« on: February 28, 2006, 01:31:18 PM »
besides all of this talk about binaries, shades of greys, etc., there is the issue of the assignment of massive readings that may present problems. Especially for us hard science folk.
I know some well-read people at v. good schools (HYS) who feel that they cannot complete the readings. (200 pages_a_class x 4 classes) + ecs + life_functions = large_number. In fact, it was suggested (seriously) that I learn speed reading before starting. I choose a different route: - how many law readings are available as books on tape?
I would also like to agree with the curve aspect. UG is easy and if one does get a C, who cares? In law school, from what I understand from extensive lurking, a C is the initial symptom of terminal seppuku. But someone has to get those Cs. And if one is doing what they should do and going to a school that will challenge them, then that person could very well be you. I was a grade junkie in UG (sweats, screaming if I though an exam went badly. even worse if I got a bad grade). I assume that I will be a complete mess in LS.
Even at Yale, which I agree would be amazing to attend, students are graded on the Honors/Pass/Low Pass/Failure system (I think that those are the designations) so while Yale itself doesn't rank there are ranking issues. One cannot float when one gets in, especially if one desires a judicial clerkship (someone can correct me if I am completely wrong).