Even though there is a harsh curve, doesn't the Comprehensive Program they have for the bottom of the class make it almost impossible to fail out? It seems like the school is rather supportive. Any comments?
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I have talked to people that have had a full-time job as well as a family to take care of, while attending law school. One of the people I spoke with told me that she felt many of the students put uneccesary pressure on themselves. She said she used to laugh at many of the kids who would walk into the classroom looking like "zombies" from studying all night. However, I have no idea where she placed in her class. My question is, how hard is it for one to just get by in law school? Thanks!
I see alot of people on this website worrying an awful lot about failing out of law school. However, the lsac wesbite shows statisitcs for each school, and the attrition rate at most law schools seems really low. I think the worst attrition I saw was about 30 students not returning (and that was a really low t4). At the vast majority of schools it is maybe a few students at most. I feel like all law students are those kids in high school that used to complain after a test saying they failed when they know they did fine! I guess im just trying to figure it all out before I enter law school myself. Is failing out something to worry about? If you are focused and on task could it still happen? Statistically it doesnt seem too common but i would like some feeback from current law students. Thanks!
This is the grading curve at a school I am currently considering (Syracuse). It is listed under academic rules on their website. Can someone let me know if this is a reasonable curve for a first year student. Here it is:
- 5% of the grades must be “A”;
- 10% of the grades must be “A-”;
- Remainders can be rounded up to the nearest whole number. For example, in a
class of 24 students, the professor may give two “A”s and three “A-‘s. If
percentages for “A” and “A-“ cannot be met due to tie(s) in raw scores,
percentages for “A” and “A-“ can be reduced, but not enlarged;
- No less than 5% and no more than 10% of the grades must be a combination of
“C-“, “D” and “F”;
- The average of the grades must be in the “B” range (between a 2.90 and a 3.10)
calculated without including grades of “C-” or “D” or “F.”
It seems really hard to get an A but looks like they dont give too many grades below
a C. What do you all think? Do you schools or schools you have heard of have similar
curves or is this a bad deal.