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damn you liberal arts majors!

It can be argued that the top 15% of the class is NOT the same as the top 15% of the grades

grades are a continuous distribution, class is a discrete set.  so.. if you had a small class size of 50, 15% and 15.4% could be the same person (depending on how you determine the center point).

it's unlikely the class size is this small, so you're basically screwed :)

HTH

25/162 I think.  No more mathmagician big words like "discrete" eh?

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And yes.  He said he did poorly and dropped out. 

Someone suggested, if he was originally interested in the military itself rather than JAG, OCS.  I second that.  They'll help pay off his debt and get a Masters, which is the real first step toward his goal of teaching at the collegiate level.

Fool.  Getting a military commission is MUCH more difficult than getting accepted to law school.  It is very competitive.  Nothing in OP's background would indicate he'd have any chance at this at all.

I have to laugh at idiots who think becoming a military officer is a viable fallback after failing in the "real" world.

Didn't fail.  Quit.

And I certainly wouldn't join the military as a fallback plan.  It's highly doubtful, and it'd be over a year from now.

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-Never tried. 
-Didn't like it. 
-Wasn't going to be happy in law. 

I'm going to go hump two jobs (office + bartender), pound out of my minimal debt, lose the ten lbs being a 1L added, and live a personal dream as far as locale and recreation, and re-assess the situation.  The god awful reading that was law school has left me jaded toward academia.  I'll be comfortable living my life without letters after my name. 

I'll read up on what fascinates me, but unless a passion explodes I don't see myself in any journals.  The prestige chasing is a fool's game.  I'm so glad I didn't go to a T1, otherwise I couldn't ignore the sunk cost and I'd have to be a lawyer.

I thought the silliest post was the one about the "wasted advice" and earlier in the thread.  All I hear there is retrospective whining. This was a serious decision but not a somber one.  That sort of bitterness carries over to so many things.

I'm off to carpe some diem.

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EDIT: TRYING TO POST A LARGE PICTURE, AND FAILING



gah, why won't it let me?  Is there a maximum image size?

Didn't do well.  Dropped out.  15K in debt.

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If you have to come to this website and ask for help in arguing a point, maybe the Dean's List just isn't for you (or your friend in this case). 

NO U R THE ONE THAT IS DUM. INTERNET FIGHT! SHIELDS UP! PEW PEW PEW PEW PEW PEW!

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A colorable argument can be made.  Make it as if your grade depends upon it.  I'll grade you on a 2.67 curve.

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We disagree. 

Represent us.

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He was 25/162.  From the academic policy manual.

III-C-6. Graduation Honors, Deanís List, and Class Rankings

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B. Deanís List

The Deanís List will be the top 15 percent in each class for each semester. The Deanís List will be compiled and students will be informed of their distinction. Students will also be invited to contact the Associate Dean for Student Affairs if they do not wish to have their names included on the public version of the Deanís List. After students are given a reasonable opportunity to request that their names be withheld from publication, the Deanís List will be published.



I stole this argument from the "should I drop out" thread, but based on the lack of precision in the policy handbook, one could argue that top 15.4% rounds to the top 15% based on some common understanding of mathyness.

And the argument could be frosted by that canon of construction (from contracts) that says something about ambiguity erring on the side of the non-drafter.  Isn't there some clever sounding latin for this? 

I know the dean, and he will treat this handbook like a contract.



If anyone could hammer this out in a few sentances for the email to the dean, that'd be really helpful.  Having trouble articulating it.

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General Board / Re: Should I drop out?
« on: June 27, 2008, 04:51:10 PM »
IM HITTING THE ICE ROAD!!!!!!!!!

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General Board / Re: Should I drop out?
« on: June 27, 2008, 04:39:44 PM »
Pedantic lawyers much? ;)

Did you know that more presidents have dropped out of law school (6) than completed it (5)?


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