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General Board / Class rank - ideas
« on: January 13, 2006, 07:57:37 PM »
All the questions about class rank are starting to annoy me. As far as I know, there are four ways to get your class rank. 1) If grades are published somewhere, you can copy everybody's grades into an Excel spreadsheet and sort by average. 2) You can ask your registrar for your rank 3) You can ask career services or the registrar for the ranking information for the last 1L class. Career services at my school has a letter that explains the curve to employers and includes an estimate of class rank. 4) You can ask a 2L about what the cut-offs were for each rank. They probably know.

Other than that, curves vary so much that you will not know what your rank is just by comparing to other people on this board.

General Board / Re: What to Do with a 1.71 GPA at a <T4
« on: January 13, 2006, 05:19:29 PM »
To the poster above me: The military is not rehab and I would highly discourage anybody for joining for those reasons. I've served with people who joined the military in order to escape a substance abuse problem only to realize that you can't really run away. You can get into big trouble if you're caught drinking at work and may even get stuck with a dishonorable discharge (I've seen it happen).

General Board / Re: What to Do with a 1.71 GPA at a <T4
« on: January 12, 2006, 05:15:19 AM »
Your state bar association probably has a for program law students and attorneys who are battling addiction. You could contact a chapter of your state bar association that is located anywhere; it doesn't have to be in the same town as your school.

General Board / Re: What to Do with a 1.71 GPA at a <T4
« on: January 11, 2006, 08:07:35 PM »
I'm really sorry to hear about your problem. Your state bar association probably has a support organization (totally anonymous) that can help you. You can meet with attorneys who have struggled with addiction and can probably give you better guidance. Any dean at your school should be able to direct you to a good program.

If you're not sure if you can abstain, it might be best to take some time off and concentrate on getting better.

Flash cards and E&E hypos work way better for me than outlining. However, it's an indespensible tool on open-book exams.

Studying and Exam Taking / Re: Grades????
« on: January 10, 2006, 10:23:48 PM »
I'm in the same boat. I thought I was going to fail out, but I did much better than I expected. I guess the key is to harness that first semester fear and work just as hard this semester. :)

Transferring / Re: Transferring and Employers
« on: January 10, 2006, 05:40:18 PM »
Back to information that's a little more practical. Either the registrar or career services should be able to give you some kind of letter that explains the curve to future employers. Get a copy of this letter; you don't have to tell them what it's for. That way, in the unlikely event that your school brushes you off when you transfer and you can't get that information in time for OCI at your new school, you'll have the information handy.

Another thing that you can do is call the schools that have accepted you as a transfer student. Ask them how they handle transfer students and if they have any statistics concerning placement during OCI, and if you even qualify for OCI. I would think that this would be a huge factor that will determine where you decide to transfer, anyway.

I'm considering transferring, and so far the policies from law review selection to financial aid have been all over the map for transfer students. I'm not convinced that there's a uniform standard among career placement offices.

General Board / Re: Ranking
« on: January 10, 2006, 05:28:05 PM »
11300/total class size

General Board / Re: Anyone still looking for summer jobs?
« on: January 09, 2006, 11:11:40 PM »
I hate the internet more and more every day.

General Board / Re: Anyone still looking for summer jobs?
« on: January 09, 2006, 03:13:38 PM »
I thought I was being helpful. Oh well.


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