« on: February 27, 2006, 11:02:18 AM »
Well, my lawschool is really, really, REALLY rough on grading. Our curve is hell, and an 85 will put you at top 40-30%.
I will say this, My favorite class was also my lowest grade, at a C. After talking to the professor, he said that my analysis was good, but the wear and tear of the test got to me. The test was a 24 hour take home. at 12th hour all of us were finishing the first Q we decided to do. I ended up with a C bc at the last Q I basically just laid out the rule and application, which ended up screwing me in the end, bc he said my first two questions were stellar and near top score. I got tired, and the test beat me. I am not all that daunted though.
My torts grade was best, and I was near the top of the class (10). It was a traditional exam though, sitting in the room with the little exam books. I honestly prefer those bc you dont second guess yourself with the material the way that you are led to do with an open book, IMO.
My other grade fell right about mid-line and got me a B avg.
So really, I think that the C you got isnt going to KILL your chances, nor will it make you unemployable. As said above, after 5 years, all thats going to matter is your last case and your ability to do your job; grades wont mean *&^% at that point.