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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby jawsthegreat » Sun Apr 29, 2012 11:42 pm

Julio_El_Chavo wrote:
jawsthegreat wrote:How high were y'alls grades after 1L, really high grades could contribute to that?

Do you guys contribute it to just general apathy?


I think part of it was the fact that 35% of the class of 2011 was unemployed when they were in all of my 2L classes. They were gunning like hell for high grades. Class of 2012 probably isn't trying as hard.


2Ls and 3Ls...TRYING. *Shivers*

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby thesealocust » Mon Apr 30, 2012 12:14 am

I am comfortable asserting that it would literally be impossible for me to try less hard.
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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby Julio_El_Chavo » Mon Apr 30, 2012 12:33 am

thesealocust wrote:I am comfortable asserting that it would literally be impossible for me to try less hard.

Speaking of which, if anybody wants to drink with me during exams, I'll be the guy drinking taking his exams all day in a room in Slaughter tomorrow.


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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby dailygrind » Mon Apr 30, 2012 12:45 am

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby thesealocust » Mon Apr 30, 2012 12:57 am

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby berkeleykel06 » Mon Apr 30, 2012 2:11 am

thesealocust wrote:The rules are simple: one shot every hour, one shot at the start of an exam, and one shot at the end of an exam.

whatcouldpossiblygowrong.jpg

For some reason nobody has agreed to do it with me, even for one exam :/


Since my evidence prof apparently gives out like 80% B+s I could probably get away with this. But since I'm not a 3L I feel like I need to make at least some pretense of still giving a fuck.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby dailygrind » Mon Apr 30, 2012 2:46 am

berkeleykel06 wrote:
thesealocust wrote:The rules are simple: one shot every hour, one shot at the start of an exam, and one shot at the end of an exam.

whatcouldpossiblygowrong.jpg

For some reason nobody has agreed to do it with me, even for one exam :/


Since my evidence prof apparently gives out like 80% B+s I could probably get away with this. But since I'm not a 3L I feel like I need to make at least some pretense of still giving a fuck.


Which prof is this? Feel free to PM me; I'm trying to decide if there's one less class I have to study for.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby berkeleykel06 » Mon Apr 30, 2012 8:42 am

dailygrind wrote:
berkeleykel06 wrote:
thesealocust wrote:The rules are simple: one shot every hour, one shot at the start of an exam, and one shot at the end of an exam.

whatcouldpossiblygowrong.jpg

For some reason nobody has agreed to do it with me, even for one exam :/


Since my evidence prof apparently gives out like 80% B+s I could probably get away with this. But since I'm not a 3L I feel like I need to make at least some pretense of still giving a fuck.


Which prof is this? Feel free to PM me; I'm trying to decide if there's one less class I have to study for.


Mitchell. He gives somewhere in the ballpark of 3/4 B+s.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby RVP11 » Mon Apr 30, 2012 12:38 pm

berkeleykel06 wrote:Mitchell. He gives somewhere in the ballpark of 3/4 B+s.


No prof, not even Abraham, gives that many B+s in a lecture course. UVA people consistently exaggerate the percentage of B+s in classes.

Go look in the book in Student Records. The highest percentage I've ever seen in a big lecture course was like 65% or 70% B+, and it was either Leslie or Abraham.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby RVP11 » Mon Apr 30, 2012 12:42 pm

jawsthegreat wrote:
jawsthegreat wrote:How high were y'alls grades after 1L, really high grades could contribute to that?

Do you guys contribute it to just general apathy?


I ask, because I'm wondering if my not doing shit is going to finally catch up to me.


General apathy + realizing 1L is all that matters + nerds-with-nothing-better-to-do-who-continue-to-gun + general regression to the mean because people below median figure out how to take law school exams and people above median lose their former advantage + self-selection into classes (e.g., people who are bad at exam classes stop taking them).

As a 1L, having good analysis of the obvious issues and writing a lot of words equaled an A-. As a 2L/3L, it's very easy to get B+ pwned (especially in classes like Evidence, Corporations, Crim Investigaiton - classes where there is no "right answer") even when your analysis was solid and you wrote a ton.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby thesealocust » Mon Apr 30, 2012 12:57 pm

half time report:

medic

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby berkeleykel06 » Mon Apr 30, 2012 1:02 pm

RVP11 wrote:
berkeleykel06 wrote:Mitchell. He gives somewhere in the ballpark of 3/4 B+s.


No prof, not even Abraham, gives that many B+s in a lecture course. UVA people consistently exaggerate the percentage of B+s in classes.

Go look in the book in Student Records. The highest percentage I've ever seen in a big lecture course was like 65% or 70% B+, and it was either Leslie or Abraham.


The 80% I said earlier was intended as an exaggeration, but I could've swore Mitchell gave out more than 70% B+ for the semester I looked. Maybe I've confused myself and the 75% was the combined % of people who got B+ and higher; I'll check again.

Edit--thinking over it more, you're probably right. Sorry, didn't mean to mislead anyone.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby ringo » Mon Apr 30, 2012 1:31 pm

Does anyone know if Ivy is strict about the allowable times for moving in? They say until 5pm on weekdays and 4pm on weekends. Is somebody going to enforce that if I'm still unloading a U-Haul at 6?

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby Cavalier » Mon Apr 30, 2012 1:55 pm

thesealocust wrote:half time report:

medic

lol

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby Heat » Mon Apr 30, 2012 2:03 pm

ringo wrote:Does anyone know if Ivy is strict about the allowable times for moving in? They say until 5pm on weekdays and 4pm on weekends. Is somebody going to enforce that if I'm still unloading a U-Haul at 6?


I don't know the answer to your question for sure but I'd assume they mean that you can pick up your keys from the office and such until that time. Not that you can literally move things in until that time. It would be an odd restriction indeed to not allow you to bring things into an apartment your paying rent for after a certain time of day.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby dailygrind » Mon Apr 30, 2012 2:18 pm

berkeleykel06 wrote:
RVP11 wrote:
berkeleykel06 wrote:Mitchell. He gives somewhere in the ballpark of 3/4 B+s.


No prof, not even Abraham, gives that many B+s in a lecture course. UVA people consistently exaggerate the percentage of B+s in classes.

Go look in the book in Student Records. The highest percentage I've ever seen in a big lecture course was like 65% or 70% B+, and it was either Leslie or Abraham.


The 80% I said earlier was intended as an exaggeration, but I could've swore Mitchell gave out more than 70% B+ for the semester I looked. Maybe I've confused myself and the 75% was the combined % of people who got B+ and higher; I'll check again.

Edit--thinking over it more, you're probably right. Sorry, didn't mean to mislead anyone.


Moot point for me, anyway. Thanks.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby joeshmo39 » Mon Apr 30, 2012 2:27 pm

Cavalier wrote:
thesealocust wrote:half time report:

medic

lol


STAY STRONG! Take some BCAAs, hydrate! Don't eat any protein or beef jerky, it will kill your liver/kidneys. Remember - type a lot. We didn't spend our adolescence on computers in our mom's basement for our mad typing skills to fail us now.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby dailygrind » Mon Apr 30, 2012 3:02 pm

joeshmo39 wrote:
Cavalier wrote:
thesealocust wrote:half time report:

medic

lol


STAY STRONG! Take some BCAAs, hydrate! Don't eat any protein or beef jerky, it will kill your liver/kidneys. Remember - type a lot. We didn't spend our adolescence on computers in our mom's basement for our mad typing skills to fail us now.


I'm not sure profs appreciate it when you throw in a string of "motherfucking PWNEDDDDD nublet!!!!"'s into your paper. I could be wrong, though. Never know till you try.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby Morgan12Oak » Mon Apr 30, 2012 6:55 pm

Can I just point out that what sealocust is doing is absolutely legendary.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby Morgan12Oak » Mon Apr 30, 2012 7:53 pm

Its not impressive if you don't survive it - can anyone vouch for sealocust being alive?

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby desertlaw » Mon Apr 30, 2012 8:51 pm

Morgan12Oak wrote:Its not impressive if you don't survive it - can anyone vouch for sealocust being alive?


Ya, I was going to ask the same thing.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby thesealocust » Mon Apr 30, 2012 9:20 pm

That was an interesting way to spend a Monday for sure.

I am done with law school.
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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby Julio_El_Chavo » Mon Apr 30, 2012 9:29 pm

RVP11 wrote:
berkeleykel06 wrote:Mitchell. He gives somewhere in the ballpark of 3/4 B+s.


No prof, not even Abraham, gives that many B+s in a lecture course. UVA people consistently exaggerate the percentage of B+s in classes.

Go look in the book in Student Records. The highest percentage I've ever seen in a big lecture course was like 65% or 70% B+, and it was either Leslie or Abraham.


Woolhandler's Fed Courts class literally gets like 80% B+'s.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby omg » Mon Apr 30, 2012 9:36 pm

thesealocust wrote:Alive! That was an interesting way to spend a Monday for sure.

I am done with law school.


CONGRATS SEALOCUST!!!

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby desertlaw » Mon Apr 30, 2012 10:00 pm

thesealocust wrote:Alive! That was an interesting way to spend a Monday for sure.

I am done with law school.


Congrats.




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