« on: March 02, 2006, 02:24:50 PM »
prepping is a good idea. nuff said.
Just to follow up on this thread:
I was actually correct. I did, in fact, get an "A" on my Torts exam, so my feeling after the exam was correct! This is really funny, considering that I didn't get any other A's in my other classes (my next highest grade was a "B").First, before, i answer the question, i must address this one issue:
mp - you are a pompous prick. what makes you think you know more than many 2Ls? I hope somebody stabs you in the neck with a pencil. arrogant dunce.
now, onto my answer. An A exam feels like you have just been through war. you should emotionally drained. your head should feel a little "in the clouds". not that its a brain dump, but you should feel as if every single issue you spotted, you analyzed as if your life depended on it. ALSO, you should feel as if u didn't get to every issue. Thats one thing, if u know ur stuff, you will obviously see things that you should address perhaps in passing, although not have time to go back and address it more fully, because your analysis on the other "meatier" issues took up your time. Its kind of hard to explain. some people say that the A's they have gotten, they felt the worst right after the exam because of some issues they didn't address.
Congrats mp. You deserve mad props on the Torts grade. Listening to what you were saying, I was pretty confident that you had done well. I've found the LEEWS system to be very helpful for myself as well.
Oh, and every 2L who was slamming you is just as much an arrogant prick for assuming they know more than you.
If you are now aware that you were thinking it, was it really a subconscious thought? Shouldn't it beyond the reach of voluntary recall?
Partner tracks differ between firms. Some firms take longer than others, some firms will make you a non-equity partner first.
I worked my 1L summer at a midlaw firm of maybe 300 lawyers that had a very interesting system- almost every attorney made partner after 6 years. That meant, though, that when someone made partner they didn't make a whole boatload of money.
At the time I was younger and stupider and I thought this system was lame. I changed my mind now though- 1st year partners were still pretty well compensated, the hours weren't as grueling as a lot of other firms, the system made everything collegial, and it was really the kind of place where you could actually have a career. Most biglaw places are up or out (and the great majority are out after 5 or 6 years.)
This isn't one of those "free" online tests, like some online IQ tests, where one completes the questions but then must pay to get the result (e.g. score), is it?