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General Board / Re: Grading Curve Question
« on: September 06, 2005, 07:17:43 PM »

Second, some professors just throw the tests down the stairwell and give those that land on the top steps an A, middle steps a B, etc. The legal term for this is Stairy Decisis ..

LOL!

In addition, professors conspire with administration to distribute grades ... they will look into the students undergrad school (the more prestigious the undergrad school the higher the grade) the LSAT score and other indicias of "smartness," such as your parent's income, occupation (if one of your parents is a lawyer you've definitely an edge). Blacks, Latinos and other minorities are usually C-ed, boys are almost always given higher grades (a fraction) just for being boys .. and so on, you get the point ..

On the other hand, if you do a really good job, they can not downgrade by more than one letter ... that is to say, if you write a stellar exam after being loaded with drugs for an entire week and your exam is absolutely the best A+, the most they can do is downgrade you to something like B+ -- they won't go that far as to give you a B- (or even B for that matter)! Please note, though, that it takes a hell of a lot of work and effort in law school to write a stellar exam to be absolutely the best! Remember that as much as half of your classmates are probably on something on the day of the exam (especially at cutthroat schools) so to get an edge you'll have to be on something EVERY SINGLE DAY of your exams time period to actually increase your assimilation capacity (and probably jack up your IQ too!) For instance, it's pretty much a well-known fact that many students randomly use, say, 3X30 mg tablets of Adderall everyday during the exam period and 2-3 coke blowns on the day of the exam!

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General Board / Re: Active, engaged learner or gunner?
« on: September 06, 2005, 07:00:12 PM »
People who talk all the time are seen as stupid in law school

Without them class would be horrible, though! They enable others to surf quietly and comfortably during the whole time.

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General Board / Re: 1L Summer Clerkship
« on: September 06, 2005, 06:57:53 PM »
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Although most law firms don't advertise it, pretty much ANY firm will take a 1L if they are impressed enough with the applicant's resume.

Which boils down to finding a way to let 'em know of as many stats about your brain and other parts of your body as possible ...

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General Board / Re: Sage advice for soon to be 1L's
« on: September 06, 2005, 06:55:36 PM »
Don't let your classmates stress you out, especially around finals.

How about skipping school altogether around finals?!

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Studying and Exam Taking / Re: For 1Ls: Open Book v. Closed Book
« on: September 06, 2005, 06:49:59 PM »
LOL noele!

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General Board / Re: Do you hate law?
« on: September 06, 2005, 06:47:44 PM »
Awesome frame of mind, THE HOSTESS!

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Studying and Exam Taking / Re: Criminal Law Multiple Choice Questions
« on: September 06, 2005, 06:43:45 PM »
Try cherry blintzes ... thet're absolutely lovable!

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Transferring / Re: 27% at a 3rd tier
« on: September 06, 2005, 06:42:33 PM »
Even if you don't make it in the top 25% after your first year, you'll probably make it after your second year -- when the top 10-15% of your class will have transferred out your school. You may not be able to transfer out at that point, but you'll probably be ranked better at your school than the transferred out ones will be ranked at the schools they went to ;)

I guess you have a point here , it just needs to be articulated a little bit better!

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General Board / Re: WTF? Credit score of 550
« on: September 06, 2005, 06:39:57 PM »
Does incurring student loan debt lower your credit score? 

Of course it does! By the third year of law school your score is gonna be like 550 if your mommy and daddy are not paying for law school!

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General Board / Re: law school depression
« on: September 06, 2005, 06:37:45 PM »
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15 credit hours equal to only 15 hours of dedication

Dedication to surfing, Internet games, chatrooms, etc, maybe?!

Just kidding ;)

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