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Current Law Students / Re: Memo Grading
« on: March 14, 2010, 06:15:35 PM »
I'm telling you, its not as clean cut as at most schools.  I've gotten a bad grade before and not reacted this way.  It is not my ego.  I'll give an example:  on the syllabus all out of class assignments count for 5 percent of the total grade and there were bout 20.  As such, all papers being even, I get an NP rather than a P ( the only grades given) because I was late on an out of class assignment. Has nothing to do with my paper. And I want an independent source to make sure it has nothing to do with my paper.  Its not like I got a "C", it is more akin to pass/fail. The arbitrariness is astounding.  I mentioned the guy who asked his prof why he got a bad grade and was told: "must happen to somebody" by his prof..  He didn't deserve his grade either.  This happened to 25 percent of the class.  

You are making less and less sense as you continue to post in this thread and it is becoming increasingly apparent why you did poorly.  You receiving an NP because you turned in an assignment late isn't arbitraty at all... it's completely expected.  You turn in a late assignment, you get penalized.  

Regarding the random tale of your classmate - your professor is absolutely right that receiving a low grade "must happen to somebody." You've already mentioned that is the school's policy.  Guess what?  Your classmate turned in a horrible paper.  If getting a low grade "must happen to somebody," it is going to happen to the students that turn in garbage; and it did.  

Current Law Students / Re: Memo Grading
« on: March 12, 2010, 10:58:16 AM »
Your professor didn't throw darts at a pile of papers and assign the poor grades to the ones she/he hit.  Your professor gave the poor grades, mandatory or not, to the worst papers in the bunch.  Law school grading is all relative to your other classmates, regardless of the class.  Your policy, while seemingly harsh, is based on your work relative to your other classmates.  You need to do better on your next assignment to get out of the "mandatory" 3 low grades.

Current Law Students / Revive Best Thread Ever Please!!!
« on: March 06, 2010, 05:03:56 PM »
To any and all moderators - Is it at all possible to revive one of the most hilarious threads ever?  The thread, link shown below, seems to have been altered to a completely different topic.  It was a thread giving advice to 1L students and has turned into some political thread for some reason:

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     Re: brewha=erapit
Reply #7 on: May 30, 2006, 01:37:27 PM  

The notion that brewha, contributor to the greatest LSD discussion thread of all time (see:,3993.0.html), and Erapitt are the same is just plain silly.

Only socialist hippies would argue against this obvious truth. Chuck Norris hates hippies, so you don't want to be a hippy do you?

Current Law Students / Re: Is a JD Just another Humanities Degree?
« on: February 28, 2010, 12:44:41 PM »
I am idiot who is going to T30 school and will graduate with no debt.  Idiot who can get really good grades and will probably get a better job than you, because biglaw does not care if you an idiot, just what your class rank and school you go to is.  Works for me.

While you "probably" will get a biglaw job - meaning you don't have one and in this economy.. good luck, I "already" practice in a biglaw firm and I went to a bottom-ranked T3 school.  As a tip, you may want to nail down which side is the "plaintiff" and which side is the "defendant" in any given case because not knowing the basics will preclude employment in any sized firm regardless of your school/grades. 

Current Law Students / Re: Is a JD Just another Humanities Degree?
« on: February 27, 2010, 03:59:10 PM »
oh lol, yeah he told the plaintiff to do that, he pretty much slapped me - defendant - on the back.  I better get it right some day, lol.

It's been a while since I've posted on this board... but this guy compels my return. 

You sir, are an idiot.


Either way, I guess you could call this an excellent start. 

could but shouldn't.

I am at a top 50 law school, I consider myself a reasonably intelligent and extremely motivated person. I had really wanted to get good grades, but instead got 3 Cs (one C-) and one B. This was a hard blow to me, as I had been studying very hard. My profs tell me I got all substantive issues down and understand the material, but my organization of answers is problematic and my legal reasoning is weak.

The department has recommended me for the Legal Reasoning option next semester instead of Moot Court. I am extremely depressed about this because I know I have it in me to work smarter and absorb all the feedback from my professors. I KNOW I can do this, but my school is making me feel like a loser and placing me in a program that I do not think I need to be in for a whole semester. Maybe I am being difficult - but sometimes, you just know that you will work your ass off, do things differently, and you just want a 2nd chance. Has anyone had this experience? I don't know how to convince the department that I would prefer not to be singled out into that class.

I even cried in front of the department, I feel very ashamed and weak but inside, I just want another chance. Sometimes I feel like I just want to give up all my hopes of getting a well-paying job, and maybe I should. Is there any hope for me to turn myself around? I think I just need one success story of someone with straight Cs or something who turned around and got all As and Bs and proved everybody wrong the 2nd semester.
My situation is bad, my GPA is below that of good standing, and I desperately need some words of wisdom. These days, it's been hard just to keep my head up and not feel like crying. For me, quitting is not an option.

It's been a while since I've been on here, but I feel compelled to offer my assistance remind the OP that WalMart is always hiring. 

Current Law Students / Re: Slackers unite?
« on: January 07, 2008, 10:29:35 AM »

Honest to God, i read at most 6 cases in con law and pulled a B. In evidence, i read 8 cases at most and got in the top 15% of the class. Crim pro i didnt even touch the text book after the 6th week of school and got a 2.5 which is median grade at TJSL.


2.5 is pretty damn bad... and there is no need to read a single case in Evidence - it's all about the rules.  HTH.

Current Law Students / Re: Hearsay - Statement Not Under Oath
« on: September 22, 2007, 05:58:29 PM »
Just went through my old evidence outline and it seems that our thoughts are the only ways to go about getting that statement in front of the jury.  Either way, I'll get to have some fun with the impeachment cross.  Thanks for the thoughts jacy

Current Law Students / Hearsay - Statement Not Under Oath
« on: September 22, 2007, 05:15:54 PM »
Ok, here is the situation.  I am trying to get a statement into evidence that was not given under oath.  The guy was one of the offenders and was offered a deal by the prosecution if he testified against the remaining defendants.  The statement I want in is his first testimony, again not under oath, given to an officer where he denies any knowledge of the crime. 

My initial thoughts are that I can only get this in by impeachment.  It is a prior inconsistent statement that would go to his credibility and obvious bias.  I'm trying to remember if there was a way I could get this in as substantive evidence. 

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