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Re: Columbia 1L(s) taking questions

Postby girlmonster » Wed Jan 07, 2015 12:45 pm

CounselorNebby wrote:Should be in your bank account by Jan. 21th.


Thanks!

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Re: Columbia 1L(s) taking questions

Postby pokemonsters » Fri Jan 09, 2015 2:12 pm

Any 1L's get grades back yet? All I have in so far is LPW =*(

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Re: Columbia 1L(s) taking questions

Postby mylifeis24 » Fri Jan 09, 2015 7:18 pm

pokemonsters wrote:Any 1L's get grades back yet? All I have in so far is LPW =*(


I've got 2/3 core classes and legal research. Waiting on 1 core and LPW. I've heard the soft deadline is next Friday.

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Re: Columbia 1L(s) taking questions

Postby jbagelboy » Fri Jan 09, 2015 7:25 pm

pokemonsters wrote:Any 1L's get grades back yet? All I have in so far is LPW =*(


For what it's worth, at this point last year I had no grades, nothing, not even LPW. So this isn't unusual.

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Re: Columbia 1L(s) taking questions

Postby txdude45 » Fri Jan 09, 2015 7:52 pm

Grades are like mono. You feel left out when you don't have them, getting them is underwhelming, and you're immune to them once you get some. Just relax. Knowing them sooner won't change the fact that you need to still work hard this semester.

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Re: Columbia 1L(s) taking questions

Postby Monochromatic Oeuvre » Sat Jan 10, 2015 6:37 pm

txdude45 wrote:Grades are like mMono. You feel left out when you don't have them, getting them is underwhelming, and you're immune to them once you get some. Just relax. Knowing them sooner won't change the fact that you need to still work hard this semester.


FTFY

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Re: Columbia 1L(s) taking questions

Postby Monochromatic Oeuvre » Sat Jan 10, 2015 6:43 pm

Also, I'd echo the sentiment that grades at CLS just aren't much to ponder. Your career strategy is really only affected if they're quite high or quite low. The middle 70-80% all wind up doing sort of the same thing.

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Re: Columbia 1L(s) taking questions

Postby iamgeorgebush » Mon Jan 12, 2015 2:13 pm

anyone know what the 1L median is?

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Re: Columbia 1L(s) taking questions

Postby jbagelboy » Mon Jan 12, 2015 2:20 pm

iamgeorgebush wrote:anyone know what the 1L median is?


a B+

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Re: Columbia 1L(s) taking questions

Postby iamgeorgebush » Mon Jan 12, 2015 2:22 pm

jbagelboy wrote:
iamgeorgebush wrote:anyone know what the 1L median is?


a B+

i meant for GPA. is it really 3.33 then?

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Re: Columbia 1L(s) taking questions

Postby jbagelboy » Mon Jan 12, 2015 2:24 pm

iamgeorgebush wrote:
jbagelboy wrote:
iamgeorgebush wrote:anyone know what the 1L median is?


a B+

i meant for GPA. is it really 3.33 then?


probably a little lower than 3.3 first semester and about that or a tinkle higher second semester (due to the higher elective curve). no one really knows since we don't have numerical GPAs.

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Re: Columbia 1L(s) taking questions

Postby iamgeorgebush » Mon Jan 12, 2015 2:58 pm

jbagelboy wrote:
iamgeorgebush wrote:
jbagelboy wrote:
iamgeorgebush wrote:anyone know what the 1L median is?


a B+

i meant for GPA. is it really 3.33 then?


probably a little lower than 3.3 first semester and about that or a tinkle higher second semester (due to the higher elective curve). no one really knows since we don't have numerical GPAs.

cool, thanks!

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Re: Columbia 1L(s) taking questions

Postby txdude45 » Wed Jan 14, 2015 10:07 pm

Can we get this thread back on topic, or change the title to "Columbia 1L(s) asking questions" or "Columbia Students taking questions"? Not mad, just think people might be coming here for the wrong reasons.

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Re: Columbia 1L(s) taking questions

Postby john_brown » Wed Jan 14, 2015 10:53 pm

Sorry if this is a dumb q - but is there a gpa calculator we can use? If not, how do we factor in the points-level of a course when calculating a gpa?

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Re: Columbia 1L(s) taking questions

Postby banjo » Wed Jan 14, 2015 11:17 pm

john_brown wrote:Sorry if this is a dumb q - but is there a gpa calculator we can use? If not, how do we factor in the points-level of a course when calculating a gpa?


I use Excel / mental math, but you can also use this: http://www.college.columbia.edu/academics/gpacalculator

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Re: Columbia 1L(s) taking questions

Postby txdude45 » Wed Jan 14, 2015 11:46 pm

Multiply the GPA equivalent of each of your class grades by the number of credits the class is worth. Sum all those numbers and divide by the total number of credits.

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Re: Columbia 1L(s) taking questions

Postby TheoO » Thu Jan 15, 2015 10:15 pm

Kraus just sent an email saying that there's been a delay in getting grades.

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Re: Columbia 1L(s) taking questions

Postby moonman157 » Thu Jan 15, 2015 11:17 pm

TheoO wrote:Kraus just sent an email saying that there's been a delay in getting grades.


LOL

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Re: Columbia 1L(s) taking questions

Postby toothbrush » Fri Jan 16, 2015 1:16 am

does anyone have an idea about what's up w/ prof. robert's international law? it meets 2x week for 2.5 hours but is only 3 credits?

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Re: Columbia 1L(s) taking questions

Postby Tiago Splitter » Fri Jan 16, 2015 1:16 am

toothbrush wrote:does anyone have an idea about what's up w/ prof. robert's international law? it meets 2x week for 2.5 hours but is only 3 credits?

It ends March 12

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Re: Columbia 1L(s) taking questions

Postby toothbrush » Fri Jan 16, 2015 1:19 am

Tiago Splitter wrote:
toothbrush wrote:does anyone have an idea about what's up w/ prof. robert's international law? it meets 2x week for 2.5 hours but is only 3 credits?

It ends March 12

Okay, great. I figured it was something like that (or she cancels many classes). That sounds pretty legit then. I can tolerate that for 2 months.

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Re: Columbia 1L(s) taking questions

Postby toothbrush » Wed Jan 21, 2015 4:17 pm

is it just me or is the internet extremely shoddy in JG? anyway to improve that?

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Re: Columbia 1L(s) taking questions

Postby Nebby » Thu Jan 22, 2015 11:25 pm

toothbrush wrote:is it just me or is the internet extremely shoddy in JG? anyway to improve that?

I've never even figured out how to register my computer for the secured internet. I never have a problem with guest though.

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Re: Columbia 1L(s) taking questions

Postby toothbrush » Thu Jan 22, 2015 11:40 pm

CounselorNebby wrote:
toothbrush wrote:is it just me or is the internet extremely shoddy in JG? anyway to improve that?

I've never even figured out how to register my computer for the secured internet. I never have a problem with guest though.

IIRC it's lawnet -> "information technology" subheading -> register ethernet.

http://web.law.columbia.edu/information ... ss-network

rooms 102a/b have just terrible internet.

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Re: Columbia 1L(s) taking questions

Postby Sgt Pepper » Sun Jan 25, 2015 6:37 pm

Anyone ever studied abroad? Or know someone who has?




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