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General Board / Re: Anon LS Dean here taking questions...
« on: January 21, 2006, 07:16:44 PM »

Is this really the case? Are you suggesting they're doing it on purpose? At my school grades are released pretty much at the same time for all years ..

At my school the 2L and 3L grades have been released while the 1L grades are not yet due. 1L grades are due to the registrars office on the last day that a student can request a tuition refund.

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General Board / Re: 2nd Semester - Still Lost?
« on: January 21, 2006, 07:12:53 PM »
Have you tried talking to your first semester professors about your tests? I don't mean ask them to change your grades but ask them what was wrong with your answers. How about you schools academic support office?

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General Board / Re: Anon LS Dean here taking questions...
« on: January 19, 2006, 11:55:41 PM »
Why are 1L grades released weeks after the 2L and 3L grades?

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at my school (3.05 curve) that would put you just below top 10%

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General Board / Re: too much worrying?
« on: January 13, 2006, 04:27:23 PM »
It's not the extreme, its the norm. It's a pretty messed up system that these schools charge 20-30k tuition and then drop a large portion of their classes through forced curves.

T4 schools

http://officialguide.lsac.org/OFFGUIDE/pdf/aba4329.pdf
34% attrition

http://officialguide.lsac.org/OFFGUIDE/pdf/aba6637.pdf
17.6%

http://officialguide.lsac.org/OFFGUIDE/pdf/aba5132.pdf
25.8%

Tier 3 is slightly better however;
http://officialguide.lsac.org/OFFGUIDE/pdf/aba2552.pdf
13.7% (tuition is almost 37,000!!!, estimated cost of living is another 18)

http://officialguide.lsac.org/OFFGUIDE/pdf/aba6872.pdf
13.9%

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General Board / Re: too much worrying?
« on: January 13, 2006, 03:28:56 PM »
Its not really an issue at any top 100 school. At tier 3/4 it is a hell of an issue due to forced curves.

http://officialguide.lsac.org/OFFGUIDE/pdf/aba1796.pdf
24% attrition first eyar, 22% attrition second year according to ABA
340 students not returning for second year

http://officialguide.lsac.org/OFFGUIDE/pdf/aba6824.pdf
20% attrition

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General Board / Re: What to Do with a 1.71 GPA at a <T4
« on: January 11, 2006, 06:58:25 PM »
I know its very difficult thing to do but you need to drop out and get that refund. The amount of debt you have now is manageable with a 30-40k a year job and there is absolutely no guarantee of what grades you will have next semester. The risk is just way too high to take on more loans.

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General Board / Re: Ranking
« on: January 10, 2006, 08:15:12 PM »
My school is on a 3.0 and 3.25 is the cutoff for top 1/3

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This might not be such a bad thing. California Western is a pretty damn expensive school if you are taking out loans and your job prospects are pretty dim coming from there. You might want to reconsider if law is the profession for you. I doubt it gets much more exciting than it was in law school. If you just want to surf and hang out on the beach there are plenty of other jobs in San Diego.

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Studying and Exam Taking / Re: Grades????
« on: December 25, 2005, 02:06:07 AM »
That's so crappy. What if you got all C's and decide to drop out? Well, too late you've already paid for Spring semester and you're a month into it. Not that I think that will happen, but still.

1L grades are delayed so that you can not drop out and get a full tuition reimbursment for the second semester. 2L/3L grades come out several weeks earlier, some schools even have 2L/3L grades available before new years.

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