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Current Law Students / Re: B+ Curve Means What?
« on: January 25, 2007, 06:51:31 AM »
We have a B curve, which means that the average grade is a B.  Having a 3.0 average puts you in about the middle of the class.

Current Law Students / Re: Bottom Half of Class-Job Opportunities?
« on: January 25, 2007, 06:50:31 AM »
Externing for a state court judge isn't the end of the world.  My friend did it her 1L summer, and for 2L summer, is working for the biggest firm in the state. 

YOU make your own opportunities. What you do your 1L summer doesn't dictate the rest of your life.  That's only true if you believe it to be.  Now start networking and get your butt moving!


See, I thik that transfering notes from paper to a computer to be wasted busy work.

My typing is a lot easier for me to read and organize. Again I think that it should just be one of personal responsibility. You want to surf the net, fine, you'll do terrible or look like an idiot when called upon.

Still though, it's not the end of the world and I wouldn't make a fuss about it. HOWEVER if I couldn't type my exam I'd raise some hell.

Me too!

Current Law Students / Re: D in Torts
« on: January 24, 2007, 08:40:33 AM »
This is not the end of the world.  Think about what would happen if you use this experience to improve and get all A's for the rest of your time in law school.  Will the D matter then?  Probably not.

It sounds like you didn't take enough timed practice tests.  This is essential for learning how to manage time during exams.  Start collecting practice exams now, and maybe even see your current professors about getting more of them.  I would also see the prof who gave you the D to see if your first answers were good, and to determine whether the bad grade was due to running out of time, or to some other factor. 

I know that it's hard to get a D, but you can come back from it.  Chin up!

Current Law Students / Re: Do Grade Mistakes Happen?
« on: January 21, 2007, 06:24:56 PM »
Wow - one would think that with so much on the line, that grades would be checked and re-checked....especially since they take so long to come out!

My torts prof had this policy, and I actually thought it contributed to better class discussion.  I missed it when certain questions came up and I couldn't look them up on the internet.  All in all, I don't think it was a big deal not to have it.

Current Law Students / Re: question
« on: January 19, 2007, 10:49:36 AM »
I would talk to some alumni of your school who did well and find out what they have done.  This should let you know what is possible.  Keep in mind that a lot of your success job hunting depends on you...not your school's rank or whatever.  Wow them with your professionalism and personality and you will be fine.

Current Law Students / Re: Law School Prep Courses.....lame or essential?
« on: January 18, 2007, 11:29:24 AM »
I didn't take one, but if you have the time and the money, why not?  It probably can't hurt.  That being said, my friend is #8 in her 2L class and didn't take one.  My Friend Al was #6 when she graduated and didn't take one.  I don't think it's necessary at all, but if I had been rich and didn't work before I started LS, I might have taken one.

Current Law Students / Re: Thinking about leaving Law School.
« on: January 18, 2007, 11:13:53 AM »
I agree rev.  I worked like crazy (and did a lot of volunteering) while I got my BA.  I decided to quit my job in order to truly be involved and part of my law school's community.  I don't regret it at all. 

Current Law Students / Re: S C R E W E D !!!!!!!!!!1
« on: January 18, 2007, 11:00:43 AM »
I think that I would feel panicked and trapped to if I had poor grades, and I understand that you haven't had time to reflect coherently on your options.  Transferring is a bad idea.  Just figure out where you went wrong and do better next time.  Seek help from your school.  They can put you in touch with 2Ls or 3Ls who may be able to work with you a bit.

Mostly, DON'T GIVE UP!  If this is your dream, make it happen!

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