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Current Law Students / Re: Post Your Grades as you get them!
« on: February 01, 2008, 03:42:08 AM »
Someone slap me. I was sure I was headed for the bottom half of the class, and I was ecstatic to find out I'm in the top 15 percent. However, I also found out all the total d-bags in the class are in the top TEN percent. So it's like.. I shouldn't be letting this bother me, but it inevitably is. And like I'm somehow feeling craptastic about it -- what the HECK? how can I get out of this mindset? Nuts!

welcome to law school :) you will always be competitive and happy/yet pissed.

Thank you for this quote.  Tonight we had our first of two 1L oral advocacy competitions.  I made finals, and won an award for distinguished advocacy, but failed to place in the top three.  So, I'm happy with my success, but feel that I should have beaten the people who beat me.  Not that I fault the judges.... just that I wish I had done better to come in higher.

Oh competition!


lol j/k...i am queen of doing the same thing

Current Law Students / Re: 3.0 GPA, is it hopeless?
« on: January 22, 2008, 09:14:58 AM »
BU has a 3.2 curve.

did you make sure you answered all the questions??

at a t20 school you shouldnt be that worried about getting a job. also, you may have done great, but everyone else may have also done great.  therefore, you fell below the curve.

Current Law Students / Re: 3.0 GPA, is it hopeless?
« on: January 20, 2008, 08:03:22 AM »
still got firm job..maybe not v100 but high paying firm jobs in good markets

Current Law Students / Re: 3.0 GPA, is it hopeless?
« on: January 19, 2008, 09:44:20 PM »
i know people with 3.0GPA at BU/BC who still did okay

i would be upset and pissed too but i think the OP is a little bit too sure of the fact its a mistake and i think that is rubbing some people  the wrong way.

Current Law Students / Re: Post Your Grades as you get them!
« on: January 19, 2008, 12:05:42 PM »
okay so im a 2L and my grades don't really matter anymore. i have a SA position im stoked about BUT i just had to post here b/c i almost passed out when i saw my grade in evidence.  we are on a B/B+ish curve.  i got an A+.  i literally almost screamed

Job Search / Re: State Attorneys Office vs. Paid Small Firm Position
« on: January 15, 2008, 08:49:46 PM »
either is insignificant compared to grades.  as long as you have good experience doing something law related, the firm will be happy

Current Law Students / Re: has anyone else NOT received grades yet?
« on: January 15, 2008, 08:39:20 PM »
ahh im a 2l an i have awful anxiety about grades.  i just want them already dammit

Current Law Students / Re: Grades?
« on: January 10, 2008, 08:14:19 PM »
hi there,

I am no expert but I'll take a stab at your questions:

1.  everyone probably works their ass off, and it's hard to tell how your doing b/c how you do depends on how everyone else does.  I would figure out how you may be able to study next semester differently to boost your chances of success. Talk to your professors (esp K and civ pro b/c they are year long) about what you did wrong on the exams and how you can improve.  i didnt use LEEWS or getting to maybe, so I dont know if they are helpful.

2. you only have one grade so far, really, a C +.   civ pro and contracts are year long.  I'd say keeping your scholarship depends heavily on how you do on torts.  id say you should keep the 80%, but no idea about 100%.

3. First year grades are extremely important. when employers are looking for 2Ls for SA positions (which is how they do the majority of their hiring for first year associates), THE thing they look at is grades.  however, they do tend to improve as times go on.  again, you cant estimate your chances with ONE real grade.   

4. i  wouldn't say you are "screwed" but i do think you have uphill battle.  the fact you go to a T4 will prob hurt you the most, so unless you are top 5-15%, its an uphill battle no matter what. and no, they dont look at professors being harder graders then others.  i mean i guess you could explain it if you were given an interview, but you have to get the interview first.  to get the interview all they will see is the straight grade.  and  yes, they will see you graduated summa cum laude/PBK but this is of minimal importance compared to law school grades.

5. i have no idea

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