5ky wrote:No, it's not a situation where people aren't putting in the work re: Cohen. His exams, not just PR, are objectively absurd. Definitely my hardest LS exam.
I feel like the forced curve changes this. Idk but maybe his class is more work overall. I will say Hylton is very transparent and clear on what he wants, and it's not that hard to get an A on. You can also study for 2 days, never read and get a B+ because what he wants is to just be able to apply the rules, and make good arguments with them. There are enough complete slackers and LLMs to always get the B+.
We're talking about two different things. For something like a Cohen exam, which it seems clear you haven't had the joy of experiencing, it is actually probably a little easier to beat the curve if you are willing to put in the effort to understand what the professor is looking for and have a decent to good grasp on the material. Very difficult exams yield wide spreads and greater certainty in beating the curve with effort.
But the actual exam itself is very, very hard. You can get an A+ with a much worse exam relative to points available than an A- in a more straightforward class. You generally won't get an A+ if you miss major issues and have numerous misstatements of law in your exam, but it is possible for Cohen precisely because of the difficulty of the exam + the curve