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

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby VulcanVulcanVulcan » Wed Jun 26, 2013 8:20 pm

D-hops wrote:
Flips88 wrote:Saw the registrar posted the honors stuff.

(1) Summa? Gat damn. Not shocked though.
(2) Coif and magna nearly overlapped. That's an outlier thing right?
(3) A quick eyeball count was about 140 cum laude grads lol.


Uh, yeah. Usually Magna is around 10-15 students. My class is a bunch of gunners.


So that basically implies that Coif is like, just below 3.97? Like 3.95?

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby 09042014 » Wed Jun 26, 2013 8:28 pm

Anyone know how many people graduated?

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Bumi » Thu Jun 27, 2013 2:01 pm

I count 162 total grads with some kind of Latin honors. There are 294 entries in the JD Facebook. But like, who cares? Is 2L+3L grade inflation bad for anyone?

The situation is unfortunate for the people who i assume exist who ended with a 3.9x and no coif. I wouldn't be surprised if it happens again next year though. The 2013s always said we are gunnerier than they were.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby 09042014 » Thu Jun 27, 2013 2:18 pm

Bumi wrote:I count 162 total grads with some kind of Latin honors. There are 294 entries in the JD Facebook. But like, who cares? Is 2L+3L grade inflation bad for anyone?

The situation is unfortunate for the people who i assume exist who ended with a 3.9x and no coif. I wouldn't be surprised if it happens again next year though. The 2013s always said we are gunnerier than they were.


I LOVE the grade inflation.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby D-hops » Thu Jun 27, 2013 2:58 pm

Bumi wrote:I count 162 total grads with some kind of Latin honors. There are 294 entries in the JD Facebook. But like, who cares? Is 2L+3L grade inflation bad for anyone?

The situation is unfortunate for the people who i assume exist who ended with a 3.9x and no coif. I wouldn't be surprised if it happens again next year though. The 2013s always said we are gunnerier than they were.


I think there is a difference between the crazy gunning of 2014s and the silent gunning of 2013s. The grade distributions and number of curved / uncurved classes have been the same over the years so I imagine this year is a bit of an anomaly where the same group of people were getting consistently high grades. In year's past the grades are more spread out and I think this class was just a bit top heavy.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Bumi » Thu Jun 27, 2013 3:21 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
Bumi wrote:I count 162 total grads with some kind of Latin honors. There are 294 entries in the JD Facebook. But like, who cares? Is 2L+3L grade inflation bad for anyone?


I LOVE the grade inflation.

Ha yeah I don't know why I wrote it that way. Of course TLS loves it. I am just nervous they are gonna do something about it because some of the profs think we have it too easy.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby 09042014 » Thu Jun 27, 2013 3:40 pm

Bumi wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:
Bumi wrote:I count 162 total grads with some kind of Latin honors. There are 294 entries in the JD Facebook. But like, who cares? Is 2L+3L grade inflation bad for anyone?


I LOVE the grade inflation.

Ha yeah I don't know why I wrote it that way. Of course TLS loves it. I am just nervous they are gonna do something about it because some of the profs think we have it too easy.


They are the ones doling the A's out.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Holly Golightly » Thu Jun 27, 2013 3:47 pm

Also, D-Rod's a dick, but even he has to see that making our grading scale harsher would only have negative effects on employment.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Cobretti » Thu Jun 27, 2013 4:00 pm

Firms don't typically re-calculate their GPA cutoffs every year right? If they started grading harsher wouldn't the immediate effect probably just be c/o 2016 underperforming at OCI when we don't meet their established cutoffs?

Or would they have to provide %tiles to firms, and effectively rank us for them (going against current OCI policies)?
ETA: I guess 2L and 3L grades wouldnt matter

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Georgia Avenue » Thu Jun 27, 2013 7:31 pm

summa basically means you got straight A+s through law school, right? that's so fucking sick.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby bk1 » Thu Jun 27, 2013 7:32 pm

Georgia Avenue wrote:summa basically means you got straight A+s through law school, right? that's so fucking sick.

2/3 A+s, 1/3 As at a minimum.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby splitsplat » Fri Jun 28, 2013 4:13 pm

bk1 wrote:
Georgia Avenue wrote:summa basically means you got straight A+s through law school, right? that's so fucking sick.

2/3 A+s, 1/3 As at a minimum.

all men were not created equal.... :(

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Aasterinian » Fri Jun 28, 2013 10:57 pm

bk1 wrote:
Georgia Avenue wrote:summa basically means you got straight A+s through law school, right? that's so fucking sick.

2/3 A+s, 1/3 As at a minimum.


god, do some people actually get that? every year?

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby bk1 » Fri Jun 28, 2013 11:03 pm

Aasterinian wrote:
bk1 wrote:
Georgia Avenue wrote:summa basically means you got straight A+s through law school, right? that's so fucking sick.

2/3 A+s, 1/3 As at a minimum.


god, do some people actually get that? every year?

Once every 4-5? years. Definitely not every year. Someone got it this year though.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Cobretti » Sat Jun 29, 2013 9:42 am

bk1 wrote:
Aasterinian wrote:
bk1 wrote:
Georgia Avenue wrote:summa basically means you got straight A+s through law school, right? that's so fucking sick.

2/3 A+s, 1/3 As at a minimum.


god, do some people actually get that? every year?

Once every 4-5? years. Definitely not every year. Someone got it this year though.

Just curious... was it someone everyone always knew was a gunner, or someone totally unexpected?

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Flips88 » Sat Jun 29, 2013 9:55 am

Cobretti wrote:Just curious... was it someone everyone always knew was a gunner, or someone totally unexpected?

Nah. The guy was just extremely intelligent—he has a PhD in engineering and worked for a big tech company before law school. After having 1 class with him, I was completely unsurprised he got it.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby homestyle28 » Sat Jun 29, 2013 1:07 pm

Flips88 wrote:
Cobretti wrote:Just curious... was it someone everyone always knew was a gunner, or someone totally unexpected?

Nah. The guy was just extremely intelligent—he has a PhD in engineering and worked for a big tech company before law school. After having 1 class with him, I was completely unsurprised he got it.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby norkanite » Sun Jun 30, 2013 3:58 pm

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Holly Golightly » Sun Jun 30, 2013 7:38 pm

I managed to completely avoid doing anything related to business in law school

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby splitmuch » Sun Jun 30, 2013 11:37 pm

Holly Golightly wrote:I managed to completely avoid doing anything related to business in law school


You never did pay any attention to harlan, did you?

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Icculus » Mon Jul 01, 2013 12:01 am

splitmuch wrote:
Holly Golightly wrote:I managed to completely avoid doing anything related to business in law school


You never did pay any attention to harlan, did you?


burn.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby splitmuch » Mon Jul 01, 2013 11:39 am

Icculus wrote:
splitmuch wrote:
Holly Golightly wrote:I managed to completely avoid doing anything related to business in law school


You never did pay any attention to harlan, did you?


burn.


Just saying that the class felt very MBA-y...of course that may have simply been because I wasn't really learning anything.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Icculus » Mon Jul 01, 2013 11:46 am

splitmuch wrote:
Icculus wrote:
splitmuch wrote:
Holly Golightly wrote:I managed to completely avoid doing anything related to business in law school


You never did pay any attention to harlan, did you?


burn.


Just saying that the class felt very MBA-y...of course that may have simply been because I wasn't really learning anything.


Agreed on both counts.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Holly Golightly » Mon Jul 01, 2013 3:26 pm

It was a Thursday night class, of course I wasn't listening. I had also a drink with me every time.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Holly Golightly » Mon Jul 01, 2013 3:53 pm

Our Dean is an idiot who can't attach images to emails, and apparently thinks Scalia is Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.




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