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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: GW: PT or FT
« on: November 23, 2004, 08:24:42 AM »
Eileen works at the CIA!

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: housing
« on: November 22, 2004, 07:50:41 PM »
If my roommate turns off my alarm clock on the day of a test I will kick his ass

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: truth about "no grades"?
« on: November 22, 2004, 07:30:19 PM »
isnt a key question in this exactly what % (if any set %) earn a high pass?  if it is, say 10% or less, then i think absy's pt about it being specifically important for top clerkships and professorships

That would also depend on whether or not they curve right

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: truth about "no grades"?
« on: November 22, 2004, 07:29:46 PM »
I think it has less to do with "not believing in grading" than it has to do with reducing competition and improving quality of life for students

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: truth about "no grades"?
« on: November 22, 2004, 07:20:22 PM »
But it's usually not just A, B, C, D, and F

It's usually A+, A, A-, etc right?

So there is a lot of pressure when you have 13 possible grades, one of which forces you to re-take the course (although in many PhD programs, for example, you can't get less than a B or so twice a year or you'll be kicked out, and you have you keep above a very high average or you're kicked out)

But when you just have 3 possible grades, like high pass/pass/fail, you can relax a lot more, does that make sense?


Of course it's better to have all High Passes, but it's a lot easier to score a High Pass than it is an A+, and a "pass" or even a "low pass" looks better than a D or a D-

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Law School Admissions / Re: J.D. Worthless if not practicing law?
« on: November 22, 2004, 07:03:39 PM »
What med schools?

Some have grades, but the majority use pass/fail or high pass/pass/fail etc

Also it's nearly impossible to fail out of med school...



For some reason MDs are overly-idealized in this country, I think it's because the AMA keeps tight reign on the # of residency positions available each year

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Law School Admissions / Re: J.D. Worthless if not practicing law?
« on: November 22, 2004, 07:02:56 PM »
that's med school in a nutshell

I have two friends in med school, and one that did a phd in bio at nyu and took some classes with med students


Contrary to popular belief, med school is actually quite a breeze, especially when compared to every other doctoral-level graduate degree


Although, to be fair, you have to do an internship and a residency before you can make any real money actually practicing medicine.. but that can be as short as three years, depending on the specialty


I was planning on going into medicine so I spent quite a bit of time looking into these things

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: housing
« on: November 22, 2004, 06:57:30 PM »
On campus

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I think it depends on the class rank you're shooting for :)

If you want to graduate in the top 5% of your class, then you're going to have to put in more time and effort

The smarter you are, the less time and effort you'll have to put in..

The faster you read, the less time you'll have to put in..



Anyway, I'm fairly optimistic.. let's see how things turn out next year :)

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Law School Admissions / Re: J.D. Worthless if not practicing law?
« on: November 22, 2004, 06:02:37 PM »
Med school really isn't bad at all

Most med schools are on pass/fail or high pass/pass/low pass/fail

And if you fail you can take the class again in the summer



You just memorize some biochem, memorize the different parts of the body, do some rotations in the hospital.. not bad for a guaranteed 100k+ a year for the rest of your life, more than double that in some specialties

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