Northwestern 1L/2L/3L/Grads Taking Questions and Challenges

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby IAFG » Wed Jul 11, 2012 4:19 pm

J Dirksen wrote:Before you ask, I am a little OCD about this.

I know no one is supposed to say whether or not they got a call etc.

However, for you 2 and 3L's, do you know if calls went out over more than one day last semester?

If yesterday was it, I am a little surprised. My GPA is pretty good and I thought my writing portion was pretty good.

When you say "pretty good," are you thinking like, top 10% of people not in the top 10% good?

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby J Dirksen » Wed Jul 11, 2012 4:20 pm

Icculus wrote:
J Dirksen wrote:Anyone aware of calls last semester going out over more than one day?


Obviously the issue with getting an answer is that you haven't asked the question enough. You should post it again.


I was just thinking the same thing. You are a genius.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby purpletiger » Wed Jul 11, 2012 4:20 pm

You have to post 15.6 times to get a response. Keep on trying.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby J Dirksen » Wed Jul 11, 2012 4:21 pm

IAFG wrote:
J Dirksen wrote:Before you ask, I am a little OCD about this.

I know no one is supposed to say whether or not they got a call etc.

However, for you 2 and 3L's, do you know if calls went out over more than one day last semester?

If yesterday was it, I am a little surprised. My GPA is pretty good and I thought my writing portion was pretty good.

When you say "pretty good," are you thinking like, top 10% of people not in the top 10% good?


I guess I'm not sure what top 10% is after 1L at NU, but I would think I am in that range or quite close to it.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby bjsesq » Wed Jul 11, 2012 4:21 pm

IAFG wrote:
J Dirksen wrote:Before you ask, I am a little OCD about this.

I know no one is supposed to say whether or not they got a call etc.

However, for you 2 and 3L's, do you know if calls went out over more than one day last semester?

If yesterday was it, I am a little surprised. My GPA is pretty good and I thought my writing portion was pretty good.

When you say "pretty good," are you thinking like, top 10% of people not in the top 10% good?


BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby J Dirksen » Wed Jul 11, 2012 4:22 pm

purpletiger wrote:You have to post 15.6 times to get a response. Keep on trying.


How far away am I right now?

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Icculus » Wed Jul 11, 2012 4:22 pm

IAFG wrote:
J Dirksen wrote:Before you ask, I am a little OCD about this.

I know no one is supposed to say whether or not they got a call etc.

However, for you 2 and 3L's, do you know if calls went out over more than one day last semester?

If yesterday was it, I am a little surprised. My GPA is pretty good and I thought my writing portion was pretty good.

When you say "pretty good," are you thinking like, top 10% of people not in the top 10% good?


Thanks for that. I can't believe he actually said that, but it made a great line for the follies.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby rayiner » Wed Jul 11, 2012 4:25 pm

Lot's of people just outside the top 10% range are not on LR. E.g. half the people on JCLC.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby J Dirksen » Wed Jul 11, 2012 4:26 pm

rayiner wrote:Lot's of people just outside the top 10% range are not on LR. E.g. half the people on JCLC.


What is the top 10% range?

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby D-hops » Wed Jul 11, 2012 4:28 pm

J Dirksen wrote:
rayiner wrote:Lot's of people just outside the top 10% range are not on LR. E.g. half the people on JCLC.


What is the top 10% range?


Too bad LTK no longer posts on here. You guys would have been friends.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby rayiner » Wed Jul 11, 2012 4:32 pm

J Dirksen wrote:
rayiner wrote:Lot's of people just outside the top 10% range are not on LR. E.g. half the people on JCLC.


What is the top 10% range?


Somewhere between 3.8 and 3.9.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby purpletiger » Wed Jul 11, 2012 4:35 pm

If 3.9 is Coif, assuming two years of grade inflation, then it has to be below 3.9 for 1L's.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby D-hops » Wed Jul 11, 2012 4:37 pm

purpletiger wrote:If 3.9 is Coif, assuming two years of grade inflation, then it has to be below 3.9 for 1L's.


I think that grade inflation at the upper tiers is less significant than it is between 3.3 and 3.7. Profs don't always hand out A+s in uncurved classes like candy but they are not going to hand out a lot of B+ dragging the middle of the class closer to the top but not giving the top much room to inflate.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby rayiner » Wed Jul 11, 2012 4:47 pm

D-hops wrote:
purpletiger wrote:If 3.9 is Coif, assuming two years of grade inflation, then it has to be below 3.9 for 1L's.


I think that grade inflation at the upper tiers is less significant than it is between 3.3 and 3.7. Profs don't always hand out A+s in uncurved classes like candy but they are not going to hand out a lot of B+ dragging the middle of the class closer to the top but not giving the top much room to inflate.


Also, someone with a high GPA after 1L isn't necessarily going to ace ITA, ethics, negotiations, structured transactions, or clinic, which involve different skills, or fed jur, con crim pro, etc, which involve more competitive curves.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby J Dirksen » Wed Jul 11, 2012 4:55 pm

I still find it hard to believe that not ONE person has indicated they know someone who got a call.

Nonetheless, it is what it is. OCI is the next battle. See you there bitches.
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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby purpletiger » Wed Jul 11, 2012 4:56 pm

I know someone who got a call. (Not me.)

Time to move on, bro.
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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby bjsesq » Wed Jul 11, 2012 4:56 pm

J Dirksen wrote:I still find it hard to believe that not ONE person has indicated they no someone who got a call.

Nonetheless, it is what it is. OCI is the next battle. See you there bitches.


....k

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby D-hops » Wed Jul 11, 2012 4:57 pm

J Dirksen wrote:I still find it hard to believe that not ONE person has indicated they no someone who got a call.

Nonetheless, it is what it is. OCI is the next battle. See you there bitches.


Things are starting to make more sense.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby homestyle28 » Wed Jul 11, 2012 5:00 pm

D-hops wrote:
J Dirksen wrote:I still find it hard to believe that not ONE person has indicated they no someone who got a call.

Nonetheless, it is what it is. OCI is the next battle. See you there bitches.


Things are starting to make more sense.

:D

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby J Dirksen » Wed Jul 11, 2012 5:05 pm

homestyle28 wrote:
D-hops wrote:
J Dirksen wrote:I still find it hard to believe that not ONE person has indicated they no someone who got a call.

Nonetheless, it is what it is. OCI is the next battle. See you there bitches.


Things are starting to make more sense.

:D


I deserved that.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Holly Golightly » Wed Jul 11, 2012 6:39 pm

Were we this bad last year?

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby rayiner » Wed Jul 11, 2012 7:07 pm

Holly Golightly wrote:Were we this bad last year?


No.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Icculus » Wed Jul 11, 2012 7:25 pm

rayiner wrote:
Holly Golightly wrote:Were we this bad last year?


No.


Honestly, there are times on this board I get embarrassed for my class. Just remember, we're not all this bad. And J Dirksen there is at a level all his own.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Flips88 » Wed Jul 11, 2012 7:29 pm

Please tell me you were not in Section 4, J Dirksen

Also, I will magically guess that you are externing for a judge in Chicago this summer based on your name.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby bjsesq » Wed Jul 11, 2012 7:55 pm

Icculus wrote:
rayiner wrote:
Holly Golightly wrote:Were we this bad last year?


No.


Honestly, there are times on this board I get embarrassed for my class. Just remember, we're not all this bad. And J Dirksen there is at a level all his own.


Your class has some pretty cool people in it. Fuckload of gunners, though.




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