get it to x wrote:In case any of you have any questions about RU, please feel free to post since things are slightly less frenetic now that spring break has arrived. I'll try to answer them as accurately/fairly as I can.
Get it to x, I posted this on the Forum for Class of 2014, but I'll put it here too if you wouldn't mind sharing your experience:
1. I know Rutgers doesn't rank students until graduation, but I was wondering if anyone knew if they still post the grades and make them public...?
2. And how are students accepted to Law Review? Are they automatically admitted based on grades or is it grades + a writing competition or something?
3. (Last one!) Has it been your experience that most professors have old exams on file in the library? Do they often go a few years back?
Thanks very much!
1. As far as I know, grades are not published in any public way in the sense that you can find out a classmate's grades. One of the reasons RU doesn't rank is so employers can't use arbitrary cut-off's to eliminate students from OCI (ie. give us your top 10%). Supposedly, this approach makes them actually read your resume. It's not hard for them though to look through your transcript see your grades and do a rough calculation of what your GPA is. I'm sure any employer who comes to campus with regularity knows the deal and has found a way around it.
2. Law Review is completely based on write on which I think is actually very fair. At the end of first year you can write on to any of the journals. In case you're curious, LRW does not prep you for write-on. It can be interesting to watch people go into write-on with a chip on their shoulder because they've done well in LRW only to not write on to law review.
3. This policy, by and large, varies from professor to professor and also subject area to subject area. Contracts professors, for the most part, seem to release their exams. Others do not at all. How far they go back varies professor to professor as well. Personally, I prefer the professor not to have exams released. I think it's contradictory to go to such great lengths (curves,etc.) to standardize everything and then allow people in a class an opportunity to get more practice than others simply by preparing the material early enough to get through more practice exams. Everyone should see that professor's test questions for the first time on test day. Just my take.