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Deuce
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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby Deuce » Fri Jul 09, 2010 1:09 pm

Good point, you only joined 1 year and 9 months ago.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby D Brooks » Fri Jul 09, 2010 1:13 pm

YCrevolution wrote:
Kohinoor wrote:
D Brooks wrote:40+ people on LR. Seems like a lot!

*rubs your head affectionately*
*chuckles about 0Ls*

:lol:

[Sometimes, I feel that talking to 0Ls about law school is like talking to a brick wall.]


What'd I say?

I got a PM saying that 15-20% of the class is more common at other top schools. That it?

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby YCrevolution » Fri Jul 09, 2010 1:18 pm

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby RVP11 » Fri Jul 09, 2010 1:26 pm

Nine people from my section made it. Can I petition the school administration to have my GPA boosted to adjust for strength of schedule?

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby Kohinoor » Fri Jul 09, 2010 1:26 pm

YCrevolution wrote:
Kohinoor wrote:
D Brooks wrote:40+ people on LR. Seems like a lot!

*rubs your head affectionately*
*chuckles about 0Ls*

:lol:

[Sometimes, I feel that talking to 0Ls about law school is like talking to a brick wall.]

I'm going to wait maybe a week or so after orientation before I point out that half of them will be below median and 90% won't be in the top 10%!

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby YCrevolution » Fri Jul 09, 2010 1:28 pm

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby oneforship » Fri Jul 09, 2010 2:12 pm

YCrevolution wrote:
Kohinoor wrote:I'm going to wait maybe a week or so after orientation before I point out that half of them will be below median.

I'd add a statement on how for every one person who is the top 25%, there's also another person in the bottom 25%.


let me know where you guys will be giving these doomsday speeches.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby D Brooks » Fri Jul 09, 2010 2:15 pm

Kohinoor wrote:
YCrevolution wrote:
Kohinoor wrote:
D Brooks wrote:40+ people on LR. Seems like a lot!

*rubs your head affectionately*
*chuckles about 0Ls*

:lol:

[Sometimes, I feel that talking to 0Ls about law school is like talking to a brick wall.]

I'm going to wait maybe a week or so after orientation before I point out that half of them will be below median and 90% won't be in the top 10%!


But... but... but..

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby slider » Fri Jul 09, 2010 4:14 pm

oneforship wrote:
let me know where you guys will be giving these doomsday speeches.


This.

Geez.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby badwithpseudonyms » Fri Jul 09, 2010 7:36 pm

Kohinoor wrote:I'm going to wait maybe a week or so after orientation before I point out that half of them will be below median and 90% won't be in the top 10%!


Wwwhaaaaat?

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby bgdddymtty » Fri Jul 09, 2010 8:01 pm

Kohinoor wrote:I'm going to wait maybe a week or so after orientation before I point out that half of them will be below median and 90% won't be in the top 10%!

Not everybody gets this.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby vamedic03 » Sun Jul 11, 2010 9:24 pm

Anybody know we find out / get info about Moot Court?

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby YCrevolution » Sun Jul 11, 2010 9:26 pm

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby ILikeIke » Mon Jul 12, 2010 10:08 pm

RVP11 wrote:Nine people from my section made it. Can I petition the school administration to have my GPA boosted to adjust for strength of schedule?


Holy, shit! What section are you in?

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby vamedic03 » Mon Jul 12, 2010 10:35 pm

ILikeIke wrote:
RVP11 wrote:Nine people from my section made it. Can I petition the school administration to have my GPA boosted to adjust for strength of schedule?


Holy, shit! What section are you in?


H...

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby RVP11 » Tue Jul 13, 2010 10:23 am

vamedic03 wrote:
ILikeIke wrote:
RVP11 wrote:Nine people from my section made it. Can I petition the school administration to have my GPA boosted to adjust for strength of schedule?


Holy, shit! What section are you in?


H...


Yeah. I'd be surprised if it's not a school record. Several sections had none at all, or only one person make it.

FWIW we were also good at softball - we had the best record of any section team and only lost in the tournament final - and drinking.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby Cavalier » Tue Jul 13, 2010 10:49 am

The section distribution is crazy. Someone posted it on AutoAdmit.

Section A: 1
Section B: 0
Section C: 1
Section D: 1
Section E: 4
Section F: 3
Section G: 5
Section H: 9
Section I: 4
Section J: 6
Section K: 5
Section L: 4

Earlier this year I heard a 2L ranting that he got shafted for being in a section where 5 people made law review. He didn't know how bad it can get...

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby showNprove » Tue Jul 13, 2010 10:55 am

Cavalier wrote:The section distribution is crazy. Someone posted it on AutoAdmit.

Section A: 1
Section B: 0
Section C: 1
Section D: 1
Section E: 4
Section F: 3
Section G: 5
Section H: 9
Section I: 4
Section J: 6
Section K: 5
Section L: 4

Earlier this year I heard a 2L ranting that he got shafted for being in a section where 5 people made law review. He didn't know how bad it can get...

Wow. Did Section B get hosed by professors with fat curves at the median?

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby D Brooks » Tue Jul 13, 2010 10:57 am

For the love of god, can I (and if so how) change my SIS password?

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby Kohinoor » Tue Jul 13, 2010 1:04 pm

Cavalier wrote:The section distribution is crazy. Someone posted it on AutoAdmit.

Section A: 1
Section B: 0
Section C: 1
Section D: 1
Section E: 4
Section F: 3
Section G: 5
Section H: 9
Section I: 4
Section J: 6
Section K: 5
Section L: 4

Earlier this year I heard a 2L ranting that he got shafted for being in a section where 5 people made law review. He didn't know how bad it can get...
They just had to put me in J... There should be some adjustment made after the fact when they realize that they put all of the inhumans in the same sections.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby jnorsky » Tue Jul 13, 2010 1:11 pm

If there are 30 people in a section, and only like 3 people get A's on each exam, how can 9 people make LR from a section? Arent you curved against the rest of your section? no comprendo

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby Kohinoor » Tue Jul 13, 2010 1:11 pm

jnorsky wrote:If there are 30 people in a section, and only like 3 people get A's on each exam, how can 9 people make LR from a section? Arent you curved against the rest of your section? no comprendo

Most classes are 90 people and thus more A's roll around than that. You will have exactly one 30 person class.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby showNprove » Tue Jul 13, 2010 1:23 pm

jnorsky wrote:If there are 30 people in a section, and only like 3 people get A's on each exam, how can 9 people make LR from a section? Arent you curved against the rest of your section? no comprendo

Depends on the curve. I've had classes with both of these types of curves (numbers are percentiles):

1. 20 A / 20 A- / 20 B+ / 20 B / 20 B-
2. 5 A / 15 A- / 60 B+ / 15 B / 5 B-

It's a whole lot easier to make Law Review if you have a lot of classes with curves like #1 than it is to have a lot of classes with curves like #2.

Not only did H have about 5 courses with other sections--in which case as many as 12 or 18 people could have gotten A's under curve #1 (and 12 or 18 A/A- under curve #2)--they also had 1 or 2 courses with upper classmen. Assuming that at least some people wrote on, that the curves tended to provide for a good number of A/A-'s, that the same group of students dominated each class, and that Section H generally performed better than the sections they had class with, it's entirely possible.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby Kohinoor » Tue Jul 13, 2010 1:27 pm

showNprove wrote:
jnorsky wrote:If there are 30 people in a section, and only like 3 people get A's on each exam, how can 9 people make LR from a section? Arent you curved against the rest of your section? no comprendo

Depends on the curve. I've had classes with both of these types of curves (numbers are percentiles):

1. 20 A / 20 A- / 20 B+ / 20 B / 20 B-
2. 5 A / 15 A- / 60 B+ / 15 B / 5 B-

It's a whole lot easier to make Law Review if you have a lot of classes with curves like #1 than it is to have a lot of classes with curves like #2.

Not only did H have about 5 courses with other sections--in which case as many as 12 or 18 people could have gotten A's under curve #1 (and 12 or 18 A/A- under curve #2)--they also had 1 or 2 courses with upper classmen. Assuming that at least some people wrote on, that the curves tended to provide for a good number of A/A-'s, that the same group of students dominated each class, and that Section H generally performed better than the sections they had class with, it's entirely possible.
I had pretty much all 1 my 1L year. That may be why J got so many LR types.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby howcani111 » Tue Jul 13, 2010 1:31 pm

showNprove wrote:
jnorsky wrote:If there are 30 people in a section, and only like 3 people get A's on each exam, how can 9 people make LR from a section? Arent you curved against the rest of your section? no comprendo

Depends on the curve. I've had classes with both of these types of curves (numbers are percentiles):

1. 20 A / 20 A- / 20 B+ / 20 B / 20 B-
2. 5 A / 15 A- / 60 B+ / 15 B / 5 B-

It's a whole lot easier to make Law Review if you have a lot of classes with curves like #1 than it is to have a lot of classes with curves like #2.

Not only did H have about 5 courses with other sections--in which case as many as 12 or 18 people could have gotten A's under curve #1 (and 12 or 18 A/A- under curve #2)--they also had 1 or 2 courses with upper classmen. Assuming that at least some people wrote on, that the curves tended to provide for a good number of A/A-'s, that the same group of students dominated each class, and that Section H generally performed better than the sections they had class with, it's entirely possible.


what teachers were part of section H?




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