Absolute Bottom of the Class...

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Re: Absolute Bottom of the Class...

Postby solidsnake » Mon Feb 15, 2010 8:44 pm

OperaSoprano wrote: I didn't change; my classmates didn't change, though the curve may have changed us.


OS, as much pleasure as i get seeing you seduced into biglaw, why do you have to finish off your posts like a closing voice-over in the Wonder Years?

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Re: Absolute Bottom of the Class...

Postby D Brooks » Mon Feb 15, 2010 8:47 pm

solidsnake wrote:
OperaSoprano wrote: I didn't change; my classmates didn't change, though the curve may have changed us.


OS, as much pleasure as i get seeing you seduced into biglaw, why do you have to finish off your posts like a closing voice-over in the Wonder Years?


:lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Absolute Bottom of the Class...

Postby BruinsFan » Mon Feb 15, 2010 8:48 pm

Is this what happens on days when all admissions offices are closed and there is no mail? lol

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Re: Absolute Bottom of the Class...

Postby OperaSoprano » Mon Feb 15, 2010 9:12 pm

solidsnake wrote:
OperaSoprano wrote: I didn't change; my classmates didn't change, though the curve may have changed us.


OS, as much pleasure as i get seeing you seduced into biglaw, why do you have to finish off your posts like a closing voice-over in the Wonder Years?


Bitter, pessimistic, and snarky were all taken. I'm just trying to look in the mirror and not hate that person. I mean, I can let TLS do that, so I ought not to preempt your fun.

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Re: Absolute Bottom of the Class...

Postby BobSacamano » Mon Feb 15, 2010 9:15 pm

Honestly, if I'm a 0L, the class that I would be scared about would be my legal writing course. It's unexpectedly difficult, a huge time sink, and the grading seems even more arbitrary than your standard 1L courses. I guess I underestimated how hard writing a good brief or memo is. At my school LRW is uncurved and your grade basically depends on how tough of a grader you happened to get. My professor is notoriously stingy with giving out A's. Wonderful!

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Re: Absolute Bottom of the Class...

Postby Aeroplane » Mon Feb 15, 2010 9:23 pm

BobSacamano wrote:Honestly, if I'm a 0L, the class that I would be scared about would be my legal writing course. It's unexpectedly difficult, a huge time sink, and the grading seems even more arbitrary than your standard 1L courses. I guess I underestimated how hard writing a good brief or memo is. At my school LRW is uncurved and your grade basically depends on how tough of a grader you happened to get. My professor is notoriously stingy with giving out A's. Wonderful!

P/F FTW!

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Re: Absolute Bottom of the Class...

Postby 09042014 » Mon Feb 15, 2010 9:44 pm

OperaSoprano wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:
JSUVA2012 wrote:OS, you seem like a really nice person. But whenever I read your posts I can't help but feel like I want to reach through my computer monitor and slap someone.


ITT: Creepy S&M come on disgusted as insult


:cry:. In all seriousness, I'm trying to get happy and healthy again in the new semester. I'm talking about it because I think someone needs to.

To Ray: I don't know why I feel this way, only that it feels awful. I admire your coolness and composure so much. If anyone deserves success, you do.


Are you eating enough?

Also I can tell Ray is bad ass just from the internet.

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Re: Absolute Bottom of the Class...

Postby General Tso » Mon Feb 15, 2010 10:03 pm

I don't understand all the OS hate. She is more polite and more helpful than 90% of the people on this board. If she gets a little mushy at times, that's fine with me. Better to have someone like OS than yet another of the snarky, elitist, right-wing douchebags that dominate TLS.

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Re: Absolute Bottom of the Class...

Postby Me-a Culpa » Mon Feb 15, 2010 10:28 pm

swheat wrote:Better to have someone like OS than yet another of the snarky, elitist, right-wing douchebags that dominate TLS.

Perfect.

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Re: Absolute Bottom of the Class...

Postby solidsnake » Mon Feb 15, 2010 11:41 pm

Who said I wasn't a fan? stfu

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Re: Absolute Bottom of the Class...

Postby prezidentv8 » Tue Feb 16, 2010 1:14 am

OperaSoprano wrote:
solidsnake wrote:
OperaSoprano wrote: I didn't change; my classmates didn't change, though the curve may have changed us.


OS, as much pleasure as i get seeing you seduced into biglaw, why do you have to finish off your posts like a closing voice-over in the Wonder Years?


Bitter, pessimistic, and snarky were all taken. I'm just trying to look in the mirror and not hate that person. I mean, I can let TLS do that, so I ought not to preempt your fun.


I had first dibs on bitter, post-V-Day.

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Re: Absolute Bottom of the Class...

Postby superserial » Tue Feb 16, 2010 1:31 am

Lawschoolman wrote:Never underestimate the law of horrible. If you have a large enough group of law students (I don't care which school), some of them will be horrible at taking law school exams. This will comprise the bottom of the class.


+ 1. I never fully appreciated the law of horrible until grades came back.

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Re: Absolute Bottom of the Class...

Postby Kohinoor » Tue Feb 16, 2010 1:34 am

superserial wrote:
Lawschoolman wrote:Never underestimate the law of horrible. If you have a large enough group of law students (I don't care which school), some of them will be horrible at taking law school exams. This will comprise the bottom of the class.


+ 1. I never fully appreciated the law of horrible until grades came back.

?

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Re: Absolute Bottom of the Class...

Postby superserial » Tue Feb 16, 2010 1:51 am

Kohinoor wrote:
superserial wrote:
Lawschoolman wrote:Never underestimate the law of horrible. If you have a large enough group of law students (I don't care which school), some of them will be horrible at taking law school exams. This will comprise the bottom of the class.


+ 1. I never fully appreciated the law of horrible until grades came back.

?


a bunch of people who I expected to do well, based on their command of the BLL and consistent effort, bombed finals hard.

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Re: Absolute Bottom of the Class...

Postby Kohinoor » Tue Feb 16, 2010 2:33 am

superserial wrote:
Kohinoor wrote:
superserial wrote:
Lawschoolman wrote:Never underestimate the law of horrible. If you have a large enough group of law students (I don't care which school), some of them will be horrible at taking law school exams. This will comprise the bottom of the class.


+ 1. I never fully appreciated the law of horrible until grades came back.

?


a bunch of people who I expected to do well, based on their command of the BLL and consistent effort, bombed finals hard.

Is that the law of horrible or a curve?

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Re: Absolute Bottom of the Class...

Postby superserial » Tue Feb 16, 2010 2:44 am

Kohinoor wrote:
superserial wrote:
a bunch of people who I expected to do well, based on their command of the BLL and consistent effort, bombed finals hard.

Is that the law of horrible or a curve?


aren't those equivalents?

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Re: Absolute Bottom of the Class...

Postby prezidentv8 » Tue Feb 16, 2010 2:46 am

superserial wrote:
Kohinoor wrote:
superserial wrote:
a bunch of people who I expected to do well, based on their command of the BLL and consistent effort, bombed finals hard.

Is that the law of horrible or a curve?


aren't those equivalents?

:?: :!: :shock: :? :!: :?:

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Re: Absolute Bottom of the Class...

Postby superserial » Tue Feb 16, 2010 2:55 am

prezidentv8 wrote:
superserial wrote:
Kohinoor wrote:
superserial wrote:
a bunch of people who I expected to do well, based on their command of the BLL and consistent effort, bombed finals hard.

Is that the law of horrible or a curve?


aren't those equivalents?

:?: :!: :shock: :? :!: :?:


essentially they are...

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Re: Absolute Bottom of the Class...

Postby Kohinoor » Tue Feb 16, 2010 3:00 am

superserial wrote:
prezidentv8 wrote:
superserial wrote:
Kohinoor wrote:Is that the law of horrible or a curve?


aren't those equivalents?

:?: :!: :shock: :? :!: :?:


essentially they are...

Thread is QUICKLY going places.

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Postby sch6les » Sat Feb 20, 2010 1:25 am

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Re: Absolute Bottom of the Class...

Postby The Zeppelin » Sat Feb 20, 2010 1:41 am

sch6les wrote:I don't know why anyone has brought this up yet, but wouldn't people at the bottom most likely be URM's, splitters (but not reverse splitters), etc? After all, these are people who gained admission with lower standards than the rest of the class, and would thus be of lower caliber.

And so it begins...

again.

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Re: Absolute Bottom of the Class...

Postby Vincent Vega » Sat Feb 20, 2010 1:58 am

sch6les wrote:I don't know why anyone has brought this up yet, but wouldn't people at the bottom most likely be URM's, splitters (but not reverse splitters), etc?


No.

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Re: Absolute Bottom of the Class...

Postby Vincent Vega » Sat Feb 20, 2010 1:59 am

Also, why would you include splitters in this likely-to-be-at-bottom group, but not reverse splitters? The LSAT is supposed to be the indicator of 1L performance much more than UGPA.

I'm assuming you are an extreme reverse splitter with a grudge.

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Re: Absolute Bottom of the Class...

Postby Kohinoor » Sat Feb 20, 2010 2:03 am

sch6les wrote:I don't know why anyone has brought this up yet, but wouldn't people at the bottom most likely be URM's, splitters (but not reverse splitters), etc? After all, these are people who gained admission with lower standards than the rest of the class, and would thus be of lower caliber.

*Clicks Add Foe*

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Re: Absolute Bottom of the Class...

Postby vanwinkle » Sat Feb 20, 2010 2:07 am

sch6les wrote:I don't know why anyone has brought this up yet, but wouldn't people at the bottom most likely be URM's, splitters (but not reverse splitters), etc? After all, these are people who gained admission with lower standards than the rest of the class, and would thus be of lower caliber.

Come to UVA! We'll enroll in the same classes together. People who assume previous success will translate automatically into law school success are my best friend when it comes to the curve.




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