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Etiquette question: Discuss about grades ever?

Re: Etiquette question: Discuss about grades ever?
« Reply #20 on: January 11, 2009, 08:17:25 PM »
Miss P: Well, you know I adore you, and I would totally talk about my grades with you if you wanted, but I don't see how any of this explains fertsru's remarks.

There were many one-sided responses to this thread, not quite 20 pages, but the tendency started to show, before Mattheis wrote his. That was the only reason for me to admire his response which was different. I see that you have a lot of posts under your profile, it appears you have a great strategy to keep them growing by blowing something out of proportion.  ::)

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Re: Etiquette question: Discuss about grades ever?
« Reply #21 on: January 11, 2009, 08:24:40 PM »
Miss P: Well, you know I adore you, and I would totally talk about my grades with you if you wanted, but I don't see how any of this explains fertsru's remarks.

There were many one-sided responses to this thread, not quite 20 pages, but the tendency started to show, before Mattheis wrote his. That was the only reason for me to admire his response which was different. I see that you have a lot of posts under your profile, it appears you have a great strategy to keep them growing by blowing something out of proportion.  ::)

I was confused about why you had insulted the three (yes, three) people who roughly agreed with one another (and who described their individual experiences) when you could have merely agreed with Matthies and left it at that.  I thought perhaps I was misunderstanding you.  Apparently, I wasn't, and you really are just a pill.  Kudos!

Re: Etiquette question: Discuss about grades ever?
« Reply #22 on: January 11, 2009, 09:51:42 PM »
I've said this before in another thread recently, but talking about grades/jobs here isn't considered taboo (especially among friends).  The entire student body is just 600 students strong... it's a small community, and people who buy into that idea generally feel comfortable talking about their prospects with each other.  Those who equate privacy with anonymity might feel a little put off when everyone else is talking about grades and jobs, but I think it's helpful to at least have the option of discussing how you did with others at your school.  It makes it easier to help my friends out if I know where they stand gpa-wise.  If you'd prefer not to discuss grades with your classmates you can always go to the 2Ls/3Ls at your school and ask for their opinions... we'll either slap you in the face or tell you it'll be ok, and probably buy you a beer either way.  There's even the chance we'll give you constructive advice for jobhunting, above and beyond the moral support.  For most of us law school grades are disheartening... our average UG gpa was something like a 3.7 but only a small portion of the 190 students hit that once they're here. Taking a reality check sometimes requires a group effort for people who've never seen anything below an A- before in their 16+ years in education.

I should mention that, having had incredible foresight when I studied abroad in college, I decided to earn myself a D- then so I wouldn't be as upset when I returned to school 3 years later and saw B's on my transcript.

Re: Etiquette question: Discuss about grades ever?
« Reply #23 on: January 11, 2009, 09:59:16 PM »
I like the suggestion about talking to 2Ls and 3Ls if you need grade-related advice or a sanity check. I have told my grades to 1Ls who ask and have discussed mine on rare occasions with 2Ls or 3Ls (that don't hang out in my group).

Re: Etiquette question: Discuss about grades ever?
« Reply #24 on: January 11, 2009, 10:07:21 PM »
I like the suggestion about talking to 2Ls and 3Ls if you need grade-related advice or a sanity check. I have told my grades to 1Ls who ask and have discussed mine on rare occasions with 2Ls or 3Ls (that don't hang out in my group).

Yeah I was just gchatting w/ a 1L about this... I realize upper-classmen and career services people are probably better equipped to give actual advice than your classmates.  It's definitely useful regardless of where you are, even if openly discussing grades is generally discouraged where you're at.  Then again, most of the advice I got last year from the then-2Ls about jobs didn't necessarily apply by the time we got around to OCI.

Also, for a different perspective on a related question of law school etiquette, may I present GW's storied Law Revue troupe: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gMtSf2vbZs

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Re: Etiquette question: Discuss about grades ever?
« Reply #25 on: January 12, 2009, 08:25:10 AM »
I probably wouldn't tell my grades to anyone in my class year unprompted.  But if anyone asked I'd tell them rather than being coy about it (not that I have a problem with people who wouldn't say anything even when asked).  I've also told some 1Ls my grade in the particular class in which they asked for my old exam/outline, usually unprompted.

I also definitely do this.  Though I also had to say, "Ooof, I did really poorly in that class; you should stop talking to me about it right now lest I pollute your brain," about one of them.  :)

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Re: Etiquette question: Discuss about grades ever?
« Reply #26 on: January 12, 2009, 08:42:29 AM »
i use my grades as a pick-up line.  works like a charm.

Mmm, Order of the Coif?  Hawt.

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Re: Etiquette question: Discuss about grades ever?
« Reply #27 on: January 12, 2009, 09:40:43 AM »
i use my grades as a pick-up line.  works like a charm.

I had to check twice to make sure this was not a Wally post

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Re: Etiquette question: Discuss about grades ever?
« Reply #28 on: January 12, 2009, 12:37:03 PM »
i use my grades as a pick-up line.  works like a charm.

Mmm, Order of the Coif?  Hawt.
You know, there's a reason why the latin for c*** loudly is on my transcript.......

Re: Etiquette question: Discuss about grades ever?
« Reply #29 on: January 12, 2009, 11:02:27 PM »
I only discuss it with close friends or those that really bug me about it. Either way it gets around. I told 1 person my awesome 1L 1st semester grades and it spread like wildfire. Not always a good thing in a competitive and tense environment.