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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby crumpetsandtea » Thu Jun 06, 2013 11:11 am

Icculus wrote:
Flips88 wrote:
rinkrat19 wrote:I don't want grades to come out ever, because I have little hope of them being much of an improvement over fall. :?

I'm actually more "eager" (for lack of a better word) to hear about journals. wheeeee.

Well prepare to wait another month for journal shit lol


So much grading....

I seriously cannot imagine being a grader for journal comp. I apologize to the poor souls who had to read my POS entry.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Holly Golightly » Thu Jun 06, 2013 12:01 pm

lol @ being excited for journal. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Georgia Avenue » Thu Jun 06, 2013 12:10 pm

Holly Golightly wrote:lol @ being excited for journal. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


1Ls are so cute.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby basilseal » Thu Jun 06, 2013 12:19 pm

Georgia Avenue wrote:
Holly Golightly wrote:lol @ being excited for journal. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


1Ls are so cute.

I had to put out of my mind while doing it that the prize, were I successful, would be two years of the same thing over and over.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby splitmuch » Thu Jun 06, 2013 12:35 pm

basilseal wrote:
Georgia Avenue wrote:
Holly Golightly wrote:lol @ being excited for journal. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


1Ls are so cute.

I had to put out of my mind while doing it that the prize, were I successful, would be two years of the same thing over and over.


Pre-emptive scoffing at anyone who put JCLC at number 2.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Flips88 » Thu Jun 06, 2013 12:37 pm

Journal work is the least rewarding and highly time consuming circle jerk work you'll do in law school. So get excited kiddos

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Samara » Thu Jun 06, 2013 1:05 pm

I used the ice cream eating contest analogy to explain the journal competition to my mom. She was horrified.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Flips88 » Thu Jun 06, 2013 1:09 pm

Just had a grade posted. It begins.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Blumpbeef » Thu Jun 06, 2013 1:27 pm

splitmuch wrote:
basilseal wrote:
Georgia Avenue wrote:
Holly Golightly wrote:lol @ being excited for journal. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


1Ls are so cute.

I had to put out of my mind while doing it that the prize, were I successful, would be two years of the same thing over and over.


Pre-emptive scoffing at anyone who put JCLC at number 2.


I hate myself for doing this.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Holly Golightly » Thu Jun 06, 2013 1:40 pm

Flips88 wrote:Just had a grade posted. It begins.

FUCK YOU FOR POSTING THIS BEFORE ALL GRADES ARE RELEASED.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Georgia Avenue » Thu Jun 06, 2013 2:05 pm

All mine are up. Die in a grease fire, admin.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby 09042014 » Thu Jun 06, 2013 2:42 pm

Got the all clear.

List of confirmed Gentlemans A- courses (I didn't take these all, I'm crowd sourcing)

Entrepreneurship law
Patent Prosecution
Business Planning
Enviro colloquium

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby homestyle28 » Thu Jun 06, 2013 2:43 pm

Georgia Avenue wrote:All mine are up. Die in a grease fire, admin.


so the whole Sec Reg "it's really just a paper" thing didn't pan out I guess

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Icculus » Thu Jun 06, 2013 2:48 pm

Desert Fox wrote:Got the all clear.

List of confirmed Gentlemans A- courses (I didn't take these all, I'm crowd sourcing)

Entrepreneurship law
Patent Prosecution
Business Planning
Enviro colloquium


I second Entrepeneurship Law, would add...
Advanced Legal Research
Litigation and the Court of Public Opinion

homestyle28 wrote:so the whole Sec Reg "it's really just a paper" thing didn't pan out I guess


There was no way that was going to happen. Everytime I was told by people in the class what the prof's argument was (group exam = fewer students) I politely nodded and then walked away. That would have caused a shit storm.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby homestyle28 » Thu Jun 06, 2013 2:52 pm

Icculus wrote:
homestyle28 wrote:so the whole Sec Reg "it's really just a paper" thing didn't pan out I guess


There was no way that was going to happen. Everytime I was told by people in the class what the prof's argument was (group exam = fewer students) I politely nodded and then walked away. That would have caused a shit storm.


yeah, I know...I just wanted to believe...and there's some chance just handing out B+'s indiscriminately will cause a similar shit storm

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Icculus » Thu Jun 06, 2013 2:58 pm

homestyle28 wrote:
Icculus wrote:
homestyle28 wrote:so the whole Sec Reg "it's really just a paper" thing didn't pan out I guess


There was no way that was going to happen. Everytime I was told by people in the class what the prof's argument was (group exam = fewer students) I politely nodded and then walked away. That would have caused a shit storm.


yeah, I know...I just wanted to believe...and there's some chance just handing out B+'s indiscriminately will cause a similar shit storm


Yeah. I mean he basically screwed you guys. At least with Horwich you know what's coming.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby 09042014 » Thu Jun 06, 2013 3:00 pm

Wasn't that curved?

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby homestyle28 » Thu Jun 06, 2013 3:02 pm

Desert Fox wrote:Wasn't that curved?


It had to be based on #s, but Prof swore he wouldn't do it, final was a group exam, told our group we did A+ work.

edit: did NOT get an A+ (or an A of any variety for that matter)

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Icculus » Thu Jun 06, 2013 3:03 pm

homestyle28 wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:Wasn't that curved?


It had to be based on #s, but Prof swore he wouldn't do it, final was a group exam, told our group we did A+ work.

edit: did NOT get an A+ (or an A of any variety for that matter)


If they let him do that then tenured profs who hate the curve would have started doing the same thing.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby homestyle28 » Thu Jun 06, 2013 3:06 pm

Icculus wrote:
homestyle28 wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:Wasn't that curved?


It had to be based on #s, but Prof swore he wouldn't do it, final was a group exam, told our group we did A+ work.

edit: did NOT get an A+ (or an A of any variety for that matter)


If they let him do that then tenured profs who hate the curve would have started doing the same thing.


true, and I really didn't think he'd get away with it, but either he or the administration should have told us what was coming. I don't really care in any major way (didn't change my overall gpa much), but would kind of like an explanation...cest la vie I suppose

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby rinkrat19 » Thu Jun 06, 2013 3:07 pm

It's confirmed: I kind of suck at law school. Raised my miserable GPA .035. Which I guess is better than it going down... :-/

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby D-hops » Thu Jun 06, 2013 3:08 pm

Any grads know when they announce the latin honors?

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby 09042014 » Thu Jun 06, 2013 3:08 pm

homestyle28 wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:Wasn't that curved?


It had to be based on #s, but Prof swore he wouldn't do it, final was a group exam, told our group we did A+ work.

edit: did NOT get an A+ (or an A of any variety for that matter)


You really can't bitch about not getting an A or A- in the a curved class.

It's the prof's fault for having such a stupid final in a curved class, but the prof can't uncurve a curved class. Rule are rules.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby D-hops » Thu Jun 06, 2013 3:10 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
homestyle28 wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:Wasn't that curved?


It had to be based on #s, but Prof swore he wouldn't do it, final was a group exam, told our group we did A+ work.

edit: did NOT get an A+ (or an A of any variety for that matter)


You really can't bitch about not getting an A or A- in the a curved class.

It's the prof's fault for having such a stupid final in a curved class, but the prof can't uncurve a curved class. Rule are rules.


Yeah, I know professors that have tried, and administration just sends back the grades with a message that they need to follow the mandatory curve.




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