20 or higher) - 0 people.
- Magna Cum Laude (3.97 or higher) - 17 people, or top 6%.
- Cum Laude (3.65 or higher) -103 people, or top 42.7%. This seems ridiculously high; 2008 was an abnormal year.

Nope, but I'd guess low-mid 3.9s.

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby homestyle28 » Wed Jun 06, 2012 11:41 am

Evidence just posted

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby chadwick218 » Wed Jun 06, 2012 11:44 am

Sauer Grapes wrote:Nope, but I'd guess low-mid 3.9s.


That high, huh? That's what I was afraid of. I know that last year was an anamoly (i.e., an incredibly high number of people graduating magma). However, I was told that for c/o 2010 someone right around a 3.84 would have just made the cut.

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby rayiner » Wed Jun 06, 2012 11:46 am

chadwick218 wrote:
Sauer Grapes wrote:Nope, but I'd guess low-mid 3.9s.


That high, huh? That's what I was afraid of. I know that last year was an anamoly (i.e., an incredibly high number of people graduating magma). However, I was told that for c/o 2010 someone right around a 3.84 would have just made the cut.


I've heard this too, possibly from independent sources. Usually its somewhere in the 3.8's. What it really depends on is whether our year was abnormally high like C/O 2011, or whether it was more like C/O 2010. I think people 2L/3L gunning because of the jobs situation might have really upped the GPA's for 2011. That was much less prevalent our year, I think, but who knows.

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Sauer Grapes » Wed Jun 06, 2012 11:48 am

Yeah, mine was a total guess.
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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby chadwick218 » Wed Jun 06, 2012 11:49 am

chadwick218 wrote:
Sauer Grapes wrote:Nope, but I'd guess low-mid 3.9s.


That high, huh? That's what I was afraid of. I know that last year was an anamoly (i.e., an incredibly high number of people graduating magma). However, I was told that for c/o 2010 someone right around a 3.84 would have just made the cut.


Also, transfers don't count for Coif, but are eligible to receive magna. So if 30 people graduated with Coif last year and there were ~300 people in the class, after you factor remove the 30-40 transfer students, doesn't it appear that Coif is actually the top 11-12% of people who are eligible.

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby rayiner » Wed Jun 06, 2012 11:50 am

chadwick218 wrote:
chadwick218 wrote:
Sauer Grapes wrote:Nope, but I'd guess low-mid 3.9s.


That high, huh? That's what I was afraid of. I know that last year was an anamoly (i.e., an incredibly high number of people graduating magma). However, I was told that for c/o 2010 someone right around a 3.84 would have just made the cut.


Also, transfers don't count for Coif, but are eligible to receive magna. So if 30 people graduated with Coif last year and there were ~300 people in the class, after you factor remove the 30-40 transfer students, doesn't it appear that Coif is actually the top 11-12% of people who are eligible.


Good point.

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby chadwick218 » Wed Jun 06, 2012 11:50 am

rayiner wrote:
chadwick218 wrote:
Sauer Grapes wrote:Nope, but I'd guess low-mid 3.9s.


That high, huh? That's what I was afraid of. I know that last year was an anamoly (i.e., an incredibly high number of people graduating magma). However, I was told that for c/o 2010 someone right around a 3.84 would have just made the cut.


I've heard this too, possibly from independent sources. Usually its somewhere in the 3.8's. What it really depends on is whether our year was abnormally high like C/O 2011, or whether it was more like C/O 2010. I think people 2L/3L gunning because of the jobs situation might have really upped the GPA's for 2011. That was much less prevalent our year, I think, but who knows.


Yeah, Corsair and TTT-LS were my two sources, but I'm not sure how much was based on cold hard facts or how much was based on speculation.

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby gus » Wed Jun 06, 2012 11:55 am

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby homestyle28 » Wed Jun 06, 2012 11:56 am

Does anyone know if a class gets held up for curve reasons whether or not we get notice of it?

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Sauer Grapes » Wed Jun 06, 2012 11:58 am

homestyle28 wrote:Does anyone know if a class gets held up for curve reasons whether or not we get notice of it?

In the past people have known. I'm not sure when they are told.

I wouldn't worry yet, my last grade just dropped and it was a 10 person class.

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby dru617 » Wed Jun 06, 2012 11:59 am

chadwick218 wrote:
rayiner wrote:
chadwick218 wrote:
Sauer Grapes wrote:Nope, but I'd guess low-mid 3.9s.


That high, huh? That's what I was afraid of. I know that last year was an anamoly (i.e., an incredibly high number of people graduating magma). However, I was told that for c/o 2010 someone right around a 3.84 would have just made the cut.


I've heard this too, possibly from independent sources. Usually its somewhere in the 3.8's. What it really depends on is whether our year was abnormally high like C/O 2011, or whether it was more like C/O 2010. I think people 2L/3L gunning because of the jobs situation might have really upped the GPA's for 2011. That was much less prevalent our year, I think, but who knows.


Yeah, Corsair and TTT-LS were my two sources, but I'm not sure how much was based on cold hard facts or how much was based on speculation.


Does anyone know when the Coif list gets released??

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby chadwick218 » Wed Jun 06, 2012 12:03 pm

dru617 wrote:Does anyone know when the Coif list gets released??


I believe late June.

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby homestyle28 » Wed Jun 06, 2012 12:05 pm

Sauer Grapes wrote:
homestyle28 wrote:Does anyone know if a class gets held up for curve reasons whether or not we get notice of it?

In the past people have known. I'm not sure when they are told.

I wouldn't worry yet, my last grade just dropped and it was a 10 person class.


Waiting on Am Legal Hist w/ Presser, the nature of the class and Presser make me think it could have curve issues...I was counting on lazy 3Ls to help me out there.

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby splitmuch » Wed Jun 06, 2012 12:05 pm

Everything was going great til my last grade was released...tanked my frickin perspective elective... :x




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